WWE SummerSlam is all set to pop off tonight (Sat., Aug. 21, 2021) from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada at 8:00 pm ET, live on Peacock and WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable or satellite provider is carrying the event.
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WWE SUMMERSLAM QUICK RESULTS
- Roman Reigns def. John Cena
- Bobby Lashley def. Goldberg
- Edge def. Seth Rollins
- Charlotte Flair def. Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley
- Drew McIntyre def. Jinder Mahal
- Becky Lynch def. Bianca Belair
- The Usos def. The Mysterios
- Damian Priest def. Sheamus
- Alexa Bliss def. Eva Marie
- RK-Bro def. Styles & Omos
- Big E def. Baron Corbin
WWE SUMMERSLAM LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
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The pre-show opens with Kayla Braxton introducing our panel, tonight consisting of Jerry “the King” Lawler, Booker T, Kevin Patrick, and Peter Rosenberg. They do pre-show business.
Baron Corbin vs. Big E
E shoves him in the corner, shoulder thrusts, jawing at him, off the ropes, trading shoulder blocks, drop down, leapfrog, Big gets the bear hug! I can hardly bear it! Belly-to-belly suplex, back suplex, only two! Action to the floor, Corbin cuts him off and demands the countout! Referee Jason Ayers counting, E back in, shoulder to the post, again!
Corbin in control, grinding Big E down, side headlock, a slam follows for two! Chokeslam denied, schoolboy rolled into a Stretch Muffler... NOPE! Action back to the floor, Baron runs around the floor with the briefcase and E cuts him off! Back inside... SUICIDE SPEAR! Back inside, Big gets him up...
Big E wins by pinfall with the Big Ending.
Post-match, E reclaims his briefcase and starts... making out with it on the turnbuckles? Carry on, sir.
We go back to the panel to hype up the remainder of tonight’s card.
The main show kicks off with the usual hype reel video package, this time naturally enough all Vegas-y.
AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. RK-Bro (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton) (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
Orton and Styles to start, trading punches, Randy gets a straight suplex and stares Omos down for a beat before moving onto the Garvin Stomp. AJ to the floor for a breather, Riddle tags in and so does Omos! Big lariat, elevated wristlock countered into a sleeper hold but the big man slings him off! Charging back elbow, big assisted tornado DDT from a freshly legal Styles, and we’re in heat segment territory!
Eventually Riddle cuts Styles off, some separation but AJ pulls him away! Big knee and the tag, Orton is in and cleaning house with lariats! Snap scoop powerslam, knocking Omos off the apron with a kick to the knee, putting Styles in the ropes and he hits the hanging DDT! Omos saves his pal, chokeslams Matt on the apron, AJ hangs Randy’s throat across the top rope!
Phenomenal Forearm lined up, nobody home, pop-up RKO blocked, jockeying for position...
Matt Riddle & Randy Orton win by pinfall with an RKO from Orton on AJ Styles to become the new WWE Raw Tag Team Champions.
Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie
Bliss baits Eva into spilling through the ropes and to the floor, back inside, go-behind, standing switch, Alexa with a back elbow and then a drop toehold. Eva with knees and right hands, posing for the crowd, going after Lilly in the turnbuckles, she holds the doll up and paintbrushes her with slaps! Jumping down, mocking Bliss, slapping her with her own doll!
Alexa screams and hulks up, shoulder blocks, Lou Thesz Press, grounded punches, standing somersault senton... NOPE! Drop toehold into the turnbuckles, giant step, Bliss poses in front of Lilly and comes off the top... NOBODY HOME ON TWISTED BLISS! Eva Marie with the lateral press... SO CLOSE! Alexa with a front chancery...
Alexa Bliss wins by pinfall with a DDT.
Mario Lopez is backstage and fired up to be at SummerSlam.
He interviews RK-Bro.
Randy says he generally means what he says and it’s gonna be smooth sailing from here on out for RK-Bro. Orton leaves and Riddle promises a surprise for his pal on Monday Night Raw this week.
Damian Priest vs. Sheamus (c) (WWE United States Championship)
Collar and elbow, struggling around the ring, Sheamus with a side headlock takeover! Priest with a hammerlock, a back elbow, arm wringer, Celtic Warrior throwing heavy hands, Damian comes back with a big elbow and Broken Arrow... NOPE! Sheamus shifts the momentum, reverse chinlock applied, Irish Curse and the Celtic Warrior poses!
Rear chinlock applied, powerbomb countered into a Frankensteiner! Back elbow but Sheamus scoops him up into an Emerald Flowsion for two! On the apron, Beats of the Bodhran, back inside, Priest gets a swinging DDT! Fired up, cutting Sheamus of with an elbow, another one, lighting him up with strikes, a lariat puts him into the ropes and a second knocks him down!
Priest charges in, back body drop to the apron, clap his ears, roundhouse kick, up top, diving spinning wheel kick... NOPE! Sheamus headed up top, Damian meets him with a goozle and walks him down the ropes but the Celtic Warrior snaps his neck over the ropes! Diving lariat, inverted Alabama Slam, Brogue Kick countered, South of Heaven... NOT ENOUGH! Sheamus gets the Brogue Kick... STILL NO!
Small package, no dice, Sheamus gets him in a heel hook! Priest tears the face mask off and punches Sheamus in the face over and over to force the break! Flapjack into the turnbuckles, that beautiful Shinjiro Ohtani spinning wheel kick, inverted facelock...
Damian Priest wins by pinfall with the Reckoning, becoming the new WWE United States Champion.
We see the Mysterios backstage getting ready. Dominik apologises for last week but Rey tells him that’s the past and he needs to focus on the fight in front of them.
And now, my darling wife Josie with your entrances:
As they approach the ring, Rey hops up on Dominik’s shoulders for a little horsey ride. They enter the ring and get fight ready. Dominik takes off his little stylized hoodie hood, which is absolutely ridic.
Here come the Usos, full of the piss and the vinegar, brandishing the shimmery titles and clearly relieved to be mugging for actual people in the crowd. And then there’s for real blue laser beams over the ring as they enter and wag their tongues and stuff.
The Mysterios (Dominik Mysterio vs. Rey Mysterio) vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) (c) (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship)
Rey starting things off hot, Dominik joins in with a dive of his own and we’re rolling! Back inside, Dominik with the Three Amigos on Jimmy but Jey got the tag! Mysterio up top, Uso drops him off the top and he hits the barricade hard! The heat segment rolls on, Mysterio the Younger isolated, he almost gets away but Jey destroys him with a lariat!
Pressing the attack, at long last we get the hot tag and Rey lights Jey up! Whip reversed, duck under, springboard moonsault caught, reversal countered into a DDT... USO KICKS OUT! The match breaks down, Rey goes for a springboard, Jey cuts him off with a superkick and goes up top... REY KICKS OUT OF THE SPLASH!
Back and forth, up on the second, 619 connects, up top... KNEES UP ON THE SPLASH! Superkick Party, Mysterio is out, Jey up top again...
The Usos win by pinfall with a diving splash from Jey Uso on Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
We have another celebrity interviewer, with Damian Priest this time.
He talks about how Sheamus is a bully and he feels good taking gold from him.
Rick Boogz plays Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring for some reason or another.
Bianca Belair makes her entrance and we’re informed that Sasha Banks is unable to compete and Carmella will be wrestling in her place tonight.
Bianca gets on the mic after Carmella makes her entrance and tells Sasha Banks it may not be tonight, but sooner or later it will be, and she’s gonna take her frustration out on Carmella right now.
BECKY LYNCH IS BACK! She hits the ring and throws Carmella out, going out after her to beat her up, throwing her into the steel steps and squares up with Belair! They look at referee Jason Ayers and at the crowd, and Lynch calls for a mic. She proposes blowing the roof off this joint against the EST... BIANCA ACCEPTS!
Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair (c) (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Lynch in with a forearm...
Becky Lynch wins by pinfall with the Manhandle to become the new WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion.
A pair of this year’s Olympic gold medalist wrestlers, Tamyra Mensah and Gable Steveson, make entrances and pose in the ring briefly.
Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
McIntyre in control early, he goes for the countdown and Jinder rolls out of the ring. Following after, suplex on the floor, back inside and Mahal turns the tide with a boot! Choking him over the ropes, slingshot knee drops, hard whip across, crossface strikes, Drew back in it with back elbows, belly-to-belly suplexes, and a Future Shock DDT!
3... 2... 1...
Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with the Claymore.
Post-match, Veer and Shanky come to check on Jinder but McIntyre gets his sword out and swings it at them, effectively threatening to murder them all.
Charlotte Flair vs. Nikki ASH (c) vs. Rhea Ripley (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)
Flair shoves ASH down, Ripley shoves her, ducks a lariat, dropkick connects! Nikki with a low bridge, monkey flip on Charlotte, Rhea gets in, whip across, Flair Flip, Nikki returns, side headlock, Rhea fights out, sunset flip gets ASH two! Flair throws Nikki into Ripley, a lariat follows, fallaway slam on ASH!
Kip-up from the Queen, Nikki hammers her with punches, Charlotte with a scoop and a slam to put ASH into Rhea! Riptide reversed into a crossobdy, Nikki with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors on Flair, Charlotte hits the boot on Ripley... STILL NO! Rhea and Charlotte trading strikes, Ripley with short-arm lariats, ripcord blocked, headbutt into a snapmare and then a dropkick!
Superkick to Flair, bridging northern lights suplex for two! Waistlock, back elbow, Charlotte knocks her out of the ring and Nikki comes in with a tornado DDT for two! Kicks, whip reversed, Flair scoops her up, Rhea in and she German suplexes the both of ‘em! Missile dropkick to Charlotte... NOT ENOUGH!
Action to the floor, ASH comes off the top with a crossbody on both of ‘em! Back inside, Nikki and Rhea go for a double suplex but Flair reverses it and suplexes the both of them! Double whip, Charlotte clobbering ‘em, back body drop puts Rhea on the floor on her feet! Flair with the corkscrew moonsault to the floor, Ripley and ASH end up at it, inverted cloverleaf!
Nikki out after that, Rhea puts the cloverleaf on the Queen, she reverses, spinning toehold into the figure four in the middle of the ring! Bridging back, Figure Eight, Nikki off the top with a seated senton to break it up! Fisherman neckbreaker... RIPLEY BREAKS IT UP! Riptide reversed into a DDT! Flair back in, figure four into the Figure Eight, Nikki crawling for the ropes...
Charlotte Flair wins by submission with the Figure Eight, becoming your new WWE Raw Women’s Champion.
Again, dear friends, Josie on entrances:
Seth Rollins comes out in a total Napoleon jacket. Pretty sure for him this evening ends at the Ziggy Pig. And indeed he struts around the ring with a regal, imperial air to him. There’s a confidence to him that we haven’t seen in a while. There’s a real bite in his sinister steely gaze.
Now Edge rises from literal flames like Mephisto. (Claire’s note: And to the Brood theme no less!) This is pretty cool actually. Attitude era stuff. He struts toward edge like a real monster movie. Metalingus hits and he comes alive and begins feeding on the energy of the crowd. He meets Seth’s calm demeanor with bottled fury.
Edge vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins attempting to grapple, Edge meets him with punches and knocks him out of the ring! Seth getting frustrated already, Edge heads out after him, beating him around the barricade, Rollins turns him around and smashes his head repeatedly into the steel steps! Back inside, neckbreaker for two, overhead elbow, taking his time and pressing the attack on Edge’s surgically repaired neck.
The Rated-R Superstar with right hands, but Seth hits a Sling Blade, got him where he wants him... but Edge gets the ropes! Rollins putting boots to him, a brawl breaks out, whip reversed, boot up. Seth springboards a knee across the back of his neck... NOPE! Neckbreaker reversed to a backslide, Edge follows it with a flapjack for some breathing space!
Shoulder thrust in the corner, Rollins off the top with a frog splash... NOT ENOUGH! Up top and jockeying for position... EDGE WITH AN AVALANCHE SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Edge gets rolling from there, Impaler DDT... SO CLOSE! Superkick countered into an Edge-O-Matic but still Seth Rollins will not stay down!
Superplex into the Falcon Arrow... STILL NO! Blackout denied, Seth goes for the Pedigree, reversed, Edge with the Glam Slam... SETH ROLLINS WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Snapping Edge’s neck over the top rope, hanging neckbreaker over the middle, back up on the apron... NOBODY HOME ON THE BLACKOUT! Edge puts him into the post, off the ropes... SUICIDE SPEAR LEAVES BOTH MEN DOWN AND OUT IN THE AISLE!
A bulldog puts Seth into the LED boards! Drawing him up, back inside, cover for two! Edge lying in wait... SETH COUNTERS THE SPEAR WITH A PEDIGREE BUT CAN’T KEEP THE RATED-R SUPERSTAR DOWN! Rollins goes up top, Phoenix Splash comes up empty but he lands on his feet, Edge with the spear... SETH ROLLINS KICKS OUT!
Seth hits Death Blow and follows it up with another one, a basement superkick to the back of the surgically repaired neck! He’s got Edge where he wants him, lying in wait, charging in... EDGE ROLLS OVER AND BLOCKS BLACKOUT! LEG PICK, STEP THROUGH... EDGECATOR LOCKED ON! Seth with schoolboy for two and Edge grabs an arm-trap crossface!
Rolling him into the center of the ring, Seth pries his hands apart and Edge just smashes his face into the mat over and over and over again! Sleeper hold applied... IT’S OVER!
Edge wins by submission with an arm-trap sleeper hold.
We get a hype reel for next year’s Money in the Bank, which will be in Las Vegas over the July 4 weekend.
Tonight’s attendance is announced as 51,326.
We get a recap of the preshow, in which John Morrison and the Miz rolled up in a water truck.
Miz and Morrison are in the ring and talking about moist nonsense. They bicker about neither of them having the Drip Stick 2000, and it turns out Xavier Woods, dressed like Razor Ramon for some reason, has the very fancy water gun. It turns out he’s dressed like Scott Hall to do a classic-style survey as to whether he should shoot them with their own water gun.
Woods, of course, sprays them down.
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Goldberg (WWE Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow, struggling across the ring, Lashley with a shove, off the ropes, shoulder block, duck a lariat, flying shoulder tackle from Goldberg! Body slam, World’s Strongest Slam, Bill draws him up, whip across, corner lariat, whip reversed into a short-arm lariat! Bob turns it around, front chancery, suplex blocked, Goldberg goes for it but Lashley reverses and hits the reverse STO!
Lashley raining forearms down on the back of Bill’s neck, headed up top but Goldberg cuts him off with a press slam! Bill lying in wait, he charges in for the spear but Montel Vontavious Porter pulls his man out of the ring! Goldberg rus around the ring... SPEAR ON THE FLOOR! Back inside, ready for the spear again but Lashley rolls out and MVP cheap shots the challenger!
Bob with a chop block, lying in wait, he’s looking for the Hurt Lock, Bill fighting it, back elbows to block! Lashley waiting, Goldberg rolls out of the ring, Bob after him, fireman’s carry and he rams Bill into the ringpost! He picks him up and does it again! Back inside, Goldberg’s knee gives out on him and referee Chad Patton wants to stop the match!
Bill insists he can get up but falls down and Patton calls it...
Bobby Lashley wins by referee stoppage, retaining the WWE Championship.
Post-match, Lashley gets a chair and attacks Goldberg’s leg! He keeps smashing him and Gage Goldberg runs in, but Bob takes him out with the Hurt Lock! MVP gets on the mic and says there’s no way Lashley could have known it was Gage attacking, and Bill crawls over to tend to his son.
We get an ad for Extreme Rules, set for Sept. 26.
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (c) (WWE Universal Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow, Cena with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, back to the lockup, another headlock, this tie John counters to a pin for two! Reigns with a right hand, jawing at the crowd, demanding to be acknowledged, staying in control as Cena tries to steal a pin, pressing the attack with a straight suplex for two!
Another suplex, action to the floor, Reigns in control, taking time to taunt and pose and referee Dan Engler warns him to return to the ring or be counted out. Smashing John’s face into the steps, he gets the title belt from Paul Heyman and holds it high. Cena back inside, Roman meets him, small package... SO CLOSE! Reigns with a lariat, John wants the Attitude Adjustment but Reigns counters into a DDT for two!
Jawing at the camera, when he returns to Cena he regains control with punches, off the ropes... ROMAN CUTS HIM OFF WITH THE BIG SLICING RIGHT! Schoolboy, no dice, Reigns has him in a sleeper hold in the middle of the ring! John flagging, crumpling to the mat, he posts back to his feet and Roman sinks the hooks in! Down on one knee, the bodyscissors slips off but Cena’s fading!
John finds the will to straighten up and get back to his feet, the bodyscissors comes back on but he counters by ramming the Big Dog into the turnbuckles! Cena off the ropes, shoulder block, shoulder block, fall-forward Blue Thunder Driver, “You can’t see me!” and Roman counters with the guillotine choke! John with a cover for two... SUPERMAN PUNCH!
Spear countered with a front kick, “You can’t see me!,” Five Knuckle Shuffle, fireman’s carry... ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT CAN’T KEEP ROMAN REIGNS DOWN! HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH THE STF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! Reigns crawling, desperate... HE GETS THE ROPES! Cena to the floor for a breather but Roman hits the Drive-By!
Reigns charges around, John catches him... ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Back inside, cover... STILL NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP THE HEAD OF THE TABLE DOWN! Cena goes for the Kenta Kobashi leg drop... COUNTER POWERBOMB! Calling for it, Superman Punch blocked, schoolboy for two! Fireman’s carry, Reigns slips out, Superman Punch connects... NO!
Roman calling for it, saying it’s over and done, howling... CENA SIDESTEPS THE SPEAR AND REIGNS GOES SHOULDER-FIRST INTO THE POST! Drawing him up, going up top... ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT OFF THE SECOND ROPE BUT AGAIN REIGNS KICKS OUT! Cena tells Roman that he needs to be embarrassed and his time is now, mocking the howl... ROMAN WITH A KNEE!
Trading punches in the middle of the ring, Superman Punch, another one, howling...
Roman Reigns wins by pinfall with the spear to retain the WWE Universal Championship.
BROCK LESNAR IS HERE! PAUL HEYMAN COWERS IN FEAR WHILE REIGNS STARES LESNAR DOWN!
Brock gets in the ring for a proper staredown and Roman backs off!
Lesnar poses for the crowd.
That’s the show, folks.