The kickoff show for WWE Extreme Rules featured a championship match, as Finn Balor defended his Intercontinental Title against Shinsuke Nakamura. This match was a last-minute addition to the card as it was expected that no other matches would be added to the card.
Nakamura had been dominant over Finn Balor on this week’s Smackdown Live and that did not change at WWE Extreme Rules.
After an intense match, Shinsuke dismantled Finn Balor and came out on top. So he is now the new Intercontinental Champion.
This is how you do it.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 14, 2019