SummerSlam 2023: Roman Reigns retains title after stunning turn, Iyo Sky cashes in on Bianca Belair

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Roman Reigns remained the WWE Undisputed Common champion on Saturday evening as he defeated Jey Uso in tribal fight at SummerSlam and he acquired some additional assist earlier than the pinfall.

Uso challenged Reigns to turn out to be the tribal chief of The Bloodline and the following Undisputed Common champion. He began off gradual towards Reigns nevertheless it appeared he was slowly gaining the higher hand. Uso had put Solo Sikoa by way of the announce desk after which hit a giant splash from the highest rope on Reigns after going by way of a desk of his personal within the stands.

Uso seemed to be able to wrap up the win and ship the upset of the summer season. He hit the splash and because the referee counted on the pin try, Uso was pulled out of the ring. The mysterious hooded determine had his again to the digicam. When he rotated and took off the hood, it was revealed to be Jey’s brother, Jimmy.


Roman Reigns spears Jey Uso

Roman Reigns spears Jey Uso by way of a desk and received the match. (WWE)

The opposite half of The Usos hadn’t been seen since early July when Sikoa and Reigns delivered an onslaught and he was carried out of Madison Sq. Backyard on a stretcher. Jimmy Uso tremendous kicked his brother and despatched him again into the ring.

Jey Uso sits

Jey Uso sits in disbelief after interference from his brother. (WWE)

Jimmy Uso leaves the ring

Jimmy Uso leaves the ring after interfering within the championship match. (WWE)

Reigns, in disbelief, speared Jey by way of a desk that was arrange within the nook and acquired the pin to retain the championship. Jimmy left the ring with out addressing what he had performed.

Roman Reigns walks to the ring

Roman Reigns walks to the ring to face tribal fight. (WWE)

It was among the best matchups of the evening and it adopted a dramatic finish to the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship triple risk match amongst Asuka, Bianca Belair and Charlotte Aptitude.

Asuka, the reigning champion, didn’t should be pinned to lose the title. She had a tall order of making an attempt to pin one of many prime females within the division. Aptitude got here into the match undefeated at SummerSlam and he or she confirmed why she had been so dominant.

Aptitude was on the offensive all the evening. She was hitting crossbody after crossbody and at one level hit a moonsault off the highest rope on each Belair and Asuka. In one of many scarier moments of the evening, Aptitude tossed Belair out of the ring and “The EST” hit the steel stairs however appeared to harm her knee on the best way down. Belair shrieked in ache as trainers got here to have a look at Belair.

Belair can be helped again up the doorway pathway. However she made a reversal as she was about midway. Aptitude had Asuka within the figure-four leg lock. Belair climbed the highest rope and hit a 450 splash on the bum knee. However she solely acquired the pin to 2.

Aptitude then had Belair locked within the determine 4 however Asuka came visiting and sprayed mist in Aptitude’s face. Belair then reversed the scenario and pinned Aptitude to recapture the Ladies’s Championship. 

Her second can be short-lived.

Iyo Sky, who received the Ladies’s Cash within the Financial institution in July, got here down together with her tag-team accomplice Bayley and took benefit of the scenario. She clocked Belair with the briefcase after which hit her ending transfer – the Over the Moonsault. Sky acquired the pin and was declared the brand new SmackDown Ladies’s Champion.

Iyo Sky with the title

Iyo Sky wins the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship after cashing in.

The ultimate two matches had been the exclamation level on a terrific evening.

The close to 60,000 in attendance who packed Ford Discipline in Detroit began with Logan Paul defeating Ricochet because of some assist from one of many YouTube star’s mates. Paul, who impressed with a number of dynamic strikes, was handed some brass knuckles on the finish of the match.

He hit Ricochet within the head and pinned the high-flyer for the win. Paul then dipped out of Detroit and went to Texas to observe his brother, Jake, combat Nate Diaz.

Cody Rhodes picked up the victory over Brock Lesnar within the closing match of their trilogy. Lesnar tried to overpower and embarrass Rhodes all the evening, forcing him out of the ring and making an attempt to get the referee to depend to 10. Rhodes dug deep and compelled his means again in. He hit three Cross Rhodes finishers and was in a position to pin Lesnar for the win.

Rhodes and Lesnar shook arms after the match.

Cody Rhodes dives

Cody Rhodes dives at Brock Lesnar. (WWE)

Seth Rollins was in motion to tackle Finn Balor and settle a feud that started about seven years in the past when Rollins injured Balor in a match and compelled the latter to relinquish his Common Championship. Balor by no means forgot and got here out with “seven” emblazoned throughout his shoulder.

It was a traditional Rollins-Balor matchup. Nonetheless, Balor had different issues to fret about – like his Judgment Day stablemate presumably cashing in his personal Cash within the Financial institution contract. Confusion between Damian Priest and Balor gave Rollins the opening.

Priest tried to present Balor the briefcase to make use of as a weapon however Rollins discovered his personal use for it and hit the curb stomp to Balor on the briefcase Rollins pinned Balor to retain the title and Priest supplied a protracted stare to the WWE World Heavyweight Champion on the finish of the match.


Moreover, “The Megastar” LA Knight received the battle royal. Shayna Baszler acquired Ronda Rousey to faucet in an MMA guidelines match. Gunther topped Drew McIntyre to stay the Intercontinental Champion.

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