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WWE Extreme Rules 2021 live stream: how to watch, start time match card and results

SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair, who will face off at WWE Extreme Rules 2021
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The WWE Extreme Rules 2021 live stream is here, and it looks plenty interesting and mightily peculiar. And since we're watching the show at home, we're updating the results section below.

First, though, two pieces of breaking news. After a scuffle broke out backstage, we've got a new match added to the card: The New Day (WWE Champion Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) vs Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and Omos. The other thing we're hearing: Liv Morgan vs. Carmella is now a pre-show match  (first reported by PWInsider, before Fightful Select confirmed that report).

WWE Extreme Rules 2021 start times

Extreme Rules main card: Today (Sunday, Sept. 26) started at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
The Kickoff show ran at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

But at the time of publishing we have only one Extreme Rules match. You might as well call it WWE Extreme Rule. That hardcore match will be one of the night's main events, where Roman Reigns defends his Universal Championship against "The Demon" Finn Bálor.

And that's a weird match on its own. It's hard to think that Reigns would come close to losing his title, but it's even harder to think WWE would bring back "The Demon" gimmick just to lose (when he hasn't lost in the facepaint since Samoa Joe beat him in June 2016).

The best case scenario is that the match goes weird for Balor in such a way that he can at least get some character development. The Demon takes over, for example, and doesn't let Finn come back. We're not saying some supernatural stuff like Alexa Bliss is doing, but maybe Finn just is subsumed by that side of himself. 

Elsewhere on the card, Bianca Belair is trying to get her SmackDown Women's Championship back from Becky Lynch. She lost the title at SummerSlam 2021, in one of the more depressing and deflating matches we've ever seen live (yes, we were there). Becky, now a heel, is giving us vibes that suggest she'll somehow evade taking on The EST in a full one-on-one match. That said, if we actually get that match, and they get time, it could be the best WWE match in a while.

Elsewhere on the card, Damian Priest defends the US Championship against Sheamus and Jeff Hardy, in a match that's technically an Extreme Rules match because there are no disqualifications in a triple threat. 

Charlotte defends her title against Alexa, and we actually think Miss Bliss has a chance. The Street Profits are taking on The Usos, in another title match where the challengers (Dawkins and Ford) have a chance.

How to watch WWE Extreme Rules live streams with a VPN

While Peacock is available all across the U.S. and the WWE Network is still the standard around the world, WWE Extreme Rules live streams can get a bit confusing. You might want to check out a VPN if you can't watch with the service you normally use. 

International audiences will be pretty jealous of U.S. audiences, which will save up to 50% by switching to Peacock (unless you get the no-ads tier at $9.99 per month).

The best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds.

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WWE Extreme Rules live streams in the U.S. are cheaper

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The only place to watch WWE Extreme Rules in the U.S. is Peacock!

There's no need to pay for the ad-free tier for WWE live events, as there are always ads in the live editions of Peacock programming. 

Peacock

In addition to the WWE live streams, Peacock also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

WWE Extreme Rules streams in the UK and around the world

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The rest of the world will grab WWE Extreme Rules live streams on the WWE Network, for a higher price — closer to the $9.99 that Americans used to pay. 

That said, don't expect this to last forever. Peacock is expanding internationally later in 2021, so you might be watching WWE events without the Network no matter where you live.

While those in the States pay less now, there is less content available — and the ad breaks are weird — so it's a monkey's paw situation on getting that discount.

WWE Extreme Rules card and results

Predicted winners are in bold.

  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. “The Demon” Finn Bálor for the Universal Championship
  • Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
  • Damian Priest (c) pinned Sheamus to retain the United States Championship in a triple threat match with Jeff Hardy
  • Charlotte Flair (c) defeated Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship
  • The Usos (c) defeated The Street Profits to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
  • The New Day (WWE Champion Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) defeated Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and Omos, with Big E pinning Lashley
  • Liv Morgan defeated Carmella (kickoff show)

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Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.