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Wrestling action excites fans in New York

IN NEW YORK

Last weekend’s WWE wrestling Summerslam Thriller at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, has excited the sport’s fans worldwide with interesting contests still lined up for the rest of this summer. 

Brock Lesnar defeated Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman to retain the Universal Championship title in Sunday night’s action while Jinder Mahal beat Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship title.

In other contests, AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens via Pinfall to lift the US Championship title as Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins defeated Sheamus and Cesaro via Pinfall to be crowned the Raw Tag Team Champions. 

Home fans’ favourite Finn Balor outclassed Bray Wyatt as Sasha Banks dramatically defeated defending champion Alexa Bliss, to become the new Raw Women’s Championship winner. 

Randy Orton emerged victorious over Russev via pinfall as Big Cass out muscled the Big Show with Enzo Amore in a shark cage above the ring. 

Natalya beat defending champion Naomi to become the new WWE Women championship winner as crowd favourite John Cena defeated Baron Corbin via pinfall in the first encounter of the night. 

WWE champion Mahal defeated Japanese megastar Nakamura in a hard-fought brawl.

The “Modern Day Maharaja” has been the reigning champion since Backlash, back in May, when he defeated Randy Orton.

The 31-year-old became the first person of Indian descent to claim the championship and was helping to push the WWE in India.

But fans elsewhere were less impressed with his reign, regarding him as not worthy of the belt having been elevated to the position in a matter of weeks directly from the lower card.

Many have gone as far as branding him “the worst WWE Champion ever”.

WWE Raw gets underway this week with all the superstars lined up to take on each other for the honours in the popular contest.

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