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.
- Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero vs. Chris Jericho
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 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.
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!
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.
- Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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