The self-proclaimed “biggest party of the summer” invaded Toronto on Sunday as WWE unveiled the 32nd annual SummerSlam card on a night that was very much a mixed bag. While WWE certainly sent the sold-out crowd inside Scotiabank Arena home happy with a dramatic and exciting main event, the remainder of the card was either hit or miss, depending on your preference.
For this viewer, it was plainly too safe overall in terms of booking for a show that represents the company’s second biggest pay-per-view of the year. In the end, seven titles were competed for over 12 matches on Sunday, and only one changed hands — in the main event of the show. CBS Sports was with you the entire way Sunday updating this story with detailed results with analysis and grades along with live highlights at the bottom of the post.
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2019 WWE SummerSlam results, grades
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. The DQ was forced in response to Murphy telling Roman Reigns on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown that it was Rowan who attempted to crush him with a lighting rig the week before. Rowan continued to beat Murphy down as Daniel Bryan watched on a backstage monitor. After being stomped and floored with a running tackle, Murphy was power bombed into the ring post by Rowan and told, “Keep my name out of your mouth.”
Edge returns to silence Elias: Sitting in the ring with his guitar, Elias played a song filled with lyrics about his disgust for the city of Toronto. Out came WWE Hall of Famer and Ontario native Edge to a huge pop. Edge entered the ring, made a weird face and dropped Elias with his patented spear.
Goldberg def. Dolph Ziggler via pinfall: Unless you’re a die-hard mark for the legendary Goldberg, this match was a gratuitous piece of predictable pointlessness. The build was rushed and confusing after Shawn Michaels was teased and The Miz was eventually announced as Ziggler’s opponent only for Goldberg to be inserted late. Ziggler cut an obnoxious pre-match promo calling himself “the best damn thing to happen …read more
Source:: Daily Times