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Extreme Rules Pay-per-veiw[]

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.&nbsp 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 Meltdown or Fusion, which cause matches to be set up between wrestlers on the same show; rarely are interpromotional matches advertised.

History[]

2002[]

Further Information: Backlash (2002)

The fourth event under the Backlash chronology was held on April 21, 2002 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. This was the last Backlash event under the IWF name before the name was changed to World Wrestling Entertainment (IWE). Nine professional wrestling matches were scheduled for the event and one dark match was scheduled before the event began airing live. The theme song was "Young Grow Old" (performed by Creed). The event had an attendance of 12,489. The main event on the card was a singles match for the IWF Undisputed Championship, which saw Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeat Triple K to win the championship.&nbsp Other matches that were scheduled on the event card included a Special Referee match between Martin McAlmond and Steve Johnson with Ric Flair as guest referee. Martin McAlmond won the match. Another match was Keith McAlmond versus KGM for the IWF Intercontinental Championship, which Keith won to become the new Intercontinental champion. Also Matt Borske defeated Chris Gomez in a singles match.

2004[]

Further Information: Backlash (2005)

The 2005 event was held on May 1, 2005 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and had an attendance of 14,000. Backlash 2005 helped IWE increase its pay-per-view revenue by $4.7 million, through ticket sales and pay-per-view buys. The theme song for the event was "Stronger" (performed by Trust Company). Six professional wrestling matches were scheduled for the event. The main event was a singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Jesse Dern and Triple K. Jesse Dern won the match and retained his championship. In addition to the main event the undercard featured a Last Man Standing match between Chris Gomez and Kevin Hunter, which Chris Gomez won after Hunter was unable to get to his feet before the referee's count to ten and a Tag team match between the team of Ryan Barnhart and Hulk Hogan facing Nick Pollington and Junior, which Hogan and Barnhart won.

2007[]

Further Information: Backlash (2007)

The ninth Backlash event was held on April 29, 2007 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the first ever WWE event (with the exception of WrestleMania) that became tri-branded with talent from Meltdown, Fusion!, and XCW. The event had an attendance of 14,500. The theme song for the event was "There and Back Again" (performed by Daughtry). Six professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the card with one dark match taking place before the event went live. The main event and featured match on the Meltdown brand was a Fatal Four-Way match for the IWE Championship between champion Dustin Simpson, Kevin McAlmond, Chris Gomez and Ryan Barnhart. Simpson won the match and retained his championship. The featured match on the Fusion! brand was a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship featuring Martin McAlmond and Jesse Dern. The match ended in a no-contest after both wrestlers were unable to get to there feet by the count of ten. Other matches on the event card included the featured match on the XCW brand; Phillip Legg versus Team Bayer (Keith Coleman, Mr. Bayer and Shane Bayer) in a Handicap match for the XCW World Championship. Mr. Bayer won the title and the match for his team after pinning Phillip Legg. The other primary match on the undercard was a singles match between Kevin Hunter and Mikhail Schmalzried for the IWE United States Championship, which Hunter won to retain the championship.

2008[]

Further information: Backlash (2008)

The tenth Backlash event took place on April 27, 2008 at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland in front of 9,000 fans. The event received 200,000 pay-per-view buys, more than the previous year's event, Backlash (2007). Seven professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the event card, which featured a supercard, a scheduling of more than one main event. The featured match from the Meltdown brand was a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match for the IWE Championship. The match featured reigning champion Kevin McAlmond, Triple K, Dustin Simpson and John Goff. The match was won by Triple K and he become the new IWE champion. The other main event featured wrestlers from the Fusion brand, in which reigning World Heavyweight Champion Martin McAlmond defeated Chris Gomez in a regular Singles match to retain the championship.

The featured match from the XCW brand was a singles match for the XCW Championship, in which Chris LeGreca retained his championship against Josh Nuss. The other primary match on the card was a Special Referee match between Ryan Barnhart and Jesse Dern, in which Kris McGowan was the guest referee. Barnhart won the match.

2009[]

Further information: Backlash (2009) The 2009 event was held on April 26, 2009 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The event had an attendance of 8,500. Seven professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the event card with a dark match taking place before the event went live. The main event was a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship between reigning champion Dustin Simpson and Chris Gomez. Gomez won the match and the championship after The Big Marc chokeslammed Simpson through a nearby spotlight and Simpson wasn't able to get to his feet by the count of ten.

Other matches featured on the event card included a six man tag team match for the IWE Championship. The Legacy (Kevin McAlmond, Mark Semmler and Kyle Johnson) faced the reigning champion Triple K, Jesse Dern and Shane Bayer. The Legacy defeated Triple K, Jesse Dern and Bayer meaning McAlmond was the new IWE champion. Also, an "I Quit" match took place featuring Josh Hooper defeating Matt Hooper.

Events[]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event
1 Backlash: In Your House April 25, 1999 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center Steve Johnson (c) versus The Rock for the IWF Championship
2 Backlash (2000) April 30, 2000 Washington, D.C. MCI Center Triple K (c) vs. The Rock for the IWF Championship
3 Backlash (2001) April 29, 2001 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena IWF Champion Steve Johnson and Intercontinental Champion Triple K vs. IWF Tag Team Champions Chris LeGreca and Martin McAlmond
4 Backlash (2002) April 21, 2002 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena Triple K (c) vs. Hulk Hogan for the IWF Unidisputed Championship
5 Backlash (2003) April 27, 2003 Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester Centrum Rob Lesnar (c) vs. Dustin Simpson for the IWE Championship
Coldberg vs. The Rock
6 Backlash (2004) April 18, 2004 Edmonton, Alberta Rexall Place Kevin McAlmond (c) vs. Cactus Jack in a Hardcore match for the Intercontinental Championship
Kevin Hunter (c) vs. Ryan Barnhart vs. Triple K in a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship
7 Backlash (2005) May 1, 2005 Manchester, New Hampshire Verizon Wireless Arena Jesse Dern (c) vs. Triple K for the IWE World Heavyweight Championship
8 Backlash (2006) April 30, 2006 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena KVJ vs. Junior Remeriz for the Money in the Bank contract and Intercontinental Championship
Dustin Simpson (c) vs. Edge vs. Triple K in a Triple Threat match for the IWE Championship
9 Backlash (2007) April 29, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Phillips Arena Dustin Simpson (c) vs. Ryan Barnhart vs. Kevin McAlmond vs. Edge in a Fatal Four Way Match for the IWE Championship
10 Backlash (2008) April 27, 2008 Baltimore, Maryland 1st Mariner Arena Kevin McAlmond (c) vs. Triple K vs. John Goff vs. Dustin Simpson in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match for the IWE Championship
11 Backlash (2009) April 26, 2009 Providence, Rhode Island Dunkin' Donuts Center Dustin Simpson (c) vs. Edge in a Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
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