Hello Wrestling world,
Welcome to part two of my special two part entry for this week. I decided to do two posts this week to make up for the lack of posting recently. I have been busy with the whole life thing. But I don’t want to bore you with that, instead I will bore you with my Summerslam review!
Pre Show: Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam: This was a match between two superstars who have both been shafted lately and quite frankly deserve better. One is a future hall of famer and the other is one of the best in the world. Vince seems very fickle with who he is willing to push right now. Regardless, good match. They both needed the win unfortunately.
1. Doph Ziggler vs. The Miz: Intercontinental championship match: I thought the IC title match was an excellent opener. It was great to see Ziggler finally get a light at the end of this tunnel of being buried by wining his second intercontinental title. I personally hope the feud continues. Hollywood Miz is money as a heel.
2. Paige Vs. Aj Lee: Divas Championship match: too short, but the action was very physical and believable. This is not surprising considering the two best divas on the roster were going at it. Its also great because the two alternative divas very much parallel one another. While Aj Lee was dominating wwe, Paige was dominating NXT. Plus it is interesting to see the Punk Rock girl vs. the Metal Girl. The feud books itself and I want more.
3. Flag match: Jack Swagger vs. Rusev: The heel they are building won. Could not care less. As I explained, I hate archaic xenophobic storylines.
4. Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose: Lumberjack match: This was the match I was looking forward to the most. WWE did a good job with the booking of both men. I just cannot stand LumberJack matches. I mean, I get the whole “Rollins cant run cause the wwe roster wants to beat them up for revenge for all the shield beat downs” thing. I just have never been a fan of the concept. Still, the two had some incredibly innovative spots that got the crowd crazy into the match.
5. Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt: I thought the match was pretty good. I actually thought their match at Battleground was slightly better, but still a solid match that was in a tough spot on the card. As much as I am a die hard Jerichoholic, I was happy to see Wyatt get the win back so hopefully they can start building him again after his abysmal booking as of late.
6. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton: I have mixed feelings about this match. On one hand, Randy looked amazing and reminded people why he is a legend. Reign’s offense looked very good. However, it was nothing but the same spots we already know he can do in tag and multi man matches. There was little to no transitional wrestling from the big man. After the bout, Reigns is still largely unproven in a singles capacity.
7. John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar: wwe championship match: I was excited for the main event due to the amazing mike work of Cena and Paul Heyman. The storyline in my view was booked perfectly with Brock Lesnar, the man who beat the streak, taking aim at one of the few to beat him since he came back, the 15 time world champion John Cena, who never backs down. 16 suplexes later, Lesnar was champion. John Cena fought back, but it was perhaps the single most dominant performance in main event history, arguably. fans knew Lesnar would dominate, but like his win against the Undertaker, no one saw him dominating Cena to the extent that he did. Overall, good story was told here. It remains to be seen how wwe handles a part time champion, but if anyone can pull it off, its Paul Heyman continue to add to the aura of the next big thing.
Overall, I thought Summerslam was a pretty good show. Nothing was breath taking, but nothing was that bad (other than the Rusev and Swagger storyline.) Thank you again for all of the page views! I love doing this post and sharing my thoughts and the fact that people are reading this even a little is awesome. The Machine extends his deepest gratitude.