The 2009 edition of WWE Extreme Rules came to you, live on pay-per-view, from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA.
Quick Match Results
- United States Championship: Fatal 4-Way: Kofi Kingston (c) def. MVP, Matt Hardy, & William Regal by pinning William Regal following Trouble In Paradise to retain.
- Intercontinental Championship: No Holds Barred: Chris Jericho def. Rey Mysterio (c) by roll-up after unmasking Rey Mysterio to win the Intercontinental Title.
- Samoan Strap Match: CM Punk def. Umaga
- ECW Championship: Hardcore Triple Threat Match: Tommy Dreamer def. Christian (c) & Jack Swagger by pinning Jack Swagger following the Dreamer DDT to win the ECW Title.
- Title of "Miss WrestleMania": Handicap Hog Pen Match: Santina Marella def. "Miss WrestleMania" Vickie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero by pinning Vickie Guerrero to become the undisputed "Miss WrestleMania".
- WWE Championship: Steel Cage Match: Batista def. Randy Orton (c) by pin following the Batista Bomb to win the WWE Title.
- Submission Match: John Cena def. Big Show with a rope-assisted STF.
- World Heavyweight Championship: Ladder Match: Jeff Hardy def. Edge (c) to win the World Heavyweight Title.
- World Heavyweight Championship: CM Punk def. Jeff Hardy (c) by pin following the GTS to win the World Heavyweight Title.
- World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match
- World Heavyweight Championship
- Intercontinental Championship
- ECW Championship
- Samoan Strap Match
- United States Championship
- WWE Championship
- Submission Match
- Handicap Hog Pen Match
The opening match of the night saw new United States Champion Kofi Kingston make his first successful title defense as he defeated MVP, Matt Hardy, & William Regal in a Fatal 4-Way Match.
In a challenge laid down by Rey Mysterio, "The Masked Marvel" would defend the Intercontinental Title in a No Holds Barred Match against Chris Jericho. Unfortunately for Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho delivered on his two promises for the match- he took the Intercontinental Title and unmasked Rey Mysterio! Rey was set to retain his Intercontinental Title against Jericho when he went for the 619. However, Jericho caught Rey and pulled the mask off of Mysterio. Jericho capitalized on Rey’s embarrassment by rolling up Rey to become a record-breaking nine time Intercontinental Champion! Jericho has unmasked and embarrassed Rey Mysterio, how will Rey respond to the ultimate humiliation?
In a match clearly favoring Umaga, the Samoan Strap Match, "Mr. Money-in-the-Bank" CM Punk was able to pull off what many thought to be impossible when he was able to drag Umaga by the strap and touch all four corners to defeat "The Samoan Savage" in a vicious match.
Then it was time to decide the ECW Championship as Christian defended the title in a Hardcore Triple Threat Match against "The All-American American" Jack Swagger & the "ECW Original" Tommy Dreamer, who vowed to walk out of ECW if he did not win the ECW Title. Dreamer used his advantage in the unpredictable hardcore contest to pin Jack Swagger and realize his dream of becoming ECW Champion one more time! Now that Dreamer has won the ECW Title at last, how long can he remain champion? When will the former champion, Christian, seek his rematch?
Santina Marella was looking to get "dirty" as she looked to become the undisputed holder of the "Miss WrestleMania" Title by taking on the reigning "Miss WrestleMania" Vickie Guerrero in a disgusting Hog Pen Match. Being the General Manager of RAW, Vickie changed the match at the last minute, making it a Handicap Hog Pen Match; where she would be joined by her nephew, Chavo Guerrero. Santina was able to embarrass both Guerreros by pinning Vickie and becoming the undisputed "Miss WrestleMania".
Batista promised to take everything away from WWE Champion Randy Orton and it would begin at Extreme Rules. After seeing his best friend and mentor, Ric Flair, punted in the head by Randy Orton this past Monday on RAW, "The Animal" was ready to unleash on Randy Orton inside the confines of a Steel Cage. Batista dominated Orton and hit the Batista Bomb to win the WWE Title! Batista has completed "phase one" of his plan to destroy Orton’s "legacy" by taking the WWE Title from "The Viper". Now that Batista is the WWE Champion, what will he take from Orton next?
John Cena was able to overcome the odds, and physics, to make "The World’s Largest Athlete" Big Show tap out in their Submission Match. Cena used the ropes to his advantage to successfully lock in the STF and successfully make the giant tap out. How will Big Show respond to tapping out to John Cena? Has Cena finally got Big Show off his back?
The World Heavyweight Championship was literally up for grabs in a Ladder Match between two ladder veterans, World Heavyweight Champion Edge & "The Extreme Enigma" Jeff Hardy. In a grueling match that led broken bodies and broken ladders in its’ wake, the ever innovative Jeff Hardy left Edge helplessly trapped in the ladder while Jeff brought the World Heavyweight Title into his possession and become the new World Heavyweight Champion! Jeff proved that he was the king of the Ladder Match by vanquishing Edge and taking the World Heavyweight Title. When will Edge request his rematch for the title? How long can Jeff hang on to the World Heavyweight Title?
We would not have to wait long to find out the answer to that particular question as Jeff Hardy’s celebration was cut short by CM Punk, who cashed in his Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity on the new champion! Jeff gave a valiant effort to keep his title, but CM Punk had picked his spot and refused to walk out of New Orleans empty handed. CM Punk hit the GTS and, for the second year in a row, successfully "cashed it in" to win the World Heavyweight Title! CM Punk shocked the world by cashing in his title opportunity after an extreme Ladder Match between two ladder specialists, how will the two former champions, Edge & Jeff Hardy, respond to losing the World Heavyweight Title? How long can CM Punk survive now that he is the World Heavyweight Champion? What kind of obstacles can the new champion expect to run into?