It didn’t take long for Randy Orton to get a win to start off hour two of WWE Summerslam, because it was an RKO just seconds into the match that put Rusev away.
Orton was in peril before the bell sounded because Rusev jumped Orton during his entrance, but it didn’t help him much once the bell sounded.
Ryan Cook is providing live coverage of the event and here are the end of the match highlights:
Rusev attacks Randy before the match starts, then Randy hits an RKO out of nowhere after side stepping Rusev when he rushed at him in the corner for the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall
History was also made for a fourth time tonight as Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss to win the WWE Raw Women’s Title.
You can read more about that by clicking here.
Closing out the second hour of WWE Summerslam was the returning “Demon” Finn Balor, who defeated rival Bray Wyatt.
Here are the closing moments of the match from Ryan Cook:
Finn sends Bray out of the ring before dropkicking him and hitting a double foot stomp off of the apron. Bray teases Sister Abigail, but Finn counters into a sling blade, Bray coming back with a uranage for a quick two count. Bray hits a running senton for another quick two count before playing to the crowd and mocking Finn. Finn catches Bray on the top rope before driving him down onto the mat for a quick two count. Bray gets out of the ring only for Finn to hit a shotgun dropkick into the barricade before rolling him back into the ring. Bray turns Finn inside out with a lariat for a near fall before Finn hits a sling blade into shotgun dropkick in the corner. Finn then finishes the Coup De Grace for the pin and the win.
Winner: Finn Balor via pinfall
You will hear more about this later on the WWE Summerslam post-show podcast, which features Sean Ross Sapp, Alex Pawlowski and the creator of “Most Ridiculous” Anna Bauert.