The panel is Ric Flair, Alex Riley, Renee Young and Booker T. Flair mentioned UFC's Ronda Rousey was in attendance.
They discussed the main event. Riley said that Brock Lesnar is pretty much a part time talent now and wondered what that would mean for the WWE championship if he won.
They aired a promotional video on Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon.
The panel discussed the bout. They had a graphic for Booker's "Shucky Ducky" line.
They introduced the commentary team.
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro
Cesaro had control early but RVD nailed a monkey flip. He drilled Cesaro with several rights but was caught with a knee to the mid-section. RVD nailed a rana but Cesaro went to the floor. Van Dam missed a tope when Cesaro walked away but Van Dam landed on his feet and drilled Cesaro with a kick, then hit Rolling Thunder on the floor.
Van Dam worked over Cesaro in the corner but got a thumb in the eye and was stomped down. Cesaro nailed a gutwrench suplex. They went to commercial and when they returned, RVD was in a chinlock. He fought his way out but was drilled with a knee to the back then hit with a big double stomp for a two count.
Van Dam came back with a clothesline and used a leg scissor takedown for a two count. RVD hit the split-legged moonsault for a two count, then nailed a thrust kick that sent Cesaro to the floor. RVD nailed a moonsault off the apron to the floor.
RVD went to the top but was nailed by a leaping uppercut. Cesaro went for a superplex but was shoved off. RVD set up for the Five Star Frogsplash but Cesaro leapt up and drilled him with another uppercut. RVD knocked him down and went for it again but again Cesaro drilled him. Cesaro went for a superplex but was shoved off. Van Dam finally went for the move but was drilled with an uppercut as he came down.
Cesaro covered RVD for a two count. He went for the Neutralizer but RVD backdropped him over only to be kicked hard in the face. They went back and forth with some really good, stiff back and forth action before RVD finally nailed a big kick and hit the frog splash for the pin.
Your winner, Rob Van Dam!
Really good match.
They aired a vignette featuring a contest winner training as a WWE star and had him make a cameo with the panel.
They aired a great John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar video.
WWE SUMMERSLAM 2014
The show opened with Hulk Hogan coming out to welcome everyone to Summerslam. He said he can’t think of a better way to kick the show off without Hollywood Hogan. He said this is where dreams are made and Superstars can etch their name in the WWE history books. He said that if you aren’t here in LA, you are watching the WWE Network. He said that he knows that you paid “$9.99” for the Network. He plugged all the other PPVs that are coming up in the next six months. He gave his trademark “run wild on you.” So, we opened the show with a commercial.
They then had the official opening for the PPV which was very Grindhouse-inspired.
WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Miz said that in a summer filled with talking turtles, talking robots, now Hollywood has a real star. He said that Drax the Destroyer and Hercules wish they had his moneymaker of a face. He said he was going to take Dolph Ziggler and make him a loser like the Lakers.
They showed Maria Menounos at ringside.
Ziggler ran Miz out of the ring when Ziggler went for a punch to the face. Ziggler caught him with a Thesz Press and Miz ran off again but Ziggler nailed him and rolled him up for a two count. Ziggler began working over his back. Miz reversed an whip into the corner and sent him HARD into the buckles.
Miz gained control with a hard kick and a big clothesline in the corner. Miz came off the top with a double axehandle. Ziggler made a comeback with a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker for a two count.
Ziggler went for the Famouser but Miz moved and tossed him over the top. Ziggler skinned the cat but Miz avoided a superkick. He took Ziggler down and went for the figure four but was kicked off and nailed with a superkick for a two count.
Miz tried to walk out but Ziggler nailed him with a dive. Ziggler tossed him back in the ring but was nailed as he returned and locked in the figure four. Ziggler got to the ropes but Miz kicked him from behind in the leg and nailed the Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall. Good match so far.
Miz argued with the referee but was caught with the Zig Zag.
Your winner and new WWE Intercontinental champion, Dolph Ziggler!
Good stuff all the way through.
Tom Phillips interviewed Brie Bella. She said when she was arrested, he had a lot of time to reflect. She said the charges were dropped but when she was in jail, she thought about Stephanie calling Bryan a B+ Player, tormenting her sister Nikki and paying off their physical therapist to lie. She said that she has no choice and she’s going to take out the “she beast” because that’s best for business. Decent promo.
WWE Divas champion AJ Lee vs. Paige
Paige came out skipping to mock Lee. They recapped all the angles with video clips.
Lee went nuts early beating her on the floor and sending Paige into the table. Paige sent her off the apron into the guard rail. Paige began beating her with a series of headbutts. Paige liberally yanked at Lee’s hair and had to toss some she ripped out to the mat. Paige nailed a series of knees while Lee was in the ropes and went to the top. Lee fought off Paige and shoved her off to the floor. Lee nailed a clothesline from the top to the floor.
Lee nailed her with a running knee for a two count. Paige shoved her off and drilled a kick to the face. Paige went for a move but Lee turned it into the Black Widow. Paige was able to counter it into her Rampage DDT and scored the pin.
Your winner and new WWE Divas champion, Paige!
Short but they packed a lot into it. The Widow counter and pin was a nice surprise.
Paige kissed Lee on the cheek and left her in the ring.
They aired the WWE 2K15 videogame promo with Sting. That would mark his first official appearance on WWE TV, by the way.