Welcome to WWE SummerSlam 2016 results coverage from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is the final part of the results for Sunday night’s big pay-per-view. Among the matches covered are the awarding of the new WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Rusev for the WWE United States Championship, and the main event of Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton. Below are all of the match-by-match results and highlights for the third part of the pay-per-view.
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Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins – WWE Universal Championship
The new WWE Universal Championship was featured on a podium in the ring. Ahead of the match, Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley were seen standing by with their inaugural title for Raw. Both participants were introduced, with Balor making an interesting entrance as the Demon King. The match ran for almost 20 minutes.
Balor and Rollins traded shots towards the end of the match. Rollins hit a small package driver for a near fall. Balor made a comeback and hit a double stomp on Rollins for two. He went for a Coup de Grace but Rollins avoided it and hit a Pedigree for the near fall. Moments later, Rollins climbed to the top and went for a Phoenix Splash. Balor moved away. Rollins hit a superplex a bit after that. He went for the Pedigree but Rollins countered and double stomped him, then hit running dropkicks. Balor finished it off with the Coup de Grace for the big win to become first-ever WWE Universal Champion.
Winner: Finn Balor won via pinfall over Seth Rollins to become the new WWE Universal Champion.
Roman Reigns vs. Rusev – United States Championship
After they made their entrances, the two competitors immediately started brawling before the ref could even call for the bell. Things spilled to the outside quickly. Rusev tossed Reigns into both sets of ringsteps and started to target his hurt left arm. After he had the upper hand for a bit, Reigns gained control and tossed Rusev into the timekeeper’s area. A chair came into play and was used.
The two competitors continued to fight on the outside, with Reigns getting major shots in on Rusev. He continued the assault. Eventually, several referees had to get involved to separate the two men. After Rusev had taken quite a beating, he was down on the outside. The refs backed off Reigns and told him to go backstage as Rusev was checked on.
After several moments, Rusev got up holding his ribs. It was announced that the medical staffer at ringside had determined Rusev was unable to physically compete so there wouldn’t be a match. They started to help Rusev up the ramp with Lana looking concerned. Suddenly, Reigns came from backstage and charged down the ramp, then hit a huge spear to take down Rusev. It seemed to further hurt Rusev’s ribs.
Winner: The match was declared a no contest due to Rusev being unable to compete.
Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar
The match lasted about 12 minutes. Early on, Lesnar was able to hit several German Suplexes on Orton. He also tossed him through one of the broadcast tables outside the ring, which had Mauro, JBL, Graves and Saxton fleeing from the destruction. Later, Lesnar brought Orton from in the ring to ringside and set him up on a table. Orton managed to get to his feet and then hit the RKO on the table with Brock.
They returned to the ring and Orton hit the hanging DDT from the middle rope. Orton dropped down and prepared for an RKO. As Lesnar got to his feet, Orton jumped up and hit the RKO but it was only good for a near fall. Orton backed up to prepare for a punt kick. He ran at Lesnar who got up and hoisted Orton for the F5. That was good for a near fall. Lesnar was surprised and took off his MMA gloves and then through punches and elbows at Orton’s face.
Orton got busted open and started gushing blood. The ref called in a trainer to take a look at a messy Orton. Lesnar backed into a corner with Heyman coaching him. Lesnar walked over and shoved the trainer away, then threw more punches at Orton. A “Goldberg” chant broke out. Lesnar shoved a ref and moved some trainers then kept punching Orton. The bell rang ending the match. JoJo announced Lesnar won by TKO.
Post-match, Lesnar kept going at Orton with punches. Shane McMahon came down to the ring and got in to check on Orton. Lesnar got in Shane’s path. Shane told Lesnar it was done, but Brock shrugged him off. He picked up Shane and then dropped him with an F5. Heyman was shocked and asked Brock “What did you do?” Lesnar made his way backstage. Shane was able to get up a bit and looked out at Lesnar. Brock stared back at the ring before going backstage.
Winner: Brock Lesnar won due to TKO of Randy Orton.