Results by Matt Boone for WrestleZone.com
WWE “SummerSlam” PPV Opener:
The show opens live in the arena. Justin Roberts introduces Grammy award winner, guitarist from “Tool”, Adam Jones. Jones performs the National Anthem on his electric guitar. Some video footage is shown of famous American stuff’s as he plays. Rock enthusiasts might dig this, but it seems a bit out of place to this guy. When he’s done tons of fireworks go off as the giant American flag is shown across the screens. Anyways, we forge ahead!
From there we go to an in-depth video package. Very cool, as expected.
After that, 7/11 presents the 24th annual WWE SummerSlam. Pyro explodes, SummerSlam theme plays and we’re back live in the Staples Center. Michael Cole does his thing on commentary and then our first match begins!
The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston, John Morrison & Rey Mysterio
Cole overly excitedly reacts to Miz’s entrance on commentary. Booker T tells him to shut up, etc. Miz grabs a mic. as soon as he hits the ring. He announces his own return to SummerSlam, putting himself over quite thuroughly in the process. As Miz continues, he is interupted by R-Truth. R-Truth comes out on mic. He talks about spiders, complains to the crowd for “What”‘ing him, etc. As R-Truth continues, Alberto Del Rio’s music interupts him and out he comes in his fancy-shmancy car. Out next is Kofi Kingston, followed by John Morrison and Rey Mysterio. Six-man tag-team action about to get underway. Announcers putting over Mysterio’s match on Raw tomorrow night against the CM Punk-John Cena winner tonight. They put it over pretty big, too. Kingston and Miz starting things off and the bell sounds to start this one off. No Jim Ross on commentary, for those keeping track. Kingston lands some nice dropkicks before quickly tagging out to Morrison. Morrison and Kingston hit a double-team spot on Miz before Morrison takes over the singles action on Miz in the ring. Miz lands a kick that allows him time to tag out to R-Truth. Truth comes in and Morrison goes berzerker mode on him. Truth sucker-punches Morrison and now he’s in control of the offense. Some outside interference from the heel side results in Morrison being knocked off the top rope and onto the floor outside the ring. Truth goes to work on him outside the ring before rolling him back inside. Truth tags Miz back in and Miz goes to work on Morrison a bit. Miz with a nearfall on Morrison but Morrison kicks out with ease. “Miz is Awesome” chant slowly builds in the crowd for the second time in the match. Both guys get knocked down and Morrison manages to tag in Kingston. Kingston comes in like a ball of fire and takes everyone on the opposing side out. The smoke clears and Kingston continues to work on Miz. Kingston with a big splash off the top for a nearfall on Miz. Kingston hits the Boom Drop on Miz. Kingston goes for Trouble In Paradise but Miz reverses into a Skull Crushing Finale but Kingston avoids that and reverses into an S.O.S. Del Rio comes in to break up the pin attempt. Miz with a Stone Cold Stunner-type move on Kingston, dropping him right on his face for a close nearfall. Miz tags in Truth and he continues the work on Kingston in the ring. Truth tags in Del Rio a few moments later. Del Rio continues the punishment on Kingston. Kingston kicks Del Rio down and crawls for a tag. Del Rio tags Miz in and Miz stops Kingston from tagging out on his side. Miz goes back to work on Kingston. Kingston rolls Miz up from behind for a nearfall but Miz clotheslines him right back down to slow his momentum. Miz tags Truth in but Kingston tags Mysterio in. Mysterio is flying all over the place on R-Truth. Mysterio sets Truth up for the 6-1-9. Miz tries interfering but Mysterio sets him up too! Del Rio stops Rey. Kingston hits a big splash on the floor to even things up, allowing Mysterio to hit the splash in the ring for a pinfall victory.
Winners: Kofi Kingston, John Morrison & Rey Mysterio
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