August 13, 2018
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
WWE SummerSlam 2018 Match Card:
First Kickoff Match: Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade Cien Almas & Lana
Second Kickoff Match: The B-Team (c) vs. The Revival For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Third Kickoff Match: Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
1.) The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
2.) Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy For The WWE United States Championship
3.) Finn Balor vs. Constable Baron Corbin
4.) Dolph Ziggler (c) w/Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
5.) Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
6.) Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman For Strowman’s Money In The Bank Briefcase
7.) AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe For The WWE Championship
8.) Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
9.) Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
10.) Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns For The WWE Universal Championship
Ronda Rousey, Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss and Alicia Fox In-Ring Segment:
First Match: Alexa Bliss w/Alicia Fox vs. Ember Moon w/Ronda Rousey
Bliss is trying to run away from Moon after the bell rings. Bliss kicks Moon in the gut. Bliss applies a wrist lock. Moon reverses the hold. Bliss transitions into a HeadScissors Neck Lock. Moon lands two deep arm-drags. Moon applies an arm-bar. Bliss responds with a side headlock. Moon drops Bliss with a shoulder tackle. Moon goes for a Snap Vertical Suplex, but Bliss counters with a leg sweep. Bliss slaps Moon in the face. Moon fires back with a HeadScissors TakeDown. Moon sweeps the legs of Bliss. Moon hits The Sliding FlatLiner for a two count. Bliss rolls herself out of the ring. Bliss is distracted by Rousey. Moon delivers a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Moon rolls Bliss back into the ring. Bliss kicks Moon in the chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Moon applies a rear chin lock. Bliss cranks on the left shoulder of Moon. Bliss dropkicks Moon. Moon decks Bliss with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Coming out of the commercial break, Bliss repeatedly kicks Moon in the face. Moon rolls Bliss over for a two count. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Moon. Bliss with a Standing MoonSault Knee Drop for a two count. Bliss applies a rear chin lock. Moon gets back to a vertical base. Moon rocks Bliss with a JawBreaker. Bliss clotheslines Moon for a two count. Bliss goes back to the rear chin lock. Bliss talks smack to Moon. Moon gets Bliss trapped in a pinning predicament. Bliss with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Bliss blasts Moon with a straight right hand. Bliss blows a kiss at Rousey. Bliss pie faces Moon. Moon is pissed.
Moon fires up with multiple clotheslines. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Bliss. Moon levels Bliss with a High Knee Lift. Moon wraps this sequence with another Step Up Enzuigiri. Moon with a Leaping Hip Attack in the corner. Moon turns a Tornado Vertical Suplex for a two count. Fox hops on the ring apron to distract the referee. Rousey sends Fox crashing into the ringside barricade. Bliss attacks Rousey from behind. Bliss drives Rousey back first into the barricade. Bliss goes for a Spike DDT, but Moon counters with a PumpHandle GutBuster. Moon connects with The Eclipse for a two count. Fox storms into the ring which causes the disqualification. After the match, Fox delivers a Biel Throw. Fox follows that with a Big Boot. Rousey responds with a series of Judo Throws.
Winner: Ember Moon via Disqualification
– Recap of Paul Heyman’s Interview With Renee Young.
Kurt Angle, Constable Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Constable Baron Corbin vs. Tyler Breeze
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin backs Breeze into the turnbuckles. Corbin with a Wrist-Lock TakeDown. Breeze kicks Corbin in the chest. Corbin responds with a Running Elbow Strike. Corbin applies a Half Nelson Chin Lock. Breeze thrust kicks the midsection of Corbin. Breeze delivers a Basement Dropkick. Corbin rolls himself out of the ring. Corbin catches Breeze in mid-air. Corbin launches Breeze sternum first into the ringside barricade.
Corbin rolls Breeze back into the ring. Corbin drops Breeze with a Forearm Smash. Corbin talks smack to the Greensboro Crowd. Corbin is putting the boots to Breeze. Corbin goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Breeze gets back to a vertical base. Corbin slams Breeze head on the canvas. Breeze clotheslines Corbin over the top rope.
Breeze goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Corbin ducks out of the way. Corbin goes for a Back Body Drop, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Breeze blast Corbin with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Breeze rams his shoulders into the midsection of Corbin. Breeze slips over Corbin’s back. Corbin plants Breeze with Deep Six to pickup the victory.
Winner: Constable Baron Corbin via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2018
Third Match: Finn Balor & Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens & Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh
Balor and Mahal will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mahal backs Balor into the turnbuckles. SHANTI !! Mahal applies a side headlock. Mahal transitions into a wrist lock. Mahal with a clubbing blow to the back of Balor. Mahal follows that with a side headlock takeover. Mahal drops Balor with a shoulder tackle. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Mahal drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Mahal tags in Owens. Owens is putting the boots to Balor. Owens applies an arm-bar. Owens stomps on Balor’s back. Owens goes back to the arm-bar. Owens and Mahal are cutting the ring in half. Following a snap mare takeover, Mahal rams his knee into Balor’s back. Owens with a knife edge chop. Balor kicks Owens in the jaw. Balor side steps Owens into the turnbuckles. Strowman and Mahal are tagged in.
Strowman knocks Mahal off the ring apron. Owens is hiding in the crowd. Mahal ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Mahal is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Strowman clotheslines Mahal. Strowman stomps on Mahal’s ribs. Strowman delivers a straight right hand. Strowman with a Body Avalanche. Strowman plays to the crowd. Strowman is staring at Owens. Strowman with a shoulder tackle to Mahal. Strowman follows that with a Sledgehammer Lariat. Strowman tags in Balor. Strowman bodyslams Balor on top of Mahal for a two count. Mahal decks Balor with a JawBreaker. Balor responds with a dropkick. Owens trips Balor from the outside. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha.
Coming out of the commercial break, Mahal applies a half nelson chin lock. Mahal kicks Balor in the gut. Mahal drags Balor to the corner. Mahal tags in Owens. Owens with a series of elbow drops. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens talks smack to Strowman. Owens drives his knee into Balor’s back. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Owens levels Balor with a Knee Lift. Owens goes for a Senton Splash, but Balor gets his knees up in the air. Mahal prevents Balor from making the hot tag. Mahal with a Running Knee Drop for a two count.
Mahal is wearing down Balor in the center of the ring. Balor with shots to the midsection of Mahal. Balor is desperately trying to create separation. Balor with a Double Boot to Mahal. Balor tosses Mahal out of the ring. Mahal tags in Owens. Balor is throwing forearms at Owens. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Balor counters with The SlingBlade. Balor tags in Strowman. Strowman with two shoulder tackles. Strowman sends Owens crashing to the outside. Strowman lays out Owens and Sunil Singh. Mahal rocks Strowman with a Running Knee Strike. Mahal goes for another Running Knee Strike, but Strowman counters with The Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory. After the match, Constable Baron Corbin plants Balor with The End Of Days
Winner: Finn Balor & Braun Strowman via Pinfall
Second Kurt Angle, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre Backstage Segment:
Elias, Ricky Roberts and Bobby Lashley In-Ring Segment:
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 14, 2018
Fourth Match: The B-Team (c) vs. #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The Revival in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Bo Dallas and Dash Wilder will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dallas rolls Wilder over for a one count. Wilder brings Dallas to the corner. Wilder tags in Dawson. The Revival are double teaming Dallas. Dawson slams Dallas head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dawson blasts Dallas with a knife edge chop. Dawson with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Dawson pulls on Dallas hair. Dawson tags in Wilder. Dallas and Wilder are trading back and forth shots. Dallas drops Wilder with a Running Elbow Strike. Hardy tags himself in.
Hardy with Two Clotheslines. Hardy repeatedly bounces Wilder’s head on every turnbuckle pad. Hardy takes off his t-shirt. Hardy goes for a Running Bulldog, but Wilder blocks it. Wilder goes for a Clothesline, but Hardy counters with The Side Effect for a two count. Hardy lands on Wilder’s back. Hardy with a Flying Double Axe Handle. Will Dash Wilder be DELETED? Hardy kicks Wilder in the gut. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Wilder blocks it. Dawson made a blind tag. The Revival hits The Hart Attack for a two count. Dawson unloads a series of haymakers. Bray talks smack to Dawson. Dawson with a brutal chop to Hardy. Hardy kicks Dawson in the jaw. Dawson responds with a clothesline. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder with a Leg Drop for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Wilder applies an arm-bar. Hardy decks Wilder with a Back Elbow Smash. Hardy drops Wilder with a NeckBreaker. Wilder tags in Dawson. Hardy creates distance with a Back Body Drop. Hardy finally tags in Bray. Bray clotheslines Dawson. Bray lands The Pounce. Bray with a Body Avalanche. Bray follows that with Three Uranage Slams. Bray side steps Axel into the turnbuckles. Bray goes for a German Suplex, but Dawson counters with a Sunset Flip for a two count.
Wilder tosses Bray out of the ring. Wilder goes for a Suicide Dive, but Bray counters with an Uranage Slam on the ring apron. Dallas with a Flying Lariat off the steel ring steps. Hardy wraps this sequence with a SuperPlex off the second turnbuckle. Bray rolls Dawson back into the ring. Dawson kicks Bray in the chest. Bray responds with a knife edge chop. Axel tags himself in. Bray goes for a Double Sister Abigail, but The Revival counters with The Shattering Machine. Axel tosses Dawson out of the ring. Axel goes on to steal the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The B-Team via Pinfall
Roman Reigns & The B-Team Backstage Segment:
Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar In-Ring Segment:
Fifth Match: The Authors Of Pain & Mojo Rawley vs. Titus Worldwide & Bobby Roode w/Dana Brooke in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Akam and Apollo Crews will start things off. Akam backs Crews into the turnbuckles. Akam punches Crews in the gut. Crews dives over Akam. Crews dropkicks Akam. Akam responds with a forearm smash. Akam applies a side headlock. Rezar made a blind tag. Rezar drops Crews with a Big Boot for a two count. Rezar locks in The Cravate. Rezar talks smack to the crowd. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP hits their Inverted Atomic Drop/Buzzsaw Kick Combination for a two count. Akam goes back to the cravate. Crews side steps Akam into the turnbuckles. Crews creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Akam tags in Rawley. Rawley knocks Titus off the ring apron. Rawley goes for a Back Body Drop, but Crews lands back on his feet. Crews tags in Roode. Roode rams his shoulders into the midsection of Rawley. Roode delivers a straight right hand. Roode lands a Flying Clothesline. Roode knocks Rezar off the ring apron. Roode with a Corner Clothesline to Rawley. Roode kicks Rawley in the jaw. Roode follows that with The BlockBuster for a two count. Titus shoves Rezar. Titus clotheslines Rezar over the top rope. Rawley attacks Titus from behind. Roode plants Rawley with The Glorious DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Titus Worldwide & Bobby Roode via Pinfall
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart Tribute Package:
Sixth Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sasha applies a wrist lock. Ruby with a straight right hand to Sasha. Ruby with a clubbing blow to Sasha’s back. Sasha responds with a Hip Toss. Sasha goes for a Running Meteora, but The Riott Squad are running interference. Sasha rolls Ruby over for a two count. Sasha applies an arm-bar. Ruby with shots to the midsection of Sasha. Sasha floats over into The Bank Statement. Ruby crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Ruby avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Sasha blasts Ruby with a High Knee Strike. Sasha continues to be distracted by The Riott Squad. Ruby sends Sasha face first across the steel ring steps. Ruby thrust kicks the left shoulder of Sasha. Sasha’s left shoulder is trapped in the ring steps. Ruby rolls Sasha back into the ring. Ruby with the cover for a two count. Ruby delivers multiple leg kicks. Ruby goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sasha counters with an inside cradle for a two count.
Ruby continues to target the injured shoulder of Sasha. Coming out of the commercial break, Ruby starts bending Sasha’s fingers. Ruby is smothering Sasha in the center of the ring. Sasha fires up with open hand chops. Sasha with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Ruby. The referee is distracted by Sarah Logan. Sasha with a Back Elbow Smash to Ruby. Sasha lands a Suicide Dive. Sasha with a Leaping Knee Strike to Ruby. Liv Morgan knocks Sasha off the ring apron. Bayley clotheslines Morgan on the floor. Ruby kicks Sasha in the ribs. Ruby rolls Sasha over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ruby Riott via Pinfall
Dolph Ziggler & Seth Rollins WWE SummerSlam Contract Signing Featuring: Drew McIntyre, Kurt Angle and Dean Ambrose