SummerSlam 2014 began Sunday night with very high expectations, and the pay-per-view more than delivered. The landscape of WWE has changed less than 24 hours after the event, as every title match saw the belt change hands. Several underdogs also went over at the PPV.
The match between Brock Lesnar and John Cena had been built as one of the biggest WWE matches in recent years, and the man who conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak looked even more impressive at SummerSlam. He left the PPV as WWE champion for the fourth time in his career.
Two titles were not defended on the PPV. The Usos didn’t put their tag team titles on the line and United States Champion Sheamus didn’t even make an appearance on the PPV.
Below are the complete results from SummerSlam 2014, as well as a recap for each match.
Brock Lesnar OVER John Cena (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match)
Lesnar defeated Cena handily, in one of the most dominant WWE title performances in years. After hitting an F5 within the first 30 seconds, Lesnar continued to hit Cena with German supplexes. Cena shortly mustered some offense and hit an Attitude Adjustment, but Lesnar kicked out and was never in any real danger.
Stephanie McMahon OVER Brie Bella
Stephanie controlled the first part of the match, until Brie took over in the second half. Triple H and Nikki Bella came out towards the end, and the COO of WWE dragged the referee away before Stephanie could tap to the Yes! Lock. Nikki came into the ring and the Bella’s had Stephanie cornered, but Nikki turned on her sister and Stephanie hit a Pedigree for the victory.
Roman Reigns OVER Randy Orton
Reigns continues his rise to the top of the card, defeating Orton with a Spear to end the match. It looked like Orton might get the victory, as he turned a potential Superman Punch into an RKO, but Reigns kicked out and went on to get the win.
Seth Rollins OVER Dean Ambrose (Lumberjack Match)
The match stole the show, likely becoming one of the best Lumberjack matches of all time. Ambrose and Rollins made their way into the crowd for a portion of the match, and the wrestlers at ringside got heavily involved. Ambrose used Rollins’ Curb Stomp against him, but Kane broke up the pin. After all of the lumberjacks got involved in the ring, Rollins used his Money in the Bank briefcase against Ambrose to win the match.
Paige OVER AJ Lee (Divas Championship Match)
Paige entered the match as the underdog, but she left as a two-time Divas Champion. She countered AJ’s Black Widow submission and knocked her out for the pinfall.
Rusev OVER Jack Swagger (Flag Match)
With the winner needing to get a pinfall or submission for the victory, Rusev kept his winning streak in WWE alive. He didn’t get Swagger to tap out to the Accolade, but the Real American lost when he passed out during the submission. After the match, the Russian national anthem was played and Rusev kicked Zeb Coutler.
Bray Wyatt OVER Chris Jericho
Even without Luke Harper or Erick Rowan ringside, Bray was able to get the victory. After hitting Jericho with Sister Abigail outside the ring, he did it one more time for good measure to get the win.
Dolph Ziggler OVER The Miz (Intercontinental Championship Match)
SummerSlam started with a surprise as Ziggler took the belt off The Miz to start the show.
Rob Van Dam OVER Cesaro (Kickoff Match)
RVD hit a Five-Star Frog Splash for the victory on the SummerSlam pre-show.