The WWE SummerSlam 2015 results have become official as several matches have already yielded winners. Among them, a championship has changed hands, while several ongoing feuds saw the latest chapters unfold in their stories. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center hosted the latest edition of the event that typically takes place in Los Angeles, California. TV personality Jon Stewart served as host for the event in New York.
According to an Aug. 23 report via PWTorch, the opening match of the night featured “Mr. Money in the Bank” Sheamus taking on “The Viper” Randy Orton. While there were no stakes up for grabs here, this ongoing feud saw “The Celtic Warrior” claim the latest victory in their matches. The finish for this one saw Sheamus shove Orton away from an RKO attempt and then connect on a vicious Brogue Kick. Orton hit the corner and as he came forward, Sheamus came off the ropes for yet another Brogue Kick for the pinfall win.
The second match of the night featured tag team champions Prime Time Players as they defended the belts in a Fatal Fourway match. Also competing were Lucha Dragons, Los Matadores and former champions, New Day. Xavier Woods played the role of cheerleader and distractor on the outside. The eventual finish saw a blind tag made by Kofi on Titus O’Neil during a move where Titus slammed three other opponents off the corner. Titus didn’t realize it as he knocked one of Los Matadores to the mat. Big E took Titus to the outside and Kofi stole a pinfall on Los Matadore to bring the titles back to New Day.
Next up was the ongoing grudge match with Dolph Ziggler taking on Rusev. Lana and Summer Rae were also ringside to cheer on their respective superstars. The two divas would get involved at one point when Rusev had his hold The Accolade locked onto Ziggler. Lana encouraged Dolph as Summer tried to attack but was ultimately slapped down by Rusev’s former valet. The close saw Ziggler avoid a move by Rusev on the outside and lay him out with a Super Kick. The ref’s count was nearing 10 as Ziggler slid in the ring, but he was unable to beat it, resulting in the double count out.
Actor Stephen Amell of “Arrow” fame made an impressive debut in tag team action as he joined forces with Neville to take on Stardust and King Barrett. At one point, the heels took control of the inexperienced actor, but Amell managed to land an enziguiri kick to escape Stardust and make the hot tag to Neville. Later, as the heels were on the outside of the ring, Amell was able to jump off the corner turnbuckle to take them both down. Neville connected on his Red Arrow finisher in the ring on Barrett to give Amell a 1-0 record at SummerSlam.
SummerSlam 2015 took place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday night with Jon Stewart hosting. The biggest matches of the night were still to come as The Undertaker was set to face Brock Lesnar and John Cena would take on Seth Rollins in a “Title for Title” match. Both the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Championships were on the line with one superstar potentially leaving the arena with both titles.