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Extreme Rules is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It is scheduled to take place on September 26, 2021, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. It will be the 13th event under the Extreme Rules chronology and the first to be held in September. The event was originally scheduled to be held at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, but was relocated due to issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Production

Background

Extreme Rules is an annual gimmick pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event produced by WWE since 2009. The concept of the show is that the event features various matches that are contested under hardcore rules and generally features one Extreme Rules match. The defunct Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion, which WWE acquired in 2003, originally used the "extreme rules" term to describe the regulations for all of its matches; WWE adopted the term and has since used it in place of "hardcore match" or "hardcore rules." The 2020 event was titled as The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, but the title returned to "Extreme Rules" for 2021. The 2021 event will be the thirteenth event under the Extreme Rules chronology and feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands. It was originally scheduled to be held on July 18, 2021, but that date was instead given to Money in the Bank after WWE announced that they would be resuming live touring in mid-July.

The 2020 Extreme Rules event was originally to be held at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, but had to be relocated to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The SAP Center put out an official statement that they would instead host the 2021 event. The venue also announced that there would be no refunds (unless a new date was not determined within 60 days), but tickets purchased would be honored for the following year's event. However, on July 9, 2021, WWE announced that Extreme Rules would take place on September 26, 2021 and would instead be held at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, which was the originally scheduled date and venue for Clash of Champions.

Storylines

The show will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands, while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.

Match Preview

Matches

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Pre-show Panel
Referees

See also

DVD release

  • Vison.jpg [ Extreme Rules 2021 on DVD]

External links

  • Wwe2014.png Extreme Rules 2021 Official Website
  • WWE Network New Logo.jpg [ Extreme Rules 2021 Kickoff Show on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo.jpg [ Extreme Rules 2021 on WWE Network]
  • Cm logo.jpg [ Extreme Rules 2021 Kickoff Show at CAGEMATCH.net]
  • Cm logo.jpg [ Extreme Rules 2021 at CAGEMATCH.net]
Extreme Rules 2021 previews
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