This is the Fightful.com live coverage for WWE Summerslam! The day is finally here, the second biggest show of the WWE calendar year and this one is jammed packed! We have a two hour pre-show and a total of thirteen matches including in our main event Brock Lesnar defends his WWE Universal Championship against Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman! We also Jinder Mahal defending his WWE World Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura and much more so be sure to come 5 PM EST for the pre-show where we will have Akira Tozawa defending his WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Neville and the Hardyz team up with Jason Jordan to take on the Miztourage!
-We have a quick interview segment with Baron Corbin where he tries to cut a promo, but messes up before leaving. Next we get a video package for Finn and Bray and how Finn will be bringing the demon to their match later this evening. We then get a video package for how Shane McMahon became the special guest referee for the WWE United States Championship Match when he challenges AJ Styles after two weeks of WWE official mishaps. We then have an interview with Shane backstage where he says that he will call the match right down the middle tonight before leaving.
The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan vs The Miztourage
Matt and Curtis start the match off by locking up for a clean break before exchanging headlocks. Matt tags Jeff in before they hit Poetry in Motion and Jeff hits a snapmare into a dropkick for a quick two count. Jeff tags Jason in who immediately gets dragged over into the opposite corner and double teamed. Bo gets thrown around by Jordan, Jason showing off his athleticism and power before tagging Matt in. Matt tags Jeff in and they triple team him before the rest of the Miztourage come in, only to be sent back out of the ring by the Hardyz as we go to commercial.
Jeff is in control of Bo as we come back from commercial, getting a quick two count before he's yanked off of the top rope. The Miz comes in and drops Jeff with a knee for a quick two count before tagging Curtis back in. Jeff fights his way to his corner and tags Matt in who beats on Miz in the corner before hitting an elbow drop off of the top rope for a quick two count. Jordan tags in and takes out both Bo and Curtis for a near fall before Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Miztourage via pinfall
-We have a video package for Cesaro and Sheamus taking on Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins before they're in a sit down interview segment about their match later this evening. They answer a variety of questions submitted by the WWE Universe on social media.
Akira Tozawa vs Neville WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
They lock up to start the match before Neville drops Tozawa with a shoulder block and a dropkick. Tozawa tosses Neville over the top rope before dropkicking him off of the apron and to the floor. Neville gingerly gets back in the ring before Tozawa drops him with a boot before hitting a PK into a high angle senton. Neville sends Tozawa to the outside before tossing him into the LED board as we go to commercial.
Neville hits several missile dropkick as we come back from commercial, first in the front, then from the back before playing to the crowd. Neville keeps the high flyer grounded with a headlock until Tozawa tosses Neville out of the ring, Tozawa immediately following up with a tope to the outside onto Neville on the floor. Neville crawls back into the ring to get away from Tozawa only for Tozawa to hit a series of running forearms in the corner. Neville catches him, but Tozawa immediately locks in an octopus stretch before rolling him up for a near fall. Tozawa follows up with a shining wizard for a near fall before they exchange kicks until they both collapse to the mat.
Neville starts focusing on injured shoulder of Tozawa before Tozawa drops him with a right hand. Neville catches him on the top rope, but Tozawa knocks him off before going for the high angle senton. Neville gets his knees up before Neville hits the Red Arrow to the back of Tozawa for the pin and the win.
Winner: Neville via pinfall
New Day (Xavier Woods & Big-E) vs The Usos WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Match
Jimmy and Xavier start the match off by showing off their speed and athleticism until Woods drops Jimmy with a forearm for a quick two count. Xavier chops Jimmy in the corner before hitting a running clothesline in the corner. Jimmy catches Xavier coming off of the top rope with a right hand off of the distraction by Jey as we go to commercial.
Jey is in control as we come back from commercial, keeping Xavier grounded with a headlock before tossing him into the corner when he nearly tags in E. Jey sets him on the top rope before Xavier knocks him off and hits a missile dropkick. The Usos take control after Jimmy sends E off of the apron, keeping him isolated in their corner and their side of the ring once they pull him out of the ring. They get back in the ring and hit a double team move off of the top rope for a near fall before tagging in and out, E very eager to get into the match. Jimmy hits a back drop before Xavier counters a second one into a rolling facebuster before tagging in Big-E.
E takes out Jimmy before hitting a uranage to Jey for a near fall. E then powerbombs Xavier onto Jey for a near fall before the Usos hit a double spinebuster for a near fall. New Day then hit a uranage backstabber combination for a close near fall before the Usos hit a double splash off of the top rope for a very close near fall of their own. Xavier hits a shining wizard for a near fall before hitting a double team move for yet another near fall. Everyone takes each other out at ringside before the Usos hit E with a series of superkicks and a double splash off of the top rope for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Usos via pinfall
-We have a long, convoluted commercial for KFC before Shawn Michaels comes out dressed as Colonel Sanders. We then have Paul Heyman in an interview segment backstage where he just grabs the mic and talks about how Brock is going to destroy the three challengers for his WWE Universal Championship before Braun shows up and scares him off after saying that he talks too much.
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