WWE Summerslam: Awards for the Night's Best
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WWE SummerSlam 2012 has now come and gone, but not without putting on a pretty good show last night.
The bout saw one title change, a few good matches, a horrible music performance and a main event that truly left more questions than answers.
Nonetheless, most of the questions will be addressed on Raw tonight, but for now, let's stop and take a look back at the best from last night.
Here are the awards for this year's SummerSlam.
Entrance of the Night
With SummerSlam, to many, being the second-biggest Pay Per View of the year, you would think that we'd be treated to some awesome entrances like the unique ones we see at each years WrestleMania.
Wasn't really the case last night.
In a night where most just used their normal entrance, we give the edge to The Miz for bringing back the bubble letters.
Entrance of the Night: The Miz
Moment of the Night
Big events such as SummerSlam are suppose to bring up big moments, but last night really didn't.
If you're like me, you were waiting for someone to interfere in the World Heavyweight Championship match such as Randy Orton, Wade Barrett or Cody Rhodes. Or, you were waiting to see if Shawn Michaels would make an appearance in the main event.
None of this would happen, so the moment of the night for me will be Triple-H post-match actions following his loss to Lesnar.
We now know that Triple-H suffered another broken arm in the match, but why the constant apology? The why the long, drawn-out "walk of shame," so to speak?
Could that seriously be the last we've seen in-ring of Triple-H? So many questions were left following the odd actions of "The Game" following the match, but hey, that was probably the point.
Moment of the Night: Triple-H following the Lesnar loss
Surprising Win of the Night
There were a few surprising victories last night, but the one that takes the win here is Daniel Bryan over Kane.
It was noted repeatedly on Smackdown that Bryan has never defeated Kane in a singles match, so Bryan getting the win on one of the biggest events of the year was a huge upset as well as a huge surprise.
Hopefully, this will set-up Bryan for a World Title run on Smackdown.
Surprising Win of the Night: Daniel Bryan
Submission of the Night
SummerSlam featured two awesome submission victories in the two best fights of the night.
To open the card on Pay Per View, Chris Jericho was able to submit Dolph Ziggler using the Walls of Jericho, but he used the WCW version of the move, in which at the time he called, "The Liontamer."
Then, in the night's main event, Tripl -H faced Brock Lesnar in what Michael Cole refereed to about 20 times as the perfect storm. Lesnar used his new finishing maneuver that he picked up from his time in MMA, the "Kimura Lock," to submit Triple H in a rare submission loss for "The Game."
In the end, I give the edge to the Lesnar submission due to the nature of the man he was submitting. Seeing Triple H tap out was a shock to so many, which gives this submission the advantage.
Submission of the Night: Brock Lesnar
Match of the Night
There was good action throughout last night's event, but only two matches really stand out: Triple H-Lesnar and Jericho-Ziggler.
Triple H and Lesnar stand out mostly because of the hype, the big names and the finish. So with that, Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler will take home the match of the night award.
The two men came out and showed their true in-ring ability. Both Ziggler and Jericho are quite similar to one another when it comes to having two of the best move sets in all of professional wrestling, and both put it on full display.
Ziggler hit Jericho with every one of his big finishing moves, but Jericho showed his resiliency by kicking out each time.
Even after a distraction from Ziggler's manager, Vickie Guerrero, Jericho prevailed and was able to submit Ziggler and pick up a much, much-needed big win.
Match of the Night: Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler