As the curtain falls on WWE SummerSlam for another year, the fallout and impact of another fascinating show is beginning to be felt.
All across the board, there are stars who have only further cemented their growing legacies and have become even hotter properties than they were before.
There are Superstars on the roster who are now in an incredibly strong position as we hurl toward the final few pay-per-view shows of 2014 with some major storyline developments occurring at the event. But which stars really did enhance their legacies at SummerSlam?
This is an obvious one, but it really couldn't be ignored. If it was possible for Brock Lesnar to look any more dominant after an incredible showing at WrestleMania XXX, he went one better at SummerSlam.
It wasn't the fact that he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, it was more how he won it. Nobody could have foreseen a brutal beating of John Cena like that, but Lesnar absolutely destroyed Cena to arguably become the most dominant star in WWE history.
In just a few short months, he's garnered such a legacy that makes him an instant Hall of Fame inductee when he retires. Where the WWE goes with him next is anybody's guess because he really can't get much higher.
Who would have imagined Stephanie McMahon delivering perhaps the finest showing from a female wrestler this calendar year?
Her victory against Brie Bella was another excellent addition to their compelling rivalry, with the huge twist at the end giving the whole thing a real shot in the arm. But it was Stephanie's actual performance that was really eye-catching, with her putting in a strong showing throughout the entirety of the contest.
Although she hadn't been in the ring for so long, she really was in top form. With Triple H by her side, they have cemented themselves as the ultimate power couple in professional wrestling, and it's exciting to ponder just where The Authority go next.
Even though Chris Jericho came up short at SummerSlam, he actually provided a much more compelling and entertaining performance than he did when he won at Battleground in July.
Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt really was a disaster at Battleground, but the two men put in a much better effort this time around. In some ways, it helped that Erick Rowan and Luke Harper were banned from ringside for the match, as the attention was firmly on Jericho and Wyatt.
Wyatt had been struggling of late, but Jericho helped to put him over nicely at SummerSlam, and Wyatt should start to become a dominant figure on the roster once again.
It's often expected of older heads (especially the ones who are predominantly part-time) to put over younger talent. Jericho failed at that at Battleground, but he did his job excellently at SummerSlam. For that, he should be commended.
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