WWE Summer Slam 2010 : Results & Highlights

Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 | 11 Comments

WWE Summer Slam 2010 was fought between Team WWE (John Cena, John Morrison, R-Truth, Edge, Daniel Bryan, Bret Hart, and Chris Jericho) vs. The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young, and Michael Tarver) in a seven-on-seven elimination tag team match. SummerSlam (2010) is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and had taken place on August 15, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California for the second consecutive year. This was the the 23rd annual SummerSlam event. In this event all over match was fought between two teams.

WWE Summer Slam 2010 : Results & Highlights

The main rivalry heading into SummerSlam from the Raw brand is between the champion Sheamus and Randy Orton over the WWE Championship. At Fatal 4-Way in June, Sheamus defeated the then-champion John Cena, Edge and Orton in a Fatal Four-Way match to win the WWE title after an interference from The Nexus. In July, at Money in the Bank, Sheamus successfully defended the WWE Championship against Cena in a Steel Cage match, due to interference from The Nexus again. Then, on the July 19 episode of Raw, Orton defeated Edge and Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat match to earn the right to face Sheamus for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. On the August 9 edition of Raw, the anonymous general manager of Raw added two stipulations to the match: should anyone interfere in this match, then he, she or they would be suspended indefinitely from the WWE; and also, should Orton lose, he would not receive another title shot at the WWE Championship and go to the back of the line of challengers for the title.

SummerSlam 2010 Results:

Intercontinental Championship Match fought between Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston which went to a no contest when the members of Nexus attacked. Nexus assaulted Ziggler and Kingston, announcing that no matter who the 7th member of Team WWE.

Divas Championship Match fought between Melina and Alicia Fox in which Melina defeated Alicia Fox with a snapmare driver to become the new Divas Champion. After the match, Melina was berated and attacked by Michelle McCool and Layla.

Handicap Match fought between The Big Show and The Straight Edge Society in which The Big Show defeated CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Joseph Mercury following a big right hand to Gallows and a chokeslam on Mercury. CM Punk abandoned his henchmen during the finish. The Miz cut an amazing promo announcing that he would be a part of Team WWE.

WWE Championship Match fought between Randy Orton and Sheamus © in which Randy Orton defeated Sheamus © by disqualification. Singles Match for the WWE Championship. If anyone interferes in the match, they will be suspended indefinitely. If Randy Orton loses, he cannot get a re-match.

World Heavyweight Championship Match fought between Kane © and Rey Mysterio in which Kane © defeated Rey Mysterio with a chokeslam. Kane continued the assault after the match and chokeslamming Mysterio multiple times and delivering a tombstone piledriver before trying to stuff him into a casket.Upon opening the casket Kane found the returning Undertaker. Taker demanded answers about his attacker from Mysterio before turning his attention to Kane. Taker choked Kane, but was overpowerd, choked, and tombstone piledriven by his brother.

7-on-7 Elimination Match fought between Team WWE and Nexus in which Team WWE (John Cena, John Morrison, R-Truth, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan) defeated The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver). “THE AMERICAN DRAGON” DANIEL BRYAN was announced as the 7th member of Team WWE, replacing The Miz. Bryan eliminates Darren Young with an omoplota with a crossface. John Morrison eliminates Tarver with Starship Pain. Skip Sheffield eliminates John Morrison and R-Truth in a matter of seconds. Bret Hart was eliminated via DQ after using a steel chair on Sheffield. Edge eliminates Sheffield with a spear. Chris Jericho eliminates David Otunga with the Walls of Jericho. Heath Slater eliminates Chris Jericho with a neckbreaker, and then eliminates Edge with a roll-up. Bryan eliminates Heath Slater with the crossface omoplata, but gets eliminated himself after The Miz attacks him with the Money in the Bank briefcase. Cena eliminates Justin Gabriel after Gabriel missed a 450 splash. Cena then catches Wade Barrett in the STF to win the match for Team WWE.


  1. reshma says:

    I had zero hope for Summerslam. They simply had too few matches booked. Why so many interferences? The IC belt why did Nexus break in? Melina getting beat down by Laycool was stupid also. If Laycool wants to fight schedule them a match. Everyone knew Taker was showing up in the Kane match so the surprise was zero. I DID like the fact Kane laid Taker out that sets up the next matches better. I was hoping Taker would show up with the American Badass gimmick this dead man crap is a little old. Shaemus beat Orton at Royal Rumble by DQ thanx to Legacy. Now at Summerslam he loses by DQ to keep his belt. If Shaemus can’t win a match cleanly he should not be in PPV’s. WWE had already released the Bryan info before the PPV so that was not very surprising either, but it was nice to see his return. The match was adequate against Nexus but I think u gave it too many stars. I think TNA’s ECW PPV was better than this. Heck tomorrow’s Raw will be better than this garbage. Clean endings to matches should be the norm in PPV’s. One more thing if u are not going to wrestle at a PPV, LayCool and Miz, don’t give them any airtime.

  2. abad says:

    Summerslam is a MAJOR PPV not a means to advance Raw and SD storylines. Raw and SD storylines should build to PPV’s. While the storylines will obviously progress and the phantom GM will continue to Email Cole. The WWE made Summerslam into a 3 hour Raw like show. PPV’s must have a point and this one lacked matches and answers. Nothing memorable happened cause WWE put out the Brian Danielson sighting before the event. Nexus jumping Khofi 7 on 1, Laycool jumping Melina 2 on 1. Why can’t people fight their own battles like the old days? Shaemus and Orton did the same thing at Royal Rumble, a fuzzy DQ. They made the match no interference and still had a DQ? Next thing u know steel cage matches will end in DQ’s……

  3. ashok says:

    Fair opinion. Again, I had a different view of the situation considering I was actually there. I tend not to be a little too forward looking at times, so I’m sure that affects my ability as a column writer. Anyway, thanks for the comment.

  4. gupta says:

    Well that was silly Bleacher Report… disregard this last one. Or delete both of them, depending on who sees this.

  5. henny says:

    Frankly only three matches here interest me. The rest I havent even registered on my radar.

    SES vs Big Show is important because if this stable is going to survive, they MUST destroy the Big Show. The stable has died recently abit because of a big loss to Mysterio. A powerful heel stable cant get pounced by someone that small. The legitimacy is hurt severely. They must win. So because I want to see what Punk’s future is, I want to see this match.

    Kofi vs Dolph is something I want to watch purely for the spectacle. Two guys who can both work. Give them time and this will be fun. I just hope Vickie doesnt interefere, it will ruin things so much.

    Now the biggest match for me is the elimination tag. We dont get these anymore now that survivor series is finished and this thing could work.

    However it needs to be booked well.

    This involves two things.
    1. Give the match AT LEAST 40 minutes. We are talking about a minimum of 7 pins in this match. Possibly 13. This match needs alot of time.
    2. Eliminate the crappy in-ring workers early, and dont give the worst guys any in-ring time.

    Sorry but this is crucial. If we have extended beatdowns of John Morrison or whoever else they book as the punchbag by some talentless blockhead like David Otungo or Skip Sheffield, this could be awful. What needs to happen is that the more talented guys, like Gabriel/Barrett/Slater, need to be in the most.

    This is the main event of summerslam. You cant have David Otunga running around botching every move and drawing boring chants out of the crowd. There are solid workers on that team, use them well!!!

  6. Banty Nigam says:

    They actually brought Survivor Series back ;), but yes, what you said is very true. The bad in-ring workers could ruin the match making it a very bad main event.

  7. erminco says:

    well i have read about a thousand different articles about summerslam predictions and this one i definately agree with. First SES has to win, they need credibility again. I think Melina definately should win…but she wont at summerslam maybe night of champions though she’s only been back for a week and it would make ALicia(who is kind of terrible in the ring) weaker and make the wwe look like they bow down to backstage politics, people don’t realize Melina has that same stroke that McCool does on SD. The Kofi-Ziggler match should top the match ziggler had last year with mysterio. Kofi should turn heel soon but he’ll lose gracefully at Summerslam. I agree with Kane/mysterio and like the idea of the blackout with both of them knocked out but then how would they explain Kane and Mysterio still alive while the undertaker who received supposedly a similar attack to be a vegetable(??) Sheamus and Orton will be kind of a bore because the matches they have had are the same as you described (both will hit their finishers, both will kickout) they NEED to have sheamus win CLEAN(!!) on ppv to establish him as a credible champion. and even if orton loses he is still a winner because he is still over as a face. But we all really know Sheamus will win and hold it until Survivor Series win HHH comes back and politics his way to ANOTHER(!!!!) world title reign (look sorry but he’s too old and injured nowadays)

    The NExus match will probrably be a letdown. They will likely have barrett/gabriel/cena/bret not involved in the bulk of the match so expect the wwe to shove otunga/sheffield/tarver down our throats (the REALLY green guys in the stable) taking up the beginning part of the match. as for the obvious swerve in this match it’s NOT cena. More than likely it will be Vince or Bret, but i doubt it will be vince because Linda is still campaigning. Bret will be the gm and he will turn on cena allowing barret to be the sole survivor. I REALLY want to see Cena turn heel and in the process turn Jericho face (I mean have you been watching raw lately the crowd is popping for him like crazy)

  8. debina says:

    Nice article. I really hope you are wrong about Rey Mysterio winning the belt. Let him get the IC belt later after his surgery. He is horrible as the WHC.
    I wish they would stop letting him in main events. He needs to be battling other mid card guys like Christian. He’s gotten kind of chunky and his moves are getting stale. Move him down and move Drew up.

  9. Kishor says:

    Well im looking forward to Dolph/Kofi match, Kane/Mysterio match, and the Nexus/Team Cena match.

    Kofi and Dolph can pull off a good match. The only problem with this match is that Vickie might get involved which will ruin it for me.

    Kane and Mysterio has a good story built to this match. Even though we have seen this match happen many times I think this could possibly be one of the best matches they have with each other. I think Kane should win this one since he just got the belt 3 or 4 weeks ago and also Mysterio is still injured and needs to heal after Summerslam.

    Nexus and Team Cena has a decent story to this match too. I looking forward to this one mainly because it has heel turn written all over it. whether it be Morrison, Hart, or Cena, I hoping one of them turns on the team at the end and lets Nexus prevail.

  10. Naveen says:

    Yeah i knew it team wwe wins the match

  11. NAFSY says:

    i am so happy dat the stupid wade barret was eliminated the champion JOHN CENA

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