1942 – Steve Casey defeats French Angel for the AWA (Boston version) World Heavyweight Title in Boston, Massachusetts.
1994 – Dante & The Great Mephisto defeated PG-13 for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. The belts had been held up following a match between the two on August 8th.
1995 – Keiji Mutoh defeats Shinya Hashimoto to win New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 5th Annual G1-Climax Tournament. This would be the only time Mutoh would win the tournament.
1996 – WCW held the Clash of the Champions XXXIII in Denver, Colorado at the Denver Coliseum. The show earned a 3.5 rating for TBS. Here are the results:
– In a dark match, Mike Enos & Dick Slater defeated Jim Powers & Mark Starr.
– In a dark match, The Nasty Boys defeated Mr. JL (Jerry Lynn) & Bobby Walker.
– WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio defeated Dean Malenko. Malenko got a three count after a top rope gutbuster, but Rey’s foot was on the bottom rope. The match was restarted, and Rey pinned Malenko with a rana.
– VK Wallstreet (Mike Rotundo) defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Duggan was attempting to tape up his fist when the referee stopped him, and Wallstreet cradled him from behind for the pin.
– Konnan defeated Ultimo Dragon, pulling the tights for the pin
– Meng defeated Randy Savage via forfeit when an injured Savage was unable to wrestle.
– Madusa defeated Bull Nakano.
– Eddie Guerrero defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
– The Giant (Big Show) defeated Chris Benoit in thirty seconds when Benoit got his arm caught while taking off his ring vest as the bell rang, and The Giant took advantage of the situation by chokeslamming Benoit for the quick win.
– WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat vs. Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Sting & Lex Luger ended in a no-contest.
– Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan via countout.
2004 – WWE held Summerslam in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Here is Tim Whitehead’s original report on the show:
WWE’s SummerSlam (8/15 Toronto) was a thumbs-in-the-middle show to me. It featured two very good matches and a strong opener. It wasn’t a bad show by any means but it didn’t really rise to major show levels. Much of the broadcast featured typical TV type matches which were competent, but basically were no different than what we might see weekly on RAW. Commentary was okay. The live crowd hurt the show with some of their reactions. Not so much for cheering for the heels, but for doings waves, chanting for table spots at bad times, etc. The show could end up as memorable if Randy Orton’s World Title reign becomes a success.
THE DUDLEY BOYS (Bubba & D-Von & Spike) beat REY MYSTERIO JR. & BILLY KIDMAN & PAUL LONDON in 8:06. Spike was hilarious posing as the Dudley boss. Kidman started off against D-Von, dominating with kicks. London came in and was great, scoring some twos on D-Von. Bubba delivered a cheap shot that put D-Von in charge. Spike did the double foot stomp on London. Bubba & D-Von pounded London with double team spots. When Bubba accidentally hit D-Von, London nailed Bubba with an enzugiri and hot tagged Mysterio. Mysterio laid Spike out and springboard legdropped him for a near fall. Mysterio hit a huracanrana off the top on Spike and then flattened both Bubba & D-Von when they ran in. Kidman tagged in and a brawl soon broke out with all six guys in the ring. Bubba bumped out and London, who was the star of this match, did a high somersault plancha off Kidman’s back out onto Bubba. Spike ended up on the ropes and Mysterio caught him with the 619. Kidman hit the shooting star press on Spike, but D-Von broke the pin up. Bubba & D-Von then 3D’ed Kidman and Spike pinned him. Strong opener.
KANE defeated MATT HARDY in the “Till Death Do Us Part” match in 6:08. Lita should have come out eating pickles and ice cream. Even though she teased being angry at Matt on RAW last week, she was fully supporting him here. One more confusing issue in a confusing angle. Matt attacked Kane with fists and kicks and scored some quick twos. Matt hit a DDT. Kane came back with a lariat. He taunted Lita. Kane bumped out. Matt hit a plancha and nailed Kane with the twist of fate on the floor. Kane was almost counted out but made it back in at the nine count. Lita tossed the ring bell to Matt and then distracted the ref so he could wallop Kane with it. Kane got his foot up on the rope to stop the count at two. Matt evaded one chokeslam attempt, but Kane hit a boot to the face and then chokeslammed Matt off the top for the pin. Just a standard TV type match without much heat. Afterward, Kane wanted hugs & kisses from his future “wife” but she fled in disgust. I assume we’ll see the wedding soon on RAW.
Randy Orton did a promo bragging about his good looks and promising to win the RAW World Title. John Cena interrupted him in a tease for a possible future inter-divisional feud or switch. Orton didn’t appreciate being upstaged by Cena.
JOHN CENA defeated BOOKER T in 6:25. This was the first of a five match series for Booker’s U.S. Title. This isn’t a bad idea, but the title really needs to be vacant for something like this to be most effective. Cena hit a lariat for an early pin attempt. Booker threw some chops. Cena hit a neckbreaker for another near fall. Booker used brawling tactics and hit a jumping leg lariat. He also hit a spinebuster. Cena scored a near fall with an inside cradle. Booker missed on an axe kick attempt. Cena hit a lariat and an elbow. Booker caught Cena with a face-first slam but when he stopped to do a spinaroonie, Cena caught him with a surprise FU and scored the pin to take the lead 1-0 in the series. Kind of disappointing, as it was just sort of a short, average match.
Eric Bischoff had a verbal showdown with Theodore Long backstage. Basically, Bischoff ridiculed the fact that Smackdown has had so many general managers (Stephanie, Paul Heyman, Kurt Angle), and predicted that Long will be gone by Survivor Series. I like Long as GM and I’m glad he’s being pushed as a babyface because the heel GM routine has been overdone to the point it’s become a cliche.
EDGE defeated CHRIS JERICHO and BATISTA in a three-way match in 8:25 to retain the IC Title. Batista attacked Edge before he could take off his robe. Edge bumped out, leaving Jericho and Batista to brawl. The crowd got into this match by siding with Jericho big time. Batista overpowered Jericho and was tossing him around until Edge returned with a chop block on Batista. Edge dropkicked Batista, who was supposed to bump out, but didn’t. So Edge lariated him out. The crowd booed Edge out of the arena, and he reacted with heel smirks and sneers, though on RAW last Monday it was Jericho who was pushed as more heelish. Edge sent Batista into the stairs. Jericho then dropkicked Batista and he took another bump into the stairs. With Batista down for a while, Edge and Jericho went at it. Jericho hit a crossbody, with Edge rolling through and trying to use the ropes for the pin. Jericho hooked the walls hold to a big pop, but Batista broke it up. Batista posted Jericho. Edge, getting booed again, DDT’d Jericho. Jericho blocked an Edge spear attempt on Batista. Batista hit a spinebuster on Jericho. Batista crashed out to the floor as the “Y2J” chants started up. Jericho bulldogged Edge. He started to do a lionsault but converted it into a springboard kick on Batista when Batista suddenly popped up on the apron. This gave Edge some recovery time and he caught Jericho with a spear out of nowhere and scored the pin. The match was all action but again it wasn’t really above the level of a standard RAW TV bout.
KURT ANGLE defeated EDDIE GUERRERO in 13:36. Angle got a ton of cheers, and there were also “Let’s Go Angle” chants. Eddie wasn’t unpopular, it was just that Angle was over as if he was a babyface. They did a ton of mat wrestling for the first few minutes, locking holds and then reversing. Angle hit a German suplex, which Eddie countered into an ankle lock. Angle escaped from the hold by maneuvering into position to rake Eddie’s eyes. Angle then hit the Angle Slam and hooked the ankle lock himself. Eddie made the ropes after a struggle. Luther Reigns took a cheap shot at Eddie is Angle distracted the ref. Angle hooked the ankle lock again. Eddie once again made the ropes. Angle continued to work on the ankle, ramming it against the ring post. Eddie rallied with a series of chops. Angle went back after the ankle some more, this time loosening the laces on Eddie’s boot. The idea was to remove the boot and apply the ankle lock, which presumably would be more devastating without the boot’s protection. I’m not sure if that’s true or not. Eddie surprised Angle with an Angle Slam. Eddie brawled with Angle and hit him with three vertical suplexes. Eddie went to the top, but Angle caught him and superplexed him. Eddie hit a DDT but Angle rolled clear when Eddie went for a frog splash. Angle scored two with an Angle Slam. Angle successfully removed Eddie’s boot and went for another ankle lock. The ref got bumped as they struggled with one another. With the ref out, Eddie hit both Angle and Reigns with his boot and then frog splashed Angle. By the time the ref came to, Angle was able to kick out. Angle then hooked the ankle lock out of nowhere and Eddie eventually tapped, giving Angle a clean win for a babyface pop. A very good match, though not in the same league as their WrestleMania bout.
TRIPLE H defeated EUGENE in 14:05. They immediately brawled out to the floor. HHH used Lilian Garcia as a shield, infuriating Jim Ross. HHH got the drop on Eugene and beat him up on the floor. HHH set Eugene up for a suplex off the apron through the Spanish broadcast desk, but Eugene blocked it and suplexed HHH back into the ring. Big mistake, because the fans wanted to see someone go through that desk for the rest of the show. The fans were cheering HHH and booing Eugene. HHH faked a knee injury to get Eugene to let his guard down. They cheered HHH wildly when he suckered Eugene. A “Eugene sucks” chant started. Eugene brawled back and hit a Rock Bottom, but HHH cut him off when he went for a people’s elbow. HHH hit a spinebuster. HHH sent Eugene crashing into the stairs, where he got a small cut on his shoulder. HHH slowly dominated for a while until Eugene blocked a pedigree. Eugene flipped HHH off and gave him a stunner. The fans popped for Eugene’s stunner, even though they’d otherwise been booing him. HHH bumped out to the floor. Ric Flair came out, taunting Eugene to give HHH time to recover. HHH went back in the ring, where Eugene began doing the Hogan routine of not selling and getting stronger every time he took a punch. Eugene gave HHH a weak Hogan-style boot to the face and legdrop for a near fall. Eugene slugged Flair off the apron and hit a pedigree on HHH. HHH was nearly beaten with his own move, but Flair put his foot over the ropes to save him. Flair then grabbed Eugene, prompting the ref to eject Flair. Flair used the “F” word when arguing with the ref. William Regal arrived and KO’ed Flair on the ramp with brass knux. In a weird ending, Eugene was distracted by Regal’s arrival, allowing HHH to pedigree Eugene and get the pin. HHH fled to escape Regal, dragging the dazed Flair off as he went. Just an average match, and it may be that fans are burning out on Eugene as a top spot guy.
TEAM DREAM (Diva contenders Joy, Amy, Maria, Tracie, Michelle, and Christy) beat TEAM DIVA (Stacy Keibler, Nidia, Victoria, Molly Holly, Jazz, and Gail Kim) in a dodgeball match. Carmella no-showed on the Diva contender side, so to even up the teams Trish Stratus acted as coach. This was almost a total waste of time, other than the fact that some of the babes looked hot (Gail, Joy, Amy….). The Diva contenders destroyed the Divas to win easily in the brief match. I have no idea whether this was real or not. Afterward, Trish and Victoria argued and had a pull-apart catfight.
JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD defeated UNDERTAKER by DQ to retain the WWE World Title in 17:35. They brawled early, with JBL going for several quick pins. Undertaker went after JBL’s left arm. Orlando Jordon accidentally took a kick from JBL. JBL attacked UT’s knee, wrapping it around a post and hitting it with a chairshot. JBL rammed UT’s knee into the stairs. The crowd was behaving strangely, and at one point even started a wave. On another occasion, they cheered for something happening off screen, apparently a fan who had climbed onto JBL’s limousine. UT started a slow, methodical comeback. The crowd didn’t like it, and chanted for someone to be put through the Spanish table. UT scored a series of twos with moves such as a superplex, a spinebuster, a lariat, and a chokeslam. Jordan came in but got punched by UT. JBL hit the lariat from hell, and there was a weak ref bump. Both UT and JBL went down after each kicked the other at the same time. JBL recovered first. Jordan tossed him the title belt, which he used to wallop UT. The ref was still out, so Jordan used the ref’s hand to count, but UT kicked out at two. UT threw Jordan out and hit the last ride on JBL. By the time the ref revived and started to count, JBK kicked out. Jordan ran in again. Frustrated, UT hit JBL with the title belt right in front of the ref for the weak DQ ending. Both guys worked hard, and there were some decent spots, but overall it didn’t click, even though Michael Cole & Tazz went overboard trying to make it out to be a classic match. The live crowd hurt things a lot here. There was a post match angle as UT continued beating on JBL, who juiced heavily from the belt shot. UT slammed JBL on the hood of his limo, breaking the windshield. JBL’s blood was all over the white car hood. UT then chokeslammed JBL through the limo’s roof. It was a nice visual but it was also obvious the roof was rigged, as if anyone could believe it would be possible to chokeslam someone through a car roof. JBL did a stretcher job.
RANDY ORTON defeated CHRIS BENOIT to capture the RAW World Title in 20:07. There were no recap videos prior to this match, or prior to the JBL vs. UT match. I guess they were running short on time. They should have cut the JBL vs. UT match to ten minutes, or eliminated the dodgeball. Orton and Benoit traded mat spots. Benoit won a test of strength. Orton got a lot of cheers, though they didn’t hate Benoit the way they did Eugene. Orton took a bump after missing a dropkick. Benoit went for the sharpshooter, but Orton blocked it and hooked the hold himself. Benoit escaped and went for the crossface. As they struggled, they both bumped out and Orton sent Benoit crashing into the post. The crowd chanted for someone to be put through the Spanish table again. They brawled on the apron, with Orton taking a DDT. Benoit hit Orton with a baseball slide and then went for a tope. Orton moved and in a great spot Benoit went head first into the ring barrier. That is, he flew right between the second rope and the top rope and sailed head first right into the barrier. Scary looking spot! Benoit sold it as a neck injury, and Orton went right after the neck. Orton scored two after a cool looking neckbreaker. Orton dominated until both went down after a collision. Benoit hit a northern lights suplex. Orton hit a high crossbody. They traded a few near falls. Benoit hooked the sharpshooter, with Orton escaping to the ropes. Benoit hit six German suplexes. Yes, six of them. Benoit came off the top for the diving headbutt. Orton got his legs up and Benoit landed hard on Orton’s boots. Orton went for a pin, which Benoit maneuvered into the crossface. Orton, however, rolled his way out and hit an RKO out of nowhere for the surprise clean pin. Orton got a babyface pop for becoming the youngest World Heavyweight Champion ever in WWE at age 24. The match was very good, though how well it will be remembered will likely depend on how Orton comes off as champ. He won clean and had no help from his Evolution allies. This will set up some turmoil in Evolution ranks, as there will no doubt be some HHH conflict over this. Orton came off as a total babyface here, with Benoit (who I hope remains on top after this) shaking his hand and saying “be a man” to him afterward, referring to his status as champ. Orton was practically in tears over the win.
2010 – WWE held Summerslam 2010. Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:
Summerslam opened with a lot of pyro and fanfare. Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker welcomed everyone to the show.
WWE Intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi started out fast with a clothesline over the top but Guerrero pulled Dolph out of the way and Kingston crashed on a tope to the outside. Ziggler pounced on Kingston, beating him with punches before nailing a hangman’s neckbreaker for a two count. Ziggler worked over Kingston on the match with a side chinlock as fans chanted for Kofi. Ziggler smothered Kingston against the ropes. Kingston fought back with several kicks and punches but was propelled into the buckles.
Ziggler nailed a running snapmare and scored several near falls. Ziggler locked in a rear chinlock and kept Kingston down on the mat. Ziggler went for several pinfall combinations but Kingston kept kicking up. Kingston began fighting his way off the mat. Kingston finally broke free and cleaned house on Dolph, then nailed the Boom Drop. Kingston nailed a high cross bodyblock off the middle turnbuckle but Ziggler rolled through and scored a two count.
Kingston caught Ziggler with a kick while he charged into the corner. Kofi nailed a chop off the top rope but missed Trouble in Paradise. Ziggler locked in the sleeper but the Nexus hit the ring and laid out Ziggler and Kingston alike.
Ziggler was clotheslined out of the ring while Kingston was left surrounded by the Nexus, who were obviously trying to take out any potential seventh member of Team WWE. Kingston tried to fight his way out but was quickly swarmed and overpowered by the Nexus.
They wrecked Kingston and Wade Barrett grabbed the ring mic. He said it was just a little taste of what the Nexus has in store for Team WWE. He said that Team WWE is searching for a seventh member but it isn’t going to make a difference tonight. He said that they were so fragmented and self-important with their own egos, Team WWE couldn’t get along to sign a birthday card, much less form a unit to take them out. Barrett said the Nexus are the most impressive force in the history of WWE. He told the entire company and the world, “You are either Nexus, or you are against us.”
Backstage, Chris Jericho was with Miz. Jericho asked him if he saw what the Nexus just did. Jericho told Miz that as much as it pains him, they need him because he’s the only man with the talent and the uniqueness to stand tall with Team WWE. Edge was also buttering him up, saying tonight shouldn’t be about cashing in the Money in the Bank. Jericho said they are in Los Angeles and by joining Team WWE, he’ll be big news, bigger than Avatar. Miz told them that he has a lot of things on his plate right now and he doesn’t know if he wants to make the Nexus a priority. He walked off. Edge told Jericho Miz will “think about it.”
WWE Divas champion Alicia Fox vs. Melina
Melina wore an awesome orange and yellow outfit to the ring. They locked up and Fox was forced into the ropes. Melina allowed for a clean break. They locked up again but Fox used a headlock takedown. Melina came back with a curb stomp and charged Fox in the corner. She draped Fox across the buckles and dropped two knees across it. Fox tried to act as if there was something wrong with her eye, then charged Melina. Melina caught her with a flap jack for a two count.
Melina charged Fox in the corner but hurt her knee. The ref asked her if she is OK and she wanted the match to continue. She ducked a Fox clothesline and kicked Fox out of the ring but was moving slow. She made her way to the apron outside but Fox pulled her into the ringpost. Fox tossed her back into the ring and locked on an armbar. Fox nailed several forearms but was caught with a rollup for a two count.
Melina was shoved into the ropes but came off with a dropkick. She nailed two knees into Fox’s back, then drilled her with a variation of the stroke for the pin.
Your winner and new Divas champion, Melina!
Melina celebrated in the ring as Josh Mathews came into the ring for an interview. He asked her what it was like to come back a year after injury to win the championship. LayCool’s music played and out came Michelle McCool and Layla El, insulting Melina. They said that they’ve defeated every Smackdown Diva so they wanted to come out and share in Melina’s moment. McCool told the fans that this was a moment they wanted to capture since it was three champions in the ring at the same time. McCool said they needed to twitter this. Layla tried to pose with Melina, who shoved her off. McCool then tried to do it but Melina attacked her. LayCool laid out Melina. Alicia Fox, who was recovering in the corner, kicked Melina, but LayCool attacked her as well and threw her out of the ring. They tossed Melina to the floor. McCool kicked her in the face right in front of the announcers. LayCool celebrated and laughed as they walked out.
They plugged the Night of Champions PPV.
They showed Marlon Wayans at ringside and noted Michael Clark Duncan was also at the show.
The announcers began discussing the recent events in CM Punk’s feud against The Big Show.
The Big Show vs. The Straightedge Society – Handicap Match
CM Punk wore his shirt announcing he broke Show’s hand, which Matt Striker pointed out was an homage to Greg Valentine’s feud with Wahoo McDaniel. Punk had a lot of new tattoos on his chest. Show had the cast on his hand cut off before the match. Show laid out Mercury and Gallows, then called for Punk to get in the ring. Punk held a meeting then sent the others to do his bidding. Show threw Gallows over the top, then slammed Mercury down. Mercury tried to grab Show from the outside but Show brought him in, pressed him overhead and tossed him onto Gallows on the outside.
Punk entered the ring and fans were chanting for him. Show thwarted Serena trying to distract him and chopped Punk. Punk went to the floor. Show followed and Punk kicked him. He tried to put Show’s hand under the ring steps but Show fought him off. Show chopped Punk but hurt his bad hand. The Society worked over Show, three to one, on the floor. Back in the ring, Punk stomped on Show’s hand. Mercury and Gallows swarmed over Show. Punk held Show’s leg and instructed Gallows to splash him.
Show kicked off Punk as he charged in the corner. He shoulderblocked Gallows and Mercury down at the same time. Punk tried to come off with a springboard clothesline but Show grabbed him by the throat. Punk kicked him off and escaped. Show charged Punk in the corner but missed. Punk nailed a series of running knee lifts in the corner. Punk and Mercury hit a double bulldog out of the corner. Michael Cole called it a DDT. Show kicked up. Punk began focusing on the bad hand and continued beating him. Show got to his feet, lifting Punk on his shoulders. Mercury attacked but was grabbed in a Goozle. Gallows kicked Show, who fell backwards. Punk fell over the top to the floor.
Serena grabbed Punk and helped him towards the back. Show KO’d Gallows and chokeslammed Mercury for the pin.
Your winner, Big Show!
Backstage, Kane was standing next to an open casket. He told “his brother” that he promised to take Rey Mysterio and destroy him once and for all, then slam down the casket. Sheamus walked in. Kane asked him what he was doing there. Sheamus said the casket was too big for Rey but asked to borrow it for his match against Randy Orton. Sheamus said that he was going to drive Orton out of the WWE like St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. Kane told him no. Sheamus told him that was fine, but he was taking Kane’s nickname since everyone says he’s the “Real Big Red Machine”. He told Kane that if he loses and goes on one of his psychotic rampages, to stay out of Sheamus way or he’ll get dropped. Kane told Sheamus he liked him and that he had guts, but they would be spilled all over the place if Sheamus ever got in his way again.
The Miz came to the ring and asked the fans if they thought he should join Team WWE. The crowd popped but he told them he didn’t care what they thought. He said that the word in the back is that he’s the missing link to help bring Team WWE to victory. He said that John Cena and Bret Hart asked him to be on the team last week on Raw but today when Miz arrived, Cena got on his knees and begged Miz to join because he was wrong about Miz all the time and Miz was the only person who could save them. Miz claimed that each member of the Team kissed his rear end. Miz said he was a future WWE champion and Hall of Famer and everyone needs to know that, but he needs to get to the big decision. Miz put himself over huge saying tonight was bigger than the Lebron James’ decision, taking a crap on the Los Angeles Lakers along the way. Miz was tremendous. He teased the answer forever and finally said he would join them. He said that when he was done, everyone will be talking about him, not the Nexus or Cena or anyone else. He said that everyone will be admitting that he’s awesome when the match is over. He ripped on the fans for trying to do his catch phrase with him and told them to raise their hands if they have something to say. Great promo. The announcers played it up like the two sides were finally even.
WWE champ Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
They tied up and ended up in the corner. Sheamus tried to psyche out Orton. He did it a second time but Orton clocked him and stomped away at him in the corner. They went back and forth with Orton getting the better of the exchange. Orton clotheslined Sheamus over the top to the floor. He rammed Sheamus’ face into the announcer’s table, then clotheslined him over the barricade into the crowd. Orton worked over Sheamus with several punches but realized the referee was counting them out and pulled Sheamus back to the ring.
Orton drilled Sheamus with the Garvin Stomp as fans began chanting “RKO.” Orton drilled Sheamus’ throat into the bottom rope with a catapult. Sheamus went to the floor and was whipped into the barricade outside. Orton tried to whip Sheamus into the steps at ringside but it weas reversed and Orton went down grabbing at his arm and shoulder. Orton began selling his right arm. Orton rolled into the ring where Sheamus began stomping the hell out of him, then peppered him with right hands.
Sheamus cinched in a rear chinlock. Orton made a comeback and set up Orton for the hanging DDT off the ropes but Sheamus escaped and sent Orton to the floor. Sheamus began beating down Orton and nailed him with a clubbing shot for a two count. Sheamus worked over Orton’s shoulder but Orton made a series of comebacks only to be nailed with the Polish Hammer, which they called the Irish Hammer. Sheamus went right back to the shoulder, trying to force a submission. It turned into a side chinlock and Orton fought his way to his feet. They began battling back and forth exchanging punches in the center of the ring. Orton nailed a big shot and then a snap powerslam.
Orton began teasing the RKO. He ducked a Sheamus charge in the corner, which saw Sheamus hit his shoulder on the cornerpost. Orton pulled him up to the top rope and nailed a superplex for a two count. Sheamus finally came back with an Uranage for a two count. Sheamus teased his throw kick but Orton ducked and Sheamus was crotched on the top rope. Sheamus went back to the floor. Sheamus returned to the ring. Orton went for the RKO but was shoved off. Orton hit the back of his head on the mat and Sheamus covered him for a two count.
Sheamus set up for the Irish Curse but Orton dropped down to his feet. Sheamus came back with the Throw Kick and covered Orton, but only garnered a two count. Sheamus looked like he didn’t know what else he could do to take out Orton. He went to the floor and grabbed a chair. The referee and Sheamus got into a pulling fight over it and Sheamus ended up sending the referee out to the floor.
Your winner by DQ, Randy Orton!
Sheamus screamed at Orton to get up, brandishing the chair. Sheamus swung and missed. Orton kicked Sheamus in the nads and Sheamus crumbled to the mat. Orton grabbed the chair, then dropped it. He pulled Sheamus out to the floor and set up the announcing table. Orton looked like he had completely lost his mind. Orton tossed Sheamus onto the table and set up for an RKO. He smiled at Sheamus before snapping the move. The table didn’t even budge.
WWE ran a trailer for Legendary. They showed one of the kids from the film and Dule Hill from the USA Network series Psych.
World champ Kane vs. Rey Mysterio
Kane brought a casket to ringside as he’s promised to put Rey in it. Kane controlled Mysterio early but Rey snapped him with a dropkick to the knee. Kane fought off Rey and sent him shooting out to the floor. Kane went to follow but Mysterio jumped back into the ring. Kane was met with a sliding kick as he returned. Mysterio then hit a dive to the floor. Kane went back to the ring and knocked Rey off the ropes.
Matt Striker namechecked Angrus Scrimm when making a horror reference. Thumbs up! Kane picked up Rey for a suplex, then draped him across the top rope. Kane then kicked Rey off the ropes and back down to the floor. Kane tossed Rey back in and covered him, getting a two count. Kane seized Rey in a bearhug. Mysterio finally escaped and nailed a flying head scissors to set up a 619. Rey was killed with a clothesline and covered for a two count.
Kane sent Rey flying across the mat and out to the floor. Mysterio was grabbing his knee. Mysterio nailed a shoulderblock on Kane from the apron but was nailed back to the floor. Mysterio fought back and hit a tope from the top onto Kane, using his head like a spear into Kane. Mysterio made a comeback and nailed a tiltowhirl into a reverse DDT for the pin.
They said there was an “uncomfortable hush.” After watching this show, what did they expect? Mysterio hit a tiltowhirl DDT. Kane kicked up and made a comeback. Kane opened the casket. Rey went for the 619 but Kane caught him and put him in the casket. Rey fought his way out of it. Kane caught Rey going for another 619 and goozled him. Rey broke free and hit another 619 for a two count. Kane clobbered Rey.
Kane scored the pin with a chokeslam.
Your winner and still WWE World champion, Kane!
Kane told Mysterio he was going to pay for what he did to the Undertaker with eternal suffering and darkness inside the casket. Kane opened the casket and there was no one inside. Rey kicked off Kane, who shut the casket. Kane chokeslammed Rey again and again. He opened the casket and there was the Undertaker, who sat up. It was the biggest pop of the night. Kane backed off and looked shocked. He smiled.
Undertaker got down in front of Rey and said “Before an eye for an eye, why did you do it Rey?” Rey swore that he didn’t do it. Taker told him that he believed him but grabbed Rey by the throat. He then made the throat slash and turned to Kane. Taker grabbed Kane by the throat but Kane fought back and grabbed Taker as well. Kane overpowered Taker and tombstoned him. They played it up that Undertaker had lost some of his power and was weak from being in the vegetative state. Kane stood over the destroyed Undertaker as his pyro went off.
The Nexus vs. Team WWE
Team WWE all had separate entrances. Cena had a new purple shirt. Bret Hart wore a t-shirt featuring himself, Owen and Stu. Miz had the last entrance but John Cena took the mic and told Miz he was too late. Cena said that they realized how important the match was to WWE and they couldn’t depend on someone who wanted to wait until Summerslam to make a decision. Cena then announced that the seventh member is Daniel Bryan. Matt Striker said “The American Dragon has arrived at Summerslam!”
All 14 brawled with the babyfaces clearing the ring. Danielson actually has a tan. Danielson and Darren Young opened the match. There was a big “Daniel Bryan” chant. Bryan controlled Young and kicked the crap out of him. Bryan caught Young in a guillotine choke, then turned it into a crossface and forced Young to tap out.
Darren Young has been eliminated.
Justin Gabriel hit the ring but Jericho tagged in and clobbered him. Jericho stomped him. R-Truth tagged in and whipped Gabiel into the corner. Gabriel reversed but Truth cartwheeled out of the way and nailed a big punch. Truth nailed a spinebuster for a two count. Morrison and Tarver tagged in. Morrison got the pin quickly with Starship Pain.
Michael Tarver has been eliminated. 7-5 Team WWE.
The Nexus regrouped at ringside.
Skip Sheffield used his power on Morrison. Morrison fought back but was caught with a big powerslam. Sheffield stalked Morrison and whipped him hard into the corner. The babyfaces rallied Morrison. Sheffield whipped Morrison again. Fans chanted for Bret. Morrison ate a suplex. Morrison finally came back with a series of rights, but as he rebounded off the ropes, Gabriel nailed him from behind. Sheffield killed Morrison with a lariay for the pin.
John Morrison has been eliminated. 6-5 Team WWE.
R-Truth hit the ring but soon met the same fate with a lariat.
R-Truth has been eliminated. 5-5 tie.
Jericho attacked Sheffield but soon was trapped in the Nexus’ corner, getting worked over by the different members. Sheffield tagged out to Barrett, who locked on a submission. Jericho fought his way out and nailed a missile dropkick. Bret Hart tagged in and drilled heat Slater with a series of rights. He unloaded on Slater in the corner with a series of punches, then ran his face across the ropes. He whipped Slater into the ring, drilled him in the mid-section and dropped an elbow. Hart slammed Slater and dropped another elbow. Hart nailed an inverted atomic drop and another right hand. Hart went for the Sharpshooter and locked it in.
Slater tagged in Sheffield as Barrett tossed a chair into the ring. Hart grabbed the chair and nailed Sheffield. Hart was DQ’d.
Bret Hart was eliminated. 5-4, Nexus.
Jericho nailed the Codebreaker on Sheffield and tagged in Edge. Edge poised for the Spear and nailed it. Sheffield was pinned.
Skip Sheffield eliminated. 4-4 even.
Justin Gabriel hit the ring but was kicked in the face. Edge whipped him into the corner and drilled him with a shoulderblock. Edge tried to repeat but was caught with a rear elbow as he charged. Sheffield caught Edge with a reverse kick for a two count. Heath Slater tagged in and choked Edge against the middle rope. Edge was tossed to the floor. When he returned, Slater brought him over to the Nexus’ corner. Barrett tagged in and tagged Edge with a series of rights. Barrett scored a two count with a backbreaker. Otunga tagged in but Edge fought him off and tagged Jericho.
Jericho fought off Otunga and nailed a springboard dropkick. He locked in the Walls of Jericho and Otunga tapped.
Otunga eliminated. 4-3 Team WWE.
Jericho attacked Slater and they battled outside the ring. Fans began chanting for Jericho. Jericho tossed Slater back into the ring and nailed a back elbow. Slater scored the pin on Jericho.
Jericho eliminated. 3-3 tied.
Edge and Cena argued over who was going to wrestle. Edge shoved Cena, who let him go. Slater rolled up Edge from behind and scored the pin.
Edge eliminated, 3-2 Nexus.
Edge nailed Cena off the apron. Jericho and Edge blamed Cena for everything and left. Michael Cole said he told everyone they needed Miz but now they are left with that twerp Daniel Bryan.
Nexus began beating the crap out of Cena as the crowd tried to rally him. Cena fought his way out of their corner but Barrett drilled him with a clothesline to cut him off. Cena tried to fight his way off and went for an FU but was overpowered. Fans began doing dueling chants for and against Cena. Barrett caught Cena coming off the ropes with a sideslam. Cena reversed a suplex but just as he was about to tag out to Bryan, Heath Slater cut him off.
Slater whipped Cena hard into the turnbuckles. Daniel Bryan finally made the hot tag and drilled Heath Slater with a big dropkick. He began kicking the hell out of Slater in the corner. Danielson did a backflip to escape Slater in the corner, hit a leaping forearm and finally a tope to the floor. Bryan tossed Slater back into the ring as fans chanted for him. Bryan hit a missile dropkick but missed a roundhouse kick. Slater rolled up Danielson, who kicked out and turned him into a crossface for a submisson.
Slater eliminated, 2-2 even.
Bryan dared the Nexus to hit the ring. Miz hit the ring with the Money in the Bank briefcase and drilled Bryan from behind. Barrett scored the pin.
They said Miz was mad that he was replaced on the team. They didn’t bring up the NXT rivalry.
Gabriel hit a running knee in the corner on Cena. Cena hit a series of shoulderblocks. He nailed Gabriel with the five knuckle shuffle. Barrett tagged in blind as Cena went for the FU. Barrett nailed him and began stomping and punching Cena. Barrett hit a running boot on Cena, who went through the ropes to the floor. Barrett and Gabriel began removing the mats from around ringside. Barrett DDT’d Cena on the exposed floor.
Cena was rolled back into the ring. Barrett tagged in Gabriel, who went to the ropes for the 450 splash. Cena rolled out of the way and covered Gabriel for the pin.
Barrett attacked Cena, who locked him in the STF. Barrett finally tapped.
Your winners, Team WWE!
Cena smiled as they went off the air.
2011 – WWE announced that referee Mike Cioda was suspended for 30 days due to a violation of the WWE Wellness Policy. Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine was also suspended for violating the policy.
2011- WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We start off tonight’s show with photos of what happened during the main event. What will happen when they bring talkies to us in a moment?
We are live from San Diego, California and your announcers are Michael ‘Simon and Simon’ Cole, Jerry ‘Coleman’ Lawler, and Jim ‘BBQ Tacos’ Ross.
What better person to deal with the WWE Title picture than the man who started things rolling with his missed call of John Cena’s foot on the rope, the WWE COO Triple H. He says that there are some people who are upset with what happened last night.
Hunter says that he wants to apologize to the WWE Universe and to John Cena. Hunter says that he made a mistake. He says that he watched the footage and John Cena’s foot was on the bottom rope. Hunter says that he is going to tell Cena that he is sorry when he meets Cena face to face. Hunter says that they had a hell of a match and if he didn’t screw it up, he didn’t know who would win. Hunter says that he had no trouble raising the hand of the new Undisputed WWE Champion CM Punk.
As for what happened after the match, a lot of people are speculating about his involvement. Hunter says that he had nothing to do with it. He says that he is friends with Kevin Nash. He said that Nash called him for a few tickets to SummerSlam. He did not know that Nash was going to jump the rail and attack CM Punk. Hunter says that he invited Kevin Nash to come tonight to explain himself. As long as he could tell the truth, Nash will be here.
As far as Alberto Del Rio cashing in Money in the Bank, he did not know anything about that. That is just the way that Money in the Bank works. Hunter says that he promised when SummerSlam was over and they came to San Diego, there would no longer be two champions and there would be only one Undisputed WWE Champion. Hunter brings out that man.
Alberto makes his way to the ring, at least we think it is him because Ricardo did not introduce him. Alberto tells us who he is, but we already knew that and he says that he is the Undisputed WWE Champion. Alberto says that he has been saying for weeks and weeks that it was his destiny to become WWE Champion. Alberto says that he is going to be honest for everyone because he loves them.
It was not his intention to cash in his money in the bank at SummerSlam. Destiny do whatever he wants. After what Kevin Nash did, he couldn’t resist. Some people just are born to be great. Alberto says that he is the greatest of the great. The Undisputed WWE Champion.
Alberto says that as their champion, he wants to represent everyone with respect, honesty, and passion. He just wants to be their champion. Alberto says that he will be in the lobby signing autographs for everyone. He will take pictures with everyone’s kids. That is the kind of champion he wants to be. A champion for his people. Tonight, for his first title defense, he is going to face the former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio. He says that we should cheer Rey because when he was told that his first title defense was going to be against Rey. Everyone loves Rey Mysterio. Alberto says that Rey is a Mexican icon, a gran luchador.
He says that he loves Rey Mysterio. He says that he loves Rey and he loves beating Rey Mysterio. He started his WWE career defeating Rey Mysterio. Every time he wakes up in the morning, he thinks what will he do today. He says that he feels like beating Rey Mysterio today. That is exactly what he is going to do tonight in San Diego.
He tells everyone to change their area code because they will have a new hero. A true hero, Alberto Del Rio.
Triple H goes to John Cena’s dressing room and we go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that the Military still get free tickets.
Match Number One: R Truth versus John Morrison in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
We get comments from John Morrison where he says that he is going to give the Little Jimmys something to cheer about in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. He will take R Truth down on his terms.
They lock up and Truth with a kick and punch in the corner but Morrison with a punch of his own. Truth with punches to the neck and then Truth takes Morrison to the mat but he misses a leg drop. Morrison misses a Shining Wizard and Truth gets a near fall. Morrison with a near fall and then he clotheslines Truth over the top rope to the floor.
Morrison with a corkscrew pescado and Morrison gets a near fall on the floor. Morrison punches Truth and then he kicks Truth and punches him against the ringside barrier. Truth avoids Morrison but Morrison with a springboard round kick off the ringside barrier for a near fall.
Truth blocks a suplex and then Truth hits a sit out gourdbuster on the floor for a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Truth with a near fall on the floor. We see highlights from the commercial break when Truth sent Morrison to the floor when Morrison was punching Truth in the corner. Truth punches Morrison against the ringside barrier. Truth with a running knee to Morrison’s head against the ringside barrier and Truth tells Little Jimmy to take that. Truth can only get a two count.
Truth with another near fall in front of the announce table. Truth with another running knee to Morrison followed by more punches. Truth crotches Morrison on the ringside barrier and then he clotheslines Morrison off the barrier and into the crowd.
Truth climbs into the crowd and then he sends Morrison into the dasher boards and gets a near fall. Truth sends Morrison over the ringside barrier into the ringside area and Truth gets distracted by some Little Jimmys and Morrison with an enzuigiri when Truth climbs over the barrier and Morrison with a near fall.
Truth sends Morrison into the ring steps. Truth gets one of the announcer’s chairs but Morrison with a clothesline before Truth can use it. Morrison suplexes Truth but Truth lands in the chair and Morrison with a running knee for the three count.
Winner: John Morrison
CM Punk is walking in the back and he has his bag with him.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Rey Mysterio winning the World Title at Wrestlemania 22.
Miz makes his way to the ring but he is not dressed to wrestle unless they are bringing back wrestling in formalwear.
Miz says that the reason he is out here tonight is that he was asked to say hello to someone in the audience. That person is Jared from Subway. Jared has a sub surgically attached to his arm. Miz says that he did it because Jared is a MizFit. Miz says that he is not a fan of Jared’s. He says that he can do Jared’s job better than him. Miz says that he could be a better spokesman for Subway than Jared ever was.
Miz takes Jared’s sub and he tells Jared to watch and learn. Miz tells everyone that they should go to Subway for the new Oven Crisp Chicken Sandwich.
Miz says that was better than everything that Jared has ever done. Miz says that the only reason Oven Crisp Chicken Sandwich is trending is because of him. Miz says that he is the star. He tells everyone that he will be a champion because . . . He’s the MIZ and he’s AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMME.
Miz samples the sub in the ring.
A limo arrives at the building and it is Kevin Nash who emerges and he walks at a Nash-like pace into commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole reminds us who is here that was involved in the main event at SummerSlam.
In a way to one up Jared, Trace Adkins is in the crowd.
Match Number Two: Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres versus Brie and Nikki Bella
Kelly and Nikki start things off and they go into the corner. Kelly with a kick to the midsection followed by a choke in the corner and a head scissors take down and a bulldog. Kelly with a stinkface but Kelly gets distracted and Nikki with a kick to the leg and she works on the hamstring.
Brie tags in and she drops the leg on the bottom rope. Nikki does the same thing. We get another tag and she Brie continues to work on the leg with a leg DDT for a near fall. Brie makes sure that Kelly gets a good look at the bottom of her boot but Kelly kicks Brie away. Kelly kicks Brie away but Kelly with a flapjack.
Eve tags in and she hits a single leg drop kick followed b a clothesline. Eve knocks Nikki off the apron followed by a kick to Brie. Brie with a kick but Eve with a suplex and then Kelly with a Thesz Press while Eve waits to hit the moonsault for the three count.
Winners: Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly
After the match, Beth’s music plays and she is joined by Natalya and they applaud their performance.
We are back and it is time for former WWE Champion, former WCW Champion, and one of the most influential superstars, Kevin Nash.
Nash makes his way to the ring and he is going to address the fans. Kevin says that he wants to thank his friend Triple H for giving him the chance to explain his actions from last night. He says that he has been friends with Triple H for almost twenty years. Hunter is the godfather to his son.
Last night, he asked Hunter if he could attend SummerSlam and Hunter left the tickets for him at will call. Nash says that he got a text during the main event and the text read ‘big man, can you do me a favor. Whatever happens in the main event, could you stick the winner for me’. Nash says that he will do anything for a friend. Nash says that he hasn’t been in the ring in a while and what he did last night was business, pure and simple.
The thing is that he gets to the building and Triple H says that he knows nothing about that. He says that they need to get on the same page.
CM Punk’s music plays and he comes out onto the stage.
Punk asks if he is supposed to believe that load of crap that him and Triple H aren’t on the same page. He has heard that Hunter is going to do what is best for business and then Nash is going to do whatever his friend asks him to do. Punk wonders if Nash would jump off a bridge because Punk says that would be good for business. Punk says that he didn’t think that Hunter knows what is good for business. He says that Nash doesn’t know what is good business. Punk says that he sees it now with Nash in the ring.
Nash says that this is the first time that they have spoke and Nash tells Punk to watch his mouth. Punk tells Nash to watch the show because he does whatever he wants to whomever he pleases.
Nash tells Punk that his world just changed.
Punk says that the story Nash just told makes Triple H sound like a liar. Maybe Hunter is telling the truth and Nash is the liar.
Nash wants to know if Punk wants to see the text message on his phone and Punk asks Nash if he wants to see a text from Punk’s sister and it wondered if Nash was dead. Punk says that Nash’s career is dead. Punk says that he is pissed off last night. Punk says that he is pissed at a lot of people, but Alberto Del Rio is not one of those people. Nash is a sign of what it is like to have Triple H in control. He is bringing back his cronies.
Nash says that Triple H is shaking things up and Punk says that he is shaking things up. Nash calls him indy-riffic and wonders about everything that Punk does.
Punk points out that Nash said that Eddie Guerrero was a Vanilla Midget. Punk says that it is 2011, not 1994.
Nash says that he changed the business in 1996 with Scott Hall and made sure that everyone got guaranteed money. He wants Punk to thank him. Nash says that a guy who looks like a short order cook from a Waffle House is a champion, he tells Punk to hit the weights and get a clue.
Punk says that he loves Waffle House and he tells Nash that what he did was not good for business. Punk says that he is proud to come into the company as CM Punk and leave as CM Punk. At least he didn’t have to be Oz, Vinnie Vegas, or Big Daddy Cool. If Nash wants a fight, he will give him a fight right now.
Security gets between Punk and the ring. Punk says that he is not surprised that the COO has deemed his buddy untouchable. Punk says that the security isn’t here to protect him. Punk says that since security is protecting Nash, nobody is protecting Punk.
We see footage from last year’s Fatal Four Way pay per view when Rey won the title for a second time.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Nash enters Hunter’s office and John Laurinaitis enters and he tells Nash where Hunter is John says that the way that Punk talked to both of them was uncalled for. John wants to talk to Nash about discussing something in private.
We are back with a Raw Rebound: Alex Riley’s comments to Vickie Guerrero and the short match between Dolph and Alex last week.
Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler are at the announce table and they are arguing so five people talking at the same time should be a lot of fun.
Match Number Three: Alex Riley versus Jack Swagger
They lock up and Swagger runs Riley into the corner and he punches and kicks him until the referee pulls him away. Riley sends Swagger into the corner and he punches Swagger and Swagger misses a charge into the corner and Riley with a clothesline. Swagger with a kick to the leg and then Swagger with a shoulder tackle followed by a Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger locks up the arms. Swagger with a forearm to the kidneys a few times. Swagger with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall and then he applies a key lock.
Riley punches Swagger followed by a spinebuster. Riley with a running elbow followed by a clothesline and an STO. Vickie leaves the announce table and takes Jim Ross’ hat. Riley with a near fall on Swagger as Vickie puts on the hat and walks around ringside. Riley with the sliding kick to the head on the apron. Vickie puts the hat on the referee’s head and the referee yells at Vickie. Swagger hits Riley from behind and then he eventually hits a Doctor Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Jack Swagger
After the match, while Swagger does his ceremonial laps around the ring, Ziggler stomps on Jim Ross’ hat and he returns it to Ross.
We see footage from Rey Mysterio winning the WWE title a few weeks ago.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie is walking and Jack Swagger thanks her for what she did. Jack tells Vickie that she doesn’t have to prove anything to Dolph. Edge and Dolph were nothing without her. Jack tells Vickie that she looks tremendous. Jack tells her that she looks great and she is a great manager. Jack mentions the great managers of the past. Bobby Heenan and Freddie Blassie. Maybe Vickie should think about expanding her roster. Vickie thinks about it as Jack walks away.
It is time to see what WWE did last week in Los Angeles.
CM Punk is walking in the back and he sees Stephanie McMahon in Hunter’s office. She tells Punk that she is sorry about the way that Punk lost the title last night even though he didn’t really win because Cena’s foot was on the rope. She tells him that people always get what they deserve in the end.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne versus David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty in a Non Title Match
Michael and Kofi start things off and they lock up. Michael with a punch instead of giving a clean break. Kofi with a kick and forearms followed by a European uppercut. Bourne tags in and Kofi with a kick and then Kofi sends Bourne into Michael for a head scissors. Bourne with a boot to the head and then Michael with a drop kick after Otunga distracts Bourne.
Michael sends Bourne into Otunga’s boot. Otunga tags in and Michael with a running knee followed by an elbow from Otunga. Otunga with a slam and Bourne tries to make the tag but Otunga keeps Bourne from making the tag. Otunga with a clothesline followed by a short arm clothesline for a near fall.
Michael tags in and they send Bourne into the corner and they punch him. Michael has something to say to Kofi while Bourne struggles to get to his feet. Michael with a glancing punch to the top of the head followed by a suplex and he gets a near fall. Michael with a reverse chin lock and Bourne with elbows but Michael with a forearm.
Kofi tags in and he hits a springboard clothesline and then he punches Micahel followed by a chop and drop kick. Kofi misses a splash into the corner but Kofi with a pendulum kick followed by a cross body for a near fall. Otunga tries to throw Kofi out of the ring but Kofi bounces off the ropes. Michael with a drop kick but Bourne makes the blind tag. Kofi with a round kick and Bourne with a Shooting Star Press for the three count.
Winners: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston
Rey Mysterio gets ready for his title match as we go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that WWE is awesome on Twitter?
Match Number Five: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus Rey Mysterio for the WWE Championship
Del Rio with a waist lock but Rey with an elbow and a standing switch. Rey with a drop kick for a near fall. Rey with another rollup but Del Rio with a kick to the midsection followed by more kicks. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Rey with a head scissors and guess where Del Rio went. Del Rio is able to go to the floor because it is too soon for the 619. We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio tries to take off Rey’s mask like he did at Money in the Bank. We see highlights of what Del Rio did to Rey when he dropped Rey on the ringside barrier. Rey with a drop toe hold into the corner and then Rey with a hobbling drop kick into the corner. Rey goes up top and Del Rio stops Rey.
Del Rio with more punches and then Del Rio climbs the turnbuckles but Rey kicks Del Rio and hits a tornado DDT and both men are down. Rey with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Rey with a rollup for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the head to stop Rey’s offense. Del Rio with a near fall and then he applies a waist lock on Rey and then he turns it into a body scissors.
Rey with a kick but Del Rio with a head butt. Del Rio misses a drop kick against the ropes and Del Rio goes to the floor. Rey with a baseball slide to Del Rio. Rey with an Asai Moonsault onto Del Rio and both men are down on the floor. Rey sends Del Rio back into the ring and Rey goes up top for the seated senton and then Rey sends Del Rio into the ropes but Del Rio with a clothesline for a near fall.
Del Rio pushes Rey into the corner but he runs into a boot. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio punches Rey until the referee warns him. Del Rio sends Rey’s back into the announce table followed by shoulders in the corner. Del Rio with the step up enzuigiri but Rey kicks out at two.
Del Rio shows some frustration and then he tries for the cross arm breaker but Rey with a rollup for a near fall. Del Rio with a drop kick and both men are down. Del Rio sets for the cross arm breaker again but Rey escapes. Rey with a rana that sends Del Rio into the ropes. Rey with the 619 but Rey lands on Del Rio’s knees from the turnbuckles and then Del Rio gets the three count.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Del Rio kicks Rey. Del Rio hyperextends Rey’s arm on the bottom rope. Then Del Rio slams Rey’s arm into the announce table. Del Rio puts Rey in the cross arm breaker.
John Cena makes his way to the ring and he goes after Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio leaves the ring with Ricardo Rodriguez.
Cena says that he is coming off one hell of a weekend. Cena says that he has a lot of reasons to be pissed off. It could be Triple H, but no. He is pissed off at a scumbag like Alberto Del Rio. After two guys in him and CM Punk give everything in the ring to give the title some integrity, Del Rio goes into business for himself to win the title. He says that Del Rio is not a champion, he is a target. Del Rio will realize that holding on to that championship makes everyone he knows is an enemy.
Cena says that CM Punk earned the right to be called a Champion. Del Rio cashed in a briefcase and got lucky. Cena says that Del Rio will have to defend that title and he won’t be as lucky against John Cena. Cena says that Del Rio’s destiny is John Cena kicking his ass.
We go to credits.
2012 – WWE signed developmental talent Memo Montenegro, the son of Mexican legend Dos Caras and the younger brother of Alberto Del Rio, Guillermo Rodríguez. He was released less than a year later.
2013 – WWE star Darren Young of the Primetime Players revealed he was gay during an interview with TMZ.com, becoming the first ever professional wrestler to publicly declare he was homosexual while working for a national pro wrestling company.
During the interview, Young was asked whether a gay wrestler could be successful in WWE. Young laughed and said, “Absolutely, look at me,” and admitted he was gay and “happy.”
In the interview, Young said it didn’t think his orientation mattered and asked the interviewer whether it changed the way that the interviewer thought of him.
“I’m happy to be who I am,” said Young. “I’m comfortable with myself. I’m happy to be living my dream. I’m happy to be in LA for Summerslam for WWE. To be honest with you, I’m happy with myself. Some people might not like it. Some people will like it, but, I’m here to please myself. I’m here to be happy. It’s very important I’m happy with myself.”
Young said that he hoped to make a difference for others who might want to come out and said the sexual orientation of others shouldn’t matter, but the person they are should be what matters.