WrestleMania is the grappling extravaganza everybody is aware of, however in some ways SummerSlam is simply as huge. Going down Sunday in Toronto, Canada, it is WWE’s second largest present of the 12 months, options some large matches and is certain to run for not less than 5 hours. So, sure, put together your self for quite a bit of wrestling. It takes place an evening after NXT TakeOver: Toronto, which completely wowed the stay crowd (and people watching on the WWE Community from dwelling).Â
Brock Lesnar headlines the present as he defends his Common Championship towards Seth Rollins, who he received the title from at Excessive Guidelines in doubtful trend. Rollins has misplaced some steam as a crowd favourite in current months, owing to some questionable artistic on the a part of WWE’s writing workforce, so it will be attention-grabbing to see if he is place above Lesnar or if he will get misplaced in Suplex Metropolis.
The WWE Championship can also be on the road at SummerSlam, as Kofi Kingston, having fun with a surprisingly prolonged and substantive championship reign, takes on Randy Orton. These two have historical past going again a decade, and whereas Kingston appears poised to proceed his spectacular title reign, you may by no means really matter out Randy Orton.Â
SummerSlam can also be blessed with returning legends, as Goldberg will wrestle Dolph Ziggler, and Canada’s personal Trish Stratus comes again for a faceoff with Charlotte Aptitude. Elsewhere, AJ Types and Ricochet have an opportunity to placed on the blow away match everyone knows they have in them (however have but to have the ability to ship), and Becky Lynch places her Uncooked Girls’s Championship on the road towards Natalya in a submission match.
The principle present kicks off at four p.m PT and seven p.m. ET. Verify again right here then, as we’ll be updating the web page with stay outcomes, match recaps and match rankings.Â
AJ Types vs. Ricochet
AJ Types and Ricochet are arguably the 2 greatest wrestlers in the entire firm. They’ve had a number of matches so far, together with one not less than month’s Excessive Guidelines occasion, however none have been as nice as you’d anticipate. Hopefully that is the one.Â
The 2 begin off fast. Inside the first minute Ricochet actually bounces off Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to hurricanrana AJ.
Goldberg kills Dolph Ziggler
It is smashing time. Dolph Ziggler is out first. He grabs a mic and tells the group he is the very best factor on the present and in WWE. He is the very best factor to occur to professional wrestling, DZ says. I’m able to see this man get killed by Goldberg.
Crowd is tremendous sizzling for Goldberg. Everybody is aware of Dolph Ziggler is nice at being speared, and Goldberg is nice at spearing.Â
The 2 sq. up. Ziggler backs off, then hits Goldberg with a shock superkick. One depend. Goldberg will get up and eats a second superkick. Ziggler goes for a 3rd one and Goldberg hits an enormous spear. Jackhammer nailed, 1, 2, 3.Â
Goldberg walks up the ramp however earlier than he can stroll backstage Ziggler calls him again to the ring. Goldberg obliterates him with one other spear. Blissful days. Goldberg walks by way of the again, however Ziggler will get the microphone once more and says Goldberg is a laughing inventory. Goldberg comes again out and hits a tremendous spear.Â
Ranking: No score.Â Their match, whereas not an actual match, was all the things it ought to have been. Goldberg appeared nice. Ziggler calling him again as soon as was tremendous. The second callback was overkill.Â
Becky Lynch retains Uncooked Girls’s Championship
SummerSlam goes to be a protracted present, which suggests the performers who exit earlier within the present have a a lot more energizing, extra energetic crowd to work with. Becky Lynch and Natalya are the fortunate two to begin the present: It is Becky Lynch, arguably the most well-liked wrestler on the roster, towards home-country hero Natalya.
Natalya enters draped in a Canadian flag, only for that candy low-cost pop. Crowd is break up, however into each girls.Â
Lynch begins out robust, and goes for an armbar that one of many announcer’s errantly name a Disarmer. Then then transfers right into a triangle choke. I consider Lynch dabbles in Jiu Jitsu, and it exhibits. Natalya heads for the ropes, however there are apparently no guidelines on this submission match, which means catching the ropes would not result in a rope break. They tumble outdoors, although, and Natalya takes management.
Natalya works down Lynch within the ring, which results in a giant chant for Lynch. First huge spot of the match sees Natalya lock a sharpshooter on the turnbuckle, by way of the ropes. Finally Natalya breaks, and the 2 find yourself outdoors once more. They brawl, with Lynch slamming Natalya shoulder-first into metal steps, the thought being this units up her Disarmer. However Natalya fights again and hits a superplex.
Again within the ring Natalya goes for a low dropkick, however Lynch counters right into a sharpshooter. The group roars. Natalya counters, rolling by way of and pushing Lynch to the turnbuckle. Crowd chants “that is superior.” A bit early, however up to now so good. Lynch goes for a excessive kick, however Natalya counters and places Lynch within the Disarmer. Crowd roars once more.Â
Lynch rolls out, however Natalya catches her in a sharpshooter. The group erupts for it. There have been huge Becky chants earlier, nevertheless it now looks like Toronto needs to see a brand new champ. Lynch manages to flee, and sweeps Natalya right into a Disarmer. Natalya faucets out.
Ranking: 3.75 stars. This match was all motion, and it was all nice. But it surely was a contact brief, as an additional jiffy may have made it actually nice.Â
SummerSlam’s two-hour preshow had three matches, two of which have been for titles. Listed here are the short outcomes.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross retain Girls’s Tag Crew Championships: They defeated former champs The IIconics.Â
Buddy Murphy vs. Apollo Crews resulted in disqualification when Erick Rowan attacked Murphy: It follows a key WWE storyline proper now, as on SmackDown Murphy revealed Rowan to be behind a string of mysterious assaults on Roman Reigns.Â
Drew Gulak beat Oney Lorcan to retain Cruiserweight Championship: Gulak pinned Lorcan.Â