Sunday, November 29, 2020

10 Takeaways From WWE SummerSlam 2018

WWE SummerSlam 2018 aired live from at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Kickoff Show Results:

  • Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega def. Rusev & Lana
  • Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander (c) def. Drew Gulak
  • RAW Tag Team Championship: The B-Team (c) def. The Revival
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Here are 10 takeaways from WWE SummerSlam 2018:

Seth Rollins Won The Intercontinental Championship

Dolph Ziggler defended the Intercontinental Championship against Seth Rollins tonight in the first match of WWE SummerSlam 2018. Dean Ambrose and Drew McIntyre were ringside for the match.

Rollins and Ziggler started off the match by locking up in the middle of the ring. Ambrose and McIntyre had a stare down outside the ring as Rollins rolled up Dolph for a two count. Ziggler then rolled out of the ring to regroup and have a conversation with McIntyre.

Back in the ring, Seth connected with a Hip Toss and Dolph once again rolled out of the ring to regroup. McIntyre and Ambrose got in each other’s face once again as the action returned to the ring. Seth hit Dolph’s chest with a chop in the corner and taunted McIntyre while doing so.

Ziggler capitalized on Seth being distracted by McIntyre and hit him with a Neckbreaker for a two count. Dolph then targetted Seth’s knee and stomped on it a few times as the crowd chanted “let’s go Rollins!”. Ziggler slammed Seth on the apron and Rollins crumbled to the floor outside the ring.

McIntyre and Ambrose got in each other’s face once again as Dolph rolled Seth back inside the ring. Ziggler applied a Headlock in the center of the ring as the crowd got behind Rollins. Seth quickly battled to his feet but Ziggler brought him right back down to the canvas.

After a few minutes, Rollins was finally able to escape with a Jawbreaker and then charged at Dolph but Ziggler was ready and delivered a Back Body Drop to Seth that sent him flying out of the ring. Dolph brought him back into the ring and made his way up to the top turnbuckle. Ziggler went for a Crossbody but Rollins rolled through and lifted Dolph up for a Suplex. Rollins was too close to the top rope and both Superstars went tumbling over the top rope and to the floor outside.

Back in the ring, Rollins connected with a Slingblade but Dolph responded with a roll-up attempt but Seth kicked out at two. Seth quickly hopped to the second rope and leveled Ziggler with a Blockbuster for a near fall. Seth made his way up the turnbuckle but Ziggler got up and tripped Rollins up.

Ziggler joined Rollins on the top rope and went for a Superplex but Seth blocked it. Rollins headbutted Dolph to the canvas and climbed back up to the top but Ziggler rolled out of the ring. Seth then Clotheslined Dolph out of the ring and hit him with a Suicide Dive. Rollins brought Dolph back into the ring and hit him with a Clothesline off the top rope and followed it up with the Ripcord Knee for a two count.

Rollins went for a Buckle Bomb but Ziggler connected with a couple of punches to prevent it. Ziggler then applied a Sleeper Hold but Rollins threw Dolph to the ring apron to break the hold. Ziggler then slammed Seth throat-first on the top rope and shouted “now we finish this!” on the apron. Dolph booted Rollins into the ring post and followed it up with a DDT on the ring apron that sent Rollins to the floor outside the ring.

Seth made it back it the ring to break the referee’s count at the last second. Ziggler went for a Zig Zag but Rollins held onto the ropes and hit Dolph with a Superkick. Seth climbed to the top rope and went for a Frog Splash but Ziggler got his knees up. Ziggler then went for a roll-up but Rollins was able to kick out at two.

Dolph went for the Fameasser but Rollins caught him and perched Ziggler on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler elbowed Rollins to the mat but Seth hopped back up and hit him with an inverted Superplex and followed it up with the Falcon Arrow for a near fall. The crowd got on their feet and applauded as the match continued.

Seth geared up for the Stomp but got distracted by McIntyre throwing Ambrose into the steel steps. Dolph capitalized and connected with the Zig Zag and went for the cover but Rollins was somehow able to kick out at two.

Rollins deadlifted Ziggler and connected with a Buckle Bomb. McIntyre hopped up on the ring apron but Dean got up and planted Drew with Dirty Deeds. Rollins then hit Ziggler with a Superkick and followed it up with the Stomp for the pinfall victory in a terrific match. Seth Rollins is the new Intercontinental Champion and celebrated with Ambrose following the match.

The Bludgeon Brothers Are Still The Champs

The Bludgeon Brothers defended the SmackDown Tag Team Championships against New Day tonight at WWE SummerSlam. Big E and Xavier Woods fought in the match as Kofi Kingston was ringside. Harper and Woods started off the match and Harper dominated early. Harper connected with a boot to the face and then applied a Headlock.

Woods broke free but Harper sent him back to the canvas before tagging in Rowan. Rowan hit Woods with a Splash and went for the cover but Xavier was able to kick out at two. Rowan followed it up with a Backbreaker before tagging Harper back into the match. Harper leaped into the ring and hit a Senton for a two count.

Rowan tagged in and knocked Big E off the ring apron. Harper then Body Slammed Rowan on top of Big E and then went after Woods. Harper tried to Powerbomb Woods on top of the steel steps but Xavier escaped and slammed Harper into the steps. Woods returned to the ring and tried to crawl towards Big E to make the tag.

Big E tagged in and hit Harper and Rowan with back to back Belly to Belly Suplexes. Big E brought Harper back into the ring and hit him with a third Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E followed it up with a Splash but Harper battled back with a Body Slam for a near fall. Rowan tagged back in and charged at Big E in the corner but Big E got out of the way and Rowan crashed into the ring post.

Woods hit Rowan with a Suicide Dive but turned around into a slam from Harper. Big E then took out Harper with a Spear to through the ropes. Rowan then hopped back up on the ring apron and leaped onto Big E. Back in the ring, Harper tagged in and lifted Big E up with Rowan and planted him with the Crucifix Bomb. Woods leaped in the ring and broke up the pinfall and then tagged in.

Rowan held Woods up as Harper headbutted him several times. Harper then Powerbombed Woods and went for the cover but Woods was somehow able to kick out at two. Rowan planted Kofi with a Back Body Drop but then Big E hit Rowan with the Big Ending outside the ring. Big E tagged in as Harper booted Woods out of the ring.

Big E threw Harper to the floor outside the ring as Woods set up under him and hit a Backbreaker. Woods tagged in and climbed to the top rope as Harper rolled to the floor outside the ring. Xavier leaped off the top rope and connected with a giant Elbow Drop on Harper. Woods rolled Harper back into the ring and Big E tagged in. Big E lifted Harper onto his shoulders as Woods made his way back up to the top rope.

Rowan hopped up on the ring apron and blasted Woods with a mallet. Rowan then hit Big E with the mallet as the match ended in a disqualification. Harper then struck Big E one more time with the mallet as New Day were announced as the winners of the match. The Bludgeon Brothers remain SmackDown Tag Team Champions despite losing the match via DQ.

Braun Strowman Destroyed Kevin Owens

Braun Strowman put his MITB contract on the line tonight against Kevin Owens. If Strowman lost the match in any fashion, Owens would earn the right for a title match at a time of his choosing.

Strowman drove Owens to the corner of the ring and hit him with two Splashes in a row to start off the match. Owens rolled out of the ring to regroup but Braun followed him and hit him with a shoulder tackle that sent Owens flying into the barricade. Strowman hit Owens with a second shoulder tackle and then brought him back to the ring.

Owens rolled out of the ring and hit Strowman with a Superkick but Braun shrugged it off. Strowman delivered a Chokeslam to Owens on the entrance ramp and quickly brought him back to the ring. Braun then planted Owens with a Running Powerslam to win the match.

Charlotte Won The Title & Becky Lynch Snapped

Carmella defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Charlotte and Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat match tonight at WWE SummerSlam. Carmella blasted Becky in the face to start off the match. Lynch battled back and hit a Leg Drop. Carmella battled back with a Dropkick and went for the cover but Charlotte broke it up.

Carmella slapped Becky in the back of the head but Lynch thought it was Charlotte. Becky planted Carmella with a Hip Toss and started arguing with Flair. Becky then tried to roll-up Charlotte but Flair kicked out at two. Becky hit Charlotte with a couple of Hip Tosses and then went for the Dis-Arm-Her but Flair countered into a roll-up for a two count.

Carmella dragged Charlotte out of the ring and threw Flair into the ring post. Carmella then launched Lynch into the steel steps and taunted them before bringing Becky back into the ring. She then applied a Headlock to Lynch but Becky quickly broke the hold by slamming Carmella into the turnbuckle. Carmella battled back with a Clothesline as Charlotte got back into the ring. Carmella slammed Flair to the canvas by her hair and then trapped Charlotte in a Headlock.

Becky snuck up behind Carmella and went for a roll-up but Carmella kicked out at two. Carmella hit Lynch with a Dropkick and then shoved Lynch’s face into the canvas. Carmella shouted at Lynch that she will never be champion and then slapped her in the face. Charlotte got back into the ring and tried to boot Carmella in the face but she ducked and Flair booted Lynch in the face.

Charlotte hit Carmella with a few chops and followed it up with a Fallaway Slam. Flair then hit a Belly to Back Suplex and set up for the Figure Four. Carmella booted Charlotte towards the apron and Becky greeted Flair with a knee to the face. Lynch made her way to the top rope and delivered a double Dropkick to Flair and Lynch.

Becky took out Carmella with a Clothesline and followed it up with an Exploder Suplex. Lynch made her way to the top rope but Carmella leaned on the top rope and Lynch fell to the turnbuckle. Carmella then slammed her to the mat and went for the cover but Becky kicked out at two.

Charlotte got into the ring and hit Lynch and Carmella with a Spear. Flair slammed Carmella face-first in the middle of the ring and locked in a Boston Crab. Charlotte then transitioned to the Figure Four as Becky climbed to the top rope. Lynch delivered a Leg Drop to Flair and went for the cover but Carmella was able to kick out at two.

Lynch and Carmella then traded shots in the middle of the ring. Carmella sent Lynch to the apron and then knocked her to the floor outside. Carmella leaped through the ropes and hit Lynch with a Crossbody as Flair climbed up the turnbuckle. Flair took Lynch and Carmella out with a spinning Moonsault and then brought Becky back into the ring. Flair went for Natural Selection but Becky countered into the Dis-Arm-Her but Carmella broke it up.

Becky launched Carmella out of the ring and planted Charlotte with an Uranage. Becky went for the cover but Carmella broke it up and slammed Lynch’s face into the turnbuckle. Carmella followed it up with a Superkick and went for the cover but Charlotte broke it up at the last second. Carmella then booted Charlotte in the face and Flair tumbled out of the ring. Becky then trapped Carmella in the Dis-Arm-Her but Carmella was able to reach the ropes to break the hold.

Lynch then hit an Exploder Suplex to Carmella and locked in the Dis-Arm-Her once again. Flair got back into the ring and hit Lynch with the Natural Selection for the pinfall victory. After the match, Flair and Lynch shared a hug in the middle of the ring as the crowd booed. Lynch slapped Flair in the face and the crowd erupted. Lynch booted Charlotte out of the ring as the crowd chanted her name. Becky slammed Charlotte into the barricade and then launched her over the announce table. Lynch then walked backstage as the crowd chanted “you deserve it!”.

Samoa Joe Crossed The Line

AJ Styles put the WWE Championship on the line against Samoa Joe tonight at WWE SummerSlam. Samoa Joe grabbed the microphone before the match and addressed AJ’s wife and daughter in the audience. Joe said, “don’t worry Wendy, daddy is coming home tonight”. Styles grabbed the microphone and said that his family was here tonight to see him kick Joe’s ass.

A brief “TNA!” chant broke out as the two Superstars locked up in the middle of the ring to start off the match. Styles got Joe in a Headlock and dragged Joe to the mat. Joe battled back to his feet but AJ quickly trapped him in the Headlock again in the middle of the ring. Joe escaped and hit a powerful shoulder tackle that sent Styles tumbling to the ring apron.

AJ got back and booted Joe in the back of his knee as the two Superstars circled each other. Styles went for another kick but Joe blocked it and beat the hell out of AJ in the corner of the ring. Joe charged at AJ but Styles leaped in the air and decked Joe with a Dropkick to the face.

Joe got up and hit a series of chops and jabs but AJ shrugged them off and punch Joe in the face. Joe rolled out of the ring and leaned up against the ring apron. Styles bounced off the ropes and hit Joe with another Dropkick to the face. Joe tripped up Styles on the apron and AJ fell on his face. Joe brought AJ back into the ring and went for the cover but Styles kicked out at one.

Samoa Joe threw AJ to the outside then hit him with a diving elbow to the face that sent AJ bouncing off the announce table and to the floor. Back in the ring, Joe leveled Styles with a massive Clothesline for a near fall. Styles hit a right hand to Joe’s face that sent him out of the ring. AJ followed it up with a Phenomenal Forearm outside the ring.

Back in the ring, Joe battled back with a giant right hand of his own and went for a Suicide Dive but AJ met him with an Enziguri on the apron. AJ followed it up with a Clothesline and then a forearm to the face. AJ hit a Splash in the corner and then flipped off the second rope into a reverse DDT on Joe for a near fall.

Styles perched Joe up on the top turnbuckle and joined him up there. Joe hit AJ with a headbutt and then hit a flying knee strike to Styles’ midsection for a two count. Styles battled back with a Neckbreaker to Joe over his knee but AJ grabbed his knee in pain after hitting the move.

AJ limped to the corner of the ring as the WWE Universe chanted his name. AJ went for the Phenomenal Forearm but Joe dodged it and hit Styles with an awesome Powerslam for a two count. AJ battled back and hit Joe with the Styles Clash for a near fall. Styles connected with a Pele Kick and charged at Joe in the corner but Joe caught him and slammed AJ to the canvas.

AJ applied the Calf Crusher in the middle of the ring as Joe screamed in pain. Joe grabbed Styles by the head and slammed him into the canvas several times. Joe then applied the Coquina Clutch in the center of the ring but Styles was able to get his leg on the bottom rope to break the hold. Joe perched AJ up in the corner and hit him in the face with an Enziguri that knocked AJ to the floor outside the ring.

Joe then slammed AJ into the steel steps and hopped up on the announce table. Joe grabbed the microphone and told AJ’s wife and daughter that Styles wasn’t coming home tonight but he will be their new daddy. AJ Styles then completely lost it and tackled Joe through the timekeeper’s area. Styles then bashed Joe with a steel chair several times and the match ended in a DQ. Styles then went into the crowd and hugged his wife and daughter before heading backstage.

Samoa Joe then marched backstage with a pissed off look on his face. I’d normally complain about a WWE Championship match ending in a DQ at a PPV but this was incredibly entertaining. I’m looking forward to seeing where this feud goes on SmackDown.

The Miz Cheated To Defeat Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan battled The Miz tonight at SummerSlam. Before the match, The Miz ran into Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas backstage. The B-Team told Miz that they hoped Bryan defeats him and shuts him up for good.

The Miz and Bryan locked up to start off the match. Bryan drove Miz to the corner but Miz connected with a punch to the face and then beatdown Daniel in the corner of the ring. Miz hit Daniel with a few Yes Kicks in the corner and followed it up with a Dropkick. The Miz went for a second Dropkick but Bryan grabbed him by the throat and shoved him to the corner.

Daniel hit a few Yes Kicks but Miz stopped his momentum with a Headlock. Miz knocked Bryan with a shoulder tackle but Daniel popped back and hit a kick to the face. Bryan hit Miz with a Bulldog and then a jab to his face. Miz battled back with a knee to the midsection. Miz taunted Bryan by doing the yes chant and Bryan responded with a kick to Miz’s knee.

Bryan beatdown Miz in the corner but Miz battled back and crotched Daniel on the top rope. The Miz followed it up with a Clothesline that sent Bryan tumbling to the canvas. The Miz kneed Bryan in the face several times and then applied Headlock in the middle of the ring. Bryan battled to his feet and broke the hold with a few shots to the ribs.

Daniel struck Miz with a couple of chops to the chest but Miz shrugged them off and planted Bryan with a Neckbreaker for a near fall. The Miz taunted Bryan and called him soft while delivering a few punches to his face. Bryan battled out of the corner and hit Miz with a few shots to the face. Daniel followed it up with a Clothesline and then geared up int he corner of the ring.

The Miz slowly made his way back and Bryan greeted him with two Dropkicks in a row in the corner. Bryan hit a couple of Yes Kicks and then perched Miz up on the top rope. Bryan connected with a Hurricanrana off the top and went for the cover but Miz kicked out at two. Bryan then sent Miz to the outside and followed it up with a Dropkick to Miz’s face through the ropes.

Bryan made his way to the top rope and connected with a Crossbody onto The Miz. Daniel blasted Miz in the face with a few more punches before rolling him back into the ring. Bryan climbed back to the top rope but Miz got up and crotched him on the turnbuckle. The Miz joined Bryan on the top rope and set up for a Superplex but Bryan escaped through his legs and hung up Miz in the tree of woe.

Daniel hit some Yes Kicks and followed it up with a Dropkick to Miz’s face. Bryan then hit a Belly to Back Suplex off the top rope and both Superstars crashed to the mat. Bryan went for the cover but Miz was able to kick out at two. Daniel went back to the Yes Kicks but Miz ducked under one and booted Bryan in the knee. Miz quickly spiked Bryan’s head into the mat with a DDT for a near fall.

The Miz then hit Bryan with some more Yes Kicks of his own as the crowd chanted “no!” at each impact. Daniel started to lean into the kicks and then got back up to his feet. Bryan sent Miz to the mat with a Dragon Screw and then hit one more Yes Kick for good measure. Bryan went for the running knee but Miz saw it coming and went for the Figure Four. Bryan escaped but Miz sent him into the ring post and connected with the Skull Crushing Finale for a two count.

Maryse was shown in the crowd with a concerned look on her face as The Miz couldn’t believe that Bryan kicked out. Miz charged at Bryan but Daniel greeted him with a boot to the face for a near fall. The Miz went for a Suplex but Bryan escaped and both Superstars traded shots on the ring apron. Bryan went for a kick but Miz ducked and Bryan bashed his knee into the ring post. The Miz capitalized on the opportunity and applied the Figure Four in the center of the ring.

Bryan screamed in pain as The Miz shouted at him to give up. Bryan sat up and started punching Miz in the face while Miz still had the Figure Four locked in. Bryan then reversed the pressure on the Figure Four and now The Miz was the one trapped in the middle of the ring. Miz battled through the pain and reached the bottom rope to break the hold.

Both Superstars stumbled to their feet and started trading punches again. Miz went for the Skull Crushing Finale but Bryan countered into a roll-up for a two count. Bryan then unloaded a flurry of elbows to Miz’s face and then applied the Yes Lock in the middle of the ring. The Miz bit Bryan’s hand and Bryan responded by punching Miz in the back of the head several times. Bryan applied the Yes Lock once again but Miz was able to reach the bottom rope to break the hold.

The Miz rolled out of the ring and Bryan hit him with the running knee to the face off the apron. The Miz landed against the barricade right next to Maryse and Bryan hit him with a Dropkick to the back of his head. Maryse handed The Miz brass knuckles as Bryan geared up for a Suicide Dive. The Miz then punched Bryan in the face with the brass knuckles for the pinfall victory.

Later on SummerSlam, Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan had a conversation backstage. Bryan stated that he didn’t fight so hard to lose to The Miz. Bryan claimed that his return has been a bust and Brie told Bryan that his fight wasn’t over.

Constable Corbin Wasn’t Ready For The Demon

Constable Corbin faced Finn Balor tonight at WWE SummerSlam 2018. Fin Balor came out as The Demon for the match.

Corbin looked frightened as Balor posed in the ring. Balor hit a Dropkick and then a Slingblade to start off the match. Finn then Clotheslined Corbin out of the ring and flipped onto him outside the ring.

Finn hit Corbin with another Slingblade outside the ring and followed it up with a Dropkick that sent Corbin flying into the barricade. Back in the ring, Balor made his way to the top rope and delivered a Double Stomp to Corbin’s back.

Balor hit another Dropkick to Corbin that sent him into the turnbuckle and to the canvas. Finn then made his way back up to the top rope and connected with the Coup de Grace for the quick pinfall victory.

Shinsuke Nakamura Retained The US Title

Shinsuke Nakamura defended the United States Championship against Jeff Hardy tonight at WWE SummerSlam.

The crowd sang Nakamura’s theme as the two Superstars circled each other to start off the match. Nakamura ducked under a Clothesline and pranced around the ring. Jeff Hardy started up a “delete” chant and Nakamura challenged Hardy to come at him. Jeff then ducked under a kick and mocked Nakamura.

Shinsuke charged at Jeff but Hardy was ready and bounced Nakamura’s head off of all four turnbuckles. Nakamura battled back with a knee to the face and then applied a Headlock in the middle of the ring. Hardy broke the hold with a Jawbreaker and followed it up with a few punches to Shinsuke’s face that sent him out of the ring. Jeff tried to follow him but Shinsuke caught him with a kick to the face.

Nakamura hit Hardy with a knee to the midsection on the apron and then delivered a knee to the back of Jeff’s head. Back in the ring, Nakamura went back to the Headlock in the middle of the ring as the crowd got behind Hardy. Jeff escaped and hit Nakamura with an elbow to the face.

Hardy followed it up with a Slingblade and both Superstars fell to the mat. Jeff was the first to his feet and bashed Shinsuke in the face with a couple of jabs. Hardy hit an inverted Atomic Drop and followed it up with a Dropkick for a near fall. Nakamura battled back with a spin kick that knocked Hardy to the canvas.

Jeff battled back with a Clothesline in the corner but Nakamura caught him and draped Hardy across the top rope. Nakamura went for a knee to the ribs but Jeff dodged it and Nakamura slammed his knee into the turnbuckle. Jeff then hit Whisper in the Wind and went for the cover but Nakamura kicked out at two.

Shinsuke got Hardy up across the top rope again and hit the knee to his ribs. Nakamura followed it up with a knee to the face for a near fall and then geared up in the corner of the ring. Nakamura went for the Kinshasa but Hardy was ready and went for the Twist of Fate. Shinsuke broke free and went for a low blow but Jeff dodged it. Jeff then hit Twist of Fate and followed it up with a Swanton Bomb.

Hardy went for the cover but Nakamura was able to reach the bottom rope to break it up. Jeff connected with another Twist of Fate and made his way up to the top rope. Shinsuke rolled out of the ring and Hardy climbed on top of the ring post. Hardy went for another Swanton Bomb but Nakamura got out of the way and Jeff crashed into the ring apron.

Nakamura rolled Jeff back into the ring and booted him in the back of the head. Nakamura geared up once again in the corner and connected with the Kinshasa for the pinfall victory. After the match, Randy Orton came down to the ringside area but decided to walk backstage instead of attacking Jeff Hardy.

Ronda Rousey Is The New RAW Women’s Champion

Alexa Bliss defended the RAW Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey tonight at SummerSlam. Before the match, Natalya came down to the ring wearing her father’s jacket and got a great reaction from the crowd. Nikki and Brie were also in the front row and Alexa Bliss taunted them before she entered the ring.

Rousey marched to the ring to a great pop from the crowd as Bliss stood on the ring apron and told Rousey to back up. The referee kept preventing Rousey from getting to Bliss and Alexa tried to capitalize with a cheap shot. Ronda caught her and hit her with a punch and Bliss rolled out of the ring.

Bliss got in the ring for a second but retreated as Ronda came after her. Rousey then sat in the middle of the ring with her back to Bliss and dared her to get into the ring. Alexa got in the ring and applied a Headlock. Ronda rippled Bliss’ arms off her and hit her with her finisher but Alexa fell out of the ring.

Rousey then chased Bliss around and Bliss caught her with a knee to the face in the ring. Rousey got pissed off and started throwing Bliss around the ring. Rousey hit her finisher again and then bent Bliss’ arm back before applying the Arm Bar for the submission victory.

Rousey then celebrated with Natalya after the match. The Bella Twins joined them in the ring as well for the celebration.

Roman Reigns Won The Universal Championship

Brock Lesnar defended the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns in the main event of WWE SummerSlam 2018. Before the match started, Braun Strowman’s music hit and Strowman marched down to the ring. Braun grabbed a microphone as the crowd chanted “get these hands!”. Strowman stated that he refuses to be a coward and cash it in when his opponent’s back is turned. Braun wished Roman luck and called Brock “Beastie Boy”. Strowman then said that he is going to watch this match and cash in his MITB contract on whoever wins.

Reigns hit Lesnar with three Superman Punches in a row and followed it up with three Spears in a row. Lesnar caught Reigns on the third Spear and locked in the Guillotine. Reigns showed off his insane power and lifted Brock in the air and dropped him with a Spinebuster to break up the hold. Lesnar quickly locked in the Guillotine once again as Heyman shouted at Roman to tap out. Roman powered back to his feet once again and broke the hold with another Spinebuster.

Reigns went for a Superman Punch but Lesnar dodged it and planted Roman with a German Suplex. Lesnar hit another one and then flexed in the ring while standing over Roman. Brock hit a third German Suplex and stared at Strowman ringside. The crowd chanted “you both suck!” at Lesnar and Reigns as Brock grabbed Roman and lifted him up for an F5. Roman escaped and went for a Spear but Lesnar got out of the way and Reigns wound up hitting Strowman with a Suicide Dive. Lesnar then got out of the ring and hit Strowman with an F5 and then grinned as he brought Reigns back to the ring.

Lesnar bashed Strowman with the MiTB briefcase several times and then launched the briefcase all the way up the entrance ramp. Brock then grabbed a steel chair and hit Braun several times with the chair. Lesnar brought the chair back into the ring and Reigns hit him with a Spear for the pinfall victory. Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship and started taunting Paul Heyman ringside.

Opinion: I guess WWE did the right thing by using Braun Strowman as a distraction because the crowd was ready to take this match over and boo both Reigns and Lesnar out of the building. The match itself was as lame as expected. I’m honestly just glad that the title is off of Lesnar at this point. Overall, SummerSlam was a decent show if you can ignore the bogus main event. The IC Title and WWE Championship matches were very good. I also really enjoyed the match between Daniel Bryan and The Miz tonight. I thought the ending was a perfect way for this feud to continue. Becky Lynch finally snapping and attacking Charlotte was also a great moment.

What did you think of WWE SummerSlam 2018? Let us know in the comments below.

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