AT THE BIGGEST PARTY OF THE SUMMER, THERE WAS A RAFT OF NEW CHAMPIONS. HOWEVER, THE TWO BIGGEST TITLES STAYED WHERE THEY WERE.
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar walked out of the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn with his title in tact following in a wild fatal four way against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman, even though Lesnar was stretchered out early on following a vicious assault by ‘The Monster Amongst Men’.
The WWE Championship did not go anywhere either, as Jinder Mahal (courtesy of The Singh Brothers) beat Shinsuke Nakamura following a distraction and hitting ‘The Khallas’ to hold on to his title. On the SmackDown Live side, The WWE United States Championship also stayed put, with AJ Styles beating Kevin Owens, with special guest referee Shane McMahon making the decisive three count.
But this is where all that ends, as every title match before that crowned a new champion. In the pre-show, Neville regained his WWE Cruiserweight Title against Akira Tozawa and The Uso’s won back their WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles against The New Day. On the main show, Natayla won her first championship for six years, beating Naomi to capture the WWE SmackDown Live Womens Championship. Sasha Banks became a four time womens champion, winning the WWE Raw Womens Title from Alexa Bliss and our final new champions saw Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins dethrone Sheamus and Cesaro for the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles.
In our non-title matches, The Miz and his Miztourage beat Jason Jordan and The Hardy Boyz in our opening pre-show contest. John Cena polished off Baron Corbin to open the main show, it only took one RKO for Randy Orton to beat Rusev in seconds, Big Cass beat The Big Show in spite of Enzo Amore‘s best efforts to squeeze out of the shark cage he was placed in and finally, Finn Balor unleashed ‘The Demon King’ to avenge his loss to Bray Wyatt.
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