WWE SummerSlam 2013: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis
We have waited weeks, but Sunday night is the night. SummerSlam is upon us!
Welcome to the Bleacher Report live coverage for SummerSlam 2013. This is your destination that has live coverage of all the action from the pay-per-view.
This show is stacked with seven matches, and a free pre-show match. Let's look at the card as it stands.
- RVD vs. Dean Ambrose U.S. Title Match (pre-show)
- Natalya vs. Brie Bella
- Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee and Big E. Langston
- Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow
- Kane vs. Bray Wyatt (Ring of Fire match)
- CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar
- Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio World Title match
- Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena WWE Title match (Triple H is a special guest referee)
WWE could always add another match to the card if time allows, but as of now, this is what we have set for Sunday night.
Will Bray Wyatt be able to stand the heat and put Kane down?
Can Daniel Bryan overcome John Cena as well as Vince McMahon's obvious vendetta against him?
Will either Money in the Bank winner choose SummerSlam to cash in their briefcase?
How will Paul Heyman—and possibly Curtis Axel—play into Brock Lesnar's match with CM Punk?
And lastly, which match will steal the show?
Make sure to bookmark this page and come back at the start of the pre-show for answers to all these questions and live coverage of all the action!
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Well, that was a crazy way to end the show.
It looks like SummerSlam ends with Triple H and Orton turning heel together. Will Legacy return?
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
Orton pins Bryan and wins the WWE title, with Triple H celebrating with him.
Winner and new WWE Champion: Randy Orton
I am shocked, even though I predicted this would happen.
The crowd goes nuts as Bryan celebrates with the title. He and Cena face off in the middle of the ring and shake hands.
After a few minutes of celebrating we see Orton comes out with his briefcase. He looks at Bryan from ringside and holds up the case.
Bryan challenges him to come in the ring and try it. Orton turns around and Triple H pedigrees Bryan.
Orton comes in and says he wants to cash in. OH MY GOD!
Cena vs. Bryan Part 7
Cena and Bryan start slapping the hell out of each other until Bryan gets the advantage. Cena tries for an AA, but Bryan counters into a DDT.
Bryan goes to the top rope, but Cena catches him, puts him up for the AA, only to have Bryan roll him up for a two count.
Bryan kicks Cena's head off and then he hits a nasty running kick for the three count and the win.
Winner and new WWE champion: Daniel Bryan
YES YES YES!!!
Daniel Bryan wins the WWE title........................ #Summerslam— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) August 19, 2013
Cena vs. Bryan Part 6
Cena gets Bryan on the top for an AA, but Bryan fights out with elbows to the head over and over. He ends with a huricanrana from the top,
Cena holds him and drops down, almost killing Bryan, and then he rolls him over for an STF. Seriously, Bryan almost took an accidental pildedriver from the top.
Bryan rolls over, but Cena keeps on the hold. Bryan reverses the STF into the Yes Lock. Cena makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Bryan follows up with two running dropkicks in the corner, but when he goes for a third he gets turned inside out by a clothesline.
Even JBL freaks out about it, and he is the master of the clothesline.
Cena and Bryan start trading shots in the middle of the ring, and they end up colliding in mid-air to take each other down.
Cena vs. Bryan Part 5
Cena finally breaks the hold after hitting Bryan into the corner a few times. Bryan gets hit with an AA out of nowhere, but he manages to kick out, which makes the crowd go nuts.
Cena gets on the top rope, and he has to push Bryan off a few times before Bryan hits him with a dropkick. Bryan goes up top with him and superplexes Cena off the top, but Bryan uses his legs to hand onto the top.
He rolls back up and gets on the top for the Flying Goat for a close two count. Bryan tries to hit a suicide dive, but Cena cuts him off with a hard elbow to the face.
Cena climbs to the top rope and hits the Fame-asser from the top for another near fall. What a match!
Cena vs. Bryan Part 4
Bryan keeps yelling at Cena to get up, just so he can kick him back down. It reminds me of Mark Henry a little.
Cena tries for the STF, but Bryan counters and puts the STF on Cena. Cole makes a huge deal out of Bryan using Cena's hold while Cena crawls to the ropes.
Bryan pulls Cena to the middle of the ring and then hits a nice German suplex for a two count.
He hits another German for another two count, but he doesn't let go. Cena powers out, but Bryan wrestles him down into the Yes Lock.
Cena eventually powers out of the hold, but Bryan locks in a Guillotine choke to take him tight back down.
Cena vs. Bryan Part 3
Bryan back flips out of the corner and then takes Cena down with a running clothesline. He starts in with kicks to the chest, but Cena avoids the big kick.
Cena hits a few shoulder tackles and he calls for the 5-Knuckle Shuffle, but Bryan kicks him in the head. Cena rolls through and they counter each other a few times until Cena drops Bryan with a slam.
Cena hits the 5KS the second time, but Bryan flips out of the AA and kicks Cena in the face. Bryan comes off the top rope with a dropkick for a two count.
Duelling chants break out as Bryan lays into Cena's bad arm with kicks.
Cena vs. Bryan Part 2
Some back and forth wrestling leads to Bryan taking Cena down with an armdrag. Bryan gets on Bryan for a surfboard. Cena powers out with his leg strength and then he sends Bryan off the apron into the announce table.
Bryan reverses an Irish whip outside the ring and sends Cena into the steel steps. Bryan brings Cena up on the steel steps, but Cena counters and suplexes Bryan onto the floor.
Bryan gets rolled back in for a two count. Cena starts laying in with hard right hands to Bryan before he Irish whips him into the turnbuckle, sending Bryan back to the mat with the sheer force of the hit.
Cena grabs Bryan for a sitout powerbomb for a close two count. This match has been great so far in my opinion.
Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena WWE Title Match Part 1
WWE should sell fake beards at the merchandise stands with every Bryan shirt they sell. Some little kid was wearing a fake beard and it looked hilarious.
Cena is out to a mixed response as usual. Justin Roberts does the official introductions, the match gets underway. Cena has his baseball in his elbow wrapped up.
Bryan goes for the arm, but Cena wrestles him down with a headlock. Bryan fights up and throws Cena off. They square off again as the crowd keeps going nuts.
For some reason Bryan agrees to a test of strength. Bryan gets put down, but he bridges his neck. Cena tries to get on top of him to push him back down, but Bryan keeps the bridge.
Bryan ends up kicking Cena out of the ring and Cena takes a breather before getting back in.
The Main Event WWE Title match is up next. Who do you think is walking out of SummerSlam as WWE Champion?
Fandango interrupts Miz backstage again and Miz lays him out with a big punch.
Langston and AJ vs. Ziggler and Kaitlyn
Langston and Ziggler start things off, with Langston using his power to take the early advantage. Langston hits a running senton for a two count.
Ziggler gets locked in an abdominal stretch while Langston keeps beating in his ribs.
Ziggler hits a dropkick, allowing him to tag Kaitlyn. AJ comes in and Kaitlyn takes her into the corner and starts beating on her.
AJ takes control and slowly turns the match in her favor. Langston and Ziggler get tagged in and Ziggler gets Langston down for a series of 9 elbows and one big elbow for a two count.
Kaitlyn breaks up a pin by Langston, and AJ takes her out with a running knee. Ziggler avoids Langston in the corner. Kaitlyn takes out AJ outside the ring with a spear while Langston takes out Ziggler in the ring.
He grabs Ziggler for the Big Ending, but Ziggler wiggles out and hits the Zig Zag for the pin and the win.
Winners: Kaitlyn and Dolph Ziggler
It was better than I expected.
Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn make their way out for the next match, while will give the crowd a chance to cool down a bit before the main event kicks things back into high gear.
Wow, nothing else really to say about Best vs The Beast #SummerSlam— Tyson Kidd (@KiddWWE) August 19, 2013
Punk vs. Lesnar Part 5
Lesnar grabs a chair from ringside. Punk gets on the top rope, but Lesnar holds up the chair and they both take the hit, Lesnar taking it to the head.
Punk grabs the chair and starts hitting Lesnar. Lesnar catches the chair, but Punk hits a low blow to take Lesnar down. Punk laughs as Lesnar goes down and Heyman freaks out.
Punk goes to the top rope with a chair and hits the elbow with the chair from the top rope for a close two count. Lesnar took that chair right to the face.
Heyman steals the chair away from Punk and it allows Lesnar to grab Punk. Punk holds onto Heyman while Lesnar was going for the F-5.
Punk gets off his shoulders and hits the GTS, but Heyman breaks up the pin. Lesnar springs up and grabs Punk for an F-5, but Punk counters into a DDT for another two count.
Punk locks in the Anaconda Vise, but he has to let go to stop Heyman from hitting him with a chair. Punk finally gets in a good shot to Heyman and then he locks Heyman in the Anaconda Vise.
Lesnar takes the chair and hits Punk really hard to get him off of Heyman and then he lays in with more hard shots to the back.
Lesnar F-5s Punk into the steel chair to get the pin and the win.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
What a great match. That was really a great show, and probably Lesnar's best match since returning to WWE.
Punk vs. Lesnar Part 4
Punk and Lesnar each break out of each others finishers and Punk ends up taking out Lesnar with a kick to the head. Punk gets him up for the GTS, but Lesnar counters into the Kimura Lock.
Punk counters the hold into a triangle submission. Lesnar teases tapping, but then he picks up Punk for a powerbomb, but Punk holds the submission on Lesnar.
Lesnar lifts Punk up again, but this time he gets a running start for the powerbomb to break off the hold and get a two count.
Lesnar grabs Punk for three rolling suplexes ala Eddie Guerrero, which gets an Eddie chant from the crowd.
Punk vs. Lesnar Part 3
Lesnar lays in with knees to the ribs of Punk. Punk fights out of a second bearhug and gets to the top rope, but he gets caught and hit with a fallaway slam.
Lesnar keeps up the punishment with lots of holds and throws for a little while. Punk pulls a Tyson and bites Lesnar's ear.
Punk lays in with forearms and then he comes off the top rope with a knee to Lesnar that sends him into the corner.
Punk hits two high knees, but Lesnar catches the third, only for Punk to get out and kick him in the head. Punk goes up top and hits the Macho Man elbow for a close two count.
Punk vs. Lesnar Part 2
Punk ends up getting back the advantage and taking out Lesnar with a dive from the top rope to the outside. Punk gets up on the announce table and leaps off with a clothesline.
Punk tries to go after Heyman, but Lesnar stops him and takes him out with a shot to the back of the head. Punk gets thrown over the announce table and he lands in a very awkward way.
Punk gets thrown back over the table and he hits a monitor on the way over right in his back. Lesnar tosses Punk with a belly to belly outside the ring. Lesnar puts part of the table on top of Punk and then jumps on top of it.
Punk starts to mount a little offense when they get back in the ring, but Lesnar puts him down with one shot. Punk's back is bleeding form the way he hit the monitor on the way over the table.
Lesnar locks in a bearhug in the ring to add pressure to the hurt back.
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