Chris Jericho Defeats Dolph Ziggler — WWE Summerslam 2012 Results
Before the show, Smackdown's Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella to become the WWE United States champion. Now onto Chris Jericho versus Dolph Ziggler.
Starting off the PPV was the infamous shout of EXCUSE ME from the WWE's most prominent manager, Vickie Guerrero. She introduced Dolph Ziggler as he started off the night against Chris Jericho. Dolph referred to this match on Twitter as the biggest match of his career, and the two former world champions did not disappoint. With his ribs taped, Jericho brought the fight to Ziggler from the opening bell.
We saw Lionsaults, Zig-Zags and interference, but it was Jericho's Liontamer that finished Ziggler in a fantastic opener.