WWE Extreme Rules 2011
May 1, 2011 – Tampa, Florida
Announcers: Josh Matthews & Booker T & Jerry Lawler + Michael Cole
[REVIEWED BY BRAD DYKENS]
Randy Orton defeated C.M. Punk (Last Man Standing Match)
Kofi Kingston defeated Sheamus (WWE United States Title Tables Match)
Michael Cole & Jack Swagger beat Jerry Lawler & Jim Ross (Country Whipping Match)
Rey Mysterio defeated Cody Rhodes (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
Layla El defeated Michelle McCool (Loser Leaves WWE Match)
Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Title Ladder Match)
Big Show & Kane defeated Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson (WWE Tag Team Titles)
John Cena beat The Miz and John Morrison (Steel Cage Match for WWE Championship)
LAST MAN STANDING MATCH
Randy Orton defeated C.M. Punk: C.M. Punk brought the New Nexus out to the ring but the Anonymous RAW General Manager chimed in with an emailing ordering them to return to the locker room. Orton whacked Punk repeatedly with a kendo stick and then hit him with an RKO. Punk could not answer the 10 count! Excellent 20 minute match.
WWE UNITED STATES TITLE TABLES MATCH
Kofi Kingston defeated Sheamus to win the WWE United States title: Sheamus was drafted to SmackDown!, so he was threatening to take the title with him. Kofi was drafted to RAW, so he saved the day by winning the title and keeping it with the brand.
INTERVIEW: R-Truth is promising to screw John Morrison during the triple threat steel cage match later for the WWE championship.
COUNTRY WHIPPING MATCH
Michael Cole & Jack Swagger defeated Jerry Lawler & Jim Ross: Michael Cole came out wearing bubble wrap to protect him from head to toe. Eventually the bubble wrap came off and Cole got whipped. Lots of foolishness culminating in Cole rolling up Ross for the 1-2-3.
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH
Rey Mysterio defeated Cody Rhodes: They brawled all over the arena doing spots in strange locations until making it to the ring. Rey spewed mist in Cody’s face, then hit the 619, followed by the Springboard Splash for the win!
LOSER LEAVES WWE NO-DQ DIVAS MATCH
Layla El defeated Michelle McCool: After the match, Kharma (aka Amazing Kong) came to the ring to destroy LayCool. They showed all the Divas backstage freaking out.
LADDER MATCH FOR THE VACANT WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez & Brodus Clay) to win the vacant World Heavyweight title: Edge drove into the arena and honked his horn, distracting Alberto and allowing Christian to dump him over the ropes and climb the ladder and snatch the belt! Edge celebrated with Christian.
WWE TAG TEAM TITLE LUMBERJACK MATCH
The Big Show & Kane defeated The Corre (Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) to retain the WWE Tag Team titles: All of the Lumberjacks were jabronis except for Santino, Evan Bourne, Heath Slater, and Justin Gabriel.
STEEL CAGE MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP
John Cena defeated Mike “The Miz” Mizanin (c) w/Alex Riley and John Morrison to retain the WWE Championship: John Morrison was about to escape the cage and win but R-Truth attacked him and forced him back inside. Truth destroyed Morrison in the ring and then took down Cena with an Ax-kick. Truth then climbed over the top of the cage to prove that he would have won if he was a participant of the match. Miz went for a Skull Crushing Finale on Cena from the top rope but it was blocked. Cena reversed it into an Attitude Adjustment on Miz from the top rope! Cena pinned the Miz to win his 10th WWE championship!
ANNOUNCEMENT: After the match, and after the PPV went off the air, John Cena announced to the crowd that during the show, Barack Obama had announced on TV that Osama Bin Laden had been killed! The crowd erupted in chants of USA!