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WWE SummerSlam 2017 Results, full matches updates; 5-title changes

A blockbuster show 6-hour long show ended with 5-title changes.
Updated: 21 August 2017 12:38 IST - Published: 21 August 2017 12:29 IST
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WWE SummerSlam 2017 Results Summary:

- The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan vs. The Miz, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel(Winners)
KICKOFF SHOW
Akira Tozawa (c) vs. Neville (Winner) (For the Cruiserweight Championship)
--KICKOFF SHOW
The New Day (c) vs. The Usos(Winners) (For the Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
--KICKOFF SHOW
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)
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Well, folks, that is officially a wrap. This has been Sportskeeda's coverage of SummerSlam, and we'd like to thank you for joining us.  
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Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar were the two stars of the match, and it looks like they're going to have a program soon. They appear to have great chemistry in the ring, and good things are on the horizon. 
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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      
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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!!!!


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Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns — Fatal 4-way match for the WWE Universal Championship
This one has that big fight feel to it, folks. Things come to a crescendo when Lesnar's music hits, and the roof blows off the Barclays Centre. Now, this is a Superstar. 
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In case you've forgotten, we reported the finish to this match first. Just another reminder that Sportskeeda is your premier destination for all things WWE. 
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Nakamura comes back with a flurry of kicks and gets a nearfall. He telegraphs an exploder suplex but manages to lock in the armbar. Nakamura plants his foe on the canvas before attempting the Kinshasa. However, Mahal avoids it and goes for a roll-up. The Modern Day Maharaja then follows up with a firm knee to the face. Nakamura comes back and begins to clean house. The Singh Brothers interrupt proceedings but are destroyed in the process. However, Mahal sneaks up on Nakamura and nails a half-baked Khallas for the win.

Jinder Mahal defeats Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship
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They tease a clinch, but Nakamura strikes with a leg kick. Both men exchange a series of holds, and it pretty evident that Nakamura is going to have to do most of the leg work in this one. Nakamura taunts Jinder Mahal before throwing the enraged WWE Champion over the top rope. The WWE Champion enters the ring and lands a couple of strikes, but Nakamura is having his way with him.

Mahal rolls out of the ring, but he is intercepted by Nakamura, who is then distracted by the Singh Cronies. When the King of Strong Style attempts to enter the ring, Mahal hacks him down and puts the boots to him. Another rest hold and Mahal begins to mock Nakamura. The smarks wet their jammies whenever they see Nakamura, but this match has been awful — to say the least.    
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 Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura — Singles match for the WWE Championship
Lee England Jr. is out for Shinsuke Nakamura's entrance, and the King of Strong Style is sporting a new jacket. The audience is singing Nakamura's entrance theme even after it stops playing. Jinder Mahal is out and yelling at the audience. He is greeted by a sign that says: " Zimbabwe loves Jinder."

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Kevin Owens looks to connect with a cannonball but to no avail. Styles sets up a frankensteiner off the rope, but Owens reverses and nails a fisherman's suplex for two. An attempted Pele Kick is countered with a super kick. Owens attempts a pop-up powerbomb, but he falls victim to the Styles Clash. However, Kevin Owens stays alive and capitalises on a missed phenomenal forearm with a pop-up powerbomb. Shane McMahon appears to count the pin but points out that Styles has his foot on the rope.

Owens is irate and begins to have a row with Shane. Styles then hits an unsuspecting Owens with a Pele Kick; he follows up with a phenomenal forearm and a Styles Clash to clinch the victory. What a match!!!

AJ Styles defeats Kevin Owens to retain the United States Championship
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KO hit AJ with a running cannonball, but only got a two count, after which he argued with Shane. Kevin Owens hit AJ with an EDGECUTION, WWE Hall Of Famer Edge's old finishing move. It's been years since we saw that one! Owens starts chest slapping AJ, who tells him to bring it as they brawl. AJ finally gets the upper hand as he hits a slightly botched facebuster. 

AJ's attempt at a Styles Clash fails, but so does Owens' attempt at a pop-up powerbomb as AJ jumps over him and lands a superkick. 

On the turnbuckles, AJ lands a beautiful sunset flip powerbomb. He attempted a 450 splash, but Owens pulls Shane onto him and Shane gets hit with it as well. AJ then pushes Shane to get up but gets hit with a pop up powerbomb. As Shane takes time to get back, his count is slow and AJ kicks out at 2. Owens attempts to charge at AJ but the champion moves and gets Owens in the calf crusher. The challenger pokes his eyes to escape.

Owens then kicks AJ onto Shane, who gets thrown out of the ring. AJ lands a calf crusher and this time Owens taps, but Shane wasn't there to call it. AJ and Shane got into a scuffle and KO tries to take advantage with a roll-up but fails.
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Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles (c) - United States Championship, Shane McMahon as special guest referee

Before the match started, AJ and KO went at it in a brawl. Shane physically removed Owens from AJ and started the match. Brooklyn was completely pro-AJ Styles. AJ started off dominant until he was met by an absolutely PHENOMENAL clothesline by Owens. 
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 Ambrose tries to hit a flying elbow, but Cesaro greets him with an uppercut. The Swiss Cyborg then teases a neutraliser which is blocked by the Lunatic Fringe. Rollins and Sheamus get tagged in, and the Architect nails a frog splash for a near-fall. Pandemonium then breaks loose and Sheamus almost catches Ambrose with a schoolboy. Cesaro tags in and manages to lock Dean Ambrose in the sharpshooter. Rollins attempts to save his partner, but Sheamus foils him by hitting the whitenoise.

Ambrose tries to make it to the ropes, but Cesaro transitions into a crossface. Even though the heels appear to have the match won, they just cannot put the Lunatic Fringe away. Just as Sheamus climbs to the top rope, Rollins launches him into Cesaro with a Frankensteiner. The Architect hits Sheamus with a ripcord knee. Ambrose follows up with Dirty Deeds and that's a wrap!!!! What a match!!! Dean Ambrose is now a grand slam champion.

Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins defeat Sheamus and Cesaro to win the Raw Tag Team Championships
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Ambrose finally returns to his corner. However, Rollins still cannot make the tag. The Champions look to isolate Rollins outside the ring, but the Lunatic Fringe nails them with a flying elbow drop. Ambrose then makes the hot-tag and runs wild on Sheamus and Cesaro. He looks for a backslide on the Swiss Cyborg and follows it with a neckbreaker. Sheamus trys to interfere, but Ambrose and Rollins throw both him and Cesaro outside the ring. They both connect with suicide dives. Ambrose tags in Rollins, and they hit an elevated slingblade for a near fall. 
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When we resume, Cesaro knocks Ambrose off the apron and Sheamus connects with a Brogue Kick. Rollins throws Cesaro out of the ring and attempts to nail both of the Champions with a suicide dive but to no avail. Sheamus and Cesaro then isolate Seth Rollins and start to wear him down. Rollins trys to create separation with a blockbuster, but Ambrose is still out cold. While Sheamus is clubbing the chest of Rollins, Cesaro runs into the crowd and tears a beachball that was being passed around the crowd. 
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Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus and Cesaro (c) — Tag Team Match for the Raw Tag Team Championships
Dean Ambrose and Cesaro start things off. The babyfaces come storming out of the gate. They dominate with double team moves and force Sheamus and Cesaro to exit the ring and regroup. 
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Wyatt ascends to the top rope, but Balor knocks him down and follows up with a near fall. The Demon tries to nail the running dropkick, but Wyatt nearly decapitates him with a clothesline. Wyatt teases Sister Abigail, but Balor just stares him down. The Demon then hits his usual finishing sequence which ends with a Coup de Grace and a victory for Finn Balor. Even though it should have been more comprehensive, this was a pretty satisfying match.

Finn Balor defeats Bray Wyatt

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A relentless Balor connects with a Tope Con Hilo and sets up a Coup de Grace. Wyatt rolls out of the ring and connects with a right hand. He nails a suplex outside the ring and shoves Balor into the corner. The crowd are getting restless; they were hoping for Balor to win this one in more comprehensive fashion. 

Wyatt grabs a headlock and connects with a clothesline in the corner. The Eater of Worlds teases Sister Abigail, but Balor foils him and connects with a double stomp. Overhead kick and a flurry of clotheslines follow. Balor then hits a running dropkick and flying foot-stomp outside the ring. Wyatt tries to capitalise on a missed Coup de Grace with Sister Abigail, but Balor hits a slingblade. Wyatt hits an uranage slam, but it's only good for two. 
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The Demon is perched in the middle of the ring as Wyatt watches from outside. The Eater of Worlds is reluctant to confront Balor. He connects with a right hand, but Balor doesn't sell any of his offence and launches a flurry of strikes. Wyatt rolls out of the ring stunned as the crowd chants for Balor. The Irishman is one step ahead of his opponent at every turn. 
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Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt makes a standard entrance, and you can tell that the audience is invested in this one. However, the pop pales in comparison to the one that the Demon receives during his entrance. This boy is over. 
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We then get to a KFC spot which bizarrely ends with Shawn Michaels dressed as the colonel. 
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Banks hits an Alabama Slam into the turnbuckle and then connects with a flurry of knees in the corner. Bliss attempts the DDT, but Banks hits a backstabber and follows up with the Banks Statement. However, the Champion rolls out of the ring and uses the apron to trip Banks. The Boss is now selling her shoulder. Bliss is in the ring and is looking for the count-out, but Banks manages to beat the count.

However, there is no respite for the former NXT Women's Champion as Bliss goes to work on the shoulder. Twisted Bliss, but Sasha Banks manages to stay alive. She locks in the Banks Statement and there is nowhere to go, but Bliss uses the injured shoulder to break free. Although Bliss is at her crafty best, Banks is as persistent as a dog with a bone. She finally locks in another Banks Statement and forces Bliss to submit. That is the end of a tremendous title run. Alexa Bliss has been one WWE's best performers since her promotion to the main roster. She should hold her head up high.

Sasha Banks defeats Alexa Bliss to win the Raw Women's Championship
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Alexa has Sasha locked in a sleeper hold as she is on the second rope, the Boss reverses it as she drags her down from the top rope. Sasha then lands a running knee before pulling her down with an arm pull and following it with another near fall.
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Alexa is able to finally bring her challenger's dominance to an end and follows it by standing on her hair, which is not very pleasing to the eye. Bliss tries the sleeper hold on the challenger while on the second rope but is forced to break it.

The Goddess of WWE tries to nail a clothesline but Sasha reverses it into a pin, which leads to a 2 count. Alexa is slowly getting into her groove and is not impressed with what the referee is saying and has expressed her frustration on a few occasions.
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Sasha drags Alexa to a corner and starts unloading, Alexa reverses and returns the favour, a couple of reversals and the two break out. Sasha then drags the champion and tries to lock her in the Banks Statement but Alexa is quick to get out.

Sasha then goes to the top rope and nails a crossbody followed by a 2-count. 
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Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks - RAW Women's Championship Match

Sasha Banks is seen backstage alongside the injured Bayley. The Boss is making her way onto the ring for her RAW Women's Championship match against Alexa Bliss, she is donning a Peacock-esque dress as her tune graces the fans. It is not a well known fact but Sasha and Alexa have real life heat between them and that is the reason which has led to this match tonight.

The champion, Alexa Biss, joins here in the middle.
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Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Randy Orton is posing in the corner when Rusev sneaks up and begins to pummel him. Rusev then rams Orton into the post and then throws his prey into the ring. Orton is still selling in the corner when the match begins. Rusev attempts a clothesline, but Orton reverses and nails him with an RKO out of nowhere. That had all the suddenness of a lightning strike!!! What a spot!!! That was perfect for what it was.

Randy Orton defeated Rusev
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Kurt Angle is backstage, and he runs into Daniel Bryan. The pair begins to bond over their troubles with The Miz before bragging about their title events with poorly scripted verbiage. It devolves into The Miz and Bryan screaming 'Yes' and 'No'.
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The Big Show uses his left hand to chokeslam Cass, but it's only good for two. Cass continues to work on Big Show's right hand and slams it into the post. Meanwhile, Enzo Amore is attempting to get out of the cage. He strips to his boxers and oils himself to get out of the cage. Amore then eats a superkick for his troubles. A superkick to the World's Largest Athlete, but it's only good for two. However, Cass immediately connects with a second superkick and an Empire Elbow for the victory.

Big Cass defeats the Big Show
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Even though no one will ever confuse Cass for Misawa, he locks in an armlock. This man isn't exactly blessed with a PhD in psychology. The crowd chants 'boring' and your humble servant must concur. 
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The Big Show misses a spot in the corner, but Cass reverses and lands a splash. Show cannot fully connect with a WMD because of his injured right hand, so Cass manages to kick out at two. He then goes to work on the Giant's injured hand while Enzo attempts to spur on his charge. 
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The Big Show shoves Cass in the corner and lands a few "cluberrin'" blows. Enzo Amore is talking trash from the cage while Cass sells for the World's Largest Athlete. We started the main show with two good matches, but these guys are sucking the air out of the building. The people in the Barclays Centre would probably rather watch the Nets than this match. 
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Big Show vs. Big Cass — Singles match with Enzo Amore suspended in a shark cage
Amore comes out in a basketball jersey and cuts another cringe-worthy promo about being locked in the shark cage. You can literally hear Brooklyn sigh in disgust. 

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Our featured columnist Billi Bhatti reported that there was backstage heat on JBL and Naomi, so political machinations could have been at work here.
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After an exchange of strikes, Naomi takes control. She yells "glow time" and goes after Naomi with a barrage of kicks, but Natalya dismissively flings her to the canvas. Naomi then positions Natalya on the middle rope and connects with a slingshot clothesline. Naomi reverses a back suplex into a roll-up.There is a scramble which results in Natalya finding the sharpshooter. Naomi can't escape, but she manages to dump Natalya on the clothesline. The former Funkadactyl misses a split-legged moonsault, and Natalya locks in a sharpshooter and forces Naomi to submit.

Natalya defeats Naomi to win the SmackDown Live Women's Championship