Event: WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, August 17th, 2008 (Live On Pay-Per-View)
Location: The Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
Results by WrestleView.com
– The WWE promo hits.
– A video package runs with a movie trailer theme featuring Batista, Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio. The package also focuses on the last 20 years of SummerSlam being the biggest blockbuster of the summer. We then see highlights of what is scheduled tonight including The Undertaker’s return against Edge inside a Hell in a Cell.
– A graphic opening hits welcoming us to SummerSlam. We go live to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis where a huge display of pyro goes off in the entrance area. Jim Ross is the first to welcome us to the show. Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole also rundown the card tonight including Triple H vs. The Great Khali for the WWE Championship and CM Punk vs. JBL for the World Heavyweight Championship.
– Jeff Hardy’s music hits to kick off the first match.
Jeff Hardy vs. MVP
The bell rings as Jeff Hardy takes off against MVP landing some right hands. MVP bails to the outside, Hardy chases him down, MVP leaps back inside the ring, MVP attempts a kick to the face, Hardy dodges, drags MVP out and throws him into the ring barricade. Hardy nails MVP’s head off the ring and throws him back inside. Scoop slam by Hardy on MVP followed by a springboard leg drop. Cover by Hardy, but MVP gets a foot on the ropes. Hardy goes to work on MVP’s arm. MVP gets to his feet and takes Hardy down with an arm drag. Hardy rolls through and keeps working on MVP’s arm. MVP backs to the corner to break it up. MVP attempts a kick, but Hardy dodges it and gets some kicks in of his own. Big forearm by Hardy on MVP in the corner. Hardy irish whips MVP to the corner, Hardy charges and MVP levels him with a huge release overhead belly-to-belly suplex right into the corner! Cover by MVP and Hardy kicks out after two. MVP goes to work on Hardy’s neck after taking him out with the big belly-to-belly suplex.
MVP then turns this over into a camel clutch. MVP yells at the referee to ask Hardy if he gives up. MVP lands a few shots to the face. Hardy tries to fight out and MVP keeps him grounded applying a boston crab. Hardy gets to the bottom rope to break it up. MVP with some kicks to the back on Hardy. Hardy rolls to the ring apron, attempts a springboard over the top rope, but MVP catches him with a big right hand. MVP then drops his weight over Hardy’s body as the fans boo. MVP with a cover, but Hardy again kicks out. MVP puts Hardy in a tree of woe in the corner. MVP grabs Hardy by the head and slams it off the mat. Another cover by MVP and Hardy again kicks out. MVP lifts Hardy to his shoulder, Hardy fights off and takes out MVP with a neckbreaker. Hardy with a big kick to the sternum on MVP, but misses his double kick to the chest in the corner on MVP when MVP counters kicking Hardy back across the ring! MVP launches Hardy into the opposite corner. MVP charges, but Hardy takes off and levels MVP with a big takedown.
Hardy with a side russian leg sweep on MVP and a double-leg pin attempt. MVP kicks out just barely after two. Hardy with some kicks to MVP in the corner. Hardy attempts his dropkick to the chest in the corner again, but MVP stands up and puts him on his shoulder. Hardy with a sunset flip, MVP counters and then Hardy takes out MVP with a Whisper in the Wind. Hardy is up top ready to hit the Swanton Bomb when Shelton Benjamin runs out. Hardy sees this and jumps taking out Benjamin. Hardy returns to the top turnbuckle, jumps, but MVP dodges a Swanton Bomb. MVP then recovers and kicks Hardy in the head. Cover by MVP and he gets the pinfall.
After the match, MVP heads up the entrance way celebrating his win. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, MVP is still staring down Hardy from the top of the entrance area.
– Backstage, Maria is talking about the “Winner Takes All” match tonight with Mickie James and Kofi Kingston vs. Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix. Santino walks up and says he almost didn’t recognize her since she has let herself go since they broke up. Santino talks about his new lady friend Beth and said the tabloids are going nuts over “Glamarella.” Maria mentions Santino’s unibrow. He thanks her and seems proud of it. Beth grabs Santino and says he is all hers as they leave.
– We have another text vote tonight asking, “Will Edge and Vickie divorce?”
Winner Takes All Match
WWE Intercontinental & Women’s Championships on the line
Kofi Kingston & Mickie James (c’s) vs. Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix
The bell rings and we start with Beth Phoenix and Mickie James. Lock up and Mickie gets a headlock. Beth counters a headlock takedown launching Mickie away. Beth takes out Mickie with an elbow to the face, misses a forearm and Mickie takes her out with a dropkick to the chest and then the face. Beth with a back suplex on Mickie. Tag to Santino and Mickie kicks him in the head. Mickie with a monkey flip on Santino. Tag to Kofi Kingston and Kofi takes out Santino with a big cross-body. Kingston with some dropkicks on Santino and then a big charge in the corner on Santino. Big uppercut by Kingston on Santino. Mickie then dropkicks Beth off the ring apron. Kingston teases he will springboard over the top rope to take out Santino on the outside, but Santino jumps into the arms of Beth and Kingston stops himself. Tag to Beth after Santino rakes the eye of Kingston. Beth kicks Kingston in the ribs and goes to work on his arm as she tags Santino back in. Snap suplex by Santino on Kingston. Santino applies a modified camel clutch and yells at Kingston calling him stupid.
Kingston fires back with a big shoulder block and Beth gets a tag. Mickie gets a tag as wel and Mickie hits Beth with some forearms. Mickie with a big clothesline takedown on Beth. Mickie with another big takedown on Beth and Mickie dropkicks Santino off the ring apron. Mickie with a hurcanrana on Beth and then a Lou Thesz Press from the top rope. Santino breaks up the pinfall. Kingston charges and Santino pulls down the ropes. Mickie then takes out Santino with a big tornado DDT. Beth with a shot from behind on Mickie and then Beth picks up Mickie driving her face to the mat. Beth covers Mickie and gets the pinfall.
Winners & NEW WWE Intercontinental & Women’s Champions: Santino Marella (Intercontinental) and Beth Phoenix (Women’s)
After the match, Beth Phoenix slaps Santino around to wake him up as she hands him the Intercontinental Title. He can’t believe it and starts celebrating. Santino then starts kissing his belt as Beth celebrates with her Women’s Title. Santino then goes up on Beth’s shoulders as they continue to celebrate. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Santino is celebrating yelling, “I did it all by myself!” and then looks down at his title saying he missed it.
– A video package runs looking at Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels from The Great American Bash and the interview Michaels did on Raw where he announced he would come to SummerSlam to publicly announce his future in the WWE.
Shawn Michaels Announcement
Shawn Michaels makes his way out to the ring along with his wife Rebecca in hand. HBK enters the ring and grabs a mic. He said he first wanted to thank everyone who has supported his family during his difficult time. HBK wants to get right to it. He said he recently had an appointment with his doctors for a reevaluation of his eye. Due to complications with his eye and other injuries he has had with his knee and back, it was recommended that he walk away from the ring. The fans boo loudly. HBK said the doctor left the decision up to him and he said after talking it over with his wife and family, he has decided to take the doctors advice and walk away. He said he has had a wonderful career and regrets nothing. HBK said he came to WWE in the late 1980s and the fans have allowed him to be what he has become today. He said he has also been known for other things like screwing Bret Hart, forming D-Generation X, the man who innovated the Ladder Match, the guy who lost his smile and the man who retired Ric Flair. HBK said he now has an opportunity to be known as something else – full-time husband and full-time father. He understands this won’t be a popular decision, but knows it is the right one. HBK begins to thank the fans when Chris Jericho’s music hits to cut him off.
Chris Jericho walks out wearing a suit. Jericho stares down HBK as he walks slowly into the ring with a mic in hand. Jericho shakes his head and says no. He said he won’t allow him to go out this way. Jericho said HBK is walking away from this business because of him and wants him to admit that right now. HBK said if Jericho had any decency he would get out of this ring right now. Jericho says no and won’t leave until he admits he is walking away because of what Chris Jericho did to him. He wants him to never forget what he did to his eye forcing him to walk away. Jericho said HBK needs to admit that to himself and he deserves to hear it face-to-face. He said he wanted the last moment of his professional career to hear him say that Chris Jericho put him out for good. Jericho said all of his accomplishments mean nothing and his legacy will end because of Chris Jericho. HBK agrees and admits it. He said he will go home, sit his wife down, sit his kids down and tell them the reason daddy can’t wrestle anymore is because of the actions of a selfish, worthless human being. He then asked Jericho to sit his wife and kids down and look them in the eye saying daddy will never, ever, be Shawn Michaels. A loud “HBK” chant starts up. HBK’s wife Rebecca tells them to go. As HBK turns to leave, Jericho pulls him back, swings and catches HBK’s wife with a punch instead. Rebecca falls to the mat and HBK attends to her. Jericho leaves the ring with a shocked look on his face as WWE officials hit the ring. They attend to Rebecca as HBK stares down Jericho with an angry look on his face. The medical staff eventually helps her to her feet as the fans clap. A few replays are shown of the punch. They zoom in on her face revealing a swollen lip from the punch.
ECW Championship Match
Mark Henry (c) w/ Tony Atlas vs. Matt Hardy
They did ring introductions for the challenger Matt Hardy and the champion Mark Henry.
The bell rings. Matt Hardy dodges a lock up and takes out Mark Henry with a big forearm. Henry fights back launching Hardy into the corner. Hardy dodges a splash and connects with a Twist of Fate! Hardy hooks the leg…1…2…Tony Atlas pulls Hardy out and launches him into the steel ring steps as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Matt Hardy
Winner & STILL ECW Champion: Mark Henry
Jeff Hardy then runs out and takes out Tony Atlas with a Swanton Bomb. Mark Henry runs back out and takes out Jeff. Matt gets involved and The Hardys give Henry a double suplex on the outside. The Hardys return to the ring and celebrate as the fans cheer. Mark Henry and Tony Atlas head to the back with Atlas favoring his chest in pain.
– Lawler and Cole plug the text vote again asking if Edge and Vickie will divorce.
– We see a shot of World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk warming up backstage.
– A video package runs highlighting CM Punk’s reign as World Heavyweight Champion and JBL standing in his way in trying to take the title away.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
CM Punk (c) vs. JBL
They did ring introductions for the challenger JBL and the champion CM Punk.
The bell rings and JBL and Punk lock up. JBL backs Punk to the corner and the referee breaks it up. The referee pushes JBL back. JBL then steps forward with a knee to the gut and then a headlock on Punk taking the action near the mat. JBL with a big shoulder block on Punk. Punk with some kicks to JBL followed by a big forearm takedown. Punk with a dropkick that sends JBL out of the ring through the ropes. Punk with a suicide dive through the ropes taking out JBL on the outside! Punk tosses JBL back in the ring, goes to the top turnbuckle, jumps, hits a cross-body and JBL quickly kicks out. Punk comes off the ropes and JBL catches him with a big shoulder block. JBL with some big right hands on Punk in the corner. Punk catches JBL with a boot in the corner. Punk is back up top when JBL cuts him off with a shot to the back. JBL grabs Punk and connects with a fallaway slam from the top rope! Hook of the leg by JBL and Punk kicks out after two. JBL with a shot to the back. Punk sits back up and JBL gives him another shot to the back.
Punk gets to his feet and JBL levels him with a big right hand. JBL with an irish whip to the corner on Punk. JBL then applies a modified bearhug trying to weaken Punk. Punk attempts a few elbows to break free. Punk breaks free and lands a few kicks on JBL. JBL with a big boot on Punk from the corner. JBL follows that up with another boot to the head on the ground, hook of the leg and Punk kicks out. JBL with a forearm to the back on Punk followed by a quick back suplex. Another cover by JBL and Punk again kicks out. JBL with an abdominal stretch on Punk. Punk with a hip toss on JBL to break up the abdominal stretch. Punk with a high knee to the head on JBL followed by a bulldog from the corner. Punk attempts a GTS, but JBL counters off and levels Punk with a big clothesline. JBL drops a few elbows over Punk, covers and Punk kicks out. Punk and JBL exchange punches. Punk with some slaps and then a kick to the head on JBL. Cover by Punk and JBL kicks out. Punk with a springboard, but JBL catches him and connects with a powerslam that results in a two count.
JBL argues with the referee that it was a three count. JBL raises his arm and gets booed. JBL goes for the Clothesline From Hell when Punk counters with a dropkick to the face. Punk with another high knee in the corner, attempts another bulldog, JBL counters and places Punk back up on the top turnbuckle. JBL lands numerous forearm shots to the back on Punk. JBL climbs up with Punk and connects with a big back suplex off the top! The back of Punk’s head is busted open after colliding with JBL’s head earlier. Punk counters a clothesline attempt from JBL and connects with the GTS! Punk covers JBL and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL World Heavyweight Champion: CM Punk
After the match, Jerry Lawler does another JR impression yelling, “Punk Wins! Punk Wins! Punk Wins!” Michael Cole said we should get used to Lawler saying that as Punk has once again proved JBL wrong. CM Punk is handed the World Heavyweight Title and celebrates with it as the fans cheer. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Punk has the World Title over his shoulder and smiles. Punk yells, “I’m coming home!” in reference to Raw being in Chicago tomorrow night.
– Backstage, we see a shot of The Great Khali warming up.
– A video package airs of the events leading into tonight’s WWE Championship match between champion Triple H and challenger The Great Khali.
WWE Championship Match
Triple H (c) vs. The Great Khali
They did ring introductions for the challenger The Great Khali and the champion Triple H.
The bell rings and Triple H and The Great Khali have a stare down. Khali shoves Triple H away. Triple H comes back with a few right hands. Triple H keeps the right hands up dodging shots from Khali. Triple H attempts a Pedigree early on, but Khali fights out, slaps his arms around the neck of Triple H, lifts him up and slams him down. Khali taunts and the fans boo. Khali applies the Vice Grip on Triple H. Triple H gets in a few kicks to break it up and the connects with a chop block taking Khali to the ground. Khali rolls out of the ring and recovers near the announce tables when Triple H walks out towards him. Khali catches Triple H wtih a chop to the head leveling Triple H. Khali sends Triple H into the ring bell area and then sends Triple H back into the ring. Khali kicks Triple H in the corner and then follows that up with a few elbow shots. Triple H falls to the mat from the corner as Khali taunts some more. Khali with a clothesline leveling Triple H as the fans chant “YOU CAN’T WRESTLE” loudly.
Khali with a pinfall standing over Triple H. Triple H kicks out. Khali then applies pressure to the shoulder of Triple H. Khali picks up Triple H on his shoulder and then slams him down with force. Khali with a leg drop on Triple H and Triple H barely gets a shoulder up. Khali goes back to work on the shoulder of Triple H. Triple H gets to his feet, lands a few shots to the chest of Khali and then some right hands to the head. Triple H with a knee to the face on Khali. Khali gets tied up in the ropes when he falls back. Triple H then charges at Khali and Khali gets a boot up to stop Triple H. Khali breaks free from the ropes, Triple H attempts a Pedigree, but Khali launches Triple H over his back over the top rope to the outside. Triple H then trips up Khali from the outside and drives his leg into the steel ring post. Triple h walks across the ring apron towards Khali and Khali slaps Triple H over the chest sending him to the ground right away. Triple H rolls back into the ring favor his chest.
Khali comes back into the ring, Triple H charges and Khali gets another Vice Grip applied. Triple H with some body shots on Khali, but Khali won’t let go. Khali keeps the Vice Grip applied when Triple H somehow breaks free. Khali launches Triple H into the corner. Triple H dodges a splash, kick to the gut, attempts a Pedigree and connects. Triple H turns Khali over, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL WWE Champion: Triple H
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Triple H is holding the WWE Championship and celebrates in the corner with the crowd in attendance. Triple H throws the title over his shoulder and taunts once more holding the title over his head.
– A video package runs highlighting the events leading into tonight’s match between John Cena and Batista.
John Cena vs. Batista
Big reaction for John Cena. Another big reaction for Batista, but sounded more mixed. The bell rings and Batista stalks Cena as Cena moves around. Lock up and Batista gets the headlock. Batista with a shoulder bock on Cena. Cena takes out Batista with a hip toss and gets booed. Crowd now sounds more pro-Batista. Cena now with a headlock on Batista. Cena with a shoulder block of his own, but Batista with a kick to the gut, attempts a Batista Bomb, Cena counters out, but Batista levels him with a big boot. Batista with a quick jackhammer on Cena, but Cena kicks out after two. Cena with a big suplex on Batista into a cover that results in a two count. Batista with a side slam on Cena, cover, but Cena again kicks out. Batista attempts another Batista Bomb, Cena counters into an FU attempt, but Batista counters out of that and connects with a chop block. Batista drops Cena’s knee across his and then applies a Figure Four! The fans let out a few WOOOOOOOO’s as Cena screams out in pain. Cena tries powering out, but is unable to.
Cena begins reaching for the bottom rope and eventually gets it. Cena gets Batista up on his shoulders and launches him over the top rope to the outside. Cena falls back down and favors his knee after being in the Figure Four. Batista returns to the ring and Cena takes him out with two flying shoulder blocks. Cena with his turning powerbomb on Batista. Cena stands up and goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Lots more booing than cheering. Cena connects, Batista is up, FU attempt, but Batista counters and hits Cena with a big boot. Both men are down. The referee gets to 6 and both men are up as Batista lifts up Cena and drives him into the corner. Irish whip to the opposite corner and another splash. Batista attempts this a third time, Cena gets an elbow up, but Batista comes right back with a huge spinebuster. Batista calls for the end shaking the ropes. Cena dodges a Batista Bomb, gets in a shot on Batista’s knee and applies the STFU. Batista tries to break free, but Cena keeps the STFU locked in. Batista moves his body forward and gets to the ropes.
Cena breaks the hold and waits for Batista to stand up. Cena gets Batista on his shoulders, but Batista counters pulling Cena back into what looks like a rear naked choke. Cena gets in a few elbows to Batista’s chest breaking up the choke. Spear by Batista, cover and Cena barely gets a shoulder up after two. Batista favors his knee as he picks up Cena, but Cena counters flipping back and putting Batista up on his shoulder! Cena then connects with the FU on Batista and falls back. After a few seconds, Cena crawls over, hooks the leg, but Batista kicks out after two. Cena goes up to the top turnbuckle. Batista cuts him off with a few right hands jumping up with. The fans cheer when Batista connects and boo when Cena connects. Cena’s punches are too much as Batista falls back to the mat. Cena attempts a leg drop in mid-air, but Batista catches him and counters into a powerbomb! Cover by Batista and Cena still finds a way to kick out. Batista with a huge kick to the face on Cena and connects with a Batista Bomb. Batista hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, both men are drained as Batista has his hand raised in the corner and John Cena is down still trying to recover. Batista leaves the ring and heads up the entrance area having his arm raised one more time by the referee.
– Yay, we have text vote results. 78% of the WWE fans think Edge and Vickie will get in a divorce.
– Back live, the Hell in a Cell cage begins to lower around the ring. JR says it weighs five tons.
– A video package airs highlighting the events between Edge and Vickie Guerrero leading to her reinstating The Undertaker.
Hell in a Cell Match
Edge vs. The Undertaker
JR mentioned that there has been 15 hell in a cell matches in WWE history. Undertaker has been in eight, and pointed out that this is Edge’s first hell in a cell match. An early kick to the face, placed Edge on the mat, and Taker in control of the match. Taker tossed Edge over the top rope, and rammed Edge’s back into the cage. Taker rammed Edge into the ring steps. They showed Vickie, Bam Neely, Hawkins and Ryder, and Chavo watching the match backstage.
With Taker on the mat, Edge speared Taker into the ring steps, which was brought in the ring. On the floor, Edge stacked a table on top of another table. Edge continued to pull tables and chairs from under the ring. Edge nailed Taker with a chair shot to the head.
Edge set up a ladder in the ring. Edge laid Taker on a table, and jumped off the ladder with a chair, and nailed The Undertaker, breaking the table. Edge attempted a conchairto without success.
Edge did a running spear, and crashed Taker through a cage door. The fence landing on the Raw announce table. Taker rammed Edge into the security railing, as they brawled outside of the caged structure. Edge nailed Taker with a TV monitor. Edge speared Taker, while they stood atop the Smackdown table, and crashed him through the ECW announce table.
In the ring, Edge nailed Taker with a television camera, but Taker kicked out. Edge went for a spear, but Taker caught him and hit a chokeslam for a two count. Great match so far. Edge hit the impaler DDT, but Taker kicked out. A second spear, but again, Taker kicked out. Taker got up and then went on to hit the last ride, but Edge kicked out.
Edge tried to go old school rope walk on Taker, but Undertaker countered, and slammed Edge through the double tables on the outside. Taker speared Edge! Taker then nailed Edge with the WWE television camera.
Undertaker did a conchairto on Edge, followed by a tombstone. Taker wins the match at 26:43.
Winner: The Undertaker
They showed Vickie, Chavo, and company clapping backstage. ‘Taker walks out of the cage and heads to the back. As ‘Taker walked to the back, he sees Edge moving on the monitor. ‘Taker walks back to the ring and sets up two ladders. Edge is on one ladder and ‘Taker climbs the other. ‘Taker gives Edge a chokeslam off the ladder and he went through the ring. ‘Taker’s music then hits and fire stats exploding from the big hole in the ring where Edge went through. Eh. They should have just ended with the match itself. This wasn’t needed.