PPV Fusion: SummerSlam 2012
The 2012 WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View starts with a video hyping Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and their match set to take place later on, and a video recapping Dolph Ziggler attack on Chris Jericho on SmackDown! (click here for our SmackDown! report), followed by Dolph Ziggler (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero) taking on Chris Jericho in a match to kick off the PPV.
The match sees Jericho get the victory, when he puts Ziggler in the Walls Of Jericho, forcing him to tap out.
After a video recapping the events involving Shawn Michaels and Brock Lesnar on Monday Night Raw (click here for our Raw report), Matt Striker interviews Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar, with Heyman talking about how Triple H told the referee for his match with Lesnar later on that he should use his discretion as it is a fight to the finish, and they say that it is a fight that Triple H won’t win and that if he doesn’t like it, they have two words for him – tap out.
Next up, Daniel Bryan is pitted against Kane in a match which sees Bryan get the victory, when counters Kane’s Tombstone Piledriver attempt into a small package for the 3-count. Afterwards, Kane is clearly angry at what happened.
Kane storms backstage to look for Bryan, only to be told by Josh Mathews that he has left, causing Kane to take out his anger on Mathews by throwing him off-screen into some of the surroundings.
Back in the arena, Rey Mysterio goes against The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship in a match which sees The Miz get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Mysterio with the Skull-Crushing Finale for the 3-count.
After a video promoting the WWE app on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android, an interaction involving Eve Torres and Teddy Long, an interaction involving CM Punk and AJ, and a video recapping the events involving Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus that led to their upcoming match, Sheamus takes on Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The match sees Sheamus get the victory, though it is not without controversy, when Sheamus hits Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez’s shoe behind the back of the referee, and Sheamus then hits Del Rio with the Irish Curse backbreaker for the 3-count, also taking Del Rio’s leg off the rope before the referee can notice it.
After a video recapping Triple H’s conversation with referee Scott Armstrong on the Pre-Show, a video recapping Darren Young and Titus O’Neil attack of R-Truth on Raw, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are pitted against Kofi Kingston and R-Truth for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a match which sees Truth get the victory and retain the titles for his team, when he hits Young with the jumping reverse STO for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events of the past few weeks involving CM Punk, John Cena, and The Big Show, that led to the upcoming match, CM Punk, John Cena, and The Big Show go against each other in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship.
The match sees Show tap out, but there is confusion as to who the winner is due to the fact that both Cena and Punk have him in a submission hold. AJ’s music hits and she makes her way to the ring, where she listens to what is said, and then orders the match to be restarted.
The restarted match sees Punk get the victory and retain his title, when Cena avoids Show’s attempt at hitting him with the Weapon of Mass Destruction, instead hitting Show with an Attitude Adjustment, but Punk grabs Cena and throws him out of the ring, before pinning the downed Show for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the Pre-Show match between Antonio Cesaro and Santino Marella, which saw Cesaro get the victory to become the new United States Champion, Kevin Rudolph performs the official SummerSlam theme “Don’t Give Up” as Divas come out and dance along to it.
After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Triple H takes on Brock Lesnar (accompanied by Paul Heyman) in a match which sees Lesnar get the victory, when he puts Triple H in the Kimura Lock and forces him to tap out.
Afterwards, medical personnel see to Triple H until he tells them to leave him alone, and the crowd first chant “You Tapped Out” to him until they turn to a mixture of cheers and boos, and then into “Triple H” chants as he leaves the ring and heads up the ramp without anybody else’s help.
The announcers wonder if this this is the end of Triple H and whether he just said goodbye, while Triple H heads backstage as SummerSlam goes off the air.