Due to WWE tours of Australia and China, all of their programming from the past seven days was taped last week. While the latest edition of Monday Night Raw may not have been live, it certainly left this viewer anxiously anticipating next week's show.
Take nothing away from Friday Night SmackDown, though, as the the blue brand had its fair share of entertaining action as well. In the night's main event, Christian reigned supreme over Randy Orton and Rob Van Dam to become the new No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship.
In other SummerSlam news, CM Punk made an appearance on both televised programs this week, sending a message to Brock Lensar by attacking Curtis Axel on Raw and defeating Fandango on SmackDown. How long before The Voice of the Voiceless finally gets his hands on Paul Heyman?
As SummerSlam quickly approaches, the annual event is slowly shaping up to one of the best pay-per-view in years. Here's hoping the show lives up to the hype as more matches are confirmed in coming weeks.
Here, I will break down the week in wrestling by analyzing the Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and WWE Main Event broadcasts, including each show's highlights, low points and other noteworthy, monumental moments. Also, an award will be given to the show and Superstar that shined the brightest over the course of the week.