Welcome everyone to tonight’s live coverage of SummerSlam! There is plenty in store for tonight as Brock Lesnar returns to action to defend his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe in the WWE Championship Match, along with Alexa Bliss and Ronda Rousey fighting it out for the Raw Women’s Championship, plus more. Join us down below for live coverage and results for the show! Make sure to join the discussion down in the comment section!
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SummerSlam Kickoff Show Results
- Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas and Zelina Vega defeated Rusev and Lana
- Cedric Alexander retains Cruiserweight Championship against Drew Gulak
- B-Team retains RAW Tag Team Championships against The Revival
That wraps up the Kickoff Show! Now it's time for the main show. Let's get started!
For the past few months, Seth Rollins has had his problems. He lost his IC Title to Dolph Ziggler and has had run-ins with Drew McIntyre being at Ziggler's side. Since this has become an issue, Rollins figured he needed backup once and for all at SummerSlam. He brought out the Lunatic Fringe, Dean Ambrose! We haven't seen Ambrose since the end of last year when The Shield reunited. To start the main card out, Ziggler and Rollins will battle for the IC Title!
Intercontinental Championship - Seth Rollins w/ Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler (c) w/ Drew McIntyre
As Rollins and Ziggler got things started, McIntyre thought he would get involved. Before he could even try, Ambrose came to get in his face. Rollins nearly had the advantage on the champ but Ziggler rolled out to ringside to regroup. Ziggler gets back in and is ready to fight.
Rollins quickly turns the table and Ziggler rolls back out, once again, to regroup. McIntyre thought he could intimidate Rollins but Ambrose comes over to even that playing field. They get back in the ring and it seems that Rollins has some control. McIntyre comes to distract him, Ziggler takes advantage! Ziggler is now in control of this one! He's wearing his challenger down, attacking every bit of Rollins, including that surgically repaired knee. He ends up at ringside!
McIntyre thinks he wants smoke with Rollins but Ambrose obliges. Ziggler gets Rollins back in the ropes and goes back to wearing the former champion down. Just as Rollins picks some energy back up, Ziggler flips him over the rope back towards ringside. Remember, there's a psychopath and a lunatic fringe at ringside. They get back in and, quickly, end up back on the outside.
Taking his time getting back in the ring, he picks up some energy and gets going against the champ. Rollins gets a nearfall and climbs up top. Ziggler meets him but is knocked back down. He rolls out of harm's way and this ticks Rollins off. Rollins for the suicide dive and the momentum builder, once again! Rollins with another nearfall. He goes for a Bucklebomb but Ziggler is fighting it. Ziggler flips a drop from Rollins into a Ziggler Sleeper Hold but it's quickly broken.
Both men end up on the apron, Ziggler is hyping himself up. Rollins tries to counter but Ziggler kicks him into the steelpost and follows up with the DDT on the apron. Rollins rolls back in the ring as the referee almost counted him out! Ziggler looks to capitalize but Rollins turns it over and climbs to the top for a frog splash. Ziggler gets the knees up with the nearfall! He gets back to work on the challenger. Rollins counters the fameasser and gets Ziggler on the top rope. Ziggler tries to fight him off but Rollins jumps right back up and hits an inverted superflex followed up with the modified sidewalk slam and a nearfall! How in the world did Ziggler kick out of that!? Rollins sets up for the Curb Stomp, McIntyre sneaks up behind Ambrose and pushes him into the steel steps. Ziggler moves out of the way and comes back with the Zigzag and the near fall.
Rollins tries to flip things around and McIntyre goes for the distraction! Ambrose comes to his Shield brother's aid and pulls McIntyre off the apron, followed up with Dirty Deeds! Rollins was in shock and took his eye off of Ziggler! Ziggler wants the superkick party but Rollins counters with one of his own. He sets up the Curb Stomp for the win!
WINNER by pinfall and NEW champion: Seth Rollins
What's next for Dolph and Drew? Monday Night Raw should be pretty interesting! But what a match! That was definitely an A+!
Renee Young is backstage and has the Bella Twins! She wants to know what they think of Evolution and if there's any chance of seeing them return. They can't wait to see how Ronda Rousey does tonight and as she wins the title.
The New Day earned their shot at the Smackdown Tag Team Championships, held by The Bludgeon Brothers. Tonight, can The New Day become champions for the 5th time? This match takes place now!
Smackdown Tag Team Championships - The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (c)
Representing The New Day would be Big E and Xavier Woods. Woods goes right at Harper as the bell rang. Harper takes no time recovering and turning the tables, overpowering the smaller Woods. He tags Rowan is and Rowan continues what Harper started. He's displaying just pure power! The champs traded tags and knock Big E off of the apron for a few. They team up and get Woods to the outside, setting the steel steps up to dismantle him. He fights them off and is back in the ring looking for a tag to his partner.
Harper tries to stop him but Woods, once again, fights him off and gets the tag to E! E takes Rowan out momentarily. He goes to work on Harper but Harper flips it over and tags Rowan in! The goes for a finish but E counters. Both teams trade moves to one another and end up on the outside. Rowan gets E back in the ring and tags Harper. They go for the Crucifix Bomb and a breakup by Woods. Rowan goes at Woods.
Neither team has an edge! The New Day wants to end it! Woods is in against Harper and wants the diving elbow! Harper rolls to the outside but that doesn't stop Woods from doing what he wanted off the top rope. He delivers the elbow to Harper on the floor mat, possibly injuring himself in the process. Big E smells victory! He doesn't want Woods to stop the fight. He can be hurt after they're champions! They rolls Harper back in and Woods tags E in. They set up for the finish. Don't look now, Rowan attacks Woods with the signature hammer and that ends it. Harper stops him from completely dismantling E. But takes the hammer and does it himself...
WINNERS by DQ: The New Day
Of course, The Bludgeon Brothers have champions' advantage so they still have the titles. What a way to end a title match, huh? Speaking of a way to end a match....
For months, Braun Strowman has a thorn in Kevin Owens' side. He has put KO through hell and back. He dropped KO off of a 30-foot ladder at Money in the Bank, threw him off stage in a porta-potty, and has thrown him off the top of a steel cage and onto the announcers' table. KO gave the best idea to Stephanie McMahon and Raw GM Kurt Angle about fighting Strowman at SummerSlam for his MITB briefcase. Stephanie liked the sound of it and made it official! What will KO have up his sleeve tonight? How can he come out on top tonight at Barclays Center against the monster? That match is next!
Money in the Bank Briefcase - Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman (current holder)
Strowman, as we all may expect, starts off giving KO those hands. He's already gotten him at ringside and looks like a freight train. KO tries to get in the match with a superkick but nothing can knock Braun off. Braun chokeslams KO on the steel ramp! He gets KO back in the ring and wants to put him away for good. The Monster with the Powerslam and the win!
WINNER by pinfall and STILL Mr. Monster in the Bank: Braun Strowman
Carmella has been running the Smackdown Women's Division for months now after she cashed in her MITB briefcase on Charlotte and won the title. Becky Lynch has fought for years to get a shot at the title. She's hungry for it! She won that chance. Charlotte was added into the mix and it looks like Carmella will defend her title in a triple threat. Can Carmella keep her title and walk out of SummerSlam STILL as champion? Will Becky Lynch kick lass and finally win it back after years of frustration and hard work? Will Charlotte win the title back and become champion once again? Stay tuned.
Triple Threat Match: Smackdown Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella (c)
Charlotte and Becky give tea but Mella attacks Lynch to start the action. They try to get Carmella out of the picture but Mella won't stay down for long. Things start to unfold between the two friends and they put their friendship on hold. They go at it with Mella constantly being a thorn in their sides.
The champ gets them both out and is going to work on both! She's making a mockery of the two of them. As Mella mocks Lynch, Flair hops back in the ring and accidentally gives the big boot to Lynch after the champ moved out of the way. Mella takes time going at Flair and Flair goes at the champ. Lynch picks her spot and tries to take Flair out. She climbs up top and missile dropkicks both of her opponents!
Lynch picks up the momentum and Flair is out of the picture. But it wasn't long before The Queen got back in and Lynch is out of the picture! Mella goes at Flair and gets her on the top turnbuckle. Flair turns Mella's move into a Boston Crab! She turns the Crab into the Figure 4! Lynch leg drops Flair and covers her. Mella stops the count. No one can keep an advantage!
Lynch and Mella end up on the outside! Flair climbs up top and delivers a corkscrew to both women. At this point, everyone is breaking up pins. No one can keep an advantage. Becky goes to Dis-Arm-Her (Mella) a couple times. The champ can't turn it around. Flair hops in the ring and lays Lynch out for the win!
WINNER by pinfall and NEW champion: CHARLOTTE FLAIR
Carmella looks on as Flair celebrates her title victory. The crowd is booing Flair! The, now, former champ cries her way backstage. Lynch and Flair seem to embrace in the middle of the ring. As they let go for the last time, Lynch slaps Charlotte back to North Carolina and is attacking the new Smackdown Women's Champion. She is laying waste to Flair! My goodness! All that pent up frustration is being given to Flair. Lynch leaves her, now, former best friend laying on the side of the announce table and leaves Barclays Center to cheers and the WWE Universe screaming "You deserve it!"
For years, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe have given the wrestling world beautiful rivalry matches. Tonight marks their first time in WWE. And what a way to do it for the WWE Championship! Samoa Joe has completely made things personal between them. Who will come out of Brooklyn as the WWE Champion once and for all? Will Joe win his first main roster title and put Styles to sleep? Or will Styles remain as "The Champ That Runs the Camp" and leave with the title?
WWE Championship - Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles (c)
As the announcer gave intros, Joe took the mic and gave a special intro to AJ Styles' family from Gainesville, GA. Styles vows to beat his longtime friend and rival. Both men start off trying to figure each other out! Styles locks the hold in on Joe. Joe makes him let it go but Styles, quickly, brings him back down on the canvas back in the hold. Joe pushes him off and delivers a shoulder block.
Styles, using his quickness, gives Joe a few nasty leg kicks. Joe kicks Styles off his feet with leg kicks of his own! Styles turns it back over and the two traded chops and jabs. Joe picks up steam, goes off the ropes but Styles with the dropkick to knock Joe off his balance and gain some control. Neither man can keep the edge.
Styles gets Joe on the outside and doesn't want him to get any breathing room. He goes for the running knee on the apron, Joe catches him and knocks him off balance. This one is in Joe's playing field now. He plants him into the canvas and Styles gets to the outside. Joe goes for the suicide dive and the champ's face bounces off the announce table! The challenger begins to wear the champ out!
Styles tries to get back in this one as they were both on the outside. Joe with the shot to knock Styles off his feet and goes for the another suicide dive. Styles with the kick and he's back in control of this one! Styles gives Joe a moonsault-turned-Reverse DDT and a nearfall. He sets up for the Styles Clash but Joe moves out of the way. Styles gets Joe up top and meets him, Joe headbutts him off! He delivers a leg drop to Styles, followed up by the nearfall.
Joe is getting frustrated! What can he use to put the champ away? Joe with the signature boot and a senton but it's followed up with the 2 count. Styles turns it around the the inverted knee drop and the WWE Universe is starting to wake up! Styles is on the apron and sets up for the finish! Joe moves and turns the match over with the powerslam and a nearfall. Still, a frustrated Samoa Joe, what can he do to put Styles out? Styles counters Joe and flips the momentum into a Styles Clash! One! Two! Th---! Joe kicks out! Joe kicks out!
Styles goes back to work on Joe. He gives the shots! Joe comes back shots of his own but Styles stops him in the corner. He goes for the running corner attack but Joe counters and uses Styles' momentum against him! Both men are on the canvas. This match is off the charts! Styles locks the Calf Crusher in on Joe. Joe bashes Styles head into the mat and locks the Coquina Clutch in! Styles barely gets a foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Joe tries to figure out what else he can do! He digs in his bag of moves and looks for the old finisher. Styles blocks it and Joe kicks him off the top turnbuckle!
Styles is now busted open! Joe grabs a mic and turns to Styles' wife. He tells her that it seems like daddy isn't coming home so, instead, he'll be her new daddy. This lit Styles up and he drives Joe through the barricade and fights off security! Styles picks up a chair and completely dismantles Joe. That ends it!
WINNER by DQ: Samoa Joe
The title stays with Styles due to the champions' advantage. He meets up with his wife and daughter and walks off with them to leave the arena. Joe was fuming when he got to his feet! Safe to say, this feud is all but over.
Elias is out on stage and wants to ask...."WHO WANTS TO WALK WITH ELIAS?!" He wants to sing a new song. As he started the song, the neck of his guitar broken apart! He lost his mind!
Backstage, The Miz is walking out to the arena. He runs into his former "Miztourage" members, now known as "B-Team." He assumed they wanted to wish him luck but he says he doesn't need it. They let him know that they aren't pulling for him and that "B-Team stands for...."Daniel Bryan"," followed up with their entrance phrase....
For 8 years, Daniel Bryan and The Miz have feuded. Miz feels like he doesn't need to face him and has nothing to prove to him because he's more superior than Bryan. Ever since Bryan got medically cleared, he's had it out for The Miz. He ready to show Miz why he deserves to be in the ring! After all the talking, the taunting, tonight we will see who will come out on top and finally squash this longtime feud! Should be one for the books!
The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan
The Miz's wife and daughter are at ringside! Both men start off pretty energized. Miz mocks Bryan and already having given him "Yes!" kicks in the corner, followed up with the corner dropkicks. Bryan catches him and is going to work on Miz. Years of frustration and he has finally gotten his hands on him! Miz counters Bryan and locks in the infamous limb lock. Bryan gets an arm free and turns it over to lock it in right back on Miz. He turns it into a 2 count pin.
Bryan gives the corner "Yes!" kicks and Miz counters. Bryan ends up on the top rope and Miz takes advantage. He clothesline Bryan off the rope! He begins to wear The Submission Specialist down. Miz gets the idea to punch Bryan in the face and is completely mocking him! Daniel Bryan isn't going down though. He gets Bryan in the corner with a series of strikes and is taking time to rub it in. Bryan battles out of the corner and gets the momentum going!
He drops Miz and looks to find that extra gear. Bryan gets to his feet and goes for the corner dropkicks with fire in his eyes, followed up with "Yes!" kicks and puts Miz on the top turnbuckle. He sends Miz across the ring with a hurricanrana and a two count. It's Bryan's turn to wear The Miz down. Miz counters Bryan but Bryan gets Miz to the outside and delivers dives! He gets Miz back in the ring and climbs to the top once again. Miz slows him down and meets him. It's obvious that both men have done their homework. Bryan slips off the turnbuckle and Miz is hung up on the turnbuckle.
Bryan takes advantage and drops Miz from the top rope! Belly-to-Back suplex with a two count! Bryan sets Miz up for "Yes!" kicks in the middle of the ring. Of course, on the last one, Miz counters and brings Bryan down but can't put him away with the DDT. He tries to figure out what he can do. Miz gets to his face with Bryan on his knees. He goes for his version of the "Yes!" kicks but Bryan is just absorbing them! He turns it back over and lays Miz out! He gets the crowd going with the sea of "Yes!" Miz counters and wants the Figure 4. Bryan wants the Yes! Lock! Miz flips him and, out of nowhere, comes the Skull Crushing Finale with the nearfall.
Miz sets up for his version of the corner dropkick. Bryan comes back with a kick to the face and another nearfall. Miz is on the apron and counters Bryan. He wants a suplex but Bryan counters and meets him on the apron! He goes for the running attack on the apron but Bryan goes shin first into the steel post. Miz capitalizes and locks in the Figure 4 in the middle of the ring. Bryan is trying his hardest to fight through it and turn things back around. He flips the Figure 4 around but Miz crawls his way to the ropes, breaking the lock.
They trade blows as they get to their feet. Miz wants the finish but Bryan counters. Bryan flips Miz around and turns elbow strikes into the "Yes!" Lock! Miz is trying to bite his way out of the hold. Bryan fights to keep it locked. Miz gets to the ropes and crawls out of the ring. Bryan follows with a driveby. Miz stumbles to Maryse and it appears that she hands him something. Bryan dropkicks Miz and tries to get him back into the ring. Miz slides back out to ringside and Bryan goes for the suicide dive. Miz strikes Bryan, laying him out! And stumbles back to Maryse and she takes back what she handed him! Miz covers and gets the win!
WINNER by pinfall: The Miz
It appears that Maryse handed Miz a pair of brass knuckles. He escapes Brooklyn with the victory!
For some time, Finn Balor and "Constable" Baron Corbin have feuded. It's all about a battle of size. Tonight, we look to see who can put this feud to rest! Corbin makes his way to the ring! The lights have dimmed before Balor's arrival! Everything is red and here comes the "DEMON KING" Finn Balor! For the first time in a year, the "Demon" has graced us with his presence.
"Constable" Baron Corbin vs. "Demon" Finn Balor
Balor starts off pretty strong against Corbin! He's putting a pure beatdown on Corbin. He tried to run from the Demon! But can't! Balor sets up Corbin in the corner with the dropkick and climbs up top! Coup de Grace for the win!
WINNER by pinfall: "Demon" Finn Balor
All those hours of all that "Demon" paint......freaking worth it......
Ever since Jeff Hardy lost his US Championship to Nakamura, he feels like he lost a huge part of his connection with the WWE Universe. Let's not forget who has taken him out of his game as well, Randal...Keith...Orton.... He may play a big factor in the results of this match. Who will come out of SummerSlam as the US Champion? Stay tuned!
United States Championship - Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (c)
Both men start this one off trying to get a feel for each other. Nakamura baits Hardy in with his infamous "COME ONNN!" and goes to work. Hardy returns it back to him and they're going at it! Nakamura turns this over and begins to wear the former champion down.
Hardy is trying his hardest to get back into this one but The Con Artist isn't letting him. He turns it around on Nakamura and looks to build up some offense here. We're seeing vintage Jeff Hardy. Nakamura catches Hardy offguard and is going back to work. Hardy fights his way back in. He catches the champ with Whisper in the Wind and a two count. Hardy climbs back up top but Nakamura knocks him off and gives him knees as Hardy stays there propped up on the top rope.
Nakamura sets up for finish, Hardy counters! The champ tries to get out of this one with a low blow but Hardy moves! Hardy takes advantage and puts him down with a couple of Twists of Fates. He climbs back to the top but Nakamura crawls to the apron. That doesn't stop Hardy as he takes the risk and goes for the Swanton Bomb. Nakamura moves, sending Hardy crashing into the apron on that injured back.
He takes advantage and wears the champ down. The champ sets up for the KNEE-TO-FACE, Kinshasa! Shinsuke retains!
WINNER by pinfall and STILL champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Randy Orton's music hits.....he makes his way to the ring but stops and goes backstage. Hardy comes to his feet and gives a WONDERFUL round of applause.
For the last couple of months, Ronda Rousey has had problems with the Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. This feud started back when Alexa Bliss interfered in the title match between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey at Money in the Bank. Tonight, we see who will leave Barclays Center with the Raw Women's Championship! Natalya is coming out to ringside and is getting a huge standing ovation from the WWE Universe after the passing of her father. Bliss comes out and brushes off The Bellas Twins who are at ringside in the crowd. Let's get this started!
RAW Women's Championship - "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss (c)
Bliss wants to start this one off running from Rousey. Bliss is laid out by Rousey and crawls to the outside, once again. Rousey baits her into the ring and invites her! Bliss locks the sleeper in but Rousey isn't going to sleep. She is dismantling the champion! Bliss tries running one more time and kicks her as she enters the ring. That just ticked Rousey off! Rousey lays Bliss out and nearly pulls Bliss' arm out of socket! Bliss just has to tap! She has nowhere to go! Rousey is going to break her arm. She's screaming in agonizing pain! Bliss finally taps!
WINNER by submission and NEW champion: "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey
Rousey is celebrating with all of her friends and her husband! She made history tonight, becoming the first person to ever be a Women's UFC Champion AND WWE Women's Champion.
For the last 3 years, we've seen Roman Reigns have this huge obsession with Brock Lesnar. Every time, he has come up short when he's stepped foot in the ring with Lesnar. It almost looked like Lesnar and Heyman's relationship was crumbling but everything was a set up. Heyman is the big factor in this feud. He set Reigns up for a Lesnar kill! Reigns still will stop at nothing to get that Universal Championship and finally beat "The Beast" Brock Lesnar. Can he do it here tonight in Brooklyn? Let's do it!
Before the match, "The Monster in the Bank" Braun Strowman has come out with a huge pop! He just announced that he will cash in his briefcase after Reigns and Lesnar go at it. He won't do it with their backs turned. And wished them luck!
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (c) w/ Paul Heyman
As soon as the match started, Reigns came out with Superman Punches and Spears! That last spear turned into a Guillotine Hold from Lesnar. Reigns breaks out by slamming Lesnar on the back of his head! Lesnar locks it back in just as Reigns let his guard down. The Brooklyn crowd is going, Paul Heyman is screaming at Reigns to tap! Reigns picks him up another time and slams him to break the hold again!
Lesnar is startled! Reigns is gasping for air! The Beast takes his gloves off and is ready for a fight. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch and Lesnar turns it into Suplex City. The Beast is fired up! Reigns is gasping, trying to get his breath back. Lesnar gets another suplex in and stares Strowman down, followed up with "You both suck!" chants. Reigns turns the tables and goes for the spear. He goes crashing to the outside into Braun Strowman! Strowman gets up and stands over Reigns. Lesnar gives The Monster an F5 right on the floor! He gets Reigns back into the ring and Strowman grabs Lesnar's ankle. Lesnar's completely beats The Monster down with the briefcase, flinging it up the stage.
He beats Strowman down with the steel chair to make sure he doesn't cash that briefcase in and gets back in the ring! As he prepares to hit Reigns with the chair, it's a spear out of nowhere! Roman Reigns with the spear! He puts The Beast away for good!
WINNER and NEW champion: Roman Reigns
It was one heck of a show! Some had its low points but overall, I'd rate that as an A-. What's next for Reigns? When will Strowman cash in the briefcase? Join us tomorrow for, what should be, an interesting night of Monday Night Raw! We can't wait to see you all back here with us! Enjoy the rest of your night wrestling world.