While many fans have spent the hours since WWE’s SummerSlam concluded complaining about how they thought the show was mediocre at best, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Did SummerSlam live up to the hype?
Stars like Triple H and John Cena lost Sunday night, but they did not walk out of the show looking like losers. All of the following stars, on the other hand, were the definition of loser.
Prime Time Players
As much as the same could be said about the tag team division, at least the WWE is giving Kofi Kingston and R-Truth the chance to shine. The Prime Time Players didn’t look terrible in this match, but their frequent losses make them the Alberto Del Rio of the tag division.
The hope is that the mediocrity of this match without a manager for the Prime Time Players will result in the WWE reaching back into their bag of tricks and pulling out someone even better. As much as the IWC wants to defend AW, he wasn’t that good to start with.
Say what you want about Antonio Cesaro, but there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he is 100 times better than Santino will ever be. With Santino relegated to being the comedy act again, the kids can still enjoy his act while the adults enjoy the U.S. Title’s reclamation.
It’s sad that this victory for Cesaro had to come on the YouTube pre-show, but the fact that the WWE is selling its product with a title win by the former Ring of Honor star is a great sign for the future of the company.
Alberto Del Rio
While any rational thinker would have imagined that Del Rio would have won the title from Sheamus at least once in all of his chances, the last two months have been nothing but the world champion padding his title reign’s credibility.
With a dirty finish, this is almost guaranteed to continue for another month leading into Night of Champions. If this is true and actually comes to fruition, Del Rio would likely lose again and continue his slide into irrelevance.
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