Monday, August 22, 2016

SummerSlam 2016 Thoughts and Opinions

Hello Dwellers And Welcome To The Basement...

So we conclude a busy weekend with my vlog regarding SummerSlam. And here is the cliff-notes version of what I covered in the video

1. Pre-Show matches were solid, interesting moment with one of the Usos stealing the glory of getting the pinfall in the 6-man tag, The Dudleys lost again via miscommunication, possibly leading to a split for Bubba to get a solo run, Cesaro and Sheamus have the exact same match they always have and need some variety.

2. Like the use of tag team psychology from Jericho and Owens, cut off the ring and isolated Enzo so that the hot tag to Big Cass means something, interesting seeing that Jericho / Owens won.

3. Women's title match with Charlotte and Sasha was not as good as last night's bout with Asuka and Bayley, but I did like the story that was told with Charlotte being bigger and heavier. Also liked the finish of Charlotte using her larger frame to roll through Sasha's crossface to get the pinfall

4. Speculation on if Sasha is either injured or suspended due to her apparently getting pulled from a number of announced shows

5. IC Title match had no heat, Miz retaining the title made the most logical sense because Apollo Crews has no personality

6. Cena called a near perfect match, keeping Styles from going into Flippy-riffic territory, this was the match of the night without question. The finishing sequence is a very suspect, disregards everything that took place before it. Interesting moment after the match with Cena leaving one of his Never Give Up bands in the ring

7. Jon Stewart needs to go away, his presence basically sucked any life the New Day vs Generic Bald Characters match had of being a success following Cena vs Styles. Big E made his return to save Stewart from getting his groin introduced to the ring post, New Day retain titles via DQ

8. WWE World Title bout between Ambrose and Ziggler was a TV main event match, not a pay-per-view bout, Ziggler has no business being in a big time match, there was at no time a feel that Ambrose's reign was in jepordy

9. Surprise return by Nikki Bella for the Six-Starlet tag match, the bout itself was a lot of fun. Eva Marie was said to be on vacation because the fans are mean, when we know she's suspended for 30  days.

10. Universial Title match was a bit too 'indy' for my tastes, but was solid, Finn Balor wins, but did not have the full Demon look thanks to there having to be an earlier skit with Styles and the GBCs

11. Rest of show was complete garbage, a video showing Ziggler dressed as Col. Sanders beating up the Miz in a chicken outfit for KFC, the US Title match between Rusev and Reigns did not happen, just a brawl that Rusev was made to look weak in despite Roman just recently serving a 30 day suspension.

12. Final match of the night was seeing Lesnar doing his same lazy routine, match should've ended when Orton got the second RKO. Lesnar busted Orton open badly, leading to match called via TKO. Night ends on an angle of Lesnar F5'ing Shane McMahon  to more than likely explain why Lesnar is off TV. Would've been better if Orton won, Lesnar goes nuts and then they do the F5 to Shane to get the same result.

Final Verdict: Everything up till basically 10:30 was fine, the final 40 minutes of the show was total garbage.

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