The host of Summerslam, The Miz, is out first to kick off the show. He welcomes everyone to the 26th annual Summerslam event. Miz plugs two main events for tonight – Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk and John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship with Triple H as the special guest referee.
Fandango’s music hits to cut off The Miz. A confused Miz says, “Really? Welcome to Summerslam!”
A video package runs hyping John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to the show. We go live to the Staples Center in Los Angeles where a huge display of pyro goes off. JoJo of “Total Divas” is out to sing the National Anthem at the top of the stage.
“Ring of Fire” Match
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
The bell rings and here we go. The flames are turned on surrounding the ring. Kane grabs Wyatt and tosses him to the corner hitting a few rights. Kane does the same thing on two more corners and then levels Wyatt with a big clothesline. The flames fly high when Bray hits the mat. We see a shot of Harper and Rowan trying to get in the ring and the flames shoot high backing them off. Kane with a suplex on Wyatt. Wyatt dodges a corner shot from Kane and responds with a body slash in the corner. Bray drops big rights over Kane after pulling him down from the corner. Bray with kicks to the body of Kane. We see a shot of a firefighter at ringside observing the flames. Kane catches Wyatt with a big boot when he hits the ropes charging at Kane. Kane with a corner clothesline and side slam combo on Wyatt. Wyatt with a big forearm to the back of Kane taking him down. Wyatt yells out at Harper to get a weapon. Harper tries to throw a kendo stick in and it instead catches on fire when the flames go high. Kane with a chokeslam on Wyatt. Kane grabs Wyatt by the throat and picks him up. Kane yells, “This is my playground boy!” Kane with a second chokeslam on Wyatt. Kane signals for the end. Harper and Rowan put a blanket over the flames and hit the ring. Kane fights off both Harper and Rowan for a bit until Harper charges Kane taking him down.
Harper drops elbows as Rowan keeps Kane down. Harper and Rowan pick up Kane and push him to the corner. Harper with a big clothesline on Kane and Rowan follows with a body splash. They pick up Wyatt who is sitting down in the corner. Wyatt is on his knees holding his arms out as Harper and Rowan pick up Kane. Wyatt grabs Kane and connects with his facebuster finisher. Wyatt covers Kane for the pinfall.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match, Bray Wyatt stands over Kane. Wyatt leaves the ring as Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are close behind carrying Kane. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Wyatt is sitting down in his rocking chair when we see a shot of Harper and Rowan putting Kane down stomach first over the bottom of the steel steps. Harper and Rowan grab the top part of the steel steps, hold them over the top of Kane, Wyatt grabs the head of Kane, holds it down and they drop the steel steps over Kane’s head. Wyatt lights up his lantern and The Wyatt Family drags Kane away to the back.
We see footage from earlier tonight of Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk being changed to a No DQ match courtesy of a backstage promo by Paul Heyman.
Damien Sandow vs. Cody Rhodes
Lock up and Cody Rhodes with big body shots to Damien Sandow early on. Rhodes with a few more shots and a big back body suplex. Sandow fights back with big forearms to the lower back of Rhodes. Sandow with a snap suplex into a cover that results in a one count. Sandow drives his knees into the back of Rhodes and pulls back on his arms. Sandow counters a Cross Rhodes attempt early on and throws more knees to the body. Sandow with his side russian leg sweep and connects with his Elbow of Disdain. Sandow locks the leg of Rhodes and gets Rhodes turned over in modified Boston Crab. Rhodes spins out of it to break free. Sandow fights back with a big forearm to the back of the head. Sandow is sitting up on the top turnbuckle, Rhodes cuts him off and hits a modified Muscle Buster for a close two count. Rhodes with a clothesline, elbow and right hand combo to level Sandow each time. Rhodes with a Goldust drop down and uppercut to Sandow. Rhodes connects with a springboard missile dropkick on Sandow. Rhodes with a low blow kick to Sandow as Sandow was holding on to the top rope. Sandow with his swinging neckbreaker to get another close two count. Rhodes counters a sunset flip attempt into a close two count. Rhodes connects with his Beautiful Disaster and gets a very close two count on Sandow.
Sandow with a roll up on Rhodes from the corner for a close two count. Sandow thought he had it. Sandow holds on to the ropes when Rhodes was attempting a roll up. Rhodes pulls Sandow back and connects with the Cross Rhodes. Rhodes hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match, Damien Sandow crawls over and clutches his “Money in the Bank” briefcase. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
A video package runs focusing on the career of Christian in WWE.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Christian
Lilian Garcia did the ring introduction for challenger Christian. Alberto Del Rio cut off Lilian’s initial introduction and insisted she introduce him in Spanish. Garcia proceeded to do so getting tons of heat from the crowd in Los Angeles. The bell rings and we get a lock up with Del Rio pushing Christian to the corner. Del Rio with a headlock and hangs on when Christian tries sending him to the ropes. Christian dumps Del Rio to the outside early on. Del Rio is back up on the ring apron and Christian drops him off the top rope. Back in the ring, Del Rio catches Christian with an elbow. Del Rio is up on the top turnbuckle. Christian tries to cut him off. Del Rio counters and crotches Christian. Del Rio with a huge kick to the head and Christian falls back in the tree of woe. Del Rio lays in some boots to Christian and then connects with a big kick to the chest. On the outside, Del Rio sends Christian back first into the ring barricade area and then tosses him back in the ring. Del Rio drops Christian down on the mat face first and then works over his right shoulder using the ropes for help. Del Rio goes top rope and drops his body weight over the bad shoulder of Christian. Del Rio goes flying through the ropes to the outside when Christian moves out of the way against the ropes. Christian with a big flying splash over Del Rio on the outside to take him out.
Back in the ring, Del Rio pulls Christian down by the arm of his bad shoulder and lays in some more boots. Del Rio’s nose is busted open a bit as he eats a boot from Christian jumping off the top turnbuckle. Christian with a second rope missile dropkick that levels Del Rio. Christian throws right hands to Del Rio in the corner. Christian avoids a kick to the head from Del Rio, goes up top, jumps and connects with a cross body resulting in a close two count. Del Rio counters a Killswitch attempt. Del Rio with a backcracker on Christian when Christian is up on the second turnbuckle looking to jump back at Del Rio. Christian takes another huge kick to the head from Del Rio. Del Rio with a cover and Christian again powers out after two. Del Rio jumps from the second rope and misses with a body splash attempt. Christian is now up on the second rope and connects with a twisting flying elbow. Del Rio sends Christian to the corner hitting a few shoulder charges. Both men are up on the top turnbuckle. Christian attempts a sunset flip. Del Rio hangs on and catches Christian with a big right punch. Christian is back up with Del Rio and connects with a big huricanrana. Christian with a cover and Del Rio kicks out. Christian is going for a spear when Del Rio catches him with a big dropkick to the face. Del Rio with a cover and Christian kicks out.
Christian with a drop toe hold and uppercut combo. When Christian is returning to the ring, Del Rio catches him with another kick to the head. Del Rio covers Christian and Christian again kicks out. Del Rio is frustrated. Del Rio lowersa a knee pad, Christian counters a superkick attempt from Del Rio and catches Del Rio with a spear! Christian immediately favors his shoulder in pain. Del Rio grabs the bad arm/shoulder of Christian and goes for the arm bar. Christian is trying to prevent Del Rio from completely locking it in. Del Rio pulls back and gets the arm bar fully locked in. Christian is trying to fight out of it. Del Rio continues to pull back with force. Christian taps.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, the referee hands Alberto Del Rio the WWE World Heavyweight Championship right away. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, we see a shot of Del Rio and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder. Renee Young is in the ring looking to get a word from Del Rio. Del Rio takes the mic away and said the Mexican people need a hero to look up to. He said he can be that man, he can be that hero, your World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio.
We see footage of Maria Menounos and Natalya defeating Brie Bella and Eva Marie earlier today at Summerslam Axxess. Back live, The Miz is with “EXTRA” host Maria Menounos. Menounos talked about the Twitter war started by The Bella Twins over the “Total Divas” show. Fandango then shows up dancing with Summer Rae. Miz dances with Menounos and walks off.
Natalya w/ The Funkadactyls vs. Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella and Eva Marie
Brie Bella with a big slap to Natalya early on. Natalya responds with a slap of her own. They exchange a few more slaps. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter right away and Brie is able to reach the ropes in time. Natalya grabs Brie on the outside and tosses her back in. On the outside, Nikki and Eva pull Natalya down over the ring apron. Brie with a big baseball slide shot to Natalya. Back in the ring, Brie drops a leg over Natayla. The fans are chanting for JBL, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. Brie with shots to Natayla in the corner. The crowd is now starting a “WE WANT TABLES” chant in Los Angeles. Brie with a quick facebuster on Natalya. Natalya with a modified Stunner on Brie and then levels her with a quick clothesline. Natalya gets the Sharpshooter locked on. Brie is crawling. Brie with a counter sending Natalya to the corner. The Funkadactyls tackle Nikki Bella and Eva Marie at ringside when they were pulling on the arm of Natalya. Brie gets an arm lock applied and is yelling at her to tap. Natalya counters getting Brie up on her shoulders. Brie with a roll up that results in a close two count. Brie with a big knee. Natalya with an Alabama Slam into a Sharpshooter. Brie taps.
After the match, Natayla celebrates her win with The The Funkadactyls.
Backstage, we see footage from earlier today of Ryback complaining about his soup being cold to the person running catering. The catering guy said it is supposed to be cold. Ryback demands he take it away. Ryback pours the soup down his shirt. He then pours the rest of the soup from the pot over his head and leaves.
A video package runs hyping Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk tonight.
No Disqualification Match
Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman vs. CM Punk
The bell rings and Brock Lesnar lifts CM Punk up right away and throws him in the corner. Lesnar with shoulder charges to Punk. Lesnar tosses Punk with ease to the other corner and connects with some big boots to the body. Punk with knees to Lesnar. Lesnar blocks a body kick and throws Punk to the outside side of the ring by his head. Punk jumps back up and Lesnar catches him sending him to the corner. Punk with a high knee. Lesnar stays up. Punk with a second high knee and Lesnar goes down. Punk with another knee to the head that sends Lesnar flying through the ropes to the outside. Punk with a suicide dive that takes out Lesnar. Punk grabs the top part of the steel steps, but Lesnar pushes the steps back into Punk. Punk is able to drive Lesnar face first into the steel ring post when Lesnar puts Punk up on his shoulder. Punk is up on the top turnbuckle and connects with a sledgehammer shot that levels Lesnar at ringside. Punk stands up on the announce table and connects with a flying clothesline on Lesnar. Punk walks over and goes after Paul Heyman when Lesnar attacks Punk from behind. Lesnar grabs Punk and tosses him with ease over the top of the announce table. Lesnar grabs Punk and throws him over the table once more. Punk clipped part of the TV monitor and you can see a cut over his back.
Lesnar takes the top part of the announce table, puts it over Punk’s back and stomps over it splitting it in two. Lesnar with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Punk on the outside. Lesnar tosses Punk back in the ring. Punk tries to fight back with body kicks and Lesnar cuts him off with a right hand. Lesnar puts Punk up in the corner and connects with a series of shoulder shots. Lesnar applies a bearhug on Punk. Punk tries to fight out with elbows to the head of Lesnar. Lesnar catches Punk with a big knee. We see a shot of Paul Heyman at ringside yelling, “Stay down!” Punk fights out with some body shots and kicks. Punk goes up top, Lesnar catches Punk and connects with a huge fallaway slam sending Punk to the other side of the ring. Lesnar picks up Punk and drops his body over his knee repeatedly. Lesnar with a cover and Punk kicks out after two. Punk bites the ear of Lesnar and then throws some more body kicks. Punk catches Lesnar with a flying knee to the head from the top turnbuckle. Lesnar is sitting in the corner trying to regain his composure as he gets to his feet. Punk with a high knee to the jaw in the corner on Lesnar. Punk connects with another high knee. Punk with another high knee attempt, Lesnar counters, Punk counters and then drops Lesnar with a kick to the head. Punk is now going up to the top turnbuckle.
Punk stands high, jumps and connects with his flying elbow. Punk goes for the cover and Lesnar kicks out after two. Punk calling for GTS. Punk has Lesnar up. Lesnar counters out. More counters between the two. Punk with another kick to the head that drops Lesnar. Punk has Lesnar up again. Lesnar counters the GTS and gets the Kimura Lock applied standing up. Lesnar then drops to his back keeping it applied. Punk counters into an arm bar. Lesnar breaks free and Punk gets a triangle choke applied. Lesnar lifts Punk up and powers him down with a huge powerbomb. Punk keeps the triange locked in. Lesnar lifts Punk up again on his shoulders, backs to the corner, Punk with a few right hands and then powers Punk down with a second huge powerbomb. Both men are down. Lesnar with a series of suplexes on Punk, another cover and Punk kicks out. Lesnar leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair at ringside. Lesnar has the chair in hand as Punk jumps off the nearby top turnbuckle and takes out Lesnar. Punk has the chair and cracks it over the back of Lesnar. Punk with another shot to the back of Lesnar as Lesnar rolls back in the ring. Lesnar blocks another shot, kicks Punk, grabs the chair and Punk with a low blow to Lesnar as he drops the chair. Punk grabs the steel chair and is heading to the top turnbuckle as Lesnar is still on the mat.
Punk comes flying off the top turnbuckle with the steel chair in hand and drops the chair over the face of Lesnar connecting in full. Punk with a cover and Lesnar somehow powers out after a two count. Punk with more shots to the back of Lesnar using the steel chair. Paul Heyman jumps to the ring apron and takes the chair away from Punk. Punk grabs Heyman. Lesnar grabs Punk. Lesnar has Punk up on his shoulders. Punk grabs the tie of Heyman. Lesnar is screaming at Heyman to let go. Punk jumps off the shoulders of Lesnar, gets Lesnar up and connects with the GTS! Punk covers Lesnar and Heyman breaks up the pinfall. Punk chases after Heyman around the ring. When Punk is back in, Lesnar has Punk up, goes for the F5 and Punk counters into a DDT. Punk covers Lesnar and Lesnar gets a shoulder up after two. Punk gets the Anaconda Vice locked on. Lesnar is teasing he may tap. We then see Heyman jump in with the chair. Punk breaks the submission and grabs Heyman. Punk with a big right punch that drops Heyman. Punk gets the Anaconda Vice locked on Heyman. Lesnar then cracks the steel chair over the back of Punk. Lesnar with repeated shots to the back of Punk using the chair. Lesnar has Punk up and he connects with the F5 with Punk landing face first on the chair. Lesnar hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
After the match, we see a shot of both Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman smiling. We then see highlights from the match leading to the finish. Back live, we see a shot of CM Punk just starting to recover in the ring. Punk is favoring his right arm/shoulder. The crowd in Los Angeles starts a loud “CM PUNK” chant. A frustrated Punk kicks the corner turnbuckle pad and sits on the ring apron. Punk limps his way to the back.
A promo for WWE Night of Champions on September 15 airs.
Video is shown of a fan that took a body splash bump from Mark Henry at Summerslam Axxess. That fan and his friends are sitting at ringside for the next match.
Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn vs. Big E Langston and AJ Lee
We start with Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston. Ziggler drops Langston early with a quick dropkick. Langston fires back with a big belly-to-belly suplex. Langston gets an abdominal stretch applied on Ziggler and drops some big elbow shots. Langston holds back the arms of Ziggler allowing AJ to get a slap in. Ziggler catches Langston with another dropkick. Tags to AJ and Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn with a quick charge and backbreaker. AJ catches Kaitlyn with a quick spin kick that results in a two count. AJ catches Kaitlyn with an elbow and then connects with a swinging neckbreaker. AJ with a second swinging neckbreaker on Kaitlyn and takes a few skips around the ring. AJ with a kick to the back of Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn fires back with a big shoulder tackle. Tags to Ziggler and Langston. Ziggler with a body splash and neckbreaker combo. Ziggler drops repeated elbows. Ziggler ends up dropping 10 elbows as the crowd in Los Angeles counted along. Kaitlyn runs in to break up a pinfall and AJ takes out Kaitlyn with a bigk nee. Langston with a huge charge in the corner on Ziggler. Langston misses another charge attempt. AJ grabs the leg of Ziggler under the bottom rope. Kaitlyn with a spear to AJ. Langston with a huge clothesline on Ziggler. Ziggler counters Langston and connects with the Zig Zag to get the pinfall.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn
After the match, we see highlights leading to the finish. Back live, we see a shot of Ziggler and Kaitlyn celebrating.
Backstage, The Miz recaps the events at Summerslam when Fandango interrupts him again. Miz levels Fandango with a clothesline.
We check in with the Summerslam panel with Booker T, Shawn Michaels and Vickie Guerrero.
Special Guest Referee: Triple H
John Cena (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
Big reaction for Daniel Bryan during his entrance. Mixed reaction for John Cena. Even more of an insane reaction for Bryan during the ring introduction for the challenger by Justin Roberts. More mixed reactions for Cena during his ring introduction.
The bell rings and here we go. They immediately point out John Cena’s left elbow on commentary as Cena gets in a quick headlock takedown on Bryan. Bryan fights out quickly. Lock of the hands and Cena trips up Bryan keeping his shoulders on the mat. Bryan gets his shoulders elevated each time avoiding a pinfall. Bryan with a monkey flip, goes for a Yes Lock early and Cena bails. Cena has words with the doctor at ringside. They ask the doctor at ringside what was discussed. The doctor informs Michael Cole that Cena said his elbow feels fine. Back in the ring, Cena goes back to the headlock takedown on Bryan. Lots of mat wrestling and counters between the two. Cena with a big shot to Bryan on the ring apron sending Bryan flying into the announce table at ringside. Bryan sends Cena into the steel steps at ringside. Bryan has Cena up on the top of the steps, Cena counters and connects with a suplex on Bryan off the steel steps to the floor. Back in the ring, Cena sends Bryan with force into the corner. Cena with a HUGE powerbomb on Bryan that results in a two count. Bryan with elbows to the head of Cena. Crowd chanting “YES” with each strike connecting. Bryan with kicks to the chest repeatedly. Cena walks forward with a big knee to the gut. Bryan with a big clothesline. Bryan with stiff kicks to the chest of Cena.
Cena ducks the final kick to the head, connects with his shoulder tackle and executes his spinning powerbomb plant. Huge booing from the crowd in Los Angeles. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle when Bryan kicks him in the face. Cena is down, grabs Bryan by the legs, gets him back down, Bryan is up and Cena again connects with his twisting planting powerbomb. Cena connects with Five Knuckle Shuffle. Bryan counters an early AA attempt and kicks Cena in the face from the corner. Bryan connects with a top rope missile dropkick that results in a two count. Bryan back with more body kicks and yells at Cena to get up. Bryan drops the bad left elbow of Cena off his shoulder. More kicks to the back of Cena by Bryan. Cena trips up Bryan with a drop toe hold, Bryan gets Cena tripped up and then locks the STF on Cena. Cena is pulling himself towards the ropes. Cena gets close. Bryan breaks the hold, picks up Cena on one leg and connects with a german suplex into a bridge for a two count. Bryan hangs on and connects with a second German Suplex for another two count. Cena powers out of a third attempt, Bryan counters and gets the Yes Lock applied. Cena is trying to power out of the submission. Cena is out and on his feet. Bryan jumps on Cena and gets a full body guillotine choke applied dropping down to the mat.
Cena fights to his feet, pushes Bryan into the Bryan, Bryan hangs on and Cena finally breaks free sending Bryan back first into the corner. Cena with the AA out of no where. Bryan kicks out! Loud “YES!” reaction from the crowd. Cena can’t believe it. Cena goes up to the top turnbuckle. Bryan cuts him off. Cena pushes Bryan off. Bryan is back up and connects with a big elbow. Cena again swats Bryan away. Bryan charges in with a flying dropkick to the head of Cena. Bryan with a headbutt to Cena. Bryan with a superplex to Cena and hangs on to the top turnbuckle with his legs. Bryan fires himself up and sits back up on the top turnbuckle. Bryan stands up, jumps and connects with the flying headbutt from the top. Bryan with the cover and Cena kicks out after two. Cena quickly rolls out of the ring. Bryan hits the ropes looking for a suicide dive when Cena jumps up and connects with a big elbow to cut him off. Cena goes up top, jumps and connects with his top rope leg drop. Cena with a cover and Bryan again kicks out after two. Cena picks up Bryan and sits him up on the top turnbuckle. Cena sits up on the top turnbuckle and puts Bryan on his shoulders. Bryan fighting back dropping elbows over the neck of Cena. Bryan attempts a snap huricanrana. Cena hangs on. Bryan appears to drop Bryan on top of his head.
Bryan seems okay. Cena drops Bryan down and goes for the STF. Cena gets it locked in and Bryan turns over putting Cena partially on his back with one shoulder off the mat. Triple H is checkign on Bryan. Bryan counters into the Yes Lock. Cena gets to the ropes breaking free. Bryan with repeated shots in the corner. Cena cuts off Bryan with a huge clothesline exploding from the corner! Cena and Bryan exchanging shots. Both men catch each other in the air as they meet in the center of the ring. Cena and Bryan are up using each other to stand. Cena slaps Bryan. Bryan slaps Cena back. They exchange repeated slaps. Bryan gets the better of Cena with slaps. Cena cuts off Bryan. Cena has Bryan up on his shoulders. Bryan with a counter connecting with a big DDT. Bryan is back up top. Bryan jumps, Cena catches Bryan, tosses Bryan to his shoulders, Bryan counters and gets a two count off a small package. Bryan immediately responds with a kick to the head. Bryan starts a loud “YES” chant. Bryan with a huge flying knee to the head of Cena. Bryan hooks the leg and gets the pinfall!
Winner and new WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Daniel Bryan can’t believe it. Triple H hands Bryan the WWE Champion. Bryan begins to celebrate with the title. Cena pushes Bryan during his celebration. Cena shakes hands with Bryan. Cena also shakes hands with Triple H. Bryan kicks off a loud “YES” chant. Special guest referee Triple H raises his arm. Confetti starts to fill the Staples Center. Pyro goes off in the entrance area.
Randy Orton’s music hits. Orton has the “Money in the Bank” briefcase in hand. Orton holds the briefcase up near the ring staring down Bryan. Orton turns and leaves as Bryan starts another “YES” chant. Triple H then kicks Bryan and gives him a Pedigree. Orton hands in his briefcase. Triple H calls for the bell.
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Randy Orton
Randy Orton drops down, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and new WWE Champion: Randy Orton
After the match, Randy Orton is handed the WWE Championship and holds it high up on the corner. We see highlights of Triple H attacking Bryan, Orton cashing in and becoming the new champion. Back live, Randy Orton has the WWE Championship over his shoulder as Triple H raises his arm to close the show.