WWE SummerSlam 2018 Results

Detailed Results

After a two-hour SummerSlam Kickoff that saw Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega defeat Rusev & Lana in a Mixed Tag Match, Cedric Alexander successfully retain the Cruiserweight Title against Drew Gulak, and The B-Team hanging onto the RAW Tag Team Titles against The Revival, SummerSlam would get underway with the Intercontinental Championship on the line as Dolph Ziggler, with Drew McIntyre in his corner, would defend the prestigious title against former champion Seth Rollins, with the returning Dean Ambrose in his corner. In the early going of the title match, Dean Ambrose would establish himself as the law on the outside, repeatedly staring Drew McIntyre down. Later in the match, Seth Rollins would go for the Falcon Arrow to Dolph Ziggler but the weakened knee of Seth Rollins would result in both champion and challenger tumbling to the outside. After spiking Seth Rollins with a DDT on the ring apron, Dolph would nearly get the win by count-out but Seth would make it back into the ring at the last second. The challenger then avoids the Zig Zag before catching Dolph with a super kick before going for the frog splash but the champion get the knees up, nearly putting Seth away with a roll-up.

After nearly putting Dolph away after a stunning reverse superplex into a modified side slam, Seth would size Dolph up for a super kick. This is when Drew McIntyre would make his move, shoving an unsuspecting Dean Ambrose into the steel steps on the outside. This would serve to distract Rollins, who gets hit with the Zig Zag by the champion, but Seth kicks out again. Dolph and Seth then go counter-for-counter before Rollins delivers the Buckle Bomb to Ziggler. McIntyre then gets on the ring apron but Ambrose was ready as “The Lunatic Fringe” pulls Drew off of the ring apron before planting McIntyre with Dirty Deeds on the floor! Despite being momentarily distracted by the action on the outside, Rollins was still able to catch a charging Dolph Ziggler with a super kick before putting Ziggler down with the Curb Stomp, securing the three-count to become the brand new Intercontinental Champion! After the match, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose would celebrate Seth regaining the Intercontinental Title.

Tag team gold would then be on the line at “The Biggest Event of the Summer” as The New Day’s Big E & Xavier Woods, with Kofi Kingston, would challenge The Bludgeon Brothers for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles. Throughout the match, The New Day would give The Bludgeon Brothers a run for their money with Xavier Woods saving Big E from being pinned following the two-man Crucifix Powerbomb followed by Xavier kicking out of the double-team sitout powerbomb. On the outside, Rowan would attack Kofi Kingston, taking Kofi out but Big E would make Rowan pay with the Big Ending on the floor! Big E & Xavier then double team Harper on the outside before Big E makes the tag to Xavier. Woods then goes to the top rope but Harper rolls to the outside but Xavier takes flight with the Limit Breaker, dropping the elbow to Harper on the outside! Big E & Xavier then set Harper up for the Up, Up, Down, Down but, feeling the titles slipping away, Rowan would knock Xavier off of the top rope with his mallet, ending the match by disqualification. Rowan then follows this up with a mallet shot to Big E before Harper delivers another mallet shot to Big E before The Bludgeon Brothers walk to the back, beaten and bruised, but still the SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

The Money-in-the-Bank contract would then be defended at SummerSlam as “Mr. Monster-in-the-Bank” Braun Strowman would put his guaranteed Universal Title opportunity on the line against Kevin Owens. Early on in the match, Braun Strowman would plant Kevin Owens with a chokeslam on the steel ramp on the outside. Braun then brings Owens back into the ring, planting Owens with the running powerslam, making quick work of Kevin Owens to hang onto his Money-in-the-Bank contract.

A Triple Threat Match would then decide the SmackDown Women’s Championship as Carmella would defend the SmackDown Women’s Title against best friends Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair where the first Superstar to score a pinfall or submission would leave SummerSlam as the SmackDown Women’s Champion. At the end of a wild Triple Threat Match, it was Becky Lynch locking in the Dis-Arm-Her on Carmella but, just as the champion is about to tap out, Charlotte Flair catches Becky from behind with Natural Selection, pinning her best friend to win the SmackDown Women’s Title. After the match, Becky would hug her best friend, celebrating with the new champion before Becky shocks everyone by attacking Charlotte! “The Irish Lass Kicker” would take out her frustration on the new champion, beating Charlotte down before tossing Charlotte over the announce table on the outside. Becky then walks to the back as Charlotte is left in disbelief, heartbroken at the actions of her best friend.

The most prestigious championship in WWE would then be defended as AJ Styles would defend the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe. Before the match begins, Samoa Joe would interrupt the ring introductions to draw attention to AJ Styles’ wife and daughter in the crowd, further taunting the champion by saying that “daddy’s coming home tonight”. AJ responds by saying that he brought his family to Brooklyn so they could see him kick Joe’s ass! With both champion and challenger getting their verbal jabs out of the way, the title match would get underway. During the closing moments of the match, AJ Styles would manage to hoist his larger opponent up, delivering the Styles Clash to Samoa Joe but the challenger kicks out! Shortly after this, AJ would lock in the Calf Crusher but Joe is able to use brute force to get out of the hold before locking in the Coquina Clutch with the champion getting his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. After knocking AJ to the outside with an enziguiri, Joe would send the champion into the steel steps. Joe then grabs a microphone and gets on the German announce table to once again address AJ’s wife and daughter. Making an amendment to his earlier promise, Joe tells AJ’s wife and daughter that Styles won’t be coming home after all but not to worry because “I’ll be your new daddy”!

Having heard this, AJ Styles would rise up with blood on his face, charging at Samoa Joe, tackling the challenger off of the announce table through the barricade! After shoving crew members out of the way, the WWE Champion would grab a steel chair and, against the advisement of the referee, Styles would attack Joe with the chair, ending the match by disqualification. Agents and referees would then rush out to break it up, but AJ would break free to deliver more punishment to Samoa Joe. At the behest of his wife, AJ would cease his assault, taking his WWE Title belt and leaving with his wife and daughter as a peeved Samoa Joe stomps to the back.

Elias is then set to serenade the crowd in Brooklyn with a special performance at “The Biggest Event of the Summer” but, when Elias goes to begin playing his guitar, the instrument snaps in two. This sends Elias into a rage, kicking his stool and storming to the back.

The heated eight-year rivalry between Daniel Bryan and The Miz would reach its biggest stage at SummerSlam as the comeback kid of 2018, Daniel Bryan, would go one-on-one with “The A-Lister” The Miz. At the end of a grueling match, Daniel Bryan would deliver a knee to The Miz on the outside, sending The Miz into the barricade right in front of his wife Maryse and newborn daughter Monroe Sky. This is when Maryse would covertly slip a foreign object into the hand of her husband and “The A-Lister” would use it to his advantage, blasting Daniel with the loaded left hand, keeping Daniel down for the three-count as The Miz emerges victorious.

“The Demon” would then descend upon the Barclays Center as Finn Balor would tap into his demonic alter ego for his one-on-one match with Constable Baron Corbin at “The Biggest Event of the Summer”. The return of “The Demon” would clearly overwhelm the Constable as Finn Balor would dominate Corbin in the match, putting the Constable away with the Coup de Grace, pinning Corbin for the win.

The United States Championship would then be on the line at SummerSlam as Shinsuke Nakamura would put the prestigious title on the line against “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy. During the match, Jeff Hardy would hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb on Shinsuke Nakamura but the champion is able to grab the bottom rope to break up the pinfall. Jeff then hits another Twist of Fate but Nakamura rolls to the ring apron and the challenger would put his body on the line once again, going for the Swanton Bomb but Nakamura would move out of the way and Jeff would collide with the ring apron. This risky maneuver would be the last gasp for Jeff Hardy as Nakamura would capitalize would the Kinshasa, pinning Jeff to retain the United States Title. After the match, Randy Orton would come out to presumably finish the job that Nakamura started but “The Viper” would walk towards the ring before turning around and walking to the back.

After a cash-in at Money-in-the-Bank two months ago robbed Ronda Rousey of her first title win in WWE, “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” would finally get her shot at dethroning “The Goddess” as Ronda Rousey would challenge Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship at SummerSlam with Natalya seated at ringside and The Bella Twins watching from the front row. In a methodical, punishing match, Ronda Rousey would dominate Alexa Bliss before locking in the armbar on Alexa, making the champion tap out with ease to make history once again by becoming the brand new RAW Women’s Champion! After becoming the first woman in history to be a champion in both WWE and UFC, Ronda would celebrate with Natalya and The Bella Twins before hopping out of the ring and sharing her title celebration with her husband in the crowd before walking to the back, proudly clutching her new prize.

Then it was time for the main event of “The Biggest Event of the Summer” as it would be Brock vs. Roman one more time with RAW’s top championship on the line as “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, with advocate Paul Heyman in his corner, would defend the Universal Championship against “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns. However, with the match about to begin, “Mr. Monster-in-the-Bank” makes his presence felt as Braun Strowman marches to the ring with briefcase in hand. Braun grabs a microphone, saying that he refuses to be a “coward” by attacking from behind, saying that he does things “face-to-face”. Strowman then wishes both Brock and Roman luck, saying that he is going to wait at ringside as whoever emerges from the match as the Universal Champion is going to “get these hands”!

The Universal Title match then gets underway and, as soon as the bell rings, Roman Reigns is all over Brock Lesnar, rocking “The Beast” with a trio of Superman Punches. Roman cuts through the champion with three Spears in a row but Brock catches the challenger, trapping Roman in a front headlock. Reigns is able to power out of the submission, leaving both men down. Brock then removes his gloves before systematically punishing the challenger with German suplexes before Roman charges at Brock but the champion moves out of the way and Reigns goes careening out of the ring, taking out Braun Strowman! Brock then turns his focus to Braun Strowman, leveling “Mr. Monster-in-the-Bank” with the F-5 on the floor “The Beast” then starts to get back into the ring but Strowman grabs Brock’s leg and Lesnar responds by repeatedly pummeling Braun with the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase before tossing the briefcase all the way up to the stage! Brock then wears Braun out with multiple steel chair shots before the champion gets back into the ring with the weapon. However, “The Beast” would walk right into the Spear from Roman Reigns as, for the first time in his career, “The Big Dog” is finally able to keep Brock down for the three-count, walking out of SummerSlam as the new Universal Champion, having ended the over 500-day title reign of Brock Lesnar.

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