Jon Stewart is in the ring to start the PPV. He says “No Sleep Til” and then lets the crowd finish with “Brooklyn”. The crowd surprisingly starts with the WHATS chants but he handles it well. He lists off tons of names of wrestlers. John Cena got a huge negative reactive. Brock Lesnar got a huge pop. Undertaker big but slightly less. Stewart no-sold and said he’s also someone upset that Lesnar broke the streak. Stewart wants to interview Brock. He brings out his friend, the hardcore legend – Mick Foley!
Foley comes out to his theme, huge huge pop.
Announcers are introduced as Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL
Foley and Stewart do a little skit. Foley says he thought Stewart wanted to interview ROCK not Brock. Huge Rocky chant. They talk about being scared of Brock. Foley said he’s been around the world but there is one place he has NEVER been – and that’s suplex city. You’re on your own Stewart – Have a Nice Day. They exit.
Summerslam intro video package
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
RKO jerkin’ the curtain. Sheamus comes out second. You look stupid chant as the bell rings. Sheamus grabs a house mic. YOU look stupid. You will “respect the ‘hawk”. Randy goes to the floor and grabs him and pulls him into the ring and the match begins.
They did a camera angle at one point when Randy set up for an RKO mid match, and positioned it so that the viewer could see the Summerslam Sign. It was a funny moment of trying to brand Summerslam as a Wrestlemania 1.5 type event. Sheamus rolls to the floor. Goes to slingshot back in, RKO, but Sheamus rolls back out before Randy can cover.
Sheamus back in. Back and forth. Randy goes for punt, Sheamus dodges and hits White Noise. Covers for 2. Sheamus then hits the Brogue Kick for pretty much a clean win. Winner: Sheamus
The New Day comes out for a long promo segment. Seems like the crowd is saying New Day Rocks. Oh you Brooklyn hipsters.
Fatal Four Way Match
WWE World Tag Team Titles
Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) vs. New Day vs. Prime Time Players (c) vs. Los Matadores w/El Torito
Surprisingly great match with tons of big highspots. Finishing sequence saw Titus take down the Luchas and Matadores with a Tower of Doom and Kofi getting the sneaky pin. New Day were way over as faces. Winners and NEW champions: New Day
Backstage Jon Stewart and his son want an autograph from Stephen Amell. The lights go out and a sillhouette of the Undertaker walks by. They are all in awe.
Rusev w/Summer Rae vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Lana
Lana is in an all-American slutty summer cutoffs outfit. HUGE pop for Dolph. Back and forth match ends in a double countout when Dolph superkicks Rusev onto the announce table but can’t beat the count. Double Count Out
After the match, they brawl into the ring. Summer Rae gets involved and beats on Dolph. Lana comes over and gets involved as well.
Video package for Arrow/Stephen Amell
Stardust & King Barrett vs. Neville & Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell came out in the Arrow hood but pulled it down on the entrance ramp. Barrett and Neville to start. Barrett tags out to Stardust. He calls in Amell. Who complies and jumps over the top. Hip Toss by Amell! Then he does a pantomime of shooting an arrow. Stardust tags out and Barrett comes in. Lock ups. Amell does a good leap frog after floating over a bodyslam attempt by Barrett. Then he is beaten down in the corner. Amell is doing a pretty good job. Definitely needs some work on selling. Stardust tags back in. Front faced suplex and cover on Amell for 2. Back up and Amell does an enziguri! Both down. Amell does the hot tag to Neville for a mild pop. Neville has kicks for Barrett. Goes up top and hits the Red Arrow! But Stardust breaks it up. Heels on the floor, Neville goes to fly on them, but Amell wants to do it. He goes to the top and does a cross body onto both ont he floor. Back in and Red Arrow on Barrett for the pin. Winners: Neville & Stephen Amell
WWE Intercontinental Title
Ryback (c) vs. The Big Show vs. The Miz
Lots of power moves from Show and Ryback. Miz would sneak in with a pin attempt. Mid way through Big Show did a really crazy middle rope somersault dive of sorts:
Finish saw Ryback get the pin. Winner: Ryback
Backstage, Jon Stewart goes to Brock Lesnar’s dressing room but Paul Heyman comes out. Stewart cuts a promo about the Undertaker, but Heyman no sells and then sings Glory Glory Brock Lesnar. Heyman- Guess they couldn’t get David Letterman to host! Heyman goes into the dressing room and closes the door but can be heard loudly complaining about Stewart.
Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper vs. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
Huge pops for Bray and Dean, massive boos for Roman, pretty much the most heat of the night so far. Brawling begins right away and goes all around the ring and outside. Roman and Dean are playing up how much they are bros. Dean does a run from one announce table to another to another onto Wyatts. They take out Roman on the floor near the announce tables. Long 2 on 1 sequence.
Crowd is chanting “Roman’s Sleeping”. He climbs up to the corner and gets a hot tag from Dean and gets huge boos. They do a doomsday device. Finish sees Roman spear Bray for the clean pin. Winners: Roman and Dean
John Cena/New York video promo.
Title For Title
WWE World Heavyweight Title, US Title
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
Massive boos for Cena. Lots of heat early on with tons of dueling chants. Mostly negative on Cena chants. Ce-Na Sucks to the cadence of New Day Rocks/Sucks. Great stuff. Cool running moonsault by Seth gets a 2 count. Lots of action as the match continues.
Cena with a springboard stunner for 2 which got a very negative reaction. Cena tries a top rope AA but kinda drops Rollins. Cena is down and Rollins goes up top. HUGE frog splash. That would be a cool finisher. Whoops Cena pops up and no sells completely. Cena goes for the AA but Rollins gets out of it. Some float overs and Rollins actually hits an AA on Cena! Kickout. Match continues and Cena locks in the STF. Rollins escapes. Cena then bafflingly uses the figure four! This is the reason that people hate Cena. This is a heel/troll move – using the finisher of a beloved legend who’s record you are about to beat? Cena is the worst. What a douche. Rollins escapes. They are staggering but still fighting. Superplex and then rolled into a vertical suplex. Cool. REF BUMP. The ref is down and Rollins goes for a knee lift. The same move that broke his nose!! Jon Stewart runs down! Huge pop! He has a chair. Stewart goes to hit Rollins but then hits Cena instead! Then tosses the chair to Rollins, who hits the pedigree on the chair. The ref comes back in and Rollins pins Cena! Winner and NEW US Champ: Rollins
Cole: Jon Stewart has gone from Daily Show host to Summerslam criminal!
The Panel is here to comment – Booker T, Renee Young, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves. They can’t believe it.
Divas promo package
Team B.A.D. vs. Team Bella vs. Team PCB
Bellas out first. Then BAD then PCB. Lots of chaotic stuff. They all go to the floor at one point and they take turns flying onto the pile.
Paige does the last, a huge fly from the top onto the pile. Match goes back to the ring and a Bella randomly pins Tamina. So Team BAD is out. Match continues for a couple of minutes. Becky Lynch pins Brie Bella to win. This match was quite a let down compared with last night’s match. Winners: Team PCB
Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
Brawling in the ring moves to the floor. Owens does a somersault onto the security barrier. Action moves back into the ring. Both trade some power moves to nice pops. Match is a fun spot fest, goes about 10 minutes.
Cesaro gets the big swing to a nice reaction
Finish sees them vying on the top rope. Owens crotches Cesaro and then does a sick top rope fisherman’s superplex:
Owens hits the Pop Up Powerbomb for the clean pin. Winner: Owens
Night of Champions promo. It will be September 20, 2015.
Long promo package on the Undertaker/Brock Lesnar storyline.
Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. The Undertaker
Enormous pop for Brock. Moderate pop for Undertaker. Brock attacks before Taker can even get his trenchcoat off. Taker fends him off. Bell now rings. Match is physical from the get go. Undertaker goes OLD SCHOOL early but Brock pulls him down into position for the F5. Undertaker escapes. There is a guy in the front row witha counter for how many suplexes. Back and forth. Brock says “Suplex city bitch”.
Brock is busted open early in the match:
Taker hits snake eyes, then a big boot and Lesnar clears out. Back in and Taker goes for a legdrop on the apron.
Taker in full control of the beginning of the match. “You Still got It” chant. 16th Summerslam appearance for Taker, who also has the most SS wins.
Undertaker goes for a chokeslam but Lesnar floats back. Dueling chants for Under-Taker and Suplex City. Brawling moves to the floor. Brock hits F5 on Underaker through the announce table to a huge pop. Lesnar goes into the ring and the ref counts. Undertaker JUST beats the count back into the ring. Brock is shocked. Brock taunts Undertaker. Then Taker hits Brock and hits an awesome chokeslam. Lesnar up and wobbly. Taker grabs Brock and hits a Tombstone! Crosses the arms. Brock kicks out. Both down and Lesnar and Taker both sit up. Taker makes an AMAZING face.
and video of it
Brawling. Taker hits a Last Ride!! Only 2. Brock next hits an F5. Kickout. Both men are down but Lesnar is up first. And then a THIRD F5. Undertaker kicks out. Both slow and wandering. Undertaker just grabs a Hells Gate arm submission out of no where. Lesnar turns it around and has the Kimura on Taker. The Undertaker taps out on the side of Lesnar’s leg but the ref doesn’t see it. The bell rings though. Charles Robinson yells at the time keeper that he didn’t call for the bell.
Behind his back, Undertaker hits his patented DICK PUNCH on Brock and locks the Hells Gate back in. Lesnar gives Taker the finger but then passes out giving Taker the win. Winner: The Undertaker
After the match the replay clearly shows that Taker did tap.
Paul Heyman went over and rang the bell repeatedly. He has a mic and cuts a promo that everyone saw the Undertaker tap, and that the winner of the match was Brock Lesnar.
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