M&F was live at WWE Summerslam at the Barclays Center this past Sunday night and it was four hours of non-stop entertainment. WWE held NXT: Takeover in Brooklyn on Saturday, Summerslam on Sunday and tonight WWE Raw hails from the Barclays Center. On a night when Internet rumors of legends returning were rampant, (there were reports of possible The Rock, Steve Austin, and Ric Flair appearing) this PPV symbolized a chaning of the guards in WWE.
In our pick for match of the night, Seth Rollins defeated John Cena to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and win the United States Championship after host Jon Stewart hit Cena with a chair. The crowd was especially hot for the title match, and Rollins hitting Cena his own finishing move, the Attitude Adjustment was probably peak “pro Rollins” time. More young talent scored victories as Divas Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch defeated Team Bella and Team B.A.D, in a three-team elimination match. The second to last match was Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens, which saw Owens, a former NXT champion, pin Cesaro cleanly. Here’s a photo of Owens celebrating after his win.
In the main event, The Undertaker defeated Brock Lesnar in a SummerSlam moment best described as the “Brookyln Screwjob.” The Beast locked the Phenom in a Kimura wristlock, Undertaker tapped out, but the referee didn’t see the tapout. The Undertaker wound up locking in his finishing subsmission move “Hell’s Gate” and Lesnar passed out during the hold, after flipping Taker the bird. Check out Lesnar’s entrance to the ring at SummerSlam.
Summerslam 2015 was a show to remember for sure, but here at M&F we recall other top moments in the summer extravaganza’s history that made us jump out of our seats. Here are our picks for the top moments in WWE Summerslam history.