– WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view opens up with a nice video package, focusing on Nexus attempt at taking over RAW. We see highlights of their past few months on RAW.
– And we’re live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the pyro goes off. Michael Cole says the future direction of WWE is at stake tonight as he welcomes us to a packed house for SummerSlam. Cole has Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker at ringside with him.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go right to the ring for tonight’s first match. Out comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, with Vickie Guerrero at his side. Vickie takes the mic and tells everyone to excuse her. Vickie repeats herself but the music of Kofi Kingston interrupts her. Out comes Kofi to the ring.
The bell rings and Kingston wastes no time. Kingston punches and kicks at Ziggler before clotheslining him over the rope. Kofi tries for a suicide dive, but Vickie pulls Ziggler out of the way and Kofi crashes into the barricade.
Kofi is able to make it back into the ring where Ziggler brings the attack right to him with a big neckbreaker that’s good for a near fall. Ziggler locks in a sleeper hold, but Kofi is able to fight back up to his feet. Ziggler hits Kingston with a boot to the stomach and chokes him on the bottom rope, but Kofi is able to mount a comeback with a series of kicks. Ziggler is able to send Kofi face first into the middle turnbuckle for another near fall. Ziggler locks in a rear chin lock, continuing to work Kofi over.
Kofi tries to fight out, but Ziggler continues to put on the pressure, not letting up with the rear chin lock. Kofi fights up to his feet and pounds at Ziggler’s midsection, making his way out of the hold. Ziggler also missed a splash in the corner, allowing Kofi to catch his breath. Kofi hits Ziggler with a series of strikes before hitting a big dropkick. Kingston hits a Thesz press and punches away at Ziggler before going for the boom drop.
A series of pinfalls leads to a series of near falls, and Ziggler is able to connect with a rocker dropper to put Kingston down. Ziggler goes for the pin, but he still only scores a two count. Kofi goes to the top rope and connects with a single axe handle smash. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise, but he misses and Ziggler is able to lock in a sleeper hold. The Nexus make their way out to the ring and take out both Ziggler and Kingston.
Ziggler is sent out of the ring and the Nexus surround Kingston. Kingston tries to fight his way out, but the Nexus just lay waste to Kofi, taking him down and just continuing to beat on him. Young hits his weird full nelson slam, and Barret picks up Kingston for the fireman’s carry slam. Nexus lays out Kofi and stand over him.
– After the beatdown, Wade Barrett takes the mic and says that was just a preview of the beatdown they have for Team WWE later tonight. Barrett says they are currently looking for their 7th member but it won’t matter who they get. Wade says the RAW roster is so messed up they can’t compete with Nexus. Barrett says Nexus is the most destructive force in WWE history. Barrett says they are united behind a common purpose. Barrett says the WWE and the rest of the world needs to know, you’re either Nexus or you’re against us. Barrett drops the mic and Nexus leaves the ring as we go to replays.
– We go backstage with Chris Jericho talking to The Miz. Jericho talks about what Nexus just did in the ring. Jericho is trying to talk Miz into joining Team RAW. Edge appears and he’s eating a Slim Jim. Miz tells them he’s not sure if he wants to make Nexus a priority but he will let them know. Miz walks off but comes back and snatches Edge’s Slim Jim and walks back off. Edge tells Jericho he thinks they’ve got him.
WWE Divas Title Match: Melina vs. Alicia Fox
We go to the ring and out comes the WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox. The challenger, Melina, is out next to a big pop from the crowd. Melina is wearing a special costume with feathers. The bell rings and here we go.
Both women stare each other down. They lock up and Melina is able to back Fox up into the corner. Another lock up and this time Fox locks in a headlock. Fox utilizes a headlock takeover and grounds her by holding on to said headlock. Melina is able to fight up to her feet and into the ropes to break the hold. Fox pushes Melina off and Melina responds with a single leg takedown. Melina puts Fox in between the second and third rope and comes down on her with a double knee drop.
Fox charges Melina and ends up driven face first into the mat. Fox charge Melina into the corner and Melina jumps up and over, looking to injure her knee, but she stops selling it pretty immediately with a big kick to Fox’s face. Fox works on Melina’s arm with a big knee drop to the shoulder before locking in an arm bar. Melina fights back up to her feet, but Fox is able to send her into the corner. Fox charges and she eats a boot to the stomach. a quick roll up leads to a one count for Melina. Melina hits Fox with a couple of strikes, screams, and hits a double knees to Fox’s back before connecting with a big facebuster. Melina covers Fox, and gets the three count.
Winner and New WWE Diva’s Champion: Melina
– After the match, Josh Matthews gets in the ring to interview the new WWE Divas Champion. Melina is emotional. Matthews is interrupted by Layla and Michelle McCool from SmackDown. They walk to the ring and mock her for being proud of winning. They say she looks good… not. Layla says they have taken off all SmackDown Divas and have no competition tonight. LayCool enters the ring and says we have three champions in the ring. LayCool continues to mock Melina. Layla goes to pose with Melina for a Twitter photo but Melina shoves her. McCool wants to take a pic with Melina now but Melina pushes her down. Melina starts brawling with LayCool. Layla holds Melina’s feet while McCool kicks her in the face. They beatdown Melina and in comes Alicia Fox to assist them. They kick Melina out to the floor and taunt her some more as their music plays. McCool runs her knee into Melina’s face against the announcer’s table. Melina is laid out at ringside as LayCool head to the back.
– We go ringside and see celebrities Trace Atkins, Michael Clarke Duncan and Marlon Wayans at ringside watching the show. The announcers show us a recap of the feud between Big Show and The Straight Edge Society recently.
Big Show vs. Luke Gallows, Joey Mercury and CM Punk
We go to the ring for tonight’s handicap match and out comes The Straight Edge Society with Serena at their side. Punk is wearing a shirt that says “I Broke Big Show’s Hand” and his hair is starting to grow back more. Out next comes Big Show to a big pop from the crowd. A WWE trainer gets on the apron and takes Show’s cast off his injured hand. The storyline is that Big Show is healed and 100%.
Punk lets Gallows and Mercury gets in the ring first, and Mercury charges Big Show, but gets swatted away. Gallows tries and the same happens. Punk regroups his troops, and apparently this match requires tags, but that isn’t enforced. Gallows and Mercury try a double team attack, but Show fights them right off. Punk is staying in the corner grabbing the tag rope. Show picks up Mercury and tosses him over the top rope and out to the floor on top of Gallows.
Punk tries his luck with the Big Show, and he catches a right hand and a big chop across the chest for his troubles. Punk rolls to the outside and Show follows him. Punk catches Show with a throat chop and tries to stomp on Show’s hand, but Show avoids it. Show tries to chop Punk again, but Show connects with the ring steps. The SES uses the opportunity to swarm Show, just laying into him and punching and stomping away before sending him back into the ring.
In the ring they go to work on both of Show’s hands before Gallows hits a big splash on Show. Mercury an Gallows hit elbow drops and Punk follows up with a leg drop. Punk lays into Show with forearms and boots and Gallows launches Mercury into Show before Punk does the same with Gallows. Punk tries to splash Show, but Show comes alive, fighting off all three members of the SES, splashing Mercury and Gallows in the corner before hitting a double clothesline. Show tries for a chokeslam, but Punk kicks Show in the face. Punk hits three high knees in a row, and he calls in Mercury, the two go to the second rope and hit a double bulldog. Mercury covers Show and is launched off at two.
Punk pounds away at Show, but Show is able to get to his feet and get Punk over his shoulders. He catches Mercury in chokeslam position, and Gallows comes in kicking Show in the face. Show dumps Punk over the top ropes. Slams Gallows down, and hits Mercury with a chokeslam, planting him on top of Gallows, while Punk makes his way to the top of the ramp with Serena.
Show pins Gallows and Mercury and gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show
– We see Kane backstage with an open casket. Eerie music is playing in the background. Kane is talking to Undertaker and says vengeance will be theirs once he beats Rey Mysterio tonight. Kane says when he defeats Rey tonight, he will shut the casket lid and end Rey’s existence. Sheamus walks in. Kane asks him what he wants. Sheamus says the casket is too big for Rey Mysterio but it’s perfect size for Randy Orton. Sheamus asks to borrow the casket. Sheamus says he’s doing to drive The Viper right out of the WWE tonight. Kane says no. Sheamus says that’s too bad, because he and Kane could be unstoppable if they were on the same page. Sheamus says that’s fine, because people are calling him the real Big Red Machine. Sheamus tells Kane to stay out of his way. Kane laughs and says he likes Sheamus because he has guts… guts that will be spilled all over the floor if Sheamus interrupts him again. Sheamus walks off.
– We go to the ring but out comes The Miz, WWE’s United States Champion. Miz asks the fans if he should join Team RAW and gets a mixed reaction. Miz says he doesn’t care about what the fans want because in the locker room, everyone wants him to join. Miz says when he arrived today, John Cena came up to him and admitted he was wrong. Miz says Cena got on his knees and begged him to join their team. Miz mocks all of the Team RAW members, saying they have been sucking up to him. Miz says he is WWE’s only hope. Miz says he is the future. Miz disses the Los Angeles Lakers. Miz says yes, he is not going to be joining Team RAW. Miz says he will lead them to victory. Miz says he’s awesome and when the crowd goes to say it with him, he stops them. Miz declares how awesome he is and his music hits as Cole announces that Team RAW has found their seventh member.
WWE Title Match: Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
They show a video package showing events leading up to tonight’s WWE Title Match. We go to the ring and out comes the WWE Champion Sheamus. Out next is Randy Orton to a nice reaction from the crowd. Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions as we get ready to go.
Both men lock up, and Sheamus is able to take Orton into the corner. Sheamus backs out and pounds on his chest. Another lock up and Sheamus pushes Orton into the corner again. Sheamus goes to pose again, and Orton kicks him in the gut, taking him into the corner and continuing to work over the midsection with kicks. Sheamus tries to fight back, but Orton takes him right back down to the mat with a big clothesline. Orton stomps away at Sheamus. Sheamus gets back up and tries to fight again, but he eats another clothesline, and another this time to the outside. Orton follows to the outside and he slams Sheamus’ head into the announce table before clotheslining Sheamus into the crowd over the barricade.
Orton beats on Sheamus for a bit, and they make their way back into the ring before the 10 count. Orton goes right back to work on Sheamus, kicking at his joints and hitting a big knee drop to Sheamus’ head. Sheamus tries to crawl to the outside, but Orton catches him with even more stomps before grabbing his legs, and slingshotting him straight into the bottom rope. Sheamus rolls to the outside, and when Orton follows, Sheamus is able to slam him into the barricade. When Sheamus tries to toss Orton into the barricade however, Orton reverses and sends Sheamus shoulder first into the barricade.
Orton breaks the count, and he tries to send Sheamus shoulder first into the ring steps, but Sheamus is able to reverse the Irish whip and turn it around on Orton. Orton rolls back into the ring where Sheamus meets him with a vicious series of stomps before pounding his head. Sheamus goes for a pin, but he’s only able to get a two count. Sheamus brings Orton up to his feet where he hits a wuick short arm clothesline. Sheamus hits a knee drop and goes for another cover and gets another near fall. Sheamus locks in a rear chin lock, but Orton is quick to fight back up to his feet. Sheamus goes for a suplex but Orton blocks and reverses it.
Sheamus rolls out to the apron, but when he comes in, Orton gets him in position for his rope assisted DDT. Sheamus is able to get out of it though, and toss Orton over the top rope to the outside. Sheamus follows and he stomps away at Orton before picking him up and slamming him back first into the barricade. Sheamus picks him right back up and slams him again. Sheamus rolls Orton into the ring and goes right for the pin but only gets two.
Sheamus lets Orton get back to his feet and he hits a big running forearm to Orton’s head. He goes for another pin and gets another two count. Sheamus locks in a modified rear chin lock, with what looks to be an arm bar, and he takes Orton down to the mat. Orton is able to fight his way back up to his feet where he fights out of the submission, only to eat a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle. Sheamus gets Orton in position for a reverse DDT and he brings Orton down over his knee. Sheamus goes for two covers, but gets two two counts. Sheamus connects with the Irish Hammer to put Orton down.
Sheamus goes back to work with another rear chin lock, but Orton is able to fight up to his feet. Orton connects with a back body drop to break things up and both men are down.
Sheamus tries to charge Orton in the corner, but Orton avoids it and connects with his signature backbreaker. Orton goes for the cover but he only gets a two count. Both men get back to their feet and they slug it out in the middle of the ring. Orton gets the better of Sheamus with a big European uppercut and a series of clotheslines before hitting a big powerslam. Sheamus misses a spear in the corner and goes shoulder first into the ring post. Orton puts Sheamus on the top tunbuckle and he connects with a big superplex. Orton goes for the pin, but he only gets a two count.
Both men are back up and Sheamus connects with a urunage backbreaker that’s good for a two count. Sheamus gets back to his feet and tries to psych himself up while waiting for Orton to get up. Sheamus goes for the bicycle kick, but Orton ducks it and Sheamus gets hung up in the ropes and falls to the outside.
Sheamus gets back to the ring apron and Orton springs into action with the rope assisted DDT. Orton goes for the RKO, but it looks like Sheamus pushes him off to avoid most of the impact. Sheamus gets to his feet and he goes for the Irish curse, but Orton fights out of it. An attempted RKO is fought off, and Sheamus is able to hit the bicycle kick, but Orton kicks out at two!!! Sheamus throws a tantrum.
Sheamus goes to the outside where he grabs a chair. He rolls into the ring with chair in hand, but the referee is quick to grab it. Sheamus and the ref fight over the chair, and Sheamus ends up pushing the ref to the outside. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner by DQ: Randy Orton
After the match, Sheamus grabs the chair and goes to hit Orton with it. Orton ducks it and kicks Sheamus below the belt, knocking him to the mat. Orton sends Sheamus outside and RKO’s him on top of the announcer’s table. Orton heads to the back as his music plays. WWE officials help Sheamus to his feet but he stumbles and falls. Sheamus is announced as still the WWE Champion.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
They show a long video package with the events leading up to tonight’s World Heavyweight Title Match. Out first comes Rey Mysterio to a big pop. Pyro explodes as the World Heavyweight Champion Kane comes to the ring. Kane pushes the casket to the ring. We get formal ring introductions before the bell.
The bell rings and Kane tries to attack Mysterio, but Mysterio kicks Kane in the leg. Kane responds by pounding on Mysterio in the corner, but he misses a splash. Kane is able to connect with a slam, but he misses a leg drop and Mysterio tries to mount an offensive. Kane puts him right back down with a couple of right hands, but Mysterio ducks through Kane’s leg and hits a low dropkick. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Kane avoids it and tosses Mysterio to the outside. Mysterio lands on his feet and baits Kane to the outside. Mysterio rolls to the ring, and then hits a dropkick and a senton taking Kane down to the arena floor. Back in the ring, Mysterio goes for the top and Kane grabs him around the throat, but Mysterio rakes his arm over the top rope. Kane catches Mysterio and swats him down to the mat before throwing him down and into the ring post before following up with a low dropkick.
Mysterio rolls to the outside and Kane follows, slamming him twice into the ring post before sending him back into the ring. Kane suplexes Mysterio into the top rope and he hits a big boot that sends him to the outside. Kane quickly rolls Rey into the ring and goes for the cover but he only gets a two count. Kane sends Mysterio into the corner hard, and Mysterio goes down. Kane goes for the cover, but again only gets two. Kane picks Mysterio up into a bear hug and works over Mysterio’s ribs.
Mysterio fights out of the submission with a couple of strikes to Kane’s head, but he jumps right back into another bear hug. Rey elbows Kane in the head, and he’s able to get into sunset flip position, but Kane doesn’t budge. He picks Mysterio up and eats a dropkick. Mysterio is able to hit a headscissors, and goes for another 619, but Kane retaliates with a clothesline that’s good for a near fall. Kane tosses Mysterio out to the floor where he lands with a pretty sick thud.
Mysterio is able to beat the count and get to the apron, but when he tries to springboard into the ring, Kane catches him with a big boot that sends him right back out to the floor. Kane follows to the outside, but he eats a drop toe hold that sends him face first into the barricade. Both men head back into the ring and Mysterio heads to the top where he hits a diving head butt from the top. Kane comes right back with a big tilt a whirl backbreaker that’s good for a near fall.
Another backbreaker from Kane, and this time he stretches Mysterio across his knee. Mysterio fights out of it with knee’s to Kane’s head, but he runs right into a sidewalk slam and another near fall from Kane. Kane makes his way to the top turnbuckle, but Mysterio catches him and crotches him on the top. Mysterio goes to the top and he tries for a hurricarana, but Kane hangs on and Mysterio crashes to the mat. Kane goes for the clothesline from the top, but Mysterio moves and hits a big tilt a whirl slot drop and both men are down.
Rey hits a seated senton from the top on Kane, and when he gets caught, he counters with a tilt a whirl DDT to put Kane down again. Rey hits a leg drop to the back of Kane’s head and hits a giant kick to Kane’s head, but it’s still not enough to keep Kane down for a three count. Mysterio goes to the top rope, but he leaps right into a big right hand from Kane, that’s good for a near fall. Kane looks over at the casket and he opens it and it’s still empty. Kane goes for the chokeslam, but Mysterio fights out and almost hits a 619, but Kane is able to push him down into the casket. Rey fights Kane off and hits a springboard dropkick, trying for the 619 again. Kane counters, almost hitting a chokeslam, but another hurricarana leads to a successful 619. Rey is almost able to roll Kane up, but Kane kicks out and is able to hit a giant chokeslam. Kane covers Mysterio and retains.
– After the match, Kane takes the mic and tells Mysterio he will spend the rest of eternity in darkness. Kane lifts the casket lid and goes to get Rey. Rey fights off so Kane closes the casket. Kane drops Rey with two more chokeslams and then a Tombstone. Kane drags Rey back over to the casket and opens it. This time, The Undertaker is in it. He sits up as a bell rings. Taker climbs in the ring and Kane looks shocked. Taker stares Kane down. Kane mouths it’s good to see you, brother. Taker walks over to Mysterio and drops to one knee. Taker asks Rey if he’s ever heard of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Taker says before he makes things right, why did he do it? Taker asks Rey why he did it. Rey says something but we can’t hear him. It sounded like he said he loves him but I’m not sure. Taker says I believe you, and grabs Rey by the throat, picking him up to his feet. Taker cuts his own neck with his hand and stares at Rey in the corner. Taker jerks his head around and stares at Kane. Taker grabs Kane by the neck and holds him. Kane reaches and grabs Taker’s neck now. Kane overpowers Taker and drops him with a Tombstone. Kane makes the pyro go off around the ring as his music plays and he stands over Undertaker. Kane grabs his World Title and leaves as Taker tries to recover. Kane stops on the ramp and laughs before heading to the back.
– Cole leads us into a highlight video package with clips from various WWE events around Los Angeles, including Axxess, as a part of the SummerSlam weekend.
– We see Nexus headed to the ring for tonight’s main event. Cole leads us into a video package showing events leading up to tonight’s big main event.
Tag Team Elimination Match: Team RAW (John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho, John Morrison and R-Truth) vs. The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel and Darren Young)
We go to the ring and out comes The Nexus – Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel and Darren Young. They stop on the stage before walking down to the ring as one.
Out next comes John Cena first for his team. Edge is out next and he stands beside Cena in front of the ring. R-Truth comes out next and dances his way down to Edge and Cena. Out next comes Chris Jericho to a nice reaction. John Morrison is the next man out followed by Hall of Famer Bret Hart. Bret gets the biggest pop behind Cena. Out next comes The Miz. John Cena takes the mic and tells Miz he’s way too late. Cena says they realized how important this match was and couldn’t wait on Miz to make his decision. Cena says they all went out and found a seventh member for Team WWE. Cena says it’s someone who hates Nexus as much as all of them. Cena says the seventh member is Daniel Bryan. Out comes Daniel Bryan and everyone is shocked. Bryan looks pissed as the RAW stars rush the ring and start brawling with Nexus.
Nexus are freaked out that Bryan is back. Bryan and Young start things off for their teams, and Bryan is able to take Young over with a kitchen sink and he follows up with a series of kicks to the back. Huge Daniel Bryan chants. Bryan locks in a guillotine and a crossface and forces Young to tap out and calls out another member of Nexus.
Darren Young is eliminated.
Bryan kicks Justin Gabriel in the chest and tags in Jericho who hits a big belly to back suplex. Jericho tags in Truth who comes in and hits Gabriel with a seires of right hands. Truth hits a back kick to Gabriels face and connects with a crazy stunner suplex that’s good for a near fall.
Gabriel is able to tag out to Tarver who comes in and works over Truth with a combination of lefts and rights. The ref pulls Tarver off. And when Tarver tries to splash Truth, Truth avoids it and tags out to Morrison. Morrison hits a couple of kicks to Tarver’s face and follows up with a big flash kick. Morrison connects with Starship Pain on Tarver and gets three.
Michael Tarver has been eliminated.
Skip Sheffield is the next man in to take on Morrison. Skip locks up with Morrison and he tosses Morrison away. Another lock up and he tosses Morrison down to the canvas. Morrison slaps Skip across the face, and follows it up with lefts and rights, but Sheffield responds with a big slam. Sheffield stomps at Morrison’s ribs before launching Morrison into the corner. Skip clubs Morrison across the back before sending him into the corner again.
Sheffield suplexes Morrison, taking him down to the mat again. Skip picks him up again, and hits another suplex. Another suplex from Sheffield, and this time it leads to a near fall. Sheffield goes to hit Morrison, but Morrison is able to fight back. Morrison catches a kick to the back of the head from Gabriel, and a big clothesline from Skip takes out Morrison. Skip gets the three count.
Morison has been eliminated.
R-Truth is in and he eats a big clothesline from Sheffield. Another three count, another elimination.
R-Truth has been eliminated.
Jericho comes in and he takes a big gorilla press slam from Sheffield. Wade Barrett makes the tag and he stomps away at Jericho for a second before tagging in Otunga. Otunga hits Jericho with a couple of rights before slamming him down and tagging Barrett back in. Barrett stomps on Jericho some more before locking in a submission.
Jericho is able to fight out of the submission and hit a single leg dropkick from the middle rope. Jericho rolls over to his corner, and Bret Hart makes the tag, as does Heath Slater. Hart pounds on Slater, even getting him in the corner and going to the middle rope. Hart rakes Slater’s face across the ropes before tagging him in the midsection. Hart looks pretty good. Hart picks up Slater and slams him before hitting an elbow drop. Hart hits a Manhattan drop and a big right hand to Slater. Hart locks in the Sharpshooter on Slater, but Sheffield makes the tag. Someone tossed a chair in and Hart uses it on Skip, resulting in a DQ.
Hart has been eliminated.
Jericho comes in and hits a codebreaker on Sheffield and he tags in Edge. Edge sets up and hits a big spear on Skip. Edge pins Sheffield and it’s 4 on 4.
Skip Sheffield has been eliminated.
Justin Gabriel is in and he catches a big boot from Edge. Edge sends Gabriel into the corner and follows in with a spear. Sending him across the ring again. Edge picks up Gabrial and plants him face first down on the mat, and it’s good for a two count. Gabriel is able to catch Edge with a huge kick to the face, and it’s good for a near fall. Gabriel tags out to Slater, who comes in and stomps away at Edge.
Slater tosses Edge to the outside, and when he pulls him back into the ring, he hits him with a right hand before tagging in Barrett. Barrett hits Edge with a head butt before standing on his throat on the bottom rope. Barrett picks Edge up and slams him head first into the turnbuckle before connecting with a big backbreaker that’s good for a near fall. Barrett locks in a rear chin lock.
Edge is able to fight out of the submission and put Barrett down to the mat and Edge tries for the Impaler DDT, but Barrett counters it into a neckbreaker. Otunga tags into the match and he picks Edge up, trying for a spinebuster, but getting an Implant DDT instead. Edge rolls to his corner and he makes the tag to Jericho. Jericho knocks down Otunga with a couple of shoulder blocks before hitting a running bulldog and a giant lionsault from about 3/4 across the ring. Jericho gets Otunga in the Walls, and forces Otunga to tap.
Otunga has been eliminated.
Jericho takes it right to Heath Slater on the outside of the ring, slamming him into the announce table before sending him back into the ring and following back in with a flying elbow from the top rope. Slater dodges Jericho though and Jericho runs into Cena, knocking him from the apron. The distraction leads to a big move from Slater. Jericho is pinned.
Jericho is eliminated.
Edge and Cena try to get into the ring ant the same time and the argument leads to a roll up on Edge.
Edge has been eliminated.
Edge sends Cena off the apron and he and Jericho attack him on the outside.
Cena is rolled into the ring and he and Slater are legal. Slater pounds on him in the corner for a bit before stomping at him and tagging in Wade Barrett. Barrett tags Cena with a couple of rights and a big left that lays him out. Barrett sends Cena into the corner and follows in with a boot to the back. Cena begins to fight back, but he walks into a big clothesline from Barrett that is good for a near fall. Gabriel tags in and he kicks Cena square in the ribs before catching him with a boot to the face. Gabriel locks in an arm bar, but Cena is quick to get back to his feet and fight out of it. Cena tries for the AA, but Gabriel counters into a DDT.
Barrett is back in the match and he wears away on Cena with a couple of right hands. Cena starts to fight back with a couple of right hands of his own, but he walks into a sidewalk slam from Barrett. Cena blocks a suplex from Barrett and he reverses it into a suplex of his own.
Heath Slater tags in and he prevents Cena from making the tag to Bryan. Slater sends Cena into the corner hard, taking him right down to the mat. Slater sends Cena into the opposite corner and Cena charges out both men hitting clotheslines.
Slater tries to prevent Cena from making the tag, but he’s not successful. Bryan comes in and connects with a big kick to Slater, and another series of kicks in the corner to Slater. Bryan avoids Slater in the corner with a backflip and he sends Slater to the outside with a running forearm. Bryan follows out with a big suicide dive. Bryan sends Slater into the ring and follows him with a missile dropkick. Bryan takes out the Nexus, kicks out of a roll up, and locks in a crossface, forcing Slater to tap.
Slater is eliminated.
Miz comes from the back and whacks Bryan with his briefcase. Barrett steals the victory with a quick pin.
Bryan is eliminated.
Barrett goes to the outside and rolls Cena back into the ring, tagging in Gabriel.
Gabriel charges Cena in the corner, but Cena avoids him and connects with a couple of shoulder blocks before hitting a side belly to back suplex and following it up with the five knuckle shuffle. Cena tries for the AA, but Barrett makes the blind tag, coming in and stopping the AA and hitting Cena repeatedly in the head before stomping away. Barrtt and Gabriel stomp away at Cena repeatedly, making quick tags in and out, continuing to stomp at Cena. Barrett finally tags in and lets Cena get up to his feet, only to hit a big boot to send Cena to the outside. Barrett follows out quickly and Gabriel peels back some of the ringside mats.
Barrett DDT’s Cena on the concrete. Barrett sends Cena back into the ring and he tags in Gabriel, telling him to go to the top. Gabriel tries for the 450, but Cena moves out of the way. Cena goes for the quick cover, and scores the three count.
Justin Gabriel is eliminated.
Barrett comes in and is quickly caught in the STF. Barrett taps out, and this one is over.
Winners: Team RAW, John Cena
– After the match, John Cena gets up and celebrates with the fans. The pay-per-view goes off the air with Cena in the ring.
– WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view opens up with a nice video package, focusing on Nexus attempt at taking over RAW. We see highlights of their past few months on RAW.