The Biggest Party of the Summer has arrived, and it’s time to get down to business here at eWrestling.com!
Welcome to the results page for WWE SummerSlam 2020, which emanates from Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, available on pay-per-view, and streaming live via the WWE Network.
The fun begins starting at 6pm Eastern Time with the WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show, which also streams live on the WWE Network, as well as WWE’s various social media outlets, leading fans directly into the main show starting at 7pm EST.
WWE SUMMERSLAM 2020 KICKOFF SHOW COVERAGE
The WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show is officially underway. We shoot inside the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. to a traditional panel style set-up.
On the WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show panel are Charly Caruso, Renee Young, Peter Rosenberg, Booker T and JBL.
They run down some of the action scheduled for tonight, some video packages air and then they kick it to Sarah Schreiber, who is in the ring with Andrade, Angel Garza and Zelina Vega.
Schreiber interviews the trio, despite Caruso sending it to a “backstage interview with The Street Profits.” Anyways, the three talk about their scheduled Raw Tag-Team Title match against Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins later in the show this evening.
Back to the panel, the Kickoff Show crew talk more about the Raw Tag-Team Title match scheduled for tonight before switching gears to discuss Jeff Hardy’s Intercontinental Championship victory over AJ Styles on the SummerSlam “go-home” episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
They discuss Hardy’s long road back to the top in WWE, and also touch on the launch of the groundbreaking WWE ThunderDome virtual fan experience, which debuted on the Friday Night SmackDown show earlier this week.
Now the panel kick it to another video package, which shows WWE Hall Of Famer “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry in a Welches Grape Juice segment on WWE’s The Bump along with his children and family inside his home. Henry is shown giving some of his WWE SummerSlam 2020 predictions for tonight.
We return after a couple of additional video packages and commercials for WWE products and shows, and the Kickoff Show panel talks at length about the big showdown tonight between Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
It’s interesting watching the panel talk about one of the ladies ending her journey with WWE tonight, knowing Renee Young, one of those hyping that story line, is actually legitimately in that exact position as she reportedly finishes up her eight-year career with WWE with tonight’s SummerSlam duties.
After they finish up the Rose-Deville talk, the panel moves on to another women’s showdown scheduled for tonight — the SmackDown and Raw Women’s Championship bouts pitting Bayley and Sasha Banks against Asuka in separate singles title matches.
A cool video package airs to explain how these two matches came to be heading into The Biggest Party of the Summer. As the video package wraps up, we return to the panel, however before any of the panelists can give their thoughts on the two women’s championship contests scheduled for tonight, they are interrupted by “The Queen of Spades.”
Shayna Baszler comes out with a microphone and reiterates the fact that “she’s got next” regardless of who ends up with what title when all is said-and-done tonight at WWE SummerSlam with the Raw and SmackDown Women’s title bouts. Baszler freaks out Caruso a bit and heads off.
A shook Caruso talks about being intimidated by Baszler before regaining her composure and setting up a video package that tells the story of the recent introduction of RETRIBUTION on Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.
The panel returns after the RETRIBUTION video package and talk about the impact the masked group has had on the WWE Universe in the short time that has passed since their arrival.
Booker T claims to be uneducated about the subject and when another panel member brings up him being one of the key members of the WCW Invasion of WWE, he jokingly responds by saying that he was part of the group invading, not one of the people getting invaded. The whole panel had a good laugh at that improvised gem laid out by the Booker-man.
Now we kick it to another video package that tells the story behind one of tonight’s featured attraction matches — the Street Fight pitting “The Monday Night Messiah” Seth Rollins one-on-one against Dominik Mysterio, with Rey Mysterio at ringside.
The video package wraps up and the panel give their thoughts on the Rollins-Mysterio rivalry as well as Dominik vs. Seth in the Street Fight later tonight, which starts with Booker T giving the “shucky ducky, quack quack award” after the pictures of the welts on Dominik’s back following the brutal kendo stick shot attack from “The Monday Night Messiah” during the build-up to tonight’s Street Fight.
Now things are sent down to Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips and Samoa Joe, who are at ringside and are getting prepared to call the action in the lone Kickoff Show match scheduled for tonight’s SummerSlam pre-show.
WWE United States Championship
Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP
With that said, the theme music of Apollo Crews plays and the WWE United States Champion begins making his way down to the ring for the opening contest inside the squared circle here at WWE SummerSlam 2020 inside the Amway Center in Orlando, FL.
Apollo poses on the top turnbuckle with his title as pyro explodes around him. After that, an “earlier tonight” backstage promo from Apollo airs. The U.S. Champion boasts the additional stipulation added to tonight’s match that calls for fairness to be ensured as MVP will not have any assistance due to Shelton Benjamin and Bobby Lashley being banned from ringside during the match.
MVP’s music hits and out he comes accompanied by Shelton Benjamin and Bobby Lashley, however the duo end up heading to the backstage area before MVP begins his walk down the entrance aisle and to the ring. He enters the ring and poses. We are moments away from championship action here on the WWE SummerSlam 2020 Kickoff Show.
The ThunderDome fans are shown now as the Amway Center fills up with virtual fans in the crowd. The bell sounds and immediately MVP takes Apollo down to the mat with a slick trip and looks for a leg submission. Apollo gets a rope break and they restart standing.
Apollo fares better now, getting in his first offensive flurry of the match only for MVP to kill his momentum dead in its’ tracks by using slick veteran tactics to take advantage of the referee breaking the two to get in a cheap shot that turns the offensive tide in his favor.
MVP gets in some big punches but Apollo speeds up, hitting the ropes and knocking MVP down. He follows up with a nice drop-kick and again as it seems that the U.S. Champion is stringing together an offensive sequence, MVP turns the tables and cuts his offensive efforts short. This time, MVP dumped Apollo out to the floor to regain the offensive driver’s seat in the match.
Back in the ring, Apollo looks to head to the top rope, but MVP crotches him and goes up to the top with him. He executes a nice super-plex on Apollo, with both guys crashing down to the mat with a vengeance. An immediate replay is shown of the super-plex while MVP goes for a pin fall that only gets him a count of two. Now it is Apollo who sends MVP from the ring to the floor with a big clothesline over the top rope. He hits a big dive over the top rope to take out MVP on the floor in a big follow-up high spot.
The referee nearly gets to a count of ten, however Apollo and MVP both dive into the ring just as the ref was passing the count of nine. They trade punches on their knees and fight their way back to their feet, however it is Apollo who fires up and starts putting together multiple-punch combos before hitting two running splashes on MVP in the corner. He hits a spinebuster and follows that up with a standing moonsault for his first close near fall of the bout.
Crews goes for the toss power bomb, MVP tries to reverse it into a Playmaker, but Crews reverses it back and this time he hits the toss power bomb for the pin fall victory. After the match, Lashley and Benjamin hit the ring looking to deliver a post-match attack on the U.S. Champion, however Apollo darts through the ropes and up the ramp, turning to taunt the trio before yelling out “it’s still mine” while proudly hoisting his U.S. Title in the air.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Apollo Crews
Following the U.S. Title bout, the Kickoff Show returns to the expert pre-show panel, with the panelists sending things to another video package, this time airing the package that tells the story behind one of tonight’s main events — the WWE Championship bout pitting current title-holder Drew McIntyre and his challenger for tonight, Randy Orton.
We return after the video package and JBL puts over Randy Orton as a superb talent and mentions he doesn’t care if he kisses babies and puppies and is a nice guy. Booker T and Rosenberg give their additional thoughts.
Renee Young Gets A Quick Send-Off To End Her WWE Journey
Now Renee Young is given a few kind words from Caruso and her fellow Kickoff Show panelists, as they bring up on the broadcast the fact that tonight marks Young’s final day with WWE.
As noted, Young wraps up her near ten-year journey with the company after the show this evening. Caruso puts over Young, and the others smile as Young makes a few quick comments, thanking WWE for “changing her life” and wrapping up the Kickoff Show with a look at Asuka making her way through the halls backstage at the Amway Center, as she prepares for double-championship-duty tonight.
With that said, that wraps up the 2020 SummerSlam Kickoff Show. It’s now officially time for The Biggest Party of the Summer, as it is now time to send things over to the WWE Network and/or pay-per-view, where the 2020 SummerSlam main show begins … NOW!
Now that the WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show has concluded, it is time for our live WWE SummerSlam 2020 results coverage of the main pay-per-view show.
WWE SUMMERSLAM 2020 RESULTS
The usual bad-ass elaborate video package airs to kick off the 33rd annual WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view, as we shoot live inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, which is filled with members of the WWE Universe via the WWE ThunderDome virtual fan experience.
Michael Cole and Corey Graves welcome us to the show as pyro explodes throughout the arena and things are sent to the ring for our first match of the PPV broadcast, which is for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
SmackDown Women’s Championship
Asuka vs. Bayley (c)
With that said, the familiar theme of Asuka hits the house speakers inside Amway Center and out she comes, making her way down to the ring for her first of two scheduled championship bouts here this evening.
As Asuka settles into the ring, the theme of the reigning and defending SmackDown Women’s Champion plays. Bayley makes her way down to the ring as Michael Cole points out on commentary that this marks the 317th day for Bayley’s current reign as SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Bayley makes her way to the ring accompanied by Raw Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks. The ring announcer does the formal pre-match introductions and the bell sounds to kick off the action inside the ring here in the SummerSlam opener.
The action is underway as Bayley takes it to Asuka, however it doesn’t take long for the momentum to shift as the match already exits the ring and the two ladies brawl on the floor at ringside.
Asuka ends up spiking Bayley with a DDT, as the SmackDown Women’s Champion lands directly on the top of her head on the way down, ala Rob Van Dam back in the day. Replays are shown of the brutal DDT as the action returns inside the ring.
Once back in the ring, Bayley takes advantage of a momentarily unfocused Asuka and regains offensive control in the bout. The champion grounds the challenger, slapping a rear chin-lock on her and driving her knees into her back repeatedly.
Asuka crawls over to the bottom rope as Bayley taunts and screams at her from behind. She goes into rage mode after Asuka springs-to briefly for a big shot to the grill of the champ, leading to a brutal fists-of-fury rapid-fire punch-combo from Bayley.
The two fight back to their feet, exchanging haymakers when Bayley ends up hitting her trademark Bayley-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Replays are shown of that spot as Asuka starts to take back control of the action. Asuka decks the champ with a big kick.
Asuka is down from exhaustion as well and now both ladies are slow to return to their feet. They finally regain their composure and the action resumes as Asuka is making her fired-up comeback now. She is sprinting around the ring landing running hip attacks and an assortment of vicious kicks.
We see a cool spot where Bayley goes to the top-rope for a flying elbow smash, but she ends up landing with her arm right between the legs of a waiting Asuka, who locks the SmackDown Women’s Champion up in an arm-bar that looks tight.
Bayley ends up escaping thanks to distraction from “The Boss” at ringside and moments later, Sasha Banks gets involved again and as the announcers explain on commentary, “takes a bullet for Bayley” from Asuka. As Asuka turns around, Bayley scores the win.
As soon as the bell rings to end the match, Banks hits the ring and starts a post-match beat down on Asuka, which Bayley eventually joins in on. They double-team her a bit and soften her up for Banks’ title defense against her later in the evening.
Winner and STILL SmackDown Women’s Champion: Bayley
Backstage: A Mysterio Pre-Match Heart-To-Heart
We shoot backstage after some commercials air, where we see the Mysterio family — as Dominik is in a locker room with his mother and father.
He asks his mom to give him a moment alone with his father so he can have a word in private with him. He tells his dad he appreciates him being in his corner, but this is his fight. He begins to ask his dad to make him a promise, but Rey Mysterio interrupts, stating he knows what Dominik is going to ask.
He says he can’t make that promise. Dominik says it’s time for him to handle his own and protect his family. “I need your word, please, you cannot get involved.” Mysterio eventually gives his word that he won’t. They hug to end the segment.
Raw Tag-Team Championships
Angel Garza & Andrade vs. Street Profits (c)
Now things switch over to the announce team of Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Samoa Joe, who are joined by Kevin Owens on commentary for our next bout of the evening, which is the third straight championship bout of the evening here at SummerSlam.
The theme music of the team of Andrade and Angel Garza plays as the challengers for our next contest make their way down to the ring accompanied by Zelina Vega. Once they settle in the ring, the camera shoots back to the entrance stage.
We are treated to a pretty special ring entrance from the reigning, defending Raw Tag-Team Champions — The Street Profits — as Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins come out with a ton of energy and enthusiasm, while cups fall from the ceiling like confetti as the team make their way down to ringside, stopping to hop up on the announce desk to dance, while Byron Saxton geeks out dancing in his chair along with them.
When the champs finally enter the squared circle, even more cups start falling from the ceiling. A split-screen pre-match “earlier in the day” promo from the Street Profits air, where they vow to leave the same way they walked into the Amway Center tonight, as the Raw Tag-Team Champions.
To kick things off, Montez Ford is in for his side and Andrade for his side. The bell rings and the match begins. Andrade takes control early on with a chop to the chest of Ford. Ford takes down Andrade. Andrade back to his feet and lands a big boot to the face of Ford. Ford knocks Andrade over the top rope and out of the ring.
Ford gets an assist from Dawkins as Garza enters the ring. Garza is slammed to the canvas. Ford goes flying over the top rope, only to be caught by Andrade and Garza who slam Ford to the floor at ringside. Back in the ring, Andrade with a forearm to the face of Ford.
Garza makes the tag as Andrade sets Ford up outside of the ropes, Garza with a Baseball Slide Kick knocking Ford to ringside. Garza rolls Ford back in for the cover. Ford kicks out. Garza attempts to position Ford on the top turnbuckle. Garza with a double kick to Ford, then rips off his pants showing he means business. Andrade with an extended arm bar to Ford over the top rope. Re-entering the ring, Andrade once again locks in the arm bar on Ford.
The crowd begins to clap and hype up Ford. Ford begins throwing Strikes on Andrade. Garza tags in. Garza smiles for the camera as he pins Ford. Ford kicks out at two. Garza with another tag. Garza assists Andrade with a Double Foot Stomp on Ford from the top rope for a cover. Ford kicks out at two. Dawkins hasn’t been in legally yet in this match, noted by Kevin Owens on commentary. Garza tags in again, only to tag Andrade right back in. Ford flips and hits a kick, flying across the ring for the tag. Dawkins comes in hot!
Dawkins with an Elbow to Andrade and a Forarm to Garza knocking him off the apron. Andrade slows Dawkins. Andrade hits what looks to be an accidental Back Elbow on Dawkins. Dawkins hits a Spear, taking Andrade down to the canvas! Ford soars through the air for the cover. Garza then gets the cover, Dawkins breaks the cover. Garza with a Superkick. Ford accidentally falls into Vega in all the chaos. Garza looks for the Wing Clipper. Cash Out by Dawkins, From the Heavens Ford goes for the cover Andrade tries to interject, Dawkins Spears Andrade for the block, gets the three count pin and win!
Winners and STILL Raw Tag-Team Champions: Street Profits
Kevin Owens Show Plug For Monday Night Raw
Angelo and Montez celebrate their victory after scoring the pin fall over the team of Andrade and Angel Garza and then we head to the commentary desk, where Kevin Owens, the special guest announcer during the previous match has an announcement.
Kevin Owens invites Aleister Black to the Kevin Owens Show for tomorrow night’s post-SummerSlam edition of Monday Night Raw.
Kayla Braxton Interviews Sasha Banks & Bayley
Now we send things over to Kayla Braxton, who is standing inside the ring with SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley and Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. Bayley calls tonight magical, adding she knows Kayla has “earth shattering questions” for Banks so she’ll let her ask them now.
Banks ends up gloating when asked about her upcoming title defense later in the show against Asuka. She says “If Bayley can beat Asuka, I KNOW I can.” Bayley says, “That’s a ‘clean sweep’ as she motions with an actual broom a sweeping motion before walking off to end the interview segment.
No DQ, Loser Leaves WWE Match
Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville
It’s time to head back to the ring for our next match of the evening, as the video package airs for the No Disqualification Loser Leaves Town Match between best friends turned enemies Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
Sonya Deville is introduced first as she stands at the top of the stage, her entrance theme sounds in the arena at Amway Center and she makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring as she awaits her opponent. Out next is said-opponent — Mandy Rose.
Rose quickly walks down the ramp and enters the ring, her hair slicked back, looking more like Deville. The bell rings and the match is officially underway as the two quickly get closer to each other and begin circling all-the-while talking trash to each other. Deville shoves Rose. Mandy answers back with a right hand that sends Sonya to the mat, and this match is now officially underway.
The action spills out to the floor at ringside where Deville blasts Rose with big knees to the mid-section. Rose ends up fighting back, slamming Deville face-first into the steel ring stairs. Mandy delivers a suplex to Sonya onto the ramp and then slams Sonya into the steel ring-post. She then slams Sonya into the steel ring-barricade before climbing up on the announcers table. Mandy delivers a clothesline to Sonya. Mandy drags a table out from beneath the ring, as the already violent business is about to pick up and reach an even more violent state.
Mandy is unable to turn the table right-side-up. Mandy tries once again. Deville out of nowhere with a steel chair to the gut of Mandy. Deville screams at a fallen Mandy, asking if she still thinks she can stand up to her. Sonya continuously slams Mandy’s face off the announcers table before rolling her back into the ring for the cover. Mandy kicks out at two.
Several kicks to the body of Rose now as Sonya is in a comfortable offensive lead at this point. She blasts Rose with a sliding knee before following up with a pin attempt. Rose again manages to kick out before the referee can reach a three-count. The action continues. Mandy goes for the Running Knee, Sonya catches Mandy in a Dragon Sleeper. Deville wraps her legs around Mandy, really synching it in. Rose with several Back Elbows, successfully breaking the hold.
Deville with a fistful of Mandy’s hair. A triangle by Sonya, Mandy lifts up and shoves Sonya’s shoulders to the canvas for a two count. “I’m tired of your ugly face!” Sonya shouts as she kicks Mandy in the face. Sonya with more trash-talk, Mandy with a flurry, Sonya counters with a Knee to the mid-section. Mandy with a knee strike for the two count. Sonya rolls to ringside to re-group. Mandy follows, slamming Sonya into the barricade. Michael Cole reminds fans that the loser leaves WWE.
Mandy slams Sonya face first into the announcers table. Mandy lifts Sonya onto the table. Deville rolls off the table as Mandy makes her way to the apron. Sonya pulls the table, Mandy grabs a steel chair and throws it at Mandy. A knee by Sonya, followed by a kick to the mid-section that knocks Mandy to the floor at ringside. Sonya rolls Mandy back into the ring and is met by a knee to the nose by Rose. Deville is met with a power-house running knee by Mandy. And another. Now a third. She hits a fourth and covers her. 1-2-3. It’s all over. Rose wins and Deville, the loser, per the stipulation, must leave WWE.
Winner: Mandy Rose
Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio
The video package airs for our next bout of the evening, which will be the Street Fight pitting ‘The Monday Night Messiah” Seth Rollins one-on-one against the son of Rey Mysterio, Dominik.
Back inside the arena, pyro explodes as Rollins makes his way out to the stage accompanied by Murphy. Rollins struts down the ramp in 1997 Rey Mysterio ring-gear with a leather jacket over top as Rollins climbs the steel stairs with an ear-to-ear smile on his face.
We briefly shoot backstage where Angie Mysterio speaks in Spanish to Dominik before kissing her son on his forehead for good luck. Dominik Mysterio pauses at the top of the stage with his father, Rey Mysterio, as he begins his ring entrance. His first match as a WWE Superstar, Dominik Mysterio climbs the turnbuckles, lifting his hands above his head.
The camera catches Rollins pointing out his ring gear to the Mysterio’s. The referee signals for the bell and here we go! The SummerSlam Street Fight is now officially underway!
Rollins takes Dominik down immediately, then releases him with a big smile as he puts his hands on his knees. Dominik circles the ring and the two clasp hands, Mysterio is taken down again. Dominik is looking nervous here in the early goings of his first match on such a grand stage against such a dangerous veteran opponent in “The Monday Night Messiah.”
Rollins and Mysterio lock up again as Rollins speaks to Rey who stands at ringside, leaning in on the apron. Mysterio with a few good Right Hands at Rollins. Dominik with a little hint of Lucha Libre inside the ring. Arm Drag by Dominik, jumping from his back to his feet, clearly his nerves are fading. Rollins claps mockingly for Dominik. Rollins and Mysterio lock up again as Rollins speaks to Rey who stands at ringside, leaning in on the apron. Mysterio with a few good Right Hands at Rollins.
Dominik with a little hint of Lucha Libre inside the ring. Arm Drag by Dominik, jumping from his back to his feet, clearly his nerves are fading. Rollins claps mockingly for Dominik. Rollins lifts Dominik and then drops him to the canvas. “Gimme a kendo stick” Rollins demands of Murphy. Dominik takes control as he grabs the kendo stick, chasing Rollins around the outside of the ring. Rollins slams Dominik hard into the turnbuckle. We see Rey’s wife backstage nearly in tears as she watches on a monitor.
Murphy throws a steel chair into the ring and Rollins sits down. Rollins looks to Rey stating, “Come on Papa, come on…” Dominik once again waves off Rey. “You don’t wanna help, I’ll put an end to it then!” Rollins looks for a Stomp as he jumps up on the chair, Dominik rolls out of the way. Dominik twists Rollins face first into the steel chair. Dominik continues to get the Upperhand, a DDT by Dominik as he lifts Rollins leg for the cover. Rollins kicks out at two, nearly scoring a victory over Rollins! Dominik back to his feet, grabs the kendo stick and lands a blow to the ribs of Rollins, then the back.
Dominik then hits Rollins in the stomach and several more blows before throwing the kendo stick out of the ring. DOminik climbs to the top turnbuckle, Rollins stalls Dominik before he can do any high flying moves. Rollins climbs up and meets Dominik at the top turnbuckle. Rollins is shoved down to the canvas. ROllins quickly climbs back up and flips Dominik off the top and hits a Falcoln Arrow for the cover. Dominik kicks out at two! Rollins shakes his head in disbelief. Rollins begins attacking Dominik with the kendo stick, “Save your son Rey… save him! Save him!”
Rey shouts, “Is this how you fight fair? Show me you can fight fair!” Murphy pulls a table from beneath the ring and shoves it into the ring. Rollins returns his attention to Dominik as he opens the table and sets it up inside the ring. Rollins gets the kendo from Murphy, dragging Dominik towards the table, positioning Dominik right in front of his father on top of the top turnbuckle. Rollins climbs up and shouts, “I need you to know, this is all your fault!”
Dominik caught Rollins as he talked trash to Rey. Dominik pulls Rollins through the table. Rollins holds his head inside the ring as Rey shouts, “You’ve got this!” Dominik climbs up top and comes flying off with a picture-perfect frog splash. He follows up by covering Rollins, however “The Monday Night Messiah” manages to kick out before the referee can make it to the count of three.
Superkick by an infuriated Rollins, followed up by a Powerbomb! Rollins with a sadistic look on his face. Rollins rips Dominik’s shirt down to expose newly healed flesh following the last kendo stick attack several weeks ago. Rollins begins striking Dominik with the kendo stick again. “Stay down Rey!” Rollins smiles, then turn back to a serious look. Murphy hands Rollins a pair of handcuffs with an extended chain link between the two cuffs. “What Rey? Come on Rey! Come stop it, you can stop it Rey!” Rollins shouts to Rey. “Come on Daddy!”
Rey runs up the ramp and tries to stop his wife who is quite upset. Dominik with a roll up for the two count. Murphy with a kick to Dominik, then dragging Dominik to the steel stairs at ringside, attempting to blind him as he and Rollins did to Mysterio at The Horror Show At Extreme Rules. Mysterio having had enough, comes to Dominik’s aid, attacking Murphy with several blows. Murphy and Rollins handcuff Rey to the bottom rope, both superstars holding kendo sticks. Rollins looks up the ramp. Rollins looks up at Rey’s wife. “Seth, over here, take me!” Dominik grabs Rollins as he walks towards Dominik’s mother. Dominik sends Rollins into the steel stairs. Dominik flips Murphy over his back.
Dominik hits a 619 sending Rollins into the barricade then a 619 again on Rollins into the ring. Dominik to the top with a Frog Splash attempt, Rollins lifts his knees for the block! Rollins shouts to Rey, “reach for your son… reach…” Rey still handcuffed to the bottom rope. Rollins with the Stomp to Dominik for the three count and the victory in what was a violent, eventful Street Fight.
Rey is shown crying after the match reaching out for his son. Rollins drops the handcuff key on a necklace onto Dominik’s near-lifeless body. Rey still crying as he’s cuffed to the bottom rope. We head into replays from the match. Rey Mysterio crying as he reaches for his son. Rollins drops the handcuff key on a necklace onto Dominik’s near-lifeless body. Rey still crying as he’s cuffed to the bottom rope. We head into replays from the match.
Dominik is forced to hand the keys to the handcuffs to his father as he writhes in pain inside the ring. Rey uncuffs himself and crawls over to Dominik who is in tears inside the ring. Rey hugs Dominik and comforts him in the center of the ring. They embrace as the scene fades out and we shoot over to a commercial advertisement.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Raw Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Asuka
Sasha Banks’s music sounds in the ThunderDome as Banks makes her way to the stage accompanied by her tag-team partner and bestie, SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley. Sasha dances with her title inside the ring as Cole sends us to a clip from earlier tonight where Banks absorbed the attack from Asuka to save Bayley, followed by delivering a flurry of fists to Asuka immediately following Bayley’s match. We return to the arena where Banks continues to dance and pose with her title belt.
Out next is Asuka as her entrance theme sounds in the arena. Asuka once again in her robe and mask as she dances and sways all over the ramp making her way to the ring where her opponent, Banks, is already awaiting her. Only having an hour to recover, Asuka looks ready as she removes her mask. Asuka also removes her robe. Asuka limps as her left leg is injured. The match is officially announced for the Raw Women’s Championship. The bell rings and the second match up for Asuka at tonight’s SummerSlam PPV is officially underway.
Banks immediately with a Double Leg Kick to Asuka as the bell rings, taking Asuka to the canvas immediately. Banks has control early on. Banks grabs the injured leg of Asuka. A Double Leg take-down by Banks. Banks back to her feet as Asuka delivers multiple kicks to the mid-section of Banks.
A Sliding Forearm to Banks. Banks heads outside of the ring, Bayley says to her best friend, “Let’s leave, let’s go…” as she points up the ramp. The referee at the count of five as Asuka rolls back into the ring, flinging Banks across the ring. Hip Attack in the corner to Banks by Asuka. A cover by Asuka, Banks kicks out at two. Arm Bar by Banks. Banks with several stomps to Asuka to break it up. Banks slams Asuka ridiculously hard on the floor outside of the ring.
Asuka somehow makes it back into the ring. Banks goes for the cover, Asuka kicks out at two. Banks rolls Asuka once again, again Asuka kicks out at two. Banks shouts to Asuka to give up as she kicks Asuka multiple times. Banks with a Massive Kick to the head of Asuka, Bayley believing the match is over, Banks goes for the cover, Asuka again kicks out. Banks continues to dominiate Asuka.
Asuka catches Banks on her shoulders and slams Banks face-first for a lock up of Banks’s right leg, looking for an Ankle Lock. Asuka jumps onto the top turnbuckle. A Stinging Elbow by Banks as she climbs up with Asuka on the top. Asuka fights off Banks and a DDT from ther top by Asuka.
Banks rolls out of the ring as the referee begins the count. As the referee gets to the count of five, Asuka joins Banks out, sending Banks into the barricade. Asuka slams Banks into the LAD board. Asuka climbs up to the top, Missile Dropkick for the two count as Banks kicks out.
Banks with Double Knees to the face of Asuka for the cover. Asuka kicks out after the longest two and a half count ever. It was that close. Banks is in shock, as is Bayley on the outside of the ring. Banks goes up top, looking for a frog splash, however this time there is nobody home as Asuka rolls out of the way at the last second. Bayley says “her leg is done for. you’re the greatest!” Bayley encourages Banks. Bayley says, “Two-Belts-Banks for LIFE!”
Asuka catches Banks in the Asuka Lock! Banks was able to break out of the Leg Scissors. Asuka refuses to let the hold go, Banks with the cover, Asuka kicks out. Bank Statement. Asuka refuses to let go! Asuka with the Asuka Lock once again. Banks finds a way out. Asuka with a Kick to the midsection of Banks! Asuka catches Banks with the Asuka Lock! Banks cannot reach the ropes and it’s all over as she taps out! We have a new Raw Women’s Champion and the end of “Two-Belts-Banks” all at once.
Winner and NEW Raw Women’s Champion: Asuka
Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre (c)
Our next match of the evening is on deck now, as the video package for the WWE SummerSlam 2020 pay-per-view co-main event is airing now. The WWE Championship showdown between Randy Orton and the reigning, defending WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is up next.
We hear Randy Orton’s entrance theme over the speakers as we return from the video package to “The Viper” making his way down the ramp. He enters the ring with a sly smile on his face.
We see WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels in a picture-in-picture segment as Orton finishes up his ring entrance. Shawn Michaels states, “I live by the golden role, do unto other as you would want them to do unto you” adding since he’s not there, he hopes McIntyre gives Orton a Claymore Kick upside his head.
On that note, we hear the Scottish bagpipes and horns playing after the sword swipes, as WWE Champion “The Scottish Psychopath” Drew McIntyre emerges and begins making his walk to the ring after he is picked up on camera saying to himself, “This is pretty cool.”
The bell sounds and here we go with our co-main event of the evening, with the WWE Championship on-the-line. Early on, Orton avoids physicality with the champion, scooting out of the ring every time that McIntyre attempts to engage. When McIntyre goes out after him, Orton rolls back in. When McIntyre comes back in after him, Orton cuts him off and starts out in the offensive lead after his annoying, albeit successful veteran tactics.
As Orton establishes his first offensive run in the match, he looks to try and close the show before it even gets started, as he attempts an “RKO out of nowhere” on the champ, only to find his attempt thwarted by the champ. Moments later, “The Viper” tried for it again, but again, no dice.
McIntyre now exits the ring and stands on the ramp, re-evaluating things before re-engaging with “The Apex Predator.” Finally, McIntyre smiles and nods, before heading back and returning to the ring. Orton immediately goes for a super-kick, however McIntyre catches Orton’s foot. Orton again attempts an RKO out of nowhere for the third time already, however for the third time, McIntyre again shoves him off.
Orton slams McIntyre face-first off the announcers table and then the steel ring post as the action spills out of the ring. The two continue to brawl outside the squared circle, with Orton again slamming McIntyre face-first off the announce table and then yet again off the ring post. Orton lifts McIntyre up and slams him on the announce table back-first. Orton quickly glides back into the ring. McIntyre is in afterwards and “The Viper” stops him on the way in on the ring apron. He hooks Drew’s tights and hoists the big Scottish fella up in the air, suplexing the champion down to the floor. McIntyre bounced off of the concrete in what was a rough landing.
The referee begins to count. At six, however, Orton rolls McIntyre back into the ring to break the count. The match continues. Orton goes for the cover, but McIntyre kicks out at one. Orton grabs McIntyre around the neck, squeezing as the crowd starts making some noise, looking to rally behind the champ in hopes of their support being the little extra drive he needs to fight his way back into the contest, which is slipping further and further away from him.
Finally, McIntyre struggles and makes it back to his feet, delivering a blow to the mid-section of Orton, however “The Viper” brings him back down to the mat with authority. He follows up with a stomp to McIntyre, then another. He continues as the announcers put over Orton’s longstanding use of the infamous “Rugged” Ronnie Garvin stomps.
Orton continues to dominiate this match-up, McIntyre unable to stay up in a standing position. McIntyre once again rolls out of the ring. Orton stops to pose, the crowd boos! McIntyre struggles back to his feet as he delivers Heavy Strikes to Orton. McIntyre with a massive shot to the knee with a Knee Breaker on Orton. Orton in the corner, delivers a kick to the knee of Drew McIntyre. Orton preys on McIntyre’s vulnerability. Orton is caught with a Spine Buster by WWE Champion, McIntyre.
McIntyre hits a Figure Four on Orton, humiliating Orton with Ric Flair’s infamous move. Orton slings forward and backward. Orton’s shoulder’s down, the referee begins the pin count. Orton rocks back and forth to reverse the pressure, Orton is bitch-slapped by McIntyre as he rolls through. Orton grabs the referee’s shirt, pulling the referee forward to block his view as Orton shoved his finger into McIntyre’s eye to break the hold!
McIntyre with a chop through the chest of Orton. McIntyre’s eye is bleeding now on top of damage to the left shoulder and left knee. Both men bringing the hammers, make their way back to their feet. Orton looks for another thumb to the eye, Orton counters with a massive strike! McIntyre stumbles, but picks up steam. Overhead belly-to-belly. And again. Look out folks, the champ has found his second wind, as McIntyre has come alive in this WWE Championship co-main event. The fans are rallying behind him now, clammoring and making noise as “The Scottish Psychopath” fires up on offense with his big comeback.
McIntyre plants Orton face-first into the turnbuckle. McIntyre heads up top, meeting Orton, looking for the trademark Superplex of the Orton family. Orton delivers Strikes to McIntyre who falls backwards and is caught upside down. McIntyre played possum! Orton is flipped and dropped to the canvas as McIntyre goes for the cover! Orton kicks out at two. McIntyre back to his feet.
We see a Future Shock DDT, as McIntyre gets only a two count once again when Orton manages to pop up his right shoulder just in time. McIntyre looking frustrated as Orton’s head is split and still bleeding. McIntyre off the top, Orton hits the power slam on McIntyre for the two count.
Orton’s quick strike didn’t finish this match as he’d planned! Orton back to his feet, McIntyre shoves Orton and hits the Glassgow Kiss, both go over the top turnbuckle to the outside. Orton is bright red and looks exhausted. Orton was rocked inside the ring, stumbling around. McIntyre looks to re-enter the ring, however Orton cuts him off on the way in and grabs McIntyre, hitting his trademark draping DDT off the middle rope.
“The Viper” mode is here now as Orton drops down to the mat and pounds his fists to the canvas as he stalks his prey, waiting for McIntyre to get back to his feet. Orton steps back a few steps and lies in wait, looking to blast the champ with the punt kick. Drew has him well-scouted, however, and avoids it. He looks to counter with his Claymore Kick, however Orton ducks under that.
Unfortunately for “The Viper”, however, he ducked under it and right into a simple back-slide out of nowhere. Drew scores the pin, and as the announcers point out, Orton “never saw it coming.” McIntyre retains his WWE Championship with the big win over Orton in the WWE SummerSlam co-main event. Only one match remains, and it will be contested for the WWE Universal Championship — NEXT!
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre
WWE Universal Championship (Falls Count Anywhere)
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman (c)
The video package for the 2020 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view main event airs, as up next is our final match of the evening — “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman goes one-on-one against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt with the WWE Universal Championship on-the-line. Our headline bout of the evening is up next. Stay tuned.
We return inside the WWE ThunderDome set up inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, as it is time for the ring entrances of tonight’s main event participants. Out first is the challenger “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. We hear the Firefly Funhouse theme momentarily, which is ultimately cut off by a slower, darker melody and the phrase, “Let me in!” From there, “The Fiend” emerges and begins to make his way down the ramp towards the ring.
Out next is the WWE Universal Champion, “The Monster Among Men” with a loud roar — Braun Strowman! Strowman with a blank look of anger and nothingness in his cold, dead eyes, as he stares a hole through “The Fiend.” The WWE Universal Champion steps over the top rope, roaring once more as he enters the ring, removes his title belt and holds it high above his head.
The formal pre-match ring introductions are over and now the bell sounds to officially start our WWE SummerSlam 2020 pay-per-view main event for the WWE Universal Championship. Our “Falls Count Anywhere” headline bout is now underway.
Strowman powers Fiend into the corner, Fiend laughs maniacally. Fiend attempts to rip Strowman’s head clear off his neck. Fiend gets a lil warm, removing his leather jacket as he follows Strowman to the outside as he cackles. Fiend grabs the tackle box from under the apron, slamming it into Strowman, knocking the Monster among men directly to the floor.
Strowman continues to roar as he slams Fiend through the barricade. FIend immediately stands back up. Strowman slams Fiend through the announcer’s table. Again, Fiend stands right back up. Strowman slams the steel chairs into the forehead of Fiend who stay down a moment longer this time. Strowman rolls Fiend back into the ring, Strowman following closely behind.
Back to his feet, Fiend takes a Splash from Strowman. Running Power Slam by Strowman for the cover. Strowman is in shock that Fiend was able to kick out. These two have done everything done in a normal WWE match-up and neither “man” will stay down. Back to the outside, Strowman continues to brutalize Fiend up the ramp, driving Fiend right into the screen at the top of the stage. “Come on Fiend!” Strowman throws Fiend head first into the screen once again.
The two monsters continue their brawl backstage, Fiend hits Sister Abigail on Strowman in a random red lit room. Strowman somehow kicks out of Fiend’s cover! Strowman crawls across the floor, Fiend drags Strowman out by his beard. Fiend crawls over to Strowman, slithering up behind Strowman before kicking Strowman down the ramp. Fiend lifts Strowman back to his feet, only to knock him down once more.
Strowman teetering near the edge of the stage. Strowman falls at the bottom of the ramp. Fiend puts his hand to his temple, stopping for a moment as Strowman lays on the floor. Fiend with the Mandible Claw, Strowman blocks to the best of his ability. Strowman back to his feet, shoving Fiend into the ring apron. Strowman with a roar as he hits a Clubbing Forearm to Fiend for the cover at ringside.
Everything is smashed, crushed, and destroyed at ringside and up the ramp into the backstage area. The two monsters destroying everything in their path. Strowman with a Running Powerslam almost putting Fiend THROUGH the ring.
Strowman stands up as Fiend stays laid out in the center of the ring. The referee checking on Fiend as Strowman rolls out of the ring, heading over to the toolbox, grabbing a box cutter and returning to the ring. Strowman cuts up the canvas, tearing the ring apart, exposing the wood beneath. Strowman realizes Fiend is back to his feet. Fiend hits a Uranagi followed by Sister Abigail. Fiend lifts Strowman once more, with another face first Sister Abigail for the three count!
Winner and NEW WWE Universal Champion: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
After The Match: Roman Reigns Returns!
Once the match finishes up, as “The Fiend” is celebrating in the ring with his newly won Universal Title, out of nowhere, “The Big Dog” himself sprints down to the squared circle.
That’s right — Roman Reigns is back to claim his yard, folks!
Reigns enters the ring and takes out “The Fiend” before heading outside the ring to turn his attention to the former champion Braun Strowman.
Reigns takes Strowman out with a big spear before grabbing a chair and repeatedly whacking the hell out of Strowman with it.
Finally, Reigns re-enters the ring where he takes out “The Fiend” once again. He walks over to the Universal Championship, which Wyatt just won, and raises it high above his head as the 2020 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view goes off the air.
Check out extended video footage of the surprise WWE return of Roman Reigns at the end of the WWE SummerSlam 2020 pay-per-view by clicking here.
We never saw it coming.
- WATCH: Extended video footage of Roman Reigns SHOCKING return to WWE at the end of SummerSlam (VIDEO)
Just #ICYMI: “The Big Dog” #RomanReigns returned at #WWESummerslam inside the #WWEThunderDome to close out “The Biggest Party of the Summer” by attacking the NEW Universal Champion and the former title-holder to close out #SummerSlam (#VIDEO)
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— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) August 24, 2020
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