Here are several big news items coming out of last night’s Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View:
– After Jeff Hardy captured the World Heavyweight title from Edge last night, CM Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and took Hardy out to capture the gold for a second time. There is a lot of talk that the way Punk took advantage of Jeff Hardy will be the starting point for a Punk heel turn. Jim Ross addressed the situation in his latest blog, writing, The Punk cashing in on the Money in the Bank contract completely surprised me. Some will like it, some might not but it certainly had fans I spoke with talking. Where all this goes has my interest.
– During last night’s Intercontinental title match, Chris Jericho unmasked Rey Mysterio before capturing that belt for a record-breaking 9th time. As previously reported, WWE plans to have this feud continue for at least another month. Jericho and Mysterio enjoy working together and their feud has gotten rave reviews backstage. Moving forward, expect Mysterio’s mask to become a part of their rivalry with a possible mask vs. title match in the future.
– Jeff Hardy’s girlfriend Beth posted a message on her Twitter page stating that Jeff broke his finger and injured his shoulder during the ladder match with Edge at Extreme Rules.