WWE Summerslam Report (08/21/05) - Washington, D.C.

WWE Summerslam Report
MCI Center in Washington, D.C

-Lilian starts of the evening by singing the American national anthem.

-A video is shown recapping the big matches of the PPV and the events leading to the them.

US Championship Match:
Chris Benoit vs. Orlando Jordan (c)
-Benoit starts the match off quickly hitting two german suplexes and straps in the Crippler Crossface in the middle of the ring and gets the quick win to become new champ.
WINNER and NEW US Champ: Chris Benoit

-Eddie Guerrero is shown backstage when his wife comes in to talk to him. His wife tells Eddie that this match is not about Dominick but about beating Rey and proving he is better. She tries to convince Eddie not to beat Rey and destroy his family. Eddie thinks his wife doesn't think he can beat Rey and tells her to leave since she's not supporting him.

Edge w/ Lita vs. Matt Hardy
-A recap is shown of the entire Matt Hardy/Lita/Edge triangle. Edge comes out first with Lita and surprisingly without his "Money in the Bank" briefcase. Matt comes out next and is greeted by Edge on the outside. They brawl outside the ring before Hardy throws Edge back into the ring. The match officially starts and the two continue to brawl with Hardy getting the upper hand. Edge gets control after a quick headbutt. With Matt Hardy on the apron, Edge hits a suicide spear and takes Hardy to the outside. Hardy begins to bleed from the face after hitting the ring post, face first. The ref checks on Matt a few times, but he wants to continue. Matt appears to be defensive-less as Edge keeps hitting Matt with kicks and punches to the head. The ref then stops the match and announces Edge as the winner to a course of boos.

Custody of Dominick Ladder Match:
Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio
-Guerrero hits Rey with a cheap shot to gain control early. Guerrero goes for the briefcase first, but Mysterio hits Guerrero with a springboard drop kick to knock him off of the ladder. Guerrero tries to bring another ladder into the ring, but Mysterio drop kicks the ladder back into Guerrero's face. Mysterio executes springboard seated senton out Guerrero. Both men attempt to grab the briefcase, but Guerrero flips over the top of the ladder and attempts a sunset flip powerbomb. Guerrero doesn't fully execute the move but does enough to bring Mysterio down as well. Guerrero brings in another ladder and places Mysterio between both of them and hits a helo on the top ladder sandwiching Mysterio. Guerrero makes another attempt at the briefcase, but is met by Mysterio who uses the second ladder which is leaning on the first. Mysterio then back drops Guerrero on to the second ladder, but Guerrero's weight knocks over the first ladder dropping Mysterio too. Mysterio tries to get the briefcase, but Guerrero drop kicks Mysterio off. Guerrero sets up a ladder onto the top rope. Mysterio attempts a hurricanranna, but Guerrero tosses Mysterio stomach first into the ladder on the ropes. Guerrero then heads for the briefcase but Dominick comes into the ring and tries to knock the ladder off, but can't. Guerrero notices and comes down to confront Dominick. Eddie tells Dominick that he will love him cause he's his new daddy. Guerrero attempts to hit Dominick, but Rey comes flying in and attacks Eddie. He hits a 619 with Eddie against the ladder and hits a spingboard leg drop on Eddie with the ladder on top of him. Mysterio begins to climb the ladder but is met by Guerrero who positions him for an electric chair drop. Mysterio spins around and executes a sunset flip powerbomb on Guerrero. Mysterio climbs the ladder and grabs hold of the briefcase, but Guerrero gets back up and moves the ladder. Guerrero grabs Mysterio by the legs and powerbombs him to the ground. Guerrero places the ladder over top of Mysterio and begans to climb. Guerrero grabs the briefcase but Mysterio knocks over the ladder and pulls Guerrero down. Guerrero then hits the three amigo suplexes and hits the last one on top of the ladder. Guerrero goes for the briefcase again with Mysterio nowhere in sight. Vicky, Eddie's wife, hits the ring and pleads to Eddie not to get the briefcase. Guerrero tells her to go home, but she pushes the ladder down. Mysterio climbs the ladder and Guerrero tries to climb up as well but Vicky pulls Eddie down and jumps on top of him which gives Mysterio enough time to grab the briefcase. Dominick comes in the ring to celebrate with Rey.
WINNER: Rey Mysterio

-Chris Jericho is interviewed backstage and states that Cena's run will be over. He also reminds everyone that he beat The Rock and Steve Austin in the same night to become the Undisputed Champion.

No Time Limit Gold Medal Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Eugene w/ Christy Hemme
-Eugene and Christy come out first. Angle comes out next and attacks Eugene before the bell rings. Angle continues to pummel Eugene with some very stiff clotheslines. Eugene counters an attempted clothesline and hits a spinebuster. Eugene mimics the Rock and goes for the People's Elbow, but Angle gets up quickly and hits another clothesline to a surprising course of cheers. Eugene does his version of "hulking" up and hits the Rock Bottom for a near fall. Eugene counters an Angle slam and hits the Stone Cold Stunner for another near fall. Eugene mimics Angle and straps on the ankle lock to which Angle gets out of. Angle hits the Angle slam and straps on the ankle lock. Eugene tries to get to the ropes, but Angle pulls him back into the middle. Eugene is forced to tap out. Angle then grabs a steel chair, tosses Eugene out of the ring and reinacts a gold medal ceremony.
WINNER: Kurt Angle

-Backstage Torrie, Maria, Ashley, Candice and Stacy are shown washing the limo of the President of the USA. The window comes down and Vince McMahon is shown. McMahon then asks "Why not?". The camera then goes to the back of the limo which has a bumber sticker "McMahon for President".

Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker
-Taker overpowers Orton early with a couple of shoulder blocks. Orton walks into a big boot and Taker gets a near fall. Taker begins to work on the left arm of Orton with a few different submission holds. Taker attempts Old School, but Orton counters with an arm drag off the top rope. Orton tries to win a fist fight with Taker, but is easily overmatched. Taker attempts a big boot on Orton who is in the corner, but Orton moves and Taker appears to have injured his left leg. Orton starts to work on the left leg, ramming it into the ring post a few times and locking in a few submission holds. Taker regains control by tossing Orton to the outside. Taker hits Orton with a legdrop on the apron and follows that up with some Old School in the ring. Orton surprises Taker wtih a drop kick and signals for the RKO. Taker escapes the RKO by tossing Orton aside. Orton regains control after countering a tombstone. Orton attempts a high crossbody, but Taker rolls through and hits Orton with a chokeslam. A fan then runs into the ring and some guys from the back come out to take the fan out. Taker turns back to Orton, who surprises him with an RKO and the pinfall. Orton then goes to the fan who is still being escorted out and the fan is revealed to be Bob Orton in disguise.
WINNER: Randy Orton

WWE Championship:
Chris Jericho vs. John Cena (c)
-Jericho and Cena start off the match nose to nose, talking smack to each other. Both wrestlers go back forth, each getting some offense in. Jericho takes control and hits a few high impact moves including a superplex. Jericho hits a bulldog and goes for the Lionsault. Cena rolls out of the way, but Jericho lands on his feet anyway. Jericho attempts the Walls of Jericho, but Cena overpowers him and kicks him to the outside. While Jericho is climbing back into the ring, Cena hits Jericho with a leg drop from the top rope. Jericho counters the F-U with a DDT and gets a two count. Jericho begins to work on the back of Cena hitting a back breaker and three consecutive elbows. Jericho begins to taunt Cena who gets a burst of energy and nails Jericho with clothesline. Cena then goes for the five knuckle shuffle, but Jericho counters and straps in the Walls of Jericho. Cena struggles to the bottom of the rope to get the break. Jericho goes for a high risk move, but is met by Cena. Cena tries to hit a second rope F-U, but Jericho rolls off his back and hits a belly to back suplex for a very close two count. Jericho complains to the ref and when he turns around, he is greeted by the F-U and Cena gets the win.
WINNER and STILL WWE Champ: John Cena

No Holds Barred World Title Match:
JBL vs. Batista (c)
-JBL comes out first and JBL hundred dollar bills fall from the rafters. Batista comes out next and JBL attacks him during his entrance. Batista hits JBL with the World title and a fire extinguisher. Batista spears JBL through the barricade outside of the ring. JBL gains control of the match after he tosses Batista into the ring post. JBL then steals a belt from one of the workers around the ring and proceeds to hit and choke Batista with it. Batista powers out and uses the belt himself. JBL hits a running Batista with a big boot and hits the Clothesline from Hell, but Batista kicks out. JBL goes back to the outside and brings the steel steps into the ring. JBL signals for a powerbomb onto to the steps, but Batista counters with a back drop. JBL attempts another Clothesline from Hell but Batista counters with a spinebuster. Batista signals for the Batista Bomb. Batista hits the Batista Bomb, but doesn't go for the pinfall. Batista picks JBL back up and Batista Bombs him on the steel steps for the win.
WINNER and STILL World Champ: Batista

Icon vs. Legend
Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan:
-They lock up to start the match and Hogan over powers Michaels and tosses him back. Hogan locks HBK into a headlock. Michaels counters and sends Hogan into the ropes who hits Michaels with a shoulder block that sends him to the outside. Michaels takes control with a thumb to the eye, but Hogan regains control with back drop. Hogan clotheslines Michaels to the outside. Hogan brings Michaels back into the ring and continues to work over Michaels with some rights. Hogan takes Michaels to the outside and body slams him on the announce table. He follows that up by throwing Michaels into the ring post. Hogan tries to ram Michaels into the post shoulder first, but Michaels counters and sends Hogan into the post. Michaels tosses Hogan back into the ring and pummels Hogan with right hands. The Hulkster is losing a lot of blood from a cut above the eye. Michaels hooks on the sleeper hold and Hogan seems to be fading. Hogan musters up some strength and hits Michaels with a belly to back suplex. Michaels is the first up and hits a flying forearm. Michaels goes for a flying elbow, but Hogan moves out of the way. Hogan whips Michaels into the ropes who attempts another flying forearm, but this time hit hits Hogan and the ref. Michaels straps Hogan into the sharpshooter, but Hogan reaches the ropes. Michaels tries to put the Sharpshooter back in, but Hogan kicks Michaels off who takes out another ref who just came out. Hogan gets back to his feet, but Michaels hits a low blow. Michaels brings a steel chair into the ring and hits Hogan in the head with it. Michaels hits the flying elbow and signals for Sweet Chin Music. Michaels hits the Sweet Chin Music, but Hogan kicks out and "Hulks" up. Hogan hits the big boot and the leg drop for the win. Hogan begins to celebrate, but Michaels interrupts him. Michaels extends his hand out and Hogan shakes it. Hogan then celebrates like only Hogan can.
WINNER: Hulk Hogan