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WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results
Sunday, August 17, 2014
From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with Justin Roberts introducing Hulk Hogan. Hogan makes his way out to a big pop from the crowd.
Hogan's got a mic in hand, and he wants to tell the Hulkamaniacs something. He can't think of a better way to kick off SummerSlam that with Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Tonight is a night of great proportions, where dreams are made. Where mortal can become immortal, and people can etch their names in the history books. Hogan says if you're not in Los Angeles, he knows you're watching the broadcast on the WWE Network. And he doesn't care where in the world you are, or what you're doing, he knows what you paid. $9.99. Not only do you get to watch SummerSlam, he rattles off some of the other shows you get with your subscriptions, hitting the $9.99 price point again. Hogan asks what you're gonna do when the Network, Hogan, and SummerSlam run wild on you?
We cut to a video package cut together like a faux movie trailer with various WWE SuperStars in starring roles. It's similar to other SummerSlam video packages put together in the past, and highlights some of the main feuds heading into the show tonight. It's nice that more matches than simply the top two get a little screen time in the opening video package this go around.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. The lights go out, and Miz's music hits. Miz makes his way out with a mic in hand to a bit of heat from the crowd. Miz says this Summer is dominated by talking robots and ninja turtles, but tonight the fans are here with a non-CGI movie star. A man with something everyone in this town wishes they had. Miz points to his face and says 'the moneymaker. He says he'll make Dolph Ziggler go from a bright, shiny star, into a miserable failure, basically the WWE version of the Lakers.
Dolph Ziggler is out next, and the show-off gets a nice reception from the fans in attendance. Ziggler tells the fans that he hears them.
In a weird note, Cole welcomes the German announce team, who are sitting ringside tonight.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and Miz finally takes off his sunglasses. We get a lock up, and Miz goes behind Ziggler. Miz transitions into a headlock, and is pushed off, coming back with a shoulderblock. Both Miz and Ziggler can't connect with a hip toss, but Ziggler is able to roll Miz up for two, two times in a row. Miz rolls to the outside to collect himself. Miz heads back into the ring and Dolph connects with the Thesz press. Miz bails to the outside, but Ziggler is right there, connecting with a clothesline. Dolph brings things back into the ring and gets another roll up for two. Dolph hits Miz's back, then chest with a big chop, but Miz is able to launch Dolph chest first into the corner, hard.
Miz stands first and begins stomping on Dolph's head and body. He backs up and hits Dolph with a running kick to the chest that puts Dolph down for two. Miz mounts Dolph and clamps on a rear chin lock. Dolph fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but runs right into a big boot from Miz.
Miz hits his running corner clothesline, then heads to the top rope. Miz leaps off the top, but runs right into a shot to the gut from Ziggler. Miz crumples to the mat and that allows Ziggler to catch his breath. Ziggler pulls himself to his feet and ducks a clothesline, scoring with a couple clotheslines of his own. Ziggler hits a splash in the corner, and follows up with a neckbreaker for two.
Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper, but Miz avoids it. Miz tosses Ziggler over the top, but Ziggler skins the cat and rolls Miz up for two. Miz tries for the SCF, but Ziggler avoids it. Miz tries for the figure four, but Ziggler fights it off. Ziggler stands and hits Miz with a big superkick that's good for another two count.
Miz bails to the floor and grabs his title, but Ziggler hits a missile dropkick to stop him in his tracks. Back in the ring, Miz catches Ziggler with a surprise kick, that sets him up perfectly for the figure four. Ziggler screams in pain as Miz wrenches back on the hold. Ziggler reaches, but Miz pulls him back into the center of the ring. Ziggler falls to his back for a two count. Ziggler struggles to reach for the ropes again, grabbing hold this time, and forcing the break.
Ziggler kicks Miz away and hits the rocker dropper, but Miz counters right away with a skull crushing finale. Miz pins Ziggler, but Ziggler kicks out at two.
Miz looks shocked as he staggers to his feet, arguing with the referee. Miz hits the ropes, but misses with a big kick. Ziggler pops up and hits the Zig Zag, pinning Miz for three.
Winner and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler celebrates while Cole talks about how humiliating this is for Miz to have it happen in Hollywood. JBL says parties everywhere are cancelled tonight.
Cole turns his attention to Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon. Cole discusses some of the recent events, including the recent accusations of an affair by Daniel Bryan, and both Brie and Stephanie having to go to jail for their actions.
Backstage, Brie Bella is interviewed. She says unlike Stephanie McMahon, during her incarceration, Brie did a lot of reflecting. Before she was released and the charges were dropped, she sat and kept thinking about all the times Stephanie would smile when she called Daniel a B+ player, or tortured Nikki, or the time she paid Bryan's physical therapist to stand in front of the world and lie. She knows Stephanie doesn't put herself in this position often, but she's put everyone at WWE through hell, and she's going to put out that she-beast, because that's what's best for business.
Back in the arena, Paige makes her way down the aisle, skipping very similarly to AJ Lee.
AJ Lee is out next, also skipping her way down to the ring.
WWE Divas Championship Match
AJ Lee vs. Paige
The bell rings and Paige sticks her hand out to AJ. They shake, but AJ pulls in Paige's hand and bites at her knuckles before pulling at her hair. Paige rolls out to the floor, pulling up a long big of hair ripped out by AJ. AJ comes in out of nowhere and slams Paige head first into the announcer's table. Back in the ring, Paige surprises AJ, but AJ stops a knee to the chest on the apron, sending Paige to the floor. Paige stops a kick from AJ on the apron, getting AJ seated on her shoulders and dropping her chest first on the barricade. Paige brings things back into the ring, slowly covering Paige seductively, and hitting her with repeated head butts.
Paige traps AJ in a rear chin lock, stroking AJ's hair while keeping pressure applied. AJ fights to her feet, but is pulled back to the mat by her hair. Paige hits AJ with repeated knees to the face and takes things up in the corner. AJ fights Paige off in the corner and sends her crashing out to the floor from the middle turnbuckle. AJ stands on the top rope and leaps out to the floor, wiping out Paige.
AJ brings things back into the ring and hits a sort-of shining wizard that's good for a two count. AJ picks Paige up and she's pushed away and kicked hard in the face. Paige picks AJ up and tries for the Paige turner, but AJ counters into the black widow. Paige is able to fight out of it, hitting a crazy suplex DDT, the Rampage. Paige pins AJ and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW WWE Diva's Champion: Paige
Paige picks AJ up and hugs her from behind while she's in a seated position, kissing her on the cheek before tossing her to the mat and skipping around with her newly won title.