The Slim Jim Battle Royale is one of the most important and popular events of SummerSlam 2023, and it didn’t disappoint. This match featured 20 WWE Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown, who fought for glory and bragging rights in a chaotic free-for-all.
The only way to eliminate competitors was to throw them over the top rope and make both their feet touch the floor. Sounds simple, right? Well, not so much when you have giants like Omos, Otis, Bronson Reed, AJ Styles, Sheamus, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Matt Riddle in the mix. And, of course, the man who stole the show, LA Knight!
Here is the complete list of superstars who participated in the match:
- LA Knight
- Tommaso Ciampa
- Shinsuke Nakamura
- Chad Gable
- Karrion Kross
- Grayson Waller
- Matt Riddle
- Santos Escobar
- AJ Styles
- The Miz
- Karl Anderson
- Luke Gallows
- Ridge Holland
- Austin Theory
1. What Happened in the Match?
Without going blow-by-blow, let’s discuss what happened during this year’s Battle Royale. We will keep track of the major highlights of the battle and who got the crowd’s biggest cheers and boos.
Firstly, Miz’s entry got enormous cheers, but the person who stole the show was none other than LA Knight. He has been among the strongest stars in the competition, and we expected him to win this time too. AJ Styles also got a fair chunk of hearty crowd reaction and an elaborate intro.
When the bell rang, MVP interrupted and said that the match couldn’t start unless the potential winner was inside the ring. He meant Omos, and the giant entered the ring and immediately started chucking people out like toys. The Brawling Boys tried teaming up against him, but he was just too strong and escaped easily.
The fans started booing as Otis fell victim to Imperium’s elimination. Ciampa and Nakamura exchanged pleasantries, but neither could match the strength of Bronson Reed.
Meanwhile, The crowd treated Austin Theory harshly as he received a chorus of jeers, which turned into applause when Santos Escobar sent him over the top rope, only to suffer the same fate himself.
Omos continued like a formidable giant as he simultaneously tossed out two competitors, including Matt Riddle. Knight attempted to challenge Omos but was met with a big boot.
He was finally brought down with simultaneous effort of several wrestlers. Styles staggered the giant with a Phenomenal Forearm, and a group of wrestlers joined forces to get rid of him.
Meanwhile, Knight’s unparalleled agility helped him escape elimination when he narrowly missed the ground. However, he was able to eliminate The Miz. He also faced the wrath of Styles, Sheamus, and Kross but was somehow not eliminated. Additionally, he managed to throw both Reed and Gable out of the ring.
Finally, Sheamus and Knight fought on the apron and the top rope until they both fell down. Knight recovered faster and threw out Sheamus to secure a comprehensive victory.
What did you think of the Slim Jim Battle Royal? Did you enjoy LA Knight’s performance? Who do you want to see him face next? Let me know in the comments below.
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