SummerSlam Kickoff Show

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WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show Results
August 19, 2018
Brooklyn, New York
Results by: Jason Namako of

Backstage segment where Rusev tells Aiden English to stay behind for the next match.

Mixed Tag Team Match: Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega vs. Rusev and Lana

Rusev and Almas go back and forth early, with Almas doing his pose in the ropes. Rusev unloads with shots in the corner, loud “Rusev Day” chants. Vega with the distraction, allowing Almas to send Rusev into the ringpost and begin to work over the arm. Rusev fights back, but Vega pulls Lana off the apron to stop a tag. Almas hits a Corner Destino out of the corner for 2. Rusev blocks another Corner Destino and sends Almas crashing down outside. Ladies get the tags in and Lana mounts a comeback, hitting a bulldog and a Spinarooni, ala Booker T. Neckbreaker gets 2. Big slam gets another 2. Vega begs off, but sends Lana into the corner. Vega with a Step-Up Kick and goes for the Basement Meteora, but Lana with a Machaka Kick. Almas distracts Lana, then avoids Rusev, sending him into the barricade. Lana slaps Almas, but Vega rolls her up using the ropes to steal the win.

Winners: Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega by pinfall (Roll-Up)

Funny backstage segment with RAW GM Kurt Angle, Smackdown GM Paige and 205 Live GM Drake Maverick featuring them cranking digs at Constable Corbin.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak

Gulak’s stablemates, The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher, have been banned from ringside per 205 Live GM Drake Maverick. Feeling-out process early. Gulak blocks a Backflip Headscissors, but Alexander avoids the Gu-Lock and hits a dropkick. They brawl at ringside until Gulak with a big push kick and begins to take control, hitting a draping neckbreaker across his knee outside. Gulak with a hot-shot across the apron and works over Alexander’s neck. Gulak gets a nearfall. Gulak with a Hangman’s Stretch applied, but Alexander gets out and fights back. Alexander comes back with a Spring-In Flatliner. Alexander mounts a comeback, hitting a series of right hands and a flip dive outside wiping out Gulak! Gulak stops a springboard, then goes for the Gu-Lock while Alexander is in the ropes, breaking before the 5 count. Gulak gets a close 2. Gulak goes for the Gu-Lock again, but Alexander blocks it and hits his spinning back elbow. Alexander with a Sole Kick, but Gulak with a big slap. Gulak rolls through a Sunset Flip and pins Alexander for 2. Gulak then catches the handspring kick with an Ankle Lock applied. Alexander gets out, but Gulak counters a Spanish Fly with a pin attempt for 2. Alexander then counters Gulak’s pin and gets the win to retain the title.

Winner and STILL WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Cedric Alexander by pinfall

RAW Tag Team Championships: The B-Team (Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas) (c’s) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)

Revival go to work on the champions early, going after Dallas’s leg and hitting Axel with Shatter Machine. Revival work over Dallas until Axel makes the hot tag and mounts a comeback. Revial takes back over, but Dallas trips over a Dawson cradle on Axel, reversing it and retaining the titles for B-Team. WOW!

Winners and STILL RAW Tag Team Champions: The B-Team by pinfall

Champions celebrate in shock and amazement after.