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WWE SummerSlam 2019 Highlights: Seth Rollins becomes Universal Champion, Kofi Kingston retains his WWE Title

WWE SummerSlam 2019 Highlights: Seth Rollins edged out Brock Lesnar in the main event of WWE SummerSlam on Sunday night to regain the Universal Championship.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 12, 2019 10:21:01 pm
WWE SummerSlam 2019 Results, Recap and Highlights: Seth Rollins slayed the Beast. (wwe.com)

WWE SummerSlam 2019 Highlights: Despite carrying a rib injury, Seth Rollins edged out Brock Lesnar in the main event of WWE SummerSlam on Sunday night to regain the Universal Championship. In the Raw Women’s Championship, Becky Lynch emerged as Canada’s new hero as ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch successfully defended her title against Natalya in a submission match.

The legendary Goldberg also won his one-on-one match against Dolph Ziggler at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. Hometown favorite, the legendary Trish Stratus produced a brilliant fight before tapping out to Charlotte Flair.

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WWE SummerSlam 2019 Highlights:

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    08:05 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Seth Rollins is the new WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION

    Despite carrying a rib injury, Rollins fights back. He first drives Lesnar into the ring post and then knocks him with his knee on his head. The Beast Slayer doesn't stop here and hits Lesnar with A SUICIDE DIVE. He then climbs to the top rope and hits a Frog Splash on Lesnar through the announce table.

    Rollins dominates the show and attempts another STOMP but Lesnar counters. However, Rollins reverses the move and hits a SUPERKICK on Lesnar and finishes The Beast with a STOMP. Rollins goes for the cover and regains the championship. Yes, The BEASTSLAYER has done it. He is the new WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION. 

    07:50 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    The Beast against The Beast Slayer

    The clash between Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title is underway. Lesnar without wasting any time tries to execute the German Suplex on Rollins. However, Rollins counters and lands on his feet. He then hits Lesnar with a stomp and goes for the cover. Lesnar kicks out on two and this time it's Lesnar's turn. After tossing Rollins from one corner of the ring to the other, Lesnar hits the challenger with an F5.

    07:36 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    The Fiend defeats Finn Balor

    Bray Wyatt holds Finn Balor with THE MANDIBLE CLAW as he passes out. While, Finn lies unconscious, the referee counts to three and Wyatt wins the match quiet comfortably.

    07:24 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Kofi Kingston retains title via Double Countout

    Randy, meanwhile, glares at Kofi's family sitting right in the front, which leads to Kofi launching a brutal assault on THE VIPER. The official calls for the bell and the WWE champions beats Orton with a stick, but things are still not clear why was the match was called off in between in the first place. As per the discussion, the referee counted both the stars out, which means Kofi Kingston is still the WWE Champion as the match ends in a tie. 

    07:15 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Randy Orton is in full control

    Orton is in full control after hitting Kofi with a second rope DDT. As he gazes his opponent, getting himself ready to finish the contest with an RKO, Kofi counters and goes for the cover. After a couple of body drop, Kofi goes to the top rope but Orton counters the move with an RKO.  

    07:06 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Viper continues the assault on Kofi

    The Viper continues the attack on the reigning champion, as Kofi tries to fight his way back into the contest. Despite hitting Orton with a flying forearm outside the ring, Orton still continues to dominate the match. He tosses Kofi for the second time on the announce table. Meanwhile, Kofi fights back as he pushes Orton and knocks him out with a high flying back body drop.  

    07:00 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Will we see a new WWE CHAMPION?

    The WWE Championship is on the line as The Viper - Randy Orton goes one-on-one against Kofi Kingston. The Legend Killer starts the match by disrespecting the champion by offering him a pie. However, Kofi declines and throws a punch right across Orton's face. Orton dominates the match right from the word go. After hitting Kofi with a strong clothesline, he tosses up Kofi right into the announce table.

    06:49 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    The "Queen Of Queens" goes down against The "Queen Of All Eras"

    This is brilliant stuff from Trish as she locks Charlotte IN THE FIGURE FOUR, and then goes on to do the bridge turning the move into FIGURE EIGHT. Charlotte manages to get to the ropes. But Trish is not stopping there as she goes on to hit Charlotte with THE STRATUSFACTION but the latter kicks out.

    After a couple of nearfall, Charlotte locks in the FIGURE FOUR and the WWE Hall of FAMER fails to bear any more pain as she finally TAPS OUT! Charlotte wins the match, but Trish still manages to garner huge amount of respect from the fans.

    06:39 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Trish Stratus fights back

    Trish is not giving up as she fights back with punches. But, Charlotte is giving her a tough competition as she hits Trish with a BIG BOOT. While Trish lies outside the ring, Charlotte continues to mock her. Both the wrestlers are throwing everything they've got and we still don't have a clue, who'll get the better of each other. 

    06:32 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Trish Stratus vs Charlotte Flair

    Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is up against Charlotte Flair and the former WWE Women's Champion is showing Charlotte that despite being out of action for a long time she still has it inside her. However, Charlotte manages to gain advantage outside the ring as she tosses Trish into the barrier. She then goes on to hit Trish with an armlock and follows it by hitting a EXPLODER SUPLEX.

    06:20 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Kevin Owens wins the match

    Kevin once again gains back the momentum and hits Shane with the Popup Powerbomb but Elias distracts the referee. Meanwhile, Shane tries to knock down Owens with a clothesline but Owens evade and goes on to hit a Senton and a Frogsplash on Shane. He then goes over the top rope and dives over Elias taking down the referee along with Elias. Ownes doesn't stop there and beats Elias with the steel chair. With Elias out of the equation, Owens shifts his focus on Shane and hits him with a LOW BLOW followed by STUNNER. Owens wins the match and saves his career. 

    06:07 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Kevin Owens puts his career on the line

    Putting his career on the line Kevin Owens walks out to the ring to face Shane McMahon. As the fans cheer for Owens,  Shane McMahon walks out of the ring and announces Elias as the Special Guest Enforcer. Meanwhile, Elias distracts Kevin from outside but he manages to deal with both Shane and Elias. Kevin starts the match by hitting Shane with a Cannonball, however, Elias again interferes helping Shane use the distraction to gain control over Owens.    

    06:03 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Bayley defeats Ember Moon

    Bayley defeats Ember Moon after hitting her with a Belly to Bayley from the top rope for a pinfall. She is still the WWE Women's SmackDown champion

    05:36 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    AJ STYLE retains the United States Championship

    Style somehow manages to recover and now is dominating over his opponent. He hits a swift kick to the injured leg of Ricochet and follows it with a DROPKICK. Despite being in tremendous pain, Ricochet is putting everything on the line. Ricochet locks Styles with the Anaconda Vice but the latter manages to get out of it. He also hits Styles with the Northern Lights and follows it with a Deadlift Slam but it's a near fall.

    As Ricochet gains, momentum The OC, standing outside the ring, distracts the challenger. This gives Style enough time to shift the momentum into his favor and he counters the TWISTING MOONSAULT, by catching him and hitting him with a STYLES CLASH. It's all over as AJ STYLE goes for the cover and retains the United States Championship title. 

    05:28 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    United States Championship on the line

    The next match is for the United States Championship between AJ Styles and Richochet. Ricochet is wearing a Black Panther suit.  A couple of high-flying moves and Styles crashes outside the ring. However, Style recovers and now he is trying to damage Ricochet's knees, as the latter screams in pain.  With his knee heavily injured, Ricochet still manages to regain momentum and takes down Style with a one-legged crossbody. 

    05:14 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Ziggler got what he asked for

    Despite lying flat inside the ring, Ziggler continues with the trash talk. He is asking Goldberg to return asking him if he has enough guts to fight him man-to-man. Goldberg returns and hits Ziggler with a spear, not once but twice. 

    05:08 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Goldberg wraps it up in style

    The next match is between Dolph Ziggler and WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg. As Ziggler makes his way to ring, he grabs the mic and challenges Goldberg to show up. Goldberg makes his way into the ring and the fans give him a rousing welcome.

    Ziggler starts the contest with back to back SUPERKICKS on Goldberg. But that is not enough as GOLDBERG hits back with a SPEAR and wraps up the fight by executing a JACKHAMMER on Ziggler. The match is over, Goldberg wins it via pinfall.   

    04:57 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    NATALYA TAPS!

    After dragging Becky outside the ring, Natalya finally finds a way to counter Lynch. After a couple of blows, Natalya locks the Sharpshooter on the top rope. But The Man turns things around and pushes Becky on the steel steps. After a couple of Sharp Shooters and Disarm-her by both the stars, Becky Lynch finally wins the match as Natalya TAPS OUT. The Man is still the RAW Women's Champion.    

    04:43 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Disarm-her vs Sharp shooter

    RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring as she defends her title in a SUBMISSION MATCH against Natalya. The match kicks off with Becky hitting Natalya with a Becksploder followed by a Back Suplex. However, Natalya blocks the Disarm-her but it seems that The Man is on a mission. Can Natalya make a quick comeback?  

    04:22 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross retain their title

    The first match of the night for the Women's Tag Team Championship is underway as Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross take on The IIconics. Peyton Royce first takes on Cross after taking her down she goes on to execute a Spinal Shock on Bliss. However, it's not enough to defeat the current champions.  While Royce throws a fit inside the ring, Bliss recovers, and counters by executing the Twisted Bliss on her. That's it. The referee counts and the team of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross retain the Women's Tag Team Championship via pinfall. 

    04:13 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    SummerSlam kicks off

    SummerSlam Kickoff is OFFICIALLY RATED R! EDGE IS IN THE HOUSE!!! What a way to begin the show tonight. The Rated R superstar interrupts Elias and hits a spear. What a monster pop from the crowd in Canada!

    03:59 (IST)12 Aug 2019
    Hello and Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of WWE's second-biggest pay-per-view of the year SummerSlam. In the main event tonight, Seth Rollins will go one-on-one against Brock Lesnar with the Universal Championship title on the line. Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch aka The Man also collides against Natalya in a tap out match. Apart from these two heavyweight clashes, we'll also see WWE Champion Kofi Kingston battling Randy Orton and Hall of Famer Trish Stratus clash against Charlotte Flair. Stay tuned for LIVE UPDATES!

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    WWE SummerSlam 2019 Highlights: At Summerslam, Becky Lynch faces her toughest test since WrestleMania. Natalya is a former champ herself. She's a ring general and has the Sharpshooter in her back pocket. Becky Lynch has gone from being "the champ champ" to one-belt Becky, and despite a scare at the hands of Lacey Evans (and Baron Corbin), she's managed to hold on to the Raw title. For now.