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

After a lengthy video package highlighting the events of the past week in LA leading up to SummerSlam, it's time for the next match, but not before another lengthy video package that highlights the events of the past few weeks leading up to this match.

Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Championship
- CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Big Show

The entrances:

John Cena is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a giant mixed reaction from the Staples Center.

The Big Show is the second challenger to make his way out to the ring, and it's almost comical to compare the reaction he draws from the crowd to the cheers and boos Cena drew.

The Champion, CM Punk, is the last man to make his way out to the ring. He gets a pretty massive reaction from the crowd, and it seems mostly positive.

The start:

No formal ring introductions, as instead we're just going straight into the match. Show punches Cena and head butts Punk before head butting both men. Show blasts Cena with a punch to the gut, then does the same to Punk. Show sends Cena into the corner before catching Punk and tossing him down to the mat. Show takes Punk into the corner hard and then picks Cena up for a huge chop to the chest. He then picks up Punk and nails him with a big chop to the chest. Another big chop for Cena, and a head butt, and another chop for Punk.

Mid-match notes:

Cena and Punk begin to fight back with a series of kicks, but Show reverses a double suplex attempt and takes over both Punk and Cena. Show sends Cena into the corner and charges in with a huge back splash that sends Cena falling to the outside. Show hits Punk with a back splash, but Punk pops out of the corner and hits Show with a low dropkick that sends the monster to the mat. Punk hits Show with a series of kicks to the chest and stomach. Punk calls for the G2S, and he actually lifts Show for a second, but Show falls down and chops Punk hard. Cena is in and he shoulders Show, but he falls down and Show lands on his head. Punk tries to pin Cena, but it's broken up by Show.

Show stands on Punk's back for a bit before picking him up and launching him into the corner. Show takes Punk into the corner where he hits him with another giant chop across the chest. Show charges into Cena on the apron and sends him crashing out to the floor. Show sends Punk into the corner and runs in for a splash, but Punk moves out of the way. Punk goes for a springboard, but Show catches him and drops him down into a reverse DDT. Show calls for the WMD and Cena comes in from behind for a series of rights. Show catches Cena with a huge spear and he goes for the pin, getting two.

Show piles up Cena and Punk next to each other. Show heads up to the middle rope and launches himself off with a Vader bomb. Punk moves but Show catches Cena. Show tries for the pin but Punk breaks it up. Show sends Punk over the top rope by pushing him across the ring. Cena rolls to the outside and Show follows after him. Show picks Cena up for a big head butt. Punk charges in and Show catches him by the throat, launching him into the ropes where he bounces back to the floor. Show and Cena head back into the ring where Show catches Cena with a side slam.

Show picks Punk back up to the apron, but Punk stuns Show and backs him up into a belly to back suplex from Cena. Cena calls for the five knuckle shuffle, but he's clotheslined out of nowhere by Punk. Punk heads to the top rope and leaps off with a huge elbow drop to Big Show. Show tosses Punk across the ring to break the count. Punk hits Show with a big kick to the side of the head and a reverse STO to Show, who's on his knees. Punk locks in something that almost looks like the LaBell lock, but Show fights out of it.

Cena hits Show with a big shoulder block before locking in the STF. Show gets to his feet with Cena on his back and squashes him in the corner. Cena leaps out of the corner with a cross body, but he's caught and slammed by Show. Punk surprises Show and takes him out. He runs into the corner hitting Show with a running knee. He backs up and hits a second running knee, then a third. Punk tries for the bulldog, but Show pushes him away. Cena heads to the top and drops the leg to the back of Show's neck. Punk locks in a submission, and Cena clamps on the STF and Show is forced to tap. The bell rings, and everyone is confused.

While Cena and Punk argue with the ref, they're interrupted by AJ Lee's music, and the Raw GM skips her way down to the ring. AJ asks for the mic. AJ smiles and looks at both men before saying restart the match.

The finish:

Show catches both men around the throat and hits a double chokeslam. He pins Cena but Cena kicks out. Punk also kicks out. Show calls for the WMD. He tries for it on Cena but Cena ducks and shoulders Show. Cena hits the AA. Punk throws Cena from the ring and pins Show, getting the three count.

Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk

Following the match, Cena looks shocked as he realizes that Punk stole the victory right out from under him. Punk celebrates with his belt, playing to the crowd.

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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.