Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella to become the NEW WWE United States Champion. Cesaro won the title when he hit the front piledriver after Aksana distracted Santino from giving Cesaro the Cobra.
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Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler are on commentary.
1) Chris Jericho defeats Dolph Ziggler with the Walls of Jericho clean in a great opening match.
Matt Striker is backstage with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. Heyman says Lesnar will finish Triple H tonight and will break WWE’s spirit. He grabs the mic and says this is a fight that Triple H can’t win. Heyman says if you’re not down with that he has two words for you; tap out!
2) Daniel Bryan defeats Kane when he rolls through the Tombstone Piledriver attempt for the pin in a clean victory.
Post-match, Kane is shown backstage going mad after the defeat. Matthews approaches him for comment but Kane grabs him and asks “where he is?”. Matthews says “he” has already left and gets thrown away. Kane continues to mess things up backstage in anger.
3) WWE Intercontinetal Champion The Miz defeated Rey Mysterio (wearing Batman inspired gear) to retain his title. The Miz won cleanly with a Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall.
4) World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain his World Title. Sheamus won with the Irish Curse for the pinfall, though the referee did not notice Del Rio’s foot was on the bottom rope and he shouldn’t have counted.
5) WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated The Prime Time Players to retain their titles when Truth drops Young on his face with his finisher for the win.
6) WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Big Show and John Cena to retain his title. The finish came when Show went for the WMD knockout punch on Cena but he counted with the Attitude Adjustment. Punk tossed Cena out of the ring and took advantage on the cover for the victory. Punk celebrated his victory with fans after the match.
The titantron shows Vince McMahon’s star on the Walk of Fame as it pans to some celebs in the crowd. Fred Durst flips the camera off… former WCW Champion David Arquette holds a title belt in the crowd (!) and Maria Menounos is wearing a t-shirt with Bob Backlund and Pat Patterson.
Kevin Rudolf performs the SummerSlam theme.
7) Brock Lesnar defeats Triple H with the Kimura Lock for the victory. HHH tapped out eventually… Lesnar applying the Kimura came after HHH landed the Pedigree.
Post-match, trainers check on Triple H as the announcers say he may have broke his arm again. Lesnar leaves. Triple H is shown trying to recover and the crowd chants his name as he pushes the trainers off. The crowd start a “you tapped out” chant as HHH stands-up to a mixed reaction, but mostly applause from the crowd as a Triple H count breaks out. HHH looks emotional as Lawler puts over that he may be saying goodbye to the crowd.
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This article was first posted on August 20, 2012