WWE SummerSlam Results (8/19/12) – Sheamus & CM Punk Retain; Brock Lesnar Makes Triple H Tap Out

WWE SummerSlam Results
Sunday, August 19, 2012
From the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

The show opens with a video package highlighting some of the history of SummerSlam, as well as some of the main feuds heading into tonight’s show.

The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. He turns his attention to the first SummerSlam, talking about the main event of the Mega Powers vs. the Mega Bucks.

Singles Match
- Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero vs. Chris Jericho

The entrances:

They’re eventually interrupted by Vickie Guerrero, who excuses herself. She introduces the one superstar in the WWE that shines brighter than any man in Hollywood history, Mr. Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler comes out to a nice reaction from the Staples Center crowd.

The lights go out and a man in a light up jacket appears at the top of the stage. The crowd goes wild as Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring with his ribs taped up.

The start:

The bell rings and both men stare each other down. Ziggler ducks to the outside to avoid a lock up and Jericho follows, giving chase. Ziggler heads back into the ring and so does Jericho, hitting a big back elbow and taking Ziggler into the corner with a nasty chop. Another big chop from Jericho and he hits Ziggler with a body press from the second rope before hitting a big shoulder block. Another big chop from Jericho lays Dolph out. Jericho soccer kicks Ziggler in the ribs before picking him up for a suplex. Ziggler reverses it and goes right for the ribs before driving Jericho down stomach first over his knee.

Mid-match notes:

Ziggler punches Jericho, but Jericho fights back. Jericho is able to send Ziggler over the top and to the outside with a big back drop. Jericho plays to the crowd before trying for his springboard dropkick. Ziggler ducks and Jericho falls to the outside. Ziggler rolls back to the inside, but breaks the count to head out and toss Jericho into the ring apron. Jericho rolls into the ring and Ziggler gets a quick near fall.

Ziggler chokes Jericho and taunts him while the ref counts. Ziggler breaks and lets Jericho get up, only to hit a dropkick to the ribs for another near fall. Ziggler locks in what looks like a modified seated abdominal stretch, but Jericho is able to fight to his feet. The two men fight with Ziggler backing Jericho into the corner and hitting a giant splash. Ziggler gets another two count for his effort.

Ziggler shows off a bit, shaking his hips, before hitting a big neckbreaker and posing with his foot on Jericho’s chest for a two count. Jericho begins to fight back, but Dolph lays in with the rights and takes Jericho into the ropes. Jericho rolls up Ziggler for two, but Ziggler comes right back with a big clothesline. Ziggler tries for another splash but Jericho moves and Ziggler crashes into the corner. Jericho hits a low dropkick, then a couple of shoulderblocks, but Ziggler goes for the ribs again and Jericho is stopped cold. Ziggler runs into a big boot from Jericho, and Jericho heads to the middle rope for a double axe handle smash, but Ziggler sends Jericho into the corner ribs first and follows with a rocker dropper for two.

Ziggler kicks at Jericho’s ribs, doing even more damage. Jericho catches Ziggler’s leg and tries for the Walls, but Ziggler fights it off. Jericho hits an enzugiri for a two count. Jericho sends Ziggler into the corner, but he ends up trapped in a sleeper out of nowhere. Jericho fades, but gets a second wind, crashing backward into the corner. Ziggler kicks Jericho in the ribs and heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Jericho. Jericho heads up after Ziggler and stands on the top, hitting him with repeated rights before delivering a huge hurricanrana.

Jericho crawls for the cover but Ziggler is able to kick out at two. Jericho heads to do something, but he’s caught with a big DDT from Ziggler that’s good for another two count. Both men are laid out on the canvas, struggling to get up. They fight on their knees, up to their feet where Jericho delivers a running bulldog. He hits the ropes for a lionsault, but Ziggler gets his knees up. Ziggler follows up with the Zig Zag, but Jericho is still able to kick out!

The finish:

Dolph struggles to his feet and walks right into the code breaker. Ziggler rolls slowly to the outside, falling to the floor. Jericho rolls out after him and manages to get Ziggler back into the ring, but Vickie grabs his foot on the way back in. Ziggler rolls him up, but Jericho still kicks out. Ziggler runs at Jericho, but ends up tossed into the ring post shoulder first. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho, and Ziggler is forced to tap out.

Winner: Chris Jericho

Ziggler stands at the top of the ramp looking sad alongside Vickie while Jericho celebrates in the ring.

Cole and Lawler recap what happened this past Monday with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman kidnapping and breaking Shawn Michaels’ arm.

Matt Striker is backstage with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. Heyman says earlier tonight, HHH used his influence to convince a referee to use his discretion. He said this is a fight to the finish, the key word is finish because Lesnar will finish Hunter. Brock says this is a fight he can’t win. Heyman says if they don’t like that, he’s got two words, tap out.

Singles Match
- Daniel Bryan vs. Kane

The entrances:

Daniel Bryan is out to the ring first for the next match, screaming no, and getting in the faces of fans on his way to the ring. It’s great to see him drawing such a reaction.

Kane is out to the ring next, startling Bryan with his pyro. Kane gets a pretty warm welcome from the Los Angeles crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and Bryan begins backing away from Kane. He scores with a quick kick to Kane’s thigh, then another. Bryan kicks at Kane’s legs but Kane uppercuts Bryan. Bryan flips over Kane, but gets picked up and slammed to the mat before Kane delivers a low dropkick. Kane blasts Bryan with a right hand before kicking away at him in the corner. Bryan tries to avoid Kane in the corner but ends up shouldered. Bryan fights out, but misses a roll up and eats a boot to the face for a two count.

Mid-match notes:

Bryan hits a low dropkick to the knee before kicking Kane’s legs all the way around the ring. Kane grabs Bryan around the throat and tosses him to the outside. Kane heads out and Bryan heads back in, hitting a quick baseball slide and suicide elbow through the ropes. Kane heads back into the ring and Bryan heads to the top, hitting a giant shotgun missile dropkick, but it’s not enough to keep down the big man. Kane gets to his knees and Bryan kicks away at Kane’s chest. Bryan misses a kick to the head and eats a quick clothesline.

Kane runs after Bryan into the corner with a big clothesline, then does it again before hitting a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane heads up to the top and leaps off with a huge clothesline. Kane tries for a chokeslam but Bryan escapes and rolls to the outside, snapping Kane’s throat over the top rope. Bryan heads back in and catches a big right hand. Bryan hits Kane with a big right hand, but Kane shrugs it off and takes Bryan into the corner, punching and stomping away at him. The ref pulls Kane away. When Kane heads back, Bryan drop toe holds him into the middle turnbuckle and kicks the ropes, sending the turnbuckle into Kane’s face. Bryan tries for the No lock, but Kane fights it off, so Bryan hits him with a huge kick to the side of the head.

The finish:

Bryan heads to the top and goes for the flying head butt, but takes too much time and Kane catches him around the throat and takes him down to the mat with a chokeslam. Kane signals for the tombstone, waiting for Bryan to stand. He gets Bryan in position, but Bryan counters with a small package, rolling Kane up for three.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Bryan hightails it to the back and Kane takes off in hot pursuit.

Backstage Kane is shown tearing things apart and terrorizing the backstage staff. Kane is stopped by Josh Matthews. He grabs Matthews and asks where is he. Matthews says something I didn’t catch, but Kane doesn’t like it and he tosses Matthews off to the side before stalking off.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
- The Miz (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

The entrances:

Rey Mysterio is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and not surprisingly, he gets a huge pop from the Los Angeles fans. Mysterio is dressed in a crazy black getup that looks inspired by Batman, probably what he would have worn to Mania this year.

The Miz is out next, and he’s got the big blow up AWESOME that he had from his WrestleMania match against John Cena.

The start:

The bell rings and both men begin circling each other before locking up. Miz clamps on a head lock, but Mysterio sends him into the ropes, eating a shoulder block immediately after. Mysterio goes behind Miz, takes him to the mat and tries for a quick pin, getting two. Miz kicks Rey in the gut and takes him down to the mat, stomping away.

Mid-match notes:

Mysterio is able to come up with a hurricanrana, but runs right into a back elbow. Miz hits another boot to the gut before sending Mysterio to the outside under the bottom rope. Mysterio pops up and Miz heads to the outside. Mysterio heads in and hits Miz with a dropkick through the ropes. He heads to the outside and Miz picks him up and drops him down ribs first on the guardrail.

Miz takes things back into the ring for another quick near fall before locking on a rear chin lock. Mysterio is able to fight to his feet and reverse a belly to back suplex into a body press. Miz catches Mysterio and shoulders him in a reverse torture rack, dropping to his knees and getting the two count. Miz mounts Mysterio and rains down with punches to the face. Miz hits the ropes and blasts Mysterio with a kick to the face. Miz clamps on a cravat, but Mysterio fights up to his feet and out of the hold with a low dropkick. Mysterio runs right into a big clothesline from Miz for another two count.

Miz plays to the crowd before hitting the big corner clothesline. But when Miz heads to the top, he’s stopped by a dropkick from Mysterio that drops him back down to the mat. Rey heads to the top and hits a seated senton before charging in and trying for a hurricanrana. Miz is able to counter into a big powerbomb using the ropes for an assist. Miz gets to his feet and tries for a big boot, but Mysterio counters with a roll up for two. Mysterio scores with a boot to the side of the head but it’s still not enough for three.

Mysterio hits a big kick but ends up shouldered, only to counter into a big DDT. Mysterio heads for the top but Miz stops him on the top turnbuckle. Miz heads up after him but Mysterio pushes him off. Mysterio leaps off with a hurricanrana that sends Miz into the ropes. Mysterio hits the 619 and heads to the top, but he misses when he tries to drop the dime. Miz tries for the SCF, but Mysterio counters into a roll up, he only gets two though.

The finish:

Miz launches Mysterio into the top turnbuckle and follows up with the SCF, pinning Mysterio for three.

Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

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  • Daniel Lim'ass

    …and Super Sheamus retains yet again

  • Bault16

    Crowd sucked

  • Scott

    WOW! Way to take a complete dump on the ending of the PPV WWE!!!! So let me get this straight….Brock breaks HHH's arm, makes it personal with Heyman insulting HHH's family, breaks HBK's arm and wins the @#$%ing match?!?!?!?! All that build up for THAT?!?!?!?! For HHH…THE KING OF KINGS….THE CEREBRAL ASSASSIN….to walk out saying "Im sorry….Im Sorry……..complete BULLSH@t!!!! Even if this were his last match ever, he would deserve a better sendoff than that! WWE creative needs to get their heads out of their asses! I could book better story lines and matches while I'm asleep! The match should have had NO WINNER so that neither individual looked weak. However, match of the night hands down goes to Jericho vs. Ziggler! I thoroughly enjoyed that match! That should have been the closer because the "main event" makes me want a God damn refund!

    • Gary

      Disagree. A shit ending would have been Triple HHH winning that match.

    • StephenSnel23

      If you think WWE Creative will book HHH’s final match / send off you are wrong. Hunter will book it on how HE wants to go out. Also HHH is only a one big match a few couple months now, Brock needed the win more than Hunter especially since he lost to Cena. I also bet HHH booked that finish. So don’t bash the creative for that match. If you are going to blame someone blame HHH

    • n1ck

      what a mark

    • The Dude

      Relax. It’s just a show.

  • JasonGaza

    well next up is Sheamus or Punk, lets see how one of them does against Brock.

  • Moe

    Im glad Bryan won, I was worried they were going to stop his push.

  • sthibeault11@hotmail.com

    I was a big fan of Punk wearing the Bret Hart tights for his match

  • Gabe

    Triple h is not done yet… Wish he won

  • Thomas

    I thought the whole ppv was very dry, the Brock leaner match was one move being used over and over! And commercials WTF.. I give the ppv a F-

    • n1ck

      maybe you should not watch anymore

  • Gabe

    Another pathetic ending to a pathetic ppv

    • n1ck

      angry huh mark is angry

  • mckendo

    Pffffft

  • Ranfery25

    The Show overall Was Awesome! Just that I had high expectations for Triple H’s match with Brock that made the ending not as great as I was hoping it to be

  • adam

    Lesnar vs HHH was pointless boring and anticlimactic! I knew it was going to be boring. I said if it was the main event then Summerslam would be over early and if you end the PPV after the triple threat match it would have been an awesome PPV
    I felt every match on the card (except for the so called "main event") was better then what i expected. This was not only one of the best summerslams in a while but one of the best PPV in a while and then were had to witness that awful excuse of entertainment involving HHH and Lesnar.

  • SRP

    A night full of surprises. Jericho wins, the WHC match wasn’t first, Cena wasn’t in the main event, and the WWE Championship actually feels like it means something again.

  • adam

    Lesnar vs HHH was pointless boring and anticlimactic! I knew it was going to be boring. I said if it was the main event then Summerslam would be over early and if you end the PPV after the triple threat match it would have been an awesome PPV

  • mm

    ablerto rematch agian and he will lose agian boring

    cena vs punk noc ends with big show

  • mm

    antanio vs christian u s champion

    • CrankyVince

      I wish I understood that.

      • Joe

        You do understand that, you’re just trying to be funny

  • Gary

    Lesnar winning, was a huge surprise to me, and I'm glad Triple HHH finally put his ego aside for the sake of the long term story. This helps re-build Brock up as a monster, after the utterly amazing bad creative idea to have him go under to Cena. With limited dates, this guy needs to win, otherwise who will care when he steps in the ring? Let him go over big names and then when he finally loses, it can elevate someone. Same for Undertaker's streak…or having Rock come back. Putting Punk over Rock would be huge! Or even to end Taker's streak. However, I'd like to see Taker beat Cena to extend the streak at Mania. That being said, I was annoyed with the short PPV (only 2:45?). That's shorter than a weekly episode of RAW and it cost me $55.00.

    • Big D

      They usually end about 15 minutes before 11 (eastern). But it is kinda funny that you may actually get more programming from RAW than a PPV.

    • Joe O.

      Completely agree on the length of the PPV. it was really short and for the money we paid, I expected a few surprise matches like Tensai v Kidd or Funkasaurus v Sandow. Even though in technicality sense this was longer than Raw because of less commercial time and more time actually spent wrestling, although I see your point. I was wondering how they’d end the PPV and it didn’t really excite me. And btw, a very under rated but I thought was a great match was Miz v Rey.

    • Your Favorite Heel

      That's how many PPVs are. Luckily I didn't order and just read the results here on WNW. RAW can usually do better than this crap!

      • n1ck

        I love how you call it crap but admit you didn’t see it. that lacks intelligence

        • KVB

          Why would u pay for something that is expected to end at 11 and they rip you off 15 mins? Just read the results and watch raw and get the recap and save money or goto the theater and pay less to watch it lol common sense people

    • Zjsb

      Wow Gary,
      In london, England, I only have to pay £15 ($23)! For PPV’s

      • Tommo

        Yeh but we only have to pay £15 ($23) because we have to watch it in the middle of the night!! They get charged more in the U.S because of the prime time slot

        • Zjsb

          Sky+ my friend, does all the hard work!

    • Nameless1

      I don’t care who Brock beats the only time I wanna see him is when he gets the crap beat out of him and maybe not even then.

    • Wes

      I agree I thought triple h would go over. It only makes sense for Lesner to go over or he’s useless. I don’t like how Brock controlled match and triple h walks out. Personally I think he should if had to been helped out to sell story better.

    • http://www.totalbarca.com/ Marc4barca

      end taker's streak? the guy deserves to end unbeaten. what would be annoying is if they use some young guy to end the streak and then do the usual. de-push and then fire him. now they have undertaker streak being ended by a nobody. Never take the risk, taker to go unbeaten at wrestlemania with his last match against the biggest star still able to wrestle.

      Man it really is looking like The Rock vs Punk. at least cena didn't win again, still a few months to go though. will cm punk hold the championship for a year? will the fans see him as super punk and in turn threat him as cena? will he go over the rock with a year long title reign?

      • Phill

        The only man in my eyes he could possibly end his career against is Kane.
        A Sting – Taker Match could have been perfect. Both men have lived wrestling.

    • lloyd Clarke

      I was a bit pissed it was short too,overall enjoyed it though.good ppv

    • TheAwesome1

      It's not longer if you factor out the commercials.

    • Evon Reese

      If Cena did not have to spend his time building up other wrestlers and letting them go over to boost their image he would have lost to Brock. Cena had lost matches up to this trying to help others that still need help and can't headline a pay per view by themselves. It's WWEs fault for wasting time on people that can get to the finish line but still can't cross it by themselves

      • Gary

        Who exactly are you referring to?

        • Evon Reese

          Punk and remember Rock bought himself a win at Wrestlemania instead of passing the torch

  • john4andersen

    I was at the show and I too was disappointed. I was waiting for the be surprise, the run in with someone new, the surprise finish. None o that. Unfortunately the best match was the first one with Ziggler and Y2J. I was hoping HHH/Brock was going to give me my $$ worth but sadly no. During the match more people were trying to get a pic of Money Mayweather (arrived late and stood in the players tunnel on the floor) than watching. For this being the the #2 PPV behind Mania – not good at all.

    • TheAwesome1

      I was at the show too, and I have no clue what you are talking about.

      • john4andersen

        I was sitting next to a tunnel in the arena and Floyd poked his head out along with his possee. It distracted about 6 or 7 sections right before the HHH Lesnar match.

  • Sky

    And this is why I don’t order ppv’s pointless!!!!

  • ghodis

    At 14.95 pounds in the uk, i was peed it finished early and was a bit dissatisfied with the ppv. It was ok but not amazing. Gotta feel for people in the us cos that a con paying that amount of money for a ppv. Might as well watch it online for peanuts.

    • Hardy

      Yeah to be fair some ppvs aren’t great but you can watch them live on the Internet for free. I watched last years rumble for free.

  • paul44

    On thing for sure is Lesnar makes tensi look good he can’t wrestle a lick I though he was terrible

  • kel

    I'm just glad the Charlie Sheen angle was dropped

  • The Dude

    I enjoyed this PPV. The only complaint I have is that Jericho went over Ziggler. However, we’ll see where it goes. Going against the common opinion, I enjoyed the main event. It felt very real to me.

  • wdr31

    Hiring Lesnar was and remains a major mistake. No talent, no mike skills, no "it" factor.

    • WWEoeWWF

      That's why they have Heyman do most of the talking for Lesaner….. No Mic skills

      • Gary

        He's definitely talented and definitely has the "it" factor. The guy was a beast who could do everything. His matches are what they are b/c of how they want him portrayed…more UFC than WWE.

  • adam

    To me lesnar doesn't need to win because he shouldn't be there. There is no point in him winning anything and i dont care who he beats or fights i still am not interested in him. I heard that his match with cena (i didn't see it) was horrible and last night i unfortunately seen his match with HHH and that was horrible has well. So the way i see it, Lesnar has had 2 worthless matches that do nothing for anybody, him, the actual superstar he is fighting, the WWE and most of all the fans. Lesnar is completely pointless and a waste of money by the WWE.

  • Mike Gilreath

    I have been screaming that the WWE is full of “filler” since wrestlemania….very weak writing and booking….it is a very dry and stale product right now….I won’t scream bring back the attitude era like so many that won’t let it go. But start some kind of era and get out of bordumville!

  • Joeyfresh95

    We know lesnar cant wrestle. Hes not a wrestler, hes an asskicker ;)

  • Satan

    Hate him or love him, Brock is the best heel in WWE history. It’s time for him to take over Cenation. Life is sweeeeeet!

  • Evon Reese

    I'm glad Jericho won. I'm sick of hearing Punk cry cry and cry. I'm really starting to hate the word respect

  • TheAwesome1

    So…. That was summerslam? The second biggest ppv of the year? The 25th anniversary? I just don't even know what to say… They could have atleast tried to make an effort

    • Austin

      Ikr!! This PPV was pathetic for a SummerSlam. It was just like any other ppv and (besides Lesnar/HHH( no blow off.

  • http://www.12ozprophet.com Dangerous Lee

    I found the kobe bryant chants during ptp’s match more entertaining than the main event.

  • Dashing1x

    to all of you saying lesnar is pointless, he shouldnt have won, he sucks, hes this hes that….well that fact is that he still draws, he still sells merchandise, he actually was a REAL mma champion, and even kurt angle shows his respect…he may cost a lot but his gain is worth more than that, gives media attention as it is a well known name to those outside the wwe universe as well.. you could hate all you want, its still attention to him. and as it looks, he might be sticking around for another year after mania, so well see how it goes

  • Gage

    What I think (and hope) is that, bacause Dolph Ziggler lost, he will drop Vickie Guerrero and hopefully turn babyface. Lets just hope that this happens.

  • izblack

    And the lame & boring title reign of CM is a Punk continues. The I Don’t drink, don’t do drugs, don’t smoke rated G era lives on

  • jeb

    2 things stuck with me from the main event:
    1. when hhh stood at the ramp during his entrance and had the staredown at lesnar who was in the ring – screenshot of the year right there.
    2. For some reason I felt touched when hhh said "sorry buddy" to the little kid on his way out after the match.
    Other than that I actually liked the ppv. Definitely some work needed here and there, but it wasnt completely terrible like everyone else is saying.

  • TheConman188

    The Only Reason They Had Brock Win was because Brock Lost against Cena at Extreme Rules and he was on a dry streak like Jericho was. So They had Jericho Win against Ziggler and Lesnar Beat Triple H that way if Lesnar does return to UFC, he will be known as the man who ended Triple H's Career. I personally don't think this is the end of Triple H because with Mick Foley, They Said he wouldn't make it pass the age 30 and now Look at Him. If Mick Foley doesn't Quit, Then Triple H won't either

  • BlazeKing

    How did I know thst PTP wouldn’t get the belts….. I seriously hope their not paying for something AW did. WWE’s “humbling” is getting out of hand imo.

  • hurrigame

    I find it truly amazing that so many people will bitch (sorry Richard) and moan about WWE no matter what, yet they continue watching. If you don't like it, you know what to do…find an alternative or watch something else entirely.