WWE SummerSlam Results – August 5, 2023

WWE World Heavyweight Title Match: Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins (c)

The Peacock feed is having technical difficulties now as we come back to this match already in progress. Finn Balor and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins are trading strikes. An aggressive Balor beats Rollins down and has words with the referee.

Rollins fights out of the corner and beats Balor down with a flurry of offense. Balor kicks out at 2. Balor blocks a Pedigree. Balor goes for a big move but Rollins turns it into a Falcon Arrow for 2. Balor goes to the floor but Rollins nails three straight suicide dives, knocking Balor into the announce table each time.

Fans sing for Rollins as he brings it back in. Rollins goes up top. Balor cuts him off and uses his own arm to send him into the ring post, then the floor. Rollins blocks a Barrier Bomb and slams Balor on the apron. They come back out and Balor nails the Barrier Bomb.

Balor brings it back in and hits Slingblade. Balor runs into a superkick, but Balor drops him for 2. Balor with the armbar now. The feed goes back out and comes back to Rollins nailing two Buckle Bombs. Rollins goes up for a Frogsplash but Balor kicks out at 2. The feed comes back to Balor kicking out of a Pedigree.

Damian Priest ends up coming down with his Money In the Bank briefcase. Balor rolls a distracted Rollins up for 2. They tangle and Rollins cradles Balor for 2, but Balor kicks out and sends Rollins into a big right by Priest at the ropes. Balor hits a Pedigree but Rollins kicks out, shocking Balor and Priest.

Priest is seen waving at someone. WWE NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley come through the crowd now, hitting the apron to have words with the referee. Priest offers his briefcase to Balor… for a cash in or for a weapon? He says come on we can do this but Balor is not interested. They argue and Rollins ends up dropping Balor and hitting a Stomp for 2. Rollins is shocked at the kick out.

Rollins goes up top and leaps to the floor to take out Priest. Dominik comes over but Rollins superkicks him. Rollins comes back in but Balor hits a Slingblade, then the corner dropkick. Balor goes up top and hits Coup de Grace but Rollins kicks out at 2 and everyone is shocked as the crowd goes wild.


Balor is upset now as Priest, Mysterio and Ripley regroup at ringside. Priest slides his briefcase into the ring, then runs to the other side to argue with the referee on the apron. Balor crawls to the briefcase but Rollins jumps up and nails a big Stomp into the briefcase for the pin to win and retain.

Winner: Seth Rollins

After the match, Priest and Rollins stare each other down as the music hits. Rollins grabs the title and begins celebrating as we go to replays. Rollins makes his exit now as Balor looks over at Priest.