WWE Extreme Rules 2012 Results
Night WWE goes extreme.
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WWE Extreme Rules 2012 on Pay-Per-View
AllState Arena in Chicago, Il.
April 29, 2012
YouTube Preshow: Santino Marella def. The Miz to retain the WWE United States Championship. How Miz has fallen...Why give him the win at WrestleMania then?
1. Randy Orton def. Kane in a Falls Count Anywhere match. This feud absolutely sucked but the back-and-forth brawl, physicality, fun counters, and extremely hot crowd made for a damn good match. Time to move Mr. RKO onto bigger and better things. He really is one of the best workers on the planet right now. Props to Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T for making this match seem like a war, even if they normally haven't done such a great job. And yes, Zack Ryder interfered against Kane and he got killed.
John Laurinaitis and Eve Torres celebrated Johnny's first PPV as official GM. Teddy Long looked miserable.
Brodus Clay is out with Hornswoggle and his gorgeous Funkettes Naomi and Cameron.
2. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger) def. Brodus Clay.
Crowd is clearly behind Ziggler. Good. He deserves better than this garbage feud. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop him from getting jobbed to a lesser performer.
3. Intercontinental Championship Tables match: Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes
They show a preshow clip of when the wheel was spun backstage to decide the stipulation. Tons of YES YES YES chants. Cody chants. Boos for Show. Big Show set up a table. He tried coming into the ring, but Rhodes tripped him and he stepped through the table. Show's facial expression was great here. Of course, they make Rhodes look like a geek and he spears Rhodes after he regains the title. Crowd boos him and chants NO NO NO NO. Show gorilla presses Rhodes and throws him out of the ring through the table. Way to bury a guy.
Winner and new
Jobber IC champion: Cody Rhodes
WWE officials try to help him up to his feet. He gets up on his own power, selling the injury and sadness. The crowd pops big for him as he savors his gold.
Daniel Bryan insults Matt Striker backstage and cuts a heel promo that gets some boos.
4. World Heavyweight Championship Two out of Three Falls: Sheamus (C) vs. Daniel Bryan.
We got a very good video package before the match. Despite Bryan's promo, he got the biggest pop of the night so far. AJ Lee was stalking him backstage, so she could play a role in this match. Crowd hates Sheamus. Sheamus actually wore an 18 seconds shirt to the ring. That could describe his sex life. Cole has brought up Twitter more times than I'd like one hour into this PPV. Sheamus actually put Bryan in a Dean Malenko Texas Cloverleaf submission. Bryan escaped and nearly cradled him for the first fall.