It's the WWE's second biggest event of the year and it was the 28th edition of SummerSlam. Taking place in New York City, just as it did in its inaugural edition, albeit in Brooklyn rather than Manhattan, WWE was going to pull out all the stops to make it a huge event. Would we see any surprise returns? Maybe start foreshadowing for a clash at WrestleMania?
This SummerSlam saw a WrestleMania XXX rematch between The Undertaker and the man who cost him his streak, Brock Lesnar. While Lesnar wasn't defending any SummerSlam streak, he did have a 5-1 record going in. How did he come out of it?
We had a share of title matches as well, including a title for title match between Seth Rollins and John Cena.
Here's the match card:
- The Prime Time Players (C) vs. The New Day vs. Los Matadores vs. The Lucha Dragons
- Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
- Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper vs. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
- Big Show vs. Miz vs. Ryback
- Stephen Amell & Neville vs. Stardust & King Barrett
- Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
- PCB vs. Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D
- John Cena vs. Seth Rollins (Winner Take All)
- Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
SummerSlam's card was jam packed, with even more matches than we saw at WrestleMania. Being four hours and not including a half-hour Rock/Rousey/Triple H/Stephanie segment, we expected a lot of wrestling for the 2015 edition of SummerSlam.
Read ahead for tonight's results and our thoughts on the event. This is your final warning that SPOILERS ARE AHEAD!
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
Another Orton/Sheamus match, yay. Some back and forth action ensues, which included a couple of good spots from Orton, including catching Sheamus in his signature DDT, but from the top rope. Sheamus went for his Battering Ram from outside the ring, which led to the "out of nowhere" RKO. Sheamus would roll out of the ring, preventing Orton from getting the pin.
Orton rolls Sheamus back in, going for a punt, but Sheamus avoids it and hits White Noise. After an RKO attempt from Orton, Sheamus Brogue Kicks Orton into the corner. Orton stumbles out and Sheamus hits a second one to get the win.