Summerslam 2022 Outcomes, Evaluation, And Main Surprises

The one option to describe Summerslam 2022 is “wild.” WWE’s July PPV/PLE aired on Peacock and there have been some unbelievable moments. One of many largest moments was Brock Lesnar bringing a tractor to the ring, then lifting your entire ring throughout the match. That is not a joke. That occurred.

The occasion occurred at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. In the event you missed out on the present, don’t fret, you possibly can take a look at the ultimate outcomes and a assessment of Summerslam 2022 under.

With 5 WWE Championships on the road over the course of the July 30 night, there was lots to maintain observe of. The largest match on the cardboard was Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns taking up Brock Lesnar for each of the pinnacle of the desk’s titles. This wasn’t the primary time the 2 have confronted one another, one on one, at a PPV. They’ve squared off in opposition to one another at Wrestlemania 31 (2015), Wrestlemania 34 (2018), Biggest Royal Rumble (2018), Summerslam (2018), Crown Jewel (2021), and Wrestlemania 38 (2022). Nonetheless, nobody noticed the result of the match–which concerned a tractor.

If you wish to watch a replay of Summerslam, you will want the streaming service Peacock . Whereas the streaming service does have a free tier, you won’t be able to look at the WWE occasion by that. You will want a Premium ($5 a month, with adverts) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10 a month, no adverts) account. No matter which tier you select, there will likely be a couple of WWE-related adverts all through the present.

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Match card:

  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (Final Man Standing Match for the Undisputed Championships)
  • Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (Smackdown Girls’s Championship)
  • Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Idea (United States Championship)
  • The Usos vs. The Avenue Earnings (Undisputed WWE Tag Crew Championship with Particular Visitor Referee Jeff Jarrett)
  • Pat McAfee vs. Completely satisfied Corbin
  • Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch (Uncooked Girls’s Championship)
  • Logan Paul vs. The Miz
  • The Mysterios vs. Finn Bálor and Damian Priest The Judgment Day (No Disqualification Match)

Moreover, if you wish to know a bit extra in regards to the matches and our predictions for each, take a look at the latest episode of Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot’s wrestling podcast. Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner are joined by a lawyer to debate each match this week.

Beneath, you will discover the outcomes and a assessment for each match for Summerslam 2022.

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Kickoff Present

The Kickoff Present will start at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET. You possibly can watch it for your self under.

There have been no matches on the Kickoff Present, as soon as once more. Contemplating this was one in all WWE’s bigger and more-popular PLEs of the yr, we thought there would have been no less than one.

Principal Card

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Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch

(Uncooked Girls’s Championship)

Belair wins by pin.

Mat: Properly, the Kickoff Present was a waste of time, but again–except when Greg from Kinda Humorous was on. He was no less than enjoyable. Fortunately, we’re kicking off the present with the Uncooked Girls’s Championship. To cite myself from Twitter, “Bianca and Becky have unbelievable in-ring chemistry. #Summerslam.” This is not their finest match by any means, nevertheless it’s nonetheless nice as a result of they work so nicely collectively.

To additionally quote myself on Twitter, WWE must calm the hell down with the digital camera cuts and the frantic zooms. It is distracting and annoying. They’re on this unbelievable out of doors stadium with this unbelievable pure lighting (for now) and all I can give attention to is all these digital camera cuts.

Anyway, I actually loved this match, and the pop from the group when Bianca gave Becky the KOD on the finish of the match was wonderful. You like seeing the group get behind a wrestler like that–especially a babyface in 2022. And we acquired this actually nice second on the finish the place the 2 shook palms, and it was simply such a good way to start out off the present.

After which Bayley got here again… Then Dakota Kai… Then Io Sharai. This was an epic near the opening match.

Score: 8.5/10

Chris: Simply to star off heading in the right direction, I really like that Becky has developed past bizarre sun shades into merely bizarre headpieces. This crowd is jacked up and able to rock, which is superior. So glad that is the match kicking issues off and getting a recent and enthusiastic crowd. I really like these two and can gladly watch them wrestle as many occasions as WWE deems it mandatory. Nonetheless, the camerawork on the primary stretch of this match was erratic and took away from the wonderful work they had been placing out. The digital camera cuts had been coming at such a frenetic tempo that it was onerous to observe at occasions.

That KOD to the ringside space was a factor of magnificence, although. As was Becky pulling Bianca off the highest rope and right into a Manhandle Slam. Man, the chemistry between these two is other-worldly. The ending, with Bianca turning the tremendous Manhandle Slam right into a top-rope Spanish fly adopted by yet one more KOD was performed to perfection. Her leaping into the pin appeared so good and confirmed how essential it was to get it performed as quickly as she might. What an superior option to kick off the present. In contrast to Mat, the digital camera stuff stopped bothering me across the midway level of the match, so I used to be capable of simply embrace how superior the whole lot was.

I perceive the handshake and hug on the finish however I actually hope Becky comes out on Uncooked as a fiery heel as soon as once more. She’s too good at being too dangerous. BAYLEY WHAT IS HAPPENING. I am so sorry I have been dreaming of this second. And Dakota Kai? What the heck? Io Sharai? That is superior. And I really like the thought of those three as a heel secure. I am unhappy Becky is popping face once more, although.

Score: 8.5/10

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Logan Paul vs. The Miz

Logan Paul wins by pin.

Mat: My web went down the primary 8 minutes of the match, so I do probably not really feel comfy ranking this one. Nonetheless, I want to provide credit score the place it’s due. Logan Paul’s standing moonsault was very spectacular. He wasn’t 100% nailing each transfer, however there have been some very memorable moments. This was enjoyable, nevertheless it might have performed with out so many adverts for the power drink that sponsors Paul.

Score: /10

Chris: If we will get by this match with no reference to The Miz’s testicles on commentary, I’d be a contented boy. Additionally, I am glad Tommaso Ciampa is getting screentime, however at what a price? Additionally I really like that The Miz is carrying a photograph of himself beating up Logan paul round his beck. Take that, Logan Paul’s Pokemon card. This match wasn’t so dangerous. However there have been a number of moments for Paul that felt very strive onerous, if that is sensible. His moonsault to the ground from the apron simply appeared pointless (and he missed most of Miz, besides). His Blockbuster was on level, although. As was Miz’s double knee facebuster to Paul from the highest rope. And Paul’s frogsplash by the announce desk.

I feel my large takeaway from this match, although, is what’s there for Paul to do in WWE past feuding with The Miz? He is means too inexperienced to be any form of title contender and he is completely not going to go on the highway with WWE. It is a goofy rivalry they’ve and that is tremendous, nevertheless it’s not sustainable long-term. Particularly now that Paul has gotten the win over Miz and proceeded to drink some form of power drink he is certainly sponsored by. Anyway, it was match but when Logan Paul has signed a long run contract with WWE, I’ve to surprise what for. Additionally, I am dying for them to seek out one thing higher for Ciampa to do. Please.

Score: 7/10

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Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Idea

(United States Championship)

Bobbly Lashley wins by submission.

Mat: Greater than something, I wished Idea to get so pissed off after shedding to Lashley that he cashed in his MITB contract in opposition to Bobby Lashley for a rematch–and then lose once more. How hilarious would that be? Anyway, that is not what occurred. We acquired a middle-of-the-road match that ended the Lashley/Idea saga. Not a lot to say about it.

Score: 5/10

Chris: Individuals HATE Idea. So his push has labored like a allure. The difficulty I’ve with this match is Idea by no means looks like a menace, which is dangerous if WWE is planning to make him a world champion. He was totally destroyed by Lashley. Why would we wish him to win the title later tonight? When Seth Rollins cashed in at Wrestlemania years again, he additionally misplaced his match that evening–a highly-competitive effort in opposition to Randy Orton that included that unbelievable RKO second. That is how you’ve got somebody lose earlier than they money in. I’ve to hope Idea is not going to really money in tonight as a result of he does not look worthy of the belt in any respect. The person makes the title, the title does not make the person. And proper now, Idea can’t make the Undisputed WWE Common Championship.

Score: 4.5/10

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The Mysterios vs. Finn Bálor and Damian Priest The Judgment Day (No Disqualification Match)

Rey Mysterio pins Finn Balor.

Mat: Eddie Guerrero is the most-mocked wrestler within the WWE. Any time anybody wrestles Rey Mysterio, they mock Eddie. It is outdated hat–unless you wish to name Dominik “Dominik Guerrero,” that is nonetheless honest sport.

Here is some meals for thought. This can be a No DQ match, proper? Then why is that this additionally being handled as a conventional tag and never a twister tag? If you cannot be disqualified for something, then why play by the principles and maintain on to the tag rope and politely wait to be tagged in? WRESTLING!

Then Brood Edge confirmed up, however with quick hair and a cool jacket. Okay, it wasn’t Brood Edge, however he did come up by a flaming staircase. I don’t completely get the purpose of the weeks of vignettes for Edge for him to point out up right here. There is not any actual impact–especially when earlier within the night, we’d be informed he is coming again tonight.

After the spears, Rey Mysterio acquired the pin. This was one other middle-of-the-road match that includes lots of people I like.

Score: 4/10

Chris: Above all, I am supremely disillusioned in how WWE has wasted The Judgment Day since Edge was faraway from the group. They have been feuding with the Mysterios and have been repeatedly made to appear like chumps. They deserve higher than this. And I nonetheless do not perceive why they’re persevering with to make use of Edge’s evil WWE music. However he is again tonight, so possibly he will help clarify.

It is moments like this match which you could neglect Finn Balor was the primary Common Champion ever and has been misused nonstop ever since–save for his transient return to NXT. That is the difficulty with this match and the presentation of The Judgment Day as an entire. Finn is the founding chief of Bullet Membership, a former champion, and one of many absolute most gifted performers on the planet. He ought to be greater than “the man carrying leather-based pants in a vaguely goth secure with no course.” He should not be shedding clear to Rey Mysterio on Uncooked, every week earlier than combating him once more at SummerSlam. Underneath the precise circumstances, a sequence of matches between Balor and Rey Mysterio could be unbelievable. This ain’t it, although.

I’ll say, I did get pleasure from Rhea Ripley beating up Dominik, although. And I am wildly confused about no matter’s happening with Edge, who made his return right here. Is he… man demon now? Is that this what the Brood 2022 seems to be like? And I’ve to be trustworthy, having Finn take the loss right here is only a horrible choice. In the end, we’ll get Edge vs. Finn and I am certain it will likely be superior. However this type of sucks.

Score: 4/10

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Pat McAfee vs. Completely satisfied Corbin

McAfee pins Corbin.

Chris and I are the target market for this match. We love McAfee. We love Completely satisfied/Unhappy/Torpid Corbin. It is a feel-good match with a beloved face and a hated heel. McAfee appeared slightly sloppy, however he pulled off some fairly spectacular strikes. The end with the basically Panama Dawn did not look nice, so the end as an entire did not look nice, however general, I actually loved this one–outside of McAfee’s horrible entrance music.

Score: 7.5/10

Chris: I give a 0/10 to McAfee’s new music. Convey again the outdated track. And why is there a dude within the entrance row carrying Joker make-up? Did he simply watch The Darkish Knight this week and thinks it makes him cool? My brother, it doesn’t.

I’ve to be trustworthy, although, this match was a blast. I liked them buying and selling offense, liked Corbin on commentary and shoving Michael Cole. McAfee continues to point out he has chops within the ring and Completely satisfied Corbin continues to by no means get outdated. This was by no means going to be a technical marvel of a match. It was going to be a battle and that is precisely what we acquired. Nonetheless, it undoubtedly appeared like McAfee was going to kill himself falling off the highest rope earlier than he managed to land that swantom bomb. Nonetheless, these two placed on a brief however entertaining match, full with McAfee’s bizarre rollup ending move–which I do not hate.

Score: 8/10

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The Usos vs. The Avenue Earnings

(Undisputed WWE Tag Crew Championship with Particular Visitor Referee Jeff Jarrett)

The Usos win by pin.

Mat: Can anybody inform me who’s going to be my child tonight? I really feel like somebody has to reference that track when speaking about Jeff Jarrett or Street Doggggg will get upset.

I like kicks that occur to be higher than normal–super even–so this match may be very a lot up my alley. Let’s be honest–as I ought to be on this assessment. The Avenue Earnings and The Usos are two of one of the best tag groups working within the enterprise proper now, in any promotion. As soon as once more, these two placed on a clinic right here. This was a curler coaster of emotion watching these groups attempt to get one over one another. There is no such thing as a staff higher than conserving you on the sting of you seat than The Usos. It occurred lots right here.

The match was improbable, however the end was shocking, to say the least. The difficulty is that it actually feels prefer it’s the Avenue Earnings’ time to be champs as soon as once more. There’s nothing improper with The Usos retaining–they’re nice champs–but it felt prefer it was time to cross the torch.

Score: 8.5/10

Chris: We’re all with our child tonight, you guys. Additionally, with an entrance like this, the Usos need to be successful, proper? Additionally, I am normally very judgmental of the dearth of a giant elaborate stage at exhibits like this. Nonetheless, being fully trustworthy, I really like the way it seems to be right here. Everybody strolling down that aisle, surrounded by followers, seems to be as large time because it will get. It dawned on me as I watched the Usos make that stroll, it has old fashioned Wrestlemania vibes and it really works rather well.

Matches between these two groups by no means get outdated. And whereas there’s been loads of speak about how nice Montez Ford is (and he’s), I really like that Angelo Dawkins acquired to point out off a bit tonight as a result of he is additionally extremely gifted. Additionally, it does not make sense however I like Jeff Jarrett because the referee. He is good on the job, it provides one thing particular to the match that we do not see usually, and makes the bout really feel like a good larger deal.

I am genuinely shocked the Usos retained the titles. This was a superb time for them to drop the belts and chase for slightly while–and create extra stakes main into the principle occasion.

Nonetheless, this was a heck of a match and although it’ll most likely be some time, I might like to see these two groups go at it once more.

Score: 8/10

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Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey

(Smackdown Girls’s Championship)

Liv wins by pin.

Mat: Early on, this feels very “squashy,” and I am not a fan, most likely as a result of I like Liv Morgan and wish her to be a champion that retains. It is loads of Liv virtually dying however discovering a option to wiggle out of the circumstance she’s in. She has willpower and sturdiness and nice in-ring data, however her offense was weak.

Nonetheless, I actually liked the end right here. It is one thing I’ve wished to see for a very long time. Liv is in a submission transfer, however Ronda’s shoulders had been on the mat–and Liv acquired the pin–however, Liv tapped throughout this. Then after shedding, Ronda beat up Liv then the ref. Fortunately, Jamie Noble got here to avoid wasting the ref. We’ll get a rematch, and that is tremendous. I like that this match provided up one thing distinctive.

7.5/10

Chris: I really like Liv Morgan, and I need Liv Morgan to one way or the other get a win right here. She’s simply so likable and has a very completely different power as champion. And the group loves her. I informed Mat she jogs my memory of the world’s little sister. We do not need dangerous issues to occur to her. We simply wish to champion her to the moon.

I really like that they’ve made Liv look sturdy right here. She’s gotten out of Ronda’s strikes greater than as soon as and even utilized her personal. I really like that Morgan received and it wasn’t clear, however greater than that I really like heel Ronda Rousey. Her character has been flailing for too lengthy. It is about time she will get some edge again. This was a brief one, however an entertaining bout. And hey, extra Liv as champion. What’s to not love? I am guessing we’ll get one other match between them–maybe a gimmick match of some sort–at Conflict on the Fort.

7.5/10

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Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar

(Final Man Standing Match for the Undisputed Championships)

Roman Reigns is the final man standing.

Mat: Brock Lesnar driving a tractor to the ring is my favourite Brock Lesnar second. Sure, I stated Brock Lesnar, not Bork Lazer. I respect a wrestler who drives a big car to the ring, like Kurt Angle and Steve Austin earlier than him.

Hear, the tractor side of all of that is very foolish. He loaded Roman Reigns into it then dumped him into the ring, and none of it makes any sense. Then the viewers began chanting “That is superior.” Positive? I assume? I imply, it is all very dumb however in the easiest way doable.

Lesnar then used the tractor to carry up the ring, and Roman Reigns rolled out. I laughed so extremely onerous for means too lengthy. This was the second I used to be ready for. That is all so foolish. I like it a lot.

The match broke down into much more insanity with Idea attempting to cashing in his MITB contract, however then Lesnar acquired to him, however then The Usos attacked him. That is complete chaos. The one means Reigns might get his win was to pile a bunch of trash onto Lesnar. It labored as a end. This was by far probably the most wild Final Man Standing match I’ve ever seen, and I liked it.

9.5/10

Chris: I do not even know what’s occurring anymore. Why did Brock drive a tractor to the ring? Additionally, it is like IN the ring. That appears dangerous? I totally anticipate this to finish just like the Halftime Warmth match between The Rock and Mankind. Somebody’s getting pinned to the bottom underneath that tractor for a ten depend.

You need to like it when a bunch of tables get fully obliterated early on. These two dudes hit onerous and actually appear invested in making one another really feel it within the morning. I’ve to say, Brock dumping Roman into the ring through the tractor was an superior idea, however finally, it appeared like Roman fell round six inches, so it was extra humorous than anything.

Nonetheless, Brock was dominant on this match. After which he attacked the ring along with his tractor, and it was the weirdest factor I’ve ever seen. It should suck for these whose views at the moment are obstructed by the underside of the ring. Then the Usos attacked, Heyman ate an F-5 by a desk, it was absolute anarchy and so many individuals simply did not get to see it as a result of Brock lifted the ring off the bottom. Cue Austin Idea. In fact, that did not work out both. And Roman and Brock continued to beat the snot out of one another with the whole lot in sight. And eventually, the Bloodline merely buried Brock underneath no matter they may get their palms on.

This match was chaos in its most pure kind and wildly entertaining. And my God did they rip aside virtually the whole lot. That is the form of match the place they’ll embody highlights in every kind of video packages for years to come–and Roman managed to hold on to his beloved titles. Not a foul option to shut out SummerSlam.

9.5/10

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