Well, it’s time for a review of SummerSlam. I’m going to try to make this quick because I’m not in the mood. Not because of the show, because it was really good, I’m just tired.
Dean Ambrose retained the US Title against Rob Van Dam via DQ as expected, but the expected match on the PPV never happened. It was a good match but it gets no rating since it was on the preshow.
The first match on the show was the Ring of Fire match between Bray Wyatt and Kane. This match was okay – I didn’t have a problem with Bray Wyatt’s ability – he’s not bad for a big guy, but he’s not going to be a C.M. Punk or Daniel Bryan or anything like that. My problem with the match is the fact that the rest of the Wyatt Family had to interfere to get Wyatt the win, because otherwise Kane looked dominant, which was ridiculous. Bad booking abound. They hit Kane with the steps again and dragged him to the back afterwards.
Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow was a nice little match but other than that, I really have not much to say about it. Good to see Cody get a win on PPV, and Sandow will now start his Ziggler MITB push.
The next match was Alberto Del Rio defending Dolph Ziggler’s World Heavyweight Championship against Christian. This match was really good, but alas, it really was just a filler World Title match until Dolph is back in the picture.
Next was the most irrelevant match on the card, with Natalya defeating Brie Bella. #AndNoOneCared
In the first of two main events, Brock Lesnar defeated C.M. Punk in a No Disqualification Match in the best match of the night. Everything about this match was great, and it looks like we’re going with the multi-match feud like it should be. Lesnar wins via F-5 on a chair after Punk has Heyman in the Anaconda Vise. Punk would’ve won several times had it not been for Heyman.
Next was Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn defeating Big E Langston and A.J. in a fairly boring match, but it was about as good as it could’ve been, I suppose. Dolph can now focus on his World Title and get away from the bullshit and Langston can fuck right off.
And finally, Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena to win the WWE Championship, which made its first appearance on PPV since the Royal Rumble after C.M. Punk lost the belt and it disappeared into oblivion. Of course Cena didn’t tap out and was instead pinned, but oh well.
After the match Triple H turned heel and Pedigreed Bryan allowing Orton to cash in and win the title, turning heel as well. I only find this funny because for the second time at SummerSlam, the MITB cash in has been completely illegitimate because Daniel Bryan, like C.M. Punk in 2011, WAS NOT STANDING ON HIS FEET TO BEGIN THE MATCH, AND THE TWO COMPETITORS MUST BE STANDING IN THE RING FOR ANY NORMAL MATCH TO BEGIN. So technically Bryan’s still the champion and Punk never lost to Del Rio, but WWE doesn’t want you knowing that.
Overall, the show was really good. Despite the obvious cash in, the divas bullshit, and the poorly booked Bray Wyatt match, and I suppose the tag match, everything on here did what it was supposed to do, and was good to great. And the Ring of Fire match wasn’t bad, just poorly booked.
Overall Rating: ****
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