Thursday, October 31, 2013

WWE Summer-slam Review:

Match 1: Bray Wyatt (With Luke Harper and Eric Rowan) vs Kane (Ring of Fire Match)

The buildup and promo's to this match were spectacular! Portraying Bray Wyatt as a crude, Filthy, Ugly creature, distracting Kane and taking him out when necessary. Kane was portrayed as almost helpless, until the last night on raw when he challenged Bray Wyatt to a "Ring of Fire Match." The only problem is that they didn't explain the rules of the "Ring of Fire Match" that night on Raw so the audience was kinda confused as to what was happening xP. 

The match was... okay, nothing special, (Bray Wyatt getting the snot kicked out of him almost the entire match) but the story being told was very good. The ring was surrounded by fire so that Eric Rowan and Luke Harper couldn't interfere in the match (Why didn't they do this with the shield when they fought Kane?) And many times during the match, they tried to figure out ways to put out the fire surrounding the ring so they could get to Kane and help their master. They used Fire extinguishers, Water, and eventually they threw a fire-proof blanket over the flames. They entered the ring and attacked Kane, but Kane kinda crushed them.. Kane went for the double chokeslam on the two of them and failed when Bray Wyatt returned to his feet and stopped him. Bray Wyatt hit Kane with the Inverted STO and Bray and his crew left with Kane's shattered body. Very good story, I hope they continue this feud. 7/10  

Match 2: Cody Rhodes v.s Damien Sandow

This Match wasn't very... memorable. If anything, it was fairly generic. They told a very basic story; Cody Rhodes got screwed for the Money In The Bank Contract (A Contract that allows the user to have a title match anytime they want.) by his "best-friend" Damien Sandow. This was the end of the feud match and... it was just okay. Cody beat-up Sandow and pinned him. It wasn't a bad match, they hit all their high points, they did their finishers, the only crime that was committed was that Sandow lost. If Sandow would have won the match, there would have been a reason to continue the story-line so that they could possibly have a more complex match. Overall, still entertaining, but little substance. 5/10

Match 3: Christian v.s Alberto Del Rio (c) for the World Heavyweight Title

THIS MATCH WAS ONLY 12 MINUTES LONG. This match was only a minute longer than Cody vs Damien. That is an insult to anyone who's ever held the World Heavyweight Title!  The story was that Christian won the triple threat match for the #1 Contenders spot for the World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton And Rob Van Dam. The match was okay (besides the fact that Alberto and Christian really don't have anything to do with eachother.) It wasn't basic or slow like the Cody v.s Sandow match. Alberto put Christian in the Arm Bar and tapped him out faster the you can say "predictable." 5/10

Match 4: Natalya vs Brie Bella

This match was okay, I don't have much to say about it because it's a divas match and they weren't hired for their "wrestling ability."  Natalya is probably my favorite diva working in the company right now and she deserves every moment in the spotlight. She locked in the Sharpshooter and won the match. Excellent tribute to one of the greatest hit-men of all time! We still love you Bret Hart. 6/10

Match 5: Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk (No-DQ Match)

This match was one of the best Summerslam matches in memory! The match was fast-paced, brutal, intense, technical, and a very good story on-top of all of that. Every move was successfully pulled off and every wrestler in this match was pushed in the right direction.

The story of this match is that at "Money In The Bank" CM Punk was climbing the ladder, and to the shock of everyone... Paul Heyman (Cm Punk's Manager) Came out (after Cm Punk told him to stay in the locker room)  and attacked Punk with a ladder while Cm Punk was climbing the Ladder to win the Money In The Bank Ladder Match. The next night on Raw, Punk came out and asked for an explanation for why Heyman Betrayed him. Heyman then proceeded to rant about Punk's Family, Social life, and how he really isn't the "Best In The World" without Paul Heyman's help. Paul Heyman then called out the other man that he's managing for (Brock Lesnar) to attack him. And so, every week, Brock Lesnar would get ambushed by Cm Punk or Brock Lesnar would attack Punk whenever he would finish a match or enter the ring.

This match was not only good for the story however, this match was also good because you have two of the best talent in the company, feuding against each-other. The Highlights of this match include Cm Punk hitting the Go-To-Sleep on Lesnar twice, and still not staying down for the three count, Lesnar attacking Cm Punk with a chair (the chair shots sounded like a shot-gun was going off) and Cm Punk getting dropped on the chair and pinned after an F-5 from Brock Lesnar. Very good story, can't wait to see it continue 9/10

Dolph Ziggler and Katlyin vs AJ Lee and Big E Langston (Mixed Gender Tag-Team Match)

This match was okay, the story doesn't interest me: we've already established the fact  that AJ Lee is a cancer to anyone she attaches herself to. It's a really boring story.. Dolph Ziggler is cheer-able, but he needs to drop the "i'm better than you" gimmick because it's getting old. But I won't complain too much. Big E is still looking like he's being doing steroids since he was 8 years old! man, that guy is jacked up. 6/10

Main Event: Daniel Bryan v.s John Cena (c) for the WWE Title (Special guest referee is Triple H)

This was a good match, it went on a little too long especially for a John Cena match. The finish came when Daniel Bryan hit John Cena with his "running knee attack" (are they really going to call it that! that's a horrible name for a finishing move) and made the pin. after the match, Randy Orton came out and teased cashing in his money in the bank contract, when all of the sudden... Triple H hits Daniel Bryan with a pedigree and Randy ran in and made the pin! Oh, what an upset for Daniel, he was only champion for a few seconds and there goes management taking it away form him.. better luck next time! 7/10

Overall, the show was really good, predictable.. but maybe that's because i'm getting to be older and a little more mature. 8/10

Match of the Night: Cm Punk v.s Brock Lesnar

Worst match: Alberto Del Rio v.s Christian

Highlight of the night: Daniel Bryan's running knee attack (Seriously, change the name!)

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