The WWE SummerSlam 2023 outcomes have been largely predictable, with a twist or two, on a full of life present. SummerSlam marketed an eight-match card with 4 championships on the road.
Jey Uso challenged Roman Reigns in the principle occasion for the WWE Common Championship and the title of Tribal Chief, GUNTHER defended his near-historic Intercontinental Championship reign in opposition to the returning Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in opposition to Finn Balor and Asuka defended her WWE Ladies’s Championship in opposition to Charlotte Aptitude and Bianca in a Triple Menace Match.
SummerSlam additionally marketed a co-main occasion of Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar.
Friday’s broadcast of WWE SmackDown garnered an in a single day viewership of two.151 million viewers per quick nationwide information.
WWE SummerSlam 2023 Outcomes | August 5
- Logan Paul def. Ricochet
- Cody Rhodes def. Brock Lesnar
- LA Knight Wins Slim Jim Battle Royal
- Shayna Baszler def. Ronda Rousey
- GUNTHER def. Drew McIntyre | WWE Intercontinental Title
- Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor | WWE World Heavyweight Title
- Bianca Belair def. Charlotte Aptitude and Asuka | WWE Ladies’s World Title
- Iyo Sky def. Bianca Belair | WWE Ladies’s World Title
- Roman Reigns def. Jey Uso | WWE Common Title
WWE SmackDown Rankings
- August 4, 2023 | 2.151 million (Quick Nationwide Knowledge)
- July 28, 2023 | 2.323 million
- July 21, 2023 | 1.23 million (FS1)
- July 14, 2023 | 2.309 million
- July 7, 2023 | 2.561 million
- WWE SmackDown Venue: Ford Subject (Detroit, Mich.)
- WWE SmackDown Tickets Distributed: 50,608
- Accessible Tickets: 1,080
WWE SummerSlam 2023 Winners and Grades
Logan Paul Def. Ricochet
This match started with Logan Paul shining Ricochet’s bald head earlier than Ricochet promptly launched into acrobatics.
WWE shrewdly reduce to a shot of Samantha Irvin trying disillusioned. A Logan Paul win could possibly be made extra entertaining by how she chooses to announce his title.
Logan Paul toyed with this crowd and received warmth higher than some seasoned professionals within the enterprise.
Paul and Ricochet hit a Spanish Fly off the apron, although Ricochet misplaced his footing on the touchdown.
As marketed, there have been some nice excessive spots on this match together with a flying neckbreaker and a powerful twister DDT counter from Logan Paul.
Paul received with brass knuckles, and to her credit score, Samantha Irvin was an actual professional in doing the ring announcement.
Logan Paul vs. Ricochet Grade: B
Cody Rhodes Def. Brock Lesnar
WWE was late on the pyro for Rhodes’ “whoa” pose, which was a blessing in disguise as a result of then you would hear simply how loud followers have been screaming.
Cody vs. Brock had a wild begin as Cody pounced on Lesnar earlier than taking a scary-looking German suplex.
Brock Lesnar totally dominated the primary half of this match till Cody Rhodes eliminated a turnbuckle padding mid-suplex and managed to realize the higher hand with out it.
Rhodes ultimately used the uncovered turnbuckle by shoving Brock Lesnar into it. He then capitalized with a Kimura lock and Ford Subject nearly melted down for it.
WWE aired a number of Philadelphia-related segments to advertise WrestleMania 40, and the Detroit crowd booed these vignettes at each flip.
Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar Grade: A-
WWE SummerSlam Battle Royal
LA Knight lastly received his large second, profitable this match to the largest pop of the evening. For extra info on the Slim Jim Battle Royal, click on right here.
The introduced attendance for SummerSlam was 59,194.
Slim Jim Battle Royal Grade: B
Shayna Baszler Def. Ronda Rousey
Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey had a tall process of following an emotional LA Knight win, and followers largely sat on their palms as they opened the match with holds. Rousey ate a head kick, to a good response, however once they returned to holds and ground-and-pound, there have been slight chants of “boring.”
Baszler bought an arm damage, which introduced out WWE docs, however Rousey laid waste to the docs, which did get a response. Sadly, this was adopted by chants of “LA Knight” and “that is boring!”
Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler Grade: D
GUNTHER Def. Drew McIntyre
GUNTHER, sporting maroon tights and boots, was dressed like an outsized Daniel Bryan.
McIntyre and GUNTHER wasted no time delivering brutal, laborious hits in a back-and-forth match. Not like its predecessor, followers have been actually into this.
Between the nearfalls and Drew McIntyre’s countdown, there was a number of counting on this match.
A chop-fest between GUNTHER and McIntyre acquired a standing rousing ovation earlier than GUNTHER ate a Claymore kick, which he kicked out of.
GUNTHER received clear with a mix of strikes—splash, clothesline and energy bomb.
Drew McIntyre vs. GUNTHER Grade: B+
Seth Rollins Def. Finn Balor
This match was crammed with thoughts video games earlier than the opening bell. Balor walked out with the phrase “seven” painted over his surgically repaired proper shoulder, whereas Rollins walked out sporting remnants of the gear he wore when he injured Balor in 2016.
Rollins vs. Balor entered a brand new degree of psychology as quickly as Balor started working over Rollins’ shoulder. This inevitably led to Balor hutting a buckle bomb into the barricade, and the touchdown wasn’t all that clear.
Followers have been going completely nuts through the ultimate sequences of the match, starting when Damian Priest interfered with the Cash within the Financial institution briefcase, adopted by Judgment Day. The briefcase backfired on Balor as Seth Rollins curb stomped Balor onto the case for the win. Mistake.
Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins Grade: B+
Bianca Belair Def. Asuka Charlotte Aptitude; Iyo Cashes In
Bianca Belair walked out ingesting a C4 Power drink. It might be the last word endorsement for the WWE accomplice if she received this match.
Bianca, Charlotte and Asuka made the Triple Menace match look straightforward. They seamlessly transitioned out and in of sequences and high-flying strikes.
The group was noticeably drained in comparison with the opposite matches, however there was nonetheless a number of reactions for key spots.
Late within the match, there have been a sequence of WWE docs and referees attending to Jey Uso on the surface. The digicam shot Belair promoting, and it seemed to be a part of an angle. Belair got here limping again simply in time to interrupt up a Determine 8.
Charlotte took benefit of Belair’s damage with a Determine 8, however Asuka broke it up with mist to the face.
After a heroic win by a hobbled Bianca Belair, Iyo Sky efficiently cashed in her Cash within the Financial institution briefcase. Dakota Kai joined Harm CTRL for the celebration.
Asuka vs. Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Aptitude Grade: A
Roman Reigns Def. Jey Uso; Jimmy Uso Turns Heel
In a callback to their 2020 feud, Jey Uso wore all white together with a white lei.
This match was heated from the beginning, with chants of “f u, Roman!” and “Roman sucks!” earlier than the bell even rang.
The principle occasion was paced slowly to begin, just like many different Roman Reigns major occasions as followers finally chanted “we would like tables!”
Fittingly, Jey Uso hit Roman Reigns with a Samoan Drop by a desk.
Solo Sikoa ambushed Jey Uso within the crowd, and followers didn’t boo as a lot as they groaned. There have been even very gentle chants of “f-u Solo!” and even louder chants of “we would like Jimmy!”
Solo by chance ate a Spear from Roman Reigns as their inevitable feud comes nigh. Solo even mean-mugged Reigns when Reigns requested Solo to assist him up afterward.
Simply as Jey Uso was going for the win, Jimmy Uso pulled Jey out of the ring because the Usos (not-so) shockingly cut up.