For the third consecutive year, WWE SummerSlam comes our way from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Including the kickoff show, the night has 13 matches scheduled, eight of them for championships. As always the night starts with a two-hour pre-show featuring three matches.
The kickoff show has a full panel with Renee Young, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Lita, David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg, along with Sam Roberts, Charly Caruso and Dasha Fuentes backstage. We also get treated with not one but two Elias Samson ballads.
Match 1: The Miztourage (Miz, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel) defeat The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan
The Miz picked up the win for his team after a blind tag allowed him to sneak behind Jason Jordan and hit a Scull Crushing Finale for the pinfall victory.
Match 2: WWE Cruiserweight Championship - Neville defeats Akira Tozawa
After getting the knees up to block Tozawa's senton, Neville hits a massive Red Arrow on to Tozawa's back and gets the 1-2-3 to regain the cruiserweight championship.
Match 3: WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship
The Usos defeat The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)
After tons of near falls, The Usos take advantage of Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston being laid out on the outside. Big E tries to hit the Big Ending but a series of superkicks from the Usos, including two double kicks, followed by the double splash leads to the Usos regaining the SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles.
You can watch the entire two-hour kick-off show below.
Match 1: John Cena vs Baron Corbin
Cena rolls out of the ring and tells JBL that this kid is shook and he is obviously still thinking about last Tuesday night. Cena puts on JBL’s cowboy hat. Corbin tries to attack Cena outside but Cena rolls back into the ring. Corbin levels Cena with a right hand then stomps Cena in the corner. Big boot by Corbin then a surprise clothesline to Cena. Cena tries to fire up but Cena ends up running headfirst into a power slam by Corbin.
Cena gets some offense in and goes for his five moves of doom but misses the five knuckle shuffle. Corbin dives under the ropes, rolls back into the ring and blasts Cena with a chokeslam backbreaker. Corbin sets up a superplex. Cena fights Corbin off. Tornado DDT by Cena. Five knuckle shuffle by Cena. Cena sets up the AA but Corbin counters into the deep six. Cena kicks out. Corbin takes off his shirt and beats down Cena in the corner. Corbin tries his duck under the ropes bit again but Cena meets him with a lariat. Cena hits the AA for the win!
Winner – John Cena
Match 2: SmackDown Live Women' Championship
Naomi (c) vs Natalya
Natalya slaps Naomi in the face as soon as the bell rings. Seated atomic drop by Natalya and she steps on Naomi’s back. Naomi pops up and hurricanranas Natalya. Natalya rolls to the outside but Naomi hits a blockbuster off the apron. Naomi rolls Natalya back into the ring for a near fall. Natalya stuns Naomi’s leg on the top rope and catapults Naomi headfirst into the ring post. Natalya only gets a two count. Naomi lands a few leg kicks but Natalya picks Naomi up and hits a Michinoku driver for another near fall. Natalya applies an abdominal stretch. Naomi escapes but eats a discus clothesline by Natalya. Natalya sets up a superplex.
Naomi counters and hits a second rope Russian leg sweep. Natalya and Naomi trade strikes. Natalya tries another discus clothesline but Naomi counters with a scorpion kick. Head scissor driver for a near fall by Naomi. Glow kicks by Naomi but Natalya grabs Naomi’s leg and forces her into a split. Natalya kicks Naomi in the head. Natalya gets trapped on the second rope. Naomi crushes Natalya with a springboard guillotine leg drop! Naomi only gets another two count. Natalya trips Naomi into the corner. Naomi locks in her submission but Natalya reverses it into the sharpshooter. Naomi rolls Natalya into the turnbuckle. Naomi tries the split legged moonsault but Natalya gets her knees up. Natalya locks in the sharpshooter. Naomi has no choice but to tap out.
Winner and NEW SmackDown Live Women’s Champion, Natalya!
Match 3: Big Show vs Big Cass
(Enzo Amore will be in a shark cage over the ring)
Big Show has his right hand is all wrapped up. Show punches Cass in the gut with his right hand. Show winces in pain and switches to his left. Show chokes Cass in the corner. Big chop by Show. Show whips Cass into the corner hard. Show lays in a few kicks to Cass’ ribs. Sidewalk slam by Show. Show comes down hard on his bad hand. Body slam by Show. Show climbs up top. Show misses a splash. Show lands right on his hand. Cass splashes Show in the corner. Cass charges in again but Show hits the WMD with his bad hand. Cass kicks out. Cass kicks Show in his hand. Cass works over Show’s injured hand.
Top wrist lock by Cass. Show manages to toss Cass across the ring. Running clothesline by Show. Show chokeslams Cass. Cass kicks out at 2.5. Cass rolls out of the ring. Show tries to bring Cass back into the ring but Cass slams Show’s hand on the ring post. In the shark cage, Enzo strips down to his boxers to try to squeeze through the bars of the shark cage. Enzo pulls gloves out of his boxers and a bottle of oil. Enzo sprays the oil all over himself. Enzo squeezes through the bars and jumps out of the cage. Cass greets Enzo with a big boot. Cass lands two big boots on Show followed by the empire elbow for the win.
Winner – Big Cass
Match 4: Randy Orton vs Rusev
Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring and goes to do his corner pose as Rusev attacks from behind. Rusev beats down Orton for a few minutes till the ref pulls him away. The ref checks on Orton to see if he can go, Randy says yes and the bell rings. Rusev charges in, RKO out of nowhere, 1-2-3.
Winner- Randy Orton
Match 5: Raw Women's Championship
Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss (c)
Bliss forces Banks into the corner. Banks and Bliss trade shots. Bliss blast Banks with a stiff elbow. Banks tries to lock in the Banks Statement but Bliss avoids it. Bliss stuns Banks on the ropes. Bliss hits a crossbody off the top. Banks turns it into a pin of her own. Bliss kicks out. Bliss traps Banks in the corner and kicks her over and over again. Banks catches Bliss with a high knee. Bliss traps Banks in the ropes. Bliss slams Banks headfirst into the mat. Banks fires up bit Bliss choke pushes her. Bliss goes up top. Banks cut her off but Bliss manages to put Banks in a sleeper on the top rope. Bliss breaks the hold. Banks falls to the mat. Bliss hits insult to injury off the top rope for a near fall.
Bliss shoulder blocks Banks in the corner. Bliss tries to lock in another top rope choke. Banks counters and slams Bliss to the mat. Sliding knee by Banks. Banks and Bliss are both out on the mat. Banks fires up. After a few punches and clotheslines Banks Regal cutters Bliss for a near fall. Bliss tries a neck breaker but Banks fights it off. Bliss drives Bank’s face into her knee. Bliss tries another choke push but Banks kicks her in the head. Bliss tries a sunset flip off the second rope. Banks holds Bliss up and drives her head first into the turnbuckle. Double knees by Banks. Bliss tries to DDT Banks. Banks turns it into the Banks Statement. Bliss gets to the ropes. Bliss rolls out of the ring.
Banks rolls out to the apron. Bliss yanks the ring skirt which causes Banks to fall off the apron. Bliss brings Banks back into the ring just to throw her back to the outside. Banks hits the mat hard. Banks is clutching her shoulder. Banks is almost counted out. Bliss works over Banks’ shoulder. Bliss hits the Twisted Bliss but Banks kicks out. Bliss tries to pick Banks up off the mat but Banks locks in the Banks Statement. Bliss rolls into a pin. Banks kicks out and rolls back into the Banks Statement. Bliss taps out.
Winner and NEW Raw Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks!
Match 6: "The Demon" Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt
Bálor crawls around on the ground. Wyatt rolls out of the ring. He isn’t sure what to make of Bálor. Wyatt gets in the ring and punches Bálor. Bálor shrugs it off. Bálor takes Wyatt down with a double axe handle. Bálor stomps Wyatt out. Wyatt rolls out of the ring. Bálor blast Wyatt with a clothesline outside the ring. Back in the ring, Bálor leap frogs over Wyatt. Wyatt does his hanging rope taunt. Wyatt rolls out of the ring again. Bálor topé con hilos onto Wyatt. Bálor rolls Wyatt back into the ring. Bálor goes up top but Wyatt rolls out of the ring once again. Bálor tries to retrieve Wyatt but Wyatt punches him in the face. Wyatt hits a rope hung suplex to the outside. Back in the ring. Wyatt hits an inverted Tower of London. Wyatt tries to pin Bálor but Bálor’s shoulder was up. Wyatt locks in a rear chin lock.
Wyatt whips Bálor into the corner. Wyatt hits a splash. Wyatt sets up Sister Abigail. Bálor counters and double foot stomps Wyatt. Bálor tosses Wyatt to the outside. Baseballs slide by Bálor. Bálor hits a PK on the apron. Wyatt tries to stand but Bálor leaps off the apron and double foot stomps Wyatt’s back. Wyatt tries Sister Abigail again. Bálor counters and hits the sling blade. Bálor runs into a big boot by Wyatt. Wyatt goes up top. Bálor dropkicks Wyatt off the top. Eye of the Hurrican by Bálor. Wyatt rolls out of the ring for about the 157th time. Bálor torpedo dropkicks Wyatt on the outside. Bálor rolls Wyatt back into the ring. Bálor runs at Wyatt but runs right into a clothesline. Wyatt does the spider walk. Bálor pops up and yells in Wyatt’s face. Sling blade by Bálor. Bálor torpedo dropkicks Wyatt. Bálor lands the coup de grâce for the win!
Winner – Finn Bálor
Match 7: Raw Tag Team Championship
The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) vs Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
Ambrose and Cesaro lock up. Ceasro drives Ambrose into the corner. Sheamus tags in and locks up with Ambrose. Ambrose slams Sheamus. Rollins tags himself in and drives a knee into Sheamus’ head. Elbow by Ambrose. Cesaro tags in and is complete shotted into the turnbuckle by Rollins. Double back elbows by Ambrose and Rollins. Dropkick by Ambrose. Rollins follows that with a dropkick of his own. Ambrose and Rollins send Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus brogue kicks Ambrose outside the ring. Rollins tries a dive but Sheamus and Cesaro catch Rollins in the air. Cesaro and Sheamus launch Rollins in the air. Rollins crashes to the mat outside. Sheamus sends Rollins back into the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus take turns beating down Rollins in their corner. Rollins surprises Cesaro with a blockbuster off the top. Sheamus cuts Rollins off from tagging in Ambrose. Bodyslam by Sheamus.
Cesaro runs off the apron and jumps into the crowd. There was a beach ball being bounced around in the crowd. Cesaro grabs the ball and rips it up. In the ring, Rollins catches Sheamus with his pop up head kick. Rollins dumps Cesaro to the outside. Cesaro clutches at his knee. Ambrose dives off the top onto everyone. Rollins finally tags in Ambrose. Ambrose clotheslines Cesaro. Ambrose dives to the outside onto Sheamus. Sheamus hits the ring but Rollins springboard clotheslines him. Ambrose and Rollins send Cesaro and Sheamus out of the ring. Ambrose and Rollins hit tandem dives. Ambrose and Rollins hit a Hart attack sling blade. Ambrose dives off the top right into a European uppercut by Cesaro. Cesaro knocks Ambrose into the ropes. Ambrose hits the lunatic lariat. Sheamus goes up top but Ambrose cuts him off. Rollins kicks Sheamus in the back. Ambrose superplexes Sheamus off the top.
Rollins hits a top rope splash for a near fall. Rollins and Ambrose beat the crap out of Sheamus in the corner. Rollins and Ambrose try to double powerbomb Sheamus but Cesaro breaks it up. Cesaro tags in and splashes Ambrose. Ambrose rolls through into a pin. Cesaro kicks out. Ambrose tries dirty deeds. Cesaro counters into the swing. Cesaro transitions into the sharpshooter. On the outside, Sheamus hits a rolling senton on Rollins. Ambrose almost gets to the ropes. Cesaro pulls Ambrose back and locks in the cross face. Ambrose breaks the hold. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a power bomb clothesline combo. Cesaro and Sheamus set up their finish. Rolling springboards up to the top rope and hurricanranas Cesaro off the top. Cesaro goes flying into Sheamus. Rollins superkicks EVERYONE! Rollins hits the ripcord V-Trigger knee on Sheamus. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds for the win!
Winners and NEW Raw Tag Team Champions, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins!
Match 8: United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens - Special Referee Shane McMahon
Before the bell rings Styles jumps on Owens. Shane pulls Styles off of Owens. The bell rings and Owens and Styles tear into each other. Owens and Styles end up on the outside. Styles hit a sliding knee off the apron. Owens stomps on Styles as he gets into the ring. Styles surprised Owens with a dropkick. Back breaker by Styles. Styles leap frogs over Owens but Owens manages to destroy Styles with a clothesline. Corner clothesline by Owens. Owens immediately follows that up with a cannon ball in the corner. Running Senton by Owens for a near fall. Owens argues with Shane after a near fall. Owens chops Styles around the ring. Styles fires up and a pier six brawl breaks out. Styles picks up Owens in a fireman’s carry. Owens counters. Styles picks up Owens and hits a wheelbarrow face buster. Styles tries a backflip DDT but Owens moves out of the way. Owens superkicks Styles. Styles goes up top. Owens pushes Shane into the ropes. Styles gets crotched on the top rope. Owens tries a superplex but Styles reverses it into a sunset flip power bomb.
Shane is checking on Owens. Styles goes for a springboard 450. Owens pulls Shane in the way. Styles lands on Owens and Shane. Styles checks on Shane. Owens hits the pop-up power bomb. Owens makes the cover. Shane takes a long time to count the fall. Styles kicks out. Owens gets in Shane’s face. Owens yells that Shane should be fine since he falls off buildings. Styles traps Owens in the calf slicer. Owens rakes Styles’ eyes. Owens pushes Styles into Shane. Shane falls out of the ring. Styles locks in the calf slicer. Owens taps but there is no referee. Styles gets in Shane’s face. Owens rolls up Styles for a near fall. Owens tries another cannonball but Styles levels him with a forearm. Styles suplexes Owens into the corner. Styles tries a top rope Frankensteiner. Owens holds Styles and fisherman busters him off the top! Styles kicks out! Styles misses the Pelé kick. Superkick by Owens. Styles lands the Styles Clash. Owens somehow kicks out! Styles misses the Phoenominal Forearm. Owens hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb. Style gets his foot on the rope as Shane counts the three. Shane waves off the pin. Owens is livid. Owens pushes Shane. Shane pushes Owens into a roll up by Styles. Owens kicks out. Pelé kick by Styles. Phoenominal Forearm by Styles. Styles picks up Owens and Styles Clashes him for the win.
Winner and STILL United States Champion, AJ Styles!
Match 9: WWE Championship Match
Jinder Mahal (c) w/The Singh Brothers vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura kicks Mahal in the leg. Mahal backs up. Mahal and Nakamura lock up. Mahal grabs an armbar. Nakamura flips out of it and slaps on a headlock. Mahal counters into a headlock of his own. Nakamura forces Mahal into the ropes. Nakamura taunts Mahal. Mahal pushes Nakamura away. Nakamura tells Mahal to come on! Mahal charges in but Nakamura sidesteps and sends Mahal out of the ring. Nakamura elbows Mahal in the face and kicks him in the chest so hard Mahal fall off the apron. Mahal hits the ropes and runs right into a leg lariat. Jumping knee drop by Nakamura. Mahal crawls to the corner. Nakamura gives Mahal good vibrations. Mahal rolls to the outside. Nakamura sends Mahal back into the ring. Nakamura gets distracted by the Singh Brothers. Mahal knocks Nakamura off the apron. Mahal stomps out Nakamura. Mahal mocks Nakamura and tells him to come on. Running back elbow by Mahal. Mahal elbows Nakamura on the crown of his head.
Nakamura misses a kick but rolls right into an enziguri. Mahal hit the ropes but Nakamura levels him with a kick to the face. Yes kicks by Nakamura. Nakamura sets Mahal on the top rope. Running knee to the gut by Nakamura. Mahal kicks out. Nakamura tries the reverse exploder. Mahal fights out of it. Mahal picks up Nakamura but Nakamura counters into a triangle. Mahal gets his foot on the rope. Nakamura tries a suplex but Mahal counters. Nakamura manages to gourd buster Mahal. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Mahal moves out of the way. Mahal sets up his finisher. Nakamura counters and kicks Mahal in the head. Nakamura hits a Kinshasa to the back of Mahal’s head. The Singh Brothers hit the ring. Nakamura dispatches both Singh Brothers. Mahal sneaks up behind Nakamura and hits his finisher for the win.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal!
Match 10: Raw Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way
Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Braun Stroman vs Samoa Joe
As the bell rings Strowman attacks Reigns. Joe and Lesnar fight in the corner. Lesnar belly to belly suplexes Joe. Joe rolls out of the ring. Reigns sends Strowman into the barricade. Reigns charges Lesnar. Reigns German suplexes Reigns. Joe hits the ring and eats a German suplex as well. Strowman gets in the ring. Before Lesnar and Strowman can lock up Reigns and Joe attack them both. Lesnar and Strowman clear the ring again. Strowman tosses Lesnar into the corner. Strowman clotheslines Lesnar over the top rope. Reigns tries to clothesline Strowman over the top rope but Strowman doesn’t budge. Strowman tosses Reigns to the other side of the ring. On the outside, Joe puts Lesnar in the Coquina Clutch. Reigns tries to Spear them both but Joe moves out of the way. Reigns Spears Lesnar through the barricade. Joe Urnages Reigns on the announcer desk. Strowman pounces Joe into the announce desk! Strowman picks up Lesnar and running power slams him through the announce table. Strowman throws Joe into the ring. As Strowman tries to get in the ring, Reigns hits the drive-by.
Joe dives throw the ropes onto Reigns. Joe and Reigns fight. Strowman darts a desk chair into them both. Strowman picks up Lesnar and running power slams him through another announce desk! Strowman picks up the last announce desk and drops it on top of Lesnar!Officials and referees run down to pull the desk off of Lesnar. The paramedics come to ringside and put Lesnar on a back board to bring Lesnar to the back. Lesnar is brought to the back. Strowman picks up the ring steps and hits Joe with them. Reigns struggles to his feet. Strowman hits Reigns with the steps. Joe gets up. Strowman hits Joe with the steps again. Strowman sends Reigns into the ring. Reigns hits Strowman with the ring steps over and over again. Joe rolls up Reigns but Reigns kicks out. Running senton for a near fall by Joe. Reigns surprises Joe with a Samoan drop for a two count.
Reigns calls for the Superman punch. Joe counters into the Coquina Clutch. Strowman gets back in the ring and chokeslams Reigns and Joe at the same time. Lesnar marches back to the ring. Lesnar spears Strowman. Lesnar German suplexes Reigns and Joe. Strowman attacks Lesnar from behind. Lesnar counters and tries to German suplex Strowman but Strowman isn’t having it. Strowman splashes Lesnar in the corner but Lesnar latches on and locks in the kimura. Reigns Superman punches Lesnar, then Joe, then Strowman. Reigns Spears Lesnar. Lesnar kicks out. Reigns calls for the Spear. Joe grabs Reigns and locks in the clutch. Strowman dropkicks them both. Strowman power slams Joe. Lesnar pulls the referee out of the ring. Reigns pop-up Superman punches Strowman. Strowman finally hits the running power slam on Reigns. Lesnar breaks up the pin. Lesnar picks up Strowman for the F5. Strowman reverses it into a powerslam but Reigns Spear them both. Joe tosses Reigns out of the ring and locks in the clutch on Lesnar. Lesnar turns the clutch into an F5. Reigns breaks up the pin. Multiple Superman punches by Reigns. Reigns calls for the Spear. Reigns charges in and runs right into the F5. It’s over!
Winner and STILL Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar!