10:59 p.m.: Time and time again he proves he’s one of the best to ever do it. Brock Lesnar guts out an incredible victory to retain his WWE Universal Championship.
10:52 p.m.: They don’t call him the Beast Incarnate for nothing. Brock Lesnar is making his way back to the ring!
10:48 p.m.: After being planted underneath an announcer’s table, Brock Lesnar has been hauled out of the arena via stretcher. The champion is out of the match, but the fight goes on.
10:45 p.m.: Yes, that’s Brock Lesnar underneath that announcer’s table. Yes, Braun Strowman is a freak of nature and master of destruction.
10:43 p.m.: One unlucky announcer will be forced to stand for the remainder of the fight.
10:42 p.m.: The list of people who can manhandle Brock Lesnar is very small, but Braun Strowman is on that list.
10:36: What happens when four monsters of men share one ring in a battle for the WWE Universal Championship? Let’s find out.
10:23 p.m.: The Singh Brothers do their job and distract Shinsuke Nakamura, giving Jinder Mahal just enough time to spin his opponent around and connect on the Khallas. The era of the Modern Day Maharaja continues.
10:13 p.m.: If you thought the challenger would be afraid of the champion, think again.
10:05 p.m.: Shinsuke Nakamura sure knows how to work a crowd, but can he outwork Jinder Mahal in the ring and become the new WWE Champion?
9:55 p.m.: There’s not much hope for you after A.J. Styles connects on a Phenomenal Forearm and a Styles Clash. The United States champion successfully defends his title.
9:54 p.m.: Kevin Ownes thought he had just won the United States Championship, but Shane McMahon took back his three-count after realizing A.J. Styles had gotten his foot on the ropes.
9:50 p.m.: AJ Styles gets Kevin Owens to tap out, but a dazed Shane McMahon is hobbled outside of the ring and is unable to rule the submission.
9:46 p.m.: Shane McMahon is going to feel this one in the morning.
9:41 p.m.: Kevin Owens is 266 pounds, so this definitely did not feel good.
9:34 p.m.: Refereeing isn’t part of Shane McMahon’s usual duties, but he’ll be tasked with officiating a bitter matchup between Kevin Owens and A.J. Styles.
9:27 p.m.: Just like old times. Seth Rollins kicks Sheamus into oblivion, and Dean Ambrose pummels the Irishman with a Dirty Deeds. Take a look at your new Raw Tag Team Champions.
9:18 p.m.: There’s no quit in these guys.
9:17 p.m.: Look out below.
9:14 p.m.: Whoever brought a beach ball to the Barclays Center is not getting it back.
9:05 p.m.: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose finally have reconciled, but can they bring back their magic as tag team partners in a title fight against Cesaro and Sheamus?
8:56 p.m.: The Demon King likely will cause nightmares for Bray Wyatt for some time. Finn Balor erases The Eater Of Worlds with a violent Coup de Grace.
8:48 p.m.: Finn Balor is showing no regard for his body in this one.
8:40 p.m.: The fireflies are out and about in Brooklyn as Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring for a battle against Finn Balor.
8:31 p.m.: Sasha Banks will leave the Barclays Center with more jewelry than she came in with.
8:12 p.m.: Can Sasha Banks prove she’s “The Boss” by defeating Alexa Bliss and winning the Raw Women’s Championship?
8:08 p.m.: Rusev attacked Randy Orton before the bell even rung, but that didn’t stop The Viper from nailing an RKO out of nowhere.
8:05 p.m.: Will Randy Orton be his typical viper self in a matchup against Rusev?
8:01 p.m.: Well, Enzo Amore surprisingly managed to escape the shark cage, but it wasn’t enough to stop his former buddy from picking up a big win.
7:59 p.m: Is Enzo Amore really trying to break through steel?
7:53 p.m.: Big Cass’ plan of attack is no secret: he’s going straight for Big Show’s injured hand.
7:46 p.m.: What’s a surefire way to make sure Enzo Amore doesn’t interfere in Big Cass’ match with Big Show? Lock him up in a shark cage, of course.
7:38 p.m.: There was no glow in Brooklyn on Sunday night. After a long six years, Natalya is back on top as champion.
7:25 p.m.: Naomi has held the SmackDown Women’s Championship since she won it in her hometown of Orlando, Fla., at WrestleMania 33 back in April. Can she fight off Natalya to defend her throne?
7:20 p.m.: John Cena always performs on the biggest stage, and the 16-time world champion continued that trend by finishing off Baron Corbin with an AA.
7:15 p.m.: A chokeslam into a backbreaker? How in the world did John Cena kick out?
7:05 p.m.: The main card is underway and we’re kicking things off with Baron Corbin taking on John Cena, who’s been a part of the SummerSlam card for 14 consecutive years.
6:48 p.m.: The Usos are no stranger to championships, and the powerful duo brought home their fourth career tag team title after a thrilling match with New Day.
6:24 p.m.: The Usos lost their WWE SmackDown tag team titles in late July after a four-month reign. Can they become champions once again in their match against New Day?
6:03 p.m.: The King of the Cruiserweights has reclaimed his throne. Neville finishes off Tozawa with a spine-rattling Red Arrow to win the championship.
5:50 p.m.: It’s time for the first championship bout of the night. WWE Cruiserweight champion Akira Tozawa defends his title against Neville.
5:40 p.m.: Jason Jordan falls victim to a brutal Skull-Crushing Finale, giving The Miz and The Miztourage the big win. And The Miz didn’t hesitate in reminding the Barclays Center crowd that the Intercontinental Champion is in the building.
5:25 p.m.: The in-ring action is underway! The Miz and The Miztourage take on The Hardy Boyz and Jason Jordan in a six-man tag-team match.
5:00 p.m. ET: The WWE’s biggest pay-per-view event of the summer finally has arrived.
SummerSlam returns to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for what should be one heck of a show. This year’s matchup card features eight championship fights, highlighted by the Fatal 4-Way main event, which pits Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe in a battle for the WWE Universal Championship.
But there’s also a slew of exciting non-title fights, including Big Show vs. Big Cass, with Enzo Amore suspended above the ring in a shark cage. All things considered, you won’t want to miss tonight’s show, and we’ll have you covered throughout the evening with live results and highlights from start to finish.
Here’s the full list of matchups, starting with the pre-show fights which kick off at 5 p.m. ET, all the way through the main card which gets going at 7 p.m. ET.
— Akira Tozawa (champion) vs. Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
— The New Day (champions) vs. The Usos for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
— The Hardy Boyz and Jason Jordan vs. The Miz and The Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel)
— Randy Orton vs. Rusev
— Finn Baylor vs. Bray Wyatt
— John Cena vs. Baron Corbin
— Big Show vs. Big Cass
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Naomi (champion) vs. Natalya
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (champion) vs. Sasha Banks
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Cesaro and Sheamus (champions) vs. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles (champion) vs. Kevin Owns — Shane McMahon will serve as special-guest referee
Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (champion) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe
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