Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus def. Heath Slater & Rhyno
The Hardy Boyz’ handpicked proviso of a Steel Cage Match proved to be their undoing at WWE Extreme Rules, as Cesaro & Sheamus capitalized on the free-for-all stipulation to claim the Raw Tag Team Championship for the second time. And the team that claims they don’t just set, but embody the proverbial bar got their reign off to a formidable start by defeating Heath Slater & Rhyno, who never really got out of the blocks thanks to some clever misdirection by the champs early in the contest.
The One-Man Band managed to land a big kick on Sheamus, but The Swiss Cyborg took out Rhyno at ringside and The Celtic Warrior blasted Slater with the Brogue Kick for the win. The champions then took hold of the microphones and took a few verbal jabs at the Hardys, proclaiming that they were probably the only two people happy Matt & Jeff came back, because otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to defeat them for the titles.