PPV Fusion: SummerSlam 2016

by on 22nd August 2016

The 2016 WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View starts with a video hyping the matches to take place later on in the night, followed by Enzo Amore and Big Cass taking on “Jeri-KO” Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens in a tag team match to kick things off.

The match sees Jericho get the victory for his team, when Owens launches Amore in Jericho’s direction and Jericho catches Amore by hitting him with a Codebreaker for the 3-count.

After an interaction backstage involving Shane McMahon, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley, Stephanie McMahon, Jon Stewart, his son, and “The New Day” Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Charlotte is pitted against Sasha Banks in a match for the WWE Women’s Championship.

The match sees Charlotte get the victory, when she counters Sasha’s Crossface into a pin for the 3-count to become the new WWE Women’s Champion.

After an interaction backstage involving Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, AJ Styles and Finn Bálor, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, The Miz (accompanied by Maryse) goes against Apollo Crews in a match for the Intercontinental Championship.

The match sees The Miz get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Crews with a Skull-Crushing Finale for the 3-count.

After a video promoting Goldberg as a pre-order bonus for WWE 2K17, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, AJ Styles takes on John Cena in a match which sees Styles get the victory, when he hits Cena with a Phenomenal Forearm for the 3-count.

Afterwards, Styles celebrates as he leaves. Cena is left in the ring and is shown respect by the crowd, and he takes off his “Never Give Up” armband, presses a kiss to it, and leaves it in the ring as he then leaves too.

After a video hyping shows on the WWE Network, “The New Day” Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods (accompanied and introduced by Jon Stewart) are pitted against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.

The match sees Gallows and Anderson get the victory but The New Day retain the titles, when Big E makes his way to the ring to make the save for Jon Stewart and takes out Gallows and Anderson, which prompts the referee to call for the bell and a disqualification.

After a video hyping “Holy Foley” on the WWE Network, with episodes immediately being available following SummerSlam, a video hyping the next SmackDown-only Pay-Per-View, which is Backlash on 11th September, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Dolph Ziggler goes against Dean Ambrose in a match for the WWE World Championship, with SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan watching at ringside.

The match sees Ambrose get the victory and retain his title, when he counters Ziggler’s move from the top rope and hits a Dirty Deeds for the 3-count.

After a video recapping the happenings during SummerSlam week, including NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, Naomi, Carmella and Becky Lynch take on Natalya, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Bella (returning from injury, and replacing the suspended Eva Marie whose entrance was still teased regardless and her absence claimed as being due to exhaustion, anxiety and stress caused by hostile WWE fans) in a Six-Woman Tag Team match.

The match sees Nikki get the victory for her team, when she hits Carmella with a forearm and follows it up with a TKO (Fireman’s carry cutter) for the 3-count.

After a video hyping the next Raw-only Pay-Per-View, which is Clash of Champions on 25th September, a video recapping the events that led to the match between Roman Reigns and Rusev to take place later on, a backstage interview with Rusev and Lana, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Seth Rollins is pitted against “The Demon King” Finn Bálor for the WWE Universal Championship, with Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley watching at ringside.

The match sees Bálor get the victory, when he hits Rollins with the Coup de Grâce for the 3-count to become the first WWE Universal Champion.

After checking in with the SummerSlam Panel (comprised of Renee Young and WWE Hall of Famers Booker T, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Lita) for their thoughts on the matches so far and yet to take place, and a video promoting KFC with The Miz and Dolph Ziggler, Rusev (accompanied by Lana) goes against Roman Reigns in a match for the United States Championship.

The match never officially gets under-way however, as Rusev attacks Reigns first and a battle ensues between the two which is ended when Reigns hits Rusev with a spear on the outside and Reigns walks away again afterwards.

After a video hyping “Total Bellas” and another hyping “Holey Foley”, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Brock Lesnar (accompanied by Paul Heyman) takes on Randy Orton in a match which sees Lesnar get awarded the victory as a result of a TKO (Technical Knock-Out), when he hits Orton with shots to the head that lead to him bleeding.

Afterwards, Lesnar starts to attack Orton again until Shane McMahon heads to the ring and confront Lesnar, only for Lesnar to hit Shane with an F-5 in return.

Lesnar leaves with Heyman, as SummerSlam goes off the air.

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), ECW and numerous independent promotions.


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