WWE’s SummerSlam 2018 took place on August 19th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Kickoff Show results:
– Renee Young welcomes us to the Kickoff Show panel, where she is joined by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, Sam Roberts, and Dave Otunga. JBL and Peter Rosenberg are inside the arena with microphones working as correspondents tonight.
– They introduce some videos looking at tonight’s card, including the program between Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Carmella over the SmackDown Women’s Title, and The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s feud. We also see some footage of WWE stars doing promotional work in New York City for SummerSlam.
– The Miz and Maryse are shown arriving to the arena earlier today with a stroller, presumably with their new baby inside. Back at the Kickoff Show panel, Booker T tells a story about how JBL used to mess with The Miz backstage and kick him out of the locker room.
– We go to a video package looking at the feud between Alexa Bliss and Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Title.
– Aiden Engilsh is shown approaching Rusev and Lana backstage. Aiden apologizes for his mistakes and says he wants to be in their corner tonight, but they decline. Rusev says no, today is all about Rusev Day and Lana Day. Rusev and Lana walk off as Aiden looks disappointed.
– Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade Almas & Zelina Vega: This one is under mixed tag match rules. Almas is hesitant to engage with Rusev early on, but he manages to catch the Bulgarian Brute with a shot to the face and takes over. Rusev looks to tag Lana, but Zelina runs around the ring and takes out Lana from the floor. Almas continues to control the pace against Rusev until he looks for a high-risk move and Rusev knocks him off the turnbuckle. Almas falls down to the floor, which allows Rusev to take a breather. Lana finally gets the tag, and Zelina comes in too. Lana lays into her with strikes and hits a bulldog for a two count. Lana does a Spinaroonie and then hits a running knee strike. Lana follows up with a neckbreaker for a two count, and then Zelina rolls outside for a breather. Back in the ring, Vega turns things around and hits a big boot to the face. Zelina charges at her again, but Lana stops her with a kick of her own. Almas distracts Lana from the apron and Lana slaps her, which leads to Zelina rolling up Lana from behind for the three count.
Winners: Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega
– WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler joins the panel now, replacing Sam Roberts. Booker T comments on Lana’s spinaroonie, saying it must have made her dizzy and caused her to get pinned. He warns not to try the Spinaroonie at home. The panel runs down the whole match list for tonight’s show now.
– Paul Heyman does an interview backstage where he says we’re going to witness history tonight when Brock Lesnar finally gets rid of Roman Reigns once and for all. Heyman reminds us of Lesnar’s plan to become a two-sport Champion by winning in UFC too. Heyman says Reign’s won’t come back for more after Lesnar beats him tonight, and it’s not a prediction it’s a spoiler.
– Back at the Kickoff Show panel, Lawler talks about how obnoxious he thinks Heyman is.
– Kurt Angle and Paige are backstage, where Paige talks about how excited she is to be GM for her first SummerSlam. Corbin stops by and tells Kurt to make sure he’s on top of everything tonight, and asks if he prepared Lesnar’s private locker room for him. Kurt tells Corbin if he’s so concerned to go cut Lesnar’s steaks or get his magazines, or maybe prepare for his match against Balor tonight. Corbin says he’ll make short work of Balor tonight and walks off.
– Drew Gulak vs. Cedric Alexander (c): Gulak looks for a dragon sleeper early on, but Cedric escapes and levels him with a dropkick. The fight spills out to ringside where Cedric lays into Gulak with chops. Back in the ring, Drew connects with a kick that knocks Cedric to the apron. Drew slides outside and hits a neckbreaker from the apron to the floor. Back in the ring, Gulak looks for a submission but Alexander escapes. They trade strikes out to the apron, and Cedric hits a slingshot DDT over the top on Gulak. Cedric hits some kicks and forearm shots to the face, then he drops Gulak and pummels on him. Gulak rolls outside for a breather and Cedric hits a big suicide dive on him. Back in the ring, Cedric looks to springboard off the top, but Gulak stops him with a kick to the face. Gulak chokes Cedric over the top rope until the ref makes him break the hold. Cedric comes back with an elbow to the face, and both men are down. They get up and trade strikes until Gulak rolls him up in a sunset flip for a two count. They grapple on the mat until Gulak gets an ankle lock. Cedric escapes and they trade quick pin attempts until Cedric gets the better of Gulak and keeps him down for three.
Winner & still Cruiserweight Champion: Cedric Alexander
– We go to JBL and Peter Rosenberg who are on the stage. JBL says that cruiserweight match made him feel like a kid again watching wrestling in Texas. They give their thoughts on the SmackDown Women’s Title match tonight, and then we go back to the Kickoff Show panel. They introduce some more video packages looking at tonight’s main events.
– Samoa Joe joins the Kickoff Show panel now via video. Joe says he is in full control of every action and calculated move he makes. Joe says he doesn’t fear retaliation for his words because he has AJ where he wants him, and because his words are true, which is why AJ is so mad. Joe syas all he does his spit the truth. Booker T mentions he’s been in the ring with both Joe and AJ, and Joe says he’s in AJ’s head and Booker knows it. Joe says AJ is an explosive athlete, but Joe knows how to put him down and take his Championship. We go back to JBL and Rosenberg, where JBL says that AJ is this generation’s Shawn Michaels.
– The B Team (c) vs. The Revival: The RAW Tag Titles are on the line in this one. Wilder takes Dallas down with a dragon screw early and Dallas is now selling his knee. Axel gets involved, then Dawson runs in and they hit the Shatter Machine on Axel. Dallas is now alone in the ring and The Revival takes turns beating on him. Dallas and Wilder fight on the apron and Dallas is able to execute a neckbreaker over the top rope. Axel finally gets back up on the apron and Dallas tags him in. Axel comes in and cleans house, then he starts going at it with Dawson. Wilder runs in so Dallas intercepts him and drops him. Dawson rolls up Axel but the ref is distracted by Wilder and Dallas. Dallas falls on Axel and Dawson, and Axel reverses the roll-up and pins Dawson for the three count.
Winners: The B Team
– Ronda Rousey is shown arriving in her locker room backstage. Alexa Bliss is shown arriving to the arena and rudely declining an interview on the way in. We see a video package looking at Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar tonight, and the panel gives their final predictions.
– Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are shown walking to the gorilla position as SummerSlam is about to begin.
WWE SummerSlam 2018 results:
– We go to the SummerSlam intro video featuring actor Terry Crews walking through New York City and talking about what it takes to be successful. He says tonight is where dreams come true, and then we go inside the Barclay’s Center for SummerSlam. There appears to be CGI of a New York City skyline above the ring with the SummerSlam logo on the WWE Network stream.
– Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins: Dean Ambrose and Drew McIntyre are at ringside for this one. The opening bell sounds and Ziggler and Rollins circle each other in the ring before locking up with a collar and elbow tie-up. They back into the ropes and Rollins gets distracted by McIntyre, until Ambrose walks around and gets in McIntyre’s face. Rollins and Ziggler trade holds until Ziggler rolls outside for a breather. Back in the ring, Ziggler starts firing up until Rollins shuts him down with a hip toss and Ziggler rolls back outside. After a brief distraction by Ambrose and McIntyre on the floor, Rollins drops Ziggler with a right hand, and then takes the Champion back in the ring for some chops to the chest. Rollins continues to lay into Ziggler with strikes until Ziggler comes back with a kick and a neckbreaker. Ziggler slams Rollins into the corner now and works him over against the ropes. The Champion starts focusing on Rollins’ left knee now and trying to keep him grounded. Rollins fights out of a chin lock, but then Ziggler dumps him outside to the floor hard. Back in the ring, Ziggler goes flying off the top, but Rollins catches him and they both fall back outside to ringside. Back in the ring, Ziggler misses a shot and Rollins hits the sling blade. Rollins hits some running forearm shots until Ziggler latches on to him and rolls him up for a two count. Rollins decks Ziggler and then hits the blockbuster off the turnbuckle for a two count of his own. They fight back up to the turnbuckle, but Rollins knocks Ziggler down and Ziggler rolls away. Rollins clotheslines Ziggler to the outside and follows up with a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Rollins hits a springboard clothesline off the top, then he hits a knee to the face for a two count. Rollins looks for the powerbomb, but Ziggler fights out and applies a sleeper. Rollins escapes, so Ziggler drops Rollins’ neck over the top rope. They fight on to the apron, where Ziggler kicks Rollins into the ring post and then hits a big DDT on the corner of the apron. The ref starts counting and Rollins rolls back in the ring at 9. Rollins blocks a Zig Zag attempt and answers with a superkick, then he climbs up top. Rollins goes for the frog splash, but Ziggler gets his knees up to block it and the Champions covers for a two count. Ziggler kicks out Rollins’ knee and looks for the Fameasser, but Rollins blocks it and crotches Ziggler on the turnbuckle. Rollins runs up and does an inverted superplex off the top, and then an inverted reverse DDT for a two count. Drew attacks Ambrose at ringside and distracts Rollins. Rollins misses his superkick and Ziggler connects with a Zig Zag for a two count. Rollins got busted open on his forehead at some point in that sequence. Ziggler misses a superkick and Rollins rolls him up for a two count. They trade pin attempts now until Rollins picks up Ziggler and hits the powerbomb into the turnbuckle. Drew gets on the apron but Dean pulls him down and hits the Dirty Deeds on the floor. Rollins superkicks Ziggler and then hits the curb stomp for the three count.
Winner & new IC Champion: Seth Rollins
– Rollins is presented with his Intercontinental Title belt as Ambrose hits the ring to celebrate the victory with him.
– Renee Young is backstage to interview The Bella Twins. Renee asks what brings them to SummerSlam, and they say there is “so much chance of history” tonight, and they talk about reality shows and YouTube channel. They say they’re here to have fun and witness Ronda Rousey making history and becoming new Women’s Champion. They talk about the “women’s evolution”, and say they’ll be at ringside to watch Ronda’s match.
– The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day: Xavier Woods and Big E are representing The New Day in this one. Harper starts off strong against Woods and drops him, then tags in Rowan who hits a splash and continues the offense on Woods. Rowan hits a pumphandle backbreaker, then Harper tags in and hits a senton for a two count. Rowan tags back in now and they knock Big E off the apron. They turn their attention to Woods at ringside, but Woods is able to fight free and he drops Harper into the ring steps. Big E gets the hot tag, but Harper is able to shut down his momentum with a sit-out slam. The Bludgeon BRothers look to double team Big E, but Big E breaks free. Rowan hits a big boot on Big E, then Woods dumps Rowan outside and hits a suicide dive on him. Harper drops Woods, then Big E hits a dive on Rowan from the ring to the outside. Rowan gets back up and drops Big E, then takes him back in the ring. The Bludgeon Brothers hit their double team chokeslam on Big E, but Woods breaks up the pin. Woods lays into the Brothers with kicks and he looks for a DDT on Harper, but Harper blocks it. Rowan grabs Woods while Harper repeatedly headbutts the New Day member. They hit a powerbomb on Woods for a two count. Rowan gets distracted by Kofi at ringide, which leads to Big E hitting the Big Ending on him at ringside. Harper kicks Woods to the outside, then Harper starts fighting with Big E on the apron. The New Day double teams Rowan at ringside, and then they take him back in the ring. Woods goes up to the top rope, but Rowan rolls outside. Woods goes flying off the top all the way down to the ringside floor on to Rowan with an elbow drop. Rowan ends up grabbing his mallet and nailing the New Day members with it, and the ref calls for the DQ.
Winners via DQ: The New Day
– The Bludgeon Brothers are still the Champions, and they continue beating on The New Day after the bell.
– Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens: If Braun Strowman loses in any capacity, Owens takes his Money In The Bank contract. Strowman starts off with some big splashes on Owens in the corner right off the opening bell. Owens rolls outside and Strowman follows and drops him. Owens tries to fight back, but Braun grabs him and chokeslams him on the entrance ramp. Back in the ring, Strowman hits the running powerslam for the three count after a very short one-sided match.
Winner: Braun Strowman
– Braun celebrates with his briefcase as Owens lays on the ground and is checked on by referees.
– We go to a video package for WWE’s “Dont Be A Bully” campaign.
– Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch: Carmella starts off attacking Becky in the corner, but Carmella drops her and works her over in the corner. Charlotte drops Carmella, and now it’s down to Charlotte and Becky in the ring. The fight spills out to ringside which leads to Carmella sending Becky into the ring steps. Back in the ring, Carmella works over Charlotte and tries to keep her grounded with a chin lock. Charlotte fights up, so Carmella throws her out to ringside. Becky rolls up the Champion from behind for a two count, then Carmella comes back with a kick on Becky. Charlotte gets back in the ring and looks for a big boot on Carmella, but she ducks and Charlotte boots Becky instead. Becky rolls outside for a breather as Charlotte lays into Carmella with chops now. Charlotte hits a t-bone suplex on Carmella, and then a back suplex. Charlotte looks for the Figure Four, but Carmella kicks her off and Becky knees Charlotte in the face. Becky then comes flying off the top with a missile dropkick to both Carmella and Charlotte. Becky clotheslines Charlotte down and then hits a dropkick. Becky drops Carmella next with some kicks and a t-bone suplex. Charlotte comes back and drops Becky, then she goes at it with Carmella. Charlotte locks Carmella in a Boston Crab, then she turns it into a Figure Four. Becky goes up top and comes flying down with a leg drop on Charlotte to break it up. Carmella knocks Becky outside now and follows up with a drive through the ropes on her on the floor. Charlotte goes up top and hits a corkscrew moonsault on them both at ringside — although she really falls between the two of them and lands hard on the floor. Back in the ring, Charlotte charges at Becky but Becky catches her in the Disarm Her. Carmella breaks it up and dumps Charlotte outside. Carmella superkicks Becky and pins, but Charlotte breaks up the pin. Carmella dumps Charlotte outside again and then goes after Becky, but Becky catches the Champion in the Disarm Her. Carmella reaches the ropes to break the hold, and Becky hits a t-bone suplex and locks the Disarm Her back in. Charlotte runs in and hits the Natural Selection on Becky out of nowhere for the three count.
Winner & new SmackDown Women’s Champion: Charlotte
– Charlotte is handed the Title belt after the match and she celebrates her victory. Carmella cries and heads up the ramp, and Becky hugs Charlotte in the ring. But then, Becky slaps Charlotte across the face and then kicks her out of the ring. Becky grabs the Women’s Title and throws it down, then hops outside the ring. Becky throws Charlotte over the announce table and through the chairs. Becky then storms off up the ramp.
– We see a video package looking at the history between Samoa Joe and AJ Styles leading to their match up next.
– AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe: Before the match, Samoa Joe grabs the mic and says he wants to make a special introduction. Joe says tonight joining us is AJ’s wife and daughter, and says daddy’s coming home tonight. AJ takes the mic next and says they’re here to see him kick Joe’s ass tonight. There is an audible “TNA” chant in the Barclay’s Center. Joe and AJ lock up and Joe backs AJ into the corner before they break it up. They lock up again and this time AJ takes Joe down to the mat. They run the ropes and Joe drops AJ with a shoulder block. AJ gets back up and connects with some stiff leg kicks to Joe’s left leg. Joe fires back with some strikes of his own on AJ in the corner, and AJ fires back with a big dropkick. They get back to the their feet and trade punches and chops until AJ hits another leg kick to the hamstring and then he tackles out Joe’s knee. Joe rolls outside for a breather, and AJ nails him with a sliding dropkick. AJ goes outside, but Joe catches him with a kick and drops him. Back in the ring, Joe lays into AJ with chops to the chest, then hits a reverse vertical suplex. AJ rolls outside for a breather now, and Joe goes flying through the ropes with a big dive on AJ on the floor. Back in the ring, Joe tries to keep AJ grounded, but AJ fights up and decks Joe with a right hand. Joe falls outside and AJ follows up with a springboard forearm shot from the ring down to Joe on the floor. Back in the ring, Joe starts to come back, but AJ shuts him down with an enziguri. AJ hits a running forearm shot, and then another one in the corner. AJ moonsaults off the middle rope for his patented reverse DDT for a two count. AJ takes joe up to the top turnbuckle and looks for a Frankensteiner, but Joe headbutts hime down. Joe then goes flying with a knee strike off the turnbuckle onto AJ for a two count. AJ gets to his knees, but Joe puts him back down with kicks and knees. Joe hits a headbutt and an inverted atomic drop, then a big boot and a senton for a two count. Joe runs the ropes, but AJ catches him in a fireman’s carry and drops him onto his knee. Joe hits a slam, but AJ fires back with a kick. AJ hits a very dangerous looking Styles Clash on Joe for a two count. AJ takes a breather and then works over Joe in the corner. Joe fires back with some stiff shots to the face, but AJ shuts him down with a Pele Kick. Joe falls into the corner and AJ charges at him, but Joe catches him and slams him down with a side suplex. Both men are slow to get to their feet, and then AJ catches Joe in the Calf Crusher. Joe grabs AJ’s head and repeatedly slams it into the mat, and then he applies the Coquina Clutch. AJ reaches the rope to break the hold. The fight spills outside and Joe drops AJ on the floor. Joe stands up on the announce table and gets on the mic, and tells AJ’s wife that it looks like daddy isn’t coming home, but he’ll be their new daddy. AJ then gets up and runs up the announce table and spears Joe into the timekeeper’s area. AJ drops everyone in the timekeeper’s area and then he grabs a steel chair. AJ repeatedly bashes Joe with the chair and the ref calls for the DQ.
Winner via DQ: Samoa Joe
– AJ continues to bash Joe with the chair across his back while he’s down. Joe wins via DQ, so AJ is the still the Champ. Fit Finlay comes out and breaks it up, and AJ goes into the crowd to hug his wife and kid. AJ leaves through the crowd with his family.
– Elias comes out to the ring and talks about his new song being the greatest song ever written, and trashes New Yorkers. Elias tells everyone to shut up, and then he goes to play his guitar, but the neck of his guitar breaks. The crowd chants “you f—ed up” and Elias freaks out and kicks over his stool and leaves.
– The Miz is shown walking backstage, and he runs into RAW Tag Champs The B Team. Miz says he imagines they came over to wish Miz luck, but he says he doesn’t need it, because he’s better than Daniel Bryan. Miz says if The B Team wants to fetch his limo and celebrate after for old times sake, they can. The B Team says they’re actually leaving right now to do some celebrating for their Tag Title win. Dallas says they’re not the Miztourage anymore, and they’re rooting for Daniel Bryan. They joke about doing a reality show called “Total Fellas,” and The B Team walks off.
– Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz: The Miz starts off strong and pummels on Bryan in the corner. Miz follows up with a dropkick in the corner, but when he goes for the second one, Bryan grabs him by the throat. Bryan unloads on Miz with punches and kicks in the corner until Senior Official Charles Robinson breaks it up. Bryan hits a kick and a running bulldog for a two count. Miz comes back and gets Bryan in a surfboard stretch submission. Bryan escapes and locks in a surfboard submission of his own. Miz escapes and crotches Bryan on the top rope, then clotheslines him down to the mat. Miz hits a neckbreaker combo for a two count. The Miz lays into Bryan with strikes until Bryan is able to come back with a running knee strike. Bryan follows up with some running dropkicks in the corner, and then some kicks to the chest. Bryan takes things up to the top turnbuckle and hits a Frankensteiner for a two count. Bryan dumps Miz outside and hits a running dropkick through the ropes. Bryan climbs up to the top turnbuckle and goes flying with a splash on Miz down on the ringside floor. Back in the ring, they fight to the top turnbuckle again, but Bryan slides out and crotches Miz on the top rope. Bryan tees off on Miz with more kicks now, follows up by a running dropkick. Bryan sits Miz up on the top turnbuckle and hits a back suplex off the very top rope for a two count. Bryan hits some more kicks until Miz blocks one and fires back with a DDT for a two count. The Miz hits Bryan with the “yes kicks” now, but Bryan no-sells them and hulks up. Bryan catches Miz’s leg and starts slapping him across the face. Bryan takes him down with a dragon screw and then kicks him across the face. The Miz grabs a hold of Bryan’s leg and they wrestle around the mat before Miz slingshots Bryan into the corner. Miz follows up with the Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. The Miz wastes some time and charges Bryan in the corner, but Bryan stops him with a kick to the face. They fight out to the apron and Bryan starts throwing kicks, but Miz dodges one and Bryan kicks the ring post. Miz takes Bryan back in the ring and applies the Figure Four. Bryan reverses it until Miz reaches the bottom rope. Bryan starts laying into Miz with elbows now and then he goes for the Yes Lock. Bryan locks it in, but Miz reahes the rope to break the hold. Miz rolls outside and Bryan hits a flying knee off the apron on him. Miz lands on the fan barricade in front of his wife Maryse in the front row, and it appears Maryse may have handed something to Miz. Bryan goes to dive through the ropes at Miz on the outside, but Miz hits him with a foreign object, and then throws the foreign object back to Maryse. Miz gets in the ring and covers for the three count.
Winner: The Miz
– We go to replays and we see The Miz using the unidentified foreign object, which may have been a set of brass knuckles.
– Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin: Balor comes out as “the demon” with red CGI clouds above the ring. Corbin complains to the ref that he didn’t agree to face The Demon. The bell sounds and Balor starts off strong with a sling blade on Corbin, then he throws him outside. Balor follows up with a dive on Corbin at ringside, then throws him back in the ring. Corbin rolls back outside, so Balor runs around the ring and hits another sling blade. Balor backs up, then charges and hits a running dropkick on Corbin on the floor. Back in the ring, Balor boots Corbin in the head and then hits a double foot stomp off the top. Balor follows up with a running dropkick in the corner, then he goes to the top rope. Balor hits the Coup De Grace off the top for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
– Balor poses after the match as Corbin rolls outside to recover.
– We go backstage to Daniel Bryan in the trainer’s office getting his head iced. His wife walks in and complains about Maryse, and Bryan says he expects Miz to do that now. Bryan says he didn’t fight so hard to come back and just let someone like Miz win by cheating. Brie gives Bryan a pep talk, and Bryan thanks her and tells her to go back out and enjoy the show. She walks off and Bryan doesn’t look happy.
– Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy: Nakamura’s U.S. Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and they start off with a test of strength until Nakamura boots Jeff in the face. Nakamura knees Jeff in the midsection, then Jeff ducks a kick and mocks Nakamura. Jeff hits a knee to the body and then slams Nakamura’s head in the turnbuckle repeatedly. Nakamura rolls outside for a breather and Jeff follows, but Nakamura catches him with a boot to the face. Nakamura lays Jeff over the apron so his head is hanging off, and he hits a running knee to the face. Nakamura follow up with another shot on the apron before taking Jeff back in the ring for a two count. Nakamura slows things down with a chin lock, then lays into Jeff with punches. Jeff kicks Nakamura away then hits the sling blade, and both men are down. Jeff follows up with a running elbow to the face, then an atomic drop and a dropkick. Nakamura comes back with a front kick and then a spinning heel kick. Nakamura goes for a back suplex, but Jeff elbows his way out. Nakamura misses a shot in the corner and Jeff hits him with a clothesline. Jeff looks for a dropkick in the corner, but Nakamura blocks it. Nakamura misses a shot in the corner now and Jeff elbows him in the face. Jeff goes up top and hits the Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Jeff goes back up top, but Nakamura drops him and hits a couple knee strikes for a two count. Nakamura looks for the Kinshasa, but Jeff stops him with a kick. Nakamura looks for the low blow, but Jeff dodges it and kicks him down. Jeff successfully hits the Twist of Fate, then he goes up top. Jeff hits the Swanton Bomb and pins, but Nakamura reaches the bottom rope to break the count. Jeff hits another Twist of Fate, then takes his shirt off and goes back up top. Nakamura crawls out to the apron, and JEff climbs to the very top of the ring post. Jeff goes flying for a Swanton on the apron, but Nakamura moves and Jeff crashes into the corner of the ring apron by himself. Nakamura takes Jeff back in the ring and stomps on his head. Nakamura follows up with the Kinshasa for the three count to retain the U.S. Title.
Winner & still U.S. Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
– After the match, Randy Orton comes out to the stage and walks down to the ring. Orton gets to ringside, but then turns around and walks back up the ramp.
– We see a video package looking at the history between Ronda Rousey and Alexa Bliss, who have their Title match up next.
– Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey: Natalya comes out first wearing one of Jim Neidhart’s old jackets. Alexa exchanges words with The Bella Twins in the front row before the match. Alexa’s RAW Women’s Championship is on the line in this one. Alexa argues with the ref early on and tries to sneak a cheap shot on Ronda, but Ronda catches her by the throat and drops her with a punch. Alexa rolls outside for a breather and then climbs back inside, but immediately rolls back outside. Ronda turns her back and sits down, daring Alexa to come in and fight her. Bliss runs in and puts Ronda in a sleeper hold, but Ronda stands up and defends it. Ronda picks up Bliss on her shoulders and then slams her down, causing the Champion to roll back out to ringside. Ronda chases her around the ring and then back in the ring, and Bliss connects with a knee to the face and then a punch. Ronda no-sells it and throws Bliss across the ring, then lays into her with punches in the corner. Ronda hits a couple judo throws and then another slam from her shoulders. Ronda grabs Alexa’s arm and pulls it back, then applies an armbar and Alexa taps out.
Winner & new RAW Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey
– Ronda celebrates with her new Women’s Title belt after the match. Natalya gets in the ring and celebrates with her. The Bella Twins get in the ring next and join the celebration. Ronda leaves the ring and embraces her husband at ringside.
– We see a video package looking at the feud between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, with some interview clips from Paul Heyman.
– Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns: Heyman introduces Lesnar before the match. Before the opening bell sounds, Braun Strowman comes out with his Money In The Bank briefcase. Braun steps in the ring and gets on the mic. He says he refuses to be a coward and cash in his Money In The Bank when his opponent’s back is turned, because he’s the monster among men. Braun wishes Brock and Roman good luck, because he’s going to be standing at ringside, and no matter who wins, one of them is going to get these hands. The opening bell sounds and Reigns immediately starts off with a series of Superman punches on Lesnar. Reigns hits two spears in a row, and then a third spear, but Lesnar catches Reigns in a guillotine choke on the third spear. Reigns picks up Lesnar and slams him down to break the hold. Lesnar re-applies the guillotine choke, and again Reigns slams him to break the hold, and both men are down. Reigns looks for another Superman punch, but Lesnar dodges it and hits a German suplex. Lesnar follows up with more German suplexes. Reigns looks for a spear on Lesnar, but Lesnar dodges and Reigns flies through the ropes on to Strowman at ringside. Strowman gets to his feet, and Lesnar goes outside and hits an F-5 on Strowman on the floor. Lesnar throws Strowman’s briefcase up the ramp, then he smashes Strowman with a chair repeatedly. Back in the ring, Reigns immediately hits a spear on Lesnar and covers for the three count.
Winner & new Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
– Reigns celebrates and holds the Title belt in Heyman’s face. Reigns celebrates on the turnbuckle as SummerSlam goes off the air.