Los Angeles: On Sunday August 14, WWE held their annual summer PPV suitably titled SummerSlam. The 2011 edition of SummerSlam was live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. There are only 5 matches presently listed on the card, which often is referred to as a super card.
A unification match featured a WWE Championship match between CM Punk and John Cena with Triple H as the special guest referee. In the WWE Championship match, CM Punk stills a champion.
The opening match of the PPV broadcast was an unexpected 6-man tag match of The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio Vs Kofi Kingston, John Morrison and Rey Mysterio. In this match, Kofi Kingston, John Morrison and Rey Mysterio won the match after splash from the top rope, and Rey pins Truth for three.
In the PPV dark match Dolph Ziggler defended his US Championship against Alex Riley. Ziggler was able to retain the title by pinning Riley.
In the big man match of the night, Mark Henry and Sheamus instantly start brawling as soon as the bell rings. Sheamus then unloads a dozen forearms into the chest of Mark. Finally, Sheamus hits the big boot which knocks Henry out of the ring and out cold. Mark gets back into the ring before the 10 count and won the match.
In the WWE Divas Championship, Kelly Kelly defends her title against Beth Phoenix. Kelly was able to retain the title by count out.