Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy was one of the final matches at this year’s SummerSlam behind the Raw Women’s Championship and the Universal Championship match.
The match started off with both men mocking each other with mannerisms. Earlier this weekend, Hardy did an interview and talked about his injuries but he seemed to be doing more in this match than he has in several weeks.
Late in the match, Hardy hit a Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb but Nakamura was able to grab the bottom rope before the referee counted to 3. Hardy went to the top rope and jumped off the top of the post and attempted a Swanton Bomb on the corner of the ring but Nakamura move. It was a brutal landing that is not worth it because of Hardy’s back issues.
Nakamura got Hardy back into the ring and finished him off with the Kinshasa. Not sure if Hardy is taking time off but it felt like this was the end of the feud. Randy Orton walked down to the ring towards a lifeless Hardy. Orton teased going in the ring but changed his mind and walked to the back. Hardy stood up and that was it.