The 26th Annual SummerSlam came live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, August 18. The main event featured the WWE Champion John Cena defending his title against Daniel Bryan.
Pre-Show Match/Dark Match
Dean Ambrose Vs Rob Van Dam
(Singles Match for the WWE United States Championship)
Result: RVD won the match via disqualification after the remaining Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) interfered. Still, Ambrose remained the United States Champion.
Kane vs Bray Wyatt
(Ring of Fire Match)
Result: Wyatt won the match via pinfall following his signature move, Sister Abigail.
Damien Sandow Vs Cody Rhodes
Result: Rhodes won the match by pinfall after he hit Sandow with a Cross Rhodes.
Alberto Del Rio Vs Christian
(Singles Match for the World Heavyweight Championship)
Result: Del Rio caught Christian in the cross arm breaker forcing him to submit, thus retaining the championship.
Brie Bella (along with Nikki Bella and Eva Marie) vs Natalya (along with the Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi)
Result: Natalya won the match via submission following the SharpShooter.
Brock Lesnar (along with Paul Heyman) vs CM Punk
(No Disqualification Match)
Result: In a fabulous match, Lesnar managed to secure a pinfall victory after hitting Punk the F-5 on a steel chair.
Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn vs Big E. Langston & AJ Lee
(Mixed Tag Team Match)
Result: Ziggler won for his team countering Langston’s move into a Zig Zag, then a three count.
John Cena Vs Daniel Bryan
(Singles Match for the WWE Championship with Triple H as special guest referee)
Result: Bryan won the match by pinfall after hitting a powerful running kick to Cena’s face, thus winning the WWE Title.
Later after the match, the 2013 Money in the Bank winner Randy Orton appears. He thinks for a moment about cashing the briefcase but hesitates. As he leaves, Bryan starts his celebration, but the special referee hits a pedigree on Bryan, thus giving a reason for Orton to return.
Randy Orton Vs Daniel Bryan
(Money in the Bank Contract Match for the WWE Championship)
Result: Orton pins the already knocked out Bryan, thus crowning himself as the new WWE Champion.
Later after the match, Triple H holds Orton’s hands high up in the air, thus also possibly signaling the reformation of The Evolution.
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