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WWE Extreme Rules Results
Sunday, May 19, 2013
From Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The Miz b. Cody Rhodes
Chris Jericho b. Fandango w/Summer Rae
Welcome to the 2013 WWE Extreme Rules Pre-Show, I’m Richard Gray and I’m going to provide an ongoing recap. Sean Hopkins will take over at the top of the hour. Cue the WWE open and “Live it Up” by Airbourne as they show crowd shots. Renee Young is the host of a panel including WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Titus O’Neil and WWE hall of Famer Mick Foley.
Titus O’Neil criticizes Barrett for wearing a t-shirt because he and Foley are in ties. Young is wearing a dress. O’Neil says he didn’t signup to be here commentating and would rather be in the ring. Foley says this is one of his favorite nights of the year. Foley says, please let the record show that it’s Wade Barrett that’s underdressed.
Wade Barrett is most anticipating Randy Orton vs. Big Show Extreme Rules bout. Barrett puts over the fact they’re in Orton’s hometown of St. Louis. O’Neil is looking forward to the strap match between Sheamus and Mark Henry. He puts over the strength of Mark Henry. Foley puts over the choices of his colleagues but says he’s looking forward to the Last Man Standing match between John Cena and Ryback for the WWE Championship. Young cues a recap video of Cena vs. Ryback and the Ryback heel turn.
Renee Young asks each panel member what they think of Cena vs. Ryback. Mick Foley says no one is tougher than John Cena but he doesn’t know if there is a way for him to win with the injured Achilles tendon. O’Neil says the experience plus injury is not of equal value. Foley says Cena may have reached the peak of his career in terms of personal goals. Foley says the match may be a case of who wants it more and he has to believe Ryback wants it more. Wade Barrett says he doesn’t think the fact that Cena beat The Rock at Wrestlemania 29 is going to have any impact on tonight’s bout. He says it’s Ryback’s to win. The plug a Facebook poll, asking viewers What will be the most Extreme Match of the Night?
I lost the feed and reloaded the page. We’re still stuck on the poll. Heading over to Yahoo, Cody Rhodes and The Miz is underway.
- Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz
Cody Rhodes, mustache and all is in control with a two count on The Miz. He’s stomping away on the former WWE Champion’s midsection. Rhodes whips him off the ropes and puts an abdominal stretch on him on the mat. The crowd tries to get behind Miz as he gets to his feet. He tries to battle out.
Miz ends up rolling up Rhodes but Rhodes kicks out and counters. He gets a cover of his own for a two count. Rhodes applies a leglock on the mat. They both get up and exchange offense. Miz comes out ahead, delivering a boot to Cody’s face. Miz pumps the crowd and runs at Cody in the corner. Cody tries to count but is covered for two. Miz counters, Cody does as well.
It’s back and forth with Miz trying to go for the Figure Four. Rhodes tries to hit Cross Rhodes. Rhodes goes off the ropes but Miz locks in the Figure Four leglock. He’s got it locked and Rhodes taps.
Winner via submission The Miz
After the match, Miz gets on the ropes and pumps the crowd. We go to Extreme Rules moments, #1 from last year between Brock Lesnar and John Cena.
Back live, Renee Young gets the final thoughts from the panel as the announcers are introduced to the live crowd. Jerry Lawler gets a monster pop as he was introduced after Michael Cole and JBL. Mick Foley talks up how intense Triple H’s rivalry that Brock Lesnar has become. He says Lesnar has one task at hand, to destroy Triple H. Young wraps up the show and encourages viewers to tune in for the Post-Show.
We get a video package to open the show. It highlights the main feuds heading into tonight, especially John Cena vs. Ryback, Triple H vs. Lesnar, and the ‘Extreme’ theme of tonight’s show.
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