Sunday Night Heat Recap
The Raw and Smackdown announcers welcome the fans to Sunday Night Heat. For the first time ever in WWE history, SummerSlam will be a special 4 hour ppv extravaganza. The Raw announcers hype up the world heavyweight title match that will take place tonight. Back to Tazz and Cole who hype up the WWE Title match between Eddie Guerrero and The Undertaker.
A SummerSlam Summer Games commercial is shown featuring Batista.
Backstage Josh Matthews gets a word with Chris Jericho. Josh asks Jericho how does it feel to be back here in Canada. Jericho starts running down his own hometown fans and tells them heís stopped caring about what the fans think. Heís going to show RVD tonight that heís way better than him. Josh mentioned that RVD already holds a 2-0 ppv win record(Unforgiven 2001, KOTR 2002) against Jericho. Jericho said that will all change tonight because he will beat RVD. Jericho thinks Van Dam isnít in his league and Y2J is going to steal the show tonight.
Backstage Gail Kim wishes Tajiri good luck on his match tonight.
A SummerSlam Summer Games commercial is shown featuring Kurt Angle.
Backstage Todd Grisham interviews Kurt Angle. Kurt Angle predicts that his match with Edge will be more violent than the match they had at The Great American Bash. Heís going to humiliate Edge in his hometown and tonight Edge will not be standing on his feet. Kurt vows to break Edgeís ankle tonight.
The Raw announcers hype up the Icon vs Icon Match between The Rock and Shawn Michaels tonight.
A SummerSlam Summer Games commercial is shown featuring Tajiri playing Table Tennis.
Backstage Josh Matthews gets a word with Booker T. Booker T says heís a former US Champ but heís never won the US Title here in the WWE. Tonight is his night because heís going to end John Cenaís reign now can you dig that suckaaa.
A SummerSlam Summer Games commercial is shown featuring Triple H. The best Summer Games commercial voted by the fans was Eddie Guerrero competing in the Olympics race. That will be shown later on in the official show.
Backstage Val Venis and Dawn Marie cut a promo on Matt Hardy and Lita. Val feels confident tonight that him and Dawn will get the job done tonight. Val said after tonight Lita and Matt Hardy will never ever be the same again.
Sunday Night Heat Match: Mark Jindrak defeated Jamie Noble
Jim Ross mentioned that SummerSlam gets underway in just over a few minutes on ppv from here in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Sunday Night Heat ends with a hype video for The Rock vs Shawn Michaels.
WWE SummerSlam 2004
August 15, 2004
SummerSlam opened with a video package for the WWEís version of the Summer Games. Then the video highlights the main matches for tonight. The video featured The Rock, Shawn Michaels. The Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit and Randy Orton.
The pyro went off stage as Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler welcome us to the show. This is the 17th edition of SummerSlam, for the first time ever SummerSlam will be a 4 hour event. Jim Ross goes over the matches we will be seeing tonight including the Icon vs Icon Match as The Rock takes on The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. Also tonight Randy Orton could become the youngest heavyweight champion ever when he takes on the world heavyweight champion Chris Benoit in Benoitís home country. Now we go over to the Smackdown announcers Tazz and Michael Cole who discuss the WWE Title Match between Eddie Guerrero and The Undertaker and this is Latino Heatís biggest title defence to date.
Chris Jericho vs Rob Van Dam
Chris Jerichoís music hits and weíre kicking off with Canadaís Chris Jericho making his way down to the ring to a mixed reaction. Jericho was the first ever undisputed champion and last month he headlined Rawís ppv Vengeance, the next night he was drafted to Smackdown. RVDís music hits as Mr Thursday Night Rob Van Dam comes out to a great ovation. What an awesome match this is going to be with Jericho and Van Dam kicking off this huge extravaganza. There were duelling chants for both wrestlers as the match begins. The match begins with a collar and elbow tie up and both men battle over a wristlock. Jericho grabs onto RVDís hair and pushes him into the ropes, leapfrog by Jericho and he misses a clothesline and Van Dam gets an armdrag takedown on Jericho. They both go for dropkicks and get up at the same time as they were on the same page and the crowd is already loving this. They start trading lefts and rights until Van Dam whips Jericho into the corner and nails him with a spinning heel kick, 1,2 and Jericho kicks out. Jericho then reverses a whip and sends RVD into the turnbuckle, leapfrog by RVD and he rolls Jericho up for a 2 count. Jericho then avoids a spinning heel kick and delivers a back suplex and gets a 2 count. Jericho sends RVD to the floor with a clothesline and then Van Dam getting back to the apron, Jericho then delivers a springboard dropkick knocking Van Dam back down. Jericho sends Van Dam back in and delivers a suplex and goes for a cocky pin and gets a 2 count. Jericho then delivers a series of elbow drops and Van Dam kicked out at 2. RVD then ducks a running insiguri and then gains control again by sending Jericho into the corner and delivers a monkey flip. Van Dam then hits the rolling thunder and Jericho kicks out at 2, Van Dam follows up with quick tornado style legdrops and delivers a standing moonsault and gets a 2 count. Van Dam hit the windmill kick and scored another near fall. Van Dam then goes for the split legged moonsault and Jericho gets his knees up. Jericho then places Van Dam on the ropes and sets up for the running rope attack and Jericho comes charging into Van Dam by driving the knees right into the back of RVD.
Jericho then backs Van Dam in the corner and hits some vicious knife edge chops across the chest of RVD. Jericho goes for a surfboard stretch and the fans get behind RVD as he begins to get up and he breaks the hold and sends Jericho into the ropes and sends Jericho to the floor with a clothesline. Van Dam then delivers a somersault plancha
taking out Jericho. Van Dam points to himself and the crowd is giving RVD a standing ovation. Jericho beginning to get back up as RVD is on the apron, RVD executes a moonsault which he turns into a backflip kick on Jericho. What a match up thus far. Fast paced action, thatís what Smackdown is all about. Back in the ring Van Dam with some shoulder blocks in the corner and RVD does his backflip and hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Van Dam sends Jericho into the corner and runs into an elbow. Jericho places Van Dam up top and delivers a huge superplex. He goes for the pin and Van Dam is able to get his shoulder up at 2. Jericho tries a german suplex, Van Dam with an elbow to the face and RVD runs off the ropes and gets a sunset flip and Jericho kicks out at 2. Jericho gets back up and Van Dam clotheslines Jericho to the apron. Van Dam then comes charging into Jericho but Jericho catches him in mid air and hot shots him on the ropes with a reverse powerbomb on the apron.
Unbelieavable, what a great counter from Jericho. Jericho then goes back in and hits a running one handed bulldog. Jericho then sets up for a lionsault. RVD avoids a lionsault as Jericho lands on his feet and RVD sends Jericho into the corner and comes running in with a hurracanrana but Jericho counters with a walls of Jericho. RVD trying to escape, heís hanging in there and he makes it to the ropes and Jericho releases the hold.
Jericho tries again but this time RVD counters into an inside cradle and gets a 2 count. Jericho gets up and Van Dam sends Jericho into the corner and hits Jericho with some shoulder blocks, backflip from Van Dam, Jericho quickly gets out of the corner and Van Dam nails Jericho with a springboard sidekick and gets a 2 count. Van Dam then sends Jericho into the ropes and Jericho counters with a swinging neckbreaker and gets a 2 count. Backbreaker from Jericho. Jericho then hit a tiger suplex and RVD kicks out at 2 Ĺ. He whips RVD hard into the turnbuckle and follows up with a spinning wheel kick and gets a near fall. Jericho clearly beginning to get frustrated now and starts arguing with the ref. Jericho sends RVD into the ropes and runs into a roundhouse kick. This gives Van Dam the opportunity to capatalise as he goes up top and points at himself as the crowd chants RVD. RVD going for the five star frog splash as he comes off flying through the air but wait a minute Jericho catches him in mid-air with a codebreaker.
Beautiful counter as Jericho played possum. Jericho goes for the pin and hooks the legs 1, 2, 3 and he gets the victory. Jericho celebrates his big hard fought victory over Rob Van Dam, it could have gone either way. A great fast paced non stop action match to kick off SummerSlam and thereís so much more yet to come during this night of great action.
Match Result: Chris Jericho defeated Rob Van Dam
Match Time: 12:26
Backstage Paul Heyman was watching Smackdownís opening match on the monitor and Eric Bischoff walks in. Heyman tells Bischoff now thatís what you call a great way to kick off this event. He received one of Rawís biggest draft picks Chris Jericho and there is still HHH later on in action. Smackdown is #1. Bischoff laughs and tells Paul to enjoy this while it lasts because Paul is on probation. Eric made fun of Paul because he doesnít think Heyman will even be around at the next joint brand ppv. Eric tells Paul to take note of the next match because it will be even more extreme than any of Heymanís ECW matches combined.
Back at ringside there were ladders set up all around the ring and there you see the Intercontinental Title hanging high above the ring as we are ready for our next match.
Intercontinental Title 8 Man Ladder Match
Tajiri © vs Batista vs Ric Flair vs William Regal vs Eugene vs Kane vs Rhyno vs Charlie Haas
Evolutionís music hits as Batista and Ric Flair come down together to huge heat. It will be every man for himself in this match. They were followed by Charlie Haas who comes down next. The tag team champions William Regal and Eugene come down together next to a great pop. There will be a time where these two champs will turn on each other, too much at stake here. Rhyno comes down with Trish, Rhyno getting a great reaction here mainly because of Torontoís own Trish Stratus. It may be wise for Trish to stay in the back since sheís carrying an injury and to be at ringside for such a dangerous match isnít a wise idea. The referee immediately ejects her from ringside and the Canadian fans donít like this at all. Itís for her own safety. The Intercontinental Champion Tajiri is out next to a great pop. This is the biggest match of his career and his chances donít look good at all. However he does have previous ladder match experience. Tajiri laughs at Trish up the ramp as Trish leaves. Finally Kane comes down to the ring and a staredown to start as they all look at the Intercontinental title. Thereís only one rule and that rule is to be able to climb the ladder and retrieve the title. Lawler says but does poor Eugene even understand the rules? Ross says he may not be a quick learner but heíll certainly pick up. The bell rings and immediately Tajiri goes to the outside as he tries to bring a ladder into the ring but gets stopped by Rhyno. Everyone hits the floor to brawl so Charlie Haas comes off the top with a crossbody taking out Kane, Batista, Rhyno, Tajiri and Regal. Ric Flair brings a ladder into the ring and tries climbing it but gets stopped by Eugene. They start brawling and Eugene knocks Flair down with a dropkick. Batista gets in to save Flair and now Regal gets in the ring and all four men are brawling and the fight spills to the floor. Tajiri is now in the ring and he has a ladder with him and he climbs the top rope and hits a moonsault with a ladder
taking out Regal, Eugene, Batista and Flair and including himself. Now Rhyno and Haas fight it out in the ring. Rhyno gets a ladder and tries climbing the ladder but Haas knocks him off. Now Haas tries climbing only for Kane to knock him off. Eugene goes up top for an axe handle but Kane catches him in mid air with a big right hand.
Rhyno ducks a ladder charge from Kane as Kane goes into the turnbuckle and Rhyno hits him with a gore. Look out Batista drops Rhyno with a spinebuster. Ric Flair brings another ladder and Batista grab both ladders and set them up and they both start climbing but they both canít win the match so who will turn on the other. Charlie Haas runs the ropes and pushes Batista off the ladder who goes into Flair knocking Flair also down. Tajiri slides in and hits Haas with a handspring elbow. Regal gets in and now Regal and Tajiri fighting it out. Regal hits a double underhook suplex on Tajiri and watch out Eugene rolls Regal up but Eugene thinks pinfalls count in this match but they donít. So Regal gets back up and explains to Eugene that this isnít the way how to do it. Suddenly Regal nails Eugene with a right hand and now the tag team champions now fighting it out. Kane slides in and hits both of them with a double chokeslams. Kane picks a ladder up and hits Eugene and Regal square in the face with a ladder. Kane is dominating here until Batista and Flair get in the ring and toss Kane over the top rope. Batista and Flair then fight it out against Haas and Tajiri. Haas ducks a charge from Batista to send him over the top rope. Flair dumps Haas over the top rope. Flair then runs into a roundhouse kick from Tajiri. Tajiri traps Flair under a ladder and he runs up a ladder leaning on the ropes and dives off onto everyone else with a plancha.
That was phenomenal. Now Regal brings another ladder and fights it out with Flair. Flair goes downstairs and gets a low blow on Regal. Flair now taking advantage of this situation starts climbing the ladder. Eugene thwarts the attempt by tipping the ladder over knocking Flair back down to the mat. Flair is screaming in pain. Eugene then grabs the ladder and heís waiting for someone to come in so he can hit them with it but Jerry Lawler is running him down on commentary. Lawler thinks Eugene is an idiot, he could have set the ladder up and climbed the ladder and go for the belt. Eugene places a ladder on his head and starts swinging around like crazy knocking everyone out in his way until Rhyno gores Eugene. Haas gets in and clotheslines Rhyno. Flair from behind then gets a chop block on Haas. Batista then tosses a ladder at Charlie and Charlie is busted wide open.
Regal gets in and nails Flair with a right hand, Batista misses a clothesline as Regal hits a neckbreaker. Now Regal sets the ladder up but gets stopped by Rhyno as both men start climbing the ladder. Tajiri is now in delivers a handspring elbow knocking both men off the ladder. Very innovative by Tajiri. Tajiri and Eugene then baseball slide dropkick the ladder right into the crotch of Rhyno. Rhyno is in great pain. Tajiri and Eugene find that amusing but watch out Kane from behind attacks both men. Batista now in the ring fights it out with Kane as the fight spills to the floor. Now Flair and Eugene go at it. Flair goes for a figure four but Eugene counters into a roll up but remember there are no pin falls in this match up. Poor Eugene seems to be forgetting the rules here. Flair gets up and chops away at Eugene and then Eugene blocks a right hand and hits a stone cold stunner on Flair. Eugene sets up the ladder and starts climbing. What is wrong with Eugene, win the damn match grab the belt but Eugene has other ideas. Oh no, donít tell me that Eugene is going to do this. Eugene thinks heís Superfly Jimmy Snuka. Eugene comes off the ladder with a Superfly splash
on the nature boy and Flair may be out of this. Eugene may have taken himself out of contention to win this match. Eugene could have won this match but instead he made a foolish mistake which will cost him dearly. On the outside Batista grabs a table from under the ring and gets his hands on Tajiri. He sets him up for the Batista Bomb and Tajiri sprays green mist in Batistaís eyes and escapes. Batista has no idea where he is and Batista is down on the floor. Rhyno then beats the hell out of Tajiri. Tajiri then avoids a charge and counters into the tarantula, he has Rhyno in the ropes only for Rhyno to shove Tajiri off sending Tajiri to the floor. Regal and Flair trade lefts and rights while Haas and Kane battle it out in the corner. Haas blocks a right hand and hits an exploder suplex on Kane.
Now Haas and Flair are halfway up the ladder trading fists. Regal set up a ladder next to them and was followed up by Rhyno. All four men began to brawl until Rhyno dropped Regal off with a belly to belly suplex off a ladder. This left Haas and Flair to go at it at the top of the ladder only for Kane to knock them both off the ladder. Bodies laying all over the place. Kane looking around at all the carnage and heís smiling. Kane starts climbing but wait Eugene is back in and knocks Kane off the ladder. Eugene then sets up the ladder and now this is Eugeneís big chance. Eugene starts climbing. Will this be Eugeneís big moment, can he do it here. Eugene is moments away from winning this match. Eugeneís gonna do it. The title is within his grasp and suddenly Batista snuck in and knocks Eugene off the ladder over the top to the floor through the table, crashing and burning at the hands of Batista. On the outside Tajiri avoids a gore from Rhyno as Rhyno goes into the steel steps. So much carnage in the ring, so many superstars are laid out. This is Batistaís chance as he sets up the ladder and look out Kane sits up and now Kane climbing the ladder and manages to stop Batista as these two monsters exchange punches. Tajiri is in sets up the other ladder and starts climbing. Kane and Batista almost have the belt, Batista is in a position to win this here but Kane pulls Batistaís legs through the ladder leaving him hanging upside down. Kaneís got this but Tajiri is on the other ladder so Kane grabs him by the throat. It looks like heís going to chokeslam him off the ladder but suddenly Tajiri sprays red mist in Kaneís eyes
as Tajiri manages to hang on the ladder. Red mist on the big red machine sending Kane crashing hard to the mat. Completely legal in the match up. Tajiri starts climbing, listen to this crowd getting behind Tajiri as Tajiri climbs to the top of the ladder. Can he do it and yes Tajiri gets the title. Tajiri has done it. Tajiri has retained his title. What a match up. A standing ovation for the Japanese buzzsaw Tajiri as he overcame 7 men to successfully retain his Intercontinental title. He was a true MVP in this match, very smart work from Tajiri using not only the green mist but also the red mist. All these men put on an amazing display tonight, they all beat the holy hell out of each other but Tajiri on this night was successful. Gail Kim comes out and officials tend to Tajiri who seems to be in a lot of pain. They help him up and he raises the Intercontinental title high and celebrates with Gail. They receive a great pop from the fans.
Match Result: Tajiri retains the Intercontinental Title in the ladder match
Match Time: 14:48
Backstage Todd Grisham interviews Edge who gets a mixed reaction from his hometown fans. Edge said that heís pretty excited to be back in his home town. This is his territory and Edge brings up Kurtís past when he won a gold medal in the Olympics with a broken neck. Well tonight itís the WWEís version of the Summer Games in Edgeís hometown. Edge said tonight Kurt wonít be winning no medal but he will be certainly leaving on a stretcher with a broken freaking neck. After tonight Kurt Angle wonít be standing. He will be leaving this arena in an ambulance and this will be it for Kurt. After tonight he wonít be going on to win titles, it will be Edgeís time to go on to win championships, oh itís true Kurt, itís damn true.
United States Championship Match
John Cena © vs Booker T
Booker T comes out first to huge heat. Booker is very focused tonight and he absolutely despises what John Cena stands for. Booker would love to humiliate Cena tonight and end his reign. John Cena then comes out to a great pop and Cena starts running Booker down on the mic as he makes his way down to the ring. Cena raises his US belt in the air. Cena is ready to kick some ass. Since becoming champion heís knocked off many top challengers including Val Venis, Kane and many more. The bell rings, trash talking to start this off. Both men exchange lefts and rights until Booker whips Cena off the ropes and tries a hiptoss, Cena blocks and delivers a hiptoss and Booker rolls out of the ring. Booker gets back in and they lock up again and exchange wristlocks until Booker elbows Cena in the face and delivers his arm twist kick and gets a 2 count. Booker backs Cena into the corner and starts delivering some backhand knife edge chops with theatrics. Booker then sends Cena into the ropes as Cena ducks a roundhouse kick and Cena responds with a diving shoulder block and then follows up with the throwback and gets a 2 count. Cena then sends Booker over the top rope with a clothesline. Cena brawls with Booker outside until Booker whips Cena on the apron. He sends him back in and Booker gets a chinlock on Cena. Cena makes it back to his feet and elbows out of the hold. Cena runs the ropes but Booker catches him with a knee lift.
Booker then drives a kneedrop on Cena and Booker then did the spinaroonie. Booker brings Cena back to his feet and taunts him, yells at him and says come on sucka so Cena fights back with some right hands and goes for a whip, Booker reverses and drops Cena with a spinebuster and gets a 2 count. Booker with a knee to the gut but Cena fights back with a jaw breaker and follows up with a gutwrench suplex and gets a 2 count. Cena sends Booker into the corner but Booker with a leapfrog gets a roll up on Cena as he holds the ropes. 1..2 and Cena kicked out. Booker argues with the ref and goes back to work on Cena. Booker goes for the Bookend, Cena with an elbow to the face plants Booker with a DDT and Booker kicked out at 2. Cena then nails Booker with some right hands, he tries sending Booker into the ropes, Booker reversed a whip and Booker gets a flap jack on Cena. Booker then sends Cena into the ropes, leapfrog by Booker, he tries a hiptoss, Cena blocks and Cena went for a hiptoss but Booker catches Cena with a clothesline to gain control. Backbreaker by Booker and gets a 2 count. Cena then ducks a right hand from Booker and drops him with a back suplex and follows up with a series of clotheslines. Cena then hits a big diving shoulder block. He whips Booker into the corner and follows up with a bulldog. Cena then hits the five knuckle shuffle and Booker kicks out at 2.
Cena went for the FU but Booker grabs the top rope pulling himself off Cenaís shoulders, Booker with a kick to the gut, sets up for the scissors kick but Cena rolled out of the way. Cena then goes up to top and hits a guillotine legdrop across the neck of Booker which results in a 2 count. Cena sets up for the FU and Booker T wisely slips out and applied a sleeper hold on Cena. He doesnít have it quite locked in as Cena punches Booker in the face to break out of the hold. Cena then lifts Booker T up and dropped him with the FU. He went for the pin and Booker T kicked out at 2. Booker kicked out of the FU.
Cena is shocked. Cena then whips Booker into the ropes and runs into a reverse elbow, Booker drops Cena with the Bookend. Weíre going to have a new champion as Booker hooks the legs, 1,2 and Cena just gets the shoulder up at 2 Ĺ. Booker canít believe it as Cena kicked out of the Bookend.
Booker then starts slapping Cena around and yells come on sucka you want some huh come get some. He brings Cena up to his feet and suddenly Cena picks Booker up and plants him with the FU. Cena goes for the pin and hooks both legs and gets the 3 count to retain the title. Cena wins. Booker started getting very arragont and took his eyes off Cena and Cena took advantage and planted Booker with the FU. What a victory for Cena and what a great champion he has been. Cena then celebrates his victory and leaves to a great pop.
Match Result: John Cena defeated Booker T to retain the US Title.
Match Time: 11.31
We cut backstage and head to the locker room of Chris Benoit who was looking intense. Eddie Guerrero shows up as both men get a great pop. Eddie said he canít believe that they are still champions but Eddie thinks he has a bigger obstacle to overcome than Benoit has. Benoit stops Eddie and cuts an intense promo by telling him he has no idea how much pressure he has tonight going into his country as champion. He went into Backlash at Canada and retained his title and tonight heís going to do the same. Heís going to make Randy Orton tap. Benoit says heís proud of Eddie for defying the odds and he believes in Eddie, he believes that Eddie will be successful tonight. Eddie has a smile on his face and says orrale vato thatís the Chris Benoit he wants to see, 100% focused. The desire and the passion he has holmes, tonight he wants Benoit to kick Randy Ortonís ass. Benoit has a smile on his face and both friends embrace and wish each other luck for tonight.
Last Man Standing Match
Edge vs Kurt Angle
A video package is shown for the feud between Kurt Angle and Edge. Back at ringside Lilian Garcia goes over the rules for our next match which will be a last man standing match. A rivalry that could possibly come to an end tonight with the winner becoming the #1 contender for the world heavyweight title. Edgeís music hits as Edge comes out to a mixed reaction in his hometown. There are no rules, no dqs, no count outs, itís anything goes. If you canít get to your feet by the count of 10 you lose the match. Youíve gotta beat the guy till he physically canít get up. This could end up in the parking lot, there are no rules. Kurt Angleís music hits as Kurt Angle comes out to a better reaction than Edge. This is bizarre world. This was a brawl from start to finish. Edge suddenly jumps Kurt in the aisle. Heís not even allowing Kurt to get to the ring and here we go the bell rings as the match begins. Edge and Angle end up brawling all the way to the back into the backstage area. The cameras cut to the back and Edge tries a suplex on concrete but Kurt blocks and suplexes Edge on the concrete floor. The ref starts the count and Edge is up at 6. The two rivals then fight through the halls and to the parking lot area, where Angle tosses Edge into a steel door. Edge and Angle trade punches until they fought their way back inside the arena and now they are back at ringside brawling. Kurt sends Edge back in the ring and whips him into the turnbuckle and hits a clothesline. Kurt tries an Angle slam but Edge counters into the Edge-O-Matic to take control. Edge reaches under the ring and pulls out a Kendo stick. He blasts Kurt with it and tries swinging at Kurt again but Kurt backdrops Edge all the way to the floor. They brawl outside the ring and Kurt whips Edge into the barricade. Edge avoids a charge and dumps Angle into the crowd.
Both men start brawling into the crowd and Edge suplexes Angle on the concrete floor. Angle then fights back with a few right hands and throws Edge over the barricade right to the ringside area. We saw how violent their unsanctioned match was at The Great American Bash and this match looks to be more extreme. Angle grabs a chair and hit Edge with several chairshots to the back and the crowd is loving this. This is bizarre world here as the crowd is more behind Kurt Angle in this match up. Angle goes for a whip but Edge reverses it right into the steel steps. This gives Edge time to recover as the ref starts counting as Angle stumbles back at 8. Edge sends Angle back in and locks in the Edgeucator, what a painful submission hold there from Edge. Angle manages to counter into the Ankle lock and Edge is screaming in pain and starts tapping out. Edge fades away and the ref starts counting and Edge gets to his feet at 8 and Angle hits Edge with a german suplex and Edge rolls out of the ring. Kurt goes after Edge and Angle slams Edge spine first into the steel post. Edge must make it to his feet before the count of 10, pinfalls or submissions donít matter. Edge struggles to his feet and just answers the count at eight. Edge gets back in and then reverses a whip and sends Kurt face first into the turnbuckle. Angle has started bleeding as he recovers up at 8 and Edge clotheslines Angle over the top rope. Kurt then gets on the apron and gets speared off right into the barricade. What a spear from Edge.
Edge gets booed heavily by his home fans and Lawler says these fans are weird and unpredictable. The ref starts the count, Angle still on the floor, can he make it and he does, he gets up right before the count of 10. Edge canít believe it.
He starts pulling his hair out and Kurt Angle is going to cause Edge to have a nervous breakdown here before this is all over. Edge starts stomping away at Kurt. Edge goes outside to bring the chair back in. He goes for a swing but misses as Angle takes Edge down with a german suplex. Angleís got the chair now and Edge is in trouble. Angle comes charging in and Edge with a boot, the steel chair bounces off Angle and Angle nails Edge with a chair and both men go down. Both men are up by the 8 count and Angle tries a whip, Edge reverses and drops Kurt with a flapjack. Edge then goes up top and tries a missile dropkick but Angle gets up top immediately and drops Edge with a superplex and both men are down. Unbelievable. The ref starts counting. They both stagger up at 9 and then both guys nail each other with a double clothesline. The ref starts the count and both men are up by 8 trading lefts and rights. Kurt ducks a right hand and drops Edge with an Angle slam.
Both men are down and Angle is up at 6 and Edge gets up at 8, Kurt tries a spear on Edge, Edge side steps Kurt as Kurt goes shoulder first into the steel post.
Edge then starts assaulting Kurt and yells at Kurt to stay down. Edge tries an ankle lock on Kurt, Kurt reverses into an ankle lock of his own until Edge rolls through sending Angle into the steel post. Edge then hits the Edge-cution
and the ref starts counting. Kurt staggers back to his feet at the nine count and then immediately drops to his knees and Edge is pissed off. Kurt is down and the ref begins to count and Kurt just answers the count at 8 and immediately Edge spears Kurt back down. While the referee starts counting Edge places a chair on Kurtís leg. He goes to grab a second chair and sets up for the con-chair-to, he goes for it but Kurt rolls out of the ring just in time. Edge follows and tries sending Kurt back in but Kurt fights back with some right hands and drives Edge kidney first into the barricade. Edge is being taken to a war by Kurt Angle. Edge tries to escape from Kurt.
They brawl up the ramp and slug it out on the entranceway and onto the stage with Kurt beating the hell out of Edge. These two guys have hit each other with everything in their arsenal and both of them are still standing. Angle tries an Angle slam, Edge slips out and oh my god Edge spears Kurt Angle and himself off the stage.
The ref calls for help and starts counting. Edge and Angle not moving, and thatís it both men are counted out. Both men could not answer the count of 10. We just saw these two guys beating the hell out of each other and it looks like this feud is far from over yet, and we donít know who the #1 contender is. This match has taken itís physical toll on both these men. Edge and Kurt are both taken away on a stretcher, both men literally beating the hell out of each other to the point that neither man could stand. Edge and Angle being taken out of here on stretchers. The crowd boos the hell out of the finish. Nobody likes that decision, but the match was super intense and tremendously entertaining.
Match Result: Draw
Match Time: 16:10
A Summer Games Commercial is shown of Eddie Guerrero cheating to win the Olympics race. This was voted as the best Summer Games commercial. Classic Eddie.
Backstage Todd Grisham interviews Randy Orton. Randy Orton said tonight heís going to make history. It is his destiny to become champion tonight. Orton talks about how guys like Yokozuna, The Rock and Brock Lesnar became champions at such a young age but tonight heís going to make history by becoming the youngest heavyweight champion at the age of 24. Heís going to humiliate Chris Benoit in his hometown. HHH pops up and told Orton that heís proud of him and hopes that Orton gets the job done tonight. He wishes Orton luck for tonight. They shake hands and HHHís music hits as HHH makes his way out to the stage.
Triple H vs Rey Mysterio
HHH makes his entrance. Footage is shown when HHH got personal with Rey Mysterioís family. HHH thinks Rey is simply not on his level but HHH is certainly under estimating Rey here because we all know what Reyís capable of. Rey Mysterio then comes down to a great ovation. This is the biggest match of Reyís career. The bell rings and the match starts off with a collar and elbow tie up with HHH getting the better of the exchange by locking Rey in a headlock. HHH then pushes Rey into the ropes and takes Rey down with a huge shoulder block. HHH starts smiling. They lock up again and HHH has Rey in a headlock again. Rey attempted to break from the headlock numerous times, but HHH continued the lock. Rey breaks the lock and gets a baseball slide on HHH and comes off the ropes with a springboard crossbody and HHH powers out at 2. HHH then reverses a whip and sends Rey into the corner, leapfrog by Rey as he catches HHH charging in and Rey sends HHH to the outside with a headscissors. Mysterio then follows up with a baseball slide drop kick through the ropes sending HHH into the barricade. Mysterio goes outside and sends HHH back in. Rey then begins to mount himself on top of HHH beating the hell out of him with rights and lefts over and over again until HHH shoves Rey off of him. HHH then gets back to his feet and hits Rey with a clothesline. Suplex by the game and Rey kicks out at 2. HHH then mounts on top of Rey and beats the hell out of him with lefts and rights. Mysterio then ducks a clothesline and gets a sunset flip on HHH and gets a 2 count. HHH gets up and comes charging into Rey, Mysterio drop toe holds HHH into the ropes. Here we go 619 time but HHH wisely ducked underneath the 619 and rolled out of the ring. Look out Mysterio kicks HHH to the sternum knocking HHH back down and Mysterio follows up with a springboard seated senton
taking out HHH and himself. Mysterio sends HHH back in. Snapmare by Rey and follows up with a dropkick right to the face. 1, 2 and HHH kicks out. Mysterio then bounces off the ropes and HHH then catches Rey with a knee lift to gain control.
HHH mounts Mysterio with right hands and drops a few elbows. He brings Mysterio back to his feet and gets an abdominal stretch on Mysterio. HHH uses the ropes for leverage and gets caught by the ref so HHH has to release the hold. HHH then slams Reyís head into the turnbuckle and stomps him to the canvas. HHH sends Rey outside and attempts a whip into the steel steps but Mysterio reverses and sends HHH into the steel steps. Mysterio gets on the apron as HHH begins to get back to his feet and Mysterio delivers a diving frankensteiner
on the game. Rey sends HHH back in. Mysterio whips HHH into the corner and Rey goes for the 10 count punch but HHH shoves him off. HHH with the strength and size advantage in this match up. Rey has to use his speed and Mysterio back up runs the ropes and HHH drops Rey with a spinebuster and gets a 2 count. HHH is back on to his feet as he is telling Rey to stay down yelling at him to stay down as he starts slapping Rey's head over and over again telling Rey that he is not in his league. HHH then starts to work on Rey's legs repeatedly. HHH is then setting Rey up for the Figure Four Leg Lock reminiscent of his Evolution teammate Ric Flair but Rey sensing somehow what was coming counters the Figure Four by spinning his way out of it sending HHH into the corner turnbuckle with HHH going into the ringpost shoulder-first. HHH is stunned and Rey then is back on to his feet and tries turning this into a school boy roll-up pinning HHH 1, 2 and HHH kicks out at 2 as Rey was trying to catch HHH off guard. Rey and HHH are back on their feet as they are slugging it out exchanging rights and lefts with each other until Mysterio delivers a wheelbarrow bulldog and HHH kicks out at 2.
Mysterio then runs the ropes but HHH catches him in a sleeper hold. Fans start getting behind Rey as Mysterio breaks out of the hold and bounces off the ropes but HHH counters with a face breaker. HHH goes for the pin and Rey kicks out at 2. HHH is then arguing with the referee about the count but the ref states that it was 2 as HHH is wondering what he has to do to put away Rey. HHH then waits for Rey to get up and when he does, HHH whips Rey into the corner turnbuckle with authority which stuns Rey so much that he hits the canvas down hard as HHH then begins to ground Rey working on his back and his legs. HHH proceeds to lock in the Figure Four Leg Lock on Rey as HHH has it locked in, in the center of the ring, will Rey tap out? Rey is fighting trying to scratch and claw his way towards the bottom rope and Rey is struggling until Rey counters the Figure Four Leg Lock reversing the pressure on HHH and now HHH is locked into the Figure Four Leg Lock, will HHH tap out? HHH somehow gets out of the hold and then both men are back on their feet fighting it out until HHH rakes Rey's eyes. He whips him off the ropes, HHH tries a clothesline, Rey ducks and runs off the opposite ropes but HHH seeing what was coming hits Rey with his patented High Knee. He went for the pin and Rey gets his shoulder up at 2. HHH then delivers a backbreaker and follows up with a knee drop and gets a near fall.
HHH sets up for the pedigree but Mysterio counters and slingshots HHH into the corner and then Mysterio drop kicks HHH into the ropes. Here we go 619 time as Rey is calling for it as Rey then runs off the opposite ropes going for the 619 and he hits it. Mysterio then hits the west coast pop, 1,2 and HHH kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Rey canít believe it. Rey sends HHH into the corner and runs into a boot. HHH on the attack with boots in the corner, a few rights and lefts. HHH goes for an Indian death lock and Mysterio is screaming in pain. Can Mysterio get to the bottom ropes, Mysterio tries hanging in there and he makes it to the bottom rope. HHH releases the hold and delivers a neckbreaker and Mysterio kicks out at 2. HHH is starting to get more angrier. HHH goes outside the ring and grabs his sledgehammer
from under the ring and brings it in the ring but the ref warns him and takes it away. Mysterio from behind gets a roll up on HHH and the ref slides in and makes the count and HHH kicks out at 2. Mysterio would have probably beaten HHH right there. Both men are back to their feet trading lefts and rights. Rey ducks a clothesline and knocks HHH down with an insiguri and gets a near fall. Mysterio whips HHH into the turnbuckle and runs into an elbow, HHH follows up with a clothesline and then HHH starts removing the turnbuckle pad off in frustration. HHH brings Rey up to his feet but Rey starts fighting HHH off with some right hands. Mysterio goes for a wheel barrow bulldog but HHH counters by hot shotting Rey face first on the exposed turnbuckle which stuns Mysterio causing Mysterio to stagger back. HHH with a kick to the gut and plants Rey with a pedigree.
HHH goes for the pin as the ref makes the pin as HHH pins Rey 1...2...3. HHH wins and it certainly was no easy win here for The Game. You have got to give credit to Rey Mysterio for putting up one hell of a fight against The Game. Mysterio should be proud of himself for putting on a wonderful performance against a superstar like HHH. He gave it his all. HHH celebrates up the ramp and now HHH will certainly set his sights on the WWE Title.
Match Result: Triple H defeated Rey Mysterio
Match Time: 15.37
A commercial is aired for the next Raw ppv Unforgiven.
Backstage Matt Hardy tells Lita not to be concerned and told her to be confident. It is their night tonight and it is the end of Val Venis and Dawn Marie. Hardy and Lita then kiss.
Jim Ross said he really enjoyed the match between HHH and Rey Mysterio. Lawler said he really misses HHH on Raw and hoped that someday HHH returned to Raw. What a match that was and now HHHís protťgť Randy Orton now has a chance to make history. A video package is aired for The Benoit vs Orton feud.
World Heavyweight Title Match
Chris Benoit © vs Randy Orton
Randy Ortonís music hits as the legend killer, King of the Ring Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring. The question here is will Randy Orton become the youngest world heavyweight champion in the WWE? Orton believes that tonight is his destiny but in order for Orton to achieve his destiny he has to beat a man who has beaten the very best on Raw. Both men have yet to taste a defeat in singles competition on ppv this year. Tonight someone will be tasting defeat. Chris Benoitís music hits as the world heavyweight champion Chris Benoit comes out to a great ovation. Benoit coming back to his home country. What an amazing year this has been for Benoit, it all started at The Royal Rumble when he entered as #1 and went all the way to win it. Then at WrestleMania he became the world heavyweight champion, the question here is will Benoit continue to reign supreme? Both men stare each other down as the ref holds up the world title in the air. The bell rings and they start off with a collar and elbow tie up. Benoit backs Orton into the corner and the ref tells them to break it up. They lock up again as Orton gets a headlock on Benoit, Benoit elbows out of the hold and gets a hammer lock on Orton, breaking down Orton. Orton manages to escape and gets a front headlock on Benoit as Orton is backed into the ropes by Benoit. The ref begins to count as both men break the hold. They lock up again and Orton nails Benoit with a right hand, Benoit then ducks a punch and takes Orton down. He goes for the sharpshooter early but Orton rolls out and takes Benoit back down with a headlock. He sends Benoit into the ropes and gets a shoulder block on Benoit. Orton starts posing. Orton tries a European uppercut but Benoit counters into a backslide and Orton kicks out at 2. Benoit then gets an armdrag on Orton. Benoit goes for an arm bar into a hammer lock. Both men back to their feet. Orton with a right hand, comes off the ropes and Benoit takes Orton down with a backdrop. Orton gets up and comes charging in but Benoit counters with a drop toe hold. Benoit tries going for the crossface, he doesnít quite have it locked in as Orton escapes by rolling out of the ring.
Orton gets back in and they lock up again and Orton with a kick to the gut and delivers a suplex. He goes for a pin and Benoit kicks out at 2. Orton then goes for a whip, Benoit reverses and sends Orton into the corner. Benoit fires off with some vicious knife edge chops across the chest of Orton until Orton comes back with a thumb to the eye which stops the momentum of Benoit. European uppercut by Orton. Orton tries a sharpshooter on Benoit but Benoit counters with a sharpshooter of his own and Orton quickly makes the ropes and slides out of the ring. Benoit follows as they brawl outside the ring. Benoit comes off with some hard chops on Orton until Orton whips Benoit into the steel post. Orton quickly sends Benoit back in before the 10 count. Very smart work there by Orton, he can not win the title by count out. Orton then gets a chinlock on Benoit, trying to keep Benoit down but the fans get behind Benoit as Benoit starts to make it to his feet and he breaks the hold. Benoit then gets a shoulder block on Orton and follows up with a quick elbow drop. He then hits a snap suplex and Orton kicks out at 2. Benoit then goes for a german suplex but Orton catches him with an elbow to the face and Orton then hits a dropkick and gets a 2 count. He follows up with a knee drop and gets a near fall. Orton then hits Benoit with some hands, Orton comes off the ropes but Benoit counters with a high knee lift to the gut. Benoit tries the sharpshooter but canít quite turn Orton over as Orton holds the ropes and kicks Benoit in the face. Orton goes for an irish whip, Benoit reverses and Benoit clotheslines Orton over the top rope. Benoit then goes for a suicide dive, Orton moves and Benoit goes face first into the barricade. Orton sends Benoit back in and starts to wear Benoit down. Orton starts hitting Benoit in the face with lefts and rights. He gets a headlock on Benoit. Benoit gets up to his feet and breaks out of the hold with a back suplex. Both men are down. Benoit is up first, he comes off the ropes but Orton with a kick to the gut and drops Benoit with a DDT and gets a 2 count. Orton then hits a neckbreaker and gets a near fall. Orton goes up top and goes for a crossbody but Benoit moves out the way. Benoit then tries building momentum by hitting Orton with a forearm smash to the face and then follows up with a backdrop.
Benoit then hits Orton with some clubbing blows to the back, Benoit looking for a german suplex but Orton holds onto the ropes but Benoit ends up hitting a northern lights suplex and gets a 2 count. Benoit then hits a swinging neckbreaker and again Orton kicks out at 2. Back breaker by Benoit. Benoit then goes for the sharpshooter
which draws a huge pop and Orton is screaming in pain, trying to make the ropes. Benoit has it locked in tight as Orton fights to make it to the ropes, look at the fight of Orton and he gets to the ropes. The hold may be broken but the damage is done. Orton fought and fought to survive the sharpshooter. Benoit brings Orton back up to his feet and hits him with some hard chops to the chest. Orton then ducks a right hand and hits his inverted headlock backbreaker and gets a 2 count. Orton then chokes Benoit on the ropes and breaks it up. He then hits a great standing dropkick and gets a near fall. Orton then whips Benoit into the corner and runs into a boot which stuns Orton. Benoit places Orton on the top rope and delivers a superplex. He goes for the pin and Orton kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Extremely physical battle here as Benoit tries to lock the crossface but he canít get it in as Orton fights him off and bails out of the ring. Benoit goes after him as they brawl outside the ring. Benoit knees Orton to the gut and sends him into the barricade. Benoit sends Orton back in and he goes up top and goes for the diving headbutt and misses as Orton rolls out of the way. Orton then backs Benoit into the corner and delivers a few European uppercuts. Orton then whips Benoit hard into the opposite corner with full force knocking Benoit down to the canvas. He goes for a pin and gets a 2 count. Orton then places Benoit on the second rope and hits a rope hung DDT to Benoit and Benoit kicks out at 2. Frustration beginning to build for Orton. Orton sets up for the RKO but Benoit counters by pushing Orton into the ropes and hits a clothesline. Benoit then goes for a german suplex, Orton tries to hang on to the ropes but Benoit pounds on Orton with some clubbing blows to the back. Benoit is a relentless wrestling machine. Benoit then delivers a german suplex and follows up with four more german suplexes.
Benoit does the cut throat gesture and then goes up top and connects with a diving headbutt. He goes for a pin and Orton kicks out at 2. Benoit brings Orton back to his feet but wait Orton with an inside cradle and Benoit kicks out at 2. Both men then get back up and bounce off the ropes and knock each other out with a double clothesline. Both men are up exchanging right hands until Benoit ducks a clothesline and wait a minute Benoit takes Orton down with the crossface.
Orton tries reaching the ropes but Benoit pushes him back and Orton tries to roll out of it but Benoit locks it back in. Orton tries hanging in there until he gets his foot on the ropes. Benoit has to release the hold. Orton is back up as Benoit goes back on the attack on Orton, he tries going for the crossface but Orton counters and hits the RKO
out of no where. Ortonís got the cover on Benoit, 1,2,3. Oh my god Randy Ortonís done it. He has achieved his destiny and Orton canít believe it and neither can the fans who are stunned. We have a new world heavyweight champion,
the youngest world heavyweight champion in history. The referee hands over the world title to Orton. Orton has done it, the legend killer Randy Orton celebrates as Ric Flair and Batista come down to ringside and celebrate with Orton as Orton holds up the world title. What a heartbreaking homecoming for Chris Benoit. Benoit had dominated Monday Night Raw he had beaten almost everyone. Benoit gets in the ring and it seems as if Batista and Flair are about to get their hands on Benoit but Orton holds them back. Benoit tells Orton to be a man and shake his hand. Orton was the better man tonight. Benoit extends his hand, Orton teases it by going for it but ends up hitting the RKO on Benoit. Insult to injury. Orton gets booed heavily as Batista and Flair start laughing in the ring. Evolution leave to huge heat as Randy Orton has made history tonight as he has overcome Chris Benoit.
Match Result: Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit to win the world heavyweight title.
Match Time: 20:08
A vignette aired promoting the debut of Carlito Caribbean Cool. This young and arragont newcomer was shown walking in the street. He approached a hot woman and asked for her number. She calls him a jerk and tells him to get lost. Carlito says thatís not cool so he grabs an apple from the stall right next to him and takes a bite out of the apple and spits right in her face. Carlito then sent a message to all the superstars on the Smackdown roster that he will be coming to the WWE soon and they better be cool like him.
Backstage Coach interviews The Rock. Coach loves to get one over Rock(but always fails) so this is why heís here to have his SummerSlam moment by interviewing Rock. Coach tried making fun of Rock because he thinks Rock is scared, afraid of humiliation tonight. In Rockís last match, HBK will put at end to Rockís show tonight. The Rock puts his hand right in Coachís face and tells him if he continues talking heís gonna shove his boot straight up Coachís candy ass. Coach starts walking and Rock kicks Coach from behind and tells him to get his roody poo candy ass out of here. Rock says finally The Rock has come back to Toronto. Rock sent a message to Shawn Michaels that the stage is set, SummerSlam, the biggest main event in SummerSlam history. Icon vs Icon and tonight this match will determine who is the greatest ever. A dream match, for the first time ever Rock vs HBK. Rock discussed that 2 years ago in this city at WrestleMania 18, The Rock defeated one of the biggest icons of all time Hulk Hogan. Rock says he wants HBK in all his glory. Tonight HBK will get the match up of a life time. Tonight all of Rockís fans in Canada will be chanting his name Rocky, Rocky Rocky as they will witness The Rock whooping HBKís ass all over Toronto. If ya smelllll what the Rock is cooking!!!
Mixed Tag Match
Matt Hardy and Lita vs Val Venis and Dawn Marie
Hello ladies, Val Venisís music hits as Val Venis and Dawn Marie come out to a mixed reaction from the fans. Val is Canadian so he has some support here tonight from the Canadian fans and they certainly want to see Val get lucky tonight. Matt Hardy and Lita then come out to a great ovation. Matt Hardyís Matt Fact tonight is that Matt and Lita are together forever. Val has certainly made this rivalry personal and Matt Hardy can not wait to get his hands on Val Venis. The stipulations for this match are if Matt Hardy and Lita win then Val Venis and Dawn Marie must split up. However if Val Venis and Dawn Marie win then Val Venis gets to sleep with Lita. The rules are simple superstars against superstars, once a diva is tagged in the other diva must enter the ring as well. The bell rings and lots of trash talking at the start. Val has his eyes on Lita. Lita is demanding that she starts this match off with Dawn but itís going to be the men starting this off. Hardy and Venis get into a slugfest right away. Hardy sends Venis into the ropes and delivers a back body drop and then follows up with a clothesline. Venis tags in Dawn so that means that Lita has got to come in. The divas lock up as they exchange lefts and rights, Lita sends Dawn into the ropes and delivers a hurracanrana and gets a 2 count. Dawn ducks a clothesline and hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count. She gets a chinlock on Lita. Lita is able to get out of the hold and hits a clothesline on Dawn. Lita then plants Dawn with a DDT and went for the pin and Venis pulls Lita off Dawn and breaks the pin. Hardy tried getting in but the ref sent him back to his corner. Lita then runs into an elbow and Dawn tags Val so this means Lita has got to go back to her corner. Val and Hardy lock up and Val gets a side headlock on Hardy and takes him down with a shoulder block. Val misses a clothesline as Hardy dumps him over the top rope to the floor.
They brawl outside until Hardy sends Venis back in and hits a bulldog and gets a 2 count. Hardy misses a legdrop off the 2nd rope and Val hits a fisherman suplex and gets a 2 count. Val then assaults Hardy in the corner beating him down. Val distracts the ref as Dawn chokes Hardy on the ropes. The couple proceeded to engage in a lip lock right there in the middle of their match. Val continues the beatdown with a Russian leg sweep. He goes up top and looks at Lita and taunts her but heís wasting a lot of time. He goes for the money shot and misses as Hardy rolled out of the way. Hardy then hit the side effect and went for the pin but Dawn breaks it up. Lita gets in and gets a double takedown on Dawn and beats the hell out of Dawn. Hardy and Lita then proceeded to hit poetry in motion on Venis. Dawn from the outside then pulls Lita outside the ring and knocked her down. Hardy has Val up on his shoulders as he attempts the aeroplane spin backbreaker. Val tries hanging onto the ropes and inadvertedly kicks the ref down. Val slipped out so Hardy sent Val hard into the corner, kick to the gut by Hardy. Hardy sets up for the twist of fate but wait Dawn pulls something from her tights and Dawn throws powder right in the eyes of Hardy.
Venis drops Hardy with a half nelson slam. Dawn revives the ref and Val pins Hardy for the 3 count to win the match. Lita canít believe it and Val and Dawn embrace in the ring while Lita goes to check on Matt. Lita is now Valís property for one night. Val gets to sleep with Lita. Val gets a hold of Lita as she gets taken away by Val and Dawn. She wants to go back to Matt but Hardy is laid out. Val and Dawn manage to take Lita away. Hardy is now back to his feet and goes right after Val and Dawn. We go backstage as Val and Dawn get Lita in a car and drive off. Hardy almost gets to them but they drive off. Hardy is distraught. Poor Matt.
Match Result: Val Venis and Dawn Marie defeated Matt Hardy and Lita
Match Time: 6:55
Backstage Shawn Michaels cuts a promo. Shawn gets booed heavily as he runs down the Canadian fans. Shawn has a big grin on his face, looking very arragont. He told the fans to get ready for another memorable memory because HBK is known for giving Canadian fans special memories. Tonight HBK will steal the show why because he is the icon, the headliner, the show stopper and the main event. No one puts on a show like HBK and heís not just Mr WrestleMania, he will be known as the man who put on outstanding performances at SummerSlam. Michaels brags that he stole the show at SummerSlam 95 when he beat Razor Ramon in a ladder match, he stole Bret Hart and The Undertakerís thunder at SummerSlam 97 when he wasnít even wrestling. He then stole the show in his return match by beating HHH at SummerSlam 2 years ago. After heís done beating The Rock tonight then HBK will go down as the greatest performer of all time.
Tazz and Michael Cole canít believe what just went down in the mixed tag match as they then discuss the WWE Title match which is coming up next.
WWE Title Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) vs The Undertaker
A video package recaps the Eddie Guerrero-Undertaker feud. It shows all the events leading up to this feud. The lights go out as the dong strikes. The Undertakerís music hits and the fans are awaiting the arrival of The Undertaker. The Undertaker makes his way down to a great ovation as Tony Chimmel introduces The challenger, The Undertaker. Itís been two years since Undertaker last held the WWE Title. Since returning at WrestleMania 20, The Undertaker has been truly dominant but now with all of his obstacles out of his way this is his chance to once become champion. The phenom has the momentum going into this match, he made Eddie Guerrero submit on Smackdown but lets not count Eddie Guerrero out. Heís a fighter, overcoming obstacles after obstacles and heís still WWE Champion. Will that change tonight? Viva La Raza, Eddie Guerreroís music hits as the WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero makes his way down in a low rider, Eddie getting a great ovation from the fans. This is Eddieís biggest challenge of his career and many believe that tonight Eddieís reign could come to an end but lets not forget that Eddie defeated The Undertaker and Kane at Judgment Day to retain his title. We just saw Eddieís friend Chris Benoit lose the world heavyweight title but could this also signal the end of Eddie Guerreroís reign we are just about to find out. The ref raises the belt in the air, thatís what itís all about the WWE Title. Undertaker is not taking his eyes off Eddie.
The bell rings and he we go, the match begins with a collar and elbow tie up between the two men. Undertaker immediately uses his power by shoving Eddie out of the ring sending a message to Eddie. Eddie gets back in and Undertaker tries striking Eddie with a right hand but Eddie quickly gets out of the ring. Smart work by Eddie taking a breather so Undertaker taunts Eddie to get back in. Tazz knows that Eddie is talented, heís a great champion but he feels that Eddie is over matched tonight. Eddie gets back in and they lock up again. Undertaker gets a big side headlock on Eddie, shoulder knock down by The Undertaker and he goes for a cover and Eddie kicks out at 1. Undertaker goes to work on Eddieís arm until Eddie wisely counters with a springboard armdrag. Eddie then goes to work on Undertakerís arm until Undertaker punches Eddie in the face. Hip toss by The Undertaker and Undertaker going back to work on Eddieís arm, Undertaker drops a leg across the arm. Undertaker then brings Eddie back to his feet and goes for old school but Eddie counters with a springboard headscissors sending Undertaker crashing down to the mat. Eddie goes for the pin and Undertaker kicks out at 2. Undertaker then reverses a whip and goes for a backdrop but Eddie in mid air counters with a dropkick and gets a 2 count. Eddie surprising The Undertaker in the early going. Eddie whips Undertaker into the corner and Eddie comes running in but eats boot. Undertaker hits a clothesline and a 2 count. Undertaker goes back to the arm of Eddie striking him with right hands on the arm. Undertaker goes for old school again and this time he hits it. Undertaker hits an elbow drop and gets a near fall.
Eddie then ducked a clothesline and dropkicks Undertaker over the top rope but Undertaker lands on his feet. Eddie gets on the apron and tries an axe handle but gets caught by The Undertaker who drives Eddie spine first into the steel post. Undertaker rolls in to break the count but gets back out to inflict more punishment on Eddie. Undertaker then dropped a legdrop across Eddieís chest on the apron. Undertaker then uses his strength to get Eddie up on his shoulders but Eddie counters with a headscissors sending Undertaker into the turnbuckle. Back in the ring Eddie unloads with some right hands. He tries a whip but it is reversed as Undertaker sends Eddie into the opposite corner. He comes charging in but Eddie hits Undertaker with an elbow to the jaw. Belly to back suplex and Undertaker kicks out at 2. Eddie goes for a charge but Undertaker ducks by hanging on to the ropes as Eddie falls to the floor. Undertaker then measures the champion and goes flying through the air with a suicide plancha.
Unbelieavable. This is the sort of thing you would be expecting from Eddie Guerrero but The Phemon completely surprising the champion here. Undertaker then gets back in to break the count and goes back out and tries sending Eddie into the steps but Eddie reverses and sends Undertaker right into the steel steps. Eddie sends Undertaker back in and tries a single leg crab but canít quite get Undertaker over as Undertaker kicks Eddie down to the mat. Both men are up and Eddie ducks a right hand and delivers a back suplex and gets a near fall. Eddie whips Undertaker off the ropes, Undertaker ducks a clothesline and Undertaker bounces off the ropes and hits a diving clothesline. He goes for a pin and gets a 2 count. Undertaker strikes Eddie with right hands and then goes for a charge but Eddie ducked and pulls the ropes down and Undertaker gets hung upside down as his legs are trapped in the ropes. Eddie thinks this is funny and starts laughing. He goes to the outside and hammers away at Undertaker as Undertaker falls to the floor. Undertaker gets up and he is furious and Eddie is shocked. No laughing matter now for Latino Heat.
Undertaker gets back in and blocks a right hand from Eddie and knocks him down with a big right hand. Undertaker then chokes Eddie on the ropes and breaks the hold. Undertaker then sends Eddie into the ropes, Eddie ducks a clothesline and clips Undertakerís leg. Eddie then goes to work on Undertakerís knee. Eddie goes outside and grabs the leg of The Undertaker. Undertaker uses his strength to keep away from Eddie realising what Eddieís intentions are but Eddie posts Undertakerís leg on the steel post. He goes for it again but Undertaker holds the ropes and uses his power to pull Eddie shoulder first into the steel post. Eddie rolls back in and Undertaker is really hurting, limping now as he plants Eddie with a reverse STO. He goes for a pin and Eddie kicks out at 2. Undertaker then gets a rolling knee bar on Guerrero but Guerrero punches away on Undertakerís bad knee to break the hold. Eddie starts hammering away at Undertaker but Undertaker grabs Eddie by the throat and brings him back up to his feet but Eddie escapes with an elbow to the face. Eddie comes off the ropes but Undertaker strikes Eddie with a vicious clothesline. Undertaker then delivers a running DDT and gets a near fall. Eddie then avoids a charge from The Undertaker with a drop toe hold. Eddie then goes for an STF. Will The Undertaker tap out. Undertaker is able to make the ropes. Eddie then goes up top and hits a diving sunset flip and gets a 2 count. So close. Eddie sends Undertaker into the corner and comes running in but Undertaker counters with a reverse turnbuckle powerbomb. This stuns Eddie, almost identical to what occurred with Rey Mysterio earlier on but this time the turnbuckle pad wasnít exposed. Undertaker lifts Eddie up, this doesnít look good for Eddie as Undertaker goes for the last ride but Eddie counters with a hurracanrana pin 1,2 and Undertaker kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Undertaker back up goes for a right hand, Eddie blocks and unloads with right hands, the champion starting to fight back hits a standing dropkick knocking The Undertaker outside the ring. Eddie then hits a springboard plancha taking out himself and The Undertaker. The referee starts counting and Eddie sends Undertaker back in at 7. Eddie then proceeds to lock in the lasso from el paso.
Undertaker is fighting to get to the ropes and he does. Eddie then bounces off the ropes but Undertaker catches Eddie by the throat and goes for a chokeslam but Eddie in mid air counters with a ddt.
Eddie sees this as an opportunity to finish off The Undertaker as he goes up top for a frogsplash, Eddie goes for it and misses as Undertaker sits up just in time. Undertaker then hits snake eyes, follows up with a big boot and then drops a legdrop and gets a near fall. Undertaker then sets up for a chokeslam again and this time he hits it and gets 2 Ĺ. Undertaker then lifts Eddie up for the tombstone but Eddie slips out and rolls Undertaker up and gets 2 Ĺ. Undertaker gets back up and levels Eddie with a clothesline. He whips Eddie into the corner and hits a corner clothesline and goes for it again but this time Eddie moves out of the way just in time as Undertaker goes face first into the turnbuckle. Undertaker is down on the mat and now Eddie up goes up top and this time he connects with a frog splash.
Wait a minute Eddie getting back up climbs the other turnbuckle and hits another frog splash.Thatís gotta be it, 1,2 and Undertaker powers out and sits up. Eddie canít believe it. What does he have to do to put away The Undertaker.
Undertaker blocks a right hand from Eddie and throws Eddie into the corner and hits him with lefts and rights. He whips Eddie into the opposite corner and runs into a boot. Eddie hits the three amigos and again he goes up top but Undertaker sits up and stops Eddie up top and delivers a huge superplex and both men are down. Undertaker gets his arm over on Eddie and gets a near fall. What a match up this has been, both men really taking it to each other. Undertaker did his cut throat signal and lifts Eddie up and drops him with the tombstone. Thatís gotta be it. Undertaker went for the pin but Eddie gets his shoulder up at 2. Undertaker canít believe it. How the hell did Latino Heat survive this. Undertaker went for the tombstone again but Eddie counters by grabbing Undertakerís leg and locks in the lasso from el paso.
Unbelievable counter here and Undertaker powers out by booting Eddie in the face. Undertaker then locks in the dragon sleeper(taking care of business) and this was the very same move that Eddie submitted too this past Thursday on Smackdown. Undertaker has it locked in as Eddie is fading, he's trying his best to fight out of it until Eddie miraculously managed to walk up the turnbuckle and pushes off the ropes using the leverage to flip over on his back and rolls over for the pin. 1, 2, 3. Eddie got him. Eddie retains.
The fans are going nuts as Latino Heat has pulled off a major victory to retain his title. We have just witnessed an unbelievable match between two amazing athletes. Eddie is down on the mat and The Undertaker is back up and heís pissed and grabs the WWE title off the ref. Undertaker brings Eddie back to his feet and stares him down and backs him into the corner. Undertaker places the WWE title on Eddieís shoulder and does his cut throat signal telling Eddie that they will one day meet again. Undertaker leaves the ring. Class act from the phenom. Eddie celebrates his victory as The Undertaker looks on from the ramp. Tazz and Cole are shocked at how Eddie managed to survive this as he defeated the legendary Undertaker. Eddie then leaves to a great pop.
Match Result: Eddie Guerrero defeated The Undertaker to retain the WWE Title.
Match Time: 24:21
Backstage Evolution are shown partying with loads of women as HHH enters the room and joins in the celebration with Evolution. HHH congratulates Orton and Orton tells HHH that soon the WWE Title will be around Hunterís waist. HHH says damn right it will. Evolution will dominate both brands. Flair pours champagne on Orton and starts bowing down at Orton. Whoooo!!!!
Backstage Matt Hardy is trashing a locker room. Hardy is furious and so upset.
Backstage Paul Heyman walks into Bischoffís office and claims that Smackdown has stole the show tonight and Bischoff argues that Raw has stole the show tonight. Bischoff adds that Raw isnít done yet because Raw still has one more match to go and this is why Raw is the superior brand because a Raw match was selected as the main event. Suddenly Vince McMahon walks in and receives a great pop and Vince told both men to stop arguing. He reminds Heyman that heís still on probation and told Bischoff although heís not on probation he can replace Bischoff just like that, why because heís Mr McMahon. Vince then decides to sit down with both men as they prepare to watch the main event together. History in the making.
Icon vs Icon
The Rock vs Shawn Michaels
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler then hype up the main event. A video package recaps the feud between The Rock and Shawn Michaels. This is a dream match and we are finally getting it here at SummerSlam. Earl Hebner is already in the ring and he gets booed heavily, fans start the you screwed Bret chants. Suddenly La Resistanceís music hits as they come down to the ring and take a look at this Rene Dupree is also out here with his former team mates. Some fans are cheering and some fans are booing. Just like we had HHH having a one night reunion with his Evolution buddies, Rene is out here with Sylvan Grenier and Rob Conway. We donít understand why they are out here. Rene Dupree takes the mic and said if Smackdownís HHH can have a reunion with Evolution then why canít the French Phenom Rene Dupree do the same. Itís SummerSlam, a joint Raw and Smackdown ppv. Rob Conway said a few months ago they won the tag team titles in Montreal. Itís a travesty that they are left off the card and since they are here in Toronto they deserve to have their special moment. Rene said we just saw Randy Orton become the youngest world heavyweight champion and very soon we will see the youngest ever United States Champion and thatís Rene Dupree. Rene said he just spoke to Paul Heyman and he has granted him a United States Title shot against John Cena this Thursday on Smackdown. Sylvan takes the mic and says since we are all ready for one of the biggest matches of all time, they are here to sing the Canadian National Anthem which draws a pop from the fans. La Resistance sing the National Anthem and then leave.
The fans start a Rocky chant as Rockís music hits and the place erupts as The Rock comes out to a huge ovation. This is so special, so unique, this is truly a dream match. The Canadian fans are totally behind The Rock here and this will be Rockís last match but the question is will Rock walk out tonight victorious? Jim Ross states that Rock beat the legendary Hulk Hogan here in Toronto at WrestleMania 18. Rock has done it all but one thing he hasnít done yet is to defeat Shawn Michaels. Lets not forget that two years ago which was Rockís last SummerSlam appearance, he lost the WWE Title against Brock Lesnar. Tonight in Rockís last match, it could be a humiliating exit for The Great One. Rock then looks at Earl Hebner, Earl gets in Rockís face and warns him and suddenly The Rock drops Earl Hebner with a Rock Bottom.
The fans are loving this. Earl then gets helped to the back as the fans sing na na na na na goodbye song for Earl. The match hasnít even started yet and we have no referee now for this match. Mike Cheoda comes down to take over and now we have a referee who will simply call it down the middle. Rock awaits the arrival of HBK. Shawn Michaels music hits as he comes down to huge heat. You can love him or you can hate him but you canít deny that Shawn Michaels is one of the greatest superstars of all time. Michaels very unpopular here, heís very arragont but heís one of the greatest athletes in the history of the WWE. Lets not forget that this is Michaels ninth SummerSlam and he has never lost a one on one match at a SummerSlam.
Jerry Lawler doesnít think Michaels is going to make his first loss here especially in Canada. Michaels has created a memory here in this country that fans still talk about it. What an awesome competitor he is, is he going to steal the show youíre damn right, Heís the icon, the headliner, the show stopper and the main event. Michaels grabs the Canadian flag off a fan in the front row and heís thinking whether to blow his nose on it but teases it but doesnít do it and throws it back at the fan. Michaels does the crotch chop to some fans and the fans simply do not like Michaels here at all. The crowds boos continue to get louder and louder as he enters the ring. This is about two icons going at it and we are about to find out who really is the best. Michaels and Rock stare each other down and the fans are chanting for The Rock. Rock looks at the fans as they are chanting his name as he motions to Shawn to just bring it. Michaels has a cocky grin on his face as the fans are showing their disgust for Michaels. Look at Shawn Michaels he is so full of himself, heís got great confidence despite the fact that Earl Hebner isnít now refereeing this match up. Jim Ross thought that this was a match that he would never ever see but itís finally happening. This is going to be a slobber knocker. Trash talking by the two icons.
The bell rings and here we go history in the making here as Rock and Michaels start off with a collar and elbow tie up. Both are trying to get the best of the exchange until both men start exchanging blows in the center of the ring and Rock sends Shawn flying out of the ring with a huge right hand. Rock laying the Smackdown in the early going and the crowd are going nuts. Michaels is pissed and gets back in and shoves Rock, Rock shoves him back and they come straight to blows exchanging lefts and rights until they fight it out in the corner and the ref has to break it apart. They lock up again. Rock gets a headlock on Michaels and he sends Michaels into the ropes, leapfrog by Michaels and Rock takes Michaels down with a shoulder block. Rock motions to Michaels to bring it. Michaels back up, lock up and Michaels gets a shoulder block on Rock. Michaels then comes off the ropes, leapfrog by The Rock and nice armdrag by Rock and follows up with another armdrag into an armbar. These fans are electric here tonight. Michaels gets back to his feet and breaks the hold. Michaels comes off the ropes, baseball slide by Michaels and now Michaels hitting Rock with lefts and rights. Rock blocks a right hand and fights back and sends Michaels to the apron but Michaels skins the cat to hang on but Rock clotheslines Michaels all the way to the floor. The fans are loving it, thatís not how Michaels wanted to start this match, heís very frustrated in the early going. Michaels gets back in and lock up again and Michaels gets a wrist lock on Rock and now HBK gets a side headlock on Rock, now Rock reverses the headlock and sends Michaels into the ropes and Michaels counters with a swinging neckbreaker. He goes for the pin and Rock kicks out at 2. Michaels hits some reverse knife edge chops across the chest of The Rock. Michaels tries a whip into the corner, Rock reverses and sends Michaels upside down over the top to the floor. What velocity, Michaels turned upside down and inside out. We know about Shawnís history of back problems which almost ended his career. He was out of action for four years. Rock follows and they brawl outside. The ref tries to get both men back in as Rock bounces Michaels face right off the announce table.
Rock sends Michaels back in and Rock goes for a clothesline, Michaels ducks and Michaels with a lou thesz press and mounted punches on Rock. Michaels gets up and starts posing and gets booed heavily. Michaels tries to ram Rockís head into the turnbuckle but Rock puts the break on and rams Michaels head on the turnbuckle. Rock with a belly to back suplex and Michaels kicks out at 2. Rock was looking for The Rock Bottom but Michaels blocks with an elbow and Michaels gets an inverted atomic drop on Rock followed by a clothesline. Michaels goes for the pin and gets a 2 count. Michaels waits for Rock to get up and Michaels sends Rock over the top rope with a clothesline. Michaels launches himself over the ropes and takes out Rock with a slingshot cross body. The ref starts counting as Michaels has Rock on his shoulders, Rock slips out and sends Michaels into the ring post. Rock sends Michaels back in. Rock sends Michaels into the ropes and Rock with an overhead belly to belly suplex and gets a 2 count. Rock whips Michaels into the corner and Rock comes in for a corner clothesline but Michaels moves just in time as Rock goes shoulder first into the post. Snapmare by Michaels. Michaels goes for a short arm scissors working on the arm of The Rock but Rock counters into a roll up 1,2 but Michaels reverses back into a short arm scissors but again Rock turns it over and breaks out of the hold. Both men are up and Michaels gets a backslide and gets a 2 count. Michaels immediately grabs a side headlock on Rock until Rock gets back up and backs Michaels into the corner. Both men exchange lefts and rights until Rock whips Michaels into the ropes and delivers a big back body drop. Rock laying the Smackdown on Michaels, The Rock spit punch, HBK ducks and Rock grabs his leg and Rock with a dragon screw into the sharpshooter. Rock tries to lock it in and Michaels trying to block it kicks Rock into the turnbuckle, Michaels back up and Rock hits Michaels with a clothesline. Rock tries sending Michaels into the ropes, Michaels with a reversal but Rock counters with a side Russian leg sweep. Nice move by the Rock trying to get the cover and Michaels quickly kicked out at 2.
Rock starts putting the boots to HBK and then goes for an irish whip, Michaels reverses and sends Rock into the opposite corner. Michaels then goes up top but Rock catches him on the turnbuckle fighting him off and sending Michaels to the apron. Rock tries suplexing Michaels back in the ring but Michaels reverses and Rock gets suplexed from the ring to the floor. Can Michaels capatalise on this suplex. HBK climbs the buckle and hits the moonsault on Rock. Unbelievable. From the top rope to the floor. Both men get up at 6 and HBK throws Rock into the ring post and sends him back in the ring and makes the cover and Rock kicks out at 2. Michaels tries going for a figure four but Rock counters and sends Michaels into the post. Inside cradle and Michaels kicked out at 2. Michaels back up comes off the ropes but Rock with a kick to the gut drives Michaels down to the mat with a DDT. 1,2 and Michaels kicks out. Rock lifts HBK up on to his shoulders by trying to hit a Samoan drop on HBK but HBK counters in mid air by landing on his feet and then turns Rock around and hits a swinging neckbreaker on Rock telegraphing that well as Rock is down on the canvas in the middle of the ring. Michaels going for the cover and Rock kicks out at 2. Rock then reverses a whip by sending Michaels into the ropes and Rock with a Greco roman throw. Both men get back up, Rock goes for a charge but Michaels ducks and pulls the ropes down sending Rock to the floor. Michaels gets up top and Michaels comes off with a crossbody taking out the Rock and both men are down. The ref starts counting. Michaels breaks the count and goes back out and sends Rock rib-first into the barricade. Michaels sends Rock back in and Michaels with a shot to the mid section, Rock fights back with right hands and runs the ropes but Michaels counters with a sleeper hold. Michaels has it locked in as Rock getting weaker and weaker by the moment. The fans get behind Rock as Rock is fading as the ref drops his arm once, he drops it again and if the arm drops one more time then this one is history but Rock hangs on and refusing to get beat as he counters with a back suplex. Both men are down. The ref starts counting and now both men are back up trading lefts and rights. Michaels with a thumb to the eyes nails Rock with a clothesline and follows up with a back body drop.
Michaels began to tune up the band but instead of hitting sweet chin music he stops and proceeds to lock in the Sharpshooter on The Rock.
Michaels does not have Earl Hebner here to call for the bell immediately. Michaels gets huge heat for this, reminiscent of the Sharpshooter he used on Bret Hart during the Montreal Screwjob as HBK has it locked in, will Rock tap out?. HBK has him in the centre of the ring in the Sharpshooter and Rock is trying to scratch and claw his way to get to the ropes but Rock eventually gets to the ropes and HBK has to break the hold. He still has the hold locked on as he has until the count of 5 to break the hold and he breaks it as soon as the ref gets to 4. HBK is getting heavy boos but he doesn't care as he looks at the crowd and then flips off the crowd with a DX crotch chop. HBK is showing signs of being the Shawn Michaels of old, the Attitude Era HBK is in full effect. Michaels puts the boots to The Rock and then Michaels goes for a clothesline but Rock counters with a float over DDT and both men are down. Rock gets his arm over on HBK and goes for the pin and gets a 2 count. Then both men are now back on their feet fighting it out exchanging rights and lefts again until Rock whips HBK off the ropes and when HBK is coming in, Rock tries to clothesline HBK but HBK ducks underneath the clothesline attempt and comes off the ropes and nails Rock with a flying forearm and both men are down. HBK kips up and this is classic HBK as he gets back to his feet. He brings Rock back to his feet and he picks up The Rock hitting a scoop slam on The Rock which sends Rock down on to the canvas. HBK sees this as his opportunity to go to the top rope, Michaels taking a chance here by going up top and Michaels connects with a flying elbow drop on Rock. HBK then walks over to the corner and he is waiting for The Rock to get back to his feet as he is tuning up the band. Now Michaels feels it, he can sense it. HBK setting up for sweet chin music and when Rock is back on his feet, HBK is going for Sweet Chin Music and Rock sensing what was coming ducks the superkick, Rock goes for a Rock Bottom. He goes for it but Michaels slips out of it and rolls Rock up 1, 2, 2 Ĺ and Rock kicks out. What an amazing, absolutely amazing counter there from Michaels. Both men are up and Rock gets a dragon screw on Michaels and Rock immediately locks in the sharpshooter and the crowd are going nuts. Rock has it locked in. Michaels refusing to give up, he is doing all he can to counter, Michaels tries reaching the ropes and he does.
Rock sends Michaels into the corner and runs into a boot and Michaels hits Rock with sweet chin music
out of no where and falls on top of Rock. He goes for the pin 1, 2 and Rock kicked out at 2 Ĺ. HBK canít believe it. Rock kicks out just barely as HBK is wondering to himself what he has to do to put Rock away as he is going nuts. He is so frustrated so Michaels begins to mock Rock. HBK is going for the People's Elbow mocking The Rock by going for Rock's signature move as HBK runs off the ropes off of both sides, Rock kips up and then when HBK is about to go for the People's Elbow, Rock is back up on his feet and catches HBK coming in hitting The Rock Bottom from out of nowhere to pin 1, 2 and Michaels kicked out at 2 Ĺ. Rock can't believe it as he thought he had the match won and the fans can't believe it either and neither can the announcers. Michaels showing his toughness and resilience kicking out. Rock then brings Michaels back up to his feet as they exchange lefts and rights. Michaels tries sending Rock into the ropes, Rock reverses and drops Michaels with a spinebuster. Here we go Rock takes his elbow pad off. Rock setting up for the most electrifying move in sports entertainment today, the peoples elbow.
Rock runs off the ropes and hits the peoples elbow and goes for the pin. 1,2 and Michaels kicked out at 2 Ĺ. What a gruelling battle this has been. Rock starts stalking Michaels as Rock sets up for the Rock Bottom, Michaels blocks with an elbow to the face sending Rock into the ropes and Michaels goes for the superkick but Rock blocks and spins HBK around and hits the Rock Bottom.
Rock goes for the pin 1, 2, 3. Itís over Rock wins. The Rock has defeated Shawn Michaels.
We have just witnessed one of the greatest matches of all time as one icon has defeated another icon. The Rock celebrates his victory, Shawn Michaels is down on the mat looking dejected. Michaels got up and cuts Rockís celebration and gets in his face. They are having a few words, it certainly does hurt to lose but Michaels extends his hand. Can Rock trust him here. Is Michaels wishing Rock best of luck here or is he going to double cross him? Rock is thinking about it and Rock finally shakes his hand, accepting Shawnís handshake as Michaels exits the ring. Michaels leaves to a mixed reaction. Both men gave it their all and delivered one hell of a match. Thank you for the memories Rock. Jim Ross says this has been the greatest SummerSlam of all time. Rock celebrates his victory as SummerSlam comes to a close.
Match Result: The Rock defeated Shawn Michaels
Match Time: 23:45