IWE Extreme Rules
IWE Extreme Rules is a professional wrestling event produced annually by International Wrestling Entertainment, a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available only through pay-per-view (PPV). The name of the event stems from term "Extreme Rules," which IWE uses to refer to its bouts that are contested under hardcore wrestling regulations; defunct–Xtreme Championship Wrestling (XCW) originally used the term to describe the regulations for all of its bouts. The event name was established in 2009; however, its theme began with its predecessor, One Night Stand (est. 2005), which was promoted originally as an XCW reunion show. After two years, IWE promoted the show as one of its own regular PPV events and kept the XCW concept of Extreme Rules matches. In 2009, IWE renamed the One Night Stand event to IWE Extreme Rules. The 2009 Extreme Rules event was noted by IWE to be a direct continuation of the One Night Stand chronology. However, the 2010 event was later promoted as only the second event under a new chronology, one that is no longer a direct continuation of the One Night Stand event. In 2010 the event was rescheduled to April, moving from June and replacing Backlash in its slot.
Since its origin under the One Night Stand name, the event has been held only in indoor arenas in the United States. Each event features distinct matches that carry some variation of hardcore rules. Championship bouts are scheduled on every card, with the lower-tier titles featured on the undercard and the top-tier featured on the main card. Under the Brand Extension, IWE assigns its performers to either Raw or SmackDown, which cause matches to be set up between wrestlers on the same show; rarely are interpromotional matches advertised.
Dates and venues
|Extreme Rules (2009)||June 7, 2009||New Orleans, Louisiana||New Orleans Arena||Chris Gomez vs. Josh Hooper in a Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
Josh Hooper (c) vs. Justin Eldridge for the World Heavyweight Championship
|Extreme Rules (2010)||April 25, 2010||Baltimore, Maryland||1st Mariner Arena||Dustin Simpson (c) vs. Jesse Dern in a Last Man Standing Match for the IWE Championship|
|Extreme Rules (2011)||May 1, 2011||Tampa, Florida||St. Pete's Times Forum||Joe Smith (c) vs. Joe Linderman vs. Dustin Simpson in a Steel Cage Triple Threat match for the IWE Championship|