SummerSlam (2013) was a pay-per-view event produced by WWE that took place on August 18, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It was the twenty-sixth annual WWE SummerSlam, and the fifth consecutive one held at the Staples Center. The event received 296,909 buys, down from last year's event of 358,000.
- PreShow - Rob Van Dam (with Big Show and Mark Henry) defeated Dean Ambrose (c) (with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) by disqualification for the WWE United States Championship
- Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) defeated Kane - Ring of Fire match
- Cody Rhodes defeated Damien Sandow
- Alberto Del Rio (c) defeated Christian by submission for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
- Natalya (with Naomi and Cameron) defeated Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella and Eva Marie) by submission
- Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated CM Punk- No Disqualification match
- Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn defeated Big E Langston and AJ Lee - Mixed tag team match
- Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena (c) for the WWE Championship with Triple H as special guest referee
- Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan (c) for the WWE Championship - This was Orton's Money in the Bank cash-in match.