SummerSlam 2018 Results & Review
(Pictures Courtesy WWE.com)
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins (For the Intercontinental Championship)
The outfits? Am I Right? Where are the fashion police when you NEED them?
Firstly, #SethRollins was dressed like Thanos with the Infinity boot…
His infinity boot was on the wrong side
(Side note: The right handed Infinity gauntlet is a replica. The left one is the real deal.)
Dean Ambrose, as always was just as cool as he could be, and the same can be said for Drew McIntyre.
But, Dolph Ziggler with the built in belt.
You know what it reminded me of? Remember when John Cena had the shirts with the belt already printed on them?
Anyways, for me things got serious when Ziggler gave Rollins a ringside DDT.
Throughout the match, the concern on Ambrose’s face was constant. Once Rollins got his head cut open, many fans thought that it was over for Rollins, but, The Kingslayer works best under pressure.
The Ambrose/McIntyre mini-fight was nice. The added touch being ‘Dirty deeds’ onto the concrete.
One attempted super-kick by Ziggler lead to a ‘Stomp’ by Rollins and that was all she wrote.
I think this could be a nice set up for a McIntyre/Ambrose feud. What do you think?
W: Seth Rollins (C)
The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day (For the Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
First thing is first:
Big E was dominating for most of this ten-minute match up (Even though it was him and Woods.)
The best move of this match had to have been Woods leaping off the top rope and onto Harper, sandwiching Harper between Woods and the concrete.
That had to have left a mark, not only on him, but, on Harper too.
Again, my boys the New Day got screwed. No matter how great the fight was, The Bludgeon Brothers retained their titles via disqualification.
W: The Bludgeon Brothers
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
I’ll say it, this match was one of the BIGGEST RIP OFFS of the night.
No highlights – Strowman won in a little under 2 minutes. 180 seconds, give or take.
W: Strowman (DUH!)
Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (For the Smackdown Women’s Championship)
First off, #Carmella wore something other than he busted up 1980’s workout gear.
Now that that is out of the way…
The best move out of this match, had to have been the double drop kick from the top rope that #BeckyLynch delivered to the other two ladies….Outstanding.
Becky came close – 5 times. We all knew that Flair was going to win. It was one of the most predictable matches of the night. Charlotte turning on Becky was a no brainer.
Watching Becky go from zero to psych ex-girlfriend was AWESOME.
Now, a lot of dirt sheets are saying that Becky turned Heel. I don’t see things this way. I see it as Flair turning Heel and Becky not having it.
It is no secret to my readers that I adore Becky, I consider her to be one of the most under used wrestlers…
(Which you can read HERE)
And I also think that they have been setting her up for this moment since MITB
(Which you can read HERE)
She may not have won, but, now everyone knows that the Straightfire is not a Lass to be messing with.
W: Charlotte Flair (C)
AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe (For the WWE Championship)
Let me say, using the family angle (the way they did.) was just sad. It was inexcusable.
This was the biggest let down of the night. (Not to be confused with the biggest rip off.)
This was supposed to be a wrestling match…What was with all of the kicking? There were more kicks in this 20 plus minute match then hits…
Watching this match was okay. Some of the highlights were AJ using moves like the lesser known Crucifix and having Samoa Joe catch him to power slam him.
Using the family angle (the way they did.), and knowing that Styles had to have known for storyline reasons made me lose a TON of respect for Styles.
Although using the family angle was a great excuse for Styles to use the chair and get disqualified (the second DQ of the night might I add.).
W: Samoa Joe Via DQ
INTERLUDE: WTF was that whole Elias thing?
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
A feud that has been going on and on and on and on….
Just get it over with…
I will say that most of Daniel Bryan’s moves were reminiscent of the old school #DanielBryan.
The Miz is…Well, the Miz.
There were no surprises here. Standard issue Miz, standard issue Daniel Bryan.
W: The Miz
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
Did you drop your jaw as I did when you saw The Demon King return?
When his music popped, the crowd went wild!
Let me ask you this, how is it that this match was SHORTER than Strowman Vs. Owens but WWAAYY more exciting? The Demon King made short work of the Constable, but, he made it one of the best matches.
W: Finn Balor AKA The Demon King
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy (For the United States Championship)
I had little to no real expectations for this match, simply because for the past three weeks, Hardy has been doing little to no wrestling. What little he has been doing, has been ultra-light. I wasn’t expecting ‘classic’ Hardy.
The Artist was awesome as per the usual. #Nakamura is very creative and playful in the ring and I really dig that.
Randy made an appearance, which to me kind of hints at he is now ignoring Hardy and going to be looking for a new victim.
W: Shinsuke Nakamura
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (For the Raw Women’s Championship)
Before I go into the match, I just think it was very touching to see that Natalya showed up. Her Father, Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart passed away this past week. That showed power, strength and grace, it was the way that he would have wanted it.
The best part of this match was the mind games and smack talk – other than that, it didn’t seem to be a challenge for Rousey.
The back and forth kicks, and cheap shots only fed into the mind games coming from Bliss, but, #RondaRousey has been to more than one rodeo and took Little Miss Bliss down with ease.
W: ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (For the Universal Championship)
The meat and potatoes match of the night.
This feud has been ongoing, so to see it ‘end’ was nice. Now Reigns can focus on other things, like worrying about #BraunStrowman.
Now, speaking of worrying about The Monster, he was the main ingredient for Reigns win over Lesnar.
If Lesnar had his mind in the game as it were, and didn’t worry about Strowman taunting him, things may have gone differently, but, Reigns has Strowman to thank for this victory…
Or does he?
Was Strowman distracting Lesnar so Reigns COULD win? Or was the whole thing a set up for Strowman to cash in down the road?
We Shall See.
W: Roman Reigns