WWE SummerSlam PPV Results – 8/19/12
WWE United States champion Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana)
Cesaro described how great he was in five languages before the match.
They locked up several times with Marella getting the better of the exchanges. Marella scored a near fall with a double leg takedown into a pinfall. Cesaro cut him off and worked over Marella in the corner. Marella avoided a charge into the corner. He went for the Cobra but was blasted from behind. Cesaro grabbed his arms and nailed a series of headbutts. He rode Santino to the mat and cinched in a rear chinlock. Marella tried to crawl towards the ropes and his Cobra but was pulled away.
Cesaro turned it into a side chinlock. Marella fought to his feet and nailed a Saito suplex. He tried again to retrieve the cobra but was pulled away. Cesaro worked over Marella. He grabbed the cobra and ripped it apart, getting a lot of fan reaction for it.
This enraged Marella, who made a comeback but missed a diving headbutt. Cesaro fought back but was nailed and Santino pulled another cobra out of his, well, rear end. Aksana distracted Santino but Cesaro cut off Marella and nailed him with a face-first spike piledriver and scored the pin.
Your winner and new United States champion, Antonio Cesaro!
Backstage, Triple H told referee Scott Armstrong that tonight’s match was not going to end in a DQ or a countout. He told Armstrong to let them fight and let it end in a pinfall or submission.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcomed everyone to the show but were interrupted by Vickie Guerrero who introduced Dolph Ziggler. Big pop for Ziggler in Los Angeles.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho
Jericho came out with his ribs taped from the Smackdown attack. They said that he insisted he worked the main event of Smackdown despite the injury and insisted he wrestle tonight.
“Y2J” chants at the bell. He chased Ziggler to the outside, around the ring and back inside. Ziggler tried to nail him but was caught with a leaping elbow. He ran Ziggler into the buckles and chopped him, then beat him with a series of right hands.
Ziggler leapfrogged Jericho bur was chopped down with a big chop. More loud “Y2J” chants. Jericho went for a suplex but was punched in the injured ribs. Ziggler began working them over to wear Jericho down. He nailed Jericho with a series of punches to the mid-section in the corner. He whipped Jericho into the ropes. Jericho held on and backdropped Ziggler over the top to the floor when he charged.
Jericho went to the top for a dive to the outside but missed. The referee began counting him out but Ziggler returned to the floor and whipped Jericho into the apron outside. Jericho was tossed into the ring and covered for a near fall. Ziggler ripped at his face and told Jericho,”You can’t hang with me!”
Ziggler scored with a dropkick to the ribs for a two count. He tied up Jericho on the mat as the crowd chanted for Jericho. Jericho mounted some offense and they battled back and forth. Ziggler cut him off with a Stinger Splash for a two count. Ziggler drilled Jericho with a hangman’s neckbreaker. He stepped on Jericho’s chest for a pinfall but Jericho kicked out. The announcers said he didn’t expect to win but was showing off.
Jericho rolled up Ziggler for a two count but was cut off with a clothesline. Ziggler missed a charge in the corner and was nailed with a dropkick and a series of shoulderblocks. Ziggler cut him off with a kick to the ribs. Jericho kicked off a Ziggler charge and nailed an axehandle off the middle turnbuckle.
Ziggler reversed a whip and smashed Jericho into the buckles and nailed the Famouser for a two count. Ziggler went to grab Jericho but was maneuvered into a Walls of Jericho attempt. Jericho kicked him off and nailed a enziguiri kick to the back of the head for a two count.
Jericho sent Ziggler into the turnbuckles but Ziggler went up and over and locked on a sleeper while riding Jericho’s back. Jericho escaped but Ziggler cut him off and tried to pull him up for a superplex. Jericho fought him off and whipped out a rana off the top. Jericho crawled to Ziggler for a cover but Ziggler kicked out at two.
Jericho went for Ziggler, who leapt up and caught him with a stiff DDT for a two count. They battled back and forth until Jericho nailed a running bulldog. He went for the Lionsault but Ziggler put his knees up and nailed the Zig Zag. Ziggler covered him but Jericho kicked up at the last second. Lots of “Y2J” chants.
Jericho nailed the Codebreaker but Ziggler rolled out of the ring. Jericho followed to the outside in front of the announcers and rolled him back inside. Vickie grabbed Jericho’s leg as he entered the ring, allowing Ziggler to use a small package for a two count.
Jericho sent him into the ringpost shoulder-first and locked in the Walls of Jericho for the submission.
Your winner, Chris Jericho!
Jericho celebrated in the ring while Ziggler and Guerrero looked on, upset, from the stage.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane.
The crowd chanted “Yes” and Bryan screamed back “No.” Bryan tried to score with some kicks early but they had no effect. Kane wiped him out and stomped away at him in the corner. The crowd chanted for Bryan.
Bryan ran Kane into the ropes and was tossed off. He flipped over, landed on his feet and was drilled with a kick to the face for a two count. Kane was dropkicked in the legs, which Bryan targeted with kicks, following Kane around the ring.
Kane grabbed Bryan and tossed him over the top to the floor. Kane stalked him outside. Bryan returned to the ring and nailed a sliding dropkick to the outside. Bryan nailed a dive through the ropes onto Kane.
Kane returned to the ring but was nailed with a missile dropkick for a one count. Bryan began reacting to “yes” chants and got angry. He began drilling Kane with a series of kicks to the chest. He went for a kick to the head but Kane ducked under and clotheslined Bryan hard.
Kane whipped Bryan into the corner and clotheslined him. Kane followed up with a hard running clothesline in the corner and nailed a sideslam. Kane came off the top with a clothesline. He went for the chokeslam but Bryan kicked out and went to the outside of the apron. He nailed Kane but was caught with right hand.
Bryan drilled Kane with a shot to the jaw to no effect. Kane lost it and began stomping the hell out of Bryan. The referee warned him he would be DQ’d if he didn’t stop. That allowed Bryan to nail the distract Kane and attempt to lock in the No Lock. Bryan couldn’t get it so he kicked Kane in the head and went for the diving headbutt. Kane caught him as he went down and rose, chokeslamming Kane. Bryan’s reaction to all this was great.
Kane signaled for the tombstone. Kane went for it but Bryan used an inside cradle and caught him out of nowhere for the surprise pin.
Your winner, Daniel Bryan!
Kane stalked Bryan, chasing him out after Bryan ran out following the pinfall. The cameras followed Kane destroying the backstage area and looking for Bryan. Josh Mathews tried to get an interview. Kane grabbed him and asked where Bryan was. Matthews said he left so Kane trashed him. He stormed off, ripping apart the backstage area, screaming for Bryan.
WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio
Mysterio came out in a Batman inspired outfit. Miz had the inflatable letters spelling AWESOME for his entrance.
Miz shoulderblocked down Rey. Miz is in best physical shape of his career. He worked over Rey early, Rey ducked a clothesline and used a Lucha head scissor takedown. He sent Miz into the corner but was cut off.
Miz nailed Rey who rolled through and landed on the outside. He dared Miz to follow but ran back in when he did and cut off Miz. Miz countered that by slamming Rey chest-first over the barricade. He tossed the challenger back into the ring and covered him for a one count. Miz locked in a rear chinlock, using his knee to dig into the small of Rey’s back.
Rey made a comeback but was caught and nailed with Shock Treatment. Miz peppered Rey with a series of punches while trash talking him. Miz covered Rey for a two count. He locked in a cravate, trying to wear Mysterio down.
Miz worked over Rey and scored several near falls but Mysterio drilled him with a kick for a two count. Mysterio kicked Miz but was picked up for a slam. Rey turned that into a DDT for another near fall. He went to the top but Miz mer him there. Rey won that battle and was knocked off. Rey came off with a headscissors into the ropes. Rey nailed the 619 and went to the top for a splash but missed.
Miz went for a move but was caught with a forward roll for a two count. Miz caught Rey with the Skull Crushing Finale and scored the pin.
Your winner, WWE Intercontionental champion The Miz!
They announced AJ would deal with Kane putting his hands on Josh Mathews on Raw.
Teddy Long and Eve were coming out of AJ’s office and talked about what a good job she was doing as GM. As they left, WWE champion CM Punk entered and told AJ that he wanted to reiterate that putting him in a match against two opponents where he can lose without being beaten isn’t right. AJ was zoned out and not listening. He said that she was doing this because he turned down her proposal on Raw. She just stared like a drone without emotion. He said she was disrespecting him just like Cena and all the uninformed fans have been but promised he would retain the title. He walked out and she was still somewhere on the Grid in Tron, because she sure wasn’t there.
Piers Morgan is sitting behind the announcers.
World champion Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio.
They locked up and Sheamus backed him into the corner. They tried to muscle each other back and forth but the referee broke them up. This time Del Rio backed up Sheamus, who nailed him with a punch. They locked up and fell out of the ring to the floor.
Sheamus went into the ringside table. They battled back and forth on the floor. Sheamus tossed him back in but was kicked in the head as he returned through the ropes. Del Rio worked over Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus kicked off a charge and nailed a neckbreaker for a two count. Sheamus worked over Del Rio with a series of rights.
Sheamus used a rolling senton for a two count. Sheamus placed Alberto on the top rope and Sheamus went under putting Del Rio on his shoulders. Alberto grabbed the buckle to hold on and ripped it off. Del Rio escaped and went for the cross armbreaker but Sheamus slipped out and went for the Brogue Kick.
Del Rio drilled Sheamus, knocking him to the floor and rammed him backwards into the steel stairs. Del Rio came off the top with a shoulderblock and covered him for a two count. Sheamus fought back but was kicked in the leg and covered for a two count.
Sheamus fought his way out of a chinlock and nailed a series of headbutts but was cut off. Alberto stomped him down to the mat and covered him for a near fall. Del Rio mocked Sheamus’ mannerisms. He teased going for the Brogue Kick but was cut off with a Polish Hammer. Sheamus began working him over but was sent shoulder-first into the ringpost. Sheamus went to the top but was nailed. Alberto yanked him, bad arm first, off the ropes, driving him down for a two count.
Del Rio continued working over Sheamus who tried to muscle him onto his shoulders. Alberto rolled through and locked on the cross armbreaker. Sheamus tried to fire up and pulled Del Rio up and dropped him into a powerbomb. Carlos Newton was smiling somewhere.
Sheamus nailed White Noise for a two count. He set up for the Brogue Kick but Alberto stepped out of the way. Sheamus caught him in the ropes and worked him over with a series of shots across the chest. Sheamus rained down with punched in the corner but Del Rio dropped down and drove him into the exposed buckle. Del Rio nailed the leaping enziguiri for a near fall.
Ricardo, who got up on the apron to celebrate, then tried to toss Del Rio a shoe but the referee saw him. Alberto was so mad, he dragged Ricardo in and nailed him. Ricardo rolled out but his shoe was left in the ring. Sheamus nailed Del Rio with the shoe and hit White Noise for the pin. Del Rio had his foot on the ropes but the referee missed it.
Your winner and still World champion, Sheamus!
WWE Tag Team champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Primetime Players
Truth went right after Darren Young and took him down and rained down with the punches. The crowd began chanting “Kobe Bryant” in reference to the AW firing. Truth worked over Young, who cut him off and ran him into The Players’ corner.
Titus O’Neal slammed down Truth for a two count. He locked in a front facelock to wear down Truth as the crowd tried to rally him. Truth made the hot tag to Kingston really fast and he unloaded with some offense on Titus, then drilled him with the Boom Drop.
Kingston set up the Trouble in Paradise but Young distracted him, allowing Titus to roll out of the ring. Kofi followed him but was doubleteamed and nailed with a clothesline. Truth tried to help but the referee forced him back to his corner. Meanwhile, Kofi was trashed outside and deposited back in the ring.
Kingston tried to fight back but Titus was too strong. Titus picked up Young for a suplex and dropped him down on Kingston for a two count. The crowd began chanting for Kingston as Young tied him up on the mat. Kingston tried to fire back but was nailed with a sideslam.
The Players tagged in and out, working over Kingston. Kingston countered with a DDT on Titus. Truth gets the hot tag and cleans house on Young with a series of clotheslines and a right hand. Truth hit a spinning flying forearm and drilled him with a sitdown gourd buster but Titus broke up the pinfall.
Kingston was tossed over the top by Titus but Kingston skinned the cat, and ducked down when Titus charged. Kofi nailed a crossbody over the top to the floor. Young rolled up Truth but was nailed with an Axe Kick for the pin.
Your winners, WWE Tag Team champions R Truth & Kofi Kingston!
WWE champion CM Punk vs. Big Show vs. John Cena
Cena was booed out of the place. Punk came out wearing some snazzy hot pink tights. Show dominated both early, showing his power. The crowd went back and forth with Cena and Punk chants.
Show laid out Punk and Cena with big chops across the chest. Cena and Punk tried to double suplex Show but he reversed it. Show charged and hit Cena with a back splash in the corner, then followed up with one on Punk. Punk saw it coming and dropkicked Show in the leg. LA chanted for Punk, so they have rejected the teased heel turn.
Punk tried to go for the GTS but Show nailed Punk. Cena tried to out-do him with an AA so Punk nailed Cena and Show collapsed down atop of him. Show drilled Punk with a shot in the mid-section and stepped onto Punk’s body, crushing him underneath.
Show whipped Punk hard into the turnbuckles and chopped him hard. Show continued demolishing the champ and teased the KO punch but Cena came to life working him over. Show speared Cena and covered him for a two count.
Show set up both for a Vader bomb off the ropes. Punk rolled out of the way but Cena ate it. Show covered him and Punk broke it up. Punk unloaded with some punches but was shot over the top to the floor. He followed Punk to the outside and tossed him into the ropes. Punk bounced off and hit hard.
Show returned to the ring. Cena nailed some shots but was cut off with a sideslam. Cena made a comeback and went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Punk took him out and nailed the flying elbow off the top for a two count. Punk locked in the Anaconda Vice. Show was able to power out and chopped Punk hard. Punk rolled towards the outside.
Cena nailed Show with a shoulderblock and locked in a STF. Show steps up and Cena lands on the buckles. He tries for a bodypress but is caught and slammed. Punk nailed the springboard clothesline. He nailed a series of running knee lifts in the corner on Show. He goes for the running bulldog but is thrown off.
Cenas goes to the top and hits the Alabama Jam onto the back of the neck of Show. Cena locks on a STF as Punk locked on the Anaconda Vice. Show tapped but no one knew who made him submit. They both argued with the referee over who got the duke.
AJ Lee came out with her music and skipped to the ring. Cena and Punk were face to face arguing. Punk told her to “Do the right thing like Spike Lee” and told her to let the fans decide. AJ ordered them to restart the match.
Show grabbed them both for a double chokeslam and covered Cena for a two count, then covered Punk as well. Show went for the KO but Cena ducked under and nailed the AA. Punk dumped him out of the ring and covered Show for the pin.
Your winner, WWE champion CM Punk!
They showed Vince McMahon’s star on the Walk of Fame. They then showed Maria Menounos (wearing a Bob Backlund shirt), music producer and SMW backer Rick Rubin, David Arquette (holding a WCW title belt) and Piers Morgan at ringside.
They aired a trailer for “The Day”. They showed the cast at ringside, doing the John Cena “You Can’t See Me” hand gesture.
Kevin Rudolf performed. There were all these shots of WWE personalities dancing that were completely embarrassing to watch. All the Divas came out and danced, even Eve who’s supposed to be a top heel. Rosa was there.
Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman vs. HHH
Lesnar tackled HHH into the corner and nailed a series of shoulderblocks. HHH fired back but was forced back. Lesnar went for the Kimura but HHH escaped. He grabbed it again but HHH grabbed the ropes. Lesnar didn’t let go and scissored him. HHH nailed him to escape and clotheslines Brock over the top to the floor.
Lesnar glared at him from the floor and hit the ring, killing HHH with knees and a clothesline. Lesnar ate another sick clothesline to the floor. This only made Brock madder and he stalked around ringside. Heyman told him to remember it’s his fight. Lesnar ripped off his MMA gloves.
Lesnar used a double leg takedown and punched HHH in the back of the head. HHH rolled to the outside and to the floor. They battled back and forth with Lesnar getting the better of him. Lesnar locked HHH’s arm behind him and slammed him down hard on the announcer’s table, which didn’t give at all. Ouch.
HHH staggered towards the ring and Lesnar pulled him in by his hair. He kneed HHH in the gut and slammed him across the “once broken” arm. Lesnar yelled “my house” at HHH and continued working on HHH’s arm. He stomped the hell out of HHH.
Lesnar went back to the Kimura and rammed HHH’s shoulder into the turnbuckles. Lesnar went for the F5 but HHH slipped out. Lesnar caught him and launched him with a German suplex. HHH fought back with a series of strikes and a DDT.
Lesnar caught him with a Kimura but instead of breaking it, he just slammed HHH on it. HHH rolled to the outside and Lesnar followed. HHH tried to whip him into the ring steps but Lesnar reversed. So far, this isn’t the monster MMA Brock that fought Cena at Extreme Rules but more the monster heel traditional wrestler Brock.
Lesnar drilled HHH into the Spanish Announcer’s Table and flipped it over. He dove off the table on its side down onto HHH with a big shot to the neck. Cole said he was a “Butt-kicker.” Ugh.
Lesnar tossed HHH back into the ring. HHH fired back but Lesnar rolled him up for a two count. HHH kneed him to fire back and whipped Brock into the ropes. Lesnar reversed and clothesline HHH across the face. You could hear some “boring” screams.
Lesnar grabbed HHH who countered into a suplex. Lesnar missed a charge in the corner. HHH went for the Pedigree but was whipped hard into the corner and he took a Ray Stevens style bump over the top to the outside. Haven’t seen him do that for a long time.
Lesnar went to grab him on the floor but was launched into the corner of the announcer’s table. Lesnar began selling that he was hurt, playing off guess his diverticulitis. Lesnar was heard saying his stomach was hurt. HHH nailed him in the gut again. Lesnar rolled back in. Heyman looked like he just lost his soul.
Lesnar went for the arm but HHH now had a weakness to attack and went after him with a series of knees. Lesnar went down to one knee. HHH nailed a spinebuster. HHH went for the Pedigree but was lifted into the F5. HHH slipped out and nailed the Pedigree for a near fall.
Lesnar lowblowed HHH. Lesnar called for HHH to stand. He nailed the F5 and covered HHH, who kicked out at the last minute. Lesnar locked on the Kimura and locked it in, scissoring his body. HHH grabbed the ropes and began nailing Lesnar in the kidneys and stomach, forcing him to break the hold.
HHH nailed the Pedigree but Lesnar grabbed the Kimura. HHH tried to fight it off and nailed Lesnar. They teased Lesnar was going to have his arm broken and he finally tapped.
Your winner, Brock Lesnar!
HHH refused medical help after and spent a long time in the ring recovering. There were some boos and finally a “HHH” chant. He demanded an EMT get out of the ring and shoved him away. The ever sensitive crowd in LA began chanting, “You tapped out.” HHH told the crowd that he was sorry. He was holding his arm to the side as if it was injured. The cameras followed him all the way out to the back.
As the show went off the air, Michael Cole said, “This is the end of HHH.”