JM was on deck for the complete breakdown of Summer Slam and NXT Takeover this round.
The card featured thirteen matches, including three on the pre-show, that resulted from scripted storylines and had results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines were produced on WWE’s weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live,and 205 Live, the latter of which is cruiserweight exclusive.
In the main event, Brock Lesnar defended the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman in a fatal four-way match. Early in the match, Joe applied the Coquina Clutch on Lesnar. Reigns then performed a spear on Lesnar through the barricade. Joe performed a side slam on Reigns onto an announce table. Strowman performed a running powerslam on Lesnar through an announce table and threw a commentator’s chair at Reigns and Joe. Strowman performed a second running powerslam through another announce table on Lesnar and overturned another announce table, which fell on Lesnar. Medical personnel arrived and took Lesnar away. As Joe applied the Coquina Clutch on Reigns, Strowman broke the hold. Strowman performed a double chokeslam on Reigns and Joe, scoring near-falls on both. Lesnar returned and applied a Kimura Lock on Strowman, however, Reigns performed Superman Punches on Lesnar, Strowman, and Joe. Reigns performed a spear on Lesnar for a near-fall. As Joe applied the Coquina Clutch on Reigns, Strowman performed a running front dropkick on Reigns into Joe. Strowman performed a running powerslam on Joe, only for Lesnar to pull the referee out of the ring, voiding the pinfall at a two count. As Strowman performed a running powerslam on Reigns, Lesnar voided the pinfall at a two count. Reigns performed a spear on Strowman, who fell to the floor. Joe applied the Coquina Clutch on Lesnar, only for Lesnar to counter into an F-5, with Reigns voiding the pinfall at a two count. In the climax, Reigns performed three Superman Punches on Lesnar and attempted a spear, however, Lesnar countered into an F-5 on Reigns to retain the title