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COMPLETE SUMMERSLAM 2017 COVERAGE

By Stuart Carapola on 2017-08-20 22:55:00

World Title Match: Jinder Mahal vs Shinsuke Nakamura

The Shunsuke Nakamura Violin Man is back this year!  I preferred the entire team of players from last year at TakeOver, but this works too.  We hear the Indian announce team's commentary for a bit befroe the bell rings, and I'm not quite equipped to tell you what they said.  We're off, and Nakamura is already peppering Mahal with kicks, as the crowd is overwhelmingly behind him.  Mahal overpowers Nakamura and traps him in a side headlock, but gets free and goads Mahal into charging him, which Mahal does and winds up on the floor after Nakamura sidesteps him.  Now we go to the Japanese announce team, who say something equally incomprehensible to me as Nakamura drills Mahal with a high kneestrike.  Mahala takes a breather on the floor, but that only lasts a moment before Nakamura goes after him and dumps him back into the ring.  Nakamura gets distracted by the Singh brothers, allowing Mahal to knock Nakamura off the apron and int othe barricade.  We go back int othe ring where Mahal puts the boots to Nakamura, then drops a series of knees.  Mahal is now firmly in control, and yells at Nakamura to get up as the fans chant for the challenger.  Mahal whips Nakamura to the ropes and connects with a back elbow, then locks Nakamura down with a chinlock.  Nakamura connects with a pair of kicks, and just like that the champion is in trouble.  Nakamura unloads with a series of kicks to the chest, a charging elbow in the corner, and he lays Mahal on the top rope for the running kneelift.  Nakamura covers for 2, Mahal tries to counter a Frankensteiner to a powerbomb, but Nakamura counters to a triangle choke.  Mahal makes it to the ropes, so Nakamura goes for Kinshasa, but Mahal sidesteps and rolls Nakamura up for 2.  Mahal goes for the Kalas, Nakamura fights his way out, Mahal charges Nakamura and the challenger sidesteps, sending Mahal shoulder first into the post.  Nakamura charges in from behind with a hard kneestrike to the back of the neck.  The Singh brothers come in and Nakamura unloads on both of them, giving Mahal a chance to get up and hit the Kalas for the win.

Winner: Jinder Mahal

Wow, the crowd is NOT happy with that finish.  I do think there was a LITTLE too much interference at the end there, but hey, it is what it is.

And after everything else tonight...IT'S MAIN EVENT TIME!

Universal Title Match: Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe

The bell rings, and Roman and Braun immediately brawl to the floor while Brock suplexes Joe into next week in the ring.  Roman sends Braun into the ring post, then Brock dares him to get into the ring.  Brock suplexes him, then gives Joe another for good measure, then Braun comes into the ring to go face to face with the champ.  Roman and Joe come back in to run interference, and Braun lays Joe out while Brock flattens Roman, and we're back to Brock and Braun.  Braun launches Brock into the corner and then clotheslines him to the floor.  Joe gets Brock in the Kokina clutch on the floor, and moves out of the way just as Roman comes in with a spear that sends Brock and himself through teh barricade.  Joe quickly gives Roman a uranage onto the broadcast table.  Braun finally comes out to the floor, easily hoists Lesnar up, and gives him a powerslam through one of the announce tables.  Roman blindsides Braun, but then falls victim to a dive through the ropes by Joe.  Joe picks Roman up, but they both get cracked by an office chair Braun tosses at them from behind one of the tables.  Braun picks Brock up and powerslams him through another table.  Braun then picks up the remaining broadcast table and flips it over on top of Lesnar.  A gaggle of officials come to check on Brock as the fans chant their appreciation of how awesome this is.  They end up putting Brock on a stretcher and carrying him out, and Braun batters both Joe and Roman with the ring steps in the meantime.  Back into the ring where Roman uses the steps on Braun, but then Joe rolls Roman up for 2 and hits a senton for another 2.  Roman gets a Samoan drop on Joe, but Joe catches him in the Kokina clutch.  Braun comes in and chokeslams both of them, but only gets 2 off a cover on Roman.  Brock Lesnar comes out of the back and Braun stares him down, but Brock tackles Braun to his back and unloads on him with right hands, then clotheslines him to the floor.  Brock sends Roman and Joe to Suplex City, then gets Braun in a Kimura lock.  Roman drills Braun with a Superman punch, then one for Lesnar, and a third for Joe.  Roman spears Brock and covers...for 2.  Come on!  Roman goes for another Superman punch, Joe gets him in the choke, Braun comes in and dropkicks Roman, then powerslams Joe and...Lesnar pulls the ref out at 2.  Braun pops Roman into the air, Roman comes down with the Superman punch, and covers for 2.  Roman sets for another one, but runs into Braun's boot.  Braun with a powerslam on Roman, Brock breaks the cover up at 2.  Brock goes for an F5 on Braun, Braun gets out, Roman spears them both, and everyone's down.  Braun rolls to the floor and leaves Brock and Roman in the ring.  Brock pops Roman up, Roman comes out the back and Joe dumps him, then Joe gets Brock in the Kokina clutch, Brock pops him up and hits the F5, makes a cover, and Roman breaks it up at 2.  Roman drills Brock with the Superman punch, then another, and a third drops Lesnar.  Roman goes for a spear, Brock catches him and hits an F5 for the win.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

Wow, hell of a fight to close the show.  Brock the Unbeatable does it again!  Hey, he worked for it this time.  I'm glad he didn't just go out and destroy everyone.

And with that, the 30th anniversary of Summerslam comes to a close.  Thanks for reading, especially if you stuck with me through this entire six hour monster!  Stay tuned for the Summerslam Postgame Show!


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