WWE SummerSlam 2017 Results
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As summer winds down, we get closer to WWE’s big joint PPV event, WWE SummerSlam 2017. Since its inception in 1988, the show has been considered WrestleMania Jr…even to the point that the current shows are never-endingly long. This will be the thirtieth installment of the event, which has included some oddball main events featuring the likes of Zeus, Fake Undertaker, Michael Tarver, and King Mabel.
Last year’s event was a stacked card, featuring Finn Balor becoming the first Universal Champion (while getting a career-halting injury), AJ Styles and John Cena putting on a classic, the first big boost in the Jericho/Owens friendship, Dean Ambrose having a forgettable title defense against Dolph Ziggler, and a main event where Brock Lesnar bloodied Randy Orton into oblivion.
We’ll keep updating the latest WWE SummerSlam 2017 results all night!
WWE SUMMERSLAM 2017 RESULTS
JASON JORDAN AND THE HARDY BOYZ VS. MIZ AND THE MIZTOURAGE
Results: Jason Jordan lifted Curtis Axel for some kind of slam, but Miz grabbed Jordan from behind and dropped him with the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz and his boys won.
WWE SummerSlam 2017 Results, full matches updates; 5-title changes
— The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan vs. The Miz, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel(Winners)
Akira Tozawa (c) vs. Neville (Winner) (For the Cruiserweight Championship)
The New Day (c) vs. The Usos(Winners) (For the Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
Big Show vs. Big Cass(Winner) (Enzo Suspended In A Shark Cage)
John Cena (Winner) vs. Baron Corbin
Cesaro & Sheamus (c) vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (Winners) (For the Raw Tag Team Championships)
Randy Orton (Winner) vs. Rusev
Finn Balor (Winner) vs. Bray Wyatt
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks (Winner) (For the Raw Women’s Championship)Naomi (c) vs. Natalya (For the Smackdown Women’s Championship)
AJ Styles (Winner) (c) vs. Kevin Owens (Shane McMahon As Guest Referee for the United States Championship)
Jinder Mahal (winner) (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (For the WWE Championship)
Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar (c) (Winner) vs. Braun Strowman (For the Universal Championship)
Strowman’s path of destruction hasn’t ended. He nails both Joe and Reigns with the steel steps. However, Reigns manages to regain the advantage by hitting Strowman with the steps. Joe looks to catch the Big Dog with a schoolboy, but it doesn’t work. Attempted uranage is reversed into a Samoan drop by Reigns.
Joe manages to lock in the Coquina Clutch, but a bloody Braun Strowman flattens both men. All three men look to be spent when Lesnar re-emerges. He annihilates Strowman with his fists. Takes Joe and Reigns to Suplex City. Lesnar doesn’t need tables; his fists are as hard as mallets.
Lesnar locks in a Kimura, but Reigns hits a Superman Punch. He gets one on Samoa Joe and spears Lesnar, but it isn’t enough. The Big Dog teases another spear, but Joe locks in a Coquina Clutch. However, Strowman picks up the former TNA standout and hits the running powerslam. Just as it looks like we may have a new Champion, Lesnar pulls the referee out of the ring.
Strowman then hits Reigns with a running powerslam, but Lesnar makes another save. He will not go quietly into the night. Lesnar gets Strowman up for the F-5, but it’s reversed into an attempted powerslam. Reigns spears Strowman, but he cannot put Lesnar away. Joe locks in a Coquina Clutch on the Champion. However, Lesnar hits an F-5 in a callback to Great Balls of Fire, but Reigns makes the save.
Reigns hits a Superman Punch and sets up a spear, but Lesnar nails him with an F-5 for the win. What a match. Five freaking stars.
Brock Lesnar defeats Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns to retain the WWE Universal Championship
Paul Heyman, in his native New York, introduces his client, Brock Lesnar, and the audience cannot get enough. Samoa Joe tries to take the fight to Lesnar but eats a belly-to-belly for his troubles. Reigns throws Strowman into the post and locks eyes with Lesnar. They’re trying to foreshadow a big moment, but it isn’t as electric as when Lesnar has a stare down with Strowman.
The Beast Incarnate takes his victims to Suplex City. However, Roman Reigns manages to intercede and halt his momentum. Joe locks in a Coquina Clutch on Lesnar outside the ring, but Reigns spears both men through the barricade. After a series of high spots, Strowman puts Lesnar through the table with a running power slam. The chaos will not end as Joe flies through the ropes and nails Reigns with a clothesline.
Strowman then throws a chair at Joe and Reigns. He then goes after Lesnar, who is on queer street, and puts him through a second announce table. He then picks up the third announce table and tips it over on Lesnar. Strowman is an f******ing Superstar. The medics are out and a stretcher comes out to take Lesnar to the back.
For all the snobs who talk about Omega and Okada, this is what modern professional wrestling should look like. The crowd sing the goodbye song as Lesnar is taken away. If Vince McMahon is backstage, he needs to change the finish and have Strowman go over. This is the time. You have the next guy on your hands.
SummerSlam featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing feuds, plots, and storylines that played out on WWE’s primary television programs. Wrestlers portrayed villains or heroes as they follow a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
On the June 19 episode of Raw, Roman Reigns proclaimed himself to be the number one contender for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Later that night, Braun Strowman returned and cost Reigns his match against Samoa Joe and challenged Reigns to an ambulance match at Great Balls of Fire. At the event, Strowman defeated Reigns, but Reigns retaliated by locking Strowman in the ambulance and crashing it, severely injuring Strowman, while Brock Lesnar defeated Joe to retain the Universal Championship. The following night on Raw, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle congratulated Lesnar for his win at Great Balls of Fire. As Angle was about to reveal his plans for Lesnar’s championship match at SummerSlam, they were interrupted by Reigns, who said that he wanted Lesnar at SummerSlam, but Lesnar said he did not deserve it. Joe then came out and said that Lesnar did not beat him, but escaped him at Great Balls of Fire. Angle then scheduled a match between Reigns and Joe for the following week where the winner would face Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. During the match, Strowman returned and attacked both Reigns and Joe, resulting in a no contest. A brawl between the three broke out and Strowman laid out both Reigns and Joe. Immediately after, Angle said he was unsure of who would be facing Lesnar at SummerSlam, but he would deal with the matter the following week. That episode, before Angle could announce who would be facing Lesnar at SummerSlam, Strowman, Joe, and Reigns came down and stated their cases. Angle then scheduled a fatal four-way match between Lesnar, Strowman, Joe, and Reigns for the title at SummerSlam. The three men got into a brawl, which was broken up by the Raw locker room.
On the July 11 episode of SmackDown, SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon scheduled a fatal 5-way elimination match for Battleground between Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Lana, and Tamina, with the winner receiving a SmackDown Women’s Championship match against Naomi at SummerSlam. Natalya won the match and afterwards, SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi offered a congratulatory handshake, but Natalya refused.
At Great Balls of Fire, Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss by count-out, thus Bliss retained the Raw Women’s Championship. The following night on Raw, Banks and Bayley teamed up and faced Bliss and Nia Jax, where Bayley pinned Bliss, and she again pinned her the following week in a singles match. Later that episode, Bayley and Banks confronted Raw General Manager Kurt Angle about who should be the number one contender for the Raw Women’s Championship. Bayley made her case that she pinned Bliss two weeks in a row, whereas Banks claimed that she would be champion if Bliss had not gotten herself intentionally counted out at Great Balls of Fire. Angle decided that the two would face each other the following week where the winner would face Bliss for the title at SummerSlam. The following week, Bayley defeated Banks to become the number one contender.
At Battleground, Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison match to retain the WWE Championship with help from The Singh Brothers and the return of The Great Khali. On the following episode of SmackDown, Mahal demanded a new opponent for SummerSlam and John Cena came out and confronted Mahal. Cena congratulated Mahal for being the champion and then challenged him for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. However, SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan informed Cena that he had to earn his opportunity and scheduled a number one contender’s match between Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura for the following week where the winner would face Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. That episode, Nakamura defeated Cena to become the number one contender. After the match, Cena congratulated Nakamura, but Mr. Money in the Bank Baron Corbin, who had prior been feuding with Nakamura, came out and attacked him, but Cena helped Nakamura and performed the Attitude Adjustment on Corbin through the announcer’s table.
On the Great Balls of Fire pre-show, Neville defeated Akira Tozawa to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. On the following episode of Raw, Tozawa teamed with Cedric Alexander and defeated Neville and Noam Dar. Tozawa then began feuding with Ariya Daivari the following night on 205 Live in a match that ended in a no contest. In a rematch the following week on Raw, Daivari defeated Tozawa by forfeit. The following night on 205 Live, they had another rematch that Tozawa won, but after the match, Daivari attacked Tozawa by throwing him into the ringpost. The following week on Raw, during a backstage interview with Charly Caruso, Tozawa said that he wanted another rematch with Daivari, but Tozawa’s manager Titus O’Neil canceled the match. Afterwards, Tozawa went to the ring, but was confronted by the Cruiserweight Champion. Daivari then came down and attacked both Tozawa and Neville. The following night on 205 Live, Daivari defeated Neville by count-out. The next week on Raw, a number one contender’s match was scheduled between Tozawa and Daivari for the following night on 205 Live with the winner facing Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship at SummerSlam. On 205 Live, Tozawa defeated Daivari to become the number one contender.
At Battleground, Kevin Owens defeated AJ Styles to regain the United States Championship. On the following episode of SmackDown, Styles wanted to invoke his championship rematch, but he was interrupted by the returning Chris Jericho, who also wanted to invoke his rematch from when he lost the title to Owens back in May. As both Styles and Jericho were contractually owed rematches, SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon decided that Owens would defend the United States Championship against both Styles and Jericho in a triple threat match that night, where Styles pinned Jericho to regain the title. After the match, Owens invoked his championship rematch for the following week. During the rematch that episode, Owens attacked the referee, but lost even though both shoulders were not on the mat. A frustrated Owens confronted Shane and SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan and demanded a rematch, but with a competent referee. Bryan scheduled the rematch for SummerSlam and made Shane the special guest referee.
On the August 1 episode of SmackDown, Rusev issued a SummerSlam «Open Challenge» to any wrestler on the SmackDown roster. Randy Orton, who Rusev had never defeated, accepted the challenge before hitting Rusev with an RKO. The following week, after Orton defeated Jinder Mahal in a non-title match, Rusev attacked Orton from behind. On the final SmackDown before SummerSlam, after Rusev’s match against Chad Gable, Rusev got on the mic to address Orton, who hit the RKO from behind on Rusev.
At Battleground, The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods with Big E) defeated The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso) to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. On the following episode of SmackDown, as The New Day were about to make their entrance to celebrate their championship win, they were attacked by The Usos. The following week, The Usos proclaimed that they would reclaim the titles from The New Day, and a rematch was scheduled between the two teams for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at SummerSlam. The following week, after The Usos defeated Tye Dillinger and Sami Zayn, Big E caused a distraction allowing Kingston and Woods to attack The Usos from behind. On the final SmackDown before SummerSlam, SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan confirmed that The Usos would be facing Big E and Woods at SummerSlam with Kingston in their corner. The Usos then asked to have a match with Kingston and Woods that night as payback for what happened the previous week. Bryan scheduled the match and The Usos defeated The New Day by pinning Kingston. On August 16, WWE confirmed that the match would take place on the SummerSlam Kickoff pre-show.
At Great Balls of Fire, Big Cass defeated Enzo Amore. The following night on Raw, Cass gloated about defeating Amore and was then confronted by the Big Show, who threw Cass out of the ring. The following week, after Amore cut a promo about how Cass got manhandled by Big Show, Cass confronted Amore, but Big Show came out for the save. The two brawled that ended with Cass standing tall. Amore and Cass then had a rematch the next week that Cass again won. Cass continued to attack Amore after the match, after which, Big Show came out, but Cass also laid him out. The following week, Cass defeated Big Show by disqualification after Amore attacked Cass during the match. After Cass gave a big boot to Amore, Big Show performed the KO Punch on Cass. On the August 7 episode, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated Amore and Big Show after a distraction from Cass. A brawl broke out between the three that again ended with Big Show giving the KO Punch to Cass. Later, Cass confronted Raw General Manager Kurt Angle and wanted a match against Big Show at SummerSlam, but with Amore banned from the entire state of New York. Angle suggested to suspend Amore above the ring inside of a shark cage. Cass agreed and the match was scheduled for SummerSlam.
On the July 17 episode of Raw, as Finn Bálor was making his way to the backstage after his match with Elias, Bray Wyatt appeared on the TitanTron. He said he enjoyed Bálor’s pain and that he was Bálor’s worst nightmare. The following week, Wyatt cost Bálor his no disqualification match against Elias by giving Bálor the Sister Abigail. On the July 31, 2017 episode, as Wyatt cut an in-ring promo, the lights started blinking red and then they went out. When they came back on, Bálor appeared in the ring and attacked Wyatt. The following week, as Bálor cut a promo about Wyatt, the lights in the arena went out and Wyatt appeared in the center of the ring. He and Bálor fought briefly before the lights went out again and Wyatt appeared on the TitanTron laughing at Bálor. Afterwards, it was announced that a match between Bálor and Wyatt was scheduled for SummerSlam. The following week, after a confrontation earlier in the night, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle moved their SummerSlam match up to that night where Wyatt defeated Bálor. After the match, Wyatt poured a blood-like liquid on Bálor. A rematch between the two was scheduled for SummerSlam where Bálor promised to bring his Demon King persona.
On the July 25 episode of SmackDown, Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Mr. Money in the Bank Baron Corbin. After the August 1 episode of SmackDown, on the WWE Network, Corbin attacked Nakamura from behind after Nakamura’s match with John Cena to determine the number one contender for Jinder Mahal’s WWE Championship at SummerSlam, which Nakamura won. Cena came to Nakamura’s aid and performed an Attitude Adjustment on Corbin through the announcers table. The following week, SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan scheduled a match between Corbin and Cena at SummerSlam. On the final SmackDown before SummerSlam, Corbin attacked Cena during the latter’s non-title match against Mahal, causing a disqualification. Afterwards, Corbin cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, but when the match started, he attacked Cena who was on the apron, allowing Mahal to roll-up Corbin for the victory.
Throughout July and August 2017, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins teased a potential and partial Shield reunion for several weeks with both men sticking their fists out for the other for The Shield’s signature fist bump, but both would decline each week, primarily due to trust issues from Rollins’ betrayal three years prior. Finally, on the August 14 episode of Raw, although both men got into a physical altercation earlier in the night, the two came together to fight off Cesaro & Sheamus and both reciprocated the fist bump and reunited. Immediately afterwards, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle came out and scheduled a match between Cesaro and Sheamus and Ambrose and Rollins for the Raw Tag Team Championship at SummerSlam
On the May 29 episode of Raw, Raw commentator Corey Graves received a text message concerning Raw General Manager Kurt Angle and Angle said that the contents of the message could ruin him. Over the next few weeks, both Angle and Graves received the same text messages concerning this private matter. On the July 10 episode of Raw, Graves confronted Angle about what he was going to do. Angle said that he would go public with it the following week and that he might lose his family, his career could be destroyed, and he might be saying goodbye to the WWE Universe. Graves was confident that Angle would be fine due to the love and respect from the WWE Universe and everyone in the locker room. Later on the phone, Angle invited an unidentifiable person to come to Raw next week to discuss the matter and go public with it together. That episode, Angle revealed American Alpha’s Jason Jordan as his (kayfabe) illegitimate son, and the newest member of the Raw brand, which subsequently disbanded American Alpha. The following week, Jordan defeated Curt Hawkins in his Raw debut match. Jordan was then the guest on Miz TV. Intercontinental Champion The Miz offered Jordan a chance to join his Miztourage, but Jordan declined and Miz retaliated by stating that Jordan does not need his help since his father is the Raw General Manager. Jordan said that he did not want preferential treatment, and The Miz made some irritable comments about Angle. The Miz then took a swing at Jordan, but Jordan ducked and suplexed Miz into his Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel). On the August 14 episode of Raw, Jordan defeated The Miz by disqualification after the Miztourage attacked Jordan; The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt Hardy) then ran out to even the odds by assisting Jordan in fending off the Miztourage. This led to a six-man tag team match later that night between The Miz and The Miztourage against The Hardy Boyz and Jordan, where the latter won. On August 17, WWE announced that The Miz and The Miztourage would be facing The Hardy Boyz and Jordan in a rematch on the SummerSlam pre-show.
SummerSlam 2017 by the numbers
Sunday is the 30th annual WWE SummerSlam, the fourth-longest running pay-per-view event in WWE history. Since the inaugural SummerSlam in 1988, the event has been held in 13 different states, as well as in Canada and England. This is the third straight year that SummerSlam will take place again at Barclays Center in Brooklyn after Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted the event from 2009 to ’14.
Eight different championships will be on the line, the most in SummerSlam history and one shy of the WWE pay-per-view record (nine at Vengeance: Night of Champions in 2007). The only title not currently scheduled to be defended: The Miz’s Intercontinental Championship.
Let’s dive into some of the numbers behind the featured matches on this year’s card.
WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal (c) v. Shinsuke Nakamura
— The WWE Championship has been defended every year at SummerSlam since 1992. The title has changed hands eight times at SummerSlam, including five times in the past six years.
— Despite first arriving in WWE in 2011, Mahal has never competed at SummerSlam. Mahal will become the third superstar in WWE history to defend the WWE Championship in his SummerSlam debut. Each of the previous two lost the match yet retained the title.
WWE Championship Defense in SummerSlam Debut
|2017||Jinder Mahal||Shinsuke Nakamura||?|
|2010||Sheamus||Randy Orton||Lost by DQ*|
|1993||Yokozuna||Lex Luger||Lost by Count Out*|
|*Retained WWE Championship|
United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) v. Kevin Owens
— Shane McMahon will be the special guest referee for this match, and that could be bad news for Styles. This will be the sixth title match in SummerSlam history that features a special guest referee, and the champion lost in each of the previous five such matches.
Special Guest Referees in SummerSlam Title Matches
|2017||Shane McMahon||U.S. Championship||?|
|2013||Triple H||WWE Championship*||Randy Orton def. Daniel Bryan (c)|
|2013||Triple H||WWE Championship||Daniel Bryan def. John Cena (c)|
|2011||Triple H||WWE Championship**||CM Punk (c) def. John Cena (c)|
|1999||Jesse Ventura||WWE Championship||Mankind def. Steve Austin (c) & Triple H|
|1997||Shawn Michaels||WWE Championship||Bret Hart def. The Undertaker (c)|
|*Money in the Bank Cash-in Match|
|**Champion vs. Champion match|
— The United States Championship has already changed hands seven times in 2017, the most in a single year since 2006 (also seven).
— In his SummerSlam debut last year, Styles defeated John Cena in a critically acclaimed match. The bout was one of two matches that ESPN.com gave a perfect 5-point rating in its first year of WWE coverage (Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago).
— Styles has lost each of his past three pay-per-view matches, tied for the longest losing streak of his career. Two of those losses came to Owens.
— Owens looks to become the first four-time United States Champion since Cena won the title for the fourth time in 2015.
Raw Tag Team Championship: Cesaro & Sheamus (c) v. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
— Tag team titles have changed hands six times at SummerSlam but only once in the past 15 years.
New Tag Team Champion at SummerSlam
|2015||The New Day||The Prime Time Players|
|2001||The Undertaker & Kane||Diamond Dallas Page & Kanyon|
|1999||The Undertaker & Big Show||Kane & X-Pac|
|1998||The New Age Outlaws||Kane & Mankind|
|1991||The Legion of Doom||The Nasty Boys|
|1990||The Hart Foundation||Demolition|
— If Rollins and Ambrose win the tag team titles Sunday, Ambrose will become the eighth «Grand Slam Champion» in WWE history, meaning he will have won the WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship and Tag Team Championship during his career.
— Two years ago at SummerSlam, Rollins defeated Cena to become the first superstar in WWE history to simultaneously hold the WWE Championship and United States Championship.
— Cesaro’s first career WWE pay-per-view match occurred at SummerSlam in 2012 when he defeated Santino Marella for the United States Championship, and he remains the only superstar in WWE history to win the United States Title in his WWE pay-per-view debut. However, Cesaro has not won at SummerSlam since that title win (0-3).
— Sheamus has won each of his past three SummerSlam matches, defeating Alberto Del Rio in 2012, Randy Orton in 2015 and Cesaro in 2016.
John Cena v. Baron Corbin
— This will be Cena’s 14th career SummerSlam match, passing Triple H for second most all time (The Undertaker, 16). Cena has not missed a SummerSlam event since making his first appearance in 2004.
— However, Cena is currently in the middle of a SummerSlam slump. He has lost at each of the past six SummerSlam events, including five WWE Championship matches. Cena’s last SummerSlam victory came in 2010 when Cena and «Team WWE» defeated «Team Nexus» in a 7-on-7 elimination tag team match. Overall, Cena has lost nine times at SummerSlam, his most losses at any pay-per-view event.
John Cena at SummerSlam Since 2011
|2012||CM Punk and Big Show||Lost*|
|*WWE Championship match|
— Corbin is the only WWE superstar to win both a Money in the Bank ladder match and an Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
— After going 6-1 at pay-per-view events in his debut year in 2016, Corbin is just 1-5 in 2017. The lone win: the Money in the Bank ladder match last month.
Finn Bálor v. Bray Wyatt
— In his WWE pay-per-view debut last year at SummerSlam, Bálor defeated Seth Rollins to become the inaugural Universal Champion. He remains the only superstar in WWE history to win a world title in his first career pay-per-view match.
— Wyatt has not lost in singles competition at SummerSlam, defeating Kane in a Ring of Fire match in 2013 and besting Chris Jericho in 2014.
— Wyatt once again finds himself outside the title picture. In the past five years, Wyatt has competed in 31 non-title pay-per-view matches, the most in the WWE during that span.
Raw Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) v. Sasha Banks
— A women’s championship has changed hands five times at SummerSlam but never in consecutive years. Last year at this event, Charlotte defeated Banks to win her second championship.
Women’s Title Winners at SummerSlam
|2008||Beth Phoenix*||Kofi Kingston and Mickie James|
|1995||Bertha Faye||Alundra Blayze|
|*Won title in mixed tag team match|
— Bliss is the only woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships.
— Banks is a three-time champion, but each of her title victories occurred on Monday Night Raw. Banks failed to walk out champion in each of her seven career pay-per-view title matches, including her victory by count-out over Bliss at Great Balls of Fire last month.