– The 2016 WWE SummerSlam Kickoff pre-show opens with Renee Young welcoming us to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. We see fans making their way into the arena. Renee is joined by WWE Hall of Famers Booker T, Jerry Lawler and Lita.
– The panel hypes tonight’s show and we go backstage to Tom Phillips in the Social Media Lounge. He will be joined by WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks later. Fans can submit questions with “#TheBoss” on social media. Phillips plugs the SummerSlam hashtag and the WWE Network. We go back to the panel and Lita talks about wanting to see tonight’s WWE Title match. Lawler knocks Finn Balor but says he’s looking forward to the match against Seth Rollins. Booker previews Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton and says he can’t wait for the match as it’s going to be awesome. They plug tonight’s pre-show matches next. We get a video and discussion on John Cena vs. AJ Styles before going to a break.
– Back from the break and they discuss tonight’s WWE Intercontinental Title match. After a backstage segment with Phillips, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho, we go to JBL, Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga at ringside.
The Vaudevillains, The Ascension and Breezango vs. The Hype Bros., The Usos and American Alpha
Simon Gotch and Aiden English are out first, followed by Konnor and Viktor. Tyler Breeze and Fandango are out last for their team. Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are out first for their team. Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso are out next, followed by Chad Gable and Jason Jordan to a pop.- Back from the break and they discuss tonight’s WWE Intercontinental Title match. After a backstage segment with Phillips, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho, we go to JBL, Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga at ringside.
Gable starts off with Breeze. Back and forth until English and Jey come in. English works him over until Uso nails a big uppercut, then a slam. Mojo comes in and takes over with English. Mojo with shoulder blocks. Ryder comes in for a quick double team and a 2 count on English. This leads to all twelve men brawling in the ring. The Ascension toss The Usos and stand tall until American Alpha both jump off the top rope and take them out. Breezango pulls them to the floor but Ryder dropkicks them both. English sends Ryder into the ring post. We go to commercial.
We come back to Gotch going for a pin attempt on Ryder. Viktor comes in and works Ryder over in the corner, then keeps him grounded. Ryder looks to make a comeback for a tag but Viktor takes him back to the corner. Konnor tags in for some double teaming and a 2 count. Konnor stomps on Ryder now. Breeze tags in and keeps Ryder down in their corner. Fandango and Viktor also get tags to keep Ryder down. Ryder finally fights some of the heels off and reaches for a tag to Jimmy. Konnor stops it but Ryder drops him with a neckbreaker. Jimmy and Breeze go at it. Uso with a Samoan Drop.
Uso blocks Konnor and keeps at it with Breeze. Gable comes in and tosses Fandango and Breeze on their head. Jordan with an exploder on Gotch for a 2 count as English breaks the pin. English with a spinning sitdown powerbomb on Gable. Mojo decks English. Breeze nails Mojo. Viktor takes out Ryder. Breeze and Viktor double team Ryder now. Mojo comes over and powerbombs them both from the corner. Ryder nails the El-Bro drop. More chaos as Uso and The Ascension get involved. Gable dumps some heels to the floor. The Ascension grabs Gable and try to double suplex him to the floor but The Usos stop them with superkicks. The Usos run the ropes and nail a big dive onto their opponents on the floor. Gotch sends Gable to the apron. Jordan spears Gotch in the corner. Jordan and Gable hit their finisher on Gotch but didn’t see Uso tag himself in. Uso goes up top and steals the pin after a big splash.
Winners: The Usos, American Alpha and The Hype Bros.
– After the match, there’s some tension between the winners as Jey looks upset about something. We get replays and go back to the panel.
– We get a video package for tonight’s WWE Title match. Everyone picks Ambrose to retain. We get more hype until Baron Corbin interrupts the panel. He says he was supposed to face Kalisto tonight but the little coward begged every doctor to allow him to stay home. Corbin says Kalisto is not cleared to compete. Corbin says he’s about making money and Kalisto cost him money tonight. Corbin warns Kalisto that he’s going to put him on the couch for good. Renee tries to ask Corbin something but he shuts her down and walks off.
– The panel discusses tonight’s WWE United States Title match and the Women’s Title match. Sasha is backstage in the Social Media Lounge with Phillips and she’s confident about tonight’s defense. Renee sends us to Cesaro in the back with Andrea D’Marco. He’s ready for the Best of 7 Series and realizes how important it is to win the first match tonight. He says less talk, more wrestling is the perfect way to settle this. We go to another break.
The Dudley Boyz vs. Sami Zayn and Neville
We come back to Corey Graves, Byron Saxton and Michael Cole on commentary. Out first comes Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley. Neville is out first for his team, followed by Sami Zayn.
Sami and D-Von start things off going back and forth. Sami gets the upperhand and tags in Neville. Sami and Neville with quick tags to keep control of D-Von now. Bubba comes in frustrated at the double team but goes down. They clear the ring and Neville runs for a dive but D-Von trips him from the floor. Bubba clubs Neville from behind and drops him. D-Von comes back in and keeps control of Neville as fans chant for tables. We go to break.
Back from the break and The Dudleyz remain in control. They work Neville over and keep him grounded. Bubba talks trash, calling Neville “English boy” and beating him around the ring. Bubba misses coming off the ropes. Sami and D-Von get the hot tags. Sami hits a Blue Thunderbomb but Bubba breaks the pin. Bubba tags in but Sami fights them both off. Sami gets slammed for another 2 count. Neville comes in and this leads to Bubba accidentally clotheslining D-Von due to a miscommunication. Sami nails a Helluva Kick and Neville hits Red Arrow on Bubba for the win.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Neville
– After the match, Sami and Neville stand tall as we go to replays. The Dudleyz leave as the celebration continues in the ring. We go back to the panel.
– We get hype for tonight’s WWE Universal Title match before going back to Cole and crew.
Best of 7 Series: Cesaro vs. Sheamus (First Match)
We go to the ring and out comes Sheamus. Cesaro is out next for the first match in their Best of 7 Series.
The bell rings and the “you look stupid” chants start at Sheamus. They lock up and go to the corner. Sheamus misses an early Brogue. Cesaro comes back with a running uppercut and goes on to hit a springboard but Sheamus catches him in mid-air. This leads to a Cesaro Swing attempt but it’s blocked. Cesaro with a double stomp before sending Sheamus to the floor. Cesaro runs into a right hand as Sheamus comes back in. Cesaro with a dropkick for a 2 count.
More back and forth. Cesaro takes back control but Sheamus comes back with kicks to the injured shoulder. Sheamus continues focusing on the shoulder but gets rocked by an uppercut. Sheamus with an elbow and a slam for a 2 count. We go to a break with Sheamus standing tall and asking the crowd if they’re entertained.
Back from the break and Sheamus is still in control. He catches Cesaro in an Irish Curse backbreaker for a 2 count. Cesaro fights up and out but Sheamus nails the rolling senton. They trade counters and tumble over the top rope to the floor. Cesaro barely makes it back in before the 10 count. Sheamus knocks Cesaro around and yells at him. Cesaro fires back and unloads with uppercuts as the crowd cheers. Cesaro with a running uppercut. He puts Sheamus on the top and dropkicks him off to the apron.
Cesaro suplexes Sheamus in from the apron for a 2 count. Sheamus blocks a Swing and rolls him up for 2. Sheamus blocks the Neutralizer and hits White Noise for a close 2 count. Sheamus with shots at Cesaro before hitting a super rolling senton from the corner. Another close 2 count. Sheamus stands tall and misses a Brogue as Cesaro boots him. Cesaro with a big clothesline for a 2 count. Cesaro leaps off the top for another 2 count. He goes on and hits the Cesaro Swing on Sheamus. Cesaro applies the Sharpshooter but Sheamus makes it to the bottom rope. More back and forth. Sheamus gets a thumb to the eye, a shot into the ring post and a Brogue for the win.
Winner of Match #1: Sheamus
– After the match, Sheamus stands tall and has his hand raised as we go to replays. We come back and he hits the turnbuckles to pose.
– We go back to the panel for talk on Orton vs. Lesnar. Renee leads us to a video package and that’s it for the pre-show.
– Tonight’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view opens up with a video package featuring actor Michael Rapaport’s voice. We’re live from a sold out Barclays Center as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho
We go right to the ring and out comes Enzo Amore with Big Cass to a big pop.
Jericho and Owens start with a cheap shot and a double team. We get the bell before back and forth to start. Cass and Owens go at it now. Owens fights out of the corner and applies a headlock but gets tossed to the mat. Enzo and Cass do some double teaming now. This leads to Cass launching Enzo out onto Owens and Jericho on the floor. Jericho comes in off the top with a knee to Enzo’s head to turn it around. Jericho heels it up and uses the ropes on Enzo. Owens with a cheap shot while the referee isn’t looking. Owens mocks Enzo on the apron. Owens tags back in to keep Enzo down and taunt Cass.
Jericho keeps Enzo grounded and hits a dropkick for a 2 count. Owens comes in and keeps Enzo on the mat until he makes a comeback. More back and forth between Enzo and the heels. Owens ends up hitting a big frogsplash but Enzo kicks out at 2. Owens keeps control of Enzo but misses a corner cannonball as Enzo moves. Cass and the fans rally for a tag. Cass finally gets the hot tag as Jericho comes in. Cass unloads on both opponents, booting Owens off the apron. Cass slams Jericho and drops the Empire Elbow. Jericho blocks a splash in the corner. Cass sends Jericho to the apron but he goes up top. Jericho comes down but eats a big boot in mid-air. Enzo tags in for the Rocket Launcher but Owens stops it. Cass and Owens go at it on the floor with Owens sending Cass into the ring post. Cass with a cannonball into the barrier. Jericho goes for a superplex but Enzo sends him to the mat. Enzo comes off the top with a super DDT, known as the DDG, but Owens breaks the pin. Enzo unloads on Owens. Owens launches Enzo into a Codebreaker for the win.
Winners: Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho
– After the match, Owens and Jericho embrace at ringside. We to break.
– Backstage segment with Mick Foley, Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon. Jon Stewart appears with his son and he’s loving the brand split. He ends up ranting on Stephanie McMahon abusing her power and then she appears behind him. Stephanie asks what good is power if you can’t abuse it. They’re interrupted by WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods with a box of Booty-Os. They are feeling the power of positivity as they head off for their match, wanting to speak with Stewart first.
– We get a video package for tonight’s WWE Women’s Title match.
WWE Women’s Title Match: Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
We go to the ring and out first comes Charlotte. WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is out next.
Before JoJo can begin formal ring introductions, Sasha approaches Charlotte and taunts her with the title. The referee warns her and backs her off. Charlotte stalls a bit to start as fans are riled up. Charlotte backs Sasha into a corner and delivers a “wooo!” but gets taken down by Sasha. Sasha gets an early Banks Statement applied but Charlotte quickly gets the bottom rope and retreats to the floor. Charlotte comes back in and rolls Sasha up for 2. Sasha blocks a Figure Four and rolls her up for 2. More back and forth between the two. Sasha sends Charlotte face first into the second turnbuckle. Charlotte with slaps while Sasha is sitting on the top. Charlotte with a big boot. Sasha comes back with knees to the face. Charlotte scoops Sasha on the second rope but drops her on her head, bouncing off the turnbuckles. The referee checks on Sasha and Charlotte covers for a 2 count.
Charlotte keeps control and works Sasha around the ring now. Charlotte with a Gory Special now. Charlotte with a backslide for a 2 count. More back and forth. Sasha with a knee. Sasha unloads and hits a dropkick. Charlotte ends up slamming Sasha onto her knee and then into the mat. Charlotte with another 2 count. Charlotte keeps control in the corner now. Sasha fights off another Figure Four but gets turned upside down in the corner. Charlotte with more strikes as the referee warns her. They go on and Charlotte goes for a super Razor’s Edge but Sasha counters and turns it into a hurricanrana. They’re both down as fans cheer.
They get up and trade shots from their knees. Fans go along with them as they trade shots on their feet now. Sasha backs Charlotte into the corner with a bunch of slaps but misses the running knees. Charlotte also misses and hits the ring post. Charlotte gets a Boston Crab on the ropes applied. The referee warns her and she breaks it. Sasha with the double knees in the corner for a 2 count. They go on and Charlotte kicks out the knee, sending Sasha into the corner. Charlotte gets knocked down to the floor and Sasha nails a double knees, crushing Charlotte into the floor. The referee counts again.
They come back in and Sasha gets a 2 count. Charlotte avoids the Backstabber and hits a Natural Selection but Sasha turns it into the Banks Statement. Charlotte reaches for the bottom rope but Sasha pulls her out. Charlotte eventually slides out of the move. Charlotte goes on and hits a neckbreaker, then takes the knee out again. Charlotte hits Natural Selection for another 2 count. Charlotte with more pin attempts as fans chant for Sasha. Charlotte gets frustrated and talks trash in Sasha’s face. Sasha counters a tilt-a-whirl and gets the crossface locked in again. Charlotte ends up rolling Sasha over out of nowhere for the win and the title.
Winner and New WWE Women’s Champion: Charlotte
– After the match, Charlotte heads to the back with her title and looks back at a stunned Sasha.
– We get a backstage segment with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in their doctor gear, saying they need more specimens for their jars. AJ Styles walks up and reunites with his partners in The Club. Finn Balor appears and they try to get him to do a “too sweet” but he walks off without doing it.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Apollo Crews vs. The Miz
Back to the ring and out comes Maryse with WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz. Apollo Crews is out next. Miz attacks as soon as the bell rings and takes control. They end up on the floor and back in as Miz controls most of the first half of the match. Crews makes a comeback and hits a big splash in the corner. Crews slams Miz again for a 2 count. Miz counters a move and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but it’s blocked. Crews with an enziguri. Miz blocks the moonsault. Crews slams him for a close 2 count.
More back and forth. Miz hits his corner clothesline but Crews catches him and hits an overhead suplex. Crews with the standing moonsault for a 2 count as Crews looks on. Miz ends up retreating to the floor. He’s had enough but Crews brings him back in. Maryse distracts Crews but Miz has the Skull Crushing Finale blocked. He goes on and tries again, hitting it for the win.
Winner: The Miz
– After the match, Maryse comes in to celebrate with Miz. We get replays and come back to Miz and Maryse kissing in the ring. We go to break.More back and forth. Miz hits his corner clothesline but Crews catches him and hits an overhead suplex. Crews with the standing moonsault for a 2 count as Crews looks on. Miz ends up retreating to the floor. He’s had enough but Crews brings him back in. Maryse distracts Crews but Miz has the Skull Crushing Finale blocked. He goes on and tries again, hitting it for the win.
Winner: The Miz
– After the match, Maryse comes in to celebrate with Miz. We get replays and come back to Miz and Maryse kissing in the ring. We go to break.
– We get hype for Styles vs. Cena.
AJ Styles vs. John Cena
We go to the ring and out first comes AJ Styles as Greg Hamilton does the introduction. John Cena is out next. Fans do dueling chants for the two as we get the bell. Back and forth to start.
AJ ends up hitting a nice dropkick but shows off too much and gets floored by Cena. Cena whips AJ hard into the corner a few times. Cena keeps control as fans start singing their own version of his theme song. Cena tries for an Attitude Adjustment on the apron but AJ counters and suplexes Cena on the apron. They both fall to the mat. They come back in and Cena hits a big backdrop for a 1 count. Cena goes on and hits a dropkick for another pin attempt.
Cena goes on and hits a Five Knuckle Shuffle and AA. Styles counters and hits the Styles Clash but Cena kicks out. More back and forth with big moves from both men. Cena catapults Styles into the corner and hits a TKO for a close 2 count. Styles with another roll up for 2. He misses a big right hand. Styles fights off the STF. Styles uses a modified AA on Cena but Cena kicks out at 2.
More close calls and big shots between the two. AJ with a rolling German suplex and a facebuster for a 2 count. Styles springboards in but Cena catches him in the STF. Styles turns Cena into the crossface. Cena powers up with AJ on his shoulders but AJ fights out and rolls Cena into the Calf Crusher. Cena rolls out and applies the STF. It’s broken and AJ hits an enziguri. Styles runs into an elbow. Cena with a tornado DDT out of the corner for a 2 count. Cena goes to the top for the big leg drop. He hits it but AJ kicks out at 2.
AJ ends up hitting a big hurricanrana out of the corner and a Phenomenal Forearm for a close 2 count. Cena ends up dropping AJ with a solid clothesline. Cena takes AJ back to the corner for a super AA from the second rope. AJ fights him off but Cena nails it. AJ still kicks out at 2. Cena is shocked. Cena stares AJ down as he tries to get back to his feet. Cena scoops AJ for another AA but Styles counters and hits another Clash. AJ can’t make the pin and rolls to the apron instead. AJ springboards in and nails the Phenomenal Forearm for the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
– After the bell, the crowd pops as we get replays. AJ makes his exit with his arms in the air as Cena recovers and looks on from the ring as Charles Robinson checks on him. AJ leaves and Cena sits in the middle of the ring as some fans cheer him. Cena leaves one of his bands, a piece of himself, in the ring and makes his exit.
– We get a video of some fans who won a Cricket contest.
– We go back to the ring and JoJo introduces Jon Stewart. He comes to the ring and says Cena vs. Styles was magic. He gets the “what!?” treatment when commenting on his chairshot to Cena at SummerSlam 2015. Stewart says he’s been asked by The New Day to join them as Big E is not able to be here. Stewart puts on a unicorn horn and begins the introduction for WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day as fans do it with him.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The New Day
We go to the ring and out come WWE Tag Team Champions Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston. They have Booty-Os cereal. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are out next.
Anderson and Kofi start things off with Anderson taking control. Kofi turns it around and in comes Woods. Woods with a 2 count before Anderson takes him to the corner. Gallows tag sin and beats on Woods. Woods runs the ropes and dropkicks the leg. Woods takes Gallows to their corner and starts stomping. Kofi tags in and keeps up the Unicorn Stampede on Gallows. Kofi ends up leaping out onto Gallows, knocking him down on the floor. Woods plays Francesca 2 as fans pop. Kofi brings Gallows back in but Anderson distracts him, allowing Gallows to kick Kofi in the head. Gallows unloads on Kofi now.
Woods and Anderson go at it now. Woods unloads and hits a nice dropkick to the back for a 2 count. More back and forth until Stewart gets involved.Gallows and Anderson warn him as they keep control of Kofi and Woods. They finally grab Stewart by his legs and tease another case of ringpostitis. They drag Stewart over to the ring post but The New Day’s music hits and out comes Big E. He floors Anderson and hits a belly-to-belly on Gallows as the bell rings.
Winners by DQ: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
– After the bell, Big E continues destroying Gallows and Anderson as fans pop. Kofi and Woods come over to celebrate with him. He opens one of the jars at ringside, takes a sip and spits it into the air. The New Day hits the ring to dance around with Stewart as their music hits.
– We get a promo for tonight’s WWE Title match.
WWE Title Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose
Back to the ring and SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon is in the ring with SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan. They wait as Dolph Ziggler makes his way out first. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose is out next. They have words before the match but the bosses get between them. We get formal introductions from Hamilton.
They trade strikes and we get a pin attempt early on. They end up on the floor and Ziggler nails a neckbreaker before bringing it back in. Ziggler blocks Dirty Deeds but Ambrose tosses him over the top to the floor. They come back in with Ambrose in control. He takes Ziggler to the corner for a chop. Ambrose takes Ziggler up top for a super butterfly suplex and nails it for a 2 count. Ambrose keeps control and applies a single crab in the middle of the ring.
They trade kicks and punches in the middle of the ring now. Ambrose blocks the Fame-asser and rolls Ziggler up for a 2 count. Ambrose gets sent shoulder first into the ring post. Ziggler nails a Fame-asser for a 2 count. More back and forth now. They collide in the middle of the ring and both go down. Ambrose unloads with strikes and a big clothesline. Ambrose nails Ziggler in the corner and hits the running bulldog. Ambrose goes up top for the elbow drop and hits it but Ziggler kicks out at 2. Ambrose mocks Ziggler some more. Ziggler with a reversal and a sleeper hold. They both tumble over the top rope, hitting the floor.
Ziggler superkicks Ambrose on the floor and brings him back in for a 2 count. They trade holds again and Ziggler nails the Zig Zag for a close 2 count after countering Dirty Deeds. Ambrose gets the upperhand and lays Ziggler out again. Ambrose wastes some time and is slow to get back to the top. Ziggler crotches him with the top rope. Ziggler climbs up for a superplex but Ambrose headbutts him to the floor. Ziggler runs back up but Ambrose fights him. Ziggler brings Ambrose to the mat but gets blocked and dropped with Dirty Deeds for the win.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
– After the match, we get replays as Ambrose celebrates with the title.
Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss and Natalya vs. Carmella, Naomi and Becky Lynch
Naomi is out first followed by Carmella and then Becky Lynch. Natalya is out first for her team, followed by Alexa Bliss. The Eva Marie intro starts up but the voice announces that she’s recovering from anxiety and stress, caused by hostile WWE fans, and will be taking a vacation in the British Isles. Hamilton introduces her replacement and out comes Nikki Bella to a big pop for her return.
Bliss and Becky start things off. Naomi and Natalya go at it next. Carmella comes in and gets the upperhand on Natalya with a flying headscissors. Natalya retreats to the floor but gets floored by Carmella. Carmella brings it back in and drives Natalya into her boot. Natalya turns it around and powerslams her for a 2 count.
Nikki comes in and hits a snap suplex on Carmella before keeping her grounded. Nikki goes on and hits a big spinebuster. Bliss is in next. She stops Carmella from making a tag and drops some nice knees for a 2 count. Natalya comes in and takes control of Carmella. Carmella eventually tags in Becky and she unloads on Natalya. The end eventually comes when Nikki gets the pin for her team after a TKO on Carmella.
Winners: Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss and Natalya
– After the match, Nikki and her partners taunt the losers from the ring.
– They aired a video looking at SummerSlam Week in New York City.
– We get a video for tonight’s WWE United States Title match. Maria Menounos is backstage with Rusev and Lana, who are not happy with Reigns still. Rusev says he is the greatest US Champion and will crush Reigns tonight.
– We see rappers Wale and Fabolous at ringside.
– They air a video package for tonight’s WWE Universal Title match.
WWE Universal Title Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
We go to the ring and Mick Foley is out with Stephanie McMahon. The new WWE Universal Title belt sits on a podium in the ring. It’s similar to the WWE Title but has a red background. Seth Rollins is out first, followed by “Demon King” Finn Balor to a pop. Rollins watches from ringside as The Demon makes his way out. This match is to crown the first-ever WWE Universal Champion. We get formal introductions from JoJo.
The bell rings and Balor immediately strikes. He goes for a quick Coup de Grace but Rollins rolls to the floor. Balor runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Rollins out. Balor brings it back in the ring but Rollins kicks him. Balor turns it back around and they end up on the floor. Rollins tosses Balor into the timekeeper’s area. Balor rises and goes back to work on Rollins. Balor brings it in the ring and goes on to hit a dropkick to the face for a 2 count.
Back to the floor as Rollins powerbombs Balor into the barrier. He brings it back in for a 2 count. Rollins with more offense in the corner now. More back and forth. Rollins avoids another Coup de Grace. Lots more back and forth. Balor takes Rollins from corner to corner and hits a low dropkick, sending Rollins to the floor. Balor with a big knee to the face from the apron. They come back in and Rollins cuts Balor off again. Balor blocks a Pedigree. Rollins lands no his feet, fires right back and drops Balor with an enziguri. Balor comes right back with an overhead kick.
Rollins counters 1916 with a knee to the head. Balor tries again and hits it. Balor goes to the top for a Coup de Grace but Rollins moves. Rollins applies a triangle choke. Balor makes it to the ropes but there are no disqualifications. The hold is finally broken as Balor gets to the floor. Back in the ring, Rollins ends up hitting a turnbuckle powerbomb and a superkick for a 2 count. Rollins talks some trash to Balor now. Another close call for Rollins. Rollins goes to the top but Balor kicks him off. Balor goes on and hits the big stomp to the back of the head but Rollins kicks out at 2. Balor goes back to the top but Rollins avoids the Coup de Grace and hits the Pedigree. Balor kicks out at 2.
Rollins ends up on top again and lands on his feet. Balor dropkicks him into the corner. Balor goes back up top buollins nails a superplex and holds it for a Pedigree. It’s countered. Balor with a stomp. Balor dropkicks Rollins in the corner again. Balor with another dropkick into another corner. Balor goes to the top and hits Coup de Grace to become the first-ever WWE Universal Champion.
Winner and First-Ever WWE Universal Champion: Finn Balor
– After the match, Balor goes to the floor to grab his title from Foley and Stephanie. He brings it back in the ring to celebrate as fans pop. We get replays and come back to Balor celebrating with the title. Balor goes to ringside and greets his parents before making his exit.
– We get a video package for tonight’s United States Title match.
– Balor and Charlotte will be on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow.
WWE United States Title Match: Roman Reigns vs. Rusev
We go tot he ring and Lana introduces her husband, WWE United States Champion Rusev. Roman Reigns is out next. Rusev attacks before the bell and they end up brawling out to the floor. Rusev destroys Reigns, using the steel and the barrier, and talks trash about how he treated Lana. Reigns fights back and hits a Superman punch. They continue unloading on each other as officials try to break it up. A steel chair comes into play and Reigns wails on Rusev with it before going back to right hands. Reigns mounts Rusev on the floor and unloads with rights as referees are still trying to separate them. Reigns comes back and mounts Rusev with headbutts.
Reigns comes back and beats on Rusev some more. Officials and trainers come to check on Rusev as Reigns is walked to the back by referees. Fans chant for Heath Slater. Rusev is tended to as Lana looks on concerned. JoJo announces that the ringside doctor has informed her that Rusev cannot compete. Rusev starts heading to the back but Reigns comes back out and spears him at ringside. We get replays and come back to Rusev down in pain. Reigns leaves again but stops to look back at the ring. We go to a break.
– We get a video package for tonight’s main event.
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and out first comes Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman to a pop. We see Stephanie and Foley watching backstage as Lesnar hits the ring. Heyman gives a quick introduction before Randy Orton makes his way out to a pop.
They meet in the middle of the ring and we get the bell. They bounce around and size each other up. Lesnar attacks first and takes Orton into the corner with many big thrusts. Lesnar beats Orton down. Orton stops the first German suplex. Orton with back elbows and a dropkick. Lesnar blocks a RKO and smiles. Lesnar hits the first German.
Lesnar with another German and more offense in the corner. Lesnar with the third German. Orton continues beating Orton around as he smiles. Lesnar with another German. Orton fights back out of the corner but Lesnar stops him with more big thrusts. Lesnar with the fifth German suplex. Lesnar keeps control and hits another German. Orton goes to the floor for a breather but Lesnar follows. Orton fights back with forearms but Lesnar knees him. Lesnar slams Orton on one of the international announce tables. Orton falls over the barrier. Lesnar brings him back over and throws him back on the table, this time it smashes into pieces.
Lesnar brings it back in the ring and looks down at Orton laughing. Lesnar goes for another German and nails #7. They go back to the floor and Lesnar takes apart the RAW announce table. Lesnar goes on top of the table with Orton. Lesnar picks Orton up on the table but Orton nails a RKO outta nowhere. Orton heads back in the ring as Lesnar crawls behind him. Lesnar comes back in but Orton meets him with a second rope draping DDT. Orton nails another RKO as Lesnar gets up. Lesnar kicks out at 2.
Orton readies as Heyman goes nuts at ringside. Orton charges and Lesnar catches him in the F5 for a close 2 count. Lesnar mounts Orton and pounds on him now. Lesnar with elbows and forearms on top of Orton. Lesnar stops and gets one last punch in before getting up off Orton, who isn’t moving. Orton is bleeding pretty bad from the forehead now. The referee puts on his globes and a trainer comes in to tend to the cut. Heyman and Lesnar watch from the corner. Lesnar comes over and stops the trainer by unloading on Orton. Lesnar pounds on Orton’s bloody forehead. The referee backs him off and the trainer goes back to working on Orton. Fans chant for Bill Goldberg.
Lesnar pounds on Orton some more before standing tall as some fans boo. The referree calls for the bell.
Winner by TKO: Brock Lesnar
– after JoJo makes the announcement, some fans boo as Heyman raises Lesnar’s arm in the air. Trainers and referees check on a bloody Orton. Lesnar smiles and goes back to work on Orton, beating on his forehead. Shane McMahon comes to the ring and Lesnar doesn’t back down. Lesnar won’t let Shane get to Orton to check on him. Lesnar grabs Shane and lays him out with a F5. Heyman hits his knees and throws a fit, asking Lesnar what did he just do. Shane recovers as Lesnar and Heyman leave the ring. More Goldberg chants from the crowd. Fans boo as Lesnar and Heyman head up the ramp. We see a bloody Orton push away a trainer int he corner. Shane sits up and stares at Lesnar. Lesnar stops and turns round, staring back at the ring. SummerSlam goes off the air as Lesnar heads to the back.