My Summerslam Thoughts
by, 08-16-2010 at 09:34 AM (3613 Views)
Hello once again everybody, with Summerslam behind us now I thought I would give you all my thoughts on the 23rd annual Summerslam PPV.
Match 1 - IC Title
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
Going into this match I wasn't that bothered about it, the two had already battled numerous times on Smackdown and I wasn't looking forward to yet another match on PPV. The screwy finish with Nexus coming down didn't go well for me, I at least wanted the match to have a definate finish. Unfortunately this probably means we will have to witness yet another match between the two for the title.
Rating - 2.0 out of 5
Match 2 - Divas Title
Melina vs. Alicia
Looking forward at this match I had high hopes for a divas match, I thought that Melina and Alicia would be able to pull off a decent Divas match, boy was I wrong. This match lagged big style and really took me out of the mood. Half of the time they were just standing around looking at each other and waiting for the other person to make a move.
The finish was bad with Melina no selling her leg injury and just seemingly squishing Alicia.
Rating - 1 out of 5
Match 3 - Handicap Match
Big Show vs. SES
I went into this match expecting a Big Show win and for the slow diffusion of the SES, I think we saw that there. The match itself was about average, but I didn't have high hopes going in anyway.
Rating - 2.5 out of 5
Match 4 - WWE Title Match
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
This match to me was highlight of the night, I went into the match thinking that this would be the worst one but yet again I was wrong. Even with the screwy finsih I thoroughly enjoyed it. Randy knew how to get the crowd behind him at every minute and Sheamus was constantly drawing heat. It had good action and I am looking forward to the rematch.
On a side note can I just say that The Miz's promo before hand was amazing yet again, I just can't get enough of this guy.
Rating - 3.5 out of 5
Match 5 - World TItle
Kane vs. Rey Myserio
The start of the match looked positive and it garnered my interest for a good match, but as the match progressed I felt that it began to bore me. Nothing memerable happened and I think everyone including me will feel that it was just killing time until The Undertaker returned. On that note I thought that The Undertakers return was ok, I think it would have been better if when Kane oppoened the casket Taker was there, then the lights go out and when they are back on Taker was standing behind Kane, that would have been better.
Rating - 2.5 out of 5
Match 6 - 7 on 7 elimination match
Team WWE vs. The Nexus
This was a good match, but apart from WWE.com spoiling Daniel Bryan's return for some (Not me thankfully), it did its job well. On the subject of Daniel Bryan's return I thought it was very poorly done, I mean John Cena just saying "Our partner is, Daniel Bryan" it could have been done so much better. Cena could have still announced it but he could have said it and then NXT's theme tune should have played and after a couple of seconds he should have then appeared. Daniel showed GREAT skill during his time in the match and I liked The Miz's run in which ended with Daniel being eliminated.
I must say though I was disappointed that there wasn't a heel turn during the match. But what spoilt it the most for me was two fold, 1 being that The Nexus lost, throughout the match I couldn't see Nexus winning and then I was really disappointed when they didn't. The second thing was "SuperCena", seriously! How did a guy take a DDT to concrete and then eliminate two separate people withing 15 seconds and then celebrate like he hadn't taken any damage? Seriously if I hated Cena before now I just can't stand seeing him on WWE TV.
Rating - 3 out of 5 (Would have been more without SuperCena and the crappy Daniel Bryan introduction or a Heel turn)
Overall Rating - 2.5 out of 5 - It was an average ppv.
Things the PPV was missing/shouldn't have had:
1. Heel Turn in the main event
2. Too many screwy finishes
3. Nexus lost