SummerSlam is now over and it is time to roll forward into the fall season in WWE. With nights for champions, cells from Hell and a series of survivals coming in the recent months, the performances at the 25th SummerSlam were crucial to get a gauge on what the company would be doing moving forward.
The card itself was pretty solid. There were no real matches that were bad, as all of them were announced ahead of time and some were built quite well. There were a few moments that really got the crowd excited and the two main event matches ended with unexpected finishes. Even if some of the winners were anticipated, SummerSlam was a solid show from the top of the card to the bottom of the card.
With all of that said, some superstars seemed to be slacking in the ring, while others exceeded expectations. SummerSlam had some superstars carrying their weight, while a few had to carry theirs and some of their opponents' as well. Here is a ranking of all performers at SummerSlam, from the YouTube-exclusive match all the way to the main event bout.
Keep in mind that winning a match doesn't mean that you are among the best performers of the night or even that you were a better performer than the opponent that you defeated. It's all about how well you did your job in the ring and how much of the match's outcome fell upon your shoulders.
Here is a list of who you should thank for the great SummerSlam pay-per-view, starting with those who you could ignore saying anything to.