|Date: August 23, 2009
|Venue: Staples Center |City: Los Angeles, California
|Attendance: 14,116 |Buys: 369,000
|Brands: Raw, Smackdown & ECW
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The Biggest Event Of The Summer returns for 2009 but it has the lowest amount of buys since 1997. Maybe it is because of the new stars in the WWE Championship picture. Jeff Hardy will be defending the title against CM Punk once more but Teddy Long has made this one a TLC match. CM Punk has turned fully heel now, attacking Hardy with a microphone on Raw and then continuing to disparage Hardy’s lifestyle choices. Tonight Punk gets another chance at Hardy’s title. John Cena earned a shot at Randy Orton’s World Heavyweight Championship by winning a beat the clock challenge, beating Jack Swagger, Triple H and MVP.
Christian will be defending the ECW Championship against William Regal. Regal was named number one contender by ECW General Manager Tiffany and since then Regal has put together a “ruthless round table” made up of Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson who are doing Regals bidding. The Unified Tag Team Championships will be on the line tonight as Chris Jericho and The Big Show take on Cryme Tyme. Cryme Tyme defeated Jeri-Show by disqualification on Raw with help from guest host Shaquille O’Neal and then went on to beat The Hart Dynasty in a number one contenders match. Dolph Ziggler has been attacking Rey Mysterio since July and he retained his number one contendership to Rey’s Intercontinental Championship by defeated R-Truth, Mike Knox and Finlay in a triple threat match. Ziggler gets his shot at the title tonight.
Also tonight there will be a big tag team match. Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr beat Triple H in a handicap match that caused Triple H to track down Shawn Michaels. Michaels was working in a restaurant having not wrestled since his match with The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25. Shawn Michaels agreed to join Triple H in his fight against Legacy and the two teams will tie up tonight. Also tonight Kane takes in The Great Khali following weeks of Kane stalking Khali and even attacking the man that has been revealed as Khali’s brother, Ranjin Singh.
In a dark match prior to the event Beth Phoenix won a 15 diva battle royal.
The show kicks off with a video package that is interrupted by Shawn Michaels and Triple H who do shadow puppets over the top of it and mock Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. They “break” it and appear on camera before Michaels fixes it and a DX video package plays.
Jim Ross welcomes us to the show, we’ll be kicking off with an Intercontinental Championship match!
Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler – Intercontinental Championship match
This is a second pay per view match between these two men. Mysterio beat Ziggler at Night Of Champions last month. Rey is 2-3 at Summerslam events whilst Ziggler makes his debut at the second biggest show of the year. The bell rings and Ziggler goes right for Mysterio, hitting him with right hands until Rey hits a few of his own. Ziggler hits a big powerslam for the first near fall of the night and follows that up with the second near fall of the night. Ziggler lays in some kicks and then back body drops Rey onto the top rope. Mysterio hits a moonsault for a two count. Rey then lowers the top rope, sending Ziggler up and out of the ring before diving off the apron with a hurricanrana. Rey rolls Dolph back into the ring and then heads to the middle rope but Dolph catches him and powerbombs the Intercontinental Champion into the corner for a near fall. Dolph applies a chinlock now. Mysterio made his WWE PPV debut at Summerslam 2002 in a loss to Kurt Angle.
Ziggler releases the chinlock and hits a sidewalk slam for a two count. Dolph then hits an elbow drop for a two count and goes back to the chinlock. Mysterio gets out of the chinlock and drop toe holds Dolph onto a middle turnbuckle but Ziggler fires back with a clothesline for another near fall. Dolph hits a gutbuster for a two count and then goes back to the chinlock. Ziggler breaks the hold then misses with a splash in the corner and Rey makes him pay with a seated senton. Rey then looks for a springboard cross body but Ziggler counters it with a dropkick for a two count. So many pinfalls and near falls in this match. Mysterio hits a nice sunset flip but Ziggler counters it by sitting down for a near fall. Rey hits an enzeguri which sets Ziggler up for the 619 but Dolph avoids the move, sweeps the leg and then hits a fame-asser for a two count. Mysterio hits a tilt-a-whirl sunset flip for a two count and then a DDT for another near fall.
Mysterio hits a dropkick which sends Ziggler onto the middle rope and Rey hits the 619 and then looks for the springboard splash but Dolph avoids it and rolls Mysterio up for a two count. Dolph then kicks Rey out onto the apron as duelling chants start for the two men. Ziggler sets Mysterio up for something on the top rope but Rey counters it with a hurricanrana for the three! Mysterio beats Ziggler tonight in a match that I did think could go the other way. But this was a great match from these two men. A great way to kick off the show.
Josh Mathews is backstage with both Jack Swagger and MVP who face off tonight. Mathews describes the match as a culture clash but Swagger sells himself, describing himself as a future WWE Champion compared to MVP who is an ex-con. Swagger calls MVP a stepping stone and MVP says that Swagger has had an easy life but when Swagger won amateur wrestling matches he won a trophy whilst when MVP won matches growing up it meant that he kept his life.
M.V.P. vs. Jack Swagger
This is a first time singles PPV match between these two men. MVP is 1-0 at Summerslam events, he beat Jeff Hardy at last years event whilst Jack Swagger makes his Summerslam debut tonight. Swagger attempts to take down MVP early but MVP manages to counter. MVP then hits a clothesline and a sidewalk slam before setting up for his ballin’ elbow drop but Swagger rolls out of the ring. MVP dives to the outside, taking out Swagger before rolling him back into the ring for a two count. MVP sets up for a tornado DDT but Swagger counters, pulling MVP off the middle rope. Jack then powerslams MVP into the corner before hitting him in the back with forearms. MVP fires back with an elbow but Swagger applies an abdominal stretch. MVP tries to get out of it but Swagger drops him with a big clothesline for a couple of near falls. Swagger applies a camel clutch but MVP gets him up on his shoulder and hits him with an electric chair drop for a near fall.
MVP hits Swagger with right hands and then a knee to the face before hitting his ballin’ elbow drop for a near fall. MVP looks to hit the playmaker but Swagger sends him into the corner and then rolls him up for a two count. Jack looks to hit a Vader bomb but MVP counters it with his knees and then hits the drive-by kick in the corner and a playmaker for the three! MVP beats Jack Swagger tonight! That’s a big win for MVP.
Luke Perry from 90210 is ringside. No idea. We’re then shown a video package of some of the guest hosts we’ve had over the past few weeks on Raw. Seth Green, ZZ Top, Shaquille O’Neil, Jeremy Piven and Freddie Prinze Jr. No mention for Batista, Ted DiBiase and Sgt Slaughter. Nancy O’Dell who is apparently a presenter of Access Hollywood is in the crowd. She gets a few boo’s which is harsh because she talks about a cancer organisation. She then introduces Freddie Prinze Jr who says he was messed up by Randy Orton but he’ll be back.
Chris Jericho & The Big Show (c) vs. Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard) – Unified Tag Team Championship match
This is a first time tag team match between these two teams on PPV. Big Show is 2-0 at Summerslam events, Chris Jericho is 1-5 and Cryme Tyme make their Summerslam debuts tonight. A lot of new talent on this show so far with Cryme Tyme, MVP, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler. Big Show and Jericho have new music and get on the mic before the bell, Jericho saying how much he hates celebrities. They are interrupted by Cryme Tyme. Jericho and JTG kick off the match and JTG knocks down Jericho a couple of times in the early going. Jericho soon takes the advantage and quickly tries to lock on the walls of Jericho but JTG stops him from doing so. Jericho slingshots JTG into the corner but JTG lands on the middle rope and hits Jericho with a legdrop for a two count. Jericho takes the advantage with a cheap shot and tags in The Big Show. Big Show stands on JTG’s leg to stop him from making a tag and then hits him with with a big chop in the corner.
Big Show applies a headlock and hits JTG with a left hand. JTG manages to hit a big boot in the corner and tags in Shad Gaspard who hits right hands and clotheslines but can’t take Big Show down. Big Show misses with a splash in the corner and Shad then gorilla press slams Jericho. Shad turns around into a spear from Big Show and Big Show follows it up with a big chop and then tags in Jericho. Jericho hits some kicks but then runs into a big boot from Gaspard. Jericho cheap shots JTG which riles him up and allows the tag team champions to double team Shad. Jericho tags in Big Show who applies a full nelson. Big Show dumps Shad on the floor and then tags in Jericho who misses with an elbow drop. Jericho locks on a sleeper and repeatedly shouts “ask him ref” which is brilliant. Shad gets out of it and hits a big powerslam before tagging in JTG. JTG hits shoulder charges, a dropkick and a mugshot on Jericho before dropping Big Show on the top rope. JTG drops Jericho for a near fall. Big Show breaks up the count but Shad gets rid of him.
JTG rolls Jericho up for a near fall but Jericho then looks to lock on the walls of Jericho which he does! JTG refuses to tap out and crawls towards the ropes before eventually grabbing on to the bottom rope. But he looks up and Big Show nails JTG with a big right hand. Jericho then pins him and gets the three! Chris Jericho and Big Show win the match tonight!
Josh Mathews is backstage with CM Punk who has a screenplay about Jeff Hardy. Punk says that the story ends with Jeff Hardy beating CM Punk in a TLC match tonight. But Punk says that won’t be happening, it’s fake like all of Hollywood. Punk says that people idolise “cool” celebrities who are reckless like Jeff Hardy. Punk says that he will re-write the ending of the Jeff Hardy story.
The Great Khali vs. Kane
There two men have met on pay per view once before and that was at Wrestlemania 23 when The Great Khali beat Kane. Kane is 4-1-1 at Summerslam events, The Great Khali is 0-2. Khali is joined by his translator and brother Ranjin Singh. Kane tries to distance himself from Khali in the early going but Khali hits him with rights, lefts and kicks in the corner. There’s a bit of a tug of war until Khali throws Kane out of the ring. Kane drops Khali on the top rope but as Kane gets back in the ring Khali drops him with a clothesline. Khali then misses with a legdrop and Kane hits him with a low dropkick for a two count. Kane hits three elbow drops and then motions for a chokeslam but Khali fights off his hand and drops him with a clothesline and elbow drop for a two count. Khali sends Kane into the corner and hits him with kicks and a chokeslam and then a big chop.
Kane hits a big boot and then climbs to the top and hits a big clothesline knocking The Great Khali down. Kane gets a near fall and then applies a chinlock but Khali gets out of it and knocks Kane down with an elbow drop and then a big boot. Khali motions for the big chop and hits it! Khali gets a near fall off the chop and then locks on a vice grip but Kane gets to the ropes. Kane drags Ranjin Singh into the ring and then pushes him into Khali. Kane hits a low dropkick and a DDT and that’s enough for the three! Kane beats The Great Khali tonight! It was a cheap victory and a pretty poor match but a big win for Kane tonight.
We’re shown Vince McMahon’s Hollywood star and then shown more celebrities in attendance like Maria Manounos, Slash and Robert Patrick (who was in Terminator?).
There’s a video package up next for DX and Legacy.
De-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) vs. Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase)
This is a first time match between these two teams. Triple H is 7-4 at Summerslam, Shawn Michaels is 5-4-1, his last Summerslam match was at 2006, teaming with Triple H. DiBiase and Rhodes make their Summerslam debuts tonight. DX have a big entrance with new music, lots of pyro and even a load of soldiers firing machine guns. Michael and Triple H then come out on a tank! They then give their usual spiel on the mic and the crowd seem to love it. This is a huge match for Rhodes and DiBiase, it’s such a mis-match of teams but this could do a lot for their career. Triple H and Ted DiBiase start the match and Triple H gets a knock-down in early. DiBiase hits some right hands but Triple H fires back with rights of his own and a clothesline. Triple H hits a suplex and a knee drop for the first two count of the match. DiBiase hits a right hand and tags in Cody Rhodes who gets caught with a high knee.
Cody slaps Shawn Michaels who is stood on the apron and DX play the crowd perfectly before Michaels tags in. This is Michaels first match since Wrestlemania. He knocks down Cody and Rhodes then ducks a clothesline and slaps Michaels. Cody hits Shawn with right hands but Michaels hits a Lou Thesz press and right hands before slapping the son of Dusty Rhodes. Michaels looks for sweet chin music but Rhodes avoids it and rolls out of the ring before Triple H rolls him back in. Rhodes avoids sweet chin music again, rolling out of the ring. Back in the ring and Michaels hits a drop toe hold and then applies a headlock which Rhodes gets out of with a side suplex. Rhodes tags DiBiase who misses with an elbow drop. Michaels then hits some chops in the corner but Dibiase reverses an Irish whip and knocks Michaels down with a clothesline before hitting him with right hands. DiBiase tags in Rhodes who hits an elbow drop for a near fall. Rhodes hits a powerslam and knee drop for a two count and then tags DiBiase back in. DiBiase hits an elbow drop for a two count and then applies a chinlock.
Michaels gets out of the chinlock and tags in Triple H who takes down both members of Legacy. The numbers become too much and DiBiase slingshots Triple H into a top turnbuckle. Triple H fires back with a clothesline on Dibiase and then a spinebuster to both Rhodes and Ted. Triple H sets up for a pedigree but Rhodes attacks him from behind. Michaels disposes of Rhodes and Triple H then back body drops Michaels into Rhodes! DiBiase then drops Triple H with a cheap shot and tags Cody back in. Quick tags now between Legacy as they take it in turns to lay into Triple H. DiBiase gets a two count on Triple H and then hits him with a right hand before applying a chinlock. Triple H gets out of it with a side suplex, DiBiase tags Rhodes who stops Triple H from making a tag with a DDT for a two count. Rhodes applies a front facelock which stops Triple H from making a tag. Triple H hits a back body drop, Rhodes tags DiBiase and even though he slipped getting into the ring, he stops Michaels from tagging in by hitting him with a cheap shot.
DiBiase lays into Triple H in the corner but Triple H fights back and the two men slug it out until DiBiase hits an elbow but Triple H then sidesteps Ted and throws him out of the ring. Rhodes throws DiBiase back into the ring and DiBiase then tags in Rhodes and Triple H tags Shawn Michaels! Michaels hits Rhodes with right hands, an inverted atomic drop and chops. Shawn hits a flying forearm but DiBiase knocks him down with an attack from behind. Triple H then knocks Dibiase off the apron and throws him into the crowd. Rhodes goes to the top but Michaels gets out of the way of an elbow drop. Michaels then heads to the top but Rhodes hits him with right hands and goes up with him. Rhodes looks for a superplex but Michaels knocks him off the top and then looks to hit him with a flying elbow drop but Rhodes gets his knees up and pins him for a two count. Rhodes looks to hit Cross-Rhodes but Michaels counters it and locks on a figure four which Ted DiBiase Jr breaks up. Triple H then gets in the ring and looks to hit DiBiase with a pedigree but Cody Rhodes makes sure that doesn’t happen.
Michaels looks to hit sweet chin music on Rhodes but Rhodes blocks in. Cody then hits Cross-Rhodes on Michaels and pins him but Triple H breaks it up. Triple H hits Cody with the pedigree and DiBiase hits Michaels with dream street! Triple H disposes of Ted DiBiase and the two men go flying over the announce desk. In the ring Michaels and Rhodes use each other to get to their feet, Michaels hits Rhodes with sweet chin music and pins him for the three! DX win the match tonight! Good match between these two teams.
There’s an advert for the rise and fall of wCw DVD.
Christian (c) vs. William Regal – ECW Championship match
This is a first time PPV between these two veterans on PPV. Christian is 2-1 at Summerslam events and unbelievably this is William Regals first ever Summerslam match. Regal is joined by Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson. This is Christians first singles match at Summerslam, his previous three matches have been tag team matches. The bell rings, Regal looks to take off his robe but Christian attacks him from behind with the killswitch! Christian hooks the leg and gets the three! Christian wins the match in record breaking time! Kozlov and Jackson attack Christian after the match and Regal locks on the Regal stretch. The three men then stand up tall but this one is over. Christian successfully defends the ECW Championship tonight!
There’s a VT of a few of the other activities that have been taking place in the lead up to Summerslam.
We’re shown some footage from Raw with John Cena and Randy Orton having to team up against Big Show and Chris Jericho.
Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena – WWE Championship match
This is the 4th PPV match between these two men. Cena is currently up 2-1 in their previous matches. Cena is 3-2 at Summerslam events, Randy Orton is 2-3. They fought for the first time on PPV at Summerslam 2007, Cena beat Orton that night. Cena takes down Orton early and we get a little bit of wrestling on the mat between these two men. Orton then hits some right hands and stomps in the corner but Cena dives at Orton and takes him down before hitting him with an Irish whip and bulldog for a near fall. Orton then takes Cena down with an elbow before hitting a hard Irish whip. Orton hits a huge knee drop for a two count and then a backbreaker for another two count. Orton applies a chinlock as duelling chants breaks out for both men. Cena breaks the hold by forcing Orton into the corner and then hits him with shoulder charges and a side suplex and the five knuckle shuffle. Cena tries for the attitude adjustment but Orton counters it and hits a powerslam for a near fall.
Cena avoids a knee drop and then tries for a shoulder charge but Orton ducks it and Cena goes flying out of the ring. Cena gets back into the ring but Orton hits him with a hangmans DDT for a near fall. Orton then motions for a punt to the head but Cena avoids it and hits the throwback. John then heads to the top and hits a top rope fame-asser for a near fall. Cena motions for the attitude adjustment but Orton counters it by hanging on to the ropes. Both men then knock each other down with clotheslines. The two men get to their feet and slug it out and Cena then hits a back body drop. Orton then hits the referee with a big right hand and the referee calls for the bell! Lilian Garcia then wrongly announces Orton as the winner and still WWE Champion! Lilian then announces that she has received word that Vince McMahon has said that the match will continue and if Orton gets disqualified again then he will lose the WWE Championship!
Orton gets back into the ring and Cena drops him with a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Cena hits a hard Irish whip and Orton exits the ring. Cena follows and smashes Orton into the barricade. Orton then throws Cena into the ring steps and then rolls him back into the ring for a near fall. Orton then leaves the ring and walks to the back and gets counted out! The bell rings but Lilian announces that the match is to restart and if Orton is counted out again then he will lose the title! Orton gets back into the ring and both men counter each others finishers. Randy then rolls Cena up with his feet on the ropes and gets the three! Orton wins the match! Another referee then comes out and informs the original referee that Orton had his feet on the ropes. The match is restarted again and Cena hits a drop toe hold and locks on the STF! Suddenly a man rushes into the ring, a fan? That distracts everyone and Cena breaks the hold.
The commotion dies down and Orton drops Cena on the top rope! Randy then hits the RKO and covers Cena foe the three! Randy Orton wins the match tonight and retains his WWE Championship! It was quite a slow match in parts and I wasn’t a big fan of all the fake finishes.
There’s a video package next for Jeff Hardy and CM Punk.
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. CM Punk – Tables, ladders and chairs match for the World Heavyweight Championship
This is the fourth consecutive PPV match between these two men and so far Jeff Hardy is 2-1 up. Jeff Hardy has a terrible 0-4 record at Summerslam events whilst CM Punk is 1-1. CM Punk starts well and stomps Hardy into the mat. Punk then throws Jeff out of the ring and grabs a chair before jabbing it into Hardy’s gut and smashing it across his back. Punk then slides a ladder into the ring and quickly tries to climb it but Hardy gets into the ring and pushes it over. It’s rare you see somebody climb the ladder so quickly. Hardy has the advantage now and kicks Punk down in the corner before hitting him with a pendulum dropkick. Jeff throws Punk out of the ring and climbs the ladder but Punk kicks it over. Jeff grabs a chair an uses it to attempt poetry in motion but CM Punk catches him and drops him on the back of the chair. Punk throws a ladder on top of Hardy and then throws Jeff out of the ring. Punk then throws himself outside the ring on top of Jeff with a suicide dive.
Punk grabs a chair and swings it at Hardy who ducks. Hardy then swings a chair at Punk and uses the chair to hit poetry in motion on his challenger. Jeff sets up a table and lays CM Punk down on it before heading up to the top and diving off but Punk gets out of the way! Both men then climb a huge ladder in the ring and Punk instead tries to set Hardy up for a huge go to sleep but Hardy counters it with a sunset flip powerbomb. Jeff is first up to his feet and climbs up the ladder but CM Punk pushes the ladder over and Hardy lands on the top rope. Punk then hits a painful looking superplex from the top turnbuckle and both men are in agony! Both men get to their feet and Hardy hits a twist of fate from nowhere! Jeff then attempts a swanton bomb but Punk gets his knees up! Punk then hits a running knee in the corner and looks for his bulldog but Jeff counters it by picking Punk up and throwing him out of the ring through a table!
Hardy sets up a ladder and climbs it but Punk springboards into the ring to knock Jeff off! The two men then battle on the outside and Hardy smacks Punk with a chair repeatedly. Jeff lays Punk down on the announce table and then sets up the biggest ladder I have ever seen. He climbs to the top and then leaps off with the biggest swanton bomb ever! Both men are out as they lay in the remains of the announce desk but it is CM Punk who gets up first. He crawls into the ring and climbs up the ladder and Jeff Hardy isn’t far behind. The two men slug it out on top of the ladder and Punk nails him in the injured ribs that sends Hardy crashing to the mat below. Punk grabs the title and unhooks it to become the new World Heavyweight Champion!
CM Punk celebrates stood over Jeff Hardy and the lights go out! There are two bongs and the lights come back on. Punk smiles but Hardy is gone from beneath him and replaced by The Undertaker! Undertaker chokeslams CM Punk and it is the dead mans music that hits as the show comes to a close!
And that was Summerslam 2009. For the most part it felt like a good pay per view. It opened with a great Intercontinental Championship match between Rey Mysterio and Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler really shone in this match and showed that he is a talent to take note of. Mysterio won the match and hangs on to his title but this match definitely elevated Ziggler and I don’t think this will be the last we see of him in the IC division. MVP then beat Jack Swagger in a match that I didn’t realise was taking place tonight. I was also surprised by the result as Swagger has gotten a big push since his debut. MVP looks like his best days are behind him so I expected him to lose tonight but maybe this result shows who the WWE have bigger plans for in the future. Decent enough match between these two men.
Chris Jericho and The Big Show retained their titles against Cryme Tyme. I’d say this was one of the more predictable results of the evening. It feels like Jeri-Show are just starting their reign as champions and I can see them feuding with DX in the near future. This match gave Cryme Tyme a good rub as they haven’t been appearing on PPV regularly for a long time. The tag team division isn’t too good at the moment but there are teams like The Hart Dynasty, DX and Legacy. The Great Khali and Kane match was every bit as poor as I thought it would be. Khali just doesn’t seem to be that mobile. Kane hasn’t had an interesting storyline for years but I guess there was a build to the match, I just wasn’t that interested. Kane won which evens out the score from Wrestlemania 24 and maybe this feud will continue. I can’t help but think the Ranjin Singh involvement will lead to something.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels conveniently followed Khali and Kane which may have contributed towards the DX match seeming so good. They beat Legacy which was a fairly predictable result but the right one. Rhodes and DiBiase got a great rub off these guys and came out looking like superstars. It was nice to see Triple H and Shawn Michaels back together, I think Triple H’s best role as a face is with Shawn Michaels in DX. I would guess that this will end the feud between these two teams and move DX on to Chris Jericho and Big Show. The ECW Championship match was over very quickly as Christian pinned William Regal within seconds. It’s a bit of a shame as I would have liked to have seen a match between these two men. Judging by the aftermath this feud is far from done yet. I’d like to see Regal as ECW Champion.
The John Cena and Randy Orton match was way over-booked. Too many false finishes really cheapened the match and the “fan” that ran in the ring makes me think that something will come of that. Maybe it’ll be Bob Orton Jr but they have gone down hat route before. Randy winning is fine, I like him as champion and probably prefer him to have the belt over Cena. I guess this feud will continue as the Raw main event scene is lacking whilst DX do other things and Batista is injured. CM Punk beat Jeff Hardy clean to win the World Heavyweight Championship. This was a really good TLC match and the spot with Jeff Hardy putting CM Punk through the announce desk was awesome. These guys have a lot fo chemistry and they’ve main evented a few PPV’s on the bounce now. Undertaker showed up at the end which makes it very clear who CM Punk’s next feud is with.
Overall Rating: 60.35/100 (ranked 83rd out of 242)
Match Of The Night: Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk
Worst Match Of The Night: The Great Khali vs. Kane
Surprise Of The Night: Christian beats William Regal in 8 seconds
Worst Booking Of The Night: MVP beats Jack Swagger
Superstar Of The Night: CM Punk
Summerslam 2009 Will Be Remembered For: The TLC match between CM Punk and Jeff Hardy