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WWE Spoilers: Final Card for Extreme Rules

The 2009 edition of WWE Extreme Rules will come to you, live on pay-per-view, from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA on June 7.

  • World Heavyweight Championship: Ladder Match: Edge (c) Vs. Jeff Hardy
  • WWE Championship: Steel Cage Match: Randy Orton (c) Vs. Batista
  • ECW Championship: Hardcore Triple Threat Match: Christian (c) Vs. Jack Swagger Vs. Tommy Dreamer
  • Submission Match: John Cena Vs. Big Show
  • Intercontinental Championship: No Holds Barred: Rey Mysterio (c) Vs. Chris Jericho
  • United States Championship: Fatal 4-Way: Kofi Kingston (c) Vs. MVP Vs. Matt Hardy Vs. William Regal
  • Samoan Strap Match: Umaga Vs. CM Punk
  • Hog Pen Match for the Title of "Miss WrestleMania": "Miss WrestleMania" Vickie Guerrero Vs. Santina Marella

Match Rules

In the Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Title, Edge or Jeff Hardy must find a way to the World Heavyweight Title belt that will be suspended above the ring. Whoever grabs the title belt and pulls it from it’s hanging position completely will be the champion. There will be no disqualifications and no count-outs.

In the Steel Cage Match for the WWE Title, Randy Orton or Batista can win one of three ways- pinfall, submission, or escaping the cage by climbing over the cage or exiting via the door. There will be no disqualifications and no count-outs.

In the Hardcore Rules Triple Threat Match for the ECW Title, there will be no disqualifications and no count-outs (the rule for all triple threat or fatal 4-way matches unless otherwise stated). In addition to that, pinfalls and submissions will count anywhere.

In the Submission Match, John Cena or Big Show must make the other either tap out or pass out via a submission hold. Pinfalls, disqualifications, and/or count-outs do not matter.

In the No Holds Barred match for the Intercontinental Title, there is literally "no holds barred" as there are no disqualifications and no count-outs. Both competitors can do anything in the match. Pinfalls and submissions must take place in the ring to count.

In the Fatal 4-Way Match for the United States Title, all four men will start in the ring and is every man for himself. There will be no disqualifications and no count-outs. Any competitor can pin another another competitor to win the match and the title. It will be one fall to a finish.

In the Samoan Strap Match, CM Punk and Umaga will be tied to each other via a leather strap attached to their wrists. The only way to win is for a competitor to drag his opponent behind and touch all four corners in succession to win. There are no pinfalls, submissions, disqualifications or count-outs.

In the Hog Pen Match, the two competitors will be in a literal hog pen (with mud and real pigs) set up by the stage. For a competitor to win, he or she must escape the hog pen.

An underlying rule for all these matches is that the referee can opt to stop the match if things get too severe for any of the competitors, but that is a rare occurence; especially for hardcore matches.