Some of the celebrities are shown in the crowd before we get a trailer for a WWE movie that premiered last night. There seem to be quite a bit of commercials on tonight’s show.
Lilian Garcia introduces Kevin Rudolph who’s out to sing the SummerSlam theme song ‘Don’t Give Up’. The crowd pretty audibly boos, and despite all the shots of ringside personalities dancing, I’m going to be using this as a bathroom break.
We get a pretty long video package, because apparently they’re just trying to run out the clock for some reason tonight (seriously, what’s up with all the filler?), and we’re finally ready for the main event of the evening.
- Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Triple H
Brock Lesnar is out to the ring first, and the monstrous man gets a pretty big initial pop as he makes his way into the arena.
After a long wait, Triple H makes his way out to the ring next, and The Game gets a great reaction from the fans in the Staples Center.
The bell rings and the lights dim for formal ring introductions, which we DIDN’T EVEN GET FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH!
The lights come up and the bell rings. Lesnar takes Hunter right into the corner and buries his shoulder in Hunter’s midsection. Hunter tries to fight out, but Lesnar backs him up again and tries for the kimura lock. Lesnar jams Hunter back into the corner and tries for the kimura again. Hunter grabs on to the ropes but Lesnar wont let go.
Hunter backs Lesnar into the corner and hits him with knees to the gut before clotheslining him over the top and to the outside. Lesnar heads back into the ring and takes Hunter into the corner, hitting him with a big clothesline before running into a high knee and being clotheslined over the top and to the outside again.
Lesnar takes his time getting back into the ring. Lesnar takes off his gloves, exposing his bare fists. Lesnar takes Hunter down to the mat and blasts him with a fist to the back of the head. Hunter rolls to the outside and Lesnar follows. Lesnar fights off Hunter and punches away before picking him up and slamming him on the announcer’s table while trapping Hunter’s arm in a keylock hold. He doesn’t dismantle anything though, so it doesn’t break. Lesnar rolls back into the ring and hypes himself up. Hunter manages to get back to the ring and Lesnar drags him in, hitting him with a knee before hitting another keylock slam.
Lesnar goes for the kimura before simply wrapping Hunter’s arm around the top rope and yanking hard. Lesnar drops Hunter to the mat and kicks away at Hunter’s arm. Hunter catches Lesnar with a kick to the gut, and Lesnar again goes for the kimura. He tosses Hunter into the corner shoulder first. Lesnar picks Hunter up to his feet, shouldering him. Hunter fights out, but Brock ducks a clothesline and launches Hunter with a German suplex.
Lesnar stands on Hunter’s hand and stomps down on the arm. Hunter rolls out to the apron and hangs Lesnar up throat first on the top rope. Lesnar and Hunter square off in the middle of the ring and Hunter drops Lesnar with a DDT. Lesnar goes for the kimura again, wrapping Hunter up again and dropping him down in a slam on his arm. Lesnar stands over Hunter and lays in with knees and clubbing blows. Hunter rolls to the outside and Lesnar is quick to follow. Lesnar whips Hunter into the ring steps.
Lesnar picks Hunter up and backs him up hard into the Spanish announce table. Lesnar flips the table on its side and climbs up on top of it, leaping off with a flying fist to Hunter. Lesnar picks up Hunter and brings him back into the ring. Hunter hits Lesnar with rights to the gut. Lesnar rolls up Hunter for a two count. Hunter drills Lesnar with knees to the gut, but Lesnar reverses a whip and blasts Hunter with a nasty clothesline. Lesnar picks up Hunter and tries for a suplex, but Hunter is able to counter with a suplex of his own.
Brock tries for a splash, but misses and crashes and burns in the corner. Hunter tries for the pedigree, but Lesnar fights it off and whips Hunter into the corner, over the ropes and to the outside. Lesnar heads to the outside and Hunter launches him into the announcer’s table stomach first. Hunter hits Brock with a fist to the gut and Lesnar yells out about his stomach. Hunter hits Lesnar with another punch to the gut.
Lesnar struggles back into the ring and Hunter follows. Lesnar tries for the kimura, but Hunter fights it off with knees to the stomach. Hunter hits Lesnar with a running knee to the stomach that looks more like it hit the arm. Hunter keeps going after the stomach, continuing to bury his knee in Brock’s gut. Lesnar drops to the mat, and gets up, walking right into a spinebuster. Hunter waits for Brock to get up and he tries for the Pedigree. Brock counters, shouldering Hunter, but Hunter fights out and hits the pedigree. Hunter pins Brock, but Lesnar is able to kick out at two.
Lesnar connects with a blatant low blow, and the ref looks conflicted, but he ultimately doesn’t call for the DQ. Lesnar stands and waits for Hunter. He shoulders Hunter and hits the F5. Lesnar rolls over into the pin, but Hunter is able to kick out at two.
Lesnar locks on the kimura again, dropping to the mat and clamping on the body scissors. Hunter makes it into the ropes but Lesnar wont let go. Hunter punches at Lesnar’s side and stomach to break the hold. Both men make it to their feet and Hunter is able to connect with another pedigree.
While rolling Lesnar over, Lesnar locks in the kimura lock in the middle of the ring and locks in the body scissors as well. Hunter tries to fight, but Lesnar twists Hunter’s arm at a funny angle, and Hunter is forced to tap out.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Following the match, Lesnar smiles as he makes his way to the back. A trainer checks on Hunter in the middle of the ring, examining his arm.
Hunter refuses treatment, waving the doctor off and rolling into the ropes. He looks pretty dejected. He continues to wave off treatment, shoving away the trainer. The crowd chants the Hunter tapped out. He looks at the crowd and says he’s sorry. The show ends with Hunter walking sadly to the back, continuing to apologize and look like he’s about to cry. Cole teases this as the end of Triple H.