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United States Championship Match
Santino Marella (c) vs. Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana)
I love Antonio’s theme song, but I wish they would just buck up the money and use the song that it’s ripping off, Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis. Antonio says the word ‘greatness’ in 5 different languages. Santino is rocking some new navy/yellow tighst. Antonio controls the match. Santino in the corner, Antonio charges, but Santino dodges. Santino calls for the Cobra, but is too slow to put the puppet on, and Antonio clotheslines him. Antonio takes the puppet off, and kicks it to the corner. Santino spends the majority of the match trying to the cobra puppet in the corner. Antonio gets to the puppet and rips it up. Santino snaps, hits a hip toss and goes for a head butt, but Antonio dodges it. Antonio goes for the Neutralizer, but Santino body drops it out. Santino pulls another Cobra from his tights, but the Cobra is distracted by Aksana on the apron, and Antonio is able to hit the Neutralizer for the pin.
Winner & New Champion – Antonio Cesaro
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. Chris Jericho
Jericho’s ribs are taped up due to the attack from from Dolph on Smackdown. Jericho chases Ziggler around the ring to start, and finally catches him. Jericho is very no-nonsense, and the crowd is heavily behind him. Jericho goes for a suplex, but can’t get Ziggler over due to his ribs, and Ziggler goes on the attack on Jericho’s ribs. Jericho gets a bit of offense going, but Ziggler sends him to the corner, then hits the Famasser for 2. Jericho is slow to get up, and Ziggler kicks him in the ribs a few times, however Jericho catches on, and tries to turn it into the Walls, but Ziggler twists out of it. Ziggler locks on the Sleeper. Jericho gets out. They go back and forth, but Jericho hits a running bulldog, goes for Lionsault but Ziggler gets his knees up. Ziggler hits the ZigZag, but only gets a 2 count. Ziggler is livid, and is slow to get back on the attack, and Jericho gets a quick Codebreaker in. Ziggler rolls to the floor, and Jericho goes out to get Ziggler back in. Vickie holds onto Jericho’s leg as Jericho is getting back in, and Ziggler takes advantage with a roll up, but only gets 2. Jericho then locks on the Walls, and Ziggler taps out.
Winner – Chris Jericho
Recap of HBK getting his arm broken by Brock Lesnar.
Matt Striker is with Paul Heyman & Lesner. They refer to HHH talking to the referee for tonight’s match, stating that there will be no DQ or Count Out. Brock says that fight to the finish tonight.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
Bryan continually tries to get some offense it, but Kane dominates. Kane sends Bryan to the floor, sends Bryan back in. Kane is slow to get in, and Bryan hits him with a Baseball Slide. Bryan then hits a Suicide Dive. Both men get back in the ring, and Bryan hits a Missile Dropkick for 2. Bryan with a series kicks to Kane’s chest, but Kane ducks the last one, sends Bryan to the ropes and hits a clothesline. Kane goes back into domination mode. Bryan bitch slaps Kane, and Kane snaps, pummeling Bryan in the corner, and the ref threatens a DQ. Bryan sends Kane face first to the corner, and tries to put on the Lebell Lock, but Kane fights out. Bryan then hits a huge kick to the back of the head, and then goes for the Swandive Headbutt, but Kane catches him. Kane goes for the Tombstone, still irate that Bryan bitch slapped him, however Bryan is able to roll him up for the pin!
Winner – Daniel Bryan
Kane is flipping out, Josh Matthews tries to get a word, and Kane tosses him.
Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
Rey is sporting Batman themed ring attire, and Miz has his blow-up AWESOME on the stage. Back and forth for the majority of the match. Miz hits a Sitdown Powerbomb for 2. Rey hits the 619, then goes to Drop The Dime, but Miz moves. Miz tries for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Rey rolls it into a pin for 2. Rey charges Miz, Miz lifts him over his head, and Rey hits the top turnbuckle, and Miz turns it into the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – The Miz
Punk enters AJ’s office. He then starts to make his claim of an unfair match. He thinks AJ is doing this because he said no to her marriage proposal. Punk says that he will win tonight, just like he always does.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez)
Alberto works over Sheamus’s arm the entire match. Alberto locks in the Cross Armbreaker, but Sheamus is able to lift him out and slams Alberto to the match. Sheamus then hits White Noise for 2. Sheamus is calling for the Borough Kick, but Alberto dodges it. Sheamus then hits his clubbing forearms in the ropes. Ricardo distracts the ref, and tosses in his shoe, but over throws it. Sheamus uses the shoe behind the refs back, then hits the Irish Curse backbreaker for the pin, as the ref did not see Alberto’s foot on the ropes.
Winner & Still Champion – Sheamus
They replay the segment from the pre-show when HHH is telling the ref that there will be no DQ or count out, and that there will be one way the match will end, pin or tap out.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c) vs. The Primetime Players
Truth & Kofi are sporting matching colors, looks to be Superman themed, although in their normal personal attire (short tights for Kofi, jeans for Truth). Truth is hot over the attack on Raw, and is very aggressive to start. However the PTP take advantage of this, and work over Truth. Kofi gets the hot tag, hits the Boom Drop on Titus, and calls for the Trouble in Paradise, but Young breaks it up. Kofi goes after Young, and the PTP double team Kofi on the floor. PTP then work on Kofi on their half of the ring. Truth gets the hot tag now, and he cleans house. Kofi takes Titus out on the floor. Truth looks to be going to help, but Young rolls him up for 2. Young goes for the Gutbuster, but Truth slides out, hits the Little Jimmy faceplant for the pin.
Winners & Still Champions – True Boom
Recap of Axxess, Be A Star, and the rest of the weekend in LA.
Recap of the lead to the WWE Championship Match.
WWE Championship Triple Threat Match
CM Punk (c) vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena
Punk is in new pink attire, looks like a tribute to Bret Hart. Cole mentions that the last time the last time Punk main evented a PPV was in December, which could be foreshadowing for later tonight. Show dominates the start. Punk drop kicks Show’s knees, then kicks away on Show, then calls for the GTS, but Show blocks it, slaps the hell out of Punk’s chest. Cena slides in, and goes for the AA on Show, but Punk shoves Cena over, with Show landing on Cena’s head. Show hits a Vadar Bomb on Cena, and Punk breaks up the pin. Show & Cena on the floor, and Punk tries to hit Show with a Suicide Dive, but Show catches him and bounces him on the outside of the ropes. Back in the ring, Show hits Cena with a Sidewalk Slam, but Cena fights back, hits the side slam, and goes for the You Can’t See Me, but Punk takes Cena out, and then hits Show with a top rope Elbow Drop. Punk locks on a submission on Show, but Show powers out, takes Punk out, only to have Cena come in and hit a few shoulder blocks on Show, then the STFU. Show powers out again, and Punk comes in with a springboard clothesline. Show in the corner, Punk hits THREE running knees in the corner, but even still can not hit the Running Bulldog. Cena comes in and hits the top rope Famasser. Both men lock Show in their submissions, and Show taps out to both men. The bell rings, and there is an argument over who won. AJ Lee comes in, and calls for the match to be restarted, with Show in it. Cena & Punk do not like this, and they turn around into a Double Choke Slam, but both men kick out of individual pin attempts. Cena hits Show with the AA, Punk from behind tosses Cena to the floor, and Punk pins Show!
Winner & Still Champion – CM Punk
Kevin Rudolf performed the theme song for SummerSlam, all the diva’s came out to dance uncomfortably on stage.
Recap of the lead into the Brock Lesnar/HHH match.
SummerSlam Main Event
Brock Lesner (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Triple H
Brock attacks HHH to start, locks on the Kimura lock early, while HHH is standing. HHH fights out, and sends Brock to the floor. HHH keeps Brock out of the ring, and Brock is getting frustrated. Brock takes his MMA gloves off and attacks HHH. They fall to the floor, and Brock slams HHH on the table with HHH’s arm in a Key Lock. Back in the ring, Brock continues to keep the focus on HHH’s previously broken arm. Brock goes for the F5, but HHH slides off, Brock ducks a clothesline, hits a Release German. HHH fights back, hits a DDT, but both men are slow to get up, and Brock is able to lock on Kimura Lock while standing, and dropping HHH on his arm. The match is pretty slow & plodding, even 10 minutes in, there are some booooooos & boooooring chants from the crowd. HHH catches Brock off guard and goes for a Pedigree, but Brock is quick to fight out, and tosses HHH to the floor. Brock stalks HHH on the floor, and HHH is up, and shoves Brock gut first into the announce table. Brock is showing pain, Cole references his issues with his stomach in the past, although does not mention the diverticulitus by name. HHH then zero’s in on the gut of Brock. HHH goes for the Pedigree, Brock gets out, goes for the F5, HHH slides down, and hits Brock with the kick to the gut, then the Pedigree, but only gets a 2 count. HHH is slow to get back to Brock, and Brock hits a low blow. The ref goes for a DQ, but pulls back, Heyman is screaming that HHH wanted a fight and not to DQ the match. Brock picks up HHH and hits the F5, but only for a 2 count. Brock with another standing Kimura Lock, and he lays down into it. HHH slides over a bit, and is able to punch Brock in the gut, forcing a release of the hold. HHH with another Pedigree, and as he is slowly rolling over Brock for a pin, Brock is able to lock in another Kimura Lock…Brock cinches it in, and HHH is forced to tap out.
Winner – Brock Lesner
Brock leaves the ring, and HHH is refusing any medical attention, and it appears as if he may have had his arm ‘broken’ again. HHH slowly leaves the ring, Cole wonders if this is the end of HHH in the ring.
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