The bout, a fantasy scenario many professional wrestling fans thought they would never see, featured one of Japan's biggest wrestling stars, Nakamura, taking on one of the biggest stars from the United States, Cena. Better yet, SummerSlam's WWE Title match now avoids the exhausted cliche of using xenophobia to sell it. The WWE may have over-hyped this match just a little by repeatedly calling it a dream match, but they did get the crowd chanting "This is awesome!", which is not easy to do. Also, keep an eye on the growing friction between Owens and SmackDown Live commissioner Shane McMahon.
Nakamura will face Mahal for the WWE Championship at WWE SummerSlam on August 20, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Instead, we witnessed a controversial finish in which the referee counted three even when Kevin Owens shoulder was up and called for the bell. One Bulgarian rant and RKO later, a new match was created.
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He said would only support a repeal bill that came with an adequate replacement plan and said the "skinny" repeal didn't do so. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., eventually said he was reassured by Ryan's statement , McCain remained unconvinced.
Cena congratulated Jinder on getting into better shape and retaining the WWE Title at Battleground before challenging him to a match for the title at Summerslam.
John Cena attempts one Attitude Adjustment too many, and Shinsuke Nakamura counters into a nasty Exploder Suplex that drops Cena on the back of his head. Seemingly blinded, the referee still counted to three and declared Styles the victor despite Owens having his shoulder up. McMahon gives him a United States Championship rematch at SummerSlam and Owens demands a competent referee. Two nights later at SmackDown Live, Styles won the US title back from Owens in a triple threat match that also included WWE superstar Chris Jericho, Owens' former tag team partner-turned-rival. On the women's side, champion Naomi is now in the midst of a newfound rivalry with No. 1 contender Natalya. Chad Gable has been proving his worth as a singles Superstar over the past month, with great showings against AJ Styles and Kevin Owens.
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Seth Rollins lost clean to Randy Orton at WrestleMania 31, only to cash-in and pin Roman Reigns for the title a few hours later.