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WWE Extreme Rules 2014 results

According to a May 4 report from Fansided, the results are in from the WWE Extreme Rules special event that went down at the Izod Center in New Jersey. The event kicked off with a WeeLC bout pitting fast-rising striker El Torito against promotional fan favorite Hornswoggle.

John Cena battled Bray Wyatt at WWE Extreme Rules
John Cena battled Bray Wyatt at WWE Extreme Rules
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El Torito was beaten down with a steel chair during the bout, and the crowd was into it from the start. Hornswoggle gained the upper hand as he climbed up a ladder and jumped onto his opponent in the opening minutes of the round. However, El Torito would reign supreme in the contest.

The opening bout of WWE Extreme Rules 2014 concluded with El Torito landing his signature move through the announcer's table on Hornswoggle for the winning pin. El Torito's victory wrapped up the opening card of WWE Extreme Rules 2014. The opening bout of the WWE Extreme Rules main card featured Cesaro, Rob Van Dam and Jack Swagger in a triple-threat match.

Van Dam has been getting a huge push lately, but Cesaro went home with the upset victory. Van Dam landed a power bomb on Cesaro, and it seemed like he would get the win. However, Cesaro rallied back by pummeling Van Dam and ultimately pumping up the crowd by swinging Swagger in a circle.

Later in the WWE Extreme Rules main card, Alexander Rusev continued his push into the mainstream with a decisive win over R-Truth and Xavier Woods. Rusev, who was accompanied by Lana, has been getting a lot of attention from WWE Universe since his debut at this year's Royal Rumble. The WWE clearly wants Rusev to get over with the fans, and their wish appears to have been granted.

Rusev has fast strikes for a man of his size, and WWE fans are starting to notice his elite skills. If he continues at this pace, WWE Universe might see Rusev on a main card at Wrestlemania before long. Next up on the WWE Extreme Rules 2014 bill, Big E put his Intercontinental Championship Belt on the line against Bad News Barrett.

Not surprisingly, Big E was defeated by Barrett after 15 minutes of frenzied action. Barrett received the title shot after winning the WWE's recent No. 1 contender's tournament, and he made good of the opportunity by taking out Big E. Barrett is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, and he became one again at this year's WWE Extreme Rules.

Later on the WWE Extreme Rules card, The Shield battles Evolution in a six-man tag-team bout, and John Cena fights Bray Wyatt inside a steel cage. Wyatt has been trying for months to unleash Cena's inner beast, and Extreme Rules is the perfect event to get the job done.

Since weapons such as steel chairs are allowed, it's pretty clear the WWE might script Cena to turn heel during his match against Wyatt. Time will tell how the situation plays out, but most WWE fans expect Cena to finally reveal his inner demons during Extreme Rules.

Also on the WWE Extreme Rules 2014 bill, new WWE Divas champ Paige puts her title on the line against Tamina Snuka. Former Divas champ AJ Lee is expected to be out of action on later this summer, so expect Paige to retain the title in this clash. The final bout on the WWE Extreme Rules 2014 card pits Daniel Bryan against Kane.