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By Buck Woodward on 2007-08-26 22:34:58

Welcome to our coverage of WWE Summerslam.  We will be updating this page throughout the night with results from the show, so check back often for updates.

Summerslam opened with a video highlighting Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero, Batista vs. Great Khali, and Randy Orton vs. John Cena, in that order.  They went into a music video, but it was interrupted for a video package highlighting Triple H vs. King Booker.  That should tell you where things stand on the WWE priority scale for this event.

The three announce teams then welcomed us to the Continental Airlines Arena.  The stage area is decorated like a beach party, with surfboards and tiki torches.

Kane vs. Fit Finlay.

Kane came out first, his ribs taped.  Kane immediately decked Finlay at the bell, then worked him over in a corner.  Kane hit a back elbow, then dropped an elbow, but hurt his ribs in doing so.  Kane slammed Finlay, then delivered a right hand to the jaw.  Kane choked Finlay against the ropes, then delivered some knees to the midsection in the corner.  Kane hit an uppercut, then kicked Finlay in the gut and hit a shoulderblock in the corner.  Kane choked Finlay against the middle rope, but Finlay booted a charging Kane.  Finlay went to the second rope, but Kane punched him over the top rope and Finlay fell to the floor.  Kane went outside as well and hit a boot to the face. Kane threw Finlay back in and went to the top rope, but Finlay knocked his legs out and Kane fell gut first across the ropes.  Finlay knocked Kane to the floor, and as Kane rolled into the ring, Finlay went after the ribs with kicks and knees. Finlay hit a back splash for a two count. Finlay applied a single leg crab, stepping on Kane's back as well.  Kane managed to get to his feet and hit an enzugiri.

Kane hit a boot to the face, then hit a clothesline in the corner.  Kane hit a second clothesline, then dropped Finlay with a side slam for a two count. Kane went to the top rope and hit a clothesline.  Kane was favoring his ribs.  Kane missed a charge in the corner, and Finlay hit a sit-down splash on Kane's ribs for a two count.  Finlay went to ringside and pulled out Hornswoggle.  As they got in the ring, Kane sat up and Hornswoggle ran away.  Kane hit Finlay with a boot to the face, then went to ringside and kept Hornswoggle from getting back under the ring.  Kane tossed the Cruiserweight Champion into the ring.  Kane went for a chokeslam on Hornswoggle, but Finlay ran over to stop him.  Kane grabbed Finlay by the throat as well, and threw away Hornswoggle.  Kane couldn't get the chokeslam off because of his injured ribs, and Finlay kicked Kane in the gut and hit a DDT for a two count.  Finlay pulled the turnbuckle pad off in one corner, and as the referee fixed it, Finlay grabbed the Shillelagh.  Before he could use it, Kane knocked him down.  Kane stood over Finlay and went to pick up the Shillelagh.  The referee turned back around and took it away from Kane.  As the referee put it back at ringside, Hornswoggle handed Finlay a second stick.  Finlay nailed Kane in the ribs with it, but couldn't get the pin.  Finlay missed a charge in the corner, going shoulder first into the turnbuckles, and Kane hit the chokeslam for the pin at the nine minute mark.

Winner: Kane.

Backstage, Jonathan Coachman, William Regal, Armando Estrada and Theodore R. Long were partying backstage.  Vince McMahon entered and commented on "four guys partying together".  Vince sent Armando out with orders that if the mother of his illegitimate child shows up, to let him know.  Santino Marella entered to stake his claim as Vince's son, but was sent out by Regal.  MVP entered, noted he didn't know if he was Vince's son or not, and said he wanted to issue a non-wrestling challenge to Matt Hardy.  After MVP left, Regal said that Vince's son might be "more regal" and walked off.  Vince commented to Coachman that he wouldn't do an English woman with Coach's equipment.

A video hyping Rey Mysterio's return later tonight was shown.

Intercontinental Champion Umaga vs. Carlito vs. Ken Kennedy.

Kennedy came out first and declared himself the "next Intercontinental Champion" during his entrance. Carlito was out second, and the two argued a bit until Umaga came out.  Kennedy and Carlito both tried to convince Umaga to work with them, but Umaga decked both of them.  Umaga went back and forth between his opponents, knocking them down with ease.  Carlito and Kennedy ended up on the floor as Umaga cleared the ring.  Carlito and Kennedy bickered a bit on the floor, then Kennedy tried to distract Umaga while Carlito went for his leg.  It didn't work, as Umaga swatted Carlito away and knocked Kennedy back to the floor.  Umaga was setting up for the posterior charge on Carlito, but Kennedy hooked his leg from the floor.  This allowed Carlito to dropkick Umaga to the floor.  On the outside, Kennedy kicked Umaga's head into the ring steps.

With Umaga down, Kennedy got back in the ring and Carlito rolled him up for a two count, but the referee saw Carlito grabbing the ropes.  Kennedy fought back, but Carlito hit a springboard elbow for two.  Kennedy came back by reversing a whip into the corner, then hitting a forward legsweep.  Umaga was up on the floor and Kennedy went to kick him, but Umaga grabbed his leg and yanked him to the floor.  Umaga then got into the ring, slammed Carlito and hit a second rope headbutt for a two count.  Umaga went for a charge in the corner, but Kennedy pulled Carlito out of the way and Umaga went over the turnbuckle and into the ringpost.  Kennedy grabbed a TV monitor and hit Umaga in the head.  Carlito then knocked Kennedy off the apron and covered Umaga for a two count.

Kennedy got back in the ring, and Carlito convinced him they needed to take out Umaga first.  They tried to double suplex Umaga, but Umaga reversed it and suplexed both of his opponents.  Umaga gave them a double clothesline, then went back and forth decking his opponents.  Carlito was given a Samoan Drop and Kennedy a spinning side slam.  Umaga covered Kennedy, but Carlito broke it up.  Umaga gave Carlito a superkick, then the posterior charge in the corner. Umaga then charged at Kennedy, who ducked and pulled down the top rope.  Umaga fell over the top and to the floor.  Kennedy then picked up Carlito and gave him the forward flip Samoan Drop and covered him.  However, Umaga got back in the ring and picked up Kennedy and nailed him with the Samoan Spike.  Umaga pinned Kennedy at the seven minute mark. 

Winner: Umaga.

They showed a video hyping the return of the Undertaker at Unforgiven.

A video package on Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero was shown.

Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero.

Chavo wore a poncho to the ring that said "Warrior".  Rey Mysterio came out wearing silver pants and mask, and silver body paint covering his chest, arms and back.  Wow, they didn't do a very good paint job, as it looks like someone applied silver suntan lotion and forgot to rub it all in.  Rey is a lot less toned than he used to be as well.  They went nose to nose at the bell and shoved each other.  There was a "Chavo Sucks" chant.  Chavo went for a leg, but Rey stepped away from him before he could grab it.  Rey took Chavo down with a legsweep, and they went for a test of strength on the mat.  They flipped each other over while maintaining the hold, then Rey released and grabbed a bodyscissors, then switched into an armdrag. Chavo fell to the floor and regrouped.  They locked up when he returned to the ring and Chavo attacked the leg, kicking it and wrapping it around the middle rope.  Chavo went to dropkick it, but Rey moved and Chavo slid through the ropes and to the floor.  Rey went outside after Chavo and rammed him into the ringsteps.  Rey tossed Chavo back into the ring and went after his leg with kicks. Rey hit a rana off the second rope, and then went to the top rope, but Chavo knocked his leg out and Rey got hung in a tree of woe.  Chavo hit the leg repeatedly, then went to the floor and whipped Rey's leg into the ringpost.

Back in the ring, Chavo kicked Rey's leg repeatedly, then dropped several elbows on it.  Chavo applied a torture rack to Rey's leg, but Rey managed to hook Chavo with his other leg and headscissor him to the mat.  Chavo came right back with a dropkick to the leg, and told Rey he should quit.  Chavo applied a stepover toehold, then bridged back.  Chavo applied a leg stretch, then drove his knee into Rey's leg, telling him again that he should quit.  Rey managed to hit an enzugiri, and Chavo fell in 619 position.  Rey went for the move, but as he ran across the ring, he leg gave out.  Chavo put Rey in a single leg crab.  Rey managed to make the ropes.  Chavo hit a forearm uppercut, then went for a slam, but Rey shifted his weight and landed on top for a two count.  Rey went to the apron, but Chavo grabbed him and pulled him near the ropes for a possible superplex.  Rey fought him off and pulled Chavo into a tree of woe.  Rey hit some shots on Chavo's leg.  When Chavo got down, he grabbed Rey and tried to push him out of the ring, but Rey reversed and shoved Chavo to the floor.

Mysterio came off the apron and gave him a seated senton.  Back in the ring, Rey hit a springboard senton, but was favoring his leg.  Chavo went for a sunset flip, but Rey rolled through it and hit a kick to the head.  Rey went for a springboard moonsault, but Chavo caught it and as going to slam Rey, but Rey floated around him and hit a DDT for a two count.  Rey went for a top rope bodypress, but Chavo ducked and Rey crashed to the mat.  Chavo hit Rey with the Gori Bomb, but Rey kicked out at two.  Mysterio hit two kicked to Chavo's gut and tripped him into 619 position.  Rey went for the 619, but Chavo ducked it.  Chavo grabbed Rey for the Three Amigos, but after two suplexes, Rey blocked the third and tripped Chavo into the ropes.  Rey hit the 619, then delivered a springboard splash for the pin at the twelve minute mark.

Winner: Rey Mysterio.

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