Welcome to Inside Pulse Wrestlingâ€™s Live Coverage of WWE SummerSlam 2010! Keep it here for match-by-match updates starting at 8pm EST!
In the meantime, here is tonightâ€™s card:
-The Nexus vs. Team WWE (John Cena, John Morrison, R-Truth, Chris Jericho, Edge, Bret Hart and a mystery partner) â€“ Elimination Match
-Sheamus (c) vs. Randy Orton â€“ WWE Championship
-Kane (c) vs. Rey Mysterio â€“ World Championship
-Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston â€“ Intercontinental Championship
-Alicia Fox (c) vs. Melina â€“ Divaâ€™s Championship
-Big Show vs. CM Punk, Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury
Welcome to SummerFest!!
Dolph Ziggler (c) (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. Kofi Kingston â€“ WWE Intercontinental Championship
Kofi starts out on fire. He tosses Dolph to the floor, and tries a suicide dive, but Vickie pulls Dolph out of the way, and Kofi lands hard on the ground, hitting the retaining wall. Kofi is slow to get back in the ring, and Dolph is hoping for a count out, but as Kofi gets back in, Dolph pounces on him, and takes complete control of the match. After about 5 minutes, Kofi fights back, this the Boom Drop, and is going for Trouble in Paradise, but Dolph backs out of the ring. Kofi follows, Dolph back in, and he stomps on Kofi. Dolph then hits the Famasser, for 2. Kofi goes for a quick Trouble in Paradise, but misses badly, and Dolph gets behind him and slaps on the Sleeper! Kofi is starting to fade, and The Nexus attacks the ring!!
They toss Dolph to the floor, and surrounds Kofi. Kofi tosses a few punches, and then Nexus destroys him. Young hits his Full Nelson Slam, and then Wade Barrett hits his Firemanâ€™s Slam. Barrett says that this is taste of whatâ€™s to come tonight.
Jericho & Edge try and talk up The Miz, and wants him to be part of the team. He says that he has a lot on his plate right now, while looking down at his Money in the Bank case, and that he will let them know.
Alicia Fox (c) vs. Melina â€“ WWE Divaâ€™s Championship
Melina starts out strong. She pins Fox in the corner, and Fox has something in her eye. The ref backs off Melina, but Fox is playing possum, and she attacks Melina, but in the process, Melina looks to have twisted his knee. Fox tosses her on the apron, and then shoulder first into the ring post. Fox then works over Melinaâ€™s shoulder, until Melina hit her new facebuster out of nowhere.
Winner and New Champion â€“ Melina
Team LayCool comes out the spoil Melinaâ€™s celebration, and they want to get a picture of all 3 Champions. Melina shoves them away, and then LayCool beats down on her. Alicia joins in, but Michelle tosses her to the floor. They then throw Melina to the floor, and she rolls against the announce table, where Michelle hits a running knee into Melinaâ€™s head against the table.
They recap SES vs. Big Show
CM Punk, Joseph Mercury, and Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) vs. Big Show
The SES is conferencing in the corner, and Mercury & Gallows attacks, only for Show to show that his injured right hand, is heeled. Show tosses Gallows to the floor, then military press slams Mercury on him. Show wants Punk in the ring. When Punk gets in, Show tosses him to the floor, and lays him out on top of the steel steps. Show goes for a huge open hand slap, but Punk moves, and Show slaps the steps. SES takes over, and gets Show back in the ring. They pin Show in the corner, and Punk hits 3 of his running knees. Punk and Mercury then hit a double bulldog from the top rope. Mercury goes for a quick pin, but Show kicks out so hard that Mercury falls to the floor. Show puts Punk in the Firemanâ€™s Carry, Mercury attacks but gets caught in the choke. Gallows tries to break it up, and shoves Show against the ropes, and Punk falls all the way to the floor. Show hits a double clothesline on Mercury & Gallows. Serena & Punk walk up the ramp, as Big Show hits a Chokeslam on Mercury, dropping him on Gallows for a double stacked pin.
Winner â€“ Big Show
Kane starts to cut a promo backstage in front of the casket, but then Sheamus interrupts. He wants to borrow the casket for his match with Orton. Kane says no. Sheamus then says that people started giving him Kaneâ€™s nickname, calling him the â€˜Big Red Monster.â€™ HAHA. Kane says that he like Sheamus, he has guts, but if he interrupts him again, he will spill those guts all over the place.
The Miz comes out to reveal his decision. He cuts an amazing promo that needs to be on YouTube now (hopefully Glazer finds it for the Tuesday Morning Backlash). He says that he will join Team WWE, and lead them to victory.
Recap of Orton/Sheamus
Sheamus (c) vs. Randy Orton â€“ WWE Championship
In a tie-up, Sheamus pins Orton in the corner a few times. They fall to the floor, and Orton tosses Sheamus over the retaining wall. Orton pummels him, and then slides him back in the ring right before the 10-count. They go back to the floor, and Sheamus runs Orton shoulder-first into the steps. Sheamus then takes control, working over Ortonâ€™s arm. Orton fights back, hits the C+ for 2. Orton then goes for the ViperDDT, but Sheamus gets out of it, and hits his big backbreaker for 2. Sheamus misses the Pump Kick, and Orton tosses him to the floor. As Sheamus gets back in, Orton quickly hits the ViperDDT. Orton starts pounding the mat, and when he goes for the RKO, Sheamus shoves him off, and Orton hits his head hard on the mat. Sheamus goes for a pin, but gets 2. Sheamus then goes for the High Cross, but Orton slides out, only for Sheamus to hit the ropes, and nailed the Pump Kick, but only gets 2. Sheamus is flipping out in frustration, and gets a chair. The ref tries to take it away, but Sheamus shoves him to the floor, and the ref calls for the DQ.
Winner via DQ â€“ Randy Orton
Orton dodged the chair shot, and tosses Sheamus to the floor. Orton cleared off the announce table, and tosses Sheamus on it. Sheamus gets to his feet, as Orton stares him down, and nails the RKO on the table.
Legendary preview is shownâ€¦I love paying to see commercials.
Recap of Kane/Mysterio
Kane (c) vs. Rey Mysterio â€“ World Heavyweight Championship
Kane brings a casket to ringside, and opens it. Foreshadowing?! Very slow opening to the match, as Kane keeps Mysterio grounded. Kane opened the casket, but Mysterio jumped on it to close it, then hits a springboard dropkick. Mysterio hits the 619, then goes for the Springboard Splash, however Kane gets his feet, but Mysterio dodges his feet, and stacks up Kane for a 2 count. Kane up quickly, hits a big boot, then grabs Mysterio around the throat from the ground, then hits a choke slam for the pin.
Winner â€“ Kane
After the match Kane hit a few more choke slams, then goes toward the casket, and The Undertaker is there! Kane tells UT that Mysterio attacked him. UT gets in Mysterioâ€™s face, and Mysterio denies it. UT says that he believes him, and he turns to Kane, and goes to choke slam him. Kane grabs UTâ€™s throat back, fights off UT, then hits a Tombstone.
Recap of WWE Fan Axxess
The Nexus is out first. Cena, Jericho, Edge, Truth, Morrison, Bret come out in that order. Mizâ€™s music plays, and as he comes out, Cena on the mic says that they couldnâ€™t wait for him to make up his mind, and they got a 7th alreadyâ€¦DANIEL BRYAN!! Team WWE hits the ring, and they fend off Nexus before the match starts.
Darren Young and Daniel Bryan start the match. Fast paced action, and Bryan wraps out Young, and locks on a wicked Crossface, and Darren Young taps! Gabriel is the next in for Nexus, and Bryan tags in Truth. Truth hits a big time neckbreaker for 2. Gabriel fights back, and Tarver is tagged in. Tarver pins Truth in the corner and pummels away on Truth. Tarver backs up and charges, but Truth moves, tags in Morrison, who drops Tarver in the corner, then hits Starship Pain for the pin, and Tarver is eliminated. Skip Sheffield is the next in, and it looks like he will be slowing the pace down a bit. He out muscles Morrison. Morrison starts to slug away on Sheffield, and hits the ropes, but Gabriel kicks Morrison in the back of the head, and Sheffield hits the big lariat for the pin. Truth comes in and attacks, but Sheffield hits another lariat and scores another pin, and we are now even at 5. Sheffield tags in Wade Barrett as Jericho comes in. Barrett beats him down. He gets Jericho in the corner, but Jericho gets in the 2nd turnbuckle, and he hits a striking knee to Barrettâ€™s head. Barrett tags in Heath Slater, and Jericho gets to Bret Hart. Bret hits his signature moves, and locks on the Sharpshooter, however he is pretty close to the Nexus corner. Barrett slides a chair in the ring, and Slater makes the tag to Sheffield. Bret picks up the chair, and uses it on Sheffield, getting himself eliminated from a DQ. Jericho is in quickly, Codebreaker on Sheffield, tags in Edge, who hits the Spear, and pins Sheffield. We are back to being even 4-4 (Bryan/Edge/Jericho/Cena vs. Barrett/Slater/Gabriel/Otunga). Nexus slows things down a bit, as they take turns beating on Edge. Jericho gets the hot tag against Otunga, hits the Lionsault, and then the locks on the Walls, and Otunga taps out. Jericho then shoves Slater off the apron, and runs him off the announce table. Jericho toss him in the ring, then hits a top rope European Uppercut. Jericho goes for a running Bulldog, but Slater ducks it, and Jericho runs right into Cena. Jericho and Cena stare down, and Slater hits a move like the ZigZag for the pin. Both Edge and Cena try to enter the match, and they bicker about it. Slater comes behind Edge, runs him into Cena, then rolls him up for the pin. Cena is back on the apron, and Edge spears him off. Jericho and Edge stand over Cena, and beat him down, and toss him in for the Nexus. Barrett continues the beat down on Cena. Gabriel in, and Cena out-muscles him, and tries a FU, but Gabriel reverses it into a DDT. Barrett back in, big sidewalk slam on Cena. Crowd breaks into â€˜Letâ€™s Go Cena/Cena Sucksâ€™ chants. Bryan finally gets the hot tag, and he is running rough shot over Slater. Striker calls for the Cattle Mutilation. Bryan tosses Slater to the floor, and then hits a Suicide Dive! Bryan tosses Slater back in, then goes for a big kick, Slater ducks it, rolls up Bryan, but Bryan turns it into his Crossface, and Slater taps. Slater is taking some time getting out of the ring, and the ref is distracted. Miz runs in, and drills Bryan from behind with the MitB case, and Barrett slides in for the pinfall. We are down to Cena vs. Barrett & Gabriel. Cena gets in and is hot, gets Gabriel up for the FU, but He is too close to Barrett, and Barrett tags Gabrielâ€™s foot. Barrett runs right over Cena. Gabriel & Barrett peal away the mats on the floor, and Barrett hits a DDT. Barrett tosses Cena back in, and puts him in the corner, tags in Gabriel. Gabriel looks to hit the 450 Splash, but Cena moves, and he quickly pins Gabriel. Barrett runs in, and Cena catches him right away in the STFU, and Barrett taps out!
Winners â€“ Team WWE (John Cena is the last man standing)
Tags: john cena, Summerslam, The Nexus, WWE