BROOKLYN, N.Y. — In round one of what will be a Best of Seven Series, Sheamus scored the all-important first victory against Cesaro at The Biggest Event of the Summer. The win was a welcome shift in momentum for The Celtic Warrior, who was beaten twice by The Swiss Superman in recent weeks on Raw.

WWE Network: Sheamus vs. Cesaro: Best of Seven Series Match No. 1: SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff

Sheamus and Cesaro go to war in the opening bout of their Best of Seven Series: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Both Superstars went into the bout with chips on their shoulders and something to prove, and they wasted no time getting to work dishing out one punishing move after another. As the tooth-and-nail fight waged, Cesaro took Sheamus for a dizzying Cesaro Swing followed by an attempted Sharpshooter. But The Celtic Warrior was able to break the hold by grabbing the ring rope.

Striking back – perhaps in unorthodox style – Sheamus disoriented Cesaro with an eye gouge. With The Swiss Superman vulnerable, Sheamus slammed him into the ring post and finally dropped him with a Brogue Kick for the win.

The WWE Universe witnessed exactly what Cesaro predicted in the SummerSlam Kickoff show: “Less talk, more wrestling.” Certainly, there is a lot more to look forward to in this exciting Best of Seven Series between two of Raw’s most physical Superstars.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — In round one of what will be a Best of Seven Series, Sheamus scored the all-important first victory against Cesaro at The Biggest Event of the Summer. The win was a welcome shift in momentum for The Celtic Warrior, who was beaten twice by The Swiss Superman in recent weeks on Raw.

WWE Network: Sheamus vs. Cesaro: Best of Seven Series Match No. 1: SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff

Sheamus and Cesaro go to war in the opening bout of their Best of Seven Series: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Both Superstars went into the bout with chips on their shoulders and something to prove, and they wasted no time getting to work dishing out one punishing move after another. As the tooth-and-nail fight waged, Cesaro took Sheamus for a dizzying Cesaro Swing followed by an attempted Sharpshooter. But The Celtic Warrior was able to break the hold by grabbing the ring rope.

Striking back – perhaps in unorthodox style – Sheamus disoriented Cesaro with an eye gouge. With The Swiss Superman vulnerable, Sheamus slammed him into the ring post and finally dropped him with a Brogue Kick for the win.

The WWE Universe witnessed exactly what Cesaro predicted in the SummerSlam Kickoff show: “Less talk, more wrestling.” Certainly, there is a lot more to look forward to in this exciting Best of Seven Series between two of Raw’s most physical Superstars.