Event: WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, August 19th, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Results by WZRONLINE.COM
The 2012 WWE SummerSlam pre-show kicks off with Matt Striker and Scott Stanford at ringside. They plug tonight’s pre-show match as fans continue to pile into the Staples Center in Los Angeles. More hype for tonight’s matches. We go to a video for the WWE Title match.
Josh Mathews is backstage with Big Show. Show cuts him off and says tonight isn’t a Triple Threat. The only threat in the match is him. Show says he’s a living, breathing, angry giant – not some made up Hollywood super hero. Show says he’s a threat to any living man today. Show says he will crush John Cena and obliterate CM Punk, then become the new WWE Champion.
WWE United States Title Match
Antonio Cesaro vs. Santino Marella
We go to the ring and out first comes Antonio Cesaro with Aksana. Aksana takes the mic and cuts a promo before the match. She has Antonio say “great” in five different languages. Cesaro says he personifies greatness and they kiss. Out next comes the WWE United States Champion Santino Marella.
The match starts off winth some back and forth. Cesaro takes Santino to the corner and beats him down. Santino dodges a splash in the corner and pulls out the Cobra early. Cesaro hits him from behind and stop the Cobra from coming out. Cesaro goes back to work on Santino and beats him with headbutts. 2 count for Cesaro.
More offense by Cesaro and another 2 count. Cesaro keeps a headlock applied. The Cobra was down on the floor but a crew member has put it on the apron. Santino crawls for it but Cesaro pulls him back. Santino kicks off him and tries for it again but Cesaro hits a big gutwrench slam. Cesaro grabs the Cobra and rips it to shreds. Santino flips out and unloads on Cesaro. Santino misses the headbutt. Cesaro goes for his finisher but it’s countered. Santino pulls out a back-up Cobra. Aksana tries to distract him and it works. Cesaro with the front piledriver for the win and the title.
Winner and New WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro
Triple H is backstage getting ready. Referee Scott Armstrong is in there with him. Triple H says this is the biggest match he will ever referee. Triple H says this is bigger than him, it’s about WWE – Scott’s family and everything. Triple H says referee’s discretion means they can bend the rules, hell even break them. Triple H says this match won’t end in a count out or DQ. He says someone wins by making the other tap out or getting the pin. Armstrong nods that he understands. Triple H promises him this is going to be a fight to the finish. Triple H tells Scott to let them fight.
– The announcers hype Lesnar vs. Triple H some more as fans continue to enter the arena. Striker and Stanford hype the other matches for SummerSlam.
WWE SummerSlam Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting some of the history of SummerSlam, as well as some of the main feuds heading into tonight’s show.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. He turns his attention to the first SummerSlam, talking about the main event of the Mega Powers vs. the Mega Bucks. They’re eventually interrupted by Vickie Guerrero, who excuses herself. She introduces the one superstar in the WWE that shines brighter than any man in Hollywood history, Mr. Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler comes out to a nice reaction from the Staples Center crowd.
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler
The lights go out and a man in a light up jacket appears at the top of the stage. The crowd goes wild as Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring with his ribs taped up.
The bell rings and both men stare each other down. Ziggler ducks to the outside to avoid a lock up and Jericho follows, giving chase. Ziggler heads back into the ring and so does Jericho, hitting a big back elbow and taking Ziggler into the corner with a nasty chop. Another big chop from Jericho and he hits Ziggler with a body press from the second rope before hitting a big shoulder block. Another big chop from Jericho lays Dolph out. Jericho soccer kicks Ziggler in the ribs before picking him up for a suplex. Ziggler reverses it and goes right for the ribs before driving Jericho down stomach first over his knee.
Ziggler punches Jericho, but Jericho fights back. Jericho is able to send Ziggler over the top and to the outside with a big back drop. Jericho plays to the crowd before trying for his springboard dropkick. Ziggler ducks and Jericho falls to the outside. Ziggler rolls back to the inside, but breaks the count to head out and toss Jericho into the ring apron. Jericho rolls into the ring and Ziggler gets a quick near fall.
Ziggler chokes Jericho and taunts him while the ref counts. Ziggler breaks and lets Jericho get up, only to hit a dropkick to the ribs for another near fall. Ziggler locks in what looks like a modified seated abdominal stretch, but Jericho is able to fight to his feet. The two men fight with Ziggler backing Jericho into the corner and hitting a giant splash. Ziggler gets another two count for his effort.
Ziggler shows off a bit, shaking his hips, before hitting a big neckbreaker and posing with his foot on Jericho’s chest for a two count. Jericho begins to fight back, but Dolph lays in with the rights and takes Jericho into the ropes. Jericho rolls up Ziggler for two, but Ziggler comes right back with a big clothesline. Ziggler tries for another splash but Jericho moves and Ziggler crashes into the corner. Jericho hits a low dropkick, then a couple of shoulderblocks, but Ziggler goes for the ribs again and Jericho is stopped cold. Ziggler runs into a big boot from Jericho, and Jericho heads to the middle rope for a double axe handle smash, but Ziggler sends Jericho into the corner ribs first and follows with a rocker dropper for two.
Ziggler kicks at Jericho’s ribs, doing even more damage. Jericho catches Ziggler’s leg and tries for the Walls, but Ziggler fights it off. Jericho hits an enzugiri for a two count. Jericho sends Ziggler into the corner, but he ends up trapped in a sleeper out of nowhere. Jericho fades, but gets a second wind, crashing backward into the corner. Ziggler kicks Jericho in the ribs and heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Jericho. Jericho heads up after Ziggler and stands on the top, hitting him with repeated rights before delivering a huge hurricanrana.
Jericho crawls for the cover but Ziggler is able to kick out at two. Jericho heads to do something, but he’s caught with a big DDT from Ziggler that’s good for another two count. Both men are laid out on the canvas, struggling to get up. They fight on their knees, up to their feet where Jericho delivers a running bulldog. He hits the ropes for a lionsault, but Ziggler gets his knees up. Ziggler follows up with the Zig Zag, but Jericho is still able to kick out!
Dolph struggles to his feet and walks right into the code breaker. Ziggler rolls slowly to the outside, falling to the floor. Jericho rolls out after him and manages to get Ziggler back into the ring, but Vickie grabs his foot on the way back in. Ziggler rolls him up, but Jericho still kicks out. Ziggler runs at Jericho, but ends up tossed into the ring post shoulder first. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho, and Ziggler is forced to tap out.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Ziggler stands at the top of the ramp looking sad alongside Vickie while Jericho celebrates in the ring.
– Cole and Lawler recap what happened this past Monday with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heymen kidnapping and breaking Shawn Michaels’ arm.
Matt Striker is backstage with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. Heyman says earlier tonight, HHH used his influence to convince a referee to use his discretion. He said this is a fight to the finish, the key word is finish because Lesnar will finish Hunter. Brock says this is a fight he can’t win. Heyman says if they don’t like that, he’s got two words, tap out.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
The bell rings and Bryan begins backing away from Kane. He scores with a quick kick to Kane’s thigh, then another. Bryan kicks at Kane’s legs but Kane uppercuts Bryan. Bryan flips over Kane, but gets picked up and slammed to the mat before Kane delivers a low dropkick. Kane blasts Bryan with a right hand before kicking away at him in the corner. Bryan tries to avoid Kane in the corner but ends up shouldered. Bryan fights out, but misses a roll up and eats a boot to the face for a two count.
Bryan hits a low dropkick to the knee before kicking Kane’s legs all the way around the ring. Kane grabs Bryan around the throat and tosses him to the outside. Kane heads out and Bryan heads back in, hitting a quick baseball slide and suicide elbow through the ropes. Kane heads back into the ring and Bryan heads to the top, hitting a giant shotgun missile dropkick, but it’s not enough to keep down the big man. Kane gets to his knees and Bryan kicks away at Kane’s chest. Bryan misses a kick to the head and eats a quick clothesline.
Kane runs after Bryan into the corner with a big clothesline, then does it again before hitting a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane heads up to the top and leaps off with a huge clothesline. Kane tries for a chokeslam but Bryan escapes and rolls to the outside, snapping Kane’s throat over the top rope. Bryan heads back in and catches a big right hand. Bryan hits Kane with a big right hand, but Kane shrugs it off and takes Bryan into the corner, punching and stomping away at him. The ref pulls Kane away. When Kane heads back, Bryan drop toe holds him into the middle turnbuckle and kicks the ropes, sending the turnbuckle into Kane’s face. Bryan tries for the No lock, but Kane fights it off, so Bryan hits him with a huge kick to the side of the head.
Bryan heads to the top and goes for the flying head butt, but takes too much time and Kane catches him around the throat and takes him down to the mat with a chokeslam. Kane signals for the tombstone, waiting for Bryan to stand. He gets Bryan in position, but Bryan counters with a small package, rolling Kane up for three.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan hightails it to the back and Kane takes off in hot pursuit. We cut backstage where Kane is shown tearing things apart and terrorizing the backstage staff. Kane is stopped by Josh Matthews. He grabs Matthews and asks where is he. Matthews says something I didn’t catch, but Kane doesn’t like it and he tosses Matthews off to the side before stalking off.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
Rey Mysterio is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and not surprisingly, he gets a huge pop from the Los Angeles fans. Mysterio is dressed in a crazy black getup that looks inspired by Batman, probably what he would have worn to Mania this year. Miz is out next and we are ready to start.
The bell rings and both men begin circling each other before locking up. Miz clamps on a head lock, but Mysterio sends him into the ropes, eating a shoulder block immediately after. Mysterio goes behind Miz, takes him to the mat and tries for a quick pin, getting two. Miz kicks Rey in the gut and takes him down to the mat, stomping away. Mysterio is able to come up with a hurricanrana, but runs right into a back elbow. Miz hits another boot to the gut before sending Mysterio to the outside under the bottom rope. Mysterio pops up and Miz heads to the outside. Mysterio heads in and hits Miz with a dropkick through the ropes. He heads to the outside and Miz picks him up and drops him down ribs first on the guardrail.
Miz takes things back into the ring for another quick near fall before locking on a rear chin lock. Mysterio is able to fight to his feet and reverse a belly to back suplex into a body press. Miz catches Mysterio and shoulders him in a reverse torture rack, dropping to his knees and getting the two count. Miz mounts Mysterio and rains down with punches to the face. Miz hits the ropes and blasts Mysterio with a kick to the face. Miz clamps on a cravat, but Mysterio fights up to his feet and out of the hold with a low dropkick. Mysterio runs right into a big clothesline from Miz for another two count.
Miz plays to the crowd before hitting the big corner clothesline. But when Miz heads to the top, he’s stopped by a dropkick from Mysterio that drops him back down to the mat. Rey heads to the top and hits a seated senton before charging in and trying for a hurricanrana. Miz is able to counter into a big powerbomb using the ropes for an assist. Miz gets to his feet and tries for a big boot, but Mysterio counters with a roll up for two. Mysterio scores with a boot to the side of the head but it’s still not enough for three.
Mysterio hits a big kick but ends up shouldered, only to counter into a big DDT. Mysterio heads for the top but Miz stops him on the top turnbuckle. Miz heads up after him but Mysterio pushes him off. Mysterio leaps off with a hurricanrana that sends Miz into the ropes. Mysterio hits the 619 and heads to the top, but he misses when he tries to drop the dime. Miz tries for the SCF, but Mysterio counters into a roll up, he only gets two though.
Miz launches Mysterio into the top turnbuckle and follows up with the SCF, pinning Mysterio for three.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
Eve and Teddy Long are shown exiting AJ’s office. Teddy talks about what a great job AJ is doing and what good things the superstars are saying. Eve sarcastically agrees. Punk is shown standing to the side and he rolls his eyes before heading into AJ’s office. Punk says putting a champion in a match where he can lose his title without being pinned is unfair, and Punk thinks it’s because he refused her marriage proposal. AJ stares off into space and doesn’t answer. Punk says she has disrespected him just like the public, but tonight he’ll successfully defend his title and show he’s the best in the world, and tomorrow night she and everyone else will be forced to show him respect. Punk walks off and AJ continues to stare off into space.
World Heavyweight Title
Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
We get a video package that shows the events leading up to this match over the past few weeks, including the match being cancelled, and then put back on, and Sheamus stealing Del Rio’s car.
Ricardo Rodriguez is out to introduce Alberto Del Rio who drives to the ring for his match in a beautiful black Ferrari California convertible.
Sheamus is out next, and the World Heavyweight Champion gets a great reaction on his way out to the ring.
The bell rings and both men lock up. Sheamus takes Del Rio into the corner, but Del Rio turns things around. Sheamus shoves him away. Another lock up and Del Rio takes Sheamus into the corner. Sheamus hits him with a big right. Sheamus and Del Rio fights into the ropes and over the top to the outside where Sheamus crashes into the announcer’s table. Sheamus and Del Rio fight around ringside before Sheamus sends Del Rio back into the ring. Del Rio catches Sheamus with a couple of nasty kicks on his way back in, but ends up running into a big kick and eating a neckbreaker from Sheamus for two.
Sheamus beats on Del Rio in the corner, but Del Rio turns things around. Sheamus is able to shoulder Del Rio and hit the rolling senton for another two count. Sheamus tries for the razor’s edge, but Del Rio fights out of it and sits on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus pulls Del Rio off and Del Rio pulls the turnbuckle cover off in the process. Del Rio scores with a big kick, but can’t lock in the cross arm breaker. Sheamus misses the bicycle kick, landing out on the apron and Del Rio hits him with a low dropkick that sends him to the outside.
On the outside, Del Rio launches Sheamus into the ring steps before sending him back into the ring. Del Rio heads to the top rope and jumps off with a flying chop of some sort to take Sheamus down to the mat. Del Rio locks in the rear chin lock, but Sheamus fight up to his feet and out of the hold. Del Rio comes back with a kick to the back of the thigh and a big kick to Sheamus’ face. Del Rio takes Sheamus down to the mat with another big kick. Del Rio chokes Sheamus against the middle rope before the ref breaks it up. He knees Sheamus in the face before clamping on another rear chin lock.
Sheamus fights out of the hold, but runs right into a knee to the gut. Del Rio stomps down on the back of Sheamus’ head, driving it into the mat for another two count. Del Rio mocks Sheamus, calling for the bicycle kick and hyping himself up in similar fashion. He runs in but Sheamus hits him with a couple of big forearms, but Sheamus charges and Del Rio sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Sheamus hits Del Rio with a couple of head butts and heads to the top rope, but Del Rio stops him and takes him down to the mat with a huge avalanche style single arm DDT that’s good for another near fall.
Sheamus is able to shoulder Del Rio, but Del Rio fights out of it and locks in the cross arm breaker in the middle of the ring. Sheamus is able to stand and lift Del Rio off the mat, still in the hold, before dropping him to the canvas to break it. Sheamus waits for Del Rio to stand, and runs into a back elbow, but he comes right back with white noise for another near fall.
Sheamus hypes himself up and tries for the bicycle kick but Del Rio avoids it and Sheamus drives him back into the corner with the exposed turnbuckle before tying him up in the ropes and hitting him with repeated clubbing blows to the chest. Sheamus mounts Del Rio in the corner and hits him with repeated rights, but Del Rio drops Sheamus down face first into the turnbuckle that’s exposed and follows with the enzugiri. Sheamus still kicks out. Del Rio is frustrated and he pulls Ricardo into the ring. Ricardo tries to toss his shoe in to Del Rio, but he misses and Sheamus catches it. He blasts Del Rio with the shoe and hits the Irish Curse backbreaker, pinning Del Rio for three. Del Rio had his foot on the ropes but the referee missed it.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus
Alberto is furious as he argues with the referee. Sheamus celebrates with his title at the top of the ramp.
– Footage of Triple H talking to referee Scott Armstrong is shown. He says the only two ways this match can end is someone tapping out, or getting pinned. He says this is going to be a fight, a fight to the finish. Hunter tells him to let them fight.
Tag Team Championship Match
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c) vs. The Prime Time Players
The bell rings and Truth takes Young down to the mat with a series of rights, right away. Truth takes Young down with a big shoulder block. Truth hip tosses Young and the crowd is chanting for Kobe Bryant. Truth delivers a big leg drop for a two count. Young kicks Truth in the gut and takes him into his corner to tag in Titus. Truth tries to fight off both men but Titus takes him down to the mat with a big right.
Titus clamps on a front face lock and takes Truth down to the mat when he tries to fight out. Truth is able to surprise Titus with a spinning elbow, and tag in his partner. Kofi comes in and takes Titus off his feet after a flurry of offense. Kofi leaps up and hits the boom drop. He tries for the TIP, but he’s distracted by Young and that allows Young to roll to the outside. Kofi follows and he’s distracted by Young again, allowing Titus to hit a big clothesline and lay Kofi out. Titus rolls Kofi into the ring and gets a quick two count.
Titus slams Kofi down to the mat for another near fall before tagging Young into the match. Titus suplexes Young into Kofi’s back which is good for another two count. Young locks on a body scissors and Kofi struggles to fight out of it. Young tries for a belly to back suplex but Kofi reverses it. Young is able to come up with a powerslam that’s good for a two count. Titus tags in and stomps away at Kofi. Kofi tries to fight back with a series of rights, but he’s caught in an abdominal stretch.
Kofi is able to fight out of the hold, but Titus catches Kofi. He goes for a slam, but Kofi counters into a DDT and both men are down. Both make the tag and Truth comes in with a couple of big clotheslines for Young before hitting a spinning press and a sit out front suplex. Truth goes for the pin but it’s broken up by Titus. Kofi heads in and he’s tossed over the top by Titus. Kofi skins the cat, sends Titus from the ring, and leaps over the top to take out Titus. Young tries to roll up Truth, but Truth kicks out at two. Truth hits the Little Jimmy, and he pins Young for three.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: R-Truth and Kofi Kingston
– We get footage from the SummerSlam festivities in Los Angeles over the weekend.
– Cole and Lawler hype the WWE Title match and lead us into a video package.
Triple Threat Match
CM Punk (c) vs. Big Show vs. John Cena
John Cena is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a giant mixed reaction from the Staples Center.
The Big Show is the second challenger to make his way out to the ring, and it’s almost comical to compare the reaction he draws from the crowd to the cheers and boos Cena drew.
The Champion, CM Punk, is the last man to make his way out to the ring. He gets a pretty massive reaction from the crowd, and it seems mostly positive.
No formal ring introductions, as instead we’re just going straight into the match. Show punches Cena and head butts Punk before head butting both men. Show blasts Cena with a punch to the gut, then does the same to Punk. Show sends Cena into the corner before catching Punk and tossing him down to the mat. Show takes Punk into the corner hard and then picks Cena up for a huge chop to the chest. He then picks up Punk and nails him with a big chop to the chest. Another big chop for Cena, and a head butt, and another chop for Punk.
Cena and Punk begin to fight back with a series of kicks, but Show reverses a double suplex attempt and takes over both Punk and Cena. Show sends Cena into the corner and charges in with a huge back splash that sends Cena falling to the outside. Show hits Punk with a back splash, but Punk pops out of the corner and hits Show with a low dropkick that sends the monster to the mat. Punk hits Show with a series of kicks to the chest and stomach. Punk calls for the G2S, and he actually lifts Show for a second, but Show falls down and chops Punk hard. Cena is in and he shoulders Show, but he falls down and Show lands on his head. Punk tries to pin Cena, but it’s broken up by Show.
Show stands on Punk’s back for a bit before picking him up and launching him into the corner. Show takes Punk into the corner where he hits him with another giant chop across the chest. Show charges into Cena on the apron and sends him crashing out to the floor. Show sends Punk into the corner and runs in for a splash, but Punk moves out of the way. Punk goes for a springboard, but Show catches him and drops him down into a reverse DDT. Show calls for the WMD and Cena comes in from behind for a series of rights. Show catches Cena with a huge spear and he goes for the pin, getting two.
Show piles up Cena and Punk next to each other. Show heads up to the middle rope and launches himself off with a Vader bomb. Punk moves but Show catches Cena. Show tries for the pin but Punk breaks it up. Show sends Punk over the top rope by pushing him across the ring. Cena rolls to the outside and Show follows after him. Show picks Cena up for a big head butt. Punk charges in and Show catches him by the throat, launching him into the ropes where he bounces back to the floor. Show and Cena head back into the ring where Show catches Cena with a side slam.
Show picks Punk back up to the apron, but Punk stuns Show and backs him up into a belly to back suplex from Cena. Cena calls for the five knuckle shuffle, but he’s clotheslined out of nowhere by Punk. Punk heads to the top rope and leaps off with a huge elbow drop to Big Show. Show tosses Punk across the ring to break the count. Punk hits Show with a big kick to the side of the head and a reverse STO to Show, who’s on his knees. Punk locks in something that almost looks like the LaBell lock, but Show fights out of it.
Cena hits Show with a big shoulder block before locking in the STF. Show gets to his feet with Cena on his back and squashes him in the corner. Cena leaps out of the corner with a cross body, but he’s caught and slammed by Show. Punk surprises Show and takes him out. He runs into the corner hitting Show with a running knee. He backs up and hits a second running knee, then a third. Punk tries for the bulldog, but Show pushes him away. Cena heads to the top and drops the leg to the back of Show’s neck. Punk locks in a submission, and Cena clamps on the STF and Show is forced to tap. The bell rings, and everyone is confused.
While Cena and Punk argue with the ref, they’re interrupted by AJ Lee’s music, and the Raw GM skips her way down to the ring. AJ asks for the mic. AJ smiles and looks at both men before saying restart the match.
“Show catches both men around the throat and hits a double chokeslam. He pins Cena but Cena kicks out. Punk also kicks out. Show calls for the WMD. He tries for it on Cena but Cena ducks and shoulders Show. Cena hits the AA. Punk throws Cena from the ring and pins Show, getting the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk
Following the match, Cena looks shocked as he realizes that Punk stole the victory right out from under him. Punk celebrates with his belt, playing to the crowd.
– We see Vince McMahon’s star on the Walk of Fame and see some celebrities in the crowd. Fred Durst flips the camera off. Former WCW Champion David Arquette has a title belt in the crowd. Maria Menounos is wearing a t-shirt with Bob Backlund and Pat Patterson.
– They plug WWE Studios’ The Day and we see the cast in the crowd.
– Highlights from the pre-show with Antonio Cesaro winning the United States Title from Santino Marella are shown.
– Lillian Garcia introduces Kevin Rudolph who’s out to sing the SummerSlam theme song ‘Don’t Give Up’. The crowd pretty audibly boos, and despite all the shots of ringside personalities dancing, Time for a bathroom break.
– It is time for a looong recap of Brock Lesnar/Triple H situation.
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
Brock Lesnar is out to the ring first, and the monstrous man gets a pretty big initial pop as he makes his way into the arena.
After a long wait, Triple H makes his way out to the ring next, and The Game gets a great reaction from the fans in the Staples Center.
The bell rings and the lights dim for formal ring introductions, which we DIDN’T EVEN GET FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH!
The lights come up and the bell rings. Lesnar takes Hunter right into the corner and buries his shoulder in Hunter’s midsection. Hunter tries to fight out, but Lesnar backs him up again and tries for the kimura lock. Lesnar james Hunter back into the corner and tries for the kimura again. Hunter grabs on to the ropes but Lesnar wont let go. Hunter backs Lesnar into the corner and hits him with knees to the gut before clotheslining him over the top and to the outside. Lesnar heads back into the ring and takes Hunter into the corner, hitting him with a big clothesline before running into a high knee and being clotheslined over the top and to the outside again.
Lesnar takes his time getting back into the ring. Lesnar takes off his gloves, exposing his bare fists. Lesnar takes Hunter down to the mat and blasts him with a fist to the back of the head. Hunter rolls to the outside and Lesnar follows. Lesnar fights off Hunter and punches away before picking him up and slamming him on the announcer’s table while trapping Hunter’s arm in a keylock hold. He doesn’t dismantle anything though, so it doesn’t break. Lesnar rolls back into the ring and hypes himself up. Hunter manages to get back to the ring and Lesnar drags him in, hitting him with a knee before hitting another keylock slam.
Lesnar goes for the kimura before simply wrapping Hunter’s arm around the top rope and yanking hard. Lesnar drops Hunter to the mat and kicks away at Hunter’s arm. Hunter catches LEsnar with a kick to the gut, and Lesnar again goes for the kimura. He tosses Hunter into the corner shoulder first. Lesnar picks Hunter up to his feet, shouldering him. Hunter fights out, but Brock ducks a clothesline and launches Hunter with a German suplex.
Lesnar stands on Hunter’s hand and stomps down on the arm. Hunter rolls out to the apron and hangs Lesnar up throat first on the top rope. Lesnar and Hunter square off in the middle of the ring and Hunter drops Lesnar with a DDT. Lesnar goes for the kimura again, wrapping Hunter up again and dropping him down in a slam on his arm. Lesnar stands over Hunter and lays in with knees and clubbing blows. Hunter rolls to the outside and Lesnar is quick to follow. Lesnar whips Hunter into the ring steps.
Lesnar picks Hunter up and backs him up hard into the Spanish announce table. Lesnar flips the table on its side and climbs up on top of it, leaping off with a flying fist to Hunter. Lesnar picks up Hunter and brings him back into the ring. Hunter hits Lesnar with rights to the gut. Lesnar rolls up Hunter for a two count. Hunter drills Lesnar with knees to the gut, but Lesnar reverses a whip and blasts Hunter with a nasty clothesline. Lesnar picks up Hunter and tries for a suplex, but Hunter is able to counter with a suplex of his own.
Brock tries for a splash, but misses and crashes and burns in the corner. Hunter tries for the pedigree, but Lesnar fights it off and whips Hunter into the corner, over the ropes and to the outside. Lesnar heads to the outside and Hunter launches him into the announcer’s table stomach first. Hunter hits Brock with a fist to the gut and Lesnar yells out about his stomach. Hunter hits Lesnar with another punch to the gut.
Lesnar struggles back into the ring and Hunter follows. Lesnar tries for the kimura, but Hunter fights it off with knees to the stomach. Hunter hits Lesnar with a running knee to the stomach that looks more like it hit the arm. Hunter keeps going after the stomach, continuing to bury his knee in Brock’s gut. Lesnar drops to the mat, and gets up, walking right into a spinebuster. Hunter waits for Brock to get up and he tries for the Pedigree. Brock counters, shouldering Hunter, but Hunter fights out and hits the pedigree. Hunter pins Brock, but Lesnar is able to kick out at two.
Lesnar connects with a blatant low blow, and the ref looks conflicted, but he ultimately doesn’t call for the DQ. Lesnar stands and waits for Hunter. He shoulders Hunter and hits the F5. Lesnar rolls over into the pin, but Hunter is able to kick out at two.
Lesnar locks on the kimura again, dropping to the mat and clamping on the body scissors. Hunter makes it into the ropes but Lesnar wont let go. Hunter punches at Lesnar’s side and stomach to break the hold. Both men make it to their feet and Hunter is able to connect with another pedigree. While rolling Lesnar over, Lesnar locks in the kimura lock in the middle of the ring and locks in the body scissors as well. Hunter tries to fight, but Lesnar twists Hunter’s arm at a funny angle, and Hunter is forced to tap out.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
After the match, Lesnar smiles as he makes his way to the back. A trainer checks on Hunter in the middle of the ring, examining his arm. Hunter refuses treatment, waving the doctor off and rolling into the ropes. He looks pretty dejected. He continues to wave off treatment, shoving away the trainer. The crowd chants the Hunter tapped out. He looks at the crowd and says he’s sorry. The show ends with Hunter walking sadly to the back, continuing to apologize and look like he’s about to cry. Michael Cole asks “You have to wonder …. is this is the end of Triple H” and Jerry Lawler says “Wow, I think he just said goodbye” as the show ends.