New champions and a family betrayal - Summer Slam 2014 review

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The biggest party of the summer is over for another year, and after a night of controversy, pain and new champions, we are left to reflect on what we have just seen.

John Cena v Brock Lesnar (WWE World Heavyweight Championship match)

It was a very dominating match for Cena, he suffered sixteen German suplexes and spent most of the encounter on his back.

He showed a few signs of life but after receiving an F5 less than a minute into the match, it was all down hill from there.

Still, it was a very impressive performance from Lesnar and he is now a worthy champion as the WWE must now face a beast as their World Heavyweight Champion.

Stephanie McMahon v Brie Bella

Now this is a match with something to talk about, both divas came out alone despite Triple H and Nikki Bella being advertised as appearing in support.

Stephanie put on a clinic and even got the chant 'you've still got it' circulating the Staples Center and trending on Twitter.

When Brie locked in the yes lock on Stephanie, Triple H emerged and removed the referee leading to him being victimised by the Bella twins after Nikki came to ringside.

When Stephanie was left between the two sisters she had been torturing for over a year, everyone knew something was coming.

That something came from Nikki as she dragged Stephanie out of the way and attacked her sister.

Stephanie delivered the pedigree to Brie to wrap up the victory but surely now, these sisters are heading to a major showdown.

Randy Orton v Roman Reigns

Orton v Reigns was one of the highest billed matches heading into Summer Slam, the two delivered with Orton looking best.

It seems that every time Reigns tried to mount an offense, Orton found a way to counter it including turning a spear into an RKO.

When Reigns kicked out of his conventional finishing manoeuvre, Orton's eyes glazed and he lined up the punt.

Reigns countered, hit him with a spear and claimed a big win that wasn't completely undeserved.

Bray Wyatt v Chris Jericho

Jericho and Wyatt come to a head at Summer Slam after some very personal conflicts over the last two months with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan banned from ringside.

Everyone was eager to see what Wyatt could do without his family at ringside and he showed his true solo credentials.

Wyatt dominated the match, keeping it at his own pace and looking to be invincible at times but a dramatic conclusion settled this one.

Wyatt delivered a Sister Abigail on the railings outside the ring, carried a lifeless Jericho to the ring, delivered another one then claimed his win.

Seth Rollins v Dean Ambrose (Lumberjack match)

Definitely one of the greatest lumberjack matches in the history of the WWE as Ambrose and Rollins took it in turns to fight many of the lumberjacks.

When they not only escaped the ring but left the ring area and made their way up into the stands, Corporate Kane was forced to come to the ring and order the lumber jacks to go and get them.

It took four to get Ambrose back to the ring while Rollins tried to sneak away only to be found by the Usos, Stardust and Big E.

As Ambrose went for the win, Kane interfered which drew the lumberjacks in and insanity ensued as everyone fought everyone.

Eventually Rollins hit Ambrose with the Money in the Bank briefcase and claimed the three count but who knows when this one will be over.

Rusev v Jack Swagger (Flag match)

This was a very physical match which saw the big Russian come out on top and remain undefeated despite all of Swagger's efforts.

Rusev was drawn to Swagger's injured ribs while after a few early Patriot locks saw Rusev limping all match.

Eventually Rusev didn't make Swagger tap out, but pass out and the referee called the match and Rusev the winner.

Paige v AJ Lee (Divas Championship match)

One of the most bizarre feuds in the WWE came to a head tonight as Paige and AJ Lee battled hard over the Divas Championship.

It was a good match in which Paige regained her title after powering out of AJ's Black Widow and delivering a rampaige to claim the win.

Dolph Ziggler v The Miz (Intercontinental Championship match)

Dolph Ziggler is the new Intercontinental champion after a very satisfying performance for the show off.

After finally landing blows on the money maker, Ziggler suffered a Skull Crushing Finale but was able to kick out and hit the Zig Zag to win the championship.

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