The WWE Summerslam 2013 results have started to arrive as the pay-per-view got started in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, Aug. 18. The event kicked off with a special pre-show featuring the United States Championship on the line, and then the anticipated "Ring of Fire" match with flames surrounding the ring to get fans "heated up" for the big event.
An Aug. 18 report via PWTorch indicated that Dean Ambrose retained his United States title on the Summerslam kick-off show, but it was Rob Van Dam winning the match. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns came down to ringside to interrupt as RVD was about to hit a Frogsplash on Ambrose. However, Big Show and Mark Henry arrived to ringside as backup for RVD. Late in the match, RVD had control of things after hitting Rolling Thunder. He set up and hit a Frogsplash off the corner and had what appeared to be a win, but Roman Reigns got into the ring and speared him, causing a disqualification. Mark Henry and Big Show chased off The Shield and checked on RVD on the mat.
In the opening match of the pay-per-view event, Kane and Bray Wyatt fought inside a "Ring of Fire." Flame strips were on each side of the ring and shot flames higher with every slam to the mat. The Wyatt Family's Rowan and Harper watched from the outside throughout and tried to find ways to get into the ring to help out their leader. They attempted to hand a kendo stick in to Bray but it caught on fire. They also tried to extinguish the flames to no avail.
Finally, they found a flame retardant blanked on the outside of the ring and tossed it on one flame strip, before getting into the ring and attacking Kane. Ultimately, they set Kane up for Bray Wyatt's finishing move, and he won via pinfall. They followed up by slamming half the steel steps down on Kane's head at the bottom of the ramp with Bray watching from a rocking chair.
In other action, Cody Rhodes won via pinfall over his former tag partner, Damien Sandow. Rhodes blocked a late move from Sandow, then hit a quick Cross Rhodes to get the big pinfall win over one of the Money in the Bank winners.
The 2013 Summerslam pay-per-view is presented on cable, satellite and live stream video feeds from the WWE on Sunday, Aug. 18. The show was scheduled to run approximately three hours, ending just before 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, with follow-up expected on Raw on USA this coming Monday night.