The end of the summer spectacular finally arrived and WWE "SummerSlam" took place on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. A lot of grudges were to be settled, and that included a huge WWE Heavyweight Title match between John Cena and Brock Lesnar, but there was much more.
Below is a full recap and all of the results from WWE "SummerSlam." If you haven't yet seen the show and don't want to know the results, then stop reading now.
~ The pre-show kickoff match saw Cesaro's decline continue as he lost to Rob Van Dam. It was a simple match, but a good one that ended with RVD nailing the Five-Star Frog Splash for the win.
~ Hulk Hogan came out to start the show and simply shilled the WWE Network.
~ Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz to win the Intercontinental Title in a really opener for "SummerSlam." The Miz actually showed promise here and like he cared again. After months and over a year of Ziggler being buried, he has risen up the ladder again.
Miz did lock in the Figure-Four at one point and even hit the Skull Crushing Finale, but Ziggler escaped both. Ziggler nailed a hard Zig-Zag for the win and the title.
~ Paige was able to take back the WWE Divas Title in a good match between the best two divas on the roster. AJ played dirty a bit here and even bit Paige and pulled her hair. There were some good false finishes and AJ locked in the Black Widow, but Paige countered to the Ram-Paige for the pin.
~ Rusev defeated Jack Swagger in a shockingly good "Flag Match" that wasn't really a flag match. The two beat each other down before the match officially begin, and then it just got really physical.
This was a hard-hitting match that saw Swagger lock in the Patriot Lock, but Rusev fought out of it and hit a big splash. He then locked in the Accolade and Swagger passed out. After the match, Rusev kicked Zeb Coulter in the head and the Russian flag was lifted up.
~ Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose in a Lumberjack Match that turned into a huge cluster of a mess, but was still one of the matches of the night. They wrestled all over the arena and things ended with a huge brawl and then Rollins hitting Ambrose with the briefcase for the pin.
Amrbrose may have lost, but he was phenomenal in the match with some great spots and putting his body on the line repeatedly. Ambrose would have had the pin until Corporate Kane broke up the pin and chaos ensued.
Lock these two in a cage or Hell in a Cell.
~ Bray Wyatt finally got a big win by cleanly defeating Chris Jericho in another good match so far at "SummerSlam." Wyatt knows how to perform like no other and it is the extra things he brings to a match that makes them so good.
Jericho actually had a lot of control in the match and even countered Sister Abigail into the Walls of Jericho, but Bray made the ropes. Wyatt also kicked out of a Codebreaker. Outside the ring, Wyatt nailed Jericho with Sister Abigail into the barricade.
Back inside, Wyatt taunted Jericho to lure him in and hit another Sister Abigail for the clean pin.
~ Stephanie defeated Brie Bella with a pedigree after Nikki turned on her sister. They had Steph surrounded, but Nikki nailed Brie and allowed Steph to get the pin.
Stephanie looks as if she hardly lost a step after being out of the ring for about 10 years. The crowd was easily behind here which is not what WWE wanted at all, but she had the support.
Once Brie started getting the upper-hand, Triple H came out for the distraction and Nikki Bella came out too. Brie locked in the YES Lock but Trips pulled out the ref. She then hit a running dropkick on Triple H and chanted "YES" over him as the crowd finally got behind her. That was when the big swerve happened.
~ Roman Reigns defeated Randy Orton with the spear. This match could have been a bit better, but the middle was incredibly slow due to Orton holding a chinlock for about 10 minutes. Near the end, Orton went for the punt kick, but got caught in a spear from Reigns to end it.
The last few minutes turned awesome including Reigns slamming Orton from the top rope with a Samoan drop and Orton countering the spear with a spinning powerslam. There was a great sequence in which Orton went for an RKO, Reigns powered out of it, ran for a Superman Punch, but was caught in an RKO. Somehow, he kicked out.
~ Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena to win the WWE Heavyweight Title. Lesnar hit an F-5 not even two minutes into the match and almost got the pinfall and then proceeded to decimate Cena for a while. Lesnar really just took his time methodically beating down Cena for a while.
About 10 minutes in, Cena finally gets some offense in and hits an AA, but Lesnar kicks out and went back to work. After three rolling German suplexes, Cena somehow duped Lesnar into the STFU in the middle of the ring.
Lesnar countered with mounted punches and then another F-5 and won the titles.