Main Event
Date: August 8, 2019
Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Byron Saxton, Renee Young

It’s the go home show for Summerslam and that means we could be in for…likely nothing out of the ordinary because WWE doesn’t care about this show. You would think they could throw this show to some lackey and let them do a small continuing angle around here or something but that might be interesting and a smart use of their time. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.

Dana Brooke vs. Sarah Logan

They fight over a top wristlock with Logan pulling her down by the hair. Brooke is right back with some rapid fire shots in the corner but gets pulled throat first into the middle rope for two. A sliding knee gives Logan two and it’s off to the standing Cloverleaf. That’s broken up but it’s a suplex out of the corner to drop Logan again. The cartwheel splash gets two but Logan is right back with a German suplex. Not that it matters as Brooke hits an enziguri into the Swanton for the pin at 6:17.

Result: Dana Brooke b. Sarah Logan – Swanton (6:17)

From Raw.

Becky Lynch/Charlotte vs. Trish Stratus/Natalya

Becky tries the Disarm-Her early on but Natalya blocks it without too much effort. Natalya’s cross armbreaker is reversed into a rollup, with a lot of Ronda Rousey references. Charlotte tags herself in and goes for Natalya’s arm but gets sunset flipped for two.

There’s a big boot to Natalya and Charlotte wants to fight Trish. The neck crank goes onto Natalya instead and Charlotte teases a tag to Becky before going right back to Natalya. A loud elbow to the face staggers Natalya but she kicks Charlotte into the corner off of a rollup. It’s a failed Sharpshooter attempt instead of a tag though, only to have Natalya clothesline Charlotte down.

That’s still not enough for the tag, as Charlotte knocks Trish off the apron. Becky tags herself in so Charlotte hits her from behind and walks out. Natalya gets the Sharpshooter on Becky but a rope is grabbed in a hurry, but Natalya doesn’t let go for the DQ at 7:10. Trish was never in the match.

Result: Becky Lynch/Charlotte b. Trish Stratus/Natalya via DQ when Natalya wouldn’t release the Sharpshooter (7:10)

Post match Trish breaks the Sharpshooter but gets shoved away.

The legend is back:

Video on Brock Lesnar destroying Seth Rollins last week.

From Raw again.

Here are Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman for a chat. Heyman is here to educate everyone here both live and at home and that means it’s time for some questions. Wasn’t Seth Rollins supposed to be the Beast Slayer? The Conqueror’s Conqueror? The one who had Lesnar’s number? Rollins is supposed to be the big hero for the new generation. We see a clip of Lesnar annihilating Rollins last week and badly damaging his ribs. Back in the arena, Heyman talks about the beating from last week being near criminal. Rollins is here in Pittsburgh tonight though, which makes Lesnar smirk.

Cue Rollins, limping badly and holding a chair for support. Rollins gets in and is kicked right in the ribs as Lesnar takes the chair away. That means a chair to the ribs and Rollins gets driven hard into the corner. The slow beating is on with Rollins’ charge being cut off with another knee to the ribs. There’s the F5 and Lesnar poses with the title. They seem to be building towards Rollins getting the title back on Sunday but I don’t buy it.

Back in the arena, Rollins is still in the ring but isn’t interested in a stretcher ride. Instead he grabs the mic and says he’s gotten to the point of asking himself if this is worth it. His answer is yes because this is all he has. He’ll be at Summerslam and he’ll beat Brock. He guarantees a win and very slowly hobbles to the back.

It was a heck of a beating and response:

Seth Rollins stands up to Brock Lesnar despite injury: Raw, Aug. 5, 2019

Video on the attacks on Roman Reigns that even have Samoa Joe worried.

From Smackdown.

Roman Reigns goes into the locker room and tells everyone to get out….except Buddy Murphy. Reigns saw Murphy there last week near the fork lift and wants to know if he did it. Murphy doesn’t know what Reigns is talking about so Reigns threatens violence. If Murphy knew who did it, he wouldn’t tell Reigns a thing. Reigns punches him in the face and throws him hard onto a table, still asking who did it. Murphy says Rowan did it and he didn’t see Bryan involved. We cut back to the ring where Bryan and Rowan don’t say anything to end the show.

This is an intriguing one:

Zack Ryder/Curt Hawkins vs. Revival

Hawkins and Wilder start things off with a headlock having Curt in some trouble. A headlock takeover breaks that up and it’s off to Ryder as commentary actually tries to break this match down, which is far more attention than you would expect it to get. Revival heads to the floor and it’s a double dropkick through the ropes to send us to a break.

Back with Ryder in trouble, including a double slingshot into the middle rope. The chinlock keeps Ryder in trouble and it’s an assisted suplex for two. Ryder’s suplex into a neckbreaker gets him out of trouble though and it’s back to Hawkins to clean house. Everything breaks down and it’s a Shatter Machine to finish Ryder at 10:02.

Result: Revival b. Curt Hawkins/Zack Ryder – Shatter Machine to Ryder (10:02)

We look at Dolph Ziggler accidentally signing to face Goldberg.

It’s always the fine print:

Video on Becky Lynch vs. Natalya.

From Smackdown.

Kofi Kingston talks about getting here in spite of Randy Orton. He was starting to stand out in his feud with Orton but then Orton might have used his influence to hold him back. Now Kofi has succeeded no matter what and he has proven that he is worthy to be here. We see Kofi going back to Ghana to show how far he has come but he wants vindication by beating Orton at Summerslam.

From Smackdown one more time.

It’s time for the Kevin Owens Show with Owens wasting no time in calling out Shane McMahon. Shane comes out and has Greg Hamilton do the intro, which Owens cancels in a hurry. Owens has been asked a lot of things over the last few weeks, as the fans are wondering why Shane’s career isn’t on the line as well. The answer is simple: he’s a McMahon and can do whatever he wants. Owens has an appeal to Shane though: put up his career against Owens and give the fans what they want.

That’s not happening as Shane has Owens where he wants him. Shane talks about how he could beat Owens in a variety of ways but Owens calls him out for a lack of testicular fortitude. They’re ready to fight right now but here’s Elias for a distraction. They head outside with another Elias distraction earning him a Stunner on the announcers’ table. That’s enough for Shane to get in some shots from behind and turn the announcers’ table on him. Shane dropkicks a chair into his face to leave Owens laying.

They’re ready for Sunday:

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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