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

Eve and Teddy Long are shown exiting AJ's office. Teddy talks about what a great job AJ is doing and what good things the superstars are saying. Eve sarcastically agrees. Punk is shown standing to the side and he rolls his eyes before heading into AJ's office. Punk says putting a champion in a match where he can lose his title without being pinned is unfair, and Punk thinks it's because he refused her marriage proposal. AJ stares off into space and doesn't answer. Punk says she has disrespected him just like the public, but tonight he'll successfully defend his title and show he's the best in the world, and tomorrow night she and everyone else will be forced to show him respect. Punk walks off and AJ continues to stare off into space.

World Heavyweight Championship Match
- Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio

The entrance:

We get a video package that shows the events leading up to this match over the past few weeks, including the match being cancelled, and then put back on, and Sheamus stealing Del Rio's car.

Ricardo Rodriguez is out to introduce Alberto Del Rio who drives to the ring for his match in a beautiful black Ferrari convertible.

Sheamus is out next, and the World Heavyweight Champion gets a great reaction on his way out to the ring.

The start:

The bell rings and both men lock up. Sheamus takes Del Rio into the corner, but Del Rio turns things around. Sheamus shoves him away. Another lock up and Del Rio takes Sheamus into the corner. Sheamus hits him with a big right. Sheamus and Del Rio fights into the ropes and over the top to the outside where Sheamus crashes into the announcer's table. Sheamus and Del Rio fight around ringside before Sheamus sends Del Rio back into the ring. Del Rio catches Sheamus with a couple of nasty kicks on his way back in, but ends up running into a big kick and eating a neckbreaker from Sheamus for two.

Mid-match notes:

Sheamus beats on Del Rio in the corner, but Del Rio turns things around. Sheamus is able to shoulder Del Rio and hit the rolling senton for another two count. Sheamus tries for the razor's edge, but Del Rio fights out of it and sits on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus pulls Del Rio off and Del Rio pulls the turnbuckle cover off in the process. Del Rio scores with a big kick, but can't lock in the cross arm breaker. Sheamus misses the bicycle kick, landing out on the apron and Del Rio hits him with a low dropkick that sends him to the outside.

On the outside, Del Rio launches Sheamus into the ring steps before sending him back into the ring. Del Rio heads to the top rope and jumps off with a flying chop of some sort to take Sheamus down to the mat. Del Rio locks in the rear chin lock, but Sheamus fight up to his feet and out of the hold. Del Rio comes back with a kick to the back of the thigh and a big kick to Sheamus' face. Del Rio takes Sheamus down to the mat with another big kick. Del Rio chokes Sheamus against the middle rope before the ref breaks it up. He knees Sheamus in the face before clamping on another rear chin lock.

Sheamus fights out of the hold, but runs right into a knee to the gut. Del Rio stomps down on the back of Sheamus' head, driving it into the mat for another two count. Del Rio mocks Sheamus, calling for the bicycle kick and hyping himself up in similar fashion. He runs in but Sheamus hits him with a couple of big forearms, but Sheamus charges and Del Rio sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Sheamus hits Del Rio with a couple of head butts and heads to the top rope, but Del Rio stops him and takes him down to the mat with a huge avalanche style single arm DDT that's good for another near fall.

Sheamus is able to shoulder Del Rio, but Del Rio fights out of it and locks in the cross arm breaker in the middle of the ring. Sheamus is able to stand and lift Del Rio off the mat, still in the hold, before dropping him to the canvas to break it. Sheamus waits for Del Rio to stand, and runs into a back elbow, but he comes right back with white noise for another near fall.

Sheamus hypes himself up and tries for the bicycle kick but Del Rio avoids it and Sheamus drives him back into the corner with the exposed turnbuckle before tying him up in the ropes and hitting him with repeated clubbing blows to the chest. Sheamus mounts Del Rio in the corner and hits him with repeated rights, but Del Rio drops Sheamus down face first into the turnbuckle that's exposed and follows with the enzugiri. Sheamus still kicks out. Del Rio is frustrated and he pulls Ricardo into the ring.

The finish:

Ricardo tries to toss his shoe in to Del Rio, but he misses and Sheamus catches it. He blasts Del Rio with the shoe and hits the Irish Curse backbreaker, pinning Del Rio for three.

Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus

Alberto is furious as he argues with the referee. Sheamus celebrates with his title at the top of the ramp.

Footage of Triple H talking to referee Scott Armstrong is shown. He says the only two ways this match can end is someone tapping out, or getting pinned. He says this is going to be a fight, a fight to the finish. Hunter tells him to let them fight.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
- R-Truth & Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Prime Time Players

The entrances:

The Prime Time Players are out to the ring first, and the crowd doesn't seem to be too impressed with the duo of Young and O'Neil.

R-Truth and Kofi Kingston are out next, and the champs get a warm welcome from the fans in attendance.

The start:

The bell rings and Truth takes Young down to the mat with a series of rights, right away. Truth takes Young down with a big shoulder block. Truth hip tosses Young and the crowd is chanting for Kobe Bryant. Truth delivers a big leg drop for a two count. Young kicks Truth in the gut and takes him into his corner to tag in Titus. Truth tries to fight off both men but Titus takes him down to the mat with a big right.

Mid-match notes:

Titus clamps on a front face lock and takes Truth down to the mat when he tries to fight out. Truth is able to surprise Titus with a spinning elbow, and tag in his partner. Kofi comes in and takes Titus off his feet after a flurry of offense. Kofi leaps up and hits the boom drop. He tries for the TIP, but he's distracted by Young and that allows Young to roll to the outside. Kofi follows and he's distracted by Young again, allowing Titus to hit a big clothesline and lay Kofi out. Titus rolls Kofi into the ring and gets a quick two count.

Titus slams Kofi down to the mat for another near fall before tagging Young into the match. Titus suplexes Young into Kofi's back which is good for another two count. Young locks on a body scissors and Kofi struggles to fight out of it. Young tries for a belly to back suplex but Kofi reverses it. Young is able to come up with a powerslam that's good for a two count. Titus tags in and stomps away at Kofi. Kofi tries to fight back with a series of rights, but he's caught in an abdominal stretch.

Kofi is able to fight out of the hold, but Titus catches Kofi. He goes for a slam, but Kofi counters into a DDT and both men are down. Both make the tag and Truth comes in with a couple of big clotheslines for Young before hitting a spinning press and a sit out front suplex. Truth goes for the pin but it's broken up by Titus. Kofi heads in and he's tossed over the top by Titus. Kofi skins the cat, sends Titus from the ring, and leaps over the top to take out Titus.

The finish:

Young tries to roll up Truth, but Truth kicks out at two. Truth hits the Little Jimmy, and he pins Young for three.

Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: R-Truth and Kofi Kingston

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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 [email protected]!!!! 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.

  • [email protected]

    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

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  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.