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WWE SummerSlam 2016 PPV Results: Orton vs Lesnar, Balor vs Rollins

Show: SummerSlam 2016 PPV
Location: The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Date: August 21, 2016
Airing Live On The WWE Network

Pre-Show results:

12 Man Tag Team Match: The Usos, American Alpha and The Hype Bros vs. The Vaudevillains, The Ascension and Breezango

Winners: The Usos, American Alpha and The Hype Bros

Tag Team Match: The Dudley Boyz vs. Neville and Sami Zayn

Winners: Neville and Sami Zayn

Singles Match: Cesaro vs. Sheamus

Winner: Sheamus

Main Card Results:

Tag Team Match: Big Cass and Enzo Amore vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens

Jericho and Owens rush Enzo to kick things off, and Jericho will start things off against Enzo to get us underway. Back and forth action between the two leading to Enzo tagging in Cass, but Jericho rushes over to the corner and hugs Owens making him the legal man. Cass tosses Owens inside the ring and goes to work on him.

Cass tags in Enzo and body slams him onto Owens for the two count. All four men are in the ring now and Cass tosses Enzo out of the ring and onto Jericho and Owens after they retreat from the ring. Back in the ring now Jericho works on Enzo and makes the tag to Owens.

Owens trash talks Enzo while he chops away at him and then hits Jericho for the tag. Enzo fights back but eats a drop kick from Jericho for a two count. Owens hits Enzo with a Senton for a two count and then begins to grind away at Enzo on the mat with a headlock.

Jericho catches Enzo mid-air as he goes for the tag, and follows up with a drop kick off the ropes to send Cass to the floor. Owens gets the tag and hits Enzo with a frog splash for the two count. Owens goes for a Cannonball but Enzo moves out of the way and makes his way to the corner for the tag.

Owens gets the tag too but Cass cleans house and hits Jericho with an Empire Elbow. Cass hits Jericho with a big boot and Enzo is going for something off the top rope but is knocked down by Owens. Back inside the ring Enzo hits Jericho with a DDG for the two count after Owens breaks it up.

Owens launches Enzo into Jericho for a codebreaker and the three count.

Winners: Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho

WWE Women’s Championship Match: (C) Sasha Banks vs Charlotte

We start things off with a quick scramble between the two women that ends with Banks locking in the Bank Statement early but Charlotte scoots out of the ring quickly. Back in the ring Sasha hits an arm drag off the top rope. We have an exchange on the corner turnbuckle that ends with Charlotte dropping Banks to the canvas in an ugly way.

Back on the feet the two exchange in what ends with Charlotte hitting a back breaker on Banks’ already injured back. Charlotte puts Banks face first into the corner and begins kicking away at the injured back some more. Charlotte goes for a super plex but Banks fights out of it.

Charlotte goes for the Figure Eight attempt but Banks fights out of it. Charlotte sends Banks into the corner and goes for a Razor’s Edge off the corner but Banks reverses it with a Huricirana.

The two slowly get back up and exchange strikes and ends with Banks locking in a Boston Crab through the turnbuckle. Banks than hits Charlotte with double knees coming down off the top to send her to the canvas. Charlotte gets the upper-hand and looks to go for a Superplex off the turnbuckle outside the ring.

Banks knocks Charlotte down and hits double knees on Charlotte outside from the top. Banks reverses Natural Selection into the Bank Statement but Charlotte gets out. Charlotte hits Natural Selection on Banks but she kicks out at two.

Charlotte sends Banks into the ropes and goes for the Tilt-A Whirl back breaker but Banks reverses it into the Bank Statement. Charlotte reverses the Bank Statement into a pin for three.

Winner and NEW WWE Women’s Champion: Charlotte

WWE Intercontinental Title Match: (C) The Miz vs. Apoll0 Crews

The Miz opens up the match by dominating for a good few minutes, but Crews catches Miz with a drop kick to turn things around. Crews follows it up with a few clotheslines and a slam for a two count. Some more back and forth sees Crews land a standing Moonsault for a two count and Miz attempts to walk away after being caught by Crews and thrown back into the ring.

Crews goes for a flying splash on Miz in the corner but misses and eats a Skull Crushing Finale for the three count as a result.

Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

Singles Match: John Cena vs. AJ Styles

Styles unloads on Cena with a barrage of strikes and follows it up with a flying fist off the ropes. Cena hits Styles with a flying shoulder and then eats a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for an AA but AJ reverses out and eats delivers a kick to Cena’s head. Styles hits the Styles Clash on Cena for the two count. Out of nowhere Cena hits Styles with an AA but it’s only good for two.

Cena goes for a Super AA off the top rope but Styles reverses it into the Torture Rack and then into a spinning Power Bomb for the two count. More back and forth from both men and Styles actually hits Cena with an AA for a two count. Styles goes for a 450 splash off the springboard but Cena rolls out of the way.

Both men are back up and Styles hits a Facebuster on Cena for a two count. Styles goes for another springboard attack but he’s caught by Cena and locked into the STF. Styles powers out and hits Cena with a headkick that dazes him.

Cena then hits a tornado DDT on Styles for a two count and both men look spent. Cena hits a leg drop off the top rope on Styles for a VERY close two count. Cena puts Styles up on the top rope and is looking for something, but Styles reverses with a Hurricirana to send Cena down hard.

Cena goes for an AA but Styles reverses out and hits Cena with a Styles Clash. Styles follows it up with a Phenominal Forearm and gets Cena down for the three count and the win.

Winner: AJ Styles

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: (C) The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) w/Jon Stewart vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson:

Kingston and Anderson start things off and Kofi has the upper-hand. Kofi hits a stomp on Anderson for a two count and tags in Woods. Anderson eats a double face-buster for a two count and Anderson takes over as he tags Gallows. Gallows launches Woods into the ropes but eats a double kick to the knee. Kofi gets the tag and works on Gallows in the corner, stomping him out as he’s seated on the canvas.

Back and forth tags are exchanged between Kofi and Woods before Kofi is tossed into Gallows in the corner. Kofi then launches himself onto Gallows outside the ring as The New Day celebrate. Back inside the ring now Gallows regains control and hits Anderson for the tag. Anderson hits Kingston with a big boot for a two count.

Gallows goes for a big splash on Kofi after getting the tag but misses, allowing Kofi to tag Woods and Gallows to tag Anderson. Woods works on Anderson and hits a flying elbow on Anderson from across the ring for the two count. Kofi tags himself in and hits Anderson with a double stomp for the two count as Gallows broke it up.

Gallows and Anderson hit Kingston with the Magic Killer but are distracted by Jon Stewart. Gallows and Anderson go for the Ringpostitis on Stewart but are saved by Big E who comes in and attacks for the save.

Winners: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows via DQ (The New Day remain WWE Tag Team Champions)

WWE Title Match: (C) Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler

The two men exchange some mat wrestling for a good while before they get into the groove of things. Ambrose hits Ziggler with a Butterfly Suplex from the top rope but only gets the two count. Ambrose follows it up with a Single Leg Crab as he taunts for the crowd.

Ambrose then hits a Snap Suplex for a two count and follows it up with a move off the top rope but eats a drop kick as he comes down. Ambrose comes back with a Facebuster for two and tunes up the band for a SuperKick but goes for the Dirty Deeds instead. Ziggler reverses and hits Ambrose with a DDT for two. Ziggler goes for the Famouser but Ambrose reverses it into a rollup for two.

Ziggler goes for the Famouser again and gets it this time but Ambrose kicks out at two. The two exchange but take each other out as they both hit the cross-body.

Ambrose hits a Running Bulldog and follows up with a Flying Elbow from the top rope for two. Ziggler locks in the Sleeper Hold but Ambrose dives them both out of the ring and both men are down. Ziggler hits a Super Kick on Ambrose to put his lights out and rolls him back in the ring for a two count.

Ziggler goes for the SuperKick but it’s caught, Ambrose attempts to reverse into Dirty Deeds but eats a Zig Zag for a two count instead. Ziggler takes Ambrose’s back and locks in a Rear-Naked choke. Ambrose gets out and bounces off the rope for a vicious clothesline.

Ambrose goes to the top rope but Ziggler hits the rope to sit him down. Ziggler goes for a Super Plex but Ambrose fights out of it. Ziggler hits the mat but shoots right back up to meet Ambrose again. Ziggler goes for the FaceBuster but Ambrose lands on his feet and hits Dirty Deeds for three.

Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Dean Ambrose

Six Women Tag Team Match: Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Carmella vs. Natalya, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Bella

Alexa Bliss and Lynch start things off with some back and forth before Naomi and Natalya are tagged in. Naomi takes over before tagging in Carmella hits Natalya with Flying Head Scissors and she rolls out of the ring.

Carmella follows and lands a clothesline before rolling Natalya back in the ring. Natalya hits a slam after a distraction from Bliss and gets a two count. Nikki gets the tag and hits a Snap Suplex for the two count. Bella hits the SpineBuster for a two count and follows up with a two count.

Bliss gets the tag and hits double knees to Carmella’s stomach for the two count. Natalya gets the tag and works on Carmella in the corner. Carmella powers out of a hold but Natalya gets her back to the corner. Carmella rolls across the ring for the tag to Lynch who takes out Nikki, Bliss, and Natalya.

Carmella and Nikki get tags but all women are in the ring taking one another out. Bella and Carmella are left and Nikki hits a big slam for the win.

Winners: Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss, and Natalya

Inaugural WWE Universal Title Match: Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor

Balor opens up with a double drop kick and goes to the top rope but Rollins rolls out. Balor launches himself onto Rollins outside of the ring and gets him back inside.

Rollins gets the upper-hand and hits Balor with a Suplex on the arena floor. Rollins launches Balor into the time keepers area but Balor shoots back up with a flying fist to send Rollins down. Balor rolls Rollins back into the ring but is attacked as he makes his way back in.

Rollins hits a launching Power Bomb on Balor into the crowd barricade and gets him back in the ring for a two count. Rollins hits a Back Breaker for a two count and follows it up with a reverse slam into the second turnbuckle for another two count.

Rollins hits a Flying Knee on Balor and follows it up with a nice Frog Splash for the three count. Finn hits a DDT on Rollins and follows it up with some clotheslines.

Rollins locks in a Triangle Choke on Balor that seems to put him out as he rolls out of the ring. Rollins tosses Finn back into the ring and hits a Toss Power Bomb into the corner and then a SuperKick for the two count.

Balor eats a Flying Knee again and then lands a Small Package Driver for the two count. Rollins heads up to the top rope but eats a kick to send him down. Back in the ring Balor goes for the Kudagra but Rollins rolls out and hits a Pedigree for two.

Rollins hits the top rope and goes for a spinning technique but Balor rolls out. Balor goes to the top rope but eats a Super Plex from Rollins but reverses another Suplex attempt. Balor hits the Kudagra for the three count.

Winner and NEW WWE Universal Champion: Finn Balor

WWE United States Title Match: (C) Rusev vs. Roman Reigns

Before the match even starts Rusev attacks Reigns as he makes his way into the ring, tossing him into the steps and nailing him with them in the arm as well. Rusev tries to toss Reigns into the time keepers area but it’s reversed by Reigns who delivers a Superman Punch.

Reigns drives a steel chair into Rusev’s gut and then into his back. Reigns continues to assault Rusev before he is escorted to the back and Rusev is deemed unfit to compete and the match is off. As Rusev is making his way up the ramp Reigns returns and delivers a HUGE Spear to Rusev.

Singles Match: Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton

Lesnar comes with a blitz right out of the gates and rushes Orton with a barrage of knees. Orton hits a dropkick and goes for the RKO but Lesnar shoves him off.

Lesnar delivers the first German Suplex of the night and follows it up with another. A couple of Suplexs later Orton fires back some elbows at Lesnar’s skull but he’s returned with a slam onto the announce table. He is then tossed from the crowd into the table again and this time it breaks.

Another German Suplex from Lesnar and that’s followed by ‘The Beast’ taking the fight to the announce table again, but this time he eats an RKO on the table. Orton is back in the ring and Lesnar makes his way back to the canvas as well but eats a DDT from the second rope.

Orton gets an RKO but Lesnar kicks out at two. Orton goes for a punt but he’s caught for an F5 and is pinned for a two count. Lesnar gets full mount and delivers some ground and pound to Orton’s skull and he’s busted open BAD. This is not a drill ladies and gentleman he is opened bad.

Lesnar continues to beat on Randy as doctors work on him and doctors call the match.

Winner via TKO: Brock Lesnar

After the match Lesnar continues to attack Orton and out comes Shane McMahon to confront him. Lesnar won’t let Shane get to Orton as he keeps stepping in front of him as he tries to pass by. Lesnar hits Shane with an F5 and Heyman screams ‘WHAT DID YOU DO?!’

We go off air with Lesnar walking to the back and doctors attending to both Shane and Randy.

  • D2K

    Yes. The NXT crowd was hype. I think it speaks volumes about the fanbase of NXT being different than that of the main shows. NXT focuses more on the in-ring action and not the gimmickry of sports entertainment. Hopefully WWE will see this and make adjustments.

  • Solid

    agreed, the really stupid ones, the profane and outright advertising ones it’s not surprising they put the clamps down on it.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Dissapointing dosent even come close to describing the Lesnar v Orton match, and Nikki Bella getting the win… Eugh!

    Whoever came up with the decisions for this PPV needs to be fired

  • Hunter_13

    I dont get it. The crowd that was in NXT last night, that was the same (or almost the same i think) was the total opposite of the crowd in tonights summerslam.

  • D2K

    Well, I’ve always known the PG era was crap, but I get what you are saying.

  • D2K

    He’s probably used up too many dates in his contract so they will have to have a reason for him to be off TV for awhile. That was a lame match. It had it’s moments, but it could have been so much more. Lesnar and this “Suplex City” business is indeed getting lazy.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    2 matches end by, basically DQ/ref…. WTF?! And now I’m guessing Lesnar is leaving/fired.

  • D2K

    Really? That’s how you end the show?

  • D2K

    I don’t miss the signs that much. It got too overbearing after awhile.

  • Wolfie

    God who decided Rusev v Reigns should be the main event?? That’s just dumb.

  • Mister Who

    Your beginning to see why PG is crap and WWE felt boring, these crowds are like being controlled

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I very much agree with that. I also miss all the signs.

  • D2K

    This crowd is awful. I never understood the idea of paying all this money for tickets, parking, food, souvenirs just to sit there on your hands with your mouth shut.

    Stupid.