SummerSlam 2011 News Archive

Blame Game

Heading into SummerSlam, the one question on everyone's mind was “Will CM Punk or John Cena be the Undisputed WWE Champion after SummerSlam?” But an unforeseen series of events have etched neither the name CM Punk or John Cena into the history as the current Undisputed WWE Champion. That honor belongs to The Mexican Aristocrat, Alberto Del Rio.

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CM Punk def. John Cena; Alberto Del Rio cashed in Raw Money in the Bank briefcase (New Undisputed WWE Champion)

WWE COO Triple H guaranteed that an Undisputed WWE Champion would be crowned at SummerSlam. Yet, much to the surprise of the sold-out STAPLES Center crowd, neither CM Punk nor John Cena would raise the coveted prize high above their head at the end of the night.

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Randy Orton def. Christian in a No Holds Barred Match (New World Heavyweight Champion)

In a brutal No Holds Barred Match, Randy Orton beat Christian to regain the World Heavyweight Championship.

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Mark Henry def. Sheamus (Count-out)

Mark Henry emerged from an intense battle at SummerSlam with a count-out victory over Sheamus. And though the ferocious World’s Strongest Man continued his winning ways before the capacity crowd at the STAPLES Center, The Celtic Warrior surely gave him one of his most formidable challenges to date.

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Divas Champion Kelly Kelly def. Beth Phoenix

At SummerSlam, it was the pin-up strong Beth Phoenix vs. the mettle of a champion in Kelly Kelly, and on this night, the blonde bombshell retained the butterfly-emblazoned title at The Biggest Event of the Summer, in the most impressive victory of the young Diva’s career.

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Rey Mysterio, John Morrison & Kofi Kingston def. The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio

Just one night before Rey Mysterio has a rematch against the Undisputed WWE Champion on Raw, he pinned R-Truth in a Six-Man Tag Team Match at SummerSlam.

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Year of the “Dragon”

As the WWE Universe anxiously looks ahead to this Sunday’s SummerSlam at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center, at least one Superstar can’t help but reflect on last year’s August extravaganza and the incredible journey he’s taken during his first full year in WWE: Daniel Bryan.

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Wade Barrett def. Daniel Bryan

At SummerSlam – as the WWE Universe packed the STAPLES Center to the rafters – the nefarious Wade Barrett triumphed over Daniel Bryan in a personal clash more than one year in the making.

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Retrieve your SummerSlam Axxess photos

Get copies of your SummerSlam Axxess 2011 photos.

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SummerSlam Axxess partners

WWE would like to thank our SummerSlam Axxess partners.

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