'really' a couple of times while Fandango dances around him, then says welcome to SummerSlam once more before we head into a video package hyping tonight's show.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show for the third time. Out to sing the National Anthem is JoJo from the cast of Total Divas.
Ring Of Fire Match
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt
After introductions all around, we're finally ready for the first match, and it's going to be the Ring of Fire match. Kane is out first to a nice pop from the crowd. Bray Wyatt is out next and he's got Harper and Rowan backing him up in their creepy entrance into the arena.
Wyatt sits in his rocking chair and smiles before blowing out his lantern. He's getting ready and laughing the whole time. Wyatt climbs into the ring and the bell rings, prompting flames to shoot up around the ring.
Kane backs Wyatt into the corner and pounds away before taking him around the ring and smashing his head into the turnbuckle. Kane delivers a clothesline and the flames shoot up. Harper and Rowan tease interfering and the flames shoot up again. Wyatt catches Kane with a big kick, and a huge head butt. Wyatt tries for a suplex but Kane reverses it. Kane catches Wyatt with a chop to the throat, then snap mares him over. Kane tries for a low kick, but misses. Bray misses a kick and almost goes face first into the flames. Kane misses a charge in the corner and Wyatt follows up with a splash. Wyatt hits a huge running forearm to knock Kane down.
Wyatt mounts Kane and wails away with right hands before kicking at him. Wyatt scream at Kane and kicks at his chest. Kane catches Wyatt around the throat, but Wyatt fights out. Wyatt runs into a big boot and Kane sends him into the corner, following with a quick splash, then another. Kane hits a sidewalk slam. Kane teases a chokeslam, but runs into a back elbow. Wyatt knocks Kane to the mat and calls for Harper and Rowan to help. Harper grabs a kendo stick and tries to toss it in, but it catches fire. Rowan tries to put the flames out with an extinguisher, but it doesn't work. In the ring, Kane grabs Wyatt around the throat and hits a chokeslam.
Kane reaches down to grab Wyatt again, and he delivers a second chokeslam. Rowan and Harper are going nuts. Kane signals for the tombstone, but Harper and Rowan find a huge fire blanket to smother the flames. They make their way into the ring and begin a beat down on Kane. Harper takes Kane to the mat and Rowan hits a huge splash. They drag Wyatt to his knees and hold Kane up for him. Wyatt grabs Kane, gives him a kiss on the forehead, and hits a crazy spinning DDT-like maneuver. Wyatt pins Kane and gets the three count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Following the match Harper and Rowan drag Kane from the ring and place him on a set of ring steps in front of Wyatt who's sitting in his rocking chair. Harper and Rowan grab the top of the steps, and Wyatt tells Kane that he's made his bed before Rowan and Harper bring the steps down on Kane's head. Bray lights the lantern, and the lights go out as the Wyatt Family make their way to the back.
The Wyatt's pick Kane up and take him to the back along with them.
- Josh Matthews is up in the stands with Booker T, Shawn Michaels, and Vickie Guerrero. Matthews asks Booker his opinions on the opening match. Booker says it was disturbing and the Wyatt Family has flipped the script. Michaels calls it an impressive debut, but says it was a little uncomfortable for his tastes. Vickie says it's not how she would run her show, but whatever to Brad Maddox.
- Paul Heyman gets a bit of promo time where he compares Punk/Lesnar to David vs. Goliath. He says Lesnar will take CM Punk out and Punk will never be seen again. Heyman says both men have agreed to his suggestion that tonight's match be 'no disqualification'. Heyman says the only biblical thing about tonight is that Punk will be pushed into martyrdom by Brock Lesnar.
Damien Sandow vs. Cody Rhodes
Damien Sandow is the first man to the ring, and of course he's got a mic. He talks about literary pairings like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and to dumb it down, Batman and Robin. Both groups had something in common where there was a leader, and a lackey. Rhodes was Sandow's sidekick, and tonight he sends him back from whence he came, to his family of carnival folk. He says Rhodes Scholar could have been a great team, but tonight he sends him to the destiny he was set for with his father, dumb and dumber.
Rhodes is out next and he's mustache-less, getting a little pop from the crowd on his way to the ring.
The bell rings and Sandow backs Rhodes into the corner. They trade position a couple of times before Cody hits a huge right, sends Sandow across the ring, and hits a huge back body drop. Cody comes up with a big front suplex for two. Sandow sends Rhodes out to the apron and sweeps his leg out from under him, sending him to the floor. Sandow follows and backs Cody into the ring apron hard before bringing things back into the ring. Sandow beats on Cody's back before hitting a big suplex. Sandow drives a couple of knees into Cody's spine before pulling back on Rhodes' arms.
Rhodes comes back and tries for Cross Rhodes, but Sandow puts him down to the mat with a Russian leg sweep, then drops the elbow of disdain for two. Sandow continues to work over the back, locking in a modified sharpshooter. Rhodes spins out of it and kicks Sandow away, but Sandow comes up with a vicious clothesline and smears Cody's face into the mat. Sandow heads to the middle rope, but Cody stops him with a punch to the gut. Rhodes pulls Sandow out with a muscle buster and rolls into the cover for two.
Rhodes hits Sandow with a big clothesline, then a back elbow. Rhodes hits a big right hand, then drops to the mat and hits Sandow with another. Rhodes goes to the apron and hits a big elbow to the top of Sandow's head before hitting a nice springboard... (Continues on next page)