SummerSlam 2007 News Archive

The party to end all parties

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Some people mark their 20th anniversary with a candlelit dinner at a quiet restaurant. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of SummerSlam, however, WWE took a slightly different approach. On Sunday, more than 17,000 roaring fans helped celebrate the Biggest Party of the Summer at the Continental Airlines Arena and witnessed two of the most exciting resurrections in sports-entertainment history, the return of Rey Mysterio and Triple H.

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No mom for Mr. McMahon, instead gets Mae

"Old chicken makes good soup." No, Mr. McMahon's words at SummerSlam won't be a slogan for Campbell's Soup. But they summed up the Chairman's night as he opened an invitation to the woman who mothered his illegitimate son. Mr. McMahon had hoped the woman would show up at SummerSlam and reveal which WWE Superstar is his illegitimate son.

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WWE Champion John Cena def. Randy Orton

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- John Cena was supposed to be a dead Champ walking. After he took three vicious RKOs -- including one on a steel chair -- in three days from Randy Orton, questions about the WWE Champion's health swirled. The Legend Killer believed the WWE Championship he so coveted was practically gift-wrapped for the taking at SummerSlam. With memories of his World Championship win at SummerSlam three years ago burned in his head, Orton was convinced he would experience déjà vu Sunday night.

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Batista def. World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali (DQ, Khali retains)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- He blocked the Khali Vise Grip. He kicked out of a pinfall after a thunderous Khali Bomb. He even took the 7-foot-3, 420-pound Great Khali off his feet with an unbelievable spinebuster and went on to win the match. The one thing Batista didn't do at SummerSlam? Win the World Heavyweight Championship.

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Triple H def. King Booker

The 10-time World Champion is back and better than ever. To the roar of the Continental Airlines Arena crowd, The King of Kings made his return to the ring after a eight-month absence due to a torn quadriceps. In typical Triple H fashion, he spewed water to the delight of a rabid crowd that chanted his name. With "Time to Play the Game," pulsating in the background, The Game smiled at the crowd as it was like he'd never left.

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Rey Mysterio def. Chavo Guerrero

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Welcome back, Rey Mysterio. After a career-threatening knee injury that kept him out of action for nearly 10 months, the sultan of the 619 treated our jubilant fans to his triumphant return at the twentieth annual SummerSlam, and dialed up much-deserved retribution against the opponent who nearly ended his career.

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ECW Champion John Morrison def. CM Punk

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- For many weeks, CM Punk has been hot on the heels of John Morrison and the ECW Championship. The Straightedge Superstar headed into SummerSlam hoping that his momentum would carry him to victory and the gold, but Morrison put and end to that dream when he defeated Punk at the Biggest Party of the Summer.

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Intercontinental Champion Umaga def. Mr. Kennedy and Carlito

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- He was pushed to the limit -- and at times it appeared he was going to be bulldozed himself. But at the end of the night at SummerSlam, Umaga still firmly held the Intercontinental gold between his teeth after turning back the challenge of Carlito and Mr. Kennedy in a Triple Threat Match.

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Beer Drinking Contest

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At the twentieth annual SummerSlam Sunday night, United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter attempted to "stoop down" to common people's level by challenging Matt Hardy to a beer-drinking competition. Instead, he tasted only defeat and embarrassment, thanks to a keg-crushing Stunner from Matt's imbibing proxy, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

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Beth Phoenix wins Divas Battle Royal

At the end of the Divas Battle Royal at SummerSlam, Beth Phoenix remained the last woman standing. The beautiful — but deadly — Glamazon emerged victorious among the dozen Divas from across the WWE brands: Raw, SmackDown and ECW. In an impressive victory, Phoenix helped hurl her opponents over the ring ropes for the win and the opportunity to challenge Candice Michelle for the Women's Championship.

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