"WWE Presents Summerslam: The Biggest Lackluster of The Summer"
Okay I'll be the first to say, Summerslam was a huge letdown, but what do you expect? I mean the card was bad to begin with, except for the two "main" matches, the WWE and World Championships.
So without further ado, let's get to the reviewing...
Intercontinental Championship: Rey Mysterio(c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
This was a solid match to start the night off, I thought it was pretty good, with a good performance by Mysterio and great performance by Ziggler, a lot of near falls, back and forth, but the real thing I don't understand is the fact Mysterio retained and once again buried Ziggler...Winner and still Intercontinental Champion, "Rey Mysterio".
Jack Swagger vs. MVP
I feel this match had a lot more potential to be a "show stealer", with all the heat behind the feud, but the buildup sort of failed and we saw a "decent" match. I thought this match was just a filler. Swagger had a pretty good performance, showing us his amateur wrestling ability, while MVP done pretty good for himself as well. But..Winner of the match, "MVP".
Unified Tag Team Championship: Jericho and Big Show(c) vs. Cryme Tyme
This match wasn't bad, but the worst part of this match was Jericho and Big Show's "new" entrance theme song. I still feel that WWE is making Jericho less "prestigious" as one of the all time greats, I mean one of the best and well known submissions in WWE history, "The Walls of Jericho", being fought off by a decent superstar in JTG.
Still, Cryme Tyme and Jericho and Big Show did a good job in the match, I thought it would be a lot worse, but hey it wasn't. Also, it was surprising to see a lot of "Y2J" chants in a medicore WWE city like Los Angeles. Yet, Winners and still Unified Tag Team Champions, "Chris Jericho and Big Show".
Kane vs. The Great Khali
I thought this match was "horrific". Khali and even Kane's performance in this match was "bad" to say the least. I mean two months of hype and this is what we get, well it is a match with Khali in it. WWE should've made this a "No DQ" match, to at least give it a little more excitement. The only good thing about this match was the fact that it ended. Winner of the match, "Kane".
D-Generation-X vs. Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase)
All I can say is, "wow", DX's entrance, Legacy's performance, this was one of the best matches of the year, and by far the best tag team match in recent years. Rhodes and DiBiase's performances in this match was beyond belief. I think they surpassed Orton's performance in his match. Although some may not like the result of this match, it was like DX put Legacy over, this could've been a "squash" match for DX, but instead the match favored Legacy. Personally, this is match of the night and one of the best of the year, but, Winners of the match, "D-Generation-X".
ECW Championship: Christian(c) vs. William Regal w/ Jackson and Kozlov
Why even have this match on the card? This match had no heat behind it, this Christian, Regal rivalry is only two weeks old, so why put it on the card. The worst part of this match was the duration, it lasted what five, six seconds? I cannot even rate the performance of Christian and Regal, there was only one move, hell even Jackson and Kozlov were in the ring longer then Christian and Regal. But, Winner and still ECW Champion, "Christian".
WWE Championship: Randy Orton(c) vs. John Cena
This was the funniest match of the night, I mean a fan running out, aiding Orton. This was a pretty good match, but I'd expect it to be more like their Summerslam 2007 match, which was one of the best in Summerslam's history. I say Orton and Cena's performances were pretty good, but they're WWE's two biggest superstars and we'd expect a lot more then "decent" or "pretty" good.
Orton tried to escape with the title without pinning Cena twice, first by getting "DQ'd", then by countout. But with a couple of messages from Mr. McMahon, the match was restarted twice, and the third time wasn't the charm for John Cena as Randy Orton, that fan, and myself can hold our breath for another night, Winner and still WWE Champion, "Randy Orton".
World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy(c) vs. CM Punk
I may be the only one who thought this was going to be "match of the year", but sadly it didn't follow up as I expected. Don't get me wrong, this was a good match, but not the "greatest" Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. There was a good amount of "spots" in this match such as Jeff's swanton off the ladder onto the announcers table, not only taking himself out but Punk in the process and when Punk "superplexed" Hardy onto a ladder. But in the end, Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk.
"CM Punk's World Championship Celebration is Ruined"...
As CM Punk celebrates, standing over Jeff Hardy's lifeless body, the lights flicker, then go out, all of a sudden it's Undertaker's theme. As the light goes back on, Punk is still standing over a body that's not Jeff Hardys', but in fact, The Undertaker!
When Punk realizes and looks down at Undertaker, Undertaker then puts his hands around Punk's throat, and gives him a "chokeslam" all the way from hell.
Yes, ladies and gents, everyone's favorite "dark" villian/hero is back, "The Undertaker"!
My Final Thoughts
Undertaker's return wasn't the greatest of his career, but it wasn't bad, still I thought he'd return like he did when he confronted Randy Orton and Kurt Angle a couple of years ago...
Overall, there were some good matches, but the PPV was very much "lackluster".
Thanks for reading, comment if you'd like.
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