WWE SummerSlam: Brock Lesnar Defeats John Cena For WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena at WWE SummerSlam in a surprisingly crushing fight, taking Cena’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Brock Lesnar Defeats John Cena
Lesnar and Cena’s showdown was the highlight of the night, and the most anticipated fight in the SummerSlam line-up. While many believed Lesnar would take the win, Hulk Hogan threw his support firmly behind Cena going into the match, tweeting, “Just talked to my champion John Cena and I’ve never seen him more confident brother.”
I'm ready for WWE SUMMERSLAM ,Cena And Brock go to war today and the future of the WWE UNIVERSE is in their hands brother. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) August 17, 2014
Lesnar immediately gained the upper hand, hitting Cena with a string of punches and German suplexes, totally 16 suplexes by the end of the night. This isn’t Lesner’s first championship win, the intimidating wrestler is the youngest WWE heavyweight titleholder, having taken the title from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson when he was 25 in 2002.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 18, 2014
WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results
By all accounts, Lesnar crushed Cena and dominated the ring, but his wasn’t the only victory of the night. Rob Van Dam won the kickoff match against Antonio Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler beat The Miz, Paige defeated AJ Lee to win the Divas title, Rusev knocked Jack Swagger out in the Flag Match (Russia vs. US), Seth Rollins beat Dean Abrose in the Lumberjack Match, Bray Wyatt declared victory over Chris Jericho, Stephanie McMahon defeated Brie Bella and Roman Reigns pinned Randy Orton.
— Brock Lesnar (@BrockLesnar) August 18, 2014