Tonight is WWE's annual 'biggest party of the summer' with their 2020 edition of the SummerSlam PPV which emanates from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida and is headlined by a Universal Championship match between 'The Fiend', Bray Wyatt and Champion, Braun Strowman as well as Drew McIntyre defending the WWE Championship against the 13-time Champion, Randy Orton, among several other title matches.
Before the show begins, let's take a look at what tonight has in-store...
Universal Championship, Falls Count Anywhere Match - Braun Strowman (C) vs The Fiend, Bray Wyatt
WWE Championship - Drew McIntyre (C) vs Randy Orton
RAW Women's Championship - Sasha Banks (C) vs Asuka
SmackDown Women's Championship - Bayley (C) vs Asuka
RAW Tag-Team Championships - Street Profits (C) vs Andrade & Angel Garza
United States Championship - Apollo Crews (C) vs MVP
Street Fight - Seth Rollins vs Dominik Mysterio
Loser Leaves WWE, No-Disqualification Match - Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville
You can watch tonight's SummerSlam Kick-Off Show in it's entirety, beginning at 6:00pm (Eastern), below!
After the kick-off show panel of Charly Caruso, Renee Young (in her final appearance with WWE), Pete Rosenberg and WWE Hall of Famers, Booker T and JBL discuss the matches of the evening, it's time to get into our lone match of the kick-off show.
- United States Championship - Apollo Crews (C) vs MVP
Highlights (Apollo Crews vs MVP)
Result - Apollo Crews defeats MVP, And STILL United States Champion
The panel all bid farewell to Renee Young who is leaving the company after tonight and it’s time for the PPV!
We see a fantastic display of pyro and it’s time for Asuka’s first title match of the evening...
- SmackDown Women’s Championship - Bayley (C) (with Sasha Banks) vs Asuka
Highlights (Bayley vs Asuka)
Result - Bayley defeats Asuka, And STILL SmackDown Women’s Champion
After the match, Sasha Banks rushes the ring and attacks Asuka before Bayley joins in and the two beat-down ‘The Empress’, who still has to face the aforementioned Banks in a RAW Women’s Championship match, later on tonight.
Dominik Mysterio, his mother, Angie & father, Rey Mysterio are show backstage. Dominik asks Angie if she can leave for a moment so he can speak to his father, she obliges. Dominik says that tonight is his fight and asks Rey to promise him that he won’t interfere in his match against Seth Rollins, tonight. Rey says he respects Dominik trying to do this on his own and tells Dominik how proud he is of him, but says that he can’t make any promises.
We see a video package highlighting the havoc that ‘Retribution’ has caused over the past several weeks before Kevin Owens makes his way down to the commentary table and he will join the RAW commentary team of Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & Samoa Joe for the RAW Tag-Team Championship match, which is up next...
- RAW Tag-Team Championships - Street Profits (C) vs Andrade & Angel Garza (with Zelina Vega)
Highlights (Street Profits vs Andrade & Angel Garza)
Result - Street Profits defeat Andrade & Angel Garza, And STILL RAW Tag-Team Champions
- Loser Leaves WWE, No-Disqualification Match - Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville
Highlights (Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville
Result - Mandy Rose defeats Sonya Deville
- Street Fight - Seth Rollins (with Murphy) vs Dominik Mysterio (with Rey Mysterio)
Highlights (Seth Rollins vs Dominik Mysterio)
Result - Seth Rollins defeats Dominik Mysterio
- RAW Women’s Championship - Sasha Banks (C) (with Bayley) vs Asuka
Highlights (Sasha Banks vs Asuka)
Result - Asuka defeats Sasha Banks, And NEW RAW Women’s Champion
- WWE Championship - Drew McIntyre (C) vs Randy Orton
Highlights (Drew McIntyre vs Randy Orton)
Result - Drew McIntyre defeats Randy Orton, And STILL WWE Champion
We then see a video package announcing that tomorrow night, on Monday Night RAW, now former-NXT Champion, Keith Lee will make his debut on the Red brand.
It’s not time for our main event of the evening...
- Universal Championship, Falls Count Anywhere Match - Braun Strowman (C) vs The Fiend, Bray Wyatt
Highlights (Braun Strowman vs The Fiend)
Result - The Fiend defeats Braun Strowman, And NEW Universal Champion
After the match, Roman Reigns rushes the ring and beats down The Fiend & Braun Strowman & celebrates with the Universal Champions as the show goes off-the-air.
That’s a wrap for WWE SummerSlam!
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