On Sunday, August 23, 2015, WWE will present WWE SummerSlam 2015, live at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. For those who are unable to attend it live, it will be available for viewing exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
However, the Inquisitr understands not everyone in the WWE Universe (or wrestling community in general) will be able to spend the four hours to watch WWE SummerSlam 2015. Therefore, results will be presented live as they become available.
Similar to past WWE pay-per-views, the WWE is providing one courtesy to those who do not have a paid subscription to the WWE Network. One hour before the special event, WWE SummerSlam 2015 Kickoff will take place, which will include a panel of WWE personalities and commentators, which will most likely have Renee Young, Corey Graves, Ric Flair, and Booker T (don’t hold me to that), discussing the matches at the pay-per-view. It can be viewed not only on the WWE Network, but also on WWE’s official website, WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pheed, and Pinterest one hour before the actual pay-per-view.
Prior to this, the Inquisitr reported on the latest news leading up to WWE SummerSlam 2015, which may or may not assist in fan predictions on what will take place.
- Starting with WWE SummerSlam 2015, WWE and ESPN will have some form of working relationship. Former WWE commentator, Jonathan Coachman, weighs in on what the future holds for them.
- Seth Rollins is rumored to turn face during his match possibly if Sheamus, the current MITB winner, cashes in the briefcase at the event.
- Though everyone is looking forward to the clash of titans between Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker, it may not live up to the hype due to Undertaker’s advanced age.
- Jon Stewart is the host of WWE SummerSlam 2015 but the question is if he will get involved somehow?
Nevertheless, the following match card shown below is what is provided at this moment, and can change for any reason. The Inquisitr will update this article with the latest results as they become available live!
Fatal 4-Way Match (WWE Tag Team Championships) — Consisting of the The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara), Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando with El Torito), The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E with Xavier Woods), and champions The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil). Given how many bodies are involved in this match, this will be a high-octane, blood pumper to get the crowd going. This is especially important if the pre-show doesn’t have a match to show off. It’s unsure who will win, but expect some intricate tag team choreography. Expect El Torito and Xavier Woods to participate in some fashion too.
RESULT: The New Day wins the Fatal 4-Way Match to become the new WWE Tag Team Championships.
Ryback vs. Big Show vs. The Miz (Triple Threat Match for WWE Intercontinental Championship) — This was the match that was supposed to happen at an earlier WWE pay-per-view, but did not due to Ryback’s injury. However, having it done at the second-biggest WWE pay-per-view is fitting especially if rumors of Big Show retiring soon are true. What better place to go out than at one of the “Big Four” pay-per-views (Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series). If not, this may be Big Show’s last hurrah as a champion. The Miz may need it though to breathe life back into his character. As for Ryback, I think he’ll drop it due to his absence.
RESULT: Ryback defeats Big Show and The Miz via pinfall on The Miz after taking advantage of Big Show’s KO Punch.
Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper vs. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose — While WWE is at it, why don’t they call this the precursor of the return of The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield? To be frank, Reigns and Ambrose winning would be big here because as a stable with Seth Rollins in The Shield, they have never won a match against The Wyatt Family. Think about that for a moment. The most dominant three-man group (a group that took out John Cena and the Undertaker on separate instances) always lost to The Wyatt Family. With that in mind, I expect Reigns and Ambrose to win, or lose on their own terms.
RESULT: Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose defeat Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper via pinfall by Roman Reigns on Bray Wyatt after The Spear.
Stephen Amell and Neville vs. Stardust and King Barrett — I will say that I love how Stardust and King Barrett are getting into character for this match in which King Barrett is now the “Cosmic King.” Seriously, something tells me that character acting will play a major role in this match. The Prince of Dark Matter and the Cosmic King takes on the Man Gravity Forgot and the Green Arrow. That’s a gimmick battle for sure. As for Stephen Amell as Arrow? Expect it if CW gives him permission to be in character. Nevertheless, since Amell is a guest, he and Neville will most-likely win the match.
RESULT: Stephen Amell and Neville defeat Stardust and King Barrett via pinfall by Neville on King Barrett after the Red Arrow.
Keven Owens vs. Cesaro — Ladies and gentlemen, this will be your “Ring of Honor” match. If you want to some phenomenal wrestling, watch what these two do in the ring. I guarantee you that at a pay-per-view like this, you won’t be watching Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro, you’ll be watching Kevin Steen vs. Claudio Castagnoli. If they are given permission to let their expertise truly shine, we’ll see moves they did in Ring of Honor. Owens may pull out the package piledriver and Steenilizer while we might finally see Cesaro (well if he can given Owen’s size) pull off a UFO. Honestly, it doesn’t matter who wins because it is about the match for this one.
RESULT: Kevin Owens defeats Cesaro via pinfall with the Pop-Up Powerbomb.
Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. vs. PCB — The Divas Revolution hits its swan song during this three-team elimination match. Team Bella (Nikki and Brie Bella, Alisha Fox), Team B.A.D. (Naomi, Tamina, Sasha Banks), and PCB (Paige, Charlotte, Becky Lynch) will show who is the best. Since the WWE Divas Championship isn’t on the line, it is expected Team Bella will be eliminated first since the Divas Revolution truly involves Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch.
To be frank, this Divas Revolution has grown stagnant for two reasons. First, it was most likely changed up after Bayley (the fourth member of the Four Horsewomen of NXT) was injured. I believe that is the only reason she is still in NXT. Second, there is no standout female in this. Like Mick Foley said, there needs to be a standout female competitor that doesn’t just deliver in the match but on the mic. The last female to do so was AJ Lee.
RESULT: Team P.C.B. wins the three-team elimination match via pinfall after Becky Lynch connects with the Pumphandle Uranage on Brie Bella.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev – This is the storied love battle. Ziggler now has Lana, who used to be Rusev’s girl. Rusev, however, has Summer Rae, a girl who has one of the most annoying screams in WWE, second to Jillian Hall. Since this is a love spat fight, expect both Lana and Summer Rae to get involved. Besides that, I am unsure who will win. I will say that I do like Rusev’s character more now since he is becoming far more pompous.
RESULT: The match was a no contest due to a double countout.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus – It is sad to say this, but this will probably be the most boring match of the night. Though a story was built, it doesn’t have the same amount of interest or coverage as the others. There really is no angle actually unless both men (actually just Sheamus) taps into their characters more. All Orton has to do is “hear voices” and the WWE Universe will eat it up. Sheamus might win this one, especially if he cashes in the MITB briefcase later on. However, Rollins lost to Orton at Wrestlemania 31 and cashed in the MITB briefcase later on to win the title. Sheamus winning or losing may not be a factor.
RESULT: Sheamus defeats Randy Orton via pinfall after two Brogue Kicks.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins (Champion vs. Champion Winner-Take-All Match) – This is interesting! The WWE United States Champion vs. the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The winner takes both belts! Though the match itself is interesting just because of the stipulation, I don’t expect anyone to win cleanly. Clearly, there will be a disqualification of some kind, especially if Sheamus cashes in tonight. This one will remain undetermined until it plays out. Too many factors to make a call.
RESULT: Seth Rollins defeats John Cena via pinfall after a Pedigree on the steel chair thanks to an interference by Jon Stewart to become both the WWE United States Champion and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker – Probably the most anticipated match of the night, and it may not live up to the hype. However, fans probably know that giving Undertaker’s advanced age and years of treating his body the way he’s done it. All those over-the-top and top rope/turnbuckle moves do have an effect on a dude his size. Seriously, this is a match for the story, and the fisticuffs will fly. It’s unclear who will win, but I am thinking it will be The Undertaker this time around, especially if a certain Icon makes an appearance. Also, expect the Undertaker to go full heel. People will boo in the beginning, but just like every heel turn Undertaker has done in the latter part of his career, the WWE Universe will love it and actually cheer for him to do dastardly deeds.
RESULT: Undertaker defeats Brock Lesnar via submission with the Hell’s Gate.
[Image via WWE Summerslam 2015 Poster]