WWE EXTREME RULES: Jerry Lawler/Jim Ross vs. Michael Cole/Jack Swagger (Country Whipping Match)
May 1, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Country Whipping Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jim Ross vs. Michael Cole and Jack Swagger
Before the match, Michael Cole talked some trash about Lawler and JR wearing bubble wrap around his body. Josh Mathews mentioned that JR suffered a broken hand and is working through it. We start with Lawler and Swagger. JR slaps the back of Swagger with his whip and Lawler goes after him. Swagger quickly tags in Cole who smiles. Lawler whips Cole and he laughs saying it doesn’t hurt. JR whips Cole as well and Cole continues to laugh. Cole yells, “I’m so much smarter than you!” Lawler drops Cole with a big right hand and removes the bubble wrap. Swagger gets the tag and shoulder charges Lawler in the corner. Swagger ties Lawler’s whip to the second rope and starts kicking/stomping over him. Swagger breaks Lawler free and launches him into the corner with force. Swagger misses his corner splash. JR cheers on Lawler. Lawler with big right hands. Cole walks in and slaps the whip over his back. Lawler smiles and turns around. Swagger with a chop block and then applies the ankle lock. JR starts whipping Swagger from his corner. Swagger breaks the ankle lock. Lawler is up and gives Swagger a DDT. Tag to JR who whips the back of Swagger. JR gets the ankle lock applied on Swagger. Swagger jumps and tags in Cole. Cole says, “Uh, that wasn’t a tag.” The referee signals it was a legal tag. JR tosses Cole in the ring. JR sends Cole into the corner head first. JR gets fired up and clotheslines Cole. JR starts whipping Cole. JR slaps Swagger away. JR gets the ankle lock on Cole and Swagger jumps back in. JR low blows Swagger. JR whips Swagger. Cole with a rollup from behind on JR and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Michael Cole and Jack Swagger
A vignette airs focusing on “L.O.E. – Lack of Entertainment” promoting Over The Limit on Sunday, May 22.
Backstage, Todd Grisham is with John Cena who mentions it has been a while since he was WWE Champion. Cena says it has been since June of last year. He said he has no excuses after tonight being locked in a steel cage with The Miz and John Morrison.
A video package runs focusing on Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes.
* Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes in a Falls Count Anywhere match is up next.