WWE Extreme Rules kicked off with The New Day (WWE Champion Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) taking on Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and Omos. This match wasn’t originally announced for the show until nearly the last moments prior to the show’s start.
The six-man tag brawl started off with Xavier facing down AJ Styles but quickly became a rematch between Lashley and Big E. The match had good action and made sense for the story WWE was trying to tell.
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— WWE (@WWE) September 27, 2021
At the end of the match, a brawl broke out outside the ring before Lashley attempted a blind tag to enter the match only to have Big E send a Lashley spear into AJ Styles before hitting a Big Ending on Lashley to score the win.