This year’s Extreme Rules was an up and down show with some really good, some not so good, and some fairly uninteresting matches.
Shinsuke Nakamura battles Finn Balor, Xavier Woods faces Otis Dozovic and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat preview for their upcoming tag title match, Dolph Ziggler wants a fight, and Kevin Owens speaks for the WWE Universe in a very good episode of SmackDown Live.
Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler are forced to team up against Heavy Machinery, Samoa Joe wants Kofi Kingston to shake his hand, Apollo Crews looks for revenge on Andrade, and more on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Ziggler attempts to insert himself into the WWE Title match at Extreme Rules on a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.
AJ Styles battles Ricochet in a non-title match to main event an okay but uneven episode of RAW.
Seth Rollins is on a mission to destroy anyone who even thinks about siding with Baron Corbin on a pretty good episode of RAW.
Big E returns (for real this time) in a fine episode of SmackDown Live.
Kofi Kingston faces Kevin Owens in a non-title match, Daniel Bryan and Rowan make a statement, Bayley battles Lacey Evans, Shane McMahon punishes R-Truth for ruining Shane McMahon appreciation night, and more on an okay episode of SmackDown Live.
The Usos face the SmackDown tag champs Daniel Bryan and Rowan in a non-title match on the kickoff for Money in the Bank.
Orton, Andrade, Ali, and Balor face off in a fatal four way preview of Money in the Bank, Paige reveals the new team name for Asuka and Kairi Sane, Kofi Kingston invites Kevin Owens to his own show, and more on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
The wild card rule is used (and broken) again as RAW superstars show up on SmackDown Live to chase some titles.
The WWE Title is defended in a match between two SmackDown superstars as the brand split is fractured by Vince McMahon’s wild card rule.
In the final SmackDown Live before Wrestlemania, Kofi and Bryan sign the title match contract, 18 men and women compete in a huge mixed tag match, The Usos find out what they’ll be doing at Wrestlemania, The Miz takes on SAnitY, Becky Lynch stands on a table, and Kevin Owens brings Orton and Styles together for a fight.
Big E anad Xavier Woods fight for Kofi as they run a tag team gauntlet to send Kofi to Wrestlemania, Asuka has to put her title on the line with no explanation, The Miz wants to add a stipulation to his match with Shane McMahon, and Kurt Angle wants to face AJ Styles during his farewell tour.
Kofi Kingston faces a gauntlet match to try to qualify for Wrestlemania, Sasha Banks and Bayley finally show up on SmackDown to take on The IIconics, The Miz responds to Shane McMahon, and Kevin Owens brings Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair together for a fight in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Kofi Kingston gets an opportunity from Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon explains his actions, Styles and Orton talk out their issues with each other, and more on an episode of SmackDown Live that featured more setup than action.
The Shield joins together for a (possibly) final time, Becky Lynch fight for her Wrestlemania match, Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens get thrown another curve ball, Kofi Kingston gets screwed again, and more on an odd final PPV before Wrestlemania.
R-Truth gets in over his head in his second US Title open challenge, Charlotte invites Becky Lynch to the ring for a friendly chat, Kevin Owens faces Rowan, Ricochet and Aleister Black continue to make their presence felt in the tag division, and more on a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.
Kevin Owens returns on a night that was very bad for Kofi Kingston. Also, the Hardy Boyz came back together to face The Bar, Aleister Black and Ricochet faced Rusev and Nakaura, and R-Truth issued a US Title open challenge.
The NXT invasion continues as Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Aleister Black, and Ricochet all compete in matches. Also, Mandy Rose faces Asuka, and a challenger is named for Daniel Bryan’s WWE Title.