Welcome to Brooklyn. Welcome to the Barclays Center. And more importantly, welcome to WWE SummerSlam 2016.
Tonight is an evening filled with dream matches and championship encounters. Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar will engage in a main event worthy of getting the SummerSlam shine. Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler will do SmackDown proud as they take go head to head for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. And for RAW, Finn Balor will tap into his demonic alter ego to face Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship. Plus there’s tons more matches that fill up this mega card of epic proportions.
Now that WWE SummerSlam 2016 is currently underway, we’ll be here to give you all the results and highlights you need to know.
American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable), The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) and The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) vs. Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze), The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) and The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) (12-Man Tag Team Match)
Winners: American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable), The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) and The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso)!
Highlights: Breeze and Gable got things underway. Gable used his amateur wrestling expertise to manhandle Breeze, but Breeze used a quick elbow strike to get him off. Gable responded to that with more of his amateur wrestling skills. Jey Uso got tagged in to do battle with English. English used his strikes to knock down Jey, buy Jey quickly recovered and used some strikes of his own. Mojo then entered the fray and powered down English. After Mojo acknowledged English’s non-hype, Ryder entered the match after hitting a tag team move with Mojo. Ryder got in some good offense on English for a bit, then every man ran in and got into a huge scuffle. On the inside and outside, everyone got into mini-fights that erupted into chaos.
Gotch began to beat down Ryder while his heel partners looked on. Viktor then hopped inside to punish Ryder some more. Ryder got taken down some more after a huge tag team maneuver by The Ascension. Konnor got in some offense for a bit then made the tag to Breeze (his partners snuck in some offense behind the ref’s back). Breeze and Fandango used a tag team move of their own to ground Ryder some more. Viktor then re-entered the match to slap a chokehold on Ryder. The Ascension knocked down a few of Ryder’s partners, but Ryder managed to cause some of his rivals to get knocked off their apron. Ryder landed a neckbreaker on Konnor and tagged in Jimmy Uso.
Jimmy used his comeback offense on Breeze and Konnor. Breeze dodged a running splash from Jimmy, but Jordan came in to lay him and a few of his partners out with suplexes. All of a sudden, everyone from each team caused more anarchy by exchanging finishing moves. Plenty of big moves were dished out. The Usos even went sky-high to land dual plancha splashes. American Alpha landed their finisher on Gotch, which was followed by a Superfly Splash for the win.
Sami Zayn & Neville vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)
Winners: Sami Zayn & Neville!
Highlights: D-Von and Neville got this match underway. Zayn got tagged in to keep D-Von’s arm trapped. This led to frequent tags between both men that led to more work being down on D-Von’s injured arm. Neville then used Zayn as a springboard to land a Moonsault on D-Von. They then used their teamwork to get a dropkick on Buh Buh. Zayn and Neville looked to capitalize, but Neville got taken down by Bubba from behind. D-Von then began laying in his best moves on Neville. The Dudley Boyz punished Neville for a good while afterwards (Neville even got dropped with a neckbreaker from Bubba off the top rope).
Bubba got to the top rope to hit a Senton Bomb, but Neville dodged his splash attempt and made the hot tag to Zayn. Zayn got in and pulled off his best maneuvers against D-Von. Bubba came in to aid D-Von, but Zayn laid punched into both men. Zayn then got put down with a Dudley Boyz tag team maneuver. Neville almost ate a 3D, but he flipped out of it and caused Bubba to clothesline his own man. Zayn landed a Helluva Kick on Bubba that was followed up by a Red Arrow from Neville for the final pin.
Cesaro vs. Sheamus (First Match in a Best of Seven Series)
Highlights: Both strongmen locked up in the corner during a very rough exchange. Both men went for their finishers early, but neither was successful. Cesaro ended up getting the better of Sheamus with European Uppercut’s, a dropkick and more harsh strikes. Sheamus responded right back with some stiff strikes of his own. Sheamus looked to clobber Cesaro with his chest punch shots, but Cesaro powered out of it. Sheamus switched his focus to Cesaro’s arm by dropping it onto the top rope. Back in the ring, Sheamus suplexed Cesaro and began wearing down his arm. After being locked in Sheamus’ grasp for a few moments, Cesaro escaped and slammed Sheamus with a unique maneuver. Cesaro followed that up with a suplex, but Sheamus got back control of the match with more strikes and a Powerslam. Sheamus then decided to lock Cesaro in a chinlock. Cesaro eventually fought out of his hold, but he got taken down again with an Irish Curse.
Sheamus and Cesaro started battering each other again with strikes. Sheamus flipped over with Cesaro on his back for a quick slam. Sheamus then went for a suplex, but then a counter war began. Soon both men lifted each other right over the top rope. They got back into the ring to break the ref’s 10-count just in time. After some Sheamus trash talking and strikes, Cesaro got a 2nd wind and laid in some strikes of his own. His comeback offense began wearing down his Irish opponent. Cesaro even suplexed Sheamus right into the ring from the outside 2nd rope. Both men went back and forth for a bit before Cesaro got dropped with a White Noise slam. Sheamus kept attacking Cesaro and took him to the top rope for something big: a Rolling Senton Slam!
Sheamus signaled for his big finisher and looked to land it, but Cesaro landed a big boot and clothesline on Sheamus. Cesaro then climbed to the top rope then onto the ring post to land a huge flying body splash on Sheamus. After that landed, Cesaro hit a 10-rotation Big Swing on Sheamus that went right into the Sharpshooter for a few seconds. Sheamus escaped it, but almost got caught in it again. Sheamus then took the win by shoving Cesaro into the ring post after thumbing him in the eye, which was then followed up with a Brogue Kick.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens
Winners: Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens!
Highlights: Enzo and Cass showed love to BK with their usual trademark catchphrases, some ol’ school B.I.G. lyrics and more NYC appreciation. Once the bell rang, Jeri-KO wasted no time in attacking their opponents. Jericho got his hands on the smaller Enzo for a bit of offense. Enzo finally countered back with a few moves of his own and finally got his tall partner in to do some offense of his own. Cass threw Owens into the ring and worked him over with some big slams and a double team move with Enzo. Y2J got into the match, but he soon got cut off with some of Enzo’s offense. Enzo then ended up getting launched right onto Jericho and Owens on the outside. Enzo looked to land several punches on Enzo on the top rope, but he got distracted by Owens and then dropkicked by Jericho. Owens and Jericho then began beating the hell out of Enzo and taunting him mercilessly.
Jericho locked Enzo into a chinlock and wore him down even more. Enzo got out of the hold, but was soon put back down with a dropkick. Owens then returned to the bout to ground Enzo even more. Enzo got shoved into the corner, but he fought back with punches and kicks to both men. Enzo then hit an Enzuguri on Owens on the outside. He tried jumping into a tag to Cass, but Y2J shoved him away and then dropkicked Cass of the ring apron. Owens then went airborne for a big Frog Splash on Enzo. Owens then continued verbally and physically abusing Enzo. Owens went for his corner Cannonball Splash, but Enzo dodged it and managed to tag in a fresh Cass.
Cass went crazy as he used his flashiest moves to tear into Jeri-KO. Enzo and Cass looked to land their finisher, but Owens prevented it from happening. Owens then hit his Cannonball Splash to Cass near the security barrier. Enzo threw Y2J off the top rope and then took him down his flying DDT. This was all for naught however since Owens launched Enzo into the air right into a Codebreaker from Jericho. JERI-KO WINS!
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