WWE SummerSlam 2012 Results
Biggest wrestling PPV of the summer.
Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
August 19, 2012
1. YouTube Preshow - WWE U.S. Championship: Santino Marella (C) vs. Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana)
Cesaro say's he's great in five languages. Marella and Cesaro actually begin with WRESTLING/GRAPPLING moves. Cesaro gets tired of that and starts making it a physical brawl. Cesaro irish whips Marella, who shakes his ass as he bounces off the ropes. Cesaro knocks him down. Marella fires back. Cobra time. Cesaro attacks him from behind and kicks away the Cobra. Headbutts by Cesaro. Near fall. Scott Stamford and Matt Striker on commentary, putting over the significance of Cesaro not having his sock. Modified crossface by Cesaro. European uppercut.
They're building this match around Marella trying to reach for his sock in the corner. Ridiculous, but it works. Cesaro rips up the sock and that fires up Marella. Marella is about to use the Cobra, but Aksana causes the distraction. Cesaro hits his modified cradle piledriver. Pin fall. Claudio Castognoli has made it.
Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro
2. Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero)
This is our PPV opener. It could be Jericho's last match in awhile, as he's set to tour with his band Fozzy. Ziggler runs out of the ring, but Y2J chases him, gets him back in the ring, and hits an elbow. Shoulder block by Jericho. Chops. Jericho getting a big superstar reaction. Loud Y2J chants. Ziggler gains the advantage, but Jericho backdrops him outside of the ring. Stupid bump, Ziggler. Replay shows he fell nearly face first. Ziggler on the apron. Jericho goes for a springboard drop kick and misses.
Ziggler attacking Jericho's taped up ribs. Standing drop kick to Jericho's midsection. Body triangle and choke hold, but Jericho escapes. Chops by Jericho. Ziggler regains the the advantage. He gyrates his hips before hitting a standing neckbreaker. Showoff. Nonchalant Jericho style foot on chest cover by Ziggler. Kick out. Chops by Jericho. Punches by Ziggler. Rollup by Jericho. Kick out. Ziggler misses the Stinger Splash. Jericho regaining momentum. Ziggler runs into a Jericho boot. Jericho gets clipped. Ziggler hits the fameasser. Kick out.