WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show
The Kickoff Show opens up with the panel, consisting of Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. The four talk about tonight's show and in their usual goofy, fun-loving style, start talking about some of the matches.
Renee then kicks it to the social media lounge where Tom Phillips talks about some of tonight's social media interaction. Use the hashtag "#SummerSlam" to engage throughout the evening. He plugs an interview later in the Kickoff Show with Stephen Amell and Neville.
Backstage: John Cena & Jon Stewart
Backstage, Jon Stewart is walking with his son when he runs into the WWE United States Champion John Cena. Stewart gets an autograph for his son. When Cena leaves, Stewart says the autograph isn't for his son, but he's going to sell it on eBay because "daddy's retired now."
Kevin Owens Attacks
When the panel breaks down Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro, they talk about how he could barely walk out of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn after Finn Balor beat him up. Corey Graves picks him to win, Booker T says he likes him, but Byron Saxton doesn't think he can.
As they continue to talk, Kevin Owens walks up to the panel out of nowhere. He gets in Booker T and Byron Saxton's face. Owens mocks Saxton and tells him he's going to turn the Cesaro Section into the Silent Section tonight. He gets in Booker's face and yells, "You dig that?!" He walks off.
Backstage, Sheamus talks about how Randy Orton got involved in his business and ruined his dreams of cashing in his briefcase and becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He promises to beat the fangs off The Viper tonight.
Backstage: Stephanie McMahon
Backstage, JoJo catches up with Stephanie McMahon and asks about tonight's Divas match. Stephanie talks about bringing some of the NXT Divas up to the main roster. She talks about Ronda Rousey and Serena Williams dominating their sports. She talks about two women graduating the Army Ranger course. She says she can't wait to see what the WWE Divas will do tonight. JoJo asks for a prediction. She says let's just say she's anxious to see who's going to win because to the victor goes the spoils.
Social Media Lounge Q&A: Stephen Amell & Neville
The panel shoots things over to the social media lounge, where Tom Phillips is with Stephen Amell and Neville, both of whom will be in tag-team action together tonight against King Barrett and Stardust at WWE SummerSlam.
Phillips fields questions from the fans. He asks what their strategy is tonight. Neville talks about how it's a unique strategy because Stardust is an unusal character himself, Amell is a rookie and admits it himself. Phillips asks a couple more basic questions like that and the two give pretty generic answers.
WWE SummerSlam 2015
This year's WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view opens up with Lilian Garcia introducing the host for this year's show, Jon Stewart.
Jon Stewart & Mick Foley Kick Off SummerSlam
Stewart, already in the ring, welcomes Brooklyn to SummerSlam. He promises we're in for a historic night. The fans start giving Stewart the "What?" treatment something awful. Stewart ignores it and talks about what we're going to see tonight, listing a bunch of WWE Superstar names.
Jon Stewart says he's still upset that Brock Lesnar broke The Undertaker's streak. He said as a small weak man, he can't do anything about it. So, he's going to interview Lesnar tonight with his friend, The Hardcore Legend -- Mick Foley. With that said, Stewart introduces Mick Foley.
Foley's music hits and out comes The Hardcore Legend himself. The fans chant "Foley! Foley! Foley!" as he stands in the ring alongside Jon Stewart.
Foley goes on and tells some jokes and then says he thought Stewart wanted him to help interview Rock, not Brock. He makes a big deal out of the "B" sound in Brock compared to Rock, and says because of that, he's not going to help him. Foley says he's terrified of Brock Lesnar. They joke around some more and then Stewart says, "let's get to the show!"
WWE SummerSlam Opening Package
The kick-ass video package airs for WWE SummerSlam 2015, focusing on New York City and then meshing with the top stories heading into tonight's top matches.
We enter the arena and the pyro explodes like crazy at the top of the stage. The camera pans around and shows the excited fans inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Michael Cole says, "For the 28th consecutive year, we welcome you to WWE SummerSlam." The camera pans around some more and then Randy Orton's theme music hits.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
Lilian Garcia jumps in and officially introduces Randy Orton. The Viper makes his way to the ring for tonight's opening contest at WWE SummerSlam.
Cole introduces some of the announcers in other languages as Orton finishes his entrance. Then, the music of Sheamus hits. Mr. Money In The Bank, Orton's opponent for tonight, makes his way to the ring.
The fans get on Sheamus back with "You look stupid" chants before the match even begins. Sheamus gets on the mic and says they're wrong, he doesn't look stupid, they look stupid. He tells them they will respect the hawk.
As Sheamus looks mean and tough at all the fans, Orton takes his legs out from under him and throws him in the ring. Orton blasts Sheamus with a dropkick so Sheamus rolls out to the floor. Orton goes out after him but Sheamus runs Orton into the ring post and then clotheslines him down.
Back in the ring, Sheamus establishes control over Orton and begins to stomp away on him. The fans are chanting something at Sheamus but the announcers are talking over it. Sheamus plays to the crowd and they boo like crazy. It's a lively audience in the Barclays Center this evening.
Sheamus hits some back-breakers on Orton and yells out, "Are you not entertained?!" The fans boo him in response. Orton starts to show some signs of life, headbutting his way away from Sheamus, but Sheamus catches Orton coming off the ropes with a big knee to the mid-section. Sheamus continues to go to work on The Viper.
Orton starts fighting back again and dumps Sheamus over the top rope and out to the floor out of nowhere. We see some replays of that as Orton brings Sheamus back in the ring and blasts him with punches in the corner. Sheamus slams Orton down out of nowhere and takes back control of the offense. Sheamus gets Orton in a cloverleaf submission but Orton gets to the ropes.
Orton gets up and catches Sheamus coming off the ropes with a quick snap-powerslam for a momentum-changing near fall. Orton and Sheamus both get up and Orton runs at Sheamus. Sheamus moves but Orton catches him and gets him on the middle ropes for his draping DDT. He blasts him with it and starts changing into Viper Mode.
The fans start chanting "RKO! RKO! RKO!" but Sheamus senses it coming and ducks out to the floor. Orton grabs Sheamus and now the two are fighting on the apron on opposite sides of the ropes. Sheamus slingshots himself into the ring, but he slingshots himself right into an RKO from Orton. Orton goes to cover Sheamus but Sheamus rolls out to the floor on instinct.
Orton sees Sheamus down and starts thinking. We slowly figure out that he's setting Sheamus up for the big punt. Sheamus senses it coming and avoids it. He hits Orton with White Noise for a near fall. Now both guys are down.
The fans fire up again with "You Look Stupid!" chants in defeaneing fashion directed at Mr. Money In The Bank. Sheamus sets Orton up for the Brogue Kick but Orton avoids it. Orton goes for the RKO but Sheamus avoids it. Sheamus blasts Orton with two Brogue Kicks. 1-2-3. Sheamus wins.
WWE Tag-Team Championship
The New Day vs. Los Matadores vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Prime Time Players (c)
We hear The New Day members talking on the mic behind the scenes. Finally, their music hits and they come out. They stop half way down the ramp and each take turns cutting a promo about hip-hop. They say Brooklyn doesn't know anything about hip-hop. They say hip-hop originated in the south. The fans boo. The New Day get in the ring and on harmonica's they sing and play and sing "Let's hear it for New Day!" They continue to sing other words together to the tune of "Let's hear it for New York!" the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys song.
After doing a big New Day rocks chants, The Lucha Dragons' music hits and out they come. Out next are Los Matadores, accompanied by El Torito. Finally, the WWE Tag-Team Champions The Prime Time Players make their way down to the ring for this fatal four-way tag-team match for the WWE Tag-Team Championships.
The bell rings and here we go. Big E. and Titus O'Neil start things off. O'Neil decides against competing and tags in Kofi Kingston. A bunch of cluster-f stuff happens and when the smoke clears, one of the Lucha Dragons and Kofi Kingston end up going at it. Sin Cara hits a springboard spot off the middle ropes onto Kingston for a near fall.
Kalisto tags in and he and Sin Cara do a couple double-team flip spot on Kingston for another near fall. Kingston tags in Big E. Big E. and Kalisto go at it now as replays show the double-team spot that just happened.
There's a big spot where Big E. takes out Darren Young through the ropes and onto the floor. And they crashed hard. Los Matadores enters the match for the first time so far and he goes to work on an already beaten down Young.
Xavier Woods, who is not in the match, is babbling like a mad man outside the ring, and the camera zooms in for some of it just now. Meanwhile, in the ring, Kingston establishes control of the offense of Young as Woods brags about how good New Day is.
Woods yells that you hate to see something bad like that happen to Darren Young after Big E. runs right through Young, who has amounted to basically a tackling dummy in this match so far tonight. Young finally starts showing some signs of life, blasting Big E. with chops, however Big E. drops Young with a big elbow. Big E. tags in Kingston as Woods babbles from the floor again.
Young catches Kingston coming off the top and he finally makes the tag to Titus O'Neil. O'Neil takes the hot tag and is taking out everyone in sight with big boots and clotheslines and slams. They start coming off the top rope at Titus, but he catches them and slams them down with authority. Titus is an absolute beast right now and the fans in the Barclays Center are cheering for him like crazy.
Woods interferes behind the referee's back and knocks one of the Matadores off the top rope. El Torito tries to jump on him but Woods catches him and takes him out. Young takes out Woods. Big E. comes through the ropes and splashes onto everyone for good measure.
Back in the ring, the legal men are Titus O'Neil and one of the Los Matadores. The fans chant "This is Awesome! This is Awesome!" as we see bodies laying everywhere. A bunch of guys get in the mix now on one of the corners. O'Neil ends up suplexing about four guys down off the top rope by himself. O'Neil hits the Clash of the Titus but Kingston hits a big kick out of nowhere. He covers him. 1-2-3. We have new champs.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag-Team Champions: The New Day
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev
Dolph Ziggler comes out accompanied by Lana. The fans in Brooklyn give him a great reception coming out. Out next is his opponent this evening, "The Bulgarian Brute" Rusev, who comes to the ring accompanied by Summer Rae.
The bell sounds and here we go with our third match at this year's WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view. Ziggler uses his speed and quickness early on to get in some offense on the larger man, however it isn't long before Rusev uses his size and strength to smother and weaken "The Show Off."
Rusev goes for a press slam but Ziggler turns it into a DDT out of nowhere. Lana, who looks absolutely delicious tonight, is shown looking on as both Ziggler and Rusev struggle to get back to their feet.
Ziggler catches Rusev on the top rope and jumps off, face-planting Rusev from the top rope to the mat in the process. Rusev gets back up and manhandles Ziggler, suplexing him down and then running off the ropes and hitting a running somersault onto Ziggler with all of his weight.
Dolph catches Rusev in a sleeper hold. Rusev struggles but eventually makes it to the ropes. The ref calls for a break, but instead, Ziggler yanks Rusev to the middle of the ring and squeezes harder. Rusev fights out but Ziggler hits him with a FameAsser for a close near fall.
Rusev yells "Rusev Crush!" and then applies The Accolade on Ziggler. Lana screams out on the floor as Ziggler suffers. Summer Rae runs over but Lana knocks Summer on her ass. Rusev lets go to yell at Lana so Ziggler rolls out to the floor. The fans chant "Lana! Lana!" so Rusev loses his cool and brings Ziggler over to Lana. While distracted, Summer takes out Lana from behind.
Ziggler breaks free and super kicks Rusev out of nowhere, launching him onto the announce table. Meanwhile the referee counts to ten. It's a double countout. Ziggler tried to roll in the ring at nine but didn't make it.
Lilian Garcia announces a double count out, but neither Ziggler nor Rusev are satisfied. They brawl outside the ring and the action returns to the ring. Ziggler gets Rusev down. Summer like a freak attacks Ziggler. Lana attacks Summer. Dolph and Rusev separate the ladies. Rusev and Summer get out of there and retreat.
Winner: Double Count Out
King Barrett & Stardust vs. Neville & Stephen Amell
The video package airs telling the story of Stephen Amell and Neville versus Stardust and King Barrett. That special tag-team contest is up next.
After the video package, King Barrett comes out first. Out next is his tag-team partner for tonight, Stardust. After them, first out is Neville, "The Man That Gravity Forgot." Out after him is his special tag-team partner tonight, actor Stephen Amell, who comes out dressed up in partial Green Arrow gear.
Not sure how it sounds in the building, but on television, the audience is flat for Amell. He takes his special gear off and is now just in a pair of shorts and knee pads with boots. Neville kicks things off with Barrett as the bell sounds to kick off this special tag-team match.
Barrett dominates for a few seconds but Neville uses his speed and quickness and high-risk offensve to take the lead in the match. Barrett tags Stardust in. Stardust says he doesn't want Neville, he wants Amell. The fans pop for that pretty good. Neville tags in Amell.
Amell leapfrogs into the ring bouncing off the ropes in the process. He got up pretty high, too. Stardust simply shoves Amell down on his ass. Stardust taunts him. Amell back-rolls to his feet and pushes Stardust down. He tells Stardust to bring it on.
The two lock up and Stardust cheap shots Amell down to the mat. Stardust toys with Amell a bit now but Amell gets back up and flies all over the place, hip-tossing a stunned Stardust down to the mat. Amell taunts Stardust, who is now starting to lose his cool as Amell is more than he bargained for.
Stardust has had enough of Amell, so he tags out. Barrett tags in and bull-rushes Amell into the corner. He pounds away at Amell in the corner and then picks him up. He goes to slam him but Amell breaks free. Barrett blasts Amell down to the mat.
Barrett establishes control over Amell and then tags in Stardust and lets Stardust have Amell down and out. Stardust goes to work on Amell a bit and then tags Barrett back in. The big man comes back in and immediately takes it to Amell, hammering with a wide variety of shots. He big boots him out to the floor. Starudst beats up Amell on the floor a bit.
King Barrett brings Amell back into the ring and tags in Stardust. Stardust comes in and picks up where Barrett left off. Stardust hits a front-suplex on Amell for a near fall.
Amell hits an enziguiri out of nowhere and now both guys are down. The fans are clapping as Neville revs up on the apron, looking for a tag. Barrett tags in and finally Amell makes the tag as well.
Neville takes the hot tag and is flying all over the place, taking out Barrett and Stardust over and over again. He starts blasting Barrett with big kicks and then he goes to the top rope. Stardust interferes. Stardust and Barrett are dumped to the floor. Amell hits a high cross body splash on both guys off the top rope. Neville hits a Red Arrow on Barrett in the ring. 1-2-3. We have our winners.
Winners: Neville & Stephen Amell
WWE SummerSlam 2015 Media Coverage
We see video of a lot of the media coverage that this year's WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view has received, as well as the many, many events and activities that WWE put on and/or was a part of, I.E. stuff with the New York Yankees, Make-A-Wish Foundation, etc.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Big Show vs. The Miz vs. Ryback
After the video package, we return live in the Barclays Center where Big Show's music hits. Lilian Garcia does the formal introduction as Big Show makes his way to the ring for this triple-threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Big Show takes his time, but when he's finally in the ring, the lights go out and The Miz's elaborate "Awesome" entrance hits. The Miz's theme music plays and Lilian Garcia does the official introduction as The Miz makes his way to the ring. Finally, the WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback's music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
The bell sounds and here we go with our second championship contest thus far this evening. Big Show immediately goes to work on Ryback as Miz ducks out and stays outside the ring. Back in the ring, Big Show continues to dominate the action. Miz enters the picture but gets taken out via a double-suplex from Big Show to Ryback and Miz.
Big Show climbs up to the middle rope and turns around. He stands up tall but Miz knocks him off and Big Show crashes onto the mat. Miz quickly covers Ryback but the I-C champ kicks out at two. Big Show traps Miz in the corner and blasts him with a few vicious chops. Big Show splashes into Ryback in one corner and Miz in another. Miz jumps on Ryback from behind but Ryback catches him and slams him down to the mat for a near fall.
Miz runs out of the ring again as Ryback slams Big Show down with a spinebuster. Ryback jumps and splashes onto Big Show now. He gets the fans to chant "Feed Me More" as he waits for Big Show to get up. Ryback runs over and picks Big Show up. He hits him with a Shellshock. Miz then quickly runs in and hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Ryback. He immediately covers him but Ryback kicks out at two. Miz then turns and tries covering Big Show but Big Show kicks out at two. Miz then proceeds to try to pin each guy over and over again until they start kicking out at one. Miz flips out.
Ryback, pissed off, takes down his straps and tells Miz he's stupid. He grabs Miz but Big Show blasts Ryback with a Knockout Punch. Miz knocks Big Show off Ryback during the pin attempt and tries pinning him himself. Big Show breaks up that pin attempt. Big Show grabs Miz by the throat but Miz kicks him in the knee. Big Show hits Miz with the Knock Out punch. Ryback knocks Big Show over the top rope and out to the floor. He turns around and covers Miz. 1-2-3. Ryback wins and retains.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Ryback
Backstage: Jon Stewart & Paul Heyman
Backstage, Jon Stewart knocks on Brock Lesnar's door to get his interview with Lesnar as he promised. Paul Heyman answers the door. Stewart asks if he can have a word with Mr. Lesnar. Heyman says now is not a good time. Stewart asks if this is because he's an "Undertaker guy." Heyman asks Stewart how he felt when his beast took out "your guy." Stewart said wrestling fans didn't like that, that's who didn't like it. He compares other famous streaks ending to Undertaker's. He asked if Heyman was happy to see all those fans faces looking so sad.
Stewart asks what he thinks of that. Heyman starts defiantly singing, "Glory, glory Brock Lesnar!" He says, "I guess we couldn't get David Letterman to host this thing, eh?" He goes back in Lesnar's locker room and says, "You aren't going to believe this one!"
Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns
From there, we head back into the arena for our next match. Bray Wyatt's music hits and out he comes as the lights go out. Wyatt carries his latern to the ring as the "fire flies" light up from the fans inside the Barclays Center. Luke Harper follows behind Wyatt during this awesome ring entrance.
Video footage is shown of several weeks worth of stories involving these four. They show everything that led up to tonight and then we're back in the arena where Dean Ambrose's theme music hits. Out he comes first. Out next, through the crowd as usual, is Ambrose's partner this evening, Roman Reigns.
The bell sounds and here we go with this tag-team contest here at WWE SummerSlam. Early on, Reigns and Ambrose have no trouble dominating the offense. They clean house and dominate the action with ease.
Eventually, Wyatt and Harper gang up and take out Reigns and then focus their attack on Ambrose who they keep stuck isolated in the ring. They keep fresh guys on him, utilizing quick tags, until finally Ambrose makes the tag to Reigns.
Reigns takes the hot tag and comes flying in and hitting the ropes, taking out Wyatt and Harper over and over again as the fans fire up inside the Barclays Center.
Harper slows Reigns' momentum down with a sit-down powerbomb for a close near fall. Wyatt is alive again on the apron and is yelling instructions at Harper. Wyatt tags in and has Harper set Reigns up for a move. Reigns fights free and nails Wyatt with a Superman punch.
Reigns tags Ambrose and gets Wyatt up on his shoulders. Ambrose takes his shirt off, goes to the top rope and comes flying off with a Doomsday Device on Wyatt. The fans chant "L.O.D.!" as all hell breaks loose with all four guys in the ring.
Reigns blasts Harper with a Superman punch. Ambrose feeds Harper to Reigns, who powerbombs him down. Wyatt pops up out of nowhere and grabs Ambrose for a Sister Abigail, but Ambrose reverses to a Dirty Deeds DDT. He tags in Reigns. Reigns waits for Wyatt to get up. When he does, Reigns plows into him with a big spear. 1-2-3. Reigns and Ambrose win.
Winners: Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns
U.S. Title vs. WWE Title (Winner Take All)
- John Cena (c) vs. Seth Rollins (c)
After the tag-team match, we head to the announce team, who introduce a historic match for tonight, as it's winner take all in the title vs. title match between WWE United States Champion John Cena and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. The video package for the Cena-Rollins match airs now, as our "Winner Take All" match is up next here at SummerSlam.
Following the video package, John Cena's music hits. The fans erupt with boos and they start singing "John Cena sucks" to the tune of his entrance music. Cena comes out, bows, and runs to the ring. Rollins comes out next to a heroes welcome. The bell sounds and here we go.
Early on the fans chant "Cena sucks" loudly as Rollins goes to work on him. Cena fights back and now he is in control of the offense. Cena grounds Rollins and controls him with a side head lock, but Rollins eventually fights his way out. The fans chant "Ce-na Sucks" to the tune of "New Day sucks" now. Rollins hits a Blockbuster off the ropes to switch the momentum in the match to his favor. For good measure, Rollins runs and dives through the ropes, splashing onto Cena. He runs and dives two more times onto Cena, each time making it prettier. The fans cheer like crazy and then start chanting for Rollins.
Cena starts to fire up on offense, hitting a springboard stunner off the middle ropes and hitting a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Moments later, Rollins nails Cena off the top rope and takes back control of the offense.
Cena and Rollins start hitting semi-finishers for close near falls now. Both guys are down and are slowly working their way back to their feet.
Rollins hits a wicken frogsplash for a near fall, however Cena picks Rollins up from his back, stands up and goes for the Attitude Adjustment. Rollins escapes and blasts Cena with a kick. Rollins now grabs Cena from his back, stands up with him and hits him with an Attitude Adjustment. Incredible strength and just an awesome spot that the crowd is eating up right now. We are seeing several replays of all of that action as well. Both guys trade finishers until finally Cena gets Rollins in the Figure Four Leg Lock. The announcers sell the fact that he's going to break Ric Flair's world title record for his own move. Rollins reverses it and puts the pressure on Cena. The fans explode as Rollins shouts "Tap! Tap!" Cena finally makes it to the ropes to force a break of the hold.
Rollins hits a crazy superplex off the ropes on Cena, and rolls through, and hits an additional sit-down suplex. He covers Cena but Cena kicks out at two. Rollins misses a flip off the top. The ref is knocked down as Cena nails Rollins with an Attitude Adjustment. There is no ref to count the pin. The announcers sell the fact that Cena had the title won. Cena looks upset as he looks around asking for another referee.
As Cena goes to pick Rollins up, out of nowhere, Rollins leaps up with a flying knee, the same kind that broke Cena's nose a few weeks ago. Jon Stewart runs down with a chair. The fans seemed baffled and slightly pissed that he's ruining this match. Stewart pretends like he's going to hit Rollins but instead hits Cena. The fans explode with cheers. He lays the chair down for Rollins. Rollins Pedgiree's Cena on the chair. The ref counts 1-2-3. Rollins wins and is both the WWE and U.S. champion.
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion & WWE United States Champion: Seth Rollins
Three Team Elimination Match
- Paige, Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs. Naomi, Tamina Snuka & Sasha Banks vs. Brie Bella, Alicia Fox & Nikki Bella
This is a three team elimination match. When one member of any given team is pinned or submitted, the entire trio is eliminated from the match.
With that said, Team Bella, WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox make their way down to the ring first. Out next are Team B.A.D., Sasha Banks, Naomi and Tamina Snuka. Finally, Team P.C.B. comes out, as Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch come out to the ring.
The match starts off like a basic match, with two Divas going at it in the ring, but it doesn't take long before all nine girls are all over the place.
We get to one cool spot where nearly every girl in the match takes a turn either diving through the ropes, over the ropes, or coming off the top rope. Brie Bella pins Tamina, which eliminates the entire Team B.A.D. So, Tamina, Sasha Banks and Naomi are all out of the match.
Team P.C.B. -- Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch are left on one side, while Team Bella -- Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox, remain on the other side. Nikki hits a Rack Attack for a near fall. Paige tags in and immediately takes it to the Divas Champion. Nikki hits a vicious Alabama Slam on Paige on the floor. Ouch.
This turned out to be a pretty damn good match. The ladies definitely delivered at NXT Brooklyn and SummerSlam. The finish here saw Becky Lynch hit a pump-handle slam on Brie Bella for the 1-2-3.
Winners: Paige, Charlotte & Becky Lynch
Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens
After the last match, we head right back to the ring, as Cesaro's theme music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Michael Cole points out the Cesaro Section in the crowd. The announcers plug Cesaro having a match with the two male WWE Tough Enough finalists on the season finale episode on Tuesday.
Kevin Owens' music hits and the fans explode inside the Barclays Center for the man who came up short last night against Finn Balor at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. Highlights are shown of some of the punishment Owens took last night in his ladder match main event loss to Balor.
The bell sounds and these two fan favorites immediately go after each other. Cesaro gets Owens down for the Cesaro Swing early on, but Owens ends up fighting his way out. Owens knocks Cesaro out to the floor and hits a big somersault dive over the ropes, crashing onto Cesaro on the floor. The fans erupt and start chanting for Owens.
"You watching this Cole? Pay attention!" shouts Owens, as he turns around right into a flying Swiss Superman coming through the ropes and splashing onto him. Cole laughs and yells that Owens should have watched out.
The action resumes back inside the ring with Cesaro firmly in control at this point. Owens runs out of the ring and tries to get a breather but Cesaro comes running after him. Owens side-steps Cesaro so Cesaro crashes into the barricade. Owens hits a running cannonball on Cesaro against the barricade.
Owens has Cesaro where he wants him now and is taking it to him. The fans start chanting "Ole! Ole! Ole!" and Cesaro starts fighting back, repeatedly bitch-slapping the hell out of Owens. Cesaro demonstrates his freak strength again by manhandling Owens for a unique slam.
The fans start chanting "He's on fire! He's on fire!" Owens plays to the fans and Cesaro catches him distracted with a big European uppercut. Cesaro gets Owens on the top rope and hits a crazy gut wrench suplex from the top rope for a close near fall.
The action spills out to the floor where Cesaro hits a wicked running uppercut that launches Owens. Back in the ring, Cesaro gets Owens in the Cesaro Swing and he swings Owens' big ass around for ten full spins. He immediately puts him in the Sharpshooter. Owens makes it to the ropes forcing a break to the hold. Owens hits a Pop Up Powerbomb moments later. 1-2-3. Owens wins.
Winner: Kevin Owens
The Rematch Too Big For WrestleMania
- Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
The elaborate video package for tonight's main event, "The Rematch Too Big For WrestleMania" between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker, airs. It features comments from the entire roster talking about the end of the streak and this intense feud between Lesnar and The Dead Man.
Back inside the Barclays Center live, Brock Lesnar's music hits. "The Beast Incarnate" himself, along with his advocate Paul Heyman, make their way to the ring. Lilian Garcia introduces him and he leaps on the ring and the pyro explodes.
Lesnar's music fades off, the crowd mummers and then finally, the gong hits and the lights go out. The fans go quiet briefly and then they roar a bit as the gong hits again. The Undertaker's music hits as the smoke starts pouring out of the entrance way. The Undertaker slowly makes his way out and down to the ring.
As Taker approaches the ring, Lesnar doesn't even wait for Taker to finish his entrance before he bum-rushes him and attacks him. Michael Cole reminds us that the last time Lesnar saw Taker, it was Taker low-blowing Lesnar. Taker ends up fighting back and knocking Lesnar out of the ring. The fans explode. Taker takes his big jacket off. Lesnar gets back in the ring and the bell finally sounds to make this one official.
As soon as the bell rings, Lesnar charges Taker and like lightning, shoots a double leg and takes Taker down. Taker connects with Lesnar's nose and jaw and Cole is talking like Lesnar is stunned. Lesnar is wabbling around the ring as Taker blasts him with big shots. The fans do dueling chants of "Under-Taker!" and "Suplex City!"
Taker tries to hit his Old School spot but Lesnar yanks him down right into an F-5. Taker breaks free before Lesnar hits the actual F-5. Taker grabs Lesnar by the throat for a chokeslam but Lesnar breaks free and suplexes Taker. The announcers and Heyman off mic in the background both remind everyone that Lesnar is taking Taker to suplex city. Taker gets up and Lesnar hits him with a German suplex. Lesnar yells out "Suplex City Bitch!" and the fans in the Barclays Center explode with cheers.
Lesnar continues to take Taker to Suplex City over and over and over again. Finally, the action spills out to the floor. Lesnar hoists Taker up and blasts him with an F-5 through the announce table. The fans explode in the Barclays Center. As the initial pop dies down the fans erupt in "This Is Awesome! This Is Awesome!" chants.
Taker, refusing to quit, rolls in as the referee nears the count of ten. "I'll kill you, you son of a bitch," hears Taker from a welcoming Brock Lesnar. "I'll kill you. I'll kill you." Lesnar picks Taker up and Taker says, "You're gonna have to." Taker grabs Lesnar out of nowhere and blasts him with a huge chokeslam.
Lesnar, now the one stunned, turns around into a Tombstone Piledriver from The Undertaker. Undertaker sits up and crosses Lesnar's arms. 1-2.... Lesnar manages to get his shoulder up at 2 1/2.
Lesnar, now busted open and bleeding, sits up and laughs. Taker sits up like The Dead Man. Both guys are sitting next to each other. As a smiling Lesnar turns his head, he sees Taker sit up quick. Lesnar face drops as Taker starts firing away with punches from his ass. Lesnar fights back from his ass as well. The two fight to their feet and now Lesnar has Taker locked in a Kimura in the corner. Lesnar is squeezing the Kimura on Taker's arm in the corner. Taker finally scoops underneath Lesnar and hits him with Last Ride. He covers him. 1-2 ...Lesnar again kicks out at two.
Both guys slowly make it back to their feet. Lesnar kicks Taker in the gut, scoops him up and hits him with another F-5. He covers him, 1-2....Taker now kicks out at 2 1/2. Lesnar looks angry now, covered in blood. He sits up and looks off in the distance with a mean look in his eyes.
The fans start doing dueling "Under-Taker" and "Suplex City!" chants now as Lesnar waits for Taker to get back to his feet. Taker does and turns around into a third F-5 from Lesnar. Lesnar hits it. 1-2 ...Taker again kicks out at 2 1/2 after a third F-5. Lesnar has a look of disbelief on his face now.
"This Is Awesome!" chants spread throughout the Barclays Center as Taker starts badly coughing. Lesnar gets stuck though, as Taker locks him into Hell's Gate. Lesnar holds his hand up, showing he's still in the fight. The ref gets in position to watch the submission. Taker squeezes away as Heyman yells from the floor. Lesnar shakes his way out of the hold and locks Taker in a Kimura. Lesnar is trying to break the arm of The Undertaker now as he sinches up the Kimura tighter and tighter. Taker screams in pain as Lesnar cranks on the hold some more. The fans clap and stomp their feet to try and rally behind Taker.
The referee jumps down to cover him. The ref only hits the count of one. Heyman immediately jumps in the ring and screams about how he can't believe Taker tapped out. He thinks Taker tapped out to the Kimura. The ref is yelling at the guy with the bell as Taker nails Lesnar and puts him back in the Hell's Gate submission hold. Taker squeezes away and yells "Tap Out!" to a fading Brock Lesnar. Lesnar, still in the hold, flips off Taker with the middle finger. The fans erupt with cheers. Just as he flips him off, however, Lesnar fades and passes out. The referee calls for the bell. Taker wins.
Winner via Submission: The Undertaker
After The Match: Controversy!
After the match, via instant replay, we see what the confusion was with the false-finish right before the real finish. Video replays show Undertaker tapping out while in the Kimura, which is why the bell keeper rang the bell and why Heyman was screaming he can't believe Undertaker tapped out. A pissed off Heyman runs over and grabs the hammer and bell and starts ringing it like crazy.
Heyman gets on the mic and yells "No! No! No! No!" the fans in the Barclays Center yell back "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!" in response. Heyman says everyone saw what really happened. He says ladies and gentlemen, your winner by tap out submission, The Beast, The Conquerer, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar smiles while covered in blood. His music plays and Heyman and Lesnar stand in the ring as SummerSlam 2015 comes to an end.