It’s one of the biggest nights of the year for the WWE as SummerSlam 2019 takes place tonight at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and airs live on the WWE Network. The event gets underway with the kickoff show at 5:00 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Major championships will be up for grabs, including Brock Lesnar defending the Universal title against Seth Rollins in a WrestleMania rematch. Plus, Kofi Kingston will look to keep his WWE championship reign alive as he squares off against Randy Orton. In addition, both of the women’s championships will be on the line with “RAW” women’s champion Becky Lynch taking on Natalya, while Ember Moon challenges Bayley for the “SmackDown” women’s title.
Elsewhere on the show, Kevin Owens will face Shane McMahon with the stipulation that Owens will quit WWE if he cannot win.
Bray Wyatt will debut his new “The Fiend” persona against Finn Balor, WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg takes on Dolph Ziggler, and AJ Styles squares off against Ricochet for the United States champion in what many believe will be the show-stealing match Sunday night.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from every match at WWE SummerSlam 2019. Follow along below.
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WWE SummerSlam 2019 results: Live updates, highlights from every match
AJ Styles vs. Ricochet for the United States championship
7:55 p.m.: Ricochet is wearing a sweet Black Panther outfit for this one. Wakanda forever! And I think it gives him special powers.
7:52 p.m.: The picture tells the story.
7:48 p.m.: Will this be the match of the night? We’ll find out soon enough
7:45 p.m.: You knew Drake had to make an appearance with the show being in Toronto.
7:42 p.m.: Goldberg is leaving to the back but Ziggler grabs a mic while lying in the ring and says that Goldberg doesn’t have the guts to face him man-to-man. So Bill comes back and saws him in half again with another spear. Ziggler again gets on the mic while laying in pain and says that Goldberg doesn’t have the (guts) to face him man-to-man and that’s why he never made it in this business. Cue the music and here comes Goldberg again. Yep, another spear. Maybe Ziggler will learn this time.
Goldberg defeats Dolph Ziggler
7:38 p.m. FINISH: Goldberg is 52 and is still in fantastic shape. They stand toe-to-toe and Ziggler hits a superkick. He hits another one but Goldberg gets up. He comes back with a vicious spear and Ziggler is down. Time for a Jackhammer and Goldberg gets the win. Short and to the point, exactly what it should have been.
7:33 p.m.: Ziggler is out first and grabs to mic to tell everyone that you are looking at the best damn thing that has ever happened to pro wrestling. “Legends come and legends but ol’ DZ is always here to steal the damn show.” He then says Goldberg tends to “not show up for matches”. And here comes Goldberg and the crowd is chanting.
7:30 p.m.: Big bad Bill is going on early!
Becky Lynch defeats Natalya in a submission match to retain the “RAW” women’s championship
7:23 p.m. FINISH: Quite the insult as Lynch puts Natalya in her own submission move and she has the Sharpshooter locked on in the middle of the ring. She crawls over and finally counters out of it. The crowd is totally into this one. Now it’s Nattie putting the Disarm-Her on Lynch who tries to get to the ropes but gets dragged back into the center of the ring before Lynch gets out of it. But Natalya puts her in the Sharpshooter and Lynch finally fights to the ropes and gets dragged back in the ring. Lynch now with a Disarm-Her and Natalya screams in pain. She finally taps and Lynch holds onto the title. Really good match with strong storytelling.
7:19 p.m.: Natalya has targeted Lynch’s left knee, kicking it and suplexes her into the ropes. Now she’s locked in the Sharpshooter while standing on the top rope. Lynch finally gets out of it and tosses Natalya shoulder first into the steel steps.
7:15 p.m.: They could out fast as Natalya goes on the attack and hits a discus clothesline but Lynch comes back with a Beck-sploder suplex. Lynch goes for the Disarm-Her early but can’t get it.
7:10 p.m.: The champ comes out first and mostly gets cheered with a few boos. Natalya is next and gets a solid pop when her music hits and she walks out with a Canadian flag.
7:06 p.m.: They’re not wasting any time and coming out of the gate with this one.
7:03 p.m.: Here we go with the main card for SummerSlam. And we’ve got pyro!
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross defeat The IIconics to retain the women’s tag team championships
6:49 p.m. FINISH: Royce then has a freakout after she drops Bliss but can’t get the win. Bliss comes back with a hard right hand and hits Twisted Bliss to get the win. The IIconics are a really fun act, but are not good at wrestling.
6:45 p.m.: The IIconics get beat up early but come back, including what may be the slowest spinning heel kick ever by Peyton Royce. Billie Kaye gets in the ring and freaks out when she can’t get a three count. Bliss gets the tag but gets leveled by Kaye and Cross breaks up the pin just in time.
6:41 p.m.: Bliss and Cross just won the titles during a Fatal 4-Way match this past week on “RAW” and The IIconics were the first team eliminated in that match.
6:35 p.m.: Guess who’s in the ring? Yep, it’s Elias and he has a song for the biggest show of the summer. Elias sings that he’s been in Toronto for a week and wants to leave in a hearse. He adds that he knows he’s in Toronto because he doesn’t see the Stanley Cup which earns him plenty of boos. He ends that he can’t wait to join in friend Kawhi Leonard in L.A. and the crowd hates on him again. Music hits and here comes Canada’s own – Edge! He comes to the ring and plants Elias with a spear.
Buddy Murphy gets the win against Apollo via disqualification
6:30 p.m.: Crews goes for another moonsault off the apron to the floor but Murphy sidesteps it andthrowsw Crews into the steps. He then hits a dive from the ring but Rowan comes out of nowhere and attacks Murphy. He is not happy that Murphy told Reigns that he is responsible for attacking Roman Reigns. Rowan powerbombs Murphy into the ring post and screams “keep my name out of your mouth.”
6:27 p.m.: Nice sequence as Crews catches Murphy jumping off the ropes and hits him with a fallaway slam and then connects with a standing moonsault.
6:24 p.m.: Match time! Every though Murphy has been on “SmackDown” for a while, this is his first official match as part of the brand. He wastes no time and immediately levels Crews and almost gets the pin.
6:20 p.m.: Booker T is rambling on commentary about how Becky is the “The Man” right now, but at one time, Natalya was no doubt the best in the business and she’s definitely the best when it comes to submissions. Sell that match, Book!
6:13 p.m.: Drake Maverick joins the announce team and vows to leave Toronto with the 24/7 championship so he can finally consummate his marriage. Little does he know that R-Truth and Carmella are sitting in front of the announce table. The two finally get up and Drake comes back with a referee and chases Truth but Carmella trips him so she and the champ can get away. Hijinks and tomfoolery!
Drew Gulak defeats Oney Lorcan to retain the WWE cruiserweight championship
6:10 p.m. FINISH: Lorcan opens up with hard strikes and slaps to Gulak who goes down. The champion gets to the edge of the ring and grabs the ring skirt so Lorcan can’t pick him up so Lorcan stomps his hand and he lets go. While the referee puts the skirt back, Gulak punches Lorcan in the Adam’s apple and finishes him off with a Cyclone Driver for the pin. Solid match but needed more time to kick it into another gear.
6:07 p.m.: Lorcan follow Gulak to outside the ring and delivers some thunderous chops. They go back in the ring and the champ puts on the Gu-Lock but Lorcan gets his foot on the ropes. They get to their feet and both go down with a double clothesline.
6:03 p.m.: Lots of mat wrestling and hard-hitting to start this off as expected between these two. Gulak bodyslams Lorcan against the ropes and he falls hard.
5:59 p.m.: Here comes the first match of the night. BTW, if you’re not following Oney Lorcan on Twitter, DO IT NOW!
5:46 p.m.: Let’s go to the locker room where the OC bumps into Finn Balor. AJ Styles says that if Balor needs some help against “The Fiend” tonight, all he has to do is say ‘when’. Bullet Club – ASSEMBLE!
5:41 p.m.: Kevin Owens is being interviewed backstage and addresses why he didn’t insist before that Shane McMahon also put his career in the line in their match. He explained that he needed this match to happen and he plans on taking out years of frustration on McMahon. Plus, Shane proved on TV this past week that he has no integrity but not putting his career on the line. Still, it’s weird that Owens is the only person who has to quit in this match. Maybe something will change before the match.
5:35 p.m.: Mick Foley is on set to talk about “The Fiend” who recently used Foley’s Mandible Claw on him during the “RAW Reunion” show. Foley is so good at explaining things as he says that while he’s been dominated in the ring before, he’s never felt this helpless. Plus, he explained how the Mandible Claw is a nerve hold that he came up with to cause both physical and emotional trauma against The Undertaker years ago.
5:28 p.m.: Check out our predictions for tonight’s show. Don’t blame us for missing the two matches – WWE just added them a little while ago!
5:20 p.m.: In case you weren’t following along live on Saturday night, check out Sporting News’ live coverage of NXT TakeOver: Toronto. It was another fantastic night of action for the NXT brand including Adam Cole surviving a 2-out-of-3 falls match to retain the NXT championship.
5:13 p.m.: The Miz has joined the announce table to brag about his plan in tricking Dolph Ziggler into facing Goldberg tonight. BTW, The Miz will take ono Ziggler tomorrow night on “RAW.” Speaking of Ziggler, he doesn’t seem too concerned about facing the WWE Hall of Famer.
5:05 p.m.: Here’s our kickoff panel for the first hour: Jonathan Coachman, Charly Caruso, Beth Phoenix, and David Otunga. This will change for the second hour of the kickoff show. Why is it two hours? Good question but this is nothing new.
4:55 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of WWE SummerSlam. We’ll be here all night with the kickoff show starting at the top of the hour and then the main card beginning at 7:00 p.m. Earlier this afternoon, WWE announced two new matches for the show including Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross defending the women’s tag team titles against Peyton Royce and Billie Kay as well as Buddy Murphy versus Apollo Crews. Both of those matches will take place on the kickoff show along with Drew Gulak against Oney Lorcan for the Cruiserweight championship.