How to watch WWE Extreme Rules: live stream the PPV from anywhere

WWE Extreme Rules 2018 - when and where

WWE Extreme Rules will take place on Sunday, July 15 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

The pay-per-view event is scheduled to begin at 7pm ET (4pm PT, midnight BST, 9am AEST Monday morning) though wrestling fans that want to catch all the action should tune in an hour earlier to catch the kickoff show before the Extreme Rules main event. 

WWE Extreme Rules 2018 will be the last stop on the road to SummerSlam and wrestling fans that prefer non-traditional matches where anything can happen are in for quite the show. Not only will there be cage matches but chairs, sticks and other non-conventional weapons will also be allowed as Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view event is the spiritual successor to the now defunct ECW. 

There are eleven matches on Sunday’s card and the three-and-a-half hour show will feature a Steel Cage match, a tables match and James Ellsworth will even be suspended above the ring in a shark cage when Alexa Bliss takes on Nia Jax for the Raw Women’s Championship.

Unfortunately due to a 30-day suspension, Ronda Rousey will not be in the ring but she will be in the crowd. Brock Lesnar is also sitting this one out but he will return with Rousey for SummerSlam.

Jeff Hardy will go up against Shinsuke Nakamura in a singles match for the WWE United States Championship and Extreme Rules 2018 will conclude with the Bulgarian Brute Rusev trying to take the WWE Championship from AJ Styles. Rusev earned the opportunity by outlasting Big E, The Miz, Samoa Joe and Daniel Bryan in SmackDown LIVE’s first-ever Gauntlet Match.

If you’re a fan of wrestling then WWE Extreme Rules 2018 is an event you won’t want to miss and we’ll show you how to live stream it from anywhere in the world for free.

Live stream WWE Extreme Rules from anywhere in the world

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How to watch the WWE with a VPN service
If you live in a country where there's no WWE wrestling broadcast, then there's still a way you can watch. You'll need to use a VPN to dial in to a country that does have one. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best three VPNs currently available:

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Live stream on the WWE Network

WWE Network (opens in new tab)

First thing's first...the WWE Network (opens in new tab) is your first stop for the most comprehensive wrestling coverage on the planet. It's a paid subscription service (think Netflix, but only for the WWE) available pretty much anywhere in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and including the US, UK, Australia and Canada.

The list of devices you can watch on is almost as lengthy, with apps for iOS and Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV, Roku and Smart TVs all included.

The cost of course varies from territory to territory, but the $9.99 or £9.99 monthly bills in the US and UK should give you a good idea. That includes the Extreme Rules live stream and the ability to re-watch every PPV the WWE has ever put on.

Just wanting to watch AJ Styles v Rusev and don't want the WWE Network after Extreme Rules 2018? Then there's a free trial available, too. Head to the WWE Network (opens in new tab) to sign up and new subscribers can test out the service for themselves for a full month. 

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: USA stream

Stick to the WWE network (opens in new tab)

If you’re watching from the United States, then subscribing to the WWE network is your best bet as it is the most cost effective way to watch. Other pay-per-view providers including Dish (opens in new tab), XFINITY (opens in new tab) and Cable One are showing Extreme Rules 2018 but they cost upwards of $40 each. 

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: Canada stream

It's the WWE Network again (opens in new tab)

As is the case in the WWE’s home country, the WWE Network is also the cheapest, most convenient place to watch Extreme Rules 2018 in Canada. However, you could choose to go with Bell (opens in new tab), Shaw PPV (opens in new tab) or SaksTel PPV (opens in new tab) but expect to pay similar prices to PPV providers in the US. 

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: UK stream

Sky Sports Box Office (opens in new tab)

Sky Sports Box Office (opens in new tab) is the official broadcaster of the WWE in the UK and if you’d prefer not to commit to a subscription model on the WWE Network (opens in new tab) then it might be your best option. For £14.95 you can catch Extreme Rules 2018 live at 12am and even rewatch the event over the course of the next few days thanks to multiple repeats. 

Not in the UK? You'll need a VPN to watch this live stream (opens in new tab)

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: Australia stream

Main Event (opens in new tab)

If you’re in Australia, then Extreme Rules will be shown live at 9am on Monday morning on the Main Event (opens in new tab) channel for $30 or $35 depending on your cable provider. Luckily though, WWE Network (opens in new tab) is also available in Australia, so that’s also a good choice if you’d prefer to save some cash. 

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: Japan stream

The WWE Network is available in Japan (opens in new tab)

Japanese fans eager to watch Nakamura take on Jeff Hardy for the United States Championship can catch all the action live on the WWE Network. Extreme Rules 2018 will start at 8am on Monday morning in Japan. Alternatively,, J:Com and Sukachan are all listed as offering PPV options. 

How to watch WWE Extreme Rules 2018: India stream

Sony Ten 1 and Ten HD (opens in new tab)

WWE fans in India can tune in to watch Extreme Rules 2018 on Sony Ten 1 and Ten HD (opens in new tab) on their televisions. The event will be telecasted live from 6.30am IST and will also be shown on the Sony Liv App. 

The WWE Network is also available in India and a VPN can let you access the stream with commentary from Michael Cole and Jonathan Coachman. 

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Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.