Brock Lesnar successfully defends his WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Photo by WWE.comBrock Lesnar escaped his toughest test yet to successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship in the fatal-4-way main event of SummerSlam Monday (Manila time) at Barclays Center.The Beast Incarnate survived Roman Reigns spearing him through the barricade, Braun Strowman driving him through two announce tables and crushing him with another, and Samoa Joe locking him in a Coquina Clutch as he fought back and defied the doctor’s orders.ADVERTISEMENT Lesnar reversed a Spear attempt from Reigns and turned it to an F5 for the pinfall victory.The win assured the WWE Universe that Lesnar will stay with the company after Paul Heyman’s earlier pronouncements that they will leave WWE if he loses the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jinder Mahal continued his reign as the WWE Champion, beating Shinsuke Nakamura thanks to the distraction of the Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was primed to hit the Modern Day Maharaja with the Kinshasa before the Indian twins interjected themselves in the match, allowing Mahal to connect with the Khallas. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Teen gunned down in Masbate PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ In the kickoff show, The Usos reclaimed the SmackDown Tag Team Championships from The New Day after they hit Big E with a double superkick followed by a double frog splash.Neville also became a two-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, avenging his loss against Akira Tozawa last Monday on Raw after nailing a Red Arrow on the Japanese champion’s back.In the night’s other matches, Finn Balor showed his demon side against Bray Wyatt, topping the Eater of Worlds following his Coup de Grace.John Cena beat Baron Corbin with an Attitude Adjustment to open the show, while Randy Orton survived a pre-match attack from Rusev and needed only one RKO out of nowhere to come away with the quick victory.Big Cass, on the other hand, needed a pair of Big Boots and an Empire Elbow to pin the Big Show despite his former tag team Enzo Amore escaping the Shark Cage suspended above the ring.The Miz and his Miztourage gained a measure of redemption against Jason Jordan and the Hardy Boyz after the reigning Intercontinental Champion connected with a Skull Crushing Finale on Raw general manager Kurt Angle’s son for the pinfall win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite AJ Styles also completed the trifecta of titlists who retained their title as he beat Kevin Owens with the Styles Clash to keep his United States Championship.However, other champions weren’t so lucky as five titles changed hands in the night.Uneasy as their alliance was, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins wagered on and claimed the Raw Tag Team Championship from Sheamus and Cesaro after Rollins nailed Cesaro with the Ripcord Knee, followed by Ambrose hitting the Dirty Deeds.Sasha Banks won her fourth Raw Women’s Championship, forcing Alexa Bliss to tap out to her Bank Statement.Natalya submitted Naomi with the Sharp Shooter to win the SmackDown Women’s title, her first in six years.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas
Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “We just did our jobs and whatever coach asked of us. We know how big Salado’s absence is, so it serves as a motivation for us to do what we’re supposed to do whenever we’re on the floor. We’re inspired because we know we have to step up without our main man.”Alcoriza contributed 16 markers and seven boards off the bench, and dela Cruz continued to dazzle with his 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Lervin Flores, meanwhile, topscored for Arellano with 19 points, eight rebounds, four blocks, and two assists.With the way his players took the cudgels for their lost leader, Codiñera is confident that Arellano can get the job done going into its final assignment against Mapua on Tuesday.“They say it’s difficult that we lost the conductor. And it is because it’s just the passengers that are left,” he said. “But with this game, we had a newfound confidence that they can win without him.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Standhardinger, Ravena, Teng banner 2017 PBA Draft class OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAll season long, Arellano had relied on Kent Salado to get it out of trouble.But with the lead guard out for the season due to a slight MCL tear on his right knee, it’s the Chiefs’ turn to rally behind their main man.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I told them that with or without Kent, we will play and we will do our best,” said coach Jerry Codiñera. “Let’s offer it to Kent because he’ll miss the whole playoffs, and if ever we make it as far as the Finals, he’s still going to be out.”Luckily for the PBA great, the players heard his plea loud and clear as the Chiefs drubbed Perpetual, 62-52, on Thursday to continue their Final Four drive and improve to an 8-9 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLevi Dela Cruz and Rence Alcoriza were instrumental in helping the Chiefs rack up their third straight win in the homestretch of the eliminations. “We’re really sad that Salado is not playing with us. But we stepped up and covered for each other. We tried to make up for what Kent was doing for us,” said dela Cruz, who was installed as the team’s starting point guard in lieu of Salado.