Hello, and this is Hard Knocks here with a quick 5 star recap of last night's bizarre, fan interacting, actually entertaining, and decent Summerslam.
I will go from No. 1 (which is the top match of the night) to No. 8 (the worst match of the night).
1. Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk (World Heavyweight Championship)
This was definitely the best match of the night with Jeff Hardy reliving his moment 8 years ago by doing a big Swanton-Bomb off a 20-foot ladder onto CM Punk into the ECW announce table.
But as Jeff Hardy was receiving medical attention, CM Punk was about to go up the ladder and get the WHC. Then Jeff gets up, runs in the ring, goes up the ladder with CM Punk, and delivers some punches to CM Punk.
But then CM Punk gets the upper hand, punches Jeff Hardy off the ladder, and gets the WHC.
But when he thinks he's celebrating over Jeff Hardy, THE UNDERTAKER IS THERE!
The Undertaker chokeslams CM Punk, and he leaves with a statement.
Hard Knocks Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
2. DX vs. Legacy
The intro of this match was epic as DX were going back to their roots with Triple H and Shawn Michaels on a big tank and pyro going off the cannon of the tank to start this match.
The match had some good heart-pounding out of chest moments like when Ted DeBiase hit the Dreamstreet (or something like that) on HBK after Cody hit the Crossroads on him and Cody Rhodes was about to pin Shawn Michaels but he kicked out. (Fast-forwarding to the end)
Shawn Michaels gives Cody some Sweet Chin Music and that ends the match as DX wins and celebrates.
Hard Knocks Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
3) John Cena vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship)
This match was a WTF?, WTH?, and kind of bizarre as the match had like three to four restarts and I guess a planted fan or a real fan (I don't know) interacted and stopped the referee from counting the three-count.
Well first, Randy wanted to get out the easy way by intentionally pushing the referee and getting disqualified, but then Mr. McMahon says if Randy Orton gets DQ'ed again, he will lose the championship.
Then he gets the title and gets counted out, but Mr. McMahon again says if he gets counted out, he will lose the championship.
Then he pins John Cena while putting his foot on the ropes and wins the championship again, but then another referee said Randy's foot was on the ropes and they restart the match again (the third restart of the match)!
Then something surprising and bizarre happens. A fan comes in and stops the referee from counting the three-count but security takes him out of the building.
John Cena is in the ring confused about the whole situation and as soon as the match restarts for a fourth time, Randy Orton is outside and does a RKO when John Cena is in between the ropes and does one more RKO on John Cena to end the match.
(He finally does the RKO with one arm again!)
Hard Knocks Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4) Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio (Intercontinental Championship)
This was a solid match as these two put up some good spots and had lots of counters but the ending of this match was Rey doing a Hurricarana off the top rope?
It should have ended with Rey doing his finishing move but this was still a solid match.
Hard Knocks Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
5) Cryme Time vs Jericho/Show (Tag Team Championship)
Although I did not see the ending, the match was okay for me with Jericho and the Big Show dominating and winning the match.
Hard Knocks Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
6) MVP vs. Jack Swthhhhagger (I mean Swagger!)
This match was average for me as MVP won. The feud seemed forgotten and this match did not go up to my standards from the 35-second match last week.
Hard Knocks Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
7) Christian vs. William Regal (ECW Championship)
Only eight seconds? I have no words for this match. What a waste of valuable airtime!
Hard Knocks Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
8) Kane vs. The Great Khali
This match was worse than the eight-second ECW Championship Match, FOR REAL! Kane wins by a DDT? Wow.
Hard Knocks Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars (Yes, 0.5 out of 5. Not even 1.)
Dark Match: 15-Diva Battle Royal (Ah who cares! It wasn't even on live!)
SummerSlam: 3.4 out of 5 stars. Pretty decent PPV.
And this is Hard Knocks signing off.
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