Match 1: The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio v. John Morrison, Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston
The match started out with every star in the match making fairly brief appearances in the ring competing against one another. Morrison and Kofi Kingston exercised some inventive offensive maneuvers, but when Morrison stayed in the ring with R-Truth, the paced slowed. The Miz was tagged in and tried to wear down Morrison, but as Miz had Morrison’s hair hooked, Morrison fell back, kicking his foot in the air, nailing the Miz in the head. Morrison tagged in Kofi who unleashed an instant offensive on the Miz, and nailed both Del Rio and R-Truth off of the apron. He dropped a sit down Boom drop on the Miz and went for the Trouble in Paradise but missed and almost got hit with the Skull Crushing Finale. But Kofi reversed and hit the Miz with the S.O.S. and went for a pin, only to have it broken up by Del Rio. As more competitors got involved, The Miz hit Kofi with a modified front DDT and tried to pin him, but Kofi escaped. The Miz’s team exchanged tags as they beat up on Kofi, who tried to get away from the attack, but kept being restrained from doing so. When the match broke down into a frenzy with all of the participants battling on the inside and outside of the ring, Rey was able to hit R-Truth, and almost the Miz, with the 619. The Miz came at Rey from the outside, but got kicked with a reverse kick. Rey headed to the corner, as Kofi hopped onto the top ropes and body splashed the Miz on the outside. In the meantime, Rey headed up to the top rope and landed a body splash onto R-Truth and pinned him for the win.
Winners: John Morrison, Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston
In the back, John Laurinitis demanded a public apology for CM Punk kicking him in the head on Monday to which Punk responded with a very obviously pretend apology in a very sarcastic tone. As Laurinitis left, Punk turned to come face to face with Stephanie McMahon Helmsley. She wished him luck, which Punk interpreted as a condescending remark and told her to go talk to her husband and her daddy. She said she spoke to them already and that they wish him and Cena both luck tonight, but what would she know, she is just Vince’s clueless daughter as Punk had implied. Punk said that she was pretty clueless, but actually he called her idiotic. Stephanie extended her hand to shake Punk’s and he said that he would shake it but he knows where that hand has been.
Match 2: Sheamus v. Mark Henry
Henry was able to dominate the majority of the opening of the match. Sheamus tried to fight back by throwing some punches while he was on his knees, but Henry picked him up and slammed him down. Henry then lifted Sheamus over his shoulder and arched Sheamus’s back across it, trying to make him submit. Sheamus escaped only to be put down by Henry again, throwing Sheamus onto the mat in the corner. Henry went up on the middle ropes and came down on Sheamus, but missed when Sheamus slid out of the way. Sheamus came at the dazed Henry getting the first extended offensive series of moves from his behalf on the match. He trapped Henry in the ropes and threw powerful forearms at Henry’s chest. But when Sheamus tried to run into Henry with a shoulder tackle, both men went down to the mat. When Sheamus got up in the corner, Henry charged him, but got kicked in the face. Sheamus went to the top ropes and came off tackling Henry with a shoulder block. Henry tried to power his way back into the match, but Sheamus kicked him in the chest, knocking Henry to the outside. Not satisfied with a count out, Sheamus followed Henry to the outside, and tried to get him back in the ring. Henry took the opportunity to lift Sheamus up and first run him into the steel post, back first, and then turn around and run Sheamus through the barricades, landing both men on the ground. Henry got up and got back in the ring but Sheamus didn’t stir until the ref reached a count of 7, and then crawled to the ring, not making it back in time, giving Henry the count out victory.
Winner: Mark Henry
Christian was interviewed in the back and said he has an insurance policy to make certain that Randy Orton does not leave Summerslam with the championship.
Match 3: Beth Phoenix v. Kelly Kelly (Divas Championship)
Kelly brought some aggression to the start of the match, but Beth used her power to subdue Kelly’s offensive by lifting her up over Beth’s shoulder and trying to make her submit. Kelly was able to escape and tried to hit a neck breaker but Beth overpowered her again, and lifted Kelly and hung her up in the corner, swinging her head into the bottom turnbuckle. Kelly was able to sneak out once Beth approached again and tried to pin the Glamazon, but was not successful. As Beth was about to take over the offense again, Kelly exploded, pounding Beth’s face into the mat several times while screaming at the top of her lungs. Beth was still able to fight off Kelly and lift Kelly off the mat for a Glam Slam, but Kelly flipped forward and rolled up Beth, scoring the pin.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
In the back, R-Truth was being convinced by Jimmy Hart that he needs someone to take him to the top and help him not be caught up in a conspiracy. R-Truth seemed convinced that he was right so he agreed that he had to think big, not little…at which point he stopped and asked Jimmy Hart if he was in fact “Little Jimmy” which Hart protested. R-Truth walked away from the conversation muttering to himself.
Match 4: Daniel Bryan v. Wade Barrett
This was an intense match with the momentum shifting back and forth. After Barrett tried to wear Bryan down, Bryan got away, hitting Barrett with a running clothesline, but when Bryan ran at him again he was hit with a big forearm. Barrett trapped Bryan in the ropes, and kicked him hard enough to knock Bryan to the outside. Back in the ring, Barrett went for a pin, but Bryan kicked out. Barrett locked in a headlock, but Bryan powered out and kicked Barrett in the knee. Barrett responded by hitting Bryan, causing him to stagger backwards. Barrett then shot Bryan into the ropes and elevated him over the top, but Bryan landed on the ring apron. Barrett charged him with a kick, but missed and ended up straddling the top rope. Both men battled on the apron, but Barrett lifted Bryan up for the Wasteland from the apron to the outside. Quickly, Bryan slipped backwards landing in the ring, and nailed a turning Barrett with a drop kick, sending Barrett to the outside. Bryan stepped out onto the ring apron and charged ahead, landing a big knee into Barrett’s face. He threw Barrett back into the ring and went for a drop kick from the top rope, hitting Barrett in the chest. Bryan picked up Barrett and whipped him into the ropes, ducked a clothesline, but couldn’t escape a kick to the gut. Barrett then hooked up Bryan for a pump handle slam, but Bryan landed behind Barrett and took the bigger man down with a few well placed kicks. As Barrett was on his knees, Bryan continued to kick away, finishing off the series of kicks with a kick to the head. Barrett fought out of a pin, and was able to turn the momentum by kicking a charging Bryan in the head. He got Bryan up on his shoulders for the Wasteland, but Bryan twisted out in front of Barrett and locked in the Dragon submission, as he hung on to Barrett’s torso. Barrett quickly fell to his knees, at which point Bryan snapped on the Le Belle lock, but Barrett was close enough to the ropes to reach them. Bryan backed Barrett into the corner and sat him on the top ropes. As Bryan climbed the ropes as well, Barrett pushed him, and Bryan landed on the top rope, straddling it. Barrett readjusted his position and hit Bryan with a flying clothesline. He then quickly picked up Bryan off the mat and hit Bryan with a Wasteland, pinning him for the win.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Match 5: Randy Orton v. Christian (No Holds Barred match for the World Championship)
Christian came out and made his major announcement and that was he would have someone in his corner tonight, and that would be his best friend, Edge. Edge asked Christian for the microphone and said that doctors told him he would never be cleared to wrestle again, but he was happy when he left because he felt like he passed the torch to Christian, and he was proud of him. He then went on the chastise Christian about his behavior and told him that somewhere along the line Christian lost his style. Edge then said that he has to tell him this, because Christian won’t listen to anyone else, and that his best friend has becoming a crying, whining, little bitch. Edge threw down the microphone and left the arena. As Orton made his way down, the match started. Both men exchanged punches in the middle of the ring, and went back and forth, reversing each others momentum. The fight soon took to the outside where Orton threw Christian back first into the barricades. He then mounted Christian on the announcers’ table and went for the RKO. Christian escaped, grabbed his belt, and headed threw the crowd, up the staircase, but that was where Orton caught up with him. The two battled down the stairs and back into the ring. After dominating for about a minute, Orton missed Christian after charging him in the corner, running shoulder first into the steel post. Christian found a kendo stick under the ring and went after Orton, nailing him in the gut twice, and then whipped Orton with it before placing it across Orton’s throat with one of the stick’s ends. Thinking he had a chance, Christian tried a pin, but when Orton kicked out, Christian went after Orton with the kendo stick again, but missed, nailing the turnbuckle instead. He still managed to knock Orton down, but Orton would soon come back, albeit for a short period of time, as his offense was cut short by a spinebuster from Christian. Christian retrieved the kendo stick again, mounted the middle ropes and came off at Orton, only to be hit with a drop kick. Orton hit Christian with a few clothesline and a powerslam. Christian got away and tried a middle rope drop kick, only to be sidestepped and thrown to apron, from where Orton would try to DDT him through the ropes. Christian reversed and tried a Kill Switch, only to be hit with a back breaker by Orton. Orton tried to punt Christian in the head, but Christian rolled out of the way. Orton managed to hit him with a sliding drop kick on the outside, and went under the ring to retrieve a table. Orton brough the table into the ring, but when he went out to get Christian, he was blindsided by an assault from Christian. Orton was still able to get Christian in the ring and on the top ropes, suplexing him onto a yet to be unfolded table. Orton tried to position the table in the middle of the ring, but it was too broken, so he positioned it in the corner. He was blindsided by Christian who attempted a spear, but Orton hopped over him and almost hit the RKO, which Christian escaped and went to the outside. Orton went after him, separating the steel ring steps, but Orton would be the one thrown face first into them. Christian then positioned Orton on the Spanish announcers’ table after hitting Orton with a TV monitor and lifted Orton up, attempting to hit the RKO, but Orton stopped him, and hit Christian with an RKO instead. After a while the men made it back into the ring where Christian hit Orton with a Kill Switch and almost pinned Orton, who kicked out at the last possible second. Christian went to the outside, and brought two chairs into the ring. Christian put Orton’s head on one chair, spit in his face, and attempted a one man conchairto. Orton moved and snatched the chair up from the mat, nailing Christian and throwing him through a table set up on the outside. Orton then retrieved the ring steps from the side of the ring, then went under the ring an pulled out several trash cans and kendo sticks, throwing them in the ring. He then retrieved Christian. and positioned him on top of the steps, trying to squash his head into it. But when he tried to stop on Christian, Christian moved, only to be thrown through yet another table by Orton anyways. Orton then wailed on Christian with a kendo stick over and over, pulling him back into the ring, and hitting Christian with a DDT from the outside onto a trash can. As Christian rose to his feet, Orton hit him with an RKO onto the steel steps and pinned Christian to win the World Championship.
Winner: Randy Orton (new World Champion)
In the back, Triple H was shown talking to Stephanie in the distance.
Match 6: CM Punk v. John Cena (to determine the undisputed WWE champion w/ Triple H as the special guest referee)
The match opened with multiple mid-ring lock ups, and then both men exchanging take downs, arm bars, head locks and multiple technical wrestling scenarios. Punk tried to apply multiple wear down holds on Cena, which eventually resulted in Cena powering out and trying to lock on the STF. Punk got away from him, as Cena rolled out to the apron. Punk tried to suplex Cena back into the ring, but when that didn’t work, Punk would jump off the middle turnbuckle and kick Cena in the head, knocking to the floor. Once Cena was back in the ring, Punk continued to wear Cen down with a side body lock, but Cena powered up to his feet, and hit Punk with a spinning side slam. When Cena charged Punk off the ropes, he was able to hit him with a shoulder tackle, before coming at him again and hitting Cena with a knee to the head. The sequence nearly repeated itself, with the exception of Punk getting hit with two shoulder tackles. A dazed Cena, after being kneed in the head again, Cena got caught in a dragon sleeper submission by Punk, but got out of it and almost had the STF locked in. Punk got his hand out and reversed the STF into the Anacondevice. Cena refused to submit and to get pinned, catching Punk in a moment of overconfidence, locking in the STF again. Punk reached the ropes with his leg and Triple H broke the hold. Cena charged Punk, but got dumped over the top ropes to the outside. Punk took a few seconds to catch his breath, but then dove out of the ring onto Cena through the ropes with suicide dive. Triple H was counting both men out of the ring, but when he reached the count of 9, he stopped and physically threw both Cena and Punk back into the ring. As both men made it back to their feet, the two men exchanged some punches, but when Punk attempted a kick, Cena ducked and slammed Punk to the mat. He hit Punk with a 5 Knuckle Shuffle and went for the Attitude Adjustment, but Punk got away. The two men exchanged several pin attempts on one another. Cena shot Punk into the corner and hit him with a power slam, but was unable to pin him again. Cena headed to the top rope, but Punk surprised him with a knee to the chest. Punk now mounted the middle ropes, hitting Cena with a bulldog. Cena kicked out of another attempted pin, so Punk headed out to the apron and launched himself at Cena. Cena sidestepped Punk and as Punk landed, locked in the STF. Punk tried for a better part of a minute to escape, finally reaching the ropes. As Punk made it to his feet, Cena hit him with the Attitude Adjustment and went for the pin, but Punk kicked out. Doubtfully looking at Triple H, Cena headed to the top rope and came down with a leg drop, but Punk stepped aside and Cena crashed on the mat. Punk immediately got him up on his shoulders and hit the Go To Sleep, but couldn’t pin Cena. On his leg drop attempt, Cena seemed to have hurt his leg and his back, so Punk headed to the top rope, dropping a big elbow on Cena, but once again was unable to pin him. Punk turned his attention to Triple H and got rolled up by Cena, but escaped the pin attempt again. Both men fired off punches at each other as Punk ducked one of those punches and mounted Cena on his shoulders for another Go To Sleep, and as he went for the pin, Cena put his foot on the ropes, but Triple H didn’t see it and counted Cena’s shoulders down. After the match, Cena angrily vented to Triple H about his mistake and then left the ring. CM Punk came into the ring and Triple H extended his hand, but Punk wouldn’t shake it, so Triple H just raised his hand in the air. As Punk celebrated, and Triple H left the ring, Punk turned around to find himself on a receiving end of a boot from none other than Kevin Nash. A shocked crowd stood silent, as well as Triple H who turned and headed back to the ring. Nash left through the crowd as Triple H stood by the barricades looking on. Suddenly Alberto Del Rio showed up in the entrance way and walked down to the ring with a ref of his own. He then handed the ref his Money In The Bank briefcase, and the ref rang the bell.
Winner: CM Punk (official WWE Champion)
Match 7: CM Punk v. Alberto Del Rio (WWE Championship)
Del Rio hit barely sitting Punk with a running kick and pinned him to become the new WWE champion. He celebrated in the ring and up the aisle as Triple H looked on with a very confused look on his face.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio (new WWE Champion)