Complete WWE SummerSlam 2022 results.
This Saturday night is WWE SummerSlam 2022 live from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
The main event will see Roman Reigns defend the WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar in what will be their last match together. A game under the threat of cash-in from Mr Money In The Bank, Theory.
The Usos and The Street Profits will face off for the former RAW and SmackDown Unified Tag Team Championship titles, in a match refereed by Jeff Jarrett.
Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch reunited a year after the pumpkin returned later and captured the title of the Smackdown Championship in the first place. This time, Bianca Belair defended the RAW champion title. Liv Morgan will defend the SmackDown Championship title against former champion Ronda Rousey.
We will also see Logan Paul against The Miz, Mysterio against Judgment Day, and Seth Rollins should have a match against a surprise opponent.
Bianca Belair continues, Bayley returns with friends
The night starts with the RAW championship match. Bianca Belair took on Becky Lynch to defend her belt, one year after Lynch defeated Belair for the SmackDown title.
Bianca Belair defeated Becky Lynch by falling with his KOD followed by a beautiful spanish fly off the second rope to retain his title.
Good match, a bit of a drag in the first few minutes but an effective opener afterwards. And we are not at the end of our surprises. Becky Lynch shakes hands with Bianca Belair after the match, before giving her a hug. But it doesn’t stop there: Bayley is back, is she the next challenger to Bianca Belair? No doubt, but it does not come alone. Bayley seems to be in love with Dakota Kai and Io Shirai who alternately arrive.
Facing each other in the ring, the trio of Bayley, Kai and Shirai on one side, Lynch and Belair on the other. We almost believe in another return to join the clan of faces. This is for next time.
Triple H is at work, no doubt possible tonight.
First successful solo game for Logan Paul
Back to the action of the match between Logan Paul and the Miz. Miz, Maryse and Ciampa have green. Green is unlucky on stage.
Logan Paul defeated The Miz by falling to a Skull Crushin Finale. Logan Paul’s performance was amazing, for a guy just starting out. Tommaso Ciampa tries to intervene, the referee wants to kick him from ringside but he doesn’t want to leave, so AJ Styles comes to take care.
We’re teasing AJ Styles vs. Ciampa, all under the tutelage of Triple H who clearly wants to bring it all back, so hot in Nashville.
Mr Money In The Bank Theory, who has big plans for later in the night, will now enter to try to take the United States Champion title from Bobby Lashley. Theory hit Lashley with his briefcase before the match hoping to gain the upper hand.
Bobby Lashley defeated Theory by submission to the Hurt Lock to retain the United States Champion title.
The match was short, Theory even had a message to leave him because in the end it was of little interest compared to his plan for tonight, but Lashley came to bring him back to the ring.
Edge is back, and he’s not happy
We quickly move on to Judgment Day going into full swing with Rhea Ripley, for the match between Finn Bálor and Damian Priest against Mysterio. The game has no disqualification, everything is possible.
The Mysterious defeated Judgment Day by falling to a springboard splash from Rey Mysterio on Finn Bálor after a double 619, but especially after a (not really) surprise comeback from Edge.
Edge, after a few weeks of teasing, returns to us after going to the hairdresser to avenge the attack his own clan suffered. Edge spears Bálor and Priest to allow Mysterio to end the match.
Pat McAfee will face Happy Corbin in the next match. Corbin had a choir sing him “Bum ass Corbin” before going on to McAfee’s theme song – not entering the Seven Nation Army, it was just for WrestleMania.
Pat McAfee defeated Happy Corbin by falling into a Code Red.
A great match but far from WrestleMania for McAfee in terms of quality. Michael Cole got involved when the action took place on the commentary table, fell over (literally), then the referee was knocked out so McAfee could avenge the SmackDown games hit with another blow to the parts.
Dr. McIntyre stopped at Nissan Stadium even without a game. He came to tell us that he was happy to be in Nashville, recalling his match against Sheamus on SmackDown this Friday where he was still in pain, but said he was happy because he could face the winner in tonight’s main event.
After a bit of interaction with a young fan in the audience, he said he would beat whoever emerged as the champion in tonight’s main event and asked the audience to start counting. for the Claymore before raising the sword as the fireworks go off.
Also read: Drew McIntyre challenger in WWE Clash at the Castle
The Usos remain tag team champions
Back to the competition, the Unified Tag Team Titles are on the line in the next match between the champions The Usos and the Street Profits. The referee of the game is Jeff Jarrett. Because why?
The Usos beat the Street Profits by pinfall in their 1-D on Angelo Dawkins to remain Tag Team Champions.
When the action is on, the visiting referee’s mistakes are also part of the match. Jarrett misses receiving a superkick from Jey Uso. After a while, he took too long to pin after a frog splash from Montez Ford who pissed off Jarrett as a result.
In the end the interest in having Jeff Jarrett as a referee is close to zero, the end is tasteless and we don’t find much difference about the matches that have seen them face each other. It’s time for the tag-team division to switch up their headliners a bit, we’ll be going around.
Kid Rock is there as always, beer in one hand, partner in the other. ‘Murica.
Banned from wrestling, Riddle still wanted a fight
Riddle comes to the ring angry. Several security guards asked him to leave, but he didn’t want to be found out. He is coming to fight. He’s not medically fit to wrestle but he doesn’t care, he wants to see Seth Rollins tonight for a fight.
Seth Rollins comes in, the officials stop him. Riddle continues to attack but things don’t go as planned for him. Seth Rollins takes charge once in the ring to bring his Curb Stomp to Riddle. Rollins leaves, leaving Riddle slumped in the ring surrounded by officials.
The cancellation of the scheduled match and this segment served to make the rivalry worse one could say, but we wanted to see Rollins in action instead tonight, this segment was better on RAW.
Liv Morgan is still champion, but without a clean win
Back in action, Liv Morgan defended the SmackDown Championship title against former champion Ronda Rousey.
Liv Morgan defeated Ronda Rousey in the fall, Rousey puts the shoulders on the ground while bringing an armbar to Morgan, the referee counts three. Morgan remains the SmackDown Champion.
The champion defended herself well in the beginning but it became more difficult when Ronda Rousey went for submissions. Liv Morgan reaches the ropes but she’s in pain, a doctor comes to make sure she can still fight. The match is short, four minutes to the end where we witness a famously controversial finish: Rousey’s shoulders are on the ground for the count of three, but Liv Morgan taps to quit before the pinfall ends, which the referee doesn’t see.
After the match, Ronda Rousey attacked Liv Morgan again by armbaring her. He then attacked the referee with the same restraint before Shawn Daivari and Jamie Noble arrived to stop him.
We could have done without it, but we were in Tennessee, so Kane was in the game. He came to give us the number of spectators in the stadium, 48,449 people.
The Roman Reigns on its way to 700 Days of Reign
Here we are at the main event, the Last Man Standing between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar for the titles of WWE Tag Team Champions and Unified Universal Champion. A match presented to us as the last between two wrestlers.
Brock Lesnar got into the backhoe because it’s Brock Lesnar and he can. But it’s also for the game, let’s talk about this backhoe, and not just tonight.
Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar at the count of 10 to retain the WWE & Universal champion.
Predictably (especially after the backhoe enters), this game is a complete mess. Dominating Roman Reigns in the first few minutes of the match, Reigns regained the upper hand due to a distraction from Paul Heyman that allowed him to pass The Beast by a table he had set himself.
Things improve when Lesnar loads Roman Reigns in a backhoe bucket to throw him in the ring (the effect is apparently less impressive than expected, he doesn’t fall from very high, and luck in one direction). But Lesnar didn’t stop there with his machine and decided to raise the ring to take down Reigns who was still in it.
The Usos took turns interfering in the match and attacking Brock Lesnar, but they suffered from inflexibility. Paul Heyman, who begged Lesnar to stop, suffered an F5 on the commentary table (Heyman accepted it, it should be noted).
Austin Theory tries to hide his briefcase, it will be a complete failure: Brock Lesnar sends him an F5 as soon as he arrives, Roman Reigns hits him later with a briefcase to make sure he doesn’t get up. All this teasing to end like this is sad.
The last straight line of the match saw Roman Reigns trying everything to take down Lesnar, he would give him two belts, a spear and bury him in decorative elements so that he could not get up again too. Mission accomplished.
WWE SummerSlam 2022 is a great pay-per-view. The first under the Triple H era, we see some touches from him like the arrival of Dakota Kai and Io Shirai (now Iyo Sky) but the old McMahon manias remain. Liv Morgan’s unsanitary victory is one example of many. We expect the change in the right direction to continue in the coming weeks or months.