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The 2012 edition of SummerSlam is now in the books! Were you not able to watch it? Have no fear, Street Smarks is here! Check out the play-by-play Chris did during the event live as it happened! He’ll give you the lowdown on everything that happened. If you just want results, look for the bold bits of the recap.

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Another Wrestlemania has come and gone. Did you miss it? Here’s what happened!

1. Pre-show (via wwe.com) WWE Tag Team Championship Match:

Epico and Primo defended their tag team championship against The Usos and Justin Gabriel/Tyson Kidd when Primo pins an Uso after a Backstabber.

And on with the PPV!

2. World Championship:

Sheamus pinned Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds after a Brogue Kick (Bryan needed a good luck kiss from AJ) to become the new World Heavyweight champion!

3. Kane pinned Randy Orton after a chokeslam off the second rope.

4. Intercontinental Championship:

The Big Show pinned Cody Rhodes after a WMD punch to win the IC title and get his Wrestlemania moment.

5. Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos defeated Eve Torres and Divas Champion Beth Phoenix when Maria pinned Beth with a rollup.

6. The Undertaker pinned Triple H after a Tombstone

7. Team Johnny won and gave John Laurinaitis control over both shows after The Miz pinned Zack Ryder with the Skull Crushing Finale (Eve provided a distraction to “inadvertently” help Team Rudo).

8. WWE Championship:

CM Punk made Chris Jericho submit to the Anaconda Vice to retain his title.

9. The Rock pinned John Cena after a Rock Bottom.

The PPV has came and went. Let’s run down all of the action!

RAW Elimination Chamber Match: 

WWE Champion CM Punk retains when he pins The Miz after the GTS.

*Chris Jericho was knocked out during the match and was ruled unable to continue by the WWE doctors (storyline).

Divas Championship:

Divas Champion Beth Phoenix d. Tamina Snuka after the Glam Slam.

Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match:

World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan retains after making Santino tap out to the LeBell Lock.

*After the match, Sheamus comes out and hits Bryan with an Emerald Fusion, effectively announcing his intention to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania.

Bonus US Championship Match:

US Champion Jack Swagger makes Justin Gabriel tap to the Ankle Lock.

*Match was setup by Smackdown GM Teddy Long after an altercation between the two in the back. It’s good to know that Long has the ability to make matches for a title on the RAW brand, by the way.

Ambulance Match:

John Cena d. Kane after an Attitude Adjustment off the ambulance before throwing Kane into the ambulance for the victory.

Here they are!

Steel Cage Match: World Champion Daniel Bryan d. The Big Show and Mark Henry (Bryan climbs over the cage, Show grabs him by the hand, Bryan dangles before Show loses his grip).

Bonus Divas Eight Man Match: The Divas of Doom and The Bella Twins d. Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Alicia Fox, and Tamina (Beth hits the Glam Slam on Kelly for the pin).

John Cena vs. Kane: Double countout. After brawling in the back, Kane hits a wheelchair bound Zack Ryder with a Tombstone piledriver and chokeslams Cena.

Bonus Match: Brodus Clay d. Drew McIntyre (Pin after the running crossbody block; I’ll call it by its name once they settle on one).

WWE Championship: CM Punk (c) d. Dolph Ziggler (pinfall after the GTS; Johnny Ace, in a funny moment to me, helps to count the pin with the official referee).

The Royal Rumble: Sheamus tosses runner-up Chris Jericho out to be victorious. Randy Orton and The Big Show round out the final four.

It’s time for WWE’s final PPV of the year and we’ll be here giving you all the results live as they happen!

Keep refreshing!

And here we go!

Vickie is out first to piss off the crowd and to introduce Dolph Ziggler.

United States Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Zack Ryder

Winner: And NEW US Champion – ZACK RYDER (pinfall after the Rough Ryder)!

Cody attacks Booker backstage!

Oh, we get  a bonus match!

World Tag Champions: Air Boom (c) vs. Epico and Primo

Much like Smackdown, the camera is often more interested in Rosa Mendes on the outside than the action in the ring.

Winners and STILL WWE Tag Champions: AIR BOOM (Kofi with the pin after the Trouble in Paradise)

Looks like the Cody/Booker is off tonight. Bummer for me.

Watch out, it’s racist Hornswoggle time. He;s hanging with Teddy Long who is dressed as Santa. Yup.

Tables Match: Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett

Lots of tables around the ring. Some cool table teases throughout.

Winner: RANDY ORTON (Barrett jumps off the second rope toward Orton, who was laying on a table…yeah, you know where that’s going: RKO through the table)!

Another Teddy Long skit this time with the Bellas. Teddy propositions them, but he didn’t offer money so that’s not illegal, it’s just sexual harassment. Enter Jack Swagger to complain about last episode. Sheamus interrupts. And we have ourselves Sheamus vs. Swagger tonight…because we asked for it.

Another bonus match!

Divas Championship: Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Kelly Kelly

I do not like where this is going. At all. They tease the victory roll finish from SummerSlam. Nice touch.

Winner and STILL Divas Champion: BETH PHOENIX (reverse wheelbarrow suplex, I guess?)!

Alberto Del Rio and The Miz have a confrontation backstage. That was alright.

This show is going very slowly.

IC Championship…

Or not. Booker comes out to the ring and Cody attacks him from behind. Again. Well, damn. I guess we get this one at the Rumble.

Sledgehammer Ladder Match: Kevin Nash vs. Triple H

I guess you can also call this a Battle For a Phallic Symbol. Lots of ladders out there. Let’s see what the boys can muster. Triple H uses the ladder to apply a figure four onto Nash! Well, it doesn’t really help, but it looks cool. And Triple H is starting to climb. It took them a while to start trying for the hammer. No dice. Both climbing! Nash off the ladder and through a table! Triple H gets the sledgehammer and goes to work on Nash! Pedigree (ahem, a whoopsie first attempt, too)! Nash folds up the Kliq sign…Haitches answers with a crotch chop and a sledgehammer shot to the face (heh)!

Winner: TRIPLE H via pinfall after the face shot!

Michael Cole says, “Triple H is back with a Vengeance!” That’s not good for any of us. Nash gets carted off. That didn’t suck. Honest. It wasn’t great, but who was expecting that?

CM Punk has some time to talk. Johnny Ace interrupts says Punk’s Superstar of the Year Slammy is in mail. End scene with some dynamic texting.

Jack Swagger vs. Sheamus

Winner: SHEAMUS (Brogue Kicks Swagger’s face off his face)!

Big Show gets to talk now. He’s wearing a camo colored singlet. No, really. He’s confident. He says tonight is going to end in a GIANT way. Oh…I see what you did there, Show.

World Championship Chairs Match: Mark Henry (c) vs. The Big Show

Well, that was quick.

Winner and NEW World Champion: THE BIG SHOW (pinfall after the Berserk Punch aka the WMD)

Henry attacks from behind and DDTs Show onto a bunch of chairs. Here comes Daniel Bryan! He cashes in! Show it out cold!

World Championship: The Big Show (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

Winner and NEW World Champion: DANIEL BRYAN (via pinfall)!

Show is heartbroken as Bryan celebrates! Well, it’s Show that gave him the idea to begin with…

What? It’s true!

Booker T with an interview. He’s going to give it another try. Oh. Okay.

Intercontinental Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Booker T

Nice sequence toward the end: Spinaroonie, Cody ducks a couple of Harlem sidekicks and gets the Beautiful Disaster! For two. Booker looks a bit out of it even before the start of that sequence.

Winner and STILL IC Champion: CODY RHODES (via a kick to the head…something is amiss there)!

WWE Championship TLC Match: CM Punk (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. The Miz

The belt is hanging above the ring. As expected, the heels team up against Punk. Until ADR has enough of that and starts beating up Miz. Punk tries to bulldog Miz onto an open chair, but Miz counters into a belly to back suplex! Ouch!

Punk’s the first one to try to climb, but Ricardo interferes! Ricardo gets Punk handcuffed to the ladder! But he gets free pretty quickly. Alrighty. Miz sets up his own ladder. Punk stops his climb just in time. Punk tries to superplex Miz to the outside through a table but ADR gets his flying kick! Punks falls through the table!

ADR beating the hell out of Miz with ladders and now does the same to Punk with chairs. He climbs, but both Miz and Punk are able to topple the ladder over; ADR gets crotched on the ropes. Now Ricardo is climbing! Miz and Punk push the ladder over and Ricardo goes flying to the outside and through another table!

Since Punk still has the handcuffs around his wrist, Miz cuffs him to the turnbuckle! Miz taunts, but Punk kicks him in the back of the head! Punk’s cuffed and can’t do anything! ADR tries to climb as Punk attempts to break the cuffs. Miz is back up with a bigger ladder. Punk breaks the turnbuckle and he’s loose! All three up on the ladders! Down goes Miz! Down goes ADR! Miz stops Punk…GTS! Punk climbs and grabs the title!

Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk!

Punk celebrates to end the show.

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And here we go!

Johnny Ace welcomes the crowd to Survivor Series. It’s the 25th anniversary of the event and it’s also Johnny’s tenth anniversary with the company. Congrats Johnny! On with the matches!

US Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. John Morrison

Winner and STILL US Champion: Dolph Ziggler (pinfall after the Zig Zag). Very good opener!

Dolph talks trash much to the crowd, who have been chanting for Zack Ryder during the match. This brings out Ryder to a BIG reaction! Rough Ryder! Local kid gets to celebrate with the crowd!

Lumberjill Divas Championship Match: Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Eve Torres

Winner and STILL Divas Champion: Beth Phoenix (pinfall after the Glam Slam off the top rope!).

David Otunga (with thermos) informs CM Punk that Johnny Ace said that Punk should apologize to Michael Cole for the events on RAW. Punk will think about it.

The Rock addresses MSG! His opening bit is really good. I can now officially welcome you back, Rocky. He treats Miz and Truth as afterthoughts…because they are in WWE Land. Then he talks trash to Cena…as one does. He sings “New York, New York” with the crowd. Suck up. I kid. IF YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING!

Goodness that went on for a long while.

Team Barrett vs. Team Orton

Dolph yells “Oh, I’m following me!” Cody Rhodes has knee pads now. Sin Cara is wearing the white costume.

Elimination #1: Dolph pinned by Orton after the RKO. Well, okay then.

Orton 5, Barrett 4.

Elimination #2: Sin Cara by countout (I think). Maybe by injury after the sommersault plancha. I dunno. Either way, he’s gone.

Tied up, 4-on-4.

Elimination #3: Mason Ryan by Cody after the Cross Rhodes. The crowd did not like Ryan and cheered the elimination.

Barrett 4, Orton 3.

Elimination #4: Kofi by Barrett after Wasteland.

Barrett 4, orton 2.

Elimination #5: Sheamus via DQ after not heeding the ref’s five count. Weak. Sauce.

Barrett 4, Orton 1.

Elimination #6: Jack Swagger by Orton after Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick.

Barrett 3, Orton 1.

Elimination #7: Hunico after Orton hits the RKO.

Barrett 2, Orton 1.

Elimination #8: Orton after Wasteland.

Winners: Team Orton (Survivors Barrett and Rhodes).

So far so good. I’m liking this PPV.

The ring crew is reinforcing the ring with more beams and whatnot. Or so they say, it’s not like I can actually tell. Nice touch.

World Championship: Mark Henry (c) vs. The Big Show

Big Show comes out with taped fists. He approves of the ring reinforcement.

Henry initially gets cheered, so he stalls to get heel heat. Unfortunately, they lost the crowd for the majority of the match in the process.

Big Show goes off the top rope with an elbow drop. You read that right.

Winner: The Big Show via DQ (Low Blow by Henry).

Henry attacks after the bell. Tries to put Show back into the Hall of Pain, but Show moves out of the way! Berserk Punch! Show with a legdrop onto a chair wrapped around Henry’s leg!

WWE Championship: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. CM Punk

After all the heel champions came out second, Del Rio naturally comes out before Punk. Well, they almost got them all right.

Punk gets The Fink to introduce him! Howard Finkel chant! Hell yes! That excuses Punk coming out after ADR. Nice surprise.

Announced by The Fink (*clears throat*) And NEEEEEW WWE Champion: CM Punk! (Submission to the Anaconda Vice).

Very good match once they started going. Punk celebrates with a dive into the crowd!

John Cena and The Rock vs. The Awesome Truth

For those keeping track, Cena comes out before the Rock…and he’s booed. Pretty damn loudly initially. The Rocks gets the reaction you would expect: VERY LOUD.

The Rock looks damn good. Miz and Truth are definitely playing a hand into that.

Winners: John Cena and The Rock (Rocks wins Miz after the People’s Elbow)

The Super Friends have a pose down. Rock gets cheered while Cena gets booed. Cena eventually gets tired of the mocking, but when he tries to walk away, Rock turns him and hits the Rock Bottom! Rock celebrates with MSG as Cena walks to the back looking rather upset.

Took much longer to setup than it was to type. Kinda lame ending to an otherwise pretty damn good show, but you don’t care about that here.

Fade to black.

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WWE Tag Team Championship: Air Boom (c) vs. US Champion Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger

Winners: And STILL WWE Tag Team Champions – AIR BOOM! (Bourne pins Ziggler after the shooting star press)

No rest for Dolph because…WWWYKI!

US Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Zack Ryder

Winner: And STILL US Champion – DOLPH ZIGGLER! (Dolph gets the pin after a superkick)

Divas Championship: Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Eve Torres

Winner: And STILL Divas Champion – BETH PHOENIX! (Beth with the Glam Slam)

Christian vs. Sheamus

Winner: SHEAMUS! (Brogue Kick when Christian attempts a Spear)

CM Punk and Triple H vs. The Miz and R-Truth

Winners: THE MIZ AND R-TRUTH! (Miz pins Punk after the Lil’ Jimmy’s Finale; Nash appears in the crowd and attacks Triple H during the finish)

Afterward, Nash’s assault continues! Nash Jackknifes Triple H right on his neck/shoulder area! Ouch!

Intercontinental Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Randy Orton

Winner: RANDY ORTON (Pin after the RKO)

So, apparently, this was actually non-title like we originally thought. So much for the facebook poll.

World Championship: Mark Henry (c) vs. The Big Show

Winner: NO CONTEST! (Mark Henry superplexes the Big Show and the ring collapses!)

Afterward, The Big Show is carted off. Mark Henry walks slowly to the back with some help.

Johnny Ace informs the crowd that the WWE Championship match will happen regardless of the condition of the ring.

Last Man Standing Match For The WWE Championship: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena

Winner: And STILL WWE Champion – ALBERTO DEL RIO! (Cena hits ADR with the AA off the steel stairs through the Spanish announce team’s table; Miz and Truth attack Cena, but Cena is able to get back on his feet; ADR hits Cena with the belt and beats him back to his feet before the ten count)

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