After shocking the wrestling world by snapping The Undertaker’s perfect record at WrestleMania 30 in 2014, Brock Lesnar found himself on the losing side in a controversial finish at the annual Summer Slam pay-per-view event.
The two super stars wrestled in what became a sweaty, bloody and brutal match of raw power and throwback moves. The fog had barely cleared from The Undertaker’s entrance when Lesnar began his attacks on his opponent, still dressed in his signature hat and long coat.
Lesnar suffered a cut to his face following a hit into a turnbuckle, but managed to deliver his trademark “F-5” and suplex moves time and time again. The Undertaker tried to gain momentum early in the match, hitting his legendary Tombstone move along with chokeslams. An announcer’s table met its end when Lesnar tossed the Undertaker through it in true TV wrestling fashion.
Powering through, Lesnar was able to tie up his opponent in a Kimura Lock, a move meant to constrict an arm and force a tap-out toe end a match, which the Undertaker did. Except the referee was on the opposite side of the tapping hand and didn’t see. After a confusing ringing of the bell, which led the official to shout at the timekeeper, The Undertaker low-blowed Lesnar and locked him into the “Hell’s Gate” position. As Lesnar began passing out, he raised a finger in a defiant gesture before the bell officially rung with The Undertaker as the winner.
Fans took to Twitter to comment on the ending of the main event.
Despite the ending, there’s little doubt the match challenged both wrestlers physically.
Until then, the highlight of the night was former Daily Show host Jon Stewart taking to the ring with a metal chair during a title-for-title match and hitting the popular John Cena, allowing World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins to pick up the U.S. title belt too.
Here are the results of the other matches, with the winners in bold:
- Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
- Prime Time Players vs. Los Matadores VS. Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day
- Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler (This match didn’t have a winner due to a double countout.)
- Stephen Amell and Neville vs. Stardust and King Barrett
- Ryback vs. Big Show vs. The Miz
- Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns
- John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
- Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. vs. Team P.C.B.
- Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
And hey, if anything, at least the main event produced this gif.