Location: Brooklyn, New York
Airing Live On The WWE Network
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
Welcome to the WWE SummerSlam pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Renee Young, Jerry Lawler, David Otunga, and Lita consist of the panel. Scheduled to headline the show tonight in Brooklyn is Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe.
- The Miz, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas defeated The Hardys and Jason Jordan
- Neville defeated Akira Tozawa to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title
- The Usos defeated The New Day to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Titles
Welcome to the SummerSlam PPV! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is….
Singles Match: Baron Corbin vs. John Cena
Corbin has new music for his entrance tonight in Brooklyn. Footage is shown of Corbin cashing in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase on Smackdown last Tuesday night against Jinder Mahal and coming up short due to a distraction by Cena.
The bell rings and Cena bails out and puts in JBL’s cowboy hat at ringside and describes Corbin as being “shook” after what happened last Tuesday night. Back inside, Corbin with big knees and stomps to Cena. Corbin levels Cena with his slide out/slide in a clothesline. Corbin catches Cena jumping off the ropes and plants him with a quick slam that results in a two count. Cena with a quick dropkick to Corbin, but Corbin shrugs it off and tosses Cena away. Brooklyn with a “WHERE’S YOUR BRIEFCASE” chant at Corbin. Cena plants Corbin with his jumping shoulder blocks and twisting powerbomb. Corbin avoids Five Knuckle Shuffle and plants Cena with a chokeslam/backbreaker combo for another two count. Cena plants Corbin with a tornado DDT from the corner and this time connects with Five Knuckle Shuffle. Corbin with Deep Six countering an AA attempt for another two. Cena levels Corbin with a clotheslines and connects with an AA to pick up the pinfall.
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Naomi © vs. Natalya.
Natalya slaps Naomi right after the bell rings. Natalya takes a quick hurricanrana takedown from Naomi. Naomi slides on her knees and slaps Natalya. Natalya launches Naomi face first into the steel post from the ring apron. We see a shot of Carmella and James Ellsworth watching from backstage. Natalya chokes Naomi over the second rope. Natalya gets Naomi in an abdominal stretch and catches Naomi with her discus clothesline. Naomi with a side russian leg sweep on Natalya off the second turnbuckle corner. Naomi and Natalya exchange big elbows to the jaw. Naomi hooks the head of Natalya in her legs and drives her down face first into the mat for a two count. Natalya with a dropkick to the face of Naomi after avoiding more body kick shots. Naomi with a slingshot leg drop on Natalya over the ropes. Natalya gets the Sharpshooter locked in. Naomi breaks free launching Natalya into the corner. Natalya counters a moonsault attempt and goes right back to the Sharpshooter on Naomi. Naomi taps out. We have a new champion.
Winner: Natalya – new SmackDown Women’s Champion
The shark cage begins to lower inside the ring. We see footage of the ongoing issues between Enzo Amore and Big Cass involving the Big Show. Back live, Enzo heads to the ring and has a mic in hand. He talks about always being played the hand he was dealt. Enzo refers to himself as the Al Capone of this microphone. He runs down Big Cass saying he has no heart and tries to continue when Big Cass walks out to interrupt.
Singles Match: The Big Show vs. Big Cass with Enzo Amore in a shark cage.
Big Show with body shots to Cass in the corner. Big Show with a chop to Cass in the corner as Enzo shouts from the cage hanging above. Big Show with a side slam on Cass, but Big Show lands on his bad hand that is heavily wrapped tonight. Big Show misses a jumping splash on Cass in the corner. Cass with a corner splash, misses a big boot and Big Show lands with a KO punch using his bad hand. Cass kicks out during a pinfall attempt. Cass starts working over the bad hand of Big Show. Getting a cluster of “BORING” chants from the Brooklyn crowd as Cass continues to work on the bad hand. Big Show with a left hand clothesline and splash in the corner to Cass. Big Show with a left hand chokeslam and Cass kicks out. Cass bounces the bad hand of Big Show off the steel ring post. Enzo is taking his clothes off and trying to slide out of the cage. Enzo is oiling himself up. Enzo is free! Cass is looking up at him. Enzo falls to the mat and Cass levels him with a big boot. Cass backs up and catches Big Show with a big boot. Big Show kicks out. Cass with a second big boot and follows it up with a jumping elbow. Cass gets the pinfall for the win.
Winner: Big Cass
Backstage, Kurt Angle is on the phone when Daniel Bryan walks in. Bryan thinks Smackdown will steal the show with the WWE Championship match. Angle thinks the RAW main event is more universal. They do a yes-no chant back and forth.
Singles Match: Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Rusev jumps Orton during his entrance on the corner. Rusev sends Orton face first into the steel ring post at ringside. They return to the ring and the referee checks on Orton. Orton gets to his feet and gives the referee the okay to start the match. The bell rings and Orton with an RKO out of no where. Orton gets the win!
Backstage, Sasha Banks hugs Bayley. Bayley didn’t seem too pleased when Sasha left.
Raw Women’s Championship Match: Alexa Bliss © vs. Sasha Banks.
Bliss and Banks exchange elbows in the corner early. Lots of early pinfall attempts by both including Bliss catching Banks with a cross body off the top rope. Bliss drops Banks down face first over the mat after dropping her over the second turnbuckle. Bliss with a rear naked choke hanging Banks from the corner sitting up on the top turnbuckle. Bliss follows it up with double knees and knees off a moonsault over Banks. Bliss is slammed to the mat after countering another rear naked choke attempt. Banks catches Bliss with a running knee. Banks pulls Bliss down after a series of counters. Bliss bounces the face of Banks off her knee for a two count. Banks counters a sunset flip attempt and bounces Bliss off the corner head first. Banks with double knees, a running knee and a two count off a pinfall attempt on Bliss. Banks gets the Bank Statement applied. Bliss reaches the ropes and pulls herself out of the ring. Bliss pulls Banks off the ring apron. Bliss catches Banks with her Twisted Bliss off the top rope. Banks gets a shoulder up. Bliss can’t believe it. Banks has the Bank Statement locked in. Bliss works over the bad shoulder of Banks. Banks rolls through and gets the Bank Statement applied. Bliss taps out.