Last night the WWE had the third of their "Top Four" PPV's of 2009, Summerslam. It was a fine PPV with quality matches and nice outcomes.
We witnessed only one title change last night when CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy to reclaim "his" World Heavyweight championship, Randy Orton retained the WWE championship after defeating John Cena, Rey Mysterio beat Dolph Ziggler to retain the Intercontinental championship, and D-Generation X defeated The Legacy.
However, a lot of questions have troubled my mind after watching the "Biggest Party Of The Summer", and here are a few of them...
After we all predicted that Dolph would beat Rey at Night of Champions, we were all proven wrong.
Then, we all figured that it would be better for a future main-eventer to win his first major title at a big PPV such as Summerslam, yet we were proven wrong again.
Rey Mysterio defeat Ziggler for the second time in a PPV after hitting a top-rope huracanrana for the three count. This leaves me curious;
- When will Ziggler finally get the credit he deserves and be given at least a mid-card title?
- Why is Rey Mysterio so clingy to the IC title?
- Were you impressed too by the ring-work shown by Dolph Ziggler?
After each having a win over the other once on Raw, the "powers that be" decided that those two should give it a third try to see who will win this one.
Before the match started, those two (MVP in particular) showed us just how amazing they are on the mic. And in the match, they showed how good they are (if given enough time).
MVP picked up the win after hitting a boot followed by the Play Maker. But this left me curious..
- Will Raw EVER let someone from the mid-card level be elevated to the main event scene?
- Am I the only one who was extremely impressed with MVP's talking skills (charisma) ?
- Since MVP won this one, do you think he will finally get the push he deserves?
After getting in Jeri-Show's face four weeks ago, Cryme Tyme finally got the No. 1 contender spot by defeating The Hart Dynasty. Since then, those two tag-teams have been getting in a small feud of their own.
At Summerslam, Jericho had the Walls locked in on JTG, only for JTG to get to the ropes. And with the ref distracted, Show hit the Knock Out Punch on JTG for the win. This left me curious..
- This is the third PPV in a row where Jericho gets a decent pop, will the WWE consider turning him face again?
- Hasn't Big Show improve since joining forces with Y2J?
- Will Cryme Tyme EVER change their boring (and racist) gimmick?
After (us) suffering a boring two-month-long feud, we have finally witnessed the match of the year (as if), when Kane faced The Great Khali.
I think I speak for us all when I say "I was not looking forward for this whatsoever". However, after finding out that the little guy with sideburns longer than him was Khali's brother, I was left even more afraid of this match.
Kane distracted Khali by holding Sideburns, only to dropkick him and chokeslam him for the win. This left me curious...
- Was there any wrestling fan out there who was looking forward for this match?
- Why do the WWE keep Khali and fire people like London, Kendrick...etc.
- Am I the only one who used this match to go fetch a snack?
After a decent build up and a couple of funny skits from DX, they finally get in the ring with Legacy.
The match went pretty well and it was one of the best tag matches I have seen in quite a while, yet (as expected) DX wins. This left me curious...
- Doesnt HHH's ego have a limit?
- Have Legacy lost all their credibility?
- Doesnt HBK look great (more healthy) after his hiatus?
When I saw how late this match was in the card, I figured that one of two things would happen:
1) There will be a title change.
2) There won't be a title change but it will be a long match.
I was sadly mistaken.
When I saw that William Regal did not take off his robe during his entrance, I knew something weird was gonna happen, and as soon as he turned around, Christian hit the killswitch for the three count, only to get decimated by Kozlov and Ezekiel. This left me curious..
- Why do the WWE officials hate the ECW title so much that they make the match less than one minute long for the second Summerslam in a row?
- Did the WWE drop the ball by not letting [possibly] their two best ring workers to have enough time?
- Since he joined forces with two giants, does this finally mean that Regal will get a push? Or will this backfire on him?
So this is the second time Cena faced Orton for the WWE title at Summerslam; that's just some stronger proof that Raw really needs to freshen it's main event scene.
The build up was stellar, the match was pretty good.. Until Raw's crappy booking stood in the way of a decent matchup. The match was restarted several times and Lillian obviously botched the announcements, which ruined the match. Anyways, Orton retained after an RKO. But that left me curious...
- What position will Brett Dibiase (the angered fan) have in Legacy?
- Will this feud ever end?
- Are the WWE officials pissed at Lillian for botching the announcements?
The feud was amazing, CM Punk's mic work certainly helped for hyping this match, and CM Punk himself proved to be the best thing happening in the WWE right now.
The match was decent, nice spots and not-so-bad booking. Jeff jumping off the ladder to the announcer's table certainly left me in awe. CM Punk got the win after punching a hurt Hardy off the ladder and getting the title, winning his first Heavyweight title without cashing in a MITB contract.
Now the most interesting aspect of this match happened during Punk's celebration; as he stood over a fallen Jeff Hardy, holding his third world title, the lights suddenly went out and the infamous "Bong" was heard, and that meant only one thing... When the lights came back on Punk was staring at the entrance ramp with a nervous smile on his face, and he was relieved that The Undertaker was nowhere to be found.
That was when he looked back down on his fallen prey to find him being replaced and none other than the Deadman in Jeff's place, chokeslamming Punk to end the night.
The coolest thing was that I didnt even notice that Taker was there until he
chokeslammed Punk! But this left me curious..
- Does this mean this is the last we will see of Jeff Hardy?
- If so, how will they sell his departure?
- How awesome will the Punk-Taker feud be??
The next PPV will be "Breaking Point" which will be an all-submission PPV. But I don't think that it will work.
- Why have a submission PPV when half of your roster are bad at mat-based technical wrestling?
- Won't that hurt the babyface's credibility if he will lose by submission?
- Who else thinks that having this PPV is a stupid idea?