WWE SummerSlam Results (08/20) – Fatal 4-Way Title Match Headlines, ‘The Demon’ Returns!


– Live coverage of WWE SummerSlam will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 CT). We go live to the Barclays Centers where John Cena opens the show tonight, coverage courtesy of Stuart Carapola.

John Cena vs Baron Corbin

Cena outmaneuvers some wild swings from Corbin, goes to the floor to try JBL’s cowboy hat on, then goes back inside to make faces at Corbin. Crowd is split as you would expect.

Corbin wastes no time pounding Cena down to the mat and putting the boots to him. He unloads on Cena with right hands and calls him a moron, Cena sidesteps a charge, but Corbin comes right back with a HUGE clothesline for 2. Cena starts to fire back on Corbin, but gets planted right back into the mat with a sidewalk slam. The fans chant “where’s your briefcase?” at Corbin, which just fires Corbin up more, but Cena uses it to start his comeback and drive Corbin into the mat with a blue thunder bomb. Corbin dodges the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena ducks another wild shot, but Corbin comes right back with a chokeslam into a backbreaker for 2.

Cena fights Corbin off of a superplex attempt and hits a tornado DDT off the top. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on a second attempt and goes for the AA, Corbin slips out and hits Deep Six for 2. Corbin is through screwing around, and he absolutely unloads on Cena in the corner, Cena ducks a wild swing, and this time he catches Corbin coming back and hits the AA for the win.

Winner: John Cena

Good opener, and Corbin lost, but I think Corbin looked great here and don’t think the loss will hurt him. Shorter than I would have thought, but they do have around 300 matches to get through tonight, so it’s all good.

Smackdown Women’s Title Match: Naomi vs Natalya

Nattie just unloads on Naomi to start off, but Naomi returns fire and hits a sliding slap to the face. Interesting. Nattie bails to the floor, so Naomi hits a blockbuster off the apron. Nattie catches Naomi in the knee coming back in and catapults her into the ringpost to take control. She asserts that “glow time is over” as she covers Naomi for 2. Nattie with a suplex for 2 as we see Carmella and James Ellsworth watching from backstage. Natalya continues the assault until Naomi slips out of a superplex attempt and yanks Nattie down onto the top rope. Both ladies are down, but Naomi is up to start the fiery babyface comeback. Nattie blocks a kick and drops her into a split, then nails her. Nasty stuff. Naomi comes back and hangs Nattie on the middle rope and clips her with a slingshot legdrop for 2.

Naomi reverses a back suplex into a sunset flip, then she goes for the crazy submission she uses, but Nattie blocks and turns it into the Sharpshooter. Naomi fights for the ropes, but Nattie drags her out to the middle of the ring and cranks on it. Naomi fights agin and rolls Nattie into the bottom turnbuckle. Nattie gets her knees up on a split-legged moonsault attempt from Naomi, and back into the Sharpshooter. Naomi is trapped…AND SHE TAPS!

Winner and NEW Smackdown Women’s Champion: Natalya

Well, it’s about damn time! Very happy for Nattie, this is a long time coming for her and she definitely deserves it.

Big Show vs Big Cass

Enzo is hung in a shark cage over the ring as advertised, but obviously gets the chance to do an opening promo on his way to the ring and yells stuff down at Cass while the Big Show beats him up. The pain in his injured hand continually causes Show to slow down, and very gingerly climbs to the second rope for the Vader Bomb, so slowly that Cass has plenty of time to roll out of the way. Cass comes in with a Stinger Splash, but a second attempt causes Cass to run into Big Show’s WMD.

The injury prevents Show from hitting it full on, so Cass is able to kick out at 2. Cass quickly swoops in and hammers on Show’s injured hand, cranking with a series of wristlocks, but Show fires back and hits a chokeslam…with his left hand. Cass is able to kick out of that, and Cass rolls to the floor. Show reaches for him, but Cass grabs Show’s hand and smashes it into the post.

Enzo tries to slip between the bars, then takes his shorts off and pulls…a bottle of oil out of his underwear. He pours the oil all over himself and slips a couple of globes on, and manages to slip through the bars! He’s still pretty high up, though. He gingerly climbs down into the ring…and eats a boot from Big Cass. Cass waits for Big Show to get up as well and drills him with a big boot when he gets to his feet. That only gets 2, so Cass with a second big boot and the Empire Elbow for 3.

Winner: Big Cass

Guess Cass didn’t need the cage to kick both their asses after all, huh? Good story in this one, and Cass looked great here.

Kurt Angle is backstage on his cell phone when Daniel Bryan comes in to talk shop. They ape each other’s catchphrases in a surreal moment.

Randy Orton vs Rusev

Rusev jumps Orton during his entrance and beats him up on the floor before rolling him into the ring. The referee backs Rusev off while he checks on Orton, but Orton says he’s good to go, so the referee calls for the bell, Rusev charges him, and Orton ducks and hits an RKO for the quick win.

Winner: Randy Orton

Well, that was fast. (That’s what she said!) Think they’re done burying Rusev yet, or maybe they have more in the tank for this guy?

Bayley comes up to Sasha Banks backstage and wistfully wishes her luck tonight. Sasha thanks her and leaves while Bayley stands behind her, clearly distraught over this missed opportunity.

Raw Women’s Title Match: Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks

This turns into an immediate brawl, with Sasha going right after Alexa, only for Alexa to turn it around. Alexa off the top with a bodypress for 2, then Sasha rolls it over for another 2. Sasha goes to the top, but Alexa yanks her down and starts working her over, choking her on the ropes and grounding her with submission holds and strikes. Alexa tries going to the top, but Sasha slams her off the top and then connects with a running knee. Sasha starts unloading with forearms and a dropkick, and a necktie neckbreaker for 2. Sasha with a modified Pelle kick, Alexa tries a sunset flip out of the corner, but Sasha catapults her over her back and into the turnbuckle.

Sasha hits a lungblower and goes right into the Bank Statement, but Alexa makes it to the ropes and pulls herself to the floor. Sasha goes to the apron, but Alexa pulls on the ring skirt to make Sasha slip and tumble to the floor. Great spot. Alexa rolls Sasha back into the ring just to dump her back out to the floor. Sasha beats the count, but Alexa goes after the arm Sasha injured on the fall as soon as she comes back in. Alexa hits Twisted Bliss, but Sasha kicks out at 2, and Alexa is livid. Banks catches Bliss in the Bank STatement out of nowhere, but Bliss goes after the shoulder to get out and cradles Alexa for 2. Sasha rolls out and goes back to the Bank Statement, and Alexa taps.

Winner and NEW Raw Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks

Great match, I loved the psychology in this one.

Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt

THE DEMON IS HERE!!! And Bray Wyatt goes right to the floor.

He comes back in and goes toe to toe with Balor, coming up on the short end of the exchange. Bray goes to catch a break on the floor, but Balor comes after him and connects with a big running forearm, then they head back into the ring where Balor comes face to face with UPSIDE DOWN BRAY. He kicks his ass and connects with a charging basement dropkick. Bray is holding onto the ropes for dear life and drags himself under the bottom rope…where Balor hits him with a somersault dive over the top rope.

This has been all Balor, but Bray nails him on a second dive attempt and suplexes him through the ropes and onto the floor. Back into the ring where Wyatt hangs Balor off the top rope and hits a facebreaker for 2. We hit the chinlock, but Balor gets free and connects with several charging forearms. He dumps Bray to the floor and hits a baseball slide, followed by a running punt from the apron.

Balor hits Slingblade and charges…into Bray’s big boot. Bray with a uranage for 2. Bray with a senton for another 2. Bray goes to the second rope, but Balor hits him with a leaping enziguiri and an elbow/neckbreaker for 2. Bray goes to the floor yet again, so Balor goes after him and hits a shotgun dropkick sending Bray into the barricade. Back into the ring, Balor goes for another shotgun dropkick and eats a big clothesline. That gets 2 for Bray, who seems confused about what it’ll take to beat Balor, so he decides spider walking will do the trick. Balor isn’t intimidated, Bray can’t beleive it, and Balor hits Slingblade and the shotgun dropkick, then Balor comes off the top with the Coup De Grace for the win.

Winner: Finn Balor

Raw Tag Team Title Match: Sheamus & Cesaro vs Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose

Sheamus and Ambrose start us off, and Sheamus quickly winds up on the receiving end of some slick double teams from the Shield. Cesaro comes in and the Shield clear the ring and stand tall together. Dean goes out after Sheamus and eats a Brogue kick, then Rollins dumps Cesaro to the floor and goes for a dive, but gets caught by both champs and slammed on the floor. BIG slam too.

Rollins winds up on the receiving end of some double teaming and hits a blockbuster to Cesaro, but Ambrose is still down on the floor and not available to make a tag. Sheamus tags in and slams Rollins back into his corner and covers for 2. Cesaro suddenly becomes the biggest babyface in history by running into the crowd while some assholes are playing with a beach ball, grabs the beach ball, and tears the damn thing to pieces. THAT is long overdue. Rollins is still in peril, but Ambrose is finally up and lays out the champs, creating enough space for Rollins to get to the corner and make the hot tag. Ambrose goes nuts and cleans house on both me, catching Cesaro with a neckbreaker for 2.

Rollins connects with a springboard clothesline to Sheamus to send him to the floor, double clothesline sends Cesaro to the floor, and then stereo dives take both champs out. Sheamus takes Rollins out on the floor as Ambrose comes off the top into a European uppercut from Cesaro that gets 2. Ambrose with the rebound lariat, then Sheamus tags in and goes to the top, but Ambrose and Rollins double team with a superplex and top rope splash for 2 when Cesaro breaks the fall. Sheamus and Rollins are going toe to toe, but then Ambrose tags in and they stomp Sheamus out in the corner.

Cesaro comes off the top with a crossbody and Ambrose reverses for 2, Ambrose tries for Dirty Deeds, Cesaro reverses to the big swing and then gets the Sharpshooter. Ambrose nearly makes the ropes, so Cesaro rolls him into the middle of the ring and converts it to a crippler crossface. Ambrose reverses to a cradle for 2, Sheamus cheapshots Ambrose on another rebound lariat attempt, and the champs hit a top rope clothesline/powerbomb combo…for 2! Sheamus can’t believe it. Champs hit the T Gimmick on Ambrose, but Rollins breaks it up at 2.9999999999. Champs put the boots to Rollins and dump him back out to the floor, then turn around and see Ambrose motioning them to come give him more. So they do. They go for the assisted White Noise, but Rollins super Frankensteiners Cesaro into Sheamus ot break it up, then superkicks Sheamus and Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds for the win!

Winners and New Raw Tag Team Champions: Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose

US Title Match: Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles

The announcers just pointed out how every title contested tonight has changed hands, so the Laws of WWE Physics means that the very next match after such a statement is required to be a successful title defense. AJ goes right after Owens from the start, Owens goes back after him, and Shane physically hauls Owens off of AJ.

He rings the bell, and they go right back after each other and brawl to the floor where Shane yells at them to get it back in the ring. AJ comes across the apron with a kneestrike to the face, then they head back into the ring where Owens puts the boots to AJ. The announcers just pointed out how, every time there’s been a special referee at Summerslam, the title has always changed hands. Once again, I’m smelling a successful title defense. AJ hits a side backbreaker on Owens, but Owens with a shot to AJ’s throat…and AJ rocks him with a big right hand in return. Owens turns AJ inside out with a big clothesline and rains down right hands on him.

Owens with a hard clothesline in the corner, followed by a cannonball for 2. Owens unloads more shots, AJ tells him to bring it on, and Owens does, then AJ goes toe to toe with Owens and picks him up in a fireman’s carry before dumping him in a facebuster.

Owens blocks the Styles Clash, then avoids the moonsault Deathdrop and superkicks AJ’s head off. Owens goes for the pop-up powerbomb, AJ slips out and hoists Owens up to deliver the fireman’s carry neckbreaker. AJ goes to the top, Owens shoves Shane int othe ropes to knock AJ down, then Owens gets AJ in a fireman’s carry on the top, but AJ slips out and hits a sunset bomb. AJ goes for the springboard 450 on Owens, but Shane was checking on Owens at the time and got caught in the crossfire!!

AJ goes to check on Shane, but Owens grabs him from behind and hits the pop-up powerbomb. Shane stirs and makes a count, but only gets 2. Owens gets in Shane’s face and yells at him for not being there, but Shane doesn’t back down and insists it was 2. Owens charges AJ and AJ moves and gets the Calf Crusher. Owens goes to the eyes to get out, but AJ picks the legs for another Calf Crusher and Owens kicks him off into Shane, who goes tumbling to the floor. AJ gets the Calf Crusher again, and Owens taps, but Shane is out on the floor. AJ releases the hold and now he’s getting in Shane’s face, then shoves Shane, who shoves him back and allows Owens to roll him up for 2. AJ goes for a leaping charge in the corner and Owens sidesteps, he goes for another cannonball but AJ drills him with a forearm and then suplexes him into the corner. AJ puts Owens on the top rope and goes for a super Frankensteiner, but Owens catches him and counters to a top rope fisherman’s buster. Owens makes a cover, but only gets 2. Owens yells at Shane that that was 3 and he knows it, then he and AJ trade right hands.

AJ misses a Pelle kick, Owens hits a superkick, AJ gets a rollup and turns that into the Styles Clash, but Owens is out at 2.

AJ goes to the apron for the springboard forearm, Owens ducks, and he walks right into the pop-up powerbomb. Shane counts 3, but then sees AJ had his foot on the ropes and calls the fall off. Owens is livid, and he gets right in Shane’s face, poking him in the chest and getting into a shoving match that aloows AJ to roll Owens up for 2. AJ with the Pelle kick and then he goes to the apron for the springboard forearm, and this time he hits it. He goes for another Styles Clash and hits it, and that’s all she wrote.

Winner: AJ Styles

Boy, can I call these things or what? AJ becomes the first person to retain their title tonight.

World Title Match: Jinder Mahal vs Shinsuke Nakamura

The Shunsuke Nakamura Violin Man is back this year! I preferred the entire team of players from last year at TakeOver, but this works too.

The Shunsuke Nakamura Violin Man is back this year! I preferred the entire team of players from last year at TakeOver, but this works too. We hear the Indian announce team’s commentary for a bit befroe the bell rings, and I’m not quite equipped to tell you what they said. We’re off, and Nakamura is already peppering Mahal with kicks, as the crowd is overwhelmingly behind him. Mahal overpowers Nakamura and traps him in a side headlock, but gets free and goads Mahal into charging him, which Mahal does and winds up on the floor after Nakamura sidesteps him.

Now we go to the Japanese announce team, who say something equally incomprehensible to me as Nakamura drills Mahal with a high kneestrike. Mahala takes a breather on the floor, but that only lasts a moment before Nakamura goes after him and dumps him back into the ring. Nakamura gets distracted by the Singh brothers, allowing Mahal to knock Nakamura off the apron and int othe barricade. We go back int othe ring where Mahal puts the boots to Nakamura, then drops a series of knees.

Mahal is now firmly in control, and yells at Nakamura to get up as the fans chant for the challenger. Mahal whips Nakamura to the ropes and connects with a back elbow, then locks Nakamura down with a chinlock. Nakamura connects with a pair of kicks, and just like that the champion is in trouble. Nakamura unloads with a series of kicks to the chest, a charging elbow in the corner, and he lays Mahal on the top rope for the running kneelift. Nakamura covers for 2, Mahal tries to counter a Frankensteiner to a powerbomb, but Nakamura counters to a triangle choke. Mahal makes it to the ropes, so Nakamura goes for Kinshasa, but Mahal sidesteps and rolls Nakamura up for 2. Mahal goes for the Kalas, Nakamura fights his way out, Mahal charges Nakamura and the challenger sidesteps, sending Mahal shoulder first into the post. Nakamura charges in from behind with a hard kneestrike to the back of the neck. The Singh brothers come in and Nakamura unloads on both of them, giving Mahal a chance to get up and hit the Kalas for the win.

Winner: Jinder Mahal

Universal Title Match: Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe

The bell rings, and Roman and Braun immediately brawl to the floor while Brock suplexes Joe into next week in the ring. Roman sends Braun into the ring post, then Brock dares him to get into the ring. Brock suplexes him, then gives Joe another for good measure, then Braun comes into the ring to go face to face with the champ. Roman and Joe come back in to run interference, and Braun lays Joe out while Brock flattens Roman, and we’re back to Brock and Braun. Braun launches Brock into the corner and then clotheslines him to the floor. Joe gets Brock in the Kokina clutch on the floor, and moves out of the way just as Roman comes in with a spear that sends Brock and himself through the barricade. Joe quickly gives Roman a uranage onto the broadcast table.

Braun finally comes out to the floor, easily hoists Lesnar up, and gives him a powerslam through one of the announce tables. Roman blindsides Braun, but then falls victim to a dive through the ropes by Joe. Joe picks Roman up, but they both get cracked by an office chair Braun tosses at them from behind one of the tables. Braun picks Brock up and powerslams him through another table.

Braun then picks up the remaining broadcast table and flips it over on top of Lesnar. A gaggle of officials come to check on Brock as the fans chant their appreciation of how awesome this is.

They end up putting Brock on a stretcher and carrying him out, and Braun batters both Joe and Roman with the ring steps in the meantime.

Back into the ring where Roman uses the steps on Braun, but then Joe rolls Roman up for 2 and hits a senton for another 2. Roman gets a Samoan drop on Joe, but Joe catches him in the Kokina clutch. Braun comes in and chokeslams both of them, but only gets 2 off a cover on Roman. Brock Lesnar comes out of the back and Braun stares him down, but Brock tackles Braun to his back and unloads on him with right hands, then clotheslines him to the floor. Brock sends Roman and Joe to Suplex City, then gets Braun in a Kimura lock. Roman drills Braun with a Superman punch, then one for Lesnar, and a third for Joe. Roman spears Brock and covers…for 2. Come on!

Roman goes for another Superman punch, Joe gets him in the choke, Braun comes in and dropkicks Roman, then powerslams Joe and…Lesnar pulls the ref out at 2. Braun pops Roman into the air, Roman comes down with the Superman punch, and covers for 2. Roman sets for another one, but runs into Braun’s boot. Braun with a powerslam on Roman, Brock breaks the cover up at 2. Brock goes for an F5 on Braun, Braun gets out, Roman spears them both, and everyone’s down. Braun rolls to the floor and leaves Brock and Roman in the ring. Brock pops Roman up, Roman comes out the back and Joe dumps him, then Joe gets Brock in the Kokina clutch, Brock pops him up and hits the F5, makes a cover, and Roman breaks it up at 2. Roman drills Brock with the Superman punch, then another, and a third drops Lesnar. Roman goes for a spear, Brock catches him and hits an F5 for the win.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

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