– The 2011 WWE SummerSlam PPV kicks off with a band playing the National Anthem. We go to a video package.
– We go right to the ring and out comes The Miz to open the show.
The Miz talks about he’s back at SummerSlam and thanks the fans for insisting he wrestle. Miz goes on and is interrupted by R-Truth. Truth comes walking out and is interrupted by Ricardo Rodriguez introducing Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio comes driving in.
The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and R-Truth vs. Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio and John Morrison
Out next comes Kofi Kingston followed by his partner John Morrison. Rey Mysterio is out next and we’ve got six-man tag action.
Kofi and Miz start things off here. They lock up and Miz goes to a headlock. Kofi fights out and applies one of his own. Kofi drops Miz with a shoulder and blocks a hip toss. Kofi with a dropkick and a tag to Morrison. They double team Miz and drop him on his face, then hit him with kicks. Morrison with a 2 count. Miz kicks Morrison and tags in Truth. Morrison tackles Truth and goes to work with right hands. Morrison with a springboard kick on Truth for another 2 count. Truth fights back and drop Morrison. Truth stomps away now but gets kicked back by Morrison. Miz pushes Morrison off the top and down to the floor.
Truth goes to the floor and works Morrison over before bringing him back in the ring. Truth takes Morrison to the mat with a headlock now. Miz comes in, gets a 2 count and goes back to the headlock. Morrison fights out and kicks Miz in the head, taking him down. Kofi make sit in and takes everyone out. Kofi with chops and a dropkick on Miz. Kofi misses a big right hand but counters Miz with a kick in the corner. Kofi with a huge high crossbody for another 2 count. Kofi takes out Truth and leaps on Miz. Kofi hits the Boom Drop on Miz now. Miz ducks Trouble in Paradise and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but it’s blocked. Kofi nails SOS for a 2 count. Del Rio breaks the pin and then superkicks Mysterio. Kofi sends Del Rio to the floor. Miz comes up and lays Kofi out with a cutter for a 2 count. Truth comes in now and stomps away on Kofi.
Truth continues the assault for another 2 count. Del Rio comes in, runs the ropes and kicks Kofi in the back. Del Rio with a big backdrop on Kofi for another 2 count. Miz comes back in to keep the offense up on Kofi. Another 2 count. Miz mocks Mysterio and Morrison in their corner. Kofi rolls him up for 2. Miz comes right back with a pin attempt of his own. Miz with a chinlock now but Kofi fights out. They both go down and their partners await tags. Truth and Rey are tagged in. Rey off the top with a big plancha. Rey with a springboard crossbody and a 2 count. Rey continues with kicks. Truth ducks a clothesline and rolls Rey up. Rey comes out of the roll up with a kick to the face and another 2 count. Rey drops Truth in for 619 but Miz comes in. He drops Miz for 619 also. Rey runs for the 619 but Del Rio stops him. Morrison stops Del Rio. Rey goes for the 619 and hits it on both. Kofi leaps out onto Miz while Rey hits Truth with a frogsplash for the pin and the win.
Winners: John Morrison, Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston
– We go backstage with WWE Champion CM Punk and John Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis wants a public apology for getting hit on last Monday’s RAW. Punk apologizes in a sarcastic way and mocks Laurinaitis. Punk turns around to Stephanie McMahon. She says she came to wish him luck tonight. Punk is surprised and finds it hard to believe. He tells Steph to run along and talk to her husband or wish her daddy luck. Stephanie says she talked to both of them and they also wished Punk good luck, as did John Cena. Steph says what does she know, she’s Vince’s clueless daughter, right? Vince says yes, she is pretty clueless but she said it, not him. He called her idiotic. Steph extends her hand for a shake. Punk won’t shake it and says he knows where that hand has been. Punk walks off.
– We get a video package for Sheamus vs. Mark Henry.
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry
We go to the ring and out comes Mark Henry for tonight’s next match. Out next comes Sheamus to a decent reaction.
The bell rings and they go right at it. Sheamus with a headlock. They break and Henry overpowers Sheamus, sending him back. Sheamus comes back with forearm shots but Henry knocks him back to the mat. Henry takes Sheamus to the corner but he fights out. Sheamus starts to stagger Henry now and fights back with more right hands. Sheamus beats Henry down with continous forearm shots to the back. Sheamus continues the assault but Henry sends him over the ropes and to the floor.
Henry works Sheamus over on the floor and tosses him back in the ring. Henry charges and knocks Sheamus back down. Henry with a big splash off the ropes and a 2 count. Henry positions Sheamus on the ropes and charges, splashing him on the second rope. Henry comes back in for a 2 count. Sheamus fights back from his knees but Henry drops him over his own knee. Henry poses as the fans boo. Henry puts Sheamus up on his shoulders in a rack move. Sheamus fights out but Henry whips him hard into the corner and Sheamus goes down. Henry misses a big splash from the second rope as Sheamus moves.
Sheamus fights Henry off with axe handles. Sheamus takes Henry off his feet finally with a big flying double ax handle. Sheamus drops knees now. Sheamus puts Henry on the ropes and clubs him repeatedly in the chest with forearms. The crowd pops for Sheamus. Sheamus staggers Henry again. They collide in mid-air and both go down. Henry runs into a big boot in the corner. Sheamus goes to the top rope and hits a shoulder block from the top for a 2 count. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and Henry lays him out. Sheamus counters a slam and Brogue Kicks Henry right out of the ring. Sheamus comes out to the floor and picks Henry up to his feet. Henry fights him off. Henry grabs Sheamus and rams him into the ring post and then the fan barrier. Henry and Sheamus collapse the fan barrier right in front of shocked fans. Henry leaves Sheamus lay in a pile of debris and goes back to the ring. Fans cheer Sheamus on as he crawls back to the ring at the 7 count. Sheamus can’t make it back in the ring and is counted out.
Winner by Count Out: Mark Henry
– We go backstage to Christian and Josh Matthews. Christian says he has an insurance policy tonight and Randy Orton will not leave as the World Heavyweight Champion. Christian compares their match to a Hollywood movie.
– We go to the ring where Justin Roberts introduces Cee-Lo Green. Cee-Lo is up on the stage and performs the SummerSlam theme song. He brings out The Bella Twins, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox to dance on stage.
WWE Divas Title Match: Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly for her title defense. She has Eve Torres by her side. Out next comes Beth Phoenix with her partner Natalya at her side.
The bell rings and Kelly Kelly goes right to work on Beth, taking her to the corner and unloading with offense. Beth whips Kelly into the corner and goes for a counter. Kelly comes back and sends Beth to the apron. Kelly keeps up the offense as Beth goes to the floor. They come back in the ring and Beth turns it around with a big clothesline. Beth presses Kelly high over her head and drops her on the top rope. Beth with a 2 count.
Beth works Kelly over int he corner now and charges, smashing her rear in her face. Beth mocks Kelly now and rubs her rear in her face. Beth with another 2 count. Beth applies a chinlock now. Kelly fights out with forearms. Beth grabs her and keeps her up on her shoulders in a rack move. Kelly doesn’t tap out and starts to fight back. Kelly fights back with a neckbreaker and both Divas go down. Kelly continues to fight back but Beth blocks and rams her in the corner. Beth ties Kelly upside down in the corner and stomps away as Natalya eggs her on. Kelly fights out of the corner and rolls Beth up for a 2 count. Beth catches Kelly again and drops her with a big side slam. 2 count by Beth.
Beth ends up on the apron again. Kelly drops her on the apron and repeatedly slams Beth’s face into the mat. Kelly cartwheels back into the corner but Beth catches her. Beth ends up going for the Glam Slam. Kelly reverses it and rolls Beth up for the pin and the win.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
– After the match, Kelly and Eve celebrate up the ramp as Natalya and Beth look on shocked from the ring.
– We see Stephanie McMahon walking out of someone’s locker room. The camera pans and it’s John Cena’s.
– R-Truth is backstage talking to Jimmy Hart about a conspiracy. Hart says Truth needs someone to take him to the top. Jimmy talks about managing The Honky Tonk Man, The Hart Foundation and others. Hart says Truth needs someone like him because he’s got to think big. Truth accused Hart of being little Jimmy.
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
We go to the ring and out comes Wade Barrett followed by his opponent Daniel Bryan.
The match starts off with Barrett in control. Bryan comes back and works on Barrett’s arm. Barrett drops him with a right hand and gets a 1 count. Bryan comes back and dropkicks Barrett and goes back to the arm. Bryan takes Barrett back down to the mat. 2 count for Bryan. Bryan with another dropkick and a 2 count. Barrett fights back with a body shot and takes Bryan to the corner. Barrett beats Bryan down with right hands. Bryan comes back and hits a big dropkick to the face in the corner. 2 count by Bryan.Bryan locks in a surfboard submission now.
Bryan with more kicks now and another 2 count. Bryan lands on his feet from the top rope and runs the ropes. Barrett catches Bryan with a big side slam for a 2 count. Barrett mounts Bryan with right hands now. Barrett slingshots Bryan off the top rope and drops him for another 2 count. Barrett with a chinlock now. Bryan eventually comes back with a bulldog and uppercuts. Barrett stops him with a flying forearm and a 2 count. Barrett uses the ropes on Bryan now and hits him with several knees to the head. Barrett sends Bryan over the top and down to the floor with a big boot. Barrett brings Bryan back in the ring for a 2 count. Barrett with a headlock now. Back and forth action. Bryan sends Barrett flying off the apron and into the fan barrier. Bryan runs the apron and hits Barrett on the floor with a knee to the head. Bryan brings it back in the ring and goes up to the top. Bryan with a dropkick to the face for a 2 count. Barrett comes back and goes for a big slam but Bryan rolls out and comes back with kicks, sending Barrett to the mat. Bryan hits Barrett with several hard kicks as he’s on his knees. The final kick to the head lays Barrett out but he kicks out at 2.
Bryan charges in the corner but Barrett moves. Barrett drops him with a big boot. Barrett goes for Wasteland but Bryan fights out with elbows. Bryan applies a submission and brings Barrett to the mat. Bryan turns it into the LaBell Lock. Barrett makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Bryan with more stiff kicks now. Bryan takes Barrett to the top. Barrett shoves him off and Bryan lands with the ropes between his legs. Barrett flies off and clotheslines Bryan. Barrett goes for Wasteland and nails it this time. Barrett covers for the pin and the win.
Winner: Wade Barrett
– We get a special introduction for members of the California National Guard who are sitting at ringside.
– We get a promo video for tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match.
No Holds Barred Match for the World Heavyweight Title: Randy Orton vs. Christian
Out first comes the World Heavyweight Champion Christian. He talk about his big announcement and says he is a man of integrity, unlike Teddy Long or Randy Orton, even Triple H. Christian says he keeps his promises and introduces who will be in his corner tonight – his best friend, Edge! Edge’s music hits and out he comes to a major pop from the crowd.
Edge comes to the ring and hugs Christian. Edge takes the mic and talks about how doctors told him he can never compete again. The crowd boo’s and Edge agrees with them. Edge says when he left, he was happy, because he felt like he was part of passing the torch to Christian. He felt like he cracked the door open for Christian and he kicked it through. Edge says it was unfair Teddy Long made him defend the title the first time days after a ladder match. Edge talks about Christian has complained week after week, whined and moaned. Edge says Christian got back the title but he did it by DQ. Edge admits he did some bad things in the ring but always did it with style. Edge says he didn’t hide behind lawyers or clipboards. Edge says Christian has become a disgrace to himself. Edge says Christian is better than that. Edge says they will be best friends forever but he needs to hear this. Edge didn’t know his best friend would become a whiny little bitch. Edge drops the mic and walks off to the back as Christian yells at him to come back. Christian is pissed as Randy Orton makes his entrance to a big pop.
We get formal ring introductions before the bell. Christian is still upset and runs his mouth after the bell. Orton strikes with a right hand and they go at it. Orton takes Christian to the corner and beats Christian down. Christian fights back out of the corner with big rights of his own. Orton counters and drops Christian on the apron. Christian counters and drops Orton over the ropes. Christian goes to the top and hits a flying elbow for a 1 count. Christian beats Orton down in the corner now and rakes at his face. Orton fights back and stomps away on Christian. Orton with a big knee drop and a 2 count.
Christian gets Orton on the ropes again and stands on his back. Orton tries to come back but Christian counters again and sends Orton out to the floor. Orton falls on his shoulder. Christian comes out after him but Orton pulls him into the barrier. Orton takes apart the announcer’s table and takes Christian over to it. Orton goes for an RKO through the table but Christian blocks it. Christian grabs the World Title and runs through the crowd. Orton follows him up the steps and catches him. Orton beats Christian back down through the fans. Orton drops Christian on the steps and stands on his head. Orton smile as the crowd pops. Orton tosses Christian over the barrier and brings him back in the ring. Orton takes Christian to the corner and mounts him with a series of right hands.
Orton charges in the corner but Christian moves and he hits the ring post with his shoulder. Christian goes outside of the ring after Orton. Christian gets a kendo stick from under the ring and brings it in. Christian hits Orton in the gut with the stick and then wails away at his hurt shoulder. Orton goes down and Christian shoves the stick in his throat. Christian covers for a 2 count. Christian charges in the corner with the kendo stick but Orton blocks him. Orton tries to come back but Christian drops him with a back elbow. 2 count for Christian. Christian charges in the corner now but Orton moves and rolls him up for a close 2 count. Orton fights back with kicks and an uppercut now. Christian catches him with a big spinebuster and another 2 count. Christian goes back to the foor as we see Orton’s mouth is busted open. Christian brings the kendo stick back in and goes to the second rope. Christian comes off the second rope with the stick but Orton dropkicks him in mid-air.
Orton works over Christian now and catches him in a big powerslam. Orton grabs the kendo stick now but Christian blocks the shot and kicks him in the mouth. Christian comes off the second rope but Orton catches him in a jacknife pin for 2. Christian with a big right hand. Christian runs the ropes but Orton hits a Thesz Press and series of right hands. Orton catches Christian on the apron and goes for the second rope DDT. Christian counters and goes for Killswitch. Orton counters it and hits the backbreaker for a 2 count. Orton smiles showing off his bloody mouth. Orton goes for the punt kick but Christian slides out of the ring. Christian pulls Orton’s legs out and goes to wrap them around the ring post. Orton kicks him off and Christian goes down on the floor. Orton goes under the ring and pulls out a table.
Orton pulls out another table and brings that one in the ring. He goes back to the floor but Christian rams him into the apron. Christian sets up the other table on the floor. They fight at ringside now. Orton gets in the ring and brings Christian to the top. Orton superplexes Christian onto the table that’s flat in the ring. 2 count by Orton. Orton goes to set the table up but one of the legs are broken. Instead, he props it up in the corner. Christian fights back and drops Orton. Christian readies for a spear through the table. Orton leap frogs and he misses the spear. Christian catches him and they go to the floor. Christian goes to throw Orton into the steps but he counters and whips Christian’s knees into them. Orton takes the steps apart and props one half of them against the side of the ring. Orton goes to slam Christian into them but he counters and Orton crashes head first into the steps. Christian drags Orton over to the Spanish announce table now.
Christian cracks Orton in the head with one of the monitors and lays him on top of the announce table. Christian lifts Orton and goes for an RKO through the table. Orton blocks it and hits his own RKO, sending he and Christian through the table. Orton has trouble getting to his feet. Christian crawls back to the ring now as does Orton. Christian blocks an RKO and hits Killswitch for a close 2 count.
Christian goes to ringside and brings 2 steel chairs back in the ring. Christian sets Orton up for a con-chair-to. Orton moves out of the way as Christian swings the chair. Orton grabs the chair and cracks Christian in the back with it. Christian ends up on the apron. Orton charges with the chair, connects and sends Christian flying through a table set up on the floor. Orton goes out to the floor and grabs the other half of the steel ring steps, pushing them in the ring. Orton throws a trash can, kendo stick and another weapon into the ring. Orton brings Christian back inside. Christian lays over the steel steps. Orton goes to stomp on his head but he moves. Orton misses a clothesline but powerslams Christian through a table that was set up in the corner. Orton grabs a kendo stick and wails away on Christian’s back. Orton catches him on the apron and sets up a trash can. Orton hits a second rope DDT on Christian, dropping his head on the trash can.
Orton drops to the mat now and gets ready as steel steps are between he and Christian. Orton readies for an RKO but Christian hits him with a kendo stick. Christian comes off the second rope with a cross body but Orton catches him in mid-air with an RKO on top of the steel steps. Orton covers for the pin, the win and the World Title.
Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
– After the match, Orton celebrates with the World Title as we go to replays from the match.
– We go to a video package with highlights from this weekend’s SummerSlam Axxess eventsand the other WWE related events in Los Angeles.
– The camera catches Triple H and Stephanie McMahon talking backstage in a hallway. Triple H walks off as we get ready for the main event.
– We go to a highlight package of events leading up to tonight’s WWE Title match with CM Punk and John Cena.
Undisputed WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena
We go to the ring as out first comes tonight’s special referee, WWE “COO” Triple H. Cult of Personality hits next as WWE Champion CM Punk makes his way out to a nice reaction from the crowd. Punk’s music stops and the boo’s begin for John Cena. Punk takes a seat in the middle of the ring and waits. Cena’s music finally hits and out comes the other WWE Champion to a mixed reaction from the crowd.
Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions before the bell. CM Punk seems to get the bigger positive reaction. Punk applauds as Cena is introduced. Triple H holds up both WWE Title belts as we get ready to go. Triple H then checks both men for foreign objects. Finally at 10:19 EST we get the bell. They lock up and Punk takes it to the corner. They break as the crowd chants.
They go to lock up again and Cena goes for Punk’s arm. They trade holds and Punk takes Cena to one knee with a headlock. Punk knocks Cena down and goes for a quick pin attempt. They lock up again and Cena takes Punk down by his arm and tries for a pin but it’s not counted. A few words between Cena and Triple H there. Dueling chants for Punk and Cena from the crowd now. They lock up again and Punk goes behind. Cena fights back and takes Punk down with a headlock. Cena drops Punk with a shoulder block for a quick 1 count. Another Punk chant starts in the crowd. They go to lock up again but Cena takes Punk down by his leg. Cena goes back to work on Punk’s arm. Punk fights to his feet but Cena takes him back down and applies a headlock. Punk fights free, they run the ropes and Punk dropkicks Cena for a 2 count. Punk with a headlock on the mat now. Punk applies the body scissors to keep the hold locked.
Cena fights to his feet, puts a knee in Punk’s gut and drops him with a gutwrench for a 2 count. Cena goes back to another headlock on Punk. Cena with a fisherman’s suplex for another 2 count. Another headlock by Cena now. Cena scoop slams Punk and drops an elbow for another 2 count. Cena with another headlock now. Punk breaks free again and takes Cena down. Punk with several knees and one big knee to the gut for a 2 count. Punk continues the offense and drops a headbutt for another 2 count. Punk applies body scissors again in the middle of the ring. Cena powers out and goes for the STF but Punk kicks him off to the apron. Punk tries to suplex Cena back in the ring but Cena blocks it. Cena tries to suplex Punk to the floor but Punk stops him. Punk dropkicks Cena in the back, sending him off the apron and to the floor.
Cena rolls back in the ring and Punk tries for a pin attempt. Punk kicks Cena hard in the ribs and drops down for a 2 count. Punk with a chinlock now. Cena powers out with Punk on him and drops Punk with a sideslam. A Fruity Pebbles chant breaks out in the crowd. Cena with shoulders now. Punk blocks, knees him in the head and goes for another pin attempt. Punk misses the knee in the corner. Cena goes for shoulder blocks and hits them. Cena goes for the big back drop but Punk blocks it. Punk with the high knee this time. Cena blocks a bulldog and slams Punk down hard. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Punk blocks it. Cena blocks that and slams Punk. Punk applies a submission hold and has Cena’s neck tied up. Cena breaks free and applies the STF on Punk. Punk turns it around and applies the Anaconda Vice. Punk keeps the hold locked and pins Cena for 2 counts. Cena turns it around again and applies the STF. Punk makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold.
Cena charges and Punk dumps him over the top rope, down to the floor. Punk runs the ropes and suicide dives through them, landing on Cena and the floor. Replays show Punk hit his head on the barrier. Triple H makes it to a 9 count and stops. He goes to the floor and brings Cena back in the ring, then rolls Punk back into the ring. Punk and Cena make it to their feet finally. Punk strikes first but they trade various shots – chops, kicks and punches. Punk misses a roundhouse kick. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk slides out. Cena dropkicks Punk out of nowhere. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the AA again. Punk counters it again and rolls Cena up for 2. Cena jacknife pins Punk for 2 now. They go back and forth and Punk kicks Cena in the head for another 2 count. Punk goes for the GTS but can’t hit it. Cena splashes Punk in the corner and hits the bulldog. Cena lays out Punk this time but can only get a 2 count. Cena goes to the top turnbuckle. Punk runs up and hits him with a knee to the head. Punk hits a bulldog from the second rope for a 2 count.
Punk goes back to the corner. Punk springboards in with a clothesline but Cena moves and catches Punk in the STF. Punk finally makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Cena goes for the AA again but Punk slides out. Punk goes for the GTS but Cena counters. Cena nails the AA but Punk kicks out at 2. Cena is frustrated as he has a few words with Triple H about the call. Cena goes back to the top rope for the big leg drop. Punk moves and Cena lands hard. Punk goes for the GTS and nails it but Cena kicks out at 2. Punk is frustrated now and has a few words with Triple H.
Punk gets up but is limping. Punk goes back to the top rope. Punk poses and hits a huge elbow drop but Cena kicks out just before the 3 count. Punk looks at Triple H again. A huge “Randy Savage” chant breaks out after Punk’s elbow drop. Cena rolls Punk up for a 2 count out of nowhere. Punk charges with a big knee to the gut. Cena fights back with rights and lefts. Punk connects with a big kick and then the high knee on the ropes. Punk nails GTS again but Cena gets his foot on the ropes. Triple H doesn’t see this and counts the pin.
Winner and Undisputed WWE Champion: CM Punk
– Punk celebrates with the title as Michael Cole yells about Cena’s foot being on the ropes. Cena gets up and talks with Triple H. Triple H says he didn’t see it. Punk sits down on top of the announcer’s table with the WWE Title before making his way around the ring. Punk re-enters the ring where Triple H is.
Triple H extends his hand to Punk but Punk won’t shake it. Triple H raises Punk’s hand in victory as Punk holds the WWE Title up high. Punk stares at Triple H as The Game leaves the ring and heads to the back. Punk goes back to the turnbuckles to pose for the fans as the Undisputed WWE Champion. Punk turns around to Kevin Nash! Nash lays Punk out and hits him with a jacknife powerbomb. Triple H turns around, sees this and heads down to ringside as Nash flees through the crowd. This brings out Alberto Del Rio!
WWE Title Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk
Del Rio comes down with a referee to cash in Money in the Bank. Del Rio kicks Punk in the head and covers him to become the new WWE Champion.
Winner and New WWE Champion: Alberto Del Rio
– The crowd is going crazy. Del Rio retreats to the stage with the WWE Title as Punk tries to recover in the ring. SummerSlam goes off the air with the new WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio celebrating on top of the ramp.