Despite the anything goes nature of the bout, Styles tried to employ traditional grappling methods to take control shortly after the opening bell. At its best, the pay-per-view was an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. The 2016 Extreme Rules event was the eighth event under the Extreme Rules chronology and was the last before the reintroduction of the brand extension in July, where WWE again split their roster between the Raw and SmackDown brands, represented by the shows of the same name. However, Reigns was in no mood for catch-as-catch-can exchange, instead opting to pummel Styles with hard clotheslines and a jumping knee to the face. The challenger then springboarded into the air, aiming to connect with the Phenomenal Forearm, but flew straight into a Spear, which allowed Reigns to pin Styles and retain the title.A battle-worn Reigns was able to clutch his title, but only for a moment, until The Architect made his return.
Our review team runs down the card, results, and surprises from Extreme Rules! ET, live on the WWE Network.You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion looked to have the bout won, but The Big Dog and The Phenomenal One compete in a knockdown, drag out match with no rules for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.Styles emerged from the fray and countered another Spear, driving Reigns into the canvas with a Styles Clash. A furious Styles unleashed his rage on all three members of The Bloodline, demolishing them with a chair. In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated AJ Styles in an Extreme Rules match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, before Seth Rollins made his return from an WWE Extreme Rules Results – May 22, 2016 – The 2016 WWE Extreme Rules Kickoff pre-show opens up with fans filing into the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Natalya (Submission Match) The clobbering forced The Phenomenal One to change his game plan on the fly, introducing a steel chair into the bout before the action spilled out into the WWE Universe.See images from Roman Reigns and AJ Styles' Extreme Rules Match over the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match at WWE Extreme Rules 2016, including Seth Rollins' surprise return. The matches resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed The tag team tournament to determine the #1 contender match for the In the last two minutes of the match, Reigns kicked out of a Styles Clash, then Styles gave Reigns a second Styles Clash onto a chair. However, Reigns was in no mood for catch-as-catch-can exchange, instead opting to pummel Styles with hard clotheslines and a jumping knee to the face. WWE Extreme Rules 2016 results: Seth Rollins returns after Roman Reigns retains A shocking return made a lot of expected results palatable at WWE Extreme Rules on Sunday night They hype tonight’s show. Despite the anything goes nature of the bout, Styles tried to employ traditional grappling methods to take control shortly after the opening bell. The matches resulted from … … WWE NXT results, Aug. 26, 2020: Kross relinquishes NXT Title, teeing up huge 4-Way next Tuesday Styles covered Reigns after fighting off one of the Usos, but Reigns kicked out again.
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The high amount of punishment AJ Styles received during the main event was also highlighted. Styles attempted a Phenomenal Forearm, only for Reigns to spear him in mid-air to retain the title. Of course, the nine-time Intercontinental Champion may be conniving, but that doesn’t mean he’s not tough. However, the champion’s brief respite also gave the challenger time to recover and connect with a Phenomenal Forearm that brought the sold-out crowd to its feet.When the battle returned to ringside, Styles realized how ruthless he needed to be to walk out of New Jersey with WWE’s biggest prize.