"The Biggest Party of the Summer" has arrived!
WWE presents SummerSlam 2021 this evening from Allegiant Stadium in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada.
On tap for tonight's big event is John Cena vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal title, Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE title, Nikki A.S.H. vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley for the Raw Women's title, Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks for the SmackDown Women's title, Edge vs. Seth Rollins and more.
Featured below are complete WWE SummerSlam results from Saturday, August 21, 2021.
WWE SUMMERSLAM KICKOFF SHOW RESULTS (8/21/2021)
The Kickoff Show for "The Biggest Party of the Summer" is now underway, as the pre-show for this year's WWE SummerSlam has started.
Following the Then. Now. Forever. WWE Together signature, we shoot to the Cricket Wireless SummerSlam Kickoff Show, as Kayla Braxton welcomes us to the show as the SummerSlam theme plays in the background and the camera pans around Allegiant Stadium.
We settle in at the SummerSlam Kickoff Show panel where Braxton introduces her fellow panelists Jerry Lawler, Booker T, Peter Rosenberg and Kevin Patrick. They mention that they will be joined later by Sonya Deville.
After they do their best attempt at humorous banter while introducing each other, the panelists then plug the WWE Network on Peacock and begin running down the advertised lineup for tonight's show, which kicks off at 8/7c.
Once the card is done being run down, we shoot to our first extensive video package telling the back story leading up to one of tonight's matches, as we get a special look at the events leading up to tonight's WWE Championship showdown between current title-holder Bobby Lashley and WWE Hall of Fame legend Goldberg.
The Lashley-Goldberg package wraps up and now the panelists take turns giving their insight and analysis into each Superstar and thoughts on the match in general. The fans are seen in the background wearing masks and making noise here and there in spots reacting to the panelist at times.
From there, the gang wraps up the discussion on the WWE title and begin looking ahead to the two women's title matches scheduled for this evening. We then head to a special video package highlighting the WrestleMania 37 - Night 1 main event between Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks for the SmackDown Women's Championship.
We see the package wrap-up and then we shoot back to the pre-show panelists, who are now joined by Sonya Deville, as they begin breaking down their thoughts on the Belair-Banks bout tonight.
Now we shoot to a Cricket 5G promotional piece, which features fans filing into Allegiant Stadium for tonight's show giving their predictions on some of the matches. From there, we head to another video package showing the events leading up to tonight's Edge vs. Seth Rollins showdown.
Deville has left her spot at the pre-show panel when we return from the Edge-Rollins package. Back at the panel, the remaining panelists give their analysis and insight into the battle between The Rated-R Superstar and The Architect. Rosenberg makes a funny crack about Booker T dressing up like Gangrel, because he is in all white, in honor of Edge's "Brood-bath" on Rollins during the build-up to tonight's bout.
The gang shifts the discussion to the other women's title bout tonight on the card, as we move on to the elaborate video package telling the story leading up to the triple-threat match for the Raw Women's Championship bout between Nikki A.S.H., Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley.
After the video we see a wide shot of the crowd inside Allegiant Stadium, which is quickly filling up to maximum capacity as the show draws closer, with our first match of the evening on the Kickoff Show getting underway momentarily, with Big E. taking on Baron Corbin.
Logan Paul Has Arrived
Following a quick ad time out, we return to a truck horn honking as a big truck with a water company and SummerSlam logo pulls in and out comes The Miz and John Morrison, vowing something awesome coming up tonight with Logan Paul.
Baron Corbin vs. Big E.
Now we shoot down to the ringside area where Michael Cole and Pat McAfee introduces Mike Rome, who is with the winner of the SummerSlam TikTok contest. She then handles the ring introduction for our Kickoff Show match.
Introducing first, out comes Big E. He makes his way down to the ring to a nice reaction from the WWE Universe. Mr. Money In The Bank settles inside the squared circle and then his music dies down.
The commentators explain that Big E. doesn't have his contract after it was stolen by Baron Corbin on Friday Night SmackDown. Corbin now makes his way down to the ring. He doesn't want to give up the briefcase to the ref so the match can start but eventually does and the bell sounds to get this one underway.
Early on we see Big E. grab a hold of Corbin, who pleads for his life before being launched across the ring by the powerful veteran. Big E. hits a nice back suplex after that. He goes for the big splash on the hard part of the ring apron outside the ring ropes, however Corbin moves and Big E. lands hard with nobody home.
Corbin goes out after an already rocked Big E. and rams him into the steel ring post before rolling back in the ring in a paranoid rage as he checks on "his" Money In The Bank briefcase. Big E. finally rolls back into the ring and Corbin runs and rams him shoulder first into the ring post -- three times.
Baron continues to remain in control of the action, getting some near falls before Big E. cuts off his momentum with a stretch muffler submission attempt. Baron escapes and hits Big E. with deep six for another near fall before rolling out of the ring to grab the briefcase. Big E. comes out and bounces Corbin's head off of the announce table.
After Corbin runs and rolls into the ring, before rolling back out to grab the briefcase, he runs around the ring but is bounced into the guard rail by a pounce from Big E. Corbin still won't let go of the briefcase. Now while standing on the ring apron, Big E. hits his spear through the ropes to take Corbin out to the floor the hard way.
Big E. pulls his straps down upon re-entering the ring. He hoists Corbin up and hits his Big Ending finisher and scores the pin fall victory. The SummerSlam TikTok contest winner handles the ring announcement of the winner. We see a shot of Logan Paul watching on from the crowd and the fans loudly boo. Big E. retrieves his MITB briefcase to a nice pop.
Winner: Big E.
Once the match wraps up, we head to a quick commercial break and then return to another quick run down of the lineup for tonight's show. We then shoot to a video package looking at the events leading up to tonight's Universal Championship showdown between Roman Reigns and the returning John Cena.
The package concludes and then we head back to the Kickoff Show panel where the panelists give their final thoughts and predictions for tonight's highly-anticipated main event between "the best of this era versus the best of all-time." Booker gives it his "Shucky Ducky Quack Quack" moment of the show.
That's big stuff, folks.
We hear the WWE Universe drown out the panelists with loud "Booker T" chants as they try and continue talking. Finally the pre-show wraps up as the SummerSlam theme hits again and the camera backs up and out to show the jam-packed Allegiant Stadium. The Raw Tag-Team Championships will be kicking us off on PPV -- which is up NOW!
WWE SUMMERSLAM RESULTS (8/21/2021)
The Then. Now. Forever. WWE Together signature hits again after a FBI warning not to illegally stream the pay-per-view. We then head into the elaboate introduction opening video package for the WWE SummerSlam 2021 pay-per-view. And it's a bad-ass one, which ends with a poker chip falling into the hand of Roman Reigns. We then hear him say, "Acknowledge me!"
From there, we shoot inside the jam-packed Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the camera shows 50,000+ members of the WWE Universe here tonight for "The Biggest Party of the Summer." Jimmy Smith welcomes us to the show on commentary.
Raw Tag-Team Championships
R-K-Bro vs. AJ Styles & Omos (C)
We then head straight down to the ringside area where we hear the familiar sounds of the entrance theme music of "The Original Bro" as Riddle makes his way out on his trademark scooter. He stops and waits.
The theme for Randy Orton hits and "The Viper" comes out and joins him as the two make their way down to the ring for our opening match of the evening as the camera pans over to show Jimmy Smith alongside Byron Saxton and Corey Graves at the commentary position.
As R-K-Bro settles into the ring, we see highlights of Riddle earning Orton's respect on Raw recently. We then head back inside Allegiant Stadium where AJ Styles' theme hits and out comes "The Phenomenal One" along with his tag-team partner, the giant Omos.
Raw Tag-Team Championship gold will be on-the-line in our first PPV match of the evening, which is about to get started in just a moment. The bell now sounds and we're off-and-running, as Orton and Styles kick things off for their respective teams.
Both Orton and Styles go right after each other, meeting in the middle of the ring and trading punches with aggression. Orton gets the better of the exchange and he ends up hitting a nice suplex. He stomps on Styles and then tags in Riddle. He gives "The Original Bro" an assist by flipping him in the air for a splash on Styles for an early near fall.
After kicking out, Styles rolls out to the floor and slaps the announce table in frustration. He then rolls back in the ring and tags in Omos to take over and go to work on Riddle -- which is exactly what he does, dominating him with ease. He hits some power display spots before Riddle looks for a Bro-mission, jumping on the giant's back with a sleeper-hold attempt.
Omos eventually slams Riddle down and hits a big splash on him in the corner of the ring before tagging in Styles, who picks up where he left off, taking it to Riddle. He hits a nice snap-back-breaker and then taunts Orton in the opposing corner of the ring a bit. He slaps a rear chin lock on Riddle and taunts Orton some more as the WWE Universe tries to rally Riddle back into the fight.
Finally, Orton manages to tag in. "The Viper" goes on a fired up comeback for R-K-Bro, going to work on Styles and every once in a while stopping to deliver a big shot to Omos on the ring apron. At one point he kicks Omos in the knee cap to knock him off the ring apron. He sets Styles up for the draping DDT spot off the middle ropes. He hits it. He goes into "Viper Mode" as the WWE Universe starts to come to life inside Allegiant Stadium.
Unfortunately before Orton can capitalize on his "Viper Mode" momentum, Omos pulls Styles out to the floor and then catches a leaping Riddle in mid-air with a big chokeslam. Styles then hits a nice shot on Orton in the ring. We see Omos rammed into the ring post but then Styles hits a flipping backwards DDT from the ring apron to the floor on Riddle. Styles looks for a Phenomenal Forearm on Orton but Orton avoids it and hits an RKO. 1-2-3. We have new tag-team champions.
Winners and NEW Raw Tag-Team Champions: R-K-Bro
Eva Marie vs. Alexa Bliss
Following a quick commercial break, we return to see a video package showing Doudrop and Alexa Bliss on Alexa's Playground and the subsequent backstage double-slap in the face from Eva Marie to Doudrop.
From there, we shoot back inside Allegiant Stadium where Eva Marie and Doudrop make their way down to the ring for our next match of the evening.
As Eva settles into the ring for one-on-one competition, we stop briefly by the commentary desk again where Smith, Graves and Saxton talk about the upcoming match in the women's division.
Now we hear the familiar sounds of Alexa Bliss' theme as she makes her way down to the ring accompanied by Lilly. The crowd gives a decent reaction as she makes her way down to the ring.
Bliss sets Lilly in her corner of the ring and then the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. Eva and Alexa try and do some actual wrestling early on, with Bliss faring the better of the two.
Eventually we see Eva shift the offensive momentum in her favor. She then grabs Lilly from Bliss' corner while Bliss was down and she paint-brush slaps the hell out of it. You wouldn't think slapping a doll would get a big reaction, but it did.
Eva then gives a big slap to Alexa and continues to go to work on her. Bliss now plays to Lilly and puts her back in her corner as Eva and Doudrop talk back-and-forth. Eva charges at Alexa but Alexa trips her and she falls face-first into the turnbuckle.
Bliss goes to the top-rope and looks for Twisted Bliss but Marie moves. She then looks to try and steal the victory from Bliss with a pin attempt, however Alexa kicks out. Eva argues with the ref but then turns around into a big DDT from Alexa, who then finishes her off for a pin fall victory. We see Doudrop smiling after Bliss scored the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After The Match: Doudrop Announces The Loser
Once the match wraps up, we see Eva Marie on the floor at ringside shouting and blaming Doudrop. Doudrop grabs the microphone and announces the loser of this match -- Eva Marie! She then puts Eva's ring jacket on and taunts her to her face before telling her to talk to the hand and walking off as Eva reacts in disbelief to the WWE fans in the front row nearby. We then head to another quick ad time out.
Mario Lopez Interviews R-K-Bro, Riddle Teases Raw Surprise
We return from the break and Corey Graves is talking on commentary about the stars being in the house for "The Biggest Party of the Summer." He then introduces the host of Extra and co-star of "Saved by the Bell" -- Mario Lopez.
Lopez talks about being a lifelong fan and points out his Hart Foundation t-shirt before introducing his guests at this time, the new Raw Tag-Team Champions R-K-Bro.
Randy Orton and Riddle walk in and then talks about how things are going to be smooth-sailing with he and Riddle from now on as a team. He mentions the three most entertaining letters in WWE -- R-K-Bro. Orton walks off and Riddle then teases a big surprise for Monday Night Raw tomorrow night.
WWE United States Championship
Damian Priest vs. Sheamus (C)
Now we're back inside Allegiant Stadium where we hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of Damian Priest. Priest makes his way down to the ring, as we see highlights of his storied rivalry with the WWE United States Champion Sheamus.
Back live, Priest finishes up his ring entrance as the commentators sing his praises and continue to hype his feud with Sheamus. Now his music dies down and the theme hits to bring out the reigning champion for this title match, "The Celtic Warrior."
Sheamus makes his way out with his face protector on to a decent mixed reaction from the WWE Universe inside this stadium in Las Vegas with 50,000+ fans in attendance. Our second title bout of the evening is just moments away.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running. After Priest takes it to Sheamus in the early goings, we see the champion start to pull ahead and take it to the challenger, establishing the dominant offensive lead in the match.
"The Celtic Warrior" continues to dominate the action as it spills out to the ringside area on the floor. He rams Priest into the steel ring post with vicious authority at one point. Back in the ring, Sheamus continues to work over Priest, taunting him for daring to call himself a challenge to his title.
Now we see Sheamus hit his trademark forearms over the chest spot on the ring apron over the top-rope. He ends up stopping when he realizes the fans were counting along and getting some enjoyment of it. He yells to the fans that Priest isn't worthy of the U.S. Championship, just like none of them are.
This leads to Priest catching Sheamus off-guard, planting the champ with a swinging tornado DDT off the ropes with a ton of momentum. Priest starts to take over on offense, including hitting a crazy leaping spinning leg lariat off the top-rope onto the champ into a near fall. We see some cool replays of that spot from multiple angles.
We see The Reckoning attempted but quickly countered before being executed. Sheamus heads to the top-rope but Priest grabs him by the throat. Sheamus drops down to the floor to avoid Priest's clutches, hanging him throat-first over the top-rope on the way down in the process. The champ rolls back in the ring and hits a nice Alabama Slam on Priest for a close near fall.
Now we see Sheamus hit some big headbutts before letting out a loud "Fella!" war cry before going for a Brogue Kick. Instead, he walks into a Brogue Kick from Priest followed by a sit-out slam from the challenger for a close near fall. Priest springboards off the ropes for a big spot but right into a Brogue Kick from Sheamus, who quickly goes for the cover but somehow Priest kicks out.
Sheamus looks to lock Priest into the Clover Leaf, however Priest rolls him up for a near fall. Sheamus kicks out and and then gets Priest in a heel hook out of nowhere. Priest yells out in pain and starts reaching for the ring ropes. Priest sits up in a rage and he yanks the protective face mask off of Sheamus. He then wails away at him with punches and kicks from the ground.
Priest stands up and bounces a maskless Sheamus' face into the turnbuckle. He blasts him with a big kick and follows up with The Reckoning for a pin fall victory. We have a new United States Champion.
Winner and NEW WWE United States Champion: Damian Priest
SmackDown Tag-Team Championship
Dominik & Rey Mysterio vs. The Usos (C)
We head to a quick commercial break and then return live inside Allegiant Stadium where we hear the commentary duo of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee from Friday Night SmackDown.
The two quickly plug the NXT TakeOver 36 special event tomorrow evening and then introduce some highlights from last night's SmackDown which set up tonight's SmackDown Tag-Team Championship showdown -- which is up next.
Now we shoot to a quick backstage segment with the Mysterio's. Dominik tries to apologize to Rey, but Rey tells him not to worry about it and to worry about the fight that is in front of them -- which is the Mysterio way.
The Mysterio's theme song hits and out comes the father-and-son duo for our next title bout of the evening here at SummerSlam. They settle inside the squared circle for our next of seven title matches here tonight at "The Biggest Party of the Summer."
Their music dies down and now the familiar sounds for the champs plays, as The Usos make their way down to the ring for their defense of their SmackDown Tag-Team Championship. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our next match of the evening.
We see Rey and Uso kicking things off for their respective teams. Rey-Rey enjoys some early offensive advantages and then tags in his son to pick up where he left off. Unfortunately, shortly after Dominik tags in, The Usos take control of the offense in this one and begin utilizing frequent tags to keep a fresh man on him at all times.
Dominik is rammed into the barricade on the floor as the action spills out to the ringside area momentarily. Back in the ring, we see Dominik trying to make it to his corner to make the tag to his father, with The Usos rubbing it in his face and saying crawl to daddy before cutting him off.
Finally, Dominik hits a big spot to slow Uso down. With both guys down, they each begin crawling to their respective corners looking to make the tag to their fresher partners. Each make the tag, but it is Rey Mysterio who takes the hot tag and enters the ring like a man possessed, taking out any-and-everything that moves, easily handling Jimmy and Jey Uso by himself.
Rey is eventually slowed down when he walks into a super kick that lands right on the button from Uso. Now both Usos hit the ring looking for a double team spot, however Rey knocks one out of the ring and starts exchanging strikes with the other. Uso ends up decking Rey and heading to the top for the Uso Splash -- which he hits for a near fall, however Rey manages to kick out.
Things start to get hectic with everyone in the ring. Dominik and Uso end up on the floor. Rey hits Uso with a big splash and then a 6-1-9. He heads to the top-rope and does the Eddie Guerrero shoulder-shimmy tribute before going for a frogsplash. He misses and ends up the meat in a super kick sandwich from both Usos. Uso hits a follow-up Uso Splash off the top-rope for the pin fall victory to retain their titles.
Winners and STILL SmackDown Tag-Team Champions: The Usos
Tiffany Haddish Talks To New U.S. Champion Damian Priest
After a quick ad break, Tiffany Haddish is introduced and she is standing backstage. She introduces what she calls the "National Champion" Damian Priest. The fans boo. In comes the U.S. Champion who talks about how sweet it is to capture the title from someone like Sheamus. He says it may not be like winning a gold medal in the Olympics but it's just as good.
King Nakamura Rocks Out With Pat McAfee
We return to the rock guitar god himself in the ring who hits notes like only he can and strums that axe like only he can as the WWE Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura makes his way down to the ringside area. They have an impromptu jam-out session with Pat McAfee, who geeks out on top of the commentary desk.
SmackDown Women's Championship
Bianca Belair (C) vs. Carmella
Michael Cole then sets the stage for our next match, which will be a rematch of night one of WrestleMania 37 and features the SmackDown Women's Championship on-the-line.
Once the pre-match package wraps up, the first of the two winners of the ESPY Award for Best WWE Moment makes her way out. The EST of WWE heads down to the ring spinning her ponytail like she does best.
The SmackDown Women's Champion settles in the ring as McAfee points out the same sentiment that is shared in her moments on the new WWE 24: WrestleMania 37 documentary, which is that no moment is too big for her. He points out that she looks at home in front of 50,000+ fans.
Now we hear the ring announcer inform everyone that Sasha Banks is not able to compete as scheduled tonight and instead, Belair will be defending her title against the best looking woman in WWE -- Carmella. On that note, Carmella makes her way down to the ring.
Carmella settles into the ring but before anything happens we see Belair call for the microphone. She gets the mic while still holding her title over her shoulder. The crowd hoots and hollers and then Belair addresses Sasha Banks. She says it may not be tonight but sooner or later it's gonna be them two in the ring. She says until then she's gonna take her frustrations out on Carmella right now.
"The Man" Becky Lynch Is Back!
The ref takes the belt from over Belair's shoulder and hoists it up high in the air. Before anything else happens, the theme for "The Man" Becky Lynch hits and out she comes as the WWE Universe explodes inside Allegiant Stadium. The commentators sound shocked, too, as does Belair who is jumping up and down in the ring.
SmackDown Women's Championship
Bianca Belair (C) vs. Becky Lynch
Lynch would take Carmella out of the equation, beating her down, before calling for the microphone and challenging Belair for an impromptu match.
Belair would go on to accept and the bout then got underway.
Within seconds, Lynch hit Belair with her Man-Handle Slam for the pin fall victory to shockingly capture the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Winner and NEW SmackDown Women's Champion: Becky Lynch
Olympic Gold Medalists Tamyra Mensah-Stock & Gable Steveson
We return from a quick commercial break and the ring announcer introduces Olympic gold medalists in wrestling in the Tokyo Games -- Tamyra Mensah-Stock and Gable Steveson.
Stock comes out as the commentators talk about her dream being to become a WWE Superstar. Steveson also makes his way out. The two head down to the ring wearing their Olympic gold medals as the commentary team of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee sing their praises.
Stock looks like a kid in a candy store, as you can tell it's her dream to perform in WWE. Steveson is also playing to the crowd well.
Jinder Mahal vs. Drew McIntyre
Now we break again and return inside Allegiant Stadium where Jinder Mahal makes his way down to the ring for our next match of the evening. We see him settle in the ring and his music fades down.
The sword-totting "Scottish Warrior" now makes his way down to the ring looking ready for business as the commentary trio of Graves, Saxton and Smith help bring fans up to speed with the ongoing rivalry.
They talk about Veer and Shanky being banned from ringside for this match. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this singles contest here at SummerSlam. McIntyre grabs Mahal and runs him across the ring, slamming him into the corner.
This one doesn't last long, as after a few minutes of a seemingly one-sided beatdown with McIntyre dominating Mahal without Mahal having the help of Veer and Shanky, we see the "Scottish Warrior" hit a Claymore Kick for the pin fall victory.
After the match, Veer and Shanky come out as McIntyre is celebrating, so he grabs his massive sword and swings it at them to chase them out of the ring. They head to the back as McIntyre finishes up his celebration.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Raw Women's Championship
Nikki A.S.H. (C) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley
The pre-match video package airs telling the story behind the upcoming triple-threat match for the Raw Women's Championship -- which is up next.
After the package wraps up, the "Almost Super Hero" herself makes her way down to the ring for our next title bout of the evening here at SummerSlam.
Nikki settles into the ring and her music dies down. Rhea Ripley's theme hits and it's time for the brutality of the former Raw Women's Champion as she makes her way down to the ring.
Finally, "The Queen" herself emerges as Charlotte Flair's music hits and out comes the women's wrestling legend, who makes her way down to the squared circle for our Raw Women's Championship bout of the evening.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this contest. Early on we see Nikki thrown to the floor so Rhea and Charlotte can duke it out. She returns in the ring, however, and knocks Charlotte out, before going to work on Ripley.
Following some more back-and-forth action we see some false-finishes after each lady hits their finishers or comes close to hitting them. Ripley hits a double-stacked suplex on Charlotte and Nikki at the same time. She follows that up with a missile drop kick off the top on Charlotte for a near fall.
Ripley and Charlotte brawl on the floor at ringside until out of nowhere, the "Almost Super Hero" hits a top-rope diving cross-body splash on them both to take them out. Back in the ring all three go at it. Nikki and Ripley look to hit a double suplex on Charlotte but she counters in mid-air to a double DDT on both of them.
Charlotte now back-body drops both Ripley and Nikki out to the floor. She looks around at the capacity crowd and then begins to ascend the ropes, climbing to the very top. She hits a crazy turning spiraling moonsault, crashing onto them both on the floor at ringside. It made for some cool slow-motion replays, that's for sure.
We see Charlotte slap the Figure-8 on Ripley for a near finish until Nikki comes flying off the top-rope with a splash that breaks it up to keep this match alive. Moments later Ripley looks to hit Rip-Tide but it is ultimately avoided. Ripley is sent out to the floor. Nikki comes off the top but Charlotte moves. Nikki lands hard and then Charlotte slaps Figure-8 on her. Nikki taps out. We have a new Raw Women's Champion.
Winner and NEW Raw Women's Champion: Charlotte Flair
Edge vs. Seth Rollins
We see several of the WWE Community efforts led by Titus O'Neil as part of SummerSlam Week after a quick commercial time-out. We then return to a plug for Cardi B's "Up" as the official theme for SummerSlam.
The commentary duo of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee return and talk about how we have seen four championships change hands here tonight already. They then introduce the pre-match video package for our next bout of the evening, which is seven years in the making.
Once the package wraps up we return live inside Allegiant Stadium where we hear the familiar sounds of the entrance theme of Seth Rollins, who burns it down as he makes his way down to the ring for this featured attraction one-on-one match against Edge.
He settles into the ring and soaks in the moment in front of 50,000+ members of the WWE Universe in attendance. He takes his entrance gear off and looks at all sides of the building as his music dies down. Fans start chanting Edge's name and then the Brood theme from the old Attitude Era days in WWE plays.
Fire emerges from the entrance stage and the Brood theme kicks in as Edge is raised from the fires of hell in his old Edge from the Brood look as the fans in Las Vegas go bonkers. The WWE Hall of Fame legend emerges to the entrance stage and begins walking down to the ring. He stops and takes his sunglasses off and the lights in the building go out.
"You think you know me?" hits and his singles theme plays as he finishes his walk down to the ring while the fans continue to give him a rock star reception. The commentators talk about Edge going into a brooding dark place as promised as he gets ready for war against Seth Rollins.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. The WWE Universe lets their voices be heard with loud chants as Edge and Rollins both take in the moment. The commentary duo of Cole and McAfee remind everyone watching at home that one Curb Stomp from Rollins could end things in WWE for the aging legend with a surgically repaired neck in Edge.
These two finally start going at it, exchanging punches. Edge nails Rollins over the top rope and he goes out and slams his hands down on the announce desk in frustration. Rollins paces back-and-forth out of anger before re-entering the ring where "The Rated-R Superstar" greets him with a half-dozen knuckle sandwiches as Rollins cowers in the corner.
Rollins tries fighting back out of the corner but once again Edge sends him sailing over the top rope and crashing out to the floor. This time Edge follows out after him and proceeds to bounce Rollins' head off of every surface around the ringside area. Rollins eventually fights back and slams the back of Edge's head / neck into the steel ring post -- twice.
Edge crawls around the floor at ringside as Rollins rolls into the ring to break the count. He heads back out after him and he proceeds to bounce the back of Edge's head / neck off the steel ring steps over-and-over again. Back in the ring, Rollins hits a big neckbreaker on Edge for a near fall.
We see Rollins dominate the action for a couple of minutes and then Edge tries fighting back into competitive form, only for Rollins to hit the ropes and blast Edge with a Sling Blade with the force of the move impacting the back of Edge's head / neck. Rollins looks for a Stomp but Edge avoids it. Rollins hits another big neckbreaker on Edge and now Rollins is laughing and taunting Edge as he tries to recover while the fans rally behind him.
The two battle up to the top-rope and it is Edge who hits a crazy super-spinning-neck-breaker. We see some cool slow-motion replays of this high spot and then we hear the WWE Universe chanting and cheering as both guys slowly work their way back to their feet. When they do, Edge stun-guns Rollins off the top-rope and big boots him down to the mat. He connects with the Edgecution for a near fall.
Edge heads to the top-rope but Rollins leaps up there and brings "The Rated-R Superstar" down the hard way with a superplex, which connects, and then he rolls through and hoists Edge right back up without letting go to hit an immediate follow-up Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Rollins backs in the corner and looks to hit a Stomp on Edge as he slowly gets back to his feet. Edge avoids it and hits a Glam Slam on Rollins for a near fall of his own.
Rollins fires back up after this and goes back to work on Edge. He hits a crazy neckbreaker on Edge over the middle rope. He looks to follow-up with a Stomp on Edge on the hard part of the apron, but Edge avoids it and ends up bouncing off the ropes for a spear that takes he and Rollins both through the middle ropes and crashing out to the floor at ringside. The fans respond with a "This is awesome!" chant. Edge rams Rollins face-first into the LED screen around the ring, the impact of which shorts it out, turning the lights out on that section of the ringside area. Edge then rolls Rollins back into the ring for a near fall.
After this, Edge backs in a corner and stalks Rollins waiting for him to get up so he can blast him with a spear. When Rollins gets up, Edge charges at him, but Rollins catches him coming in with a spear form, right into a pedigree for a near fall. Rollins goes for a follow-up corkscrew moonsault off the top but Edge avoids it and immediately counters Rollins with a spear. He goes right for the pin but somehow Rollins kicks out at two-and-a-half. Edge and the 50,000+ fans in attendance all look shocked.
Seth fires up again and starts pounding on the back of Edge's head / neck. He backs into the corner, stalking Edge and looking for a stomp. He goes for it but Edge catches the boot with his hands and launches him back. He pops up and locks in the Edgucator submission. Rollins screams in pain and tries to make it to the ropes. Rollins gets close but Edge drags him back. While doing so, Rollins goes for a pin but Edge kicks out and then locks Rollins in the crossface. Rollins nearly escapes but Edge rolls him back into the middle of the ring. Rollins fights Edge's grip free but Edge grabs a handful of Rollins' hair and starts repeatedly slamming his face into the mat. He locks in the crossface sleeper and Rollins taps out. That was an unbelievable match. Really, really good stuff.
Xavier Woods Sprays Miz & Morrison Down With Drip Stick 2000
After a quick ad time out where WWE Money In The Bank 2022 is announced for Allegiant Stadium next year, we return and see highlights of The Miz and John Morrison's arrival earlier this evening.
Now back live inside the ring, Morrison and Miz are introduced. They tell everyone to prepare to be soaked by the Drip Stick 2000. Miz tells Morrison to take it out. Morrison tells Miz he thought he had it.
We hear a voice in the distance asking if somebody said Wooo! Out comes Xavier Woods with said-Drip Stick 2000 in his hands. Morrison tells him to give it up because there's two of them and only one of him.
Woods says he would like to get a second opinion. He says hey yo, it's survey time, as he is dressed up like Scott Hall in the old nWo Wolfpack days. He asks the crowd what they came to see but Miz says when his hand goes up, their mouths go shut.
Miz tells Woods not to dare do it and he begins spraying he and Morrison down with the Drip Stick 2000. They flip and flop around the ring as the crowd pretty much couldn't be not reacting any less if they tried. Woods tries to get them into it as Miz and Morrison run off.
Bobby Lashley (C) vs. Goldberg
Following another quick ad break, we return to a plug for NXT TakeOver 36 tomorrow night and then the camera pans around down to the three-man commentary team of Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
The trio talk about what a legend is made of and then they introduce the pre-match video package for our next bout of the evening, which will be our sixth of seven championship matches here at SummerSlam.
Once the extensive video package wraps up, we return live inside Allegiant Stadium where the All Mighty WWE Champion makes his way out and heads down to the ring along with MVP for our co-main event of the evening.
Lashley settles inside the squared circle and starts running around the ring as his music fades down. Now the iconic sounds of Goldberg's theme hits and the 50,000+ fans inside the Las Vegas stadium begin chanting the name of the WWE Hall of Fame legend.
The camera shoots backstage and after a quick knock on the locker room door, out comes Goldberg. He spits and makes his way through the hallways of the backstage area accompanied by security on all sides. He hits the gorilla position and passes through the curtain, emerging before the WWE Universe in the sold out Allegiant Stadium.
Fireworks explode at the top of the entrance way and he breathes in the smoke like a fire-breathing dragon. A punch and a kick later, Goldberg bounces and begins making his way down to the ring while the commentators talk about his past undefeated steak and past championship glory in WWE.
Goldberg settles into the ring and the ring announcer begins doing the formal pre-match ring introductions for the challenger and champion. Our WWE Championship co-main event of the evening is about to get underway.
We hear the bell sound and we're off-and-running with this featured attraction championship contest. Lashley and Goldberg circle each other and then lock up. They push and pull and Lashley muscles Goldberg into the ropes. Goldberg muscles Lashley around and into the corner back-first.
A clean break later and Lashley shoves Goldberg. Goldberg gives him a shot back and flexes and growls in his face. He knocks Lashley down and hits a big bodyslam followed by a big power slam. Goldberg plays to the crowd and then whips Lashley into the corner. He hits him with a short clothesline and the commentators talk about how Goldberg is dominating the action straight out of the gate.
Lashley starts to pummel Goldberg with big forearms to the back of his head and shoulders as the fans start to roar with noise. He hooks Goldberg's tights and is looking to hit Goldberg with his own Jackhammer finisher. Goldberg blocks it and goes to hit Lashley with it, but Lashley avoids it. Goldberg fires up and decks Lashley and then backs into a corner, stalking the WWE Champion with intentions of hitting him with his world-famous spear.
Goldberg darts across the ring as Lashley stands up, but MVP yanks Lashley down and pulls him out of the ring to get him away from the spear. Goldberg goes out to the floor after him and charges around the ring, blasting Lashley with a spear on the floor. He brings him back in the ring and looks to finish him off, however, Lashley rolls out to the floor and MVP blasts the back of Goldberg's leg with his cane from ringside.
This distraction and interference allows Lashley to take over on offense. He hits a chop-block to the back of Goldberg's leg. Goldberg tries fighting back but Lashley again takes his legs out from under him with a chop block. Goldberg rolls out to the floor clutching his knee on the floor as the commentators start to use their serious voices. Lashley goes out to the floor to retrieve Goldberg. He hoists him up and runs him into the steel ring post knee-first. And again.
The All Mighty WWE Champion brings Goldberg back into the ring, but Goldberg falls down as he is unable to even stand on his own. Lashley backs up and looks at spearing Goldberg, but when Goldberg tries to stand up again, once again we see him collapse, as he is unable to even stand on his hurt knee at this point. The ref calls for the bell and this one is over.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Bobby Lashley
After The Match: Bobby Lashley Continues To Attack Goldberg & His Son
Once the ring announcer makes the ruling, we see MVP slide a steel chair into the ring. Lashley takes the chair and starts blasting Goldberg's injured knee with it over and over and over again, shouting at him as he pummels him with the chair.
Gage, the son of Goldberg, tries to jump into the ring to stop the savage attack of Lashley on Goldberg. Instead, Lashley turns his attention to him and puts him in the Hurt Lock. He squeezes the life out of Goldberg's son and leaves him laying lifeless in the ring.
Lashley stands over the beaten down Goldberg father and son duo. MVP grabs a microphone while looking shocked and tries explaining that Lashley had no way of knowing that it was Goldberg's son who jumped in the ring. He and Lashley exit and head to the back as his music plays and Goldberg yells out that he's gonna kill Lashley as he tends to his son.
WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns (C) vs. John Cena
We head to another commercial break in between our two co-main events and then when we return, the commentary duo of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee get us ready for our featured attraction.
The pre-match video package airs to tell the story leading up to this WWE Universal Championship between Roman Reigns, the greatest of this time, against John Cena, the greatest of all-time.
Once the package wraps up, we shoot inside the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the iconic horns for John Cena's theme hits and out comes the man who reminds everyone to "Never Give Up."
Cena does his trademark ring entrance, sprinting down the long aisle way inside this stadium and sliding into the ring before throwing his baseball cap to the WWE Universe in attendance.
The commentators sing Cena's praises as he settles inside the squared circle for the main event of the evening. McAfee calls this the summer of Cena. Wait a minute ... close, but not really. It's the summer of Punk -- Part Duex, no? Wait, wrong company.
Moving on, Cena plays to the crowd while wearing a Super Mario 2 style t-shirt that shows the various WWE Championship belts over the years on the back. As he settles in the ring, his music dies down.
Now the theme for "The Head of the Table" hits as the reigning and defending WWE Universal Champion himself, "The Tribal Chief" Roman Reigns, makes his way out accompanied by his special counsel Paul Heyman and his cousins, the SmackDown Tag-Team Champions -- The Usos.
Reigns holds his title high as Heyman stands by his side and The Usos raise their respective titles high behind him. Reigns hands the title over to Heyman and begins his slow walk down to the ring for our headline bout of the evening here at SummerSlam. Heyman hugs and talks to The Usos, per Roman's orders, who head to the back as Reigns finishes his walk to the ring.
We hear the ring announcer handle the final pre-match ring introductions for this WWE Universal Championship contest. Cena gets a big babyface reaction. Reigns gets a mixed bag reaction. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our seventh championship bout of the night and our final match of the evening.
Cena and Reigns circle each other as McAfee mentions on commentary that documentaries will be made about this match. Cole notes the big fight atmosphere in the air. These two finally lock up and get the action underway. Cena rolls Reigns up out of nowhere and gets a two count. He plays to Reigns with the promo he used to wrap up the build to this match, noting he only needs 1-2-3.
Things begin to favor Reigns now, as he goes to work on Cena blasting him with big shots. He hits a big suplex and goes for the cover, but Cena kicks out at two. He slaps a rear chin lock on him and begins squeezing the life out of Cena. The fans try and rally Cena back to life but Reigns knocks him down to the mat as he seemed to finally be fighting his way free.
Roman hits another big suplex and goes for the cover but again Cena kicks out at two. Reigns throws Cena through the ropes where he crashes down on the floor at ringside. Reigns heads out to the floor after him. Cena starts firing away at Reigns with punches but Reigns ends up whipping Cena into the steel ring steps. He then stands on the steps and poses, playing to the WWE Universe in attendance as Cena lay lifeless below him.
Now we watch as Reigns takes his title and poses and flexes his muscles with it as he tells the fans in attendance that they need him. Cena rolls back in the ring to break the referee's count. Reigns heads in after him and starts beating Cena down again. With Cena down and crawling towards him, Reigns kneels down and taunts him in trademark "Tribal Chief" style.
We see Cena crawl up Reigns' body and then out of nowhere he hoists him up for the Attitude Adjustment, only for Reigns to escape out the back-door and counter with a big DDT for a close near fall. Reigns starts talking trash again. He apologizes to Hollywood and says he's about to beat Cena's ass. Cena tries firing up but Reigns decks him and taunts him some more. He kneels down and mocks Cena for his five moves of doom.
Reigns slaps a sleeper-hold on Cena, even hopping on Cena's back and putting his full weight into the hold as he squeezes the life out of Cena. Now we see glimpses of Super Cena as he stands up after fading down, while holding Reigns on his back, and he runs and rams him into the corner to break free. Cena hits Reigns with a big running clothesline and now both guys are down and slow to get up.
Cena gets up and runs at Reigns, knocking him senseless with a big shoulder tackle. And another. Cena reaches down and tells Reigns he can't see him, but Reigns reaches up and yanks Cena down to the mat with him and locking him in a submission. Back on their feet, Reigns blasts Cena with a big superman punch. He backs into a corner and runs at Cena looking for a spear, but Cena catches him with a big boot.
Now Cena leans down and tells Reigns he can't see him before connecting this time with his trademark five knuckle shuffle. Cena hoists Reigns up for the Attitude Adjustment and hits it. He goes for the pin but somehow Reigns kicks out at two-and-a-half. Cena ends up locking the STF on Reigns, who eventually makes it to the ropes to force the hold to be broken.
Reigns heads out to the floor to regroup and is seen limping around. Cena comes out after him but Reigns springs to life with his drive by boot on the ring apron from the floor to Cena. Reigns rolls back in the ring to break the ref's count as we see highlights of the aforementioned drive-by spot by "The Head of the Table."
We see Reigns head back out after Cena. He runs at him but Cena hoists him up and blasts him with an Attitude Adjustment on the announce table that breaks the table. He makes the big crazy eyes look to the fans and then grabs Reigns out of the remaining table rubble and rolls him in the ring and goes for the pin, only for Reigns to kick out at two-and-a-half.
As we see some replays of that, back live, Cena climbs to the top-rope. He comes flying off but Reigns catches him coming down with a power bomb for a near fall of his own. Reigns calls for the Superman punch but Cena avoids it and rolls Reigns up. Reigns kicks out. Cena powers Reigns up for an Attitude Adjustment but Reigns avoids it and counters with another Superman punch for another close near fall.
The commentators question how much Cena has left. He picks Reigns up and brings him to the top-rope. He heads up after him. He puts Reigns across his shoulders and leaps off the top with a super Attitude Adjustment. He goes for the cover but somehow, some way, Reigns kicks out before the count of three.
Fans break out in a "This is awesome!" chant, with McAfee echoing those same sentiments on the broadcast on commentary. Cena is up and he points to Reigns as he crawls to try and get to his feet. Cena says Reigns' time is up and his time is now. He mocks Reigns by letting out the big uce war cry. Reigns runs over and blasts him with a big punch. Cena answers back with one of his own. They exchange multiple big shots and then Reigns catches him with a Superman punch. And another. He backs into the corner and waits for Cena to get up. When he does, Reigns lets out his own uce war cry and then charges at him with a spear that connects for the 1-2-3. Reigns wins and retains the Universal Championship.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
After The Match: BROCK LESNAR IS BACK!
Once the match wraps up, the roof of Allegiant Stadium nearly comes off the joint as the familiar sounds of Brock Lesnar's theme hits. He comes out bouncing side-to-side in trademark fashion as fans go absolutely bonkers, as do Cole and McAfee on commentary.
"The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesnar heads down to the ring as Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman look like they've seen a ghost. Lesnar has a big mohawk and giant beard. He circles around the ring as Reigns looks at him from inside the ring and Heyman kneels in the corner in shock.
Lesnar hops up on the ring steps and stares down Reigns in the ring. He smiles and shrugs his shoulders as Reigns shakes his head. Lesnar heads inside the ring as his music cuts off. The WWE Universe soaks in this big moment as Lesnar walks a bit closer to Reigns with a giant smile on his face.
We hear the fans break out into a loud "Holy sh*t!" chant as Lesnar and Reigns go face-to-face while Heyman ducks out the back door and exits the ring, begging Reigns to do the same. Reigns eventually agrees and heads out. Lesnar pretends to come after him and then smiles and bounces some more in the ring while Heyman and Reigns head up the entrance aisle.
Reigns raises his title and keeps backing up as Lesnar's theme hits again and he smiles and plays to the crowd as the epic WWE SummerSlam 2021 pay-per-view goes off the air on that incredible note. Thanks for joining us!
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