This is Rollins’ second reign with the WWE Universal Title. Lesnar won the title back at Extreme Rules on July 14, defeating Rollins after cashing in his Money In the Bank title shot.
The second biggest pay-per-view show of the calendar year is upon us as, for the 32nd consecutive year, WWE SummerSlam kicks off Sunday.
Live from Toronto, the 12-match card features seven title bouts in all and a likely main event of universal champion Brock Lesnar in a WrestleMania rematch against Seth Rollins.
None of the three tag team titles nor the intercontinental championship will defended on the show, which begins at 7 p.m. ET with a kickoff show starting two hours earlier at 5 p.m.
A pair of Hall of Fame legends help fuel the anticipation for the show as Trish Stratus faces Charlotte Flair and Goldberg takes on Dolph Ziggler. The card also features the in-ring debut of Bray Wyatt’s new character, The Fiend, when he squares off against Finn Balor.
2019 WWE SummerSlam matches
Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
WWE Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Ember Moon
Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor
Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon (If Owens loses, he must quit)
2019 WWE SummerSlam live results, highlights
Cruiserweight Championship — Drew Gulak (c) def. Oney Lorcan via pinfall to retain the title (Kickoff Show): In a short and unspectacular match, Gulak punched Lorcan in the throat with the official’s back turned and followed with his Cyclone Crash finisher for the 1-2-3. Grade: D
Buddy Murphy def. Apollo Crews via disqualification (Kickoff Show): Good use of storyline continuity here as Rowan brought an end to a decent start to the match by running in and attacking Murphy outside the ring.
Women’s Tag Team Championship — Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) def. The IIconics via pinfall to retain the titles (Kickoff Show):
aw Women’s Championship — Becky Lynch (c) def. Natalya via submission to retain the title (Submission Match):
Goldberg def. Dolph Ziggler via pinfall:
“Drake” pumps up New Day:
United States Championship — AJ Styles (c) vs. Ricochet: Live now.
United States Championship — AJ Styles (c) def. Ricochet via pinfall to retain the title:
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Bayley (c) def. Ember Moon via pinfall to retain the title: Recap and grade coming soon.
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Bayley (c) def. Ember Moon via pinfall to retain the title:
Kevin Owens def. Shane McMahon via pinfall:
Charlotte Flair def. Trish Stratus via submission:
WWE Championship — Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton: Live now
WWE Championship — Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton ends in a double countout:
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt def. Finn Balor via pinfall:
Universal Championship — Seth Rollins def. Brock Lesnar (c) via pinfall: