WWE Summerslam 2018 Review, Results, And Match Grades: Brock Lesnar Lost His Championship, Finally
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WWE's biggest PPV of the summer, Summerslam, has wrapped up after a six hour long show, including its two hour pre-show. The August 19 event took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for its fourth consecutive year, and over the course of the evening, there were 13 matches. Luckily, a few of them were under five minutes.
While the card didn't seem exceptionally exciting before the airing of the PPV, WWE and its superstars put on a pretty fun show, filled with surprises, great matches, and Finn Balor coming out in his "Demon" makeup--something fans haven't seen in quite some time. However, it wasn't all a delight. There were some rough moments that evening as well. If you're looking for just the results, check out our final recap of Summerslam.
One the positive side of things, the matches fans knew were going to be barn burners were just that. The Intercontinental Championship match between Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler was easily the highlight of the evening as it showcased the two best workers on Raw. On Smackdown's side, Daniel Bryan and Miz's match was about as great as we expected, delivering some solid storytelling in the ring.
However, there were some rough matches that evening as well, like Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens, which was a lackluster slaughter. The same could be said for Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss, which was Rousey's worst match since coming to WWE.
The wrestling fans here at GameSpot had a few things to say about the show, and we discussed each match from the evening and gave it a score. Let us know what you thought about the WWE event in the comments below.
Summerslam Match Card:
- Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas & Zelina Vega (Kickoff Match)
- The B-Team (c) vs. The Revival (Raw Tag Team Championship) (Kickoff Show)
- Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak (Cruiserweight Championship) (Kickoff Show)
- Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy (United States Championship)
- Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (Smackdown Women's Championship)
- Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
- Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins (Intercontinental Championship)
- Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
- The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
- Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
- Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (Raw Women's Championship)
- AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe (WWE Championship)
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (Universal Championship)