Created as a WWE Pay Per View where every single match has some sort of stipulation, Extreme Rules does not have a long history, with the first one airing in 2009. However, it has become a yearly tradition since then, and several incarnations of the PPV have been considered some of WWE’s best shows. In its relatively short existence as a PPV, Extreme Rules has provided some incredibly memorable moments, a few under-rated classics, and even some of the very best matches of that particular year. Here are a few of the very best matches to take place on the one night a year where WWE goes to the extreme.
10. Hornswoggle vs El Torito – Wee-LC, 2014
There is no way that anyone would have considered a comedy ladder match between two midget wrestlers to be on any sort of list of great matches, but we’re here to tell you that this might actually be one of the best things we’ve ever seen in wrestling. While Hornswoggle has never been anything resembling a wrestler, El Torito was an accomplished luchador before coming to WWE, at one point taking over the role of the legendary Mascarita Sagrada (before settling into a new character known as Mascarita Dorada), which meant that the match actually had a decent amount of skill involved. This was combined with WWE going all out for the presentation of the match, even going so far as to include a commentary desk made up of little people (who were, obviously, better than what we usually get these days). For additional fun, Los Matadores and 3MB made their presence felt in the matches, and even took their share of dangerous bumps that elevated the match beyond pure comedy. It was fun, it was well-put together, it certainly deserved to be more than a throwaway pre-show match, and you should definitely give it a watch when you have a chance.