WWE made its final cease on the way in which to SummerSlam on Sunday evening with The Horror Present at Excessive Guidelines – and boy did it dwell as much as the title.
Let’s dig into the extraordinary outcomes that served because the backdrop to some large motion. Earlier than we get going, Kevin Owens defeated Murphy on the kickoff present:
Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro def. New Day (c) in a tables match for the WWE Tag Group Championships
Being a twister tag group match, this was all the time going to be utter chaos and WWE picked the proper 4 rivals to make this work. From the get-go all 4 males went at each other and used the encompassing barricades to their benefits.
Huge E had the primary excessive spot of the match as he did his patented spear from the center ropes, however as he tried to execute it on each males, Nakamura and Cesaro managed to chop him off and alter momentum within the match.
Simply when Huge E regarded like was going to suplex Cesaro from the highest turnbuckle by way of two stacked tables, Nakamura saved the day. As Kofi reduce him off, Cesaro was in a position to give Huge E a tough touchdown and that allowed the challengers to group up and powerbomb Kingston by way of the desk for the win. New champions!
Bayley def. Nikki Cross for the SmackDown Girls’s Championship
The match began off with Bayley mocking Cross, intimating she was a number of ranges above the challenger with some elementary takedowns. Cross ultimately obtained fed up of the disrespect and unleashed the insanity she nonetheless holds inside from her NXT days on the champion.
After a few crossbodies from the highest rope, Bayley lastly regained management as she obtained the Scot on the skin and hit her in opposition to the barricades.
After Cross had mocked Bayley’s former hugger persona, she caught her with Bayley-to-Stomach, a transfer that has put just about each girl away, however Cross kicked out at 2. After some forwards and backwards, a distraction from Banks allowed Bayley to hit Cross with the ‘Boss’ knuckle dusters and the champ adopted that up with the Rose Plant to get the win.
MVP is the U.S. Champion, sort of
WWE introduced after the break that Apollo Crews couldn’t defend his United States title in opposition to MVP as he failed a pre-match bodily.
It was mentioned that these accidents have been on account of what Bobby Lashley did to him just a few weeks again on RAW. In actuality, it’s believed Crews is sick proper now.
MVP left with the title, however the announcers repeatedly said that it wasn’t official.
Seth Rollins def. Rey Mysterio in an eye fixed for an eye fixed match
The place to begin with this one? Weirdly sufficient, the beginning of the match featured some wrestling strikes with Irish Whips and Mysterio searching for his fabled 619. In a match that private and the place you’ll be able to solely win through an eye fixed extraction, appears bizarre that they’d try this.
Nevertheless, about 5 minutes in, Rollins actually began stepping on the fuel together with his efforts to seize Mysterio’s eye. The luchador legend purchased himself a while by tripping Rollins into the nook of the announcers’ desk, however Rollins nonetheless took management and tried to wreck Mysterio’s eyes in numerous methods.
Mysterio had a resurgence after avoiding a kendo stick caught within the turnbuckle and nailed a frog splash to proceed his momentum. Regardless of hitting Rollins personal curb stomp exterior of the ring, Rollins was in a position to flip the tide and dig Mysterio into the metal steps as soon as extra, similar to he did a number of months in the past.
The consequence noticed Mysterio clutching a faux eye that has already taken the web by storm. It’s fairly one thing!
Sasha Banks def. Asuka for the RAW Girls’s Championship?
After some enjoyable mat wrestling within the early exchanges that showcased the ring IQ of each ladies, Sasha Banks basically dominated the following ten minutes. Virtually utterly. With a wide range of holds, Banks labored over the champion in a bid to forestall her locking in her submission finisher afterward.
After being stretched and strained for almost all of the bout, Asuka rallied and began a fiery comeback in opposition to The Boss, however she needed to endure the Banks Assertion simply as she actually obtained rolling and that slowed her momentum.
Then, the end occurred. After some implausible counters, Asuka tried to inexperienced mist Banks and hit the ref. Bayley then hit Asuka with a title belt and she or he robbed the referee shirt from the laid out official and counted the three. Made no sense in any respect, however, presumably, Asuka continues to be the champion.
Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship
Ziggler lastly revealed the stipulation; it was an Excessive Guidelines match, however only for him. If McIntyre obtained counted out or obtained DQ’d Ziggler can be the champion, too. Very good pondering from a heel, it should be mentioned.
Regardless of the apparent benefits to the challenger, McIntyre nonetheless tailored to the scenario properly and took a maintain of the match early. Ziggler labored his means again into issues with a tough low blow and made a match out of it. When the Scot went searching for the Claymore, Ziggler hit his leg with a chair after which nailed the Zig-Zag.
McIntyre then went by way of a desk and solely simply beat a count-out. Then a Fameasser right into a Zig Zag right into a Rock Backside – on a chair no much less – nonetheless wasn’t sufficient!
As Ziggler regarded to land Candy Chin Music, McIntyre kipped-up on the good time and landed the claymore for the victory. Implausible match.
Bray Wyatt def. Braun Strowman in a swamp match
This match was one other cinematic match and it was bonkers from the get-go. We’re speaking Strowman heading off swamp ninjas earlier than the previous Braun Strowman took the current day Strowman down with a hammer of types. Sure, learn that again.
Then Strowman was chained up with Wyatt eulogising about how they need to be a group once more and actually, he’s his good friend, not enemy.
Then a snake chew Strowman (sure, significantly). The subsequent factor we all know, it cuts to Strowman beating up a few of Wyatt’s lackeys which finishes with one in all them getting set on fireplace, to which Strowman laughs.
A type of Alexa Bliss then appeared and tried to seduce Strowman out of his violent methods, saying “you already know you all the time needed to be collectively. Come dwelling.” Strowman resisted the type of Sister Abigail and proceeded to satisfy Wyatt on a ship for the ultimate scuffle.
Whereas it regarded like he had defeated Wyatt and put him underneath water, The Fiend would emerge and really drown Strowman for the climax of the present.