To the Extreme

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April 23, 2010

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- With just days until Extreme Rules, The Straight Edge Society proved to be a cut above Rey Mysterio and Kane, Team Lay-Cool gave the lipstick treatment to Beth Phoenix, Shad Gaspard showed JTG the power of the strap, Chris Jericho nearly suffered Edge's caged wrath, Drew McIntyre treated Matt Hardy to a Scottish stomp and John Morrison pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger.

CM Punk & Luke Gallows def. Rey Mysterio & Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH)
CM Punk and his loyal disciples -- Luke Gallows and Serena -- brandished a barber's chair at ringside, promising to induct a new follower into The Straight Edge Society and shave his head. 

Their explosive match with Rey Mysterio and Kane was intense from beginning to end. As Gallows and The Big Red Monster brawled outside the ring, The Master of the 619 propelled himself off the ropes, directly at The Second City Saint. When Punk caught him in mid-air and tried to execute the Go to Sleep, Mysterio countered, trying to pull his opponent down to the canvas for the pin. But, the resourceful Punk kept his balance, dropping down onto Mysterio's shoulders for the quick victory.

Although Mysterio was unable to dial up the 619, he did kick Punk into the barber's chair after the match. However, before he could continue the hair cut he had started to give Punk on Raw, Serena jumped in between them and allowed her "savior" to escape.

Will CM Punk get his hair shaved off at Extreme Rules?  (Match preview)

Michelle McCool & Layla def. Beth Phoenix & Mickie James (PHOTOS | WATCH)
As Beth Phoenix was busy knocking Women's Champion Michelle McCool from the ring, Layla hit an earth-shattering neckbreaker to triumph over Mickie James. Afterward, Team Lay-Cool mercilessly attacked and humiliated The Glamazon, ramming her into an ironing board before smearing lipstick all over her face.

Who will get swept away in their "Extreme Makeover Match" this Sunday at Extreme Rules? (Match preview)

JTG def. Mike Knox (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Just two days before locking horns with his former Cryme Tyme partner Shad Gaspard in a Strap Match at Extreme Rules (preview), JTG picked up his second win in a row over the master of brutality, Mike Knox. After the bell, Shad -- who had been sitting in at the announce table -- launched another post-match assault, sending a painful message to JTG with a vicious strap attack.

Edge and Chris Jericho confronted each other before Extreme Rules (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Standing inside a steel cage, Chris Jericho described the ways he will use the dreaded structure to end Edge's career at Extreme Rules. Despite The Rated-R Superstar's obviously injured ankle, he emerged with resolve and soon went on the extreme offensive. Although his decorated pay-per-view opponent was able to escape Edge's onslaught, he left his WWE NXT Rookie Wade Barrett locked inside the cage to take the full force of the enraged Ultimate Opportunist's Spear.

Who will emerge from the cage with a definitive victory at Extreme Rules? (Match preview)

Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler def. Matt Hardy & R-Truth (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After Dolph Ziggler hurled Matt Hardy into the metal ring post, Drew McIntyre relentlessly stomped his adversary's head into the unforgiving steel steps. Although Hardy heroically tried to battle on, the official made the determination that he could not continue the match. After the bell, the "Chosen One" continued his brutal assault on the war-torn Hardy.

John Morrison def. Jack Swagger in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Miraculously bouncing back from Jack Swagger's Gutwrench Powerbomb, The Guru of Greatness triumphed over the World Heavyweight Champion with Starship Pain.

Now that Swagger has suffered back-to-back losses to The Undertaker on Raw and Morrison on SmackDown, can "The All-American American" reign supreme over Randy Orton at Extreme Rules this Sunday? (Match preview)

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