WWE SummerSlam 2016: Full match results

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Full match results live tracker from WWE SummerSlam 2016 on Sunday, August 21 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

After much ballyhoo and a ton of hype, WWE SummerSlam 2016 has finally arrived. There are plenty of big shows throughout the WWE calendar year, but SummerSlam is often regarded as the second largest of the year. With the card set before the fans on Sunday, August 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, though, WWE SummerSlam 2016 has the chance to even outdo the spectacle of WrestleMania this year.

Obviously the main event is going to be massive considering that Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton is a match that’s been in the making for almost a decade and a half. These are two of the most recognizable faces in the company and seeing what they have in store should be a treat for the fans. Even if you think this shouldn’t be going on last on Sunday, the excitement factor is unavoidable.

The, of course, both RAW and Smackdown will have their top belts on the line in the other two main events. For RAW, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins will face off to become the first WWE Universal Champion. With The Demon coming to play and other potential storylines looming, this could be an incredible match. So too could be the Smackdown main event pitting Dean Ambrose against Dolph Ziggler. This feud has been built incredibly since Ziggler earned the shot to challenge for Ambrose’s belt, so the resulting match should be every bit as fantastic.

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Also on the card at WWE SummerSlam 2016 will be Sasha Banks vs Charlotte, John Cena vs AJ Styles, and plenty of more big names that you won’t want to miss in action. With the magnitude of this show, you can’t afford to miss any of the results—and you won’t have to. We’ll be live tracking the match results and big moments below once the pre-show starts at 5 p.m. ET and once the main show begins at 7 p.m. ET. You can watch the full highlights from matches on the main card by clicking the link in the heading for each result.

American Alpha, The Usos, and Hype Bros def. Breezango, The Ascension, and The Vaudevillains

Despite seemingly half of the crowd not being in the arena, this was still a fun little match. In the end, though, the faces got the victory. American Alpha hit Grand Amplitude into an Uso Frog Splash for the win.

Sami Zayn and Neville def. The Dudley Boyz

If Sami Zayn and Neville could be a tag team forever, that’d be something I’d be interested. The Dudley Boyz again put the newer talent over in an impressive win for Zayn and Neville.

Sheamus def. Cesaro (Match 1 in Best-of-7 Series)

Cesaro dominated the match for much of their first meeting in the series. However, Sheamus made some room with a poke to the eye late in the match that allowed him to sneak out the win.

JeriKO def. Enzo and Big Cass

Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens took apart Enzo for most of the match. But things looked like they might be changing when Big Cass entered the fold. Unfortunately, the heels had their share of sneaky tactics to keep Cass at bay and ultimately picked up the win.

Charlotte def. Sasha Banks, becomes new Women’s Champion

This was a fantastic match with some brutal spots. However, Charlotte countered the Bank Statement into a roll-up to sneak out a victory and become the new champ.

The Miz def. Apollo Crews, retains Intercontinental Championship

While this contest was relatively quick, both guys looked solid. The finish came via a Maryse interference that allowed Miz to ultimately hit the Skull-Crushing Finale for the win.

AJ Styles def. John Cena

Thunderous rounds of applause is the only proper response to this match. Absolutely fantastic with an even more exciting finish as Styles kicked out of a Super AA to hit a Styles Clash and the Phenomenal Forearm for the win.

The Club def. New Day by DQ, Big E Returns to Make Save

This was a quick match that was incredibly gimmicked. Big E made his return to save Jon Stewart, though, getting New Day DQ’d in the process.

Dean Ambrose def. Dolph Ziggler, retains WWE World Championship

Ziggler was out to prove himself, but fell short in his attempt. Ambrose countered a top-rope facebuster into Dirty Deeds to get the win.

Nikki Bella, Natalya, Alexa Bliss def. Becky Lynch, Naomi, Carmella

Nikki Bella obviously made her surprise return here in this match. She was the one who scored the pin on Carmella to pick up the victory for her team.

Finn Balor def. Seth Rollins, becomes first WWE Universal Champion

The Demon King made his SummerSlam debut and in a major, major way. Finn Balor pinned Seth Rollins to become the first-ever WWE Universal Champion.

Rusev vs Roman Reigns ends in no contest

Before the match ever began, Rusev began to attack Roman Reigns. However, Roman was having none of it and absolutely snapped. He beat down the US champ to the point that he could no longer compete.

Brock Lesnar def. Randy Orton via TKO, blood loss

No idea if the match was supposed to end like this, but Brock Lesnar beat Randy Orton into a bloody mess. That caused the match to be called, which led to an odd ending.

Even after a show as big as SummerSlam, there’s still excitement coming out because of all of the possibilities created from a show like this. Without question, business is still picking up in a post-brand split WWE world.