The 2016 edition of Summerslam took place last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here’s all the action that went down.
First up! Some pre-show results:
- Sheamus defeated Cesaro
- Sami Zayn and Neville defeated the Dudley Boyz
- The Usos, American Alpha and The Hype Bros defeated Breezango, The Ascension and The Vaudevillains
And then on to Summerslam proper!
Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens defeated Enzo Amore and Big Cass
After some pre-match jibba jabba by the realest guys at Summerslam, the Summerslam match was on! Big tags and plenty of teamwork as Enzo and Big Cass duked it out with Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens in and out of the ring. With Cass taken out by Owens with a cannonball later in the match, Enzo was set up for a perfect Codebreaker by Jericho, who earned the realest pin of the night.
Charlotte defeated WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks
This was not a pretty match. Highlighted best by several botches, the Summerslam bout for the WWE’s Women’s Championship at least managed to salvage some pride with some impressive ringwork later on, wrapping up whenSasha Banks reversed a backbreaker from Charlotte into a Banks Statement, which Charlotte herself reversed into a quick pin. Your winner at Summerslam and once again WWE Women’s Champion, Charlotte!
Intercontinental Champion The Miz defeated Apollo Crews
Another solid match featuring the Miz, as he kicked off his Summerslam defense with some early momentum. Crews would bounce back with a dropkick and a standing moonsault as the bout raged on, but it just wasn’t his night. A missed splash on The Miz resulted in Crews dealing some brain damage to himself on the top turnbuckle, which was just the break that The Miz needed to lock in a Skull-Crushing finale so that he could retain his title.
AJ Styles defeated John Cena
Once again, Cena and Styles put on a classic singles match. Their Summerslam bout kicked off with big moves, as AJ landed a Brainbuster on the Apron while Cena answered with a massive back body drop. Man, this match just went on, dealing ludicrous amounts of damage to each man in the ring. Suplexes, shoulder blocks and various other signature moves from Cena were locked in.