2021 WWE SummerSlam Results – The WWE SummerSlam Kickoff pre-show opens live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kayla Braxton welcomes us and says there are more than 50,000 fans coming to the stadium for the show.
Kayla is joined by WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry Lawler, plus Kevin Patrick and Peter Rosenberg. The panel talks about SummerSlam as fans in the background look on, most of them wearing face masks. The panel runs down tonight’s card and we get a video package for the WWE Title match.
The panel talks WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg vs. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley now.
Booker says this match is highly anticipated because Goldberg has been around for a while. How do you tell a man he cannot do it any more. Booker says this is the best version of Bobby Lashley we have seen. This could be the night the wheels come off for Goldberg. Peter wonders who long the match will be between Lashley and Goldberg. Peter says we know that Lashley is going to win. Lawler says that Goldberg has had a long career and he has won many matches with the spear. Lashley and MVP made it personal bringing in Goldberg’s son. Booker says Goldberg can make a mistake because of the situation surrounding Gage.
— It is time for a video package for the Smackdown Women’s Championship match.
Sonya Deville joins the panel and is asked about Sasha and Bianca. Sonya says that Sasha is the blueprint but her ego is her biggest problem. Bianca has been battered and beaten by Sasha and has fought back every time. Kevin asks if Sasha will regret what she has done. Booker says that Bianca is naive to think that she can stay at the top with her friends. Booker says Bianca needs to keep her eyes on the prize or she will lose the title. Sonya says that Bianca has risen to the ocassion. Sonya says that Sasha is attaching herself to Bianca. Jerry says that Sasha cannot get over the fact that she lost the title since Wrestlemania.
— We take a look at the Smackdown Tag Title Match.
Kayla brings up the Mysterios not being on the same page. Peter says that Rey is showing frustration with Dominik. Kayla mentions Dominik made his WWE debut a year ago.
Booker says Edge is looking to prove a point with Seth Rollins and he wants to show Seth that he is a man of high caliber in the ring. He says Seth will pull the trigger if he has the chance. Peter asks how much Edge needs this win. He says Edge needs this win. Jerry says everyone who steps in the ring feels they need the win. Jerry says you have two evil minds who are going to collide tonight. The most evil will win.
— Now it is time to take a look at the Raw Women’s Championship Match with a video package.
Kayla asks Kevin which of the women in this match is hungriest. Kevin says it is Charlotte. Jerry says if Nikki is still the champion after tonight, she won’t be ‘almost’ any more. Booker says all you need to do is believe.
— We see Miz and John Morrison driving into the building in a Bottled Water Truck. Sarah Schreiber ambushse them and asks what is that. Miz says there is a big surprise for everyone in the truck.
Baron Corbin vs. Big E
We go to ringside and Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Pat McAfee. They send us to the ring with Mike Rome, who is with the winner of the TikTok ring announcer search. The winner, Raine Cruz, does the introductions. Logan Paul, who will be on Monday’s RAW, is in the front row.
Baron does not want to give up the briefcase to the referee.
Big E backs Corbin into the corner and connects with shoulders. Big E with a shoulder tackle but Corbin bounces off the ropes and hits a shoulder tackle. Big E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Corbin, despite Corbin’s protest. Big E with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Big E pulls Corbin to the apron and Big E goes to the apron for a splash and misses when Corbin moves. Corbin goes to the floor and sends Big E into the ring post. Big E gets back into the ring before the ten count but Corbin sends Big E shoulder first into the ring post and he does it again. Corbin throws Big E into the ring post shoulder first for a third time.
Corbin gets a near fall. Corbin with a side slam for a near fall. Big E avoids a choke slam and Big E with a stretch muffler. Corbin kicks Big E away and Corbin with deep six. Baron grabs the briefcase and Big E with a shoulder tackle and then he slams Corbin’s head into the announce table. Corbin leaves the ring and grabs the briefcase but Big E with a POUNCE to stop Baron’s escape. Corbin gets back into the ring and then goes to the apron. Big E goes for a spear through the ropes and both men go down on the floor.
Big E with the Big Ending for the three count.
Winner: Big E
After the match, Big E stands tall as the music hits. Raine Cruz announces him as the winner. Big E gets the Money In the Bank briefcase back and poses with it to celebrate.
— We take a look at the Universal Championship Match with a video package.
Kayla asks Booker who he thinks wants it more and who it means more for. Booker says John Cena loves this business and he would not be back if he did not love it. He says Cena is polarizing. Jerry says people do not think Roman will leave. He would not bet against John Cena. Peter says Cena is an all time great, but we need to look at what Roman has done. He says Roman is the most important person in WWE during the pandemic. Peter says that Roman is not losing tonight. Booker says he has his faith in Roman, but there is no one like John Cena who can make the fans feel a certain way. That could put Cena over the top tonight.
Kevin reminds us that Roman did not want to face Cena tonight.
WWE SummerSlam Opener:
We see the elaboate introduction opening video package for the WWE SummerSlam 2021 pay-per-view. And it’s a bad-ass one. which ends with a poker chip falling into the hand of Roman Reigns. We then hear him say, “Acknowledge me!”
We are live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, as Riddle and Randy Orton make their way to the ring for our first match of the night.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match
Randy Orton and Riddle vs. AJ Styles and Omos (c)
We see what happened this Monday on RAW, where RK-Bro reunited. AJ Styles and Omos are next.
Orton and AJ start things off and Orton with punches and kicks followed by a suplex. Orton looks at Omos and then Orton stomps on the arm. Orton runs his boot laces across the face. Orton with a snap mare and Riddle with a back senton for a near fall. AJ goes to the floor and punches the announce table. Omos tags in and Riddle runs into a shoulder from Omos. Omos with a forearm to the back. Omos slams Riddle. Omos lifts Riddle by the wrist and Riddle counters into a sleeper. Omos with a snap mare and a running shoulder into the corner. AJ tags in and AJ with an assisted DDT for a near fall. Riddle with forearms but AJ with a back breaker.
AJ tries to send Riddle into the turnbuckles but Riddle kicks Omos. Riddle avoids AJ and AJ goes to the floor. AJ stops Riddle from making the tag but Riddle with a jumping knee and Orton tags in. Orton with two clotheslines and then he punches Omos and avoids a clothesline from AJ. Orton with a clothesline into the corner followed by an Irish whip and power slam. Orton kicks Omos off the apron. Orton sets for the hanging DDT on AJ and Orton hits it.
Orton looks around and twists to the mat for the RKO but Omos pulls AJ out of the ring. Omos catches Riddle off the apron and Omos choke slams Riddle on the apron. AJ drops Orton on the top rope. Riddle sends Omos into the ring post. AJ with a moonsault off the apron and then hits a reverse DDT on the floor. AJ sets for a Phenomenal Forearm and Orton rolls out of the way and Orton goes for an RKO but AJ with a rollup. Orton with the RKO for the three count.
Winners and NEW RAW Tag Team Champions: RK-Bro
Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie
Bliss sets Lilly in her corner of the ring and then the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. Eva and Alexa try and do some actual wrestling early on, with Bliss faring the better of the two.
Eventually we see Eva shift the offensive momentum in her favor. She then grabs Lilly from Bliss’ corner while Bliss was down and she paint-brush slaps the hell out of it. You wouldn’t think slapping a doll would get a big reaction, but it did.
Eva then gives a big slap to Alexa and continues to go to work on her. Bliss now plays to Lilly and puts her back in her corner as Eva and Doudrop talk back-and-forth. Eva charges at Alexa but Alexa trips her and she falls face-first into the turnbuckle.
Bliss goes to the top-rope and looks for Twisted Bliss but Marie moves. She then looks to try and steal the victory from Bliss with a pin attempt, however Alexa kicks out. Eva argues with the ref but then turns around into a big DDT from Alexa, who then finishes her off for a pin fall victory. We see Doudrop smiling after Bliss scored the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Eva has some words for Doudrop. Doudrop gets the mic and she announcers that Eva Marie is the loser of the match. Doudrop puts on Eva’s robe and leaves.
Mario Lopez is in the back and Randy Orton and Riddle. Orton says he said they were back and he means what he says. It will be smooth sailing because we will use the most destructive letters in sports entertainment, R… K… Brok? Orton walks off and Riddle then teases a big surprise for Monday Night Raw tomorrow night.
WWE United States Title Match
Damian Priest vs. Sheamus (c)
They lock up and go to a stalemate. They lock up again and Sheamus with a side head lock and take down. Priest with a hammer lock. Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Priest with a jumping back elbow and then he works on the arm but Sheamus with a punch. Priest with forearms and an elbow in the corner. Priest with a Broken Arrow for a near fall. Sheamus goes to the apron and connects with a shoulder but Priest with a kick and Sheamus goes to teh floor. Priest with a springboard plancha onto Sheamus but neither man ended up well on the move. Sheamus with a shoulder to keep Priest on the floor. Sheamus walks into kicks and a forearm. Sheamus catches Priest on a spinning heel kick and Sheamus sends Priest into the ring post.
They return to the ring and Sheamus with kicks. Sheamus with a belly-to-back suplex and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Priest backs Sheamus into the corner and gives Sheamus a snap mare. Sheamus avoids a kick and hits a uranage back breaker and then he poses. Sheamus with a knee to the back followed by a kick to the back. Sheamus with a rear chin lock. Priest with punches to Sheamus but Sheamus with a forearm to the back. Sheamus gets Priest on his shoulders but Priest with forearms to escape. Priest with a rana to counter a power bomb. Priest with a back elbow but Sheamus with a power slam for a near fall.
Sheamus grabs Priest on the apron and gives him a double fish hook. Priest with elbows and Sheamus with a forearms to the back and then he connects with forearms across the chest until Sheamus does not want the crowd to count with him. Priest with a punch and a tornado DDT. Priest with punches and forearms followed by clotheslines. Priest is sent to the apron and Priest boxes the ears and kicks Sheamus. Priest goes up top and hits the spinning heel kick for a near fall. Sheamus gets Priest up for a Finlay Slam and then Sheamus goes up top. Priest grabs Sheamus but Sheamus drops Priest on the top rope. Sheamus with a clothesline off the turnbuckles.
Sheamus with an Alabama Slam for a near fall. Sheamus yells at Priest and Sheamus with a head butt. Sheamus sets for a Brogue Kick but Priest with a jumping side kick and South of Heaven for a near fall. Priest sets for a power bomb but Sheamus drops down to block it. Priest with a boot to the head and he goes for a springboard move but Sheamus with a jumping knee and Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus sets for the Cloverleaf but Priest with a rollup for a near fall. Sheamus with a heel hook on Priest. Priest fights through the pain and he pulls off Sheamus’ mask. Priest with punches to Sheamus’ face followed by a kick to the head. Priest with a hot shot and a spinning heel kick to the face. Priest with Reckoning for the three count.
Winner and NEW United States Champion: Damian Priest
— We head to a quick commercial break and then return live inside Allegiant Stadium where we hear the commentary duo of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee from Friday Night SmackDown. The two quickly plug the NXT TakeOver 36 special event tomorrow evening and then introduce some highlights from last night’s SmackDown which set up tonight’s SmackDown Tag-Team Championship showdown — which is up next.
Now we shoot to a quick backstage segment with the Mysterio’s. Dominik tries to apologize to Rey, but Rey tells him not to worry about it and to worry about the fight that is in front of them — which is the Mysterio way.
SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
The Mysterios vs. The Usos (c)
The Mysterio’s theme song hits and out comes the father-and-son duo for our next title bout of the evening here at SummerSlam. The Usos are out next.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our next match of the evening.
We see Rey and Uso kicking things off for their respective teams. Rey-Rey enjoys some early offensive advantages and then tags in his son to pick up where he left off. Unfortunately, shortly after Dominik tags in, The Usos take control of the offense in this one and begin utilizing frequent tags to keep a fresh man on him at all times. Dominik is rammed into the barricade on the floor as the action spills out to the ringside area momentarily. Back in the ring, we see Dominik trying to make it to his corner to make the tag to his father, with The Usos rubbing it in his face and saying crawl to daddy before cutting him off.
Dominik hits a big spot to slow Uso down. With both guys down, they each begin crawling to their respective corners looking to make the tag to their fresher partners. Each make the tag, but it is Rey Mysterio who takes the hot tag and enters the ring like a man possessed, taking out any-and-everything that moves, easily handling Jimmy and Jey Uso by himself. Rey is eventually slowed down when he walks into a super kick that lands right on the button from Uso. Now both Usos hit the ring looking for a double team spot, however Rey knocks one out of the ring and starts exchanging strikes with the other. Uso ends up decking Rey and heading to the top for the Uso Splash — which he hits for a near fall, however Rey manages to kick out.
Things start to get hectic with everyone in the ring. Dominik and Uso end up on the floor. Rey hits Uso with a big splash and then a 6-1-9. He heads to the top-rope and does the Eddie Guerrero shoulder-shimmy tribute before going for a frogsplash. He misses and ends up the meat in a super kick sandwich from both Usos. Uso hits a follow-up Uso Splash off the top-rope for the pin fall victory to retain their titles.
Winners: The Usos
After a quick ad break, Tiffany Haddish is introduced and she is standing backstage. She introduces what she calls the “National Champion” Damian Priest. The fans boo. In comes the U.S. Champion who talks about how sweet it is to capture the title from someone like Sheamus. He says it may not be like winning a gold medal in the Olympics but it’s just as good.
— We return to the rock guitar god himself in the ring who hits notes like only he can and strums that axe like only he can as the WWE Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura makes his way down to the ringside area. They have an impromptu jam-out session with Pat McAfee, who geeks out on top of the commentary desk.
Smackdown Women’s Title
Bianca Belair (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Before the match, we see a long video recapping the events leading to this match. Bianca Belair then makes his way to the ring.
Greg Hamilton announces that Sasha Banks is unable to compete, so Bianca will defend her title against Carmella. Mella makes her way to the ring but Bianca has something to say. The crowd hoots and hollers and then Belair addresses Sasha Banks. She says it may not be tonight but sooner or later it’s gonna be them two in the ring. She says until then she’s gonna take her frustrations out on Carmella right now.
The ref takes the belt from over Belair’s shoulder and hoists it up high in the air. Before anything else happens, as we spoiled earlier via our facebook page, the theme for “The Man” Becky Lynch hits and out she comes as the WWE Universe explodes inside Allegiant Stadium. The commentators sound shocked, too, as does Belair who is jumping up and down in the ring.
Becky with a Euroepan uppercut and she sends Carmella to the floor. Becky sends Carmella into the ring steps.
Becky goes face to face with Bianca. They look around the stadium and Becky asks for a mic. Becky suggests that the EST and the Man blow the roof off this joint for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Bianca thinks about it and she tells her ‘let’s go’.
Smackdown Women’s Title
Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch
Becky offers her hand and she slaps Bianca and hits a uranage for the three count.
Winner and NEW Smackdown Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
After the match, Becky takes the title and yells that she’s back. Her music hits and fans still cheer her on. Belair sits up in the corner and she’s not happy. Lynch celebrates as we go to replays. Lynch hits the corner to pose with the title in the air now. Belair makes her exit, mouthing at Lynch from the entrance way. Becky looks back from the corner, continuing to taunt Belair.
— We return from a quick commercial break and the ring announcer introduces Olympic gold medalists in wrestling in the Tokyo Games — Tamyra Mensah-Stock and Gable Steveson. Stock comes out as the commentators talk about her dream being to become a WWE Superstar. Steveson also makes his way out. The two head down to the ring wearing their Olympic gold medals as the commentary team of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee sing their praises. Stock looks like a kid in a candy store, as you can tell it’s her dream to perform in WWE. Steveson is also playing to the crowd well.
Jinder Mahal vs. Drew McIntyre
Now we break again and return inside Allegiant Stadium where Jinder Mahal makes his way down to the ring for our next match of the evening. We see him settle in the ring and his music fades down.
The sword-totting “Scottish Warrior” now makes his way down to the ring looking ready for business as the commentary trio of Graves, Saxton and Smith help bring fans up to speed with the ongoing rivalry.
They talk about Veer and Shanky being banned from ringside for this match.
Drew runs Mahal into the corner and he pucnhes, kicks, and chops Jinder. Drew with an Irish whip but Mahal with an elbow. Drew with a shoulder tackle and a suplex throw. Drew sets for the Claymore and when Jinder hears the count start, he goes to the floor. Jinder trips Drew on the apron. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Jinder begs for mercy and Drew with a kick. Jinder with a kick for a near fall. Mahal with forearms and he gets a near fall. Mahal chokes Drew in the ropes. Mahal with a hard Irish whip. Mahal with clotheslines to the back of the head. Mahal with an arm bar and chin bar. Drew with a head butt and overhead belly-to-belly suplex.
Drew with another overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew with a third overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew with a fourth overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew with a Future Shock and then he sets for the Claymore and hits it for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Veer and Shanky check on Jinder. Drew grabs his sword and three men quickly leave the ring.
The “Almost Super Hero” herself makes her way down to the ring for our next title bout of the evening here at SummerSlam.
Nikki settles into the ring and her music dies down. Rhea Ripley’s theme hits and it’s time for the brutality of the former Raw Women’s Champion as she makes her way down to the ring.
Finally, “The Queen” herself emerges as Charlotte Flair’s music hits and out comes the women’s wrestling legend, who makes her way down to the squared circle for our Raw Women’s Championship bout of the evening.
Charlotte pushes Nikki down and she tells Nikki to get out of the ring. Rhea pushes Charlotte and drop kicks her. Rhea is sent to the floor. Nikki with a monkey flip to Charlotte and she gives a victory roll to Rhea for a near fall. Charlotte with a knee to Nikki and Nikki is sent to the floor. Rhea with forearms and she runs Charlotte into the corner. Rhea sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles and then Charlotte does the Flair flip and connects with a shoulder from the apron. Nikki with a flying mare to Rhea and she kicks Charlotte off the apron. Nikki with a sunset flip to Rhea for a near fall. Charlotte sends Nikki into Rhea and then Charlotte with a fallaway slam to Nikki.
Rhea with a punch and Charlotte with a forearm. Charlotte with a back breaker and she throws Rhea into teh turnbuckles. Nikki with a cross body and punches to Charlotte. Charlotte with a knee to the midsection and then she slams Nikki onto Rhea. Charlotte goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault onto both women but Rhea gets her feet up and Nikki with a rollup on Charlotte for a near fall. Nikki with a lateral press to counter Riptide. Charlotte with a boot to Rhea for a near fall.
Charlotte with pucnhes to Rhea but Rhea punches back. Rhea with short arm clotheslines and a head butt. Rhea with a snap mare and she kicks Nikki off the apron and follows with a drop kick to Charlotte. Rhea with a thrust kick and Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Rhea with a waist lock and Charlotte with elbows. Charlotte with a hard Irish whip and Rhea goes to the floor. Charlotte with a running boot that knocks Rhea off the apron. Nikki goes for a monkey flip but Charlotte stops it. Nikki with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Nikki kicks Rhea off the apron. Nikki with forearms. Charlotte catches Nikki and Rhea comes from behind and hits a German suplex on Charlotte and Nikki. Rhea goes up top and hits the missile drop kick on Charlotte for a near fall.
Charlotte runs Rhea into the apron and they exchange forearms. Nikki goes up top and hits a cross body on Charlotte and Rhea. Nikki and Rhea go for a double delayed vertical suplex but Charlotte counters with a double DDT. Charlotte with chops to Rhea and Nikki. Charlotte kicks Rhea and connects with a forearm to Nikki and sends her to the floor. Charlotte with a back body drop to send Rhea over the top rope to the floor. Charlotte goes up top and hits a twisting moonsault on both women. Nikki with a rollup on Rhea for a near fall. Rhea with a reverse cloverleaf on Nikki. Charlotte misses a boot and Rhea with a kick to Charlotte. Rhea with a boot to Charlotte and she applies the reverse cloverleaf on Charlotte. Charlotte rolls Rhea through and locks in the figure four leg lock and she bridges.
Nikki comes flying off the top-rope with a splash that breaks it up to keep this match alive. Moments later Ripley looks to hit Rip-Tide but it is ultimately avoided. Ripley is sent out to the floor. Nikki comes off the top but Charlotte moves. Nikki lands hard and then Charlotte slaps Figure-8 on her. Nikki taps out. We have a new Raw Women’s Champion and once again, Charlotte is back on her throne!
Winner and NEW Raw Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
— We see several of the WWE Community efforts led by Titus O’Neil as part of SummerSlam Week after a quick commercial time-out. We then return to a plug for Cardi B’s “Up” as the official theme for SummerSlam.
— The commentary duo of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee return and talk about how we have seen four championships change hands here tonight already. They then introduce the pre-match video package for our next bout of the evening, which is seven years in the making.
Edge vs. Seth Rollins
We hear the familiar sounds of the entrance theme of Seth Rollins, who burns it down as he makes his way down to the ring for this featured attraction one-on-one match against Edge.
He settles into the ring and soaks in the moment in front of 50,000+ members of the WWE Universe in attendance. He takes his entrance gear off and looks at all sides of the building as his music dies down. Fans start chanting Edge’s name and then the Brood theme from the old Attitude Era days in WWE plays.
Fire emerges from the entrance stage and the Brood theme kicks in as Edge is raised from the fires of hell in his old Edge from the Brood look as the fans in Las Vegas go bonkers. The WWE Hall of Fame legend emerges to the entrance stage and begins walking down to the ring. He stops and takes his sunglasses off and the lights in the building go out.
“You think you know me?” hits and his singles theme plays as he finishes his walk down to the ring while the fans continue to give him a rock star reception. The commentators talk about Edge going into a brooding dark place as promised as he gets ready for war against Seth Rollins.
They lock up and Edge with a punch. They lock up and Edge with a side head lock. Edge with punches and he sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Edge with punches and forearms. Rollins with forearms and Edge with a back drop that sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Edge sends Rollins into the announce table, the apron, and the ringside barrier. Rollins gets back into the ring and he misses a clothesline. Edge with a knee to the back and Rollins goes to the floor. Edge misses a baseball slide and Rollins sends Edge’s head into the ring post twice. Rollins slams the back of Edge’s head into the ring steps.
Rollins with a neck breaker for a near fall. Rollins chokes Edge in the ropes. Edge punches Rollins but Rollins with slingblade. Edge gets to the ropes to stop Rollins’ offense. Rollins with boots to Edge. Edge with punches to Rollins but Rollins with a knee. Edge with an Irish whip and Rollins gets his boot up. Rollins with a springboard knee to the temple for a near fall. Rollins goes for a neck breaker but Edge with a back slide for a near fall. Edge with a flapjack. Edge with a shoulder into the corner followed by a forearm to the back. Edge puts Rollins on the turnbuckles and Rollins with elbows. Rollins knocks Edge off the turnbuckles and Rollins with a frog splash for a near fall.
Edge rolls to the apron. Rollins sets for a superplex to the floor but Edge blocks it and Edge with a super neck breaker. Edge hot shots Rollins and follows with a clothesline and boot to the head. Edge with an Edgecution for a near fall. Rollins with a flatliner into the turnbuckles and then Rollins misses a super kick. Edge wtih an Edge-o-Matic for a near fall. Edge goes up top and Rollins goes to teh turnbuckles and hits a superplex and rolls through into a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Rollins sets for the Stomp but Edge moves and Rollins with a kick and he tries for a Pedigree but Edge counters into a Glam Slam for a near fall.
Rollins goes to the apron and he drops Edge on the top rope and then Rollins with a neck breaker against the middle rope. Rollins misses a stomp on the apron and Edge sends Rollins into the ring post. Edge with a spear through the ropes to the floor. Edge sends Rollins into the LED board against the apron. Edge pulls Rollins in and gets a near fall. Edge goes for a spear but Rollins counters with a Pedigree for a near fall.
Rollins goes up top for a Phoenix Splash but misses and rolls through. Edge with a spear for a near fall. Rollins with a forearm to the back of the head. Rollins with a KO to Edge and a super kick to the back of the head. Rollins sets for The Stomp but Edge catches the foot and Edge pushes Rollins down and applies the Edgecator and Rollins reaches for the ropes. Rollins iwth a rollup for a near fall. Edge with a crossface.
Rollins nearly escapes but Edge rolls him back into the middle of the ring. Rollins fights Edge’s grip free but Edge grabs a handful of Rollins’ hair and starts repeatedly slamming his face into the mat. He locks in the crossface sleeper and Rollins taps out. That was an unbelievable match. Really, really good stuff.
After the match, Edge stands tall as his music hits. Rollins heads to the floor to recover. Edge stands tall at the ropes, looking down at Rollins. Edge raises his arms in victory as fans cheer him on. We go to replays. Edge continues the celebration as the crowd pops.
— After a quick ad time out where WWE Money In The Bank 2022 is announced for Allegiant Stadium next year, we return and see highlights of The Miz and John Morrison’s arrival earlier this evening.
— We are told that attendance tonight was 51,326
In the Arena:
Back live inside the ring, Morrison and Miz are introduced. They tell everyone to prepare to be soaked by the Drip Stick 2000. Miz tells Morrison to take it out. Morrison tells Miz he thought he had it.
We hear a voice in the distance asking if somebody said Wooo! Out comes Xavier Woods with said-Drip Stick 2000 in his hands. Morrison tells him to give it up because there’s two of them and only one of him.
Woods says he would like to get a second opinion. He says hey yo, it’s survey time, as he is “dressed up like Scott Hall” in the old nWo Wolfpack days. He asks the crowd what they came to see but Miz says when his hand goes up, their mouths go shut.
Miz tells Woods not to dare do it and he begins spraying he and Morrison down with the Drip Stick 2000. They flip and flop around the ring as the crowd pretty much couldn’t be not reacting any less if they tried. Woods tries to get them into it as Miz and Morrison run off.
— The events leading to our co-main event of the night are shown.
WWE Title Match
Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley (c)
Once the extensive video package wraps up, we return live inside Allegiant Stadium where the All Mighty WWE Champion makes his way out and heads down to the ring along with MVP for our co-main event of the evening.
Lashley settles inside the squared circle and starts running around the ring as his music fades down. Now the iconic sounds of Goldberg’s theme hits and the 50,000+ fans inside the Las Vegas stadium begin chanting the name of the WWE Hall of Fame legend.
The camera shoots backstage and after a quick knock on the locker room door, out comes Goldberg. He spits and makes his way through the hallways of the backstage area accompanied by security on all sides. He hits the gorilla position and passes through the curtain, emerging before the WWE Universe in the sold out Allegiant Stadium.
Fireworks explode at the top of the entrance way and he breathes in the smoke like a fire-breathing dragon. A punch and a kick later, Goldberg bounces and begins making his way down to the ring while the commentators talk about his past undefeated steak and past championship glory in WWE.
They lock up and Goldberg backs Lashley into the corner and Bill with a clean break. Lashley pushes Goldberg and he bounces off Goldberg. Goldberg with a flying shoulder tackle and two power slams. Goldberg with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Goldberg with a short arm clothesline. Lashley with forearms to the back. Lashley sets up for a suplex but Goldberg blocks it. Lashley blocks a Jackhammer and Lashley with a flatliner and forearms to the back of the neck. Lashley goes to the turnbuckles but Goldberg with a press slam. Goldberg sets for the spear but Porter pulls Lashley out of the ring. Goldberg goes to the floor and he spears Lashley on the floor.
Goldberg sets for a spear but Lashley rolls to the floor and Porter hits Goldberg in the leg with his cane. Lashley dives at the leg and Lashley with a spinebuster. Lashley sets for the Hurt Lock but Goldberg blocks it and Goldberg with elbows. Lashley with a DDT. Lashley sets for a spear but Goldberg rolls to the floor. Lashley gets Goldberg on his shoulders and runs Goldberg into the ring post. Lashley gets Goldberg up again and runs him into the ring post a second time.
Goldberg holds his knee and the referee asks if he wants to continue. Goldberg’s knee gives out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner by referee stoppage: Bobby Lashley
After the match, we see MVP slide a steel chair into the ring. Lashley takes the chair and starts blasting Goldberg’s injured knee with it over and over and over again, shouting at him as he pummels him with the chair.
Gage, the son of Goldberg, tries to jump into the ring to stop the savage attack of Lashley on Goldberg. Instead, Lashley turns his attention to him and puts him in the Hurt Lock. He squeezes the life out of Goldberg’s son and leaves him laying lifeless in the ring.
Lashley stands over the beaten down Goldberg father and son duo. MVP grabs a microphone while looking shocked and tries explaining that Lashley had no way of knowing that it was Goldberg’s son who jumped in the ring. He and Lashley exit and head to the back as his music plays and Goldberg yells out that he’s gonna kill Lashley as he tends to his son.
— The pre-match video package airs to tell the story leading up to this WWE Universal Championship between Roman Reigns, the greatest of this time, against John Cena, the greatest of all-time.
WWE Universal Title Match
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (c)
Once the package wraps up, the iconic horns for John Cena’s theme hits and out comes the man who reminds everyone to “Never Give Up.”
Cena does his trademark ring entrance, sprinting down the long aisle way inside this stadium and sliding into the ring before throwing his baseball cap to the WWE Universe in attendance.
The commentators sing Cena’s praises as he settles inside the squared circle for the main event of the evening. McAfee calls this the summer of Cena. Wait a minute … close, but not really. It’s the summer of Punk — Part Duex, no? Wait, wrong company.
Moving on, Cena plays to the crowd while wearing a Super Mario 2 style t-shirt that shows the various WWE Championship belts over the years on the back. As he settles in the ring, his music dies down.
Now the theme for “The Head of the Table” hits as the reigning and defending WWE Universal Champion himself, “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns, makes his way out accompanied by his special counsel Paul Heyman and his cousins, the SmackDown Tag-Team Champions — The Usos.
Reigns holds his title high as Heyman stands by his side and The Usos raise their respective titles high behind him. Reigns hands the title over to Heyman and begins his slow walk down to the ring for our headline bout of the evening here at SummerSlam. Heyman hugs and talks to The Usos, per Roman’s orders, who head to the back as Reigns finishes his walk to the ring.
Cena throws a few jabs and smiles at Reigns. They go to lock up but stall some, backing away and getting a feel for the crowd. Cena plays to the crowd and taunts Reigns. They finally lock up and Cena applies a headlock to start. Reigns drops Cena with a shoulder but he gets right back up. Reigns talks some trash.
They lock back up and Cena takes Reigns down for a 2 count. Cena warns Reigns with the “1-2-3” taunt. They go for a test of strength but Cena takes Reigns down with another roll-up for 2. Reigns works Cena over and drops him with a right. Reigns plays to the crowd, and drops Reigns with another right hand. Reigns talks some more trash and keeps Cena down. Reigns wastes some time yelling at the crowd while Cena recovers. Reigns whips Cena hard into the turnbuckles and he goes back down. Reigns taunts Cena about going to Hollywood.
Reigns with a suplex now. Reigns grounds Cena but Cena fights to his feet. Reigns puts him back down and stands tall over him. Reigns with another suplex for a 2 count. Reigns ends up tossing Cena through the ropes to the floor. Reigns taunts the crowd from the apron. Reigns follows to the floor but Cena blocks a right hand and fights back with right hands. Cena whips Reigns shoulder-first into the steel ring steps. Reigns stands on the steps now and raises his fist in the air for mostly boos. Reigns keeps Cena down at ringside and grabs the Universal Title, raising it in the air and taunting the fans some more.
Cena rolls back in the ring to break the count. Reigns comes back in and Cena rolls him for 2. Cena charges but Reigns levels him with a shoulder. Reigns kneels down and talks some more trash to Cena. Reigns blocks the Attitude Adjustment and drops Cena with a DDT for a close 2 count. Reigns looks to the camera and apologizes to Hollywood movie executives for beating Cena’s ass. Cena gets up and looks to mount some offense but Reigns shuts him right back down and keeps the trash talking going.
Cena with another roll-up attempt out of nowhere but Reigns kicks out. Reigns goes right into a Sleeper hold and Cena starts to fade. Cena powers back up to his feet as fans rally. Reigns keeps the hold locked and jumps on Cena’s back now. More of the same now. Cena mounts offense with his signature shoulder blocks now. Cena stands over Reigns and calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Reigns rocks him and brings him into the Guillotine. Cena breaks free and jackknifes Reigns for a 2 count. Reigns comes right back with a Superman Punch to shut Cena’s momentum down once again.
Cena drops Reigns again and this time hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena then delivers the Attitude Adjustment but Reigns kicks out right before the 3 count. Cena is a bit frustrated now. Cena gets the STF applied now but Reigns drags them to the bottom rope. Reigns gets the bottom rope and breaks the hold but the referee has to use the 5 count as Cena keeps it locked in.
Reigns rolls to the floor and limps around to regroup. Reigns goes down to one knee. Cena follows but Reigns nails him with the Drive By. Fans do dueling chants now. Reigns runs around the ring but Cena catches him and puts him through the announce table with the Attitude Adjustment. Heyman looks on shocked and fans go wild. Cena rushes to grab Reigns and roll him back in the ring but Reigns kicks out. Cena can’t believe it.
Cena goes to the top for the big leg drop but Reigns catches him in mid-air, slamming him for a close 2 count. Cena ends up blocking the Superman punch as they go back & forth again. Reigns drops Cena with another Superman Punch attempt but Cena kicks out at 2. Reigns is frustrated. Cena side-steps the Spear and Reigns runs into the ring post, going down on the apron. Cena brings Reigns to the top turnbuckle now. Cena climbs up for a super Attitude Adjustment from the second rope. Cena nails it but Reigns kicks out right before the 3 count. Cena is flat on his back now, in shock, and the Vegas crowd can’t believe it.
Cena mocks Reigns’ yell from the corner and some fans boo. Cena charges but Reigns rocks him. They trade big right hands in the middle of the ring now as fans go along with them. Cena unloads with right hands now but Reigns stuns him. Reigns with a Superman Punch, and another to drop Cena flat on his back. Reigns yells out about how this is all him, he is WWE. Reigns waits in the corner now as Cena slowly recovers. Reins yells out and calls for the Spear, then delivers it for the pin to retain.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, the roof of Allegiant Stadium nearly comes off the joint as the familiar sounds of Brock Lesnar’s theme hits. He comes out bouncing side-to-side in trademark fashion as fans go absolutely bonkers, as do Cole and McAfee on commentary.
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