WWE SummerSlam 2011 Results: 5 Biggest Storylines Coming out of Event
SummerSlam is one of the most anticipated events on the WWE calendar and it never fails to disappoint.
This year's added wrinkle was having two separate WWE Champions fighting for one unified belt. That wasn;t the only big headline heading into the match. Alberto Del Rio still had his championship shot after his Money in the Bank win. Triple H was special guest referee as COO. R-Truth and John Morrision were former tag team partners who seem to be at complete odds.
The results are in but where does it all lead to next. Here are the biggest storylines heading out of SummerSlam.
Why Did Edge Turn on Christian?
Christian has been a bit of a baby, but to have his best friend turn on him like that right before a title fight in incomprehensible.
For Edge to come back to the WWE and his return to be a diatribe about how much of a "whiner" Christian has become is laughable. So much for the motivational boost that Christian thought Edge was going to provide him.
With Edge out of the ring due to injury, there is no real angle here unless Edge is going to find a "noble" wrestler to back. With the back story between these two it is not unlike friends to fight, but why do it at this time?
Edge is apparently going to be around for awhile now. Expect him to stir up some trouble as he was never one to keep his thoughts to himself.
What Happens to John Cena?
It was evident that Cena felt he should have been given some more leeway in his title match with CM Punk. With Punk insulting basically everyone he runs into, including Triple H's wife Stephanie, Cena probably walked into the match thinking he had it made.
Unfortunately for him, Punk is a hell of a competitor and right now has the crowd's support, which tends to make a difference. Cena is turning more and more heel everyday, and after SummerSlam, it's looking like he would like to be in bed with management.
Cena feels he deserves a title shot, but it doesn't seem likely. Cena only has so long before he can regain it before next year's WrestleMania when he is supposed to take on the Great One, the Rock. Cena might end up taking a turn as a corporate heel for awhile.
When Does CM Punk Get Another Shot at the Title?
Obviously, CM Punk has a little to be mad about this morning.
After getting blindsided by Kevin Nash, Alberto Del Rio took his title by cashing in the Money in the Bank. Fans have been waiting for Del Rio to cash in his shot and there was no better time for him to do it than after CM Punk's match against John Cena and Kevin Nash's assault.
Having Del Rio in the first match of the night, it seemed like fans might still be waiting for Del Rio to cash in, and he finally did.
So is CM Punk going to get another shot?
Right away, probably not. Rey Mysterio and Albert Del Rio have quite the rivalry and it would not be out of the question for Mysterio to get a shot. CM Punk and John Cena will likely continue their feud, but neither will probably get a title shot in the near future.
Is Triple H Going to Continue Ot Play It Straight?
Triple H was always a master of the game (he nicknamed himself as such), but it seems like he is really trying to be the corporate business man he always rallied against.
In the past, Triple H would have interfered, but outside of missing Cena's foot, which he did, Triple H played it clean even offering congratulations to CM Punk.
But this isn't "The Game" we all know. He has something up his sleeve. Last night would have been the ideal time for him to step in and make waves but he chose not to. Just when it seemed like he was forming an alliance with Cena, he played it straight.
Triple H is the master of head games so maybe this is just a way to get under Cena's skin or maybe he knew Nash was in the crowd and had plans for Punk to get the boot. There is always something going on with Triple H, even when it looks like there isn't.
What Is Kevin Nash Doing Back?
Kevin Nash came out of the crowd to disrupt CM Punk's very short lived unified title reign.
Is Nash back for good, and what did he have against CM Punk? This one is going to need some clarification and fast.