WWE SummerSlam 2012: 5 Reasons Why SummerSlam Will Be the Worst PPV of 2012
Back in June, I wrote an article detailing the 10 reasons why the No Way Out would be the worst pay-per-view of the year—boy was I wrong!
With this year's SummerSlam rapidly approaching, there seem to be few reasons to spend any money on this Sunday's event—if any.
The WWE is hellbent on calling SummerSlam "the WrestleMania of the summer," but using that term to describe this year's PPV is an unfortunate case of false advertisement.
Poor Booking of Brock Lesnar
Let's face it: Brock Lesnar should be the most dominant force in the WWE.
The man is a legitimate fighter and should be presented as such. His match against Cena at Extreme Rules was great—despite the badly booked ending—but the Brock Lesnar of April is not the same Brock Lesnar of today.
The Brock Lesnar going into Sunday's fight is a weak man who needs to stand behind his legal counsel. His match against Triple H will not only be boring, but predictable. If this is the Main Event that the WWE wants fans to buy, they have sadly missed the mark.
Perhaps the only way that this year's SummerSlam can be compared to WrestleMania is the awful booking of the World Heavyweight Championship.
This April we saw Daniel Bryan lose his title against Sheamus in a 20-second match, but at least we saw a match.
The current card seems to have no space for the World Heavyweight Championship, and as the second most important title in the company, that's a bad thing.
The Big Show Still Part of the Main Event
I like the Big Show. Or do I?
The giant superstar was a staple of the attitude era, but after his long career, the potential that once made the star popular is now worn out.
After years of watching the big man in the ring, I, like many fans, am tired of seeing the Big Show stick his nose in main events that should be reserved for younger talent.
Maybe it's time for him to start working a legend's schedule.
Poor Position of US Title Match
The United States Championship may not be as prestigious as it once was, but it should still be given priority to other matches.
I like the YouTube pre-event matches and think that they are a great idea, but the truth is that this match should not be the event's opening match.
Antonio Cesaro against Santino Marella is a match we have already seen, but it may also be the beginning of a huge push for Cesaro. If Cesaro becomes champion in a dark match, his reign will be oddly received.
People need to see Cesaro win in the mid-card and not in a crowd warm-up match.
No Brodus Clay vs Damien Sandow
Damien Sandow is awesome. If you still haven't jumped on his bandwagon, you really should. His character is fresh and funny and deserves more TV time.
For the past couple of weeks we have seen him feud against Brodus Clay only to...not see them have a match at SummerSlam?
The match may still be added during the program, but unscheduled matches are lame.
Sandow vs Clay could have been a great match, but instead, the WWE has missed the opportunity to book these two men together.