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Samoa Joe gets too personal with Styles and a Miz-Bryan history lesson take SmackDown into SummerSlam

SmackDown kept most of the attacks verbal Tuesday, as Samoa Joe got overly personal with AJ Styles, The Miz and Daniel Bryan revisited their lengthy history and Carmella shined as she tried to drive a wedge between her challengers heading into SummerSlam.

Dean Ambrose returns to help Seth Rollins, Paul Heyman springs a trap on Reigns

Though the shifts in the actual SummerSlam card were subtle, Dean Ambrose's return from a long injury hiatus and Paul Heyman's realizing his master plan brought Raw into Sunday's pay-per-view on a high note.


Key stats that tell everything you need to know about SummerSlam 2018

Even in the scripted world of WWE, stats are a key indicator of trends and offer historical context, which is certainly the case heading into SummerSlam's main event. ESPN Stats & Info's Joey Koontz digs into Lesnar-Reigns IV and the rest of the card.

Detailing Brock Lesnar's path to 500-plus days as WWE Universal champion

Despite several long gaps in his resume, Brock Lesnar has come a long way during what will be a 500-plus-day Universal championship reign by the time SummerSlam arrives. So how did we get to this point? Here's everything you need to know about this run.


Best moments and memories of SummerSlam

ESPN's WWE writers break some of their favorite SummerSlam memories, creating a comprehensive list of some of the biggest moments in the event's 30-year history.

SummerSlam's greatest moments

Check out the top moments in WWE SummerSlam's history, including Brock Lesnar winning the WWE title and Seth Rollins becoming a double champion.




Ahead of SummerSlam in New York on Sunday, Big Show attended a children's hospital event at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. Big Show, as well as Nia Jax and Ember Moon, will do arts and crafts, autographs and photos with children at the hospital throughout Monday. Big Show will be one of a few WWE superstars who throughout the week will attend various charity events throughout the New York-New Jersey area.

Jacob Wolf, ESPN Staff Writer2d ago


In the closing moments of Monday Night Raw, Dean Ambrose returned to WWE TV for the first time in eight months. After the long layoff due to a triceps injury, he'll be in Seth Rollins' corner for Rollins' Intercontinental title match against champion Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com3d ago


Rousey takes out Bliss' entire security detail

After Alexa Bliss takes a cheap shot at Ronda Rousey, Bliss stands behind her security team and Rousey quickly dismantles them.


Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Kota Ibushi Sunday in the finals of the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 28 in Tokyo. Tanahashi won the 20-man tournament, giving him his third G1 title; he was also victorious in 2007 and 2015. As the winner, Tanahashi earned the right to challenge for the IWGP heavyweight championship at Wrestle Kingdom 13, NJPW's biggest show of the year, on Jan. 4, 2019. (Photo c/o NJPW/TV Asahi)

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com3d ago

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