WWE Summerslam 2018 Results: Ronda Rousey Wins Her First Championship
Peace out, Lesnar.
The evening of August 19 had some benchmark moments for WWE during its PPV Summerslam. Over the course of the evening, GameSpot covered the event live, and you can see all the results below. The six hour long event--including the Kickoff Show--took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and had 13 matches during the evening.
There were two major title changes during the evening. One former UFC fighter lost his championship after a long reign, and another former UFC fighter won her first WWE championship. Neither of those matches were exceptionally great, but they still got the crowd pumped. Check out the full results below and our review of Summerslam.
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You can watch the show on the WWE Network, but if you don't have a subscription to it, or you're too busy to watch it live, GameSpot will be keeping you up to date with the winners and losers of the show as it happens, and the Kickoff Show begins at 10 PM GMT / 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT with the main card starting at 12 AM GMT (August 20) / 7 PM ET (August 19) / 4 PM PT. Keep refreshing the page for up to the second results and surprising moments from the PPV.
There are a few high profile matches to keep your eye on for the evening. For Raw's matches, the Intercontinental Championship match between Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler should be one of the best matches of the evening. The two competitors have had some fantastic fights against each other, including the ironman match last month at Extreme Rules. There are a few rumors circling that Rollins' buddy, Dean Ambrose, will turn heel at the end of the bout though.
The Smackdown side of the card has a couple matches that should be fantastic. First, there is Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz, which has been building for the past couple years. This is the first time the two men have battled each other since Bryan was cleared to wrestle again back in the spring, and he recently spoke to GameSpot about this history with The Miz. Finally, there's Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. There's are a couple of the most exciting wrestlers to watch on WWE programming, and they're bound to put on an amazing match. Hopefully, this is the main event of the evening.
Check out the Summerslam card below. The matches may not happen in the order listed. In case you're not caught up, don't worry; we put the final results in spoiler blocks.
- Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas & Zelina Vega (Kickoff Match)
- The B-Team (c) vs. The Revival (For the Raw Tag Team Championship) (Kickoff Show)
- Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak (For the Cruiserweight Championship) (Kickoff Show)
- Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy (For the United States Championship)
- Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (For the Smackdown Women's Championship)
- Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
- Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins (For the Intercontinental Championship)
- Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
- The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day (For the Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
- Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
- Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (For the Raw Women's Championship)
- AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe (For the WWE Championship)
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (For the Universal Championship)
Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas & Zelina Vega
Zelina pins Lana at 7:01.
Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak (For the Cruiserweight Championship)
Alexander pins Gulak at approximately 11:00 (WWE Network issues)
The B-Team (c) vs. The Revival (For the Raw Tag Team Championship)
B-Team wins by pin at 6:10.
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins (For the Intercontinental Championship)
Rollins pins Ziggler at 22:00.
The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day (For the Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
New Day wins by DQ at 9:28. Bludgeon Brothers retain the titles.
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
Strowman wins by pin at 1:54.
Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (For the Smackdown Women's Championship)
Charlotte pins Lynch at 14:40. Lynch turns on Charlotte after the match.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe (For the WWE Championship)
Joe wins by DQ at 22:45
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
The Miz wins at 23:25.
"Demon" Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
Balor pins Corbin at 1:29.
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy (For the United States Championship)
Nakamura pins Hardy at 10:56
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (For the Raw Women's Championship)
Rousey wins by submission at 4:37.
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (For the Universal Championship)
Reigns pins Lesnar at 6:05
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