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    Summerslam WWE Summerslam 2022



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Despite it being the closing angle on Raw this week, Seth Rollins Vs Riddle is now OFF the Summerslam card. Odd decision, and one that takes away one of the better looking matches from the show.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Apparently, they are saving it for Clash at the Castle which is fine by me as I'll be there.

    I fully expect Rollins to face someone. Maybe he'll issue an open challenge.

    Intrigued by this show with it being the first PPV under Triple H. I'm on lates this weekend so will be staying up and hope there's a surprise or two.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    A lot of the IWC seem to think it's going to be Gargano, but I'm not so sure that makes sense. Whoever it is, I hope they keep it hidden until Saturday so we can get a genuine surprise. There's also some talk about inserting him into Roman/Brock as well.


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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    A lot of the IWC seem to think it's going to be Gargano, but I'm not so sure that makes sense. Whoever it is, I hope they keep it hidden until Saturday so we can get a genuine surprise. There's also some talk about inserting him into Roman/Brock as well.
    That sounds like some very wishful thinking by a lot of people.

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Fingers crossed the Fiend shows up and faces Rollins in a red lights Hell in a Cell match

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    The Fiend coming back just in time for the UK show would sure please a lot of us here

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Edge back tonight according to that vignette then so I guess he gets involved in the No DQ match with Mysterios and Judgment Day.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    What a match. Bianca and Becky have mad good chemistry. Glad they gave Bianca the win. Loved the spot into the Manhandle Slam and that Spanish Fly. Awesome stuff.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    BAYLEY

    And Dakota Kai

    And Io Shirai
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    One of the smartest things Hunter could do is emphasize women's wrestling to really give them a definitive edge on AEW. First segment felt like a big signal in that direction.



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Absolutely.

    Miz worked his arse off in that match and Logan definitely has some natural ability. That was far more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    I'd be amazed if Triple H doesn't give up on Theory. I don't know what Vince saw in him. He has charisma but they have so many better options.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Unsurprising that Corbin produced McAfee's least entertaining match yet, but Pat still pulled something reasonably fun out of it.



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Yep, was still pretty fun. He just has that magnetism about him. Hoping we get a couple more surprises on the show yet.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Bit of a letdown after their first match and it's let further down by keeping the straps on The Usos.



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    That Frog Splash spot was Fucking awesome



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    that second match.........

    Scratch that this PPV deseveres a

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    I will never be mad at The Usos winning or being the champs. GOATS.

    I do wonder who they face next though? Sheamus and Pete Dunne in Cardiff maybe?

    Fun little brawl between Rollins and Riddle.

    Hope Liv wins here.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    If there's one thing the people love, it's a plucky babyface champion who isn't actually very good and wins her matches with pure luck.



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Not a fan of that booking

    Maybe Ronda is taking some time off with the attack on the referee? Thinking Liv loses in the next couple of months once HHH gets his ducks in order.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    I was wondering how they’d get around having Ronda lose to Liv in a straight up match, especially as they never added a third wheel to the mix to take the pin. That was clever enough, gets the job done without making Ronda look bad.

    I mean putting your shoulders on the mat and not realising your being pinned is technically dumb, but it’s long been established in Mayfair that Pro Wrestlers all have single digit IQs.

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    I will finally recognize Triple H was an all-time great WWE superstar if he promises to never run that match again



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    And here's to another year or so of "Acknowledge me!" and Bloodline yada yada, I guess.
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    Great show loved it best wwe show in forever

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    It had some fun matches, but I hated the Liv one. Could have been a lot better, but I get it. Have to make MMA girl look strong. But doing it that way just makes Liv look weak, she got smashed the whole match and tapped as she pinned her. Liv is super over and a lot of fun, and talented. Have her win some matches clean over people now, and send Ronda off to be a heel feuding with Charlotte or someone.

    Bayley coming back was fun, so was seeing Kai and Io. Becky heel turn is interesting-ish.

    The Riddle beat down instead of having a random match for Seth was eh, probably to give more time for that....last man debacle. It had some fun spots, but at the end it just remains another "Let's push Roman to the moon beyond all belief and have him conquer the world" moment. I have to admit, I'm a bit shocked that the crowd always seems very into Roman and loves the "Acknowledge me bit" despite the fact four titles are hung up on the Bloodline for so long. Not sure where they realistically go to have someone beat Roman.

    And, apparently, Io Shirai is now "Iyo Sky".
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    A tractor being used in a "last match" blood feud... Makes absolutely no sense at all, and it's fucking stupid. The worst kind of carny shit.

    But it's going to create a "moment" and that's all WWE cares about: "WrestleMania/SummerSlam/WWE moment"

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    They should have just went full Shamrock with Ronda. Liv is the perfect babyface to do that to and a robo heel Ronda could own.


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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Szumi View Post
    A tractor being used in a "last match" blood feud... Makes absolutely no sense at all, and it's fucking stupid. The worst kind of carny shit.

    But it's going to create a "moment" and that's all WWE cares about: "WrestleMania/SummerSlam/WWE moment"
    Brock should have just pinned Roman under the bucket of the tractor, obv.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    It was a pretty inoffensive show but like, not a whole lot to actually write home about?

    Hunter certainly sent up a signal flare to open the show, putting two of his best women in the ring and following that up with comebacks for three more great ones. Honestly the show peaked here and never made it back to this point, another excellent showing from Bianca and Becks.

    Logan Paul is impressive for his experience level and still being a relative novice gives his matches that extra novelty for now. He and Miz didn't blow the house down and the AJ interference was messy and un-needed, but the table frog splash was great and Logan looked good. No issues, really.

    Lashley near-squashing Theory is as good as you can ask. Bobby's presentation continues to be outstanding and this result made it pretty clear that Theory wasn't winning the straps tonight. Even senile Vince would take issue with making his future champ look THIS hapless the night he wins the belts.

    Mysterios and Judgment Day underwhelmed me a bit and the least shocking Edge return of all time didn't really enhance it much. Dominik has really stagnated and it shows when he's in the ring with three superior talents.

    Pretty much already said my piece on Corbin and Pat. Heel control segments from Corbin are always pretty dull and they were same as ever here. When Pat got going it was pretty fun, best he could do.

    Usos/Street Profits marked the point where I really started to turn on this, in part because I had higher expectations for this match. Both teams seem to have used a lot of their magic on the MITB match and this one just didn't deliver to the same heights. Add in a wrong outcome, and eh, not feeling it. Probably about as good on paper as the opener but the weight of expectations pull it down a bit.

    Liv/Ronda I don't think was very good and was made worse by its outcome as well. These are two women who aren't really delivering bangers even with great talent so stuck in the ring with each other and even for a sub five minute match this didn't prove particularly thrilling. Ending is just bad, give your dopey babyface champion a fluke win but don't undercut it by showing she should have lost.

    Main event's gonna get overrated a lot but sprinkled around the crazy ring-breaking spot this was your typical Lesnar/Reigns finisher fest with a spot more meaningless plunder and dragged out by the need to have long nine counts after every spot in the back third of the match. The sheer spectacle made it a notch higher than previous matches, but still doesn't top their WM31 match and continues to prove that these two have no interest in having an interesting match together.



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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Interesting thing on Dakota.

    Dakota Kai was released by WWE earlier this year, much to the shock of many. Fightful Select now reports that several people backstage believed that Triple H will make it a priority to bring her back after becoming the head of WWE's creative team.
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    I thought this show was a lot of fun and entertaining, one of the better WWE PLEs this year. As over as I was of seeing Brock and Roman going at it again, this match was super fun and a blast to watch. Roman buried Brock beneath all that stuff to ensure that man never comes back for another match.

    Biggest shock of the night was Bayley returning along with Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky, I don’t mind the new name either tbh. Very happy to see Bayley and Dakota back as well happy to see Iyo making it to the main roster.
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Good show overall though the first half was the juicy part

    Becky vs. Bianca is my MOTN even though it wasn't better than their WrestleMania match. The returns afterwards and the Becky turn really got me hooked. Great stuff. Always wanted a Becky vs Bayley feud, I think that's the only 4 Horsewomen feud that hasn't happened before.

    I don't care about Logan Paul but I have to give him credit, he really shined here, one of the best celebrity matches so far.

    Lashley destroying Theory was excellent. That's the Al Mighty I want to see. I'm very pro-Lashley ever since he turned face. Hopefully he and Gunther are still champions by the time Survivor Series rolls.

    The Judgment Day stuff was whatever. Rhea looked great though.

    Corbin vs. Pat was an excellent bathroom break.

    The Usos vs Profits was more of the same. Good stuff but we've seen it before and Jarrett didn't really bring anything to the table.

    Liv continues to be a weak champion as expected. I just hope that someone - anyone - gets the belt from her and we can move on from that joke. Heel Ronda is best for business, especially if a match against Becky is still in the cards for the future.

    The main event was a spectacle, probably the best or second best Brock/Reigns match ever but at the end of the day Roman was always going to go over. It's a long shot but fingers crossed, McIntyre wins the titles at the Castle of whatever the next PLE is called.

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    The big positive of the show came in the first 30 minutes where we saw the biggest change in the post-Vince era. Firstly, Bianca retaining the title in front of her hometown fans - how many times has this company beaten the hometown wrestler in the last 20 years? Ali in Chicago at HIAC is the recent one that comes to mind. It really got the show off to a great start and puts Bianca over as more of a star. I thought the mania match was better, but this was still really good. Then we get the Becky Lynch handshake to tie this year long story off nicely, and her babyface turn to finally have her cast properly again on this roster. Then the returns of Bayley, Dakota Kai and Io Shirai were a great hook to get people talking and excited for what's coming next on Raw. You throw Asuka and Rhea into the mix and that's seven very good women to build a division around. The call ups of Dakota and Io definitely wouldn't have happened with Vince in charge, so that's one thing we can point to so far that Triple H has changed on the main roster. This should be a warning to Tony Khan that he's not going to get first dibs on the free agents and rising stars on the indies anymore.

    I cherry picked the show. Street Profits/Usos was good, maybe not as good as MITB, and I'm not quite sure what Jarrett added to the match. I'm fine with Street Profits losing if this means they're breaking up. I knew it wouldn't be good, but I tuned into Liv's match to see how they'd book her. She got dominated and not only won with a fluke, but visually tapped out too, so she continues to be booked like a dork champion that no-one believes in. Red tick against Triple H there.

    Main event was pleasantly surprising. I was expecting to hate it, but I thought they had their 2nd best match ever - didn't touch WM31, but certainly wasn't the lazy and bad matches they've been having the last 3-4 times they've wrestled. Surely I wasn't the only one thinking the Tractor was there to pin someone down with? I don't think anyone could have expected Brock to flip the fucking ring with Roman still in it. Amazing spot. It wasn't just the tractor spots though, Brock seemed more energised than normal. Loved him grabbing a broken piece of table to whack Roman with. Roman winning is the right call, because Drew beating Brock doesn't really mean anything in Cardiff. Make the UK crowd believe they're gonna witness history with Roman dropping the title there. I'm semi-confident they're gonna do the title switch there and I think really now they shouldn't stretch the Roman reign out too much longer.
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    I'd say the best thing this show had going for it was the spectacle factor. No denying it had that big show aura with the swath of special entrances, custom attires, returns and memorable moments. It definitely felt like the biggest party of the summer, and that actually carries a lot of weight for me, because that's what I typically want out of SummerSlam and WrestleMania.

    The only match that was a flop for me was Ronda/Liv, but that's kinda to be expected.

    I liked what they did with Rollins and Riddle and I also liked the McIntyre promo as well. He's very comfortable on the mic these days, that much is apparent. Wouldn't shock me if he steals the win against Reigns at Clash.

    Speaking of, please let that be the last of Brock/Roman for real. They're not topping this one again. Besides the obvious shock factor of the implementation of the tractor, which I loved, I also loved the way they really kicked each other's ass in this one. Especially when Brock was using the broken tables to beat down on Reigns. Main thing I coulda gone without was the old "bury the monster in rubble" thing that seems to happen every time there's a LMS match these days. Anyways, they're not gonna find a more memorable way to cap this thing off than with Lesnar flipping the fucking ring with Roman inside of it, so just let the feud rest in peace for fuck's sake.

    Also Michael Cole seemed way better tonight.

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    I'll stand by what I said, being unable to give your underdog face a clean, successful title defense over their first opponent is terrible booking unless it has long-term set up. A fuck-finish where Liv taps makes her look like such an incompetent flukey underdog. Not that I think any highly of her anyways, but the booking sure doesn't help.

    Dominick's most impressive thing in WWE was his appearance in NXT. That is the only piece of his career that gives me any hope for his feature. He just has nothing going for him, I don't feel like he has grown on the main roster at all.

    Other than that, show was solid. Loved the truck spot, the Corbin entrance, Kai/Shirai/Bayley, Edge. There were some huge moments, like EC said, show felt like a spectacle worth watching. Logan Paul for champion!
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    I don't know if this is my Autism or just a gift I have, I see alot of stuff in the underground of a big moment

    Is that me or was that Brocks personal tractor?

    If you look closely at the loader, their is some yellow beast incarnate stickers on their.

    If so, How in bloody hell did they get that from Saskatchewan to Nashville?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Hommie View Post
    I don't know if this is my Autism or just a gift I have, I see alot of stuff in the underground of a big moment

    Is that me or was that Brocks personal tractor?

    If you look closely at the loader, their is some yellow beast incarnate stickers on their.

    If so, How in bloody hell did they get that from Saskatchewan to Nashville?
    They probably put the stickers on there for the purpose of creating some merchandise out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The EC View Post
    They probably put the stickers on there for the purpose of creating some merchandise out of it.
    Maybe.........
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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Jade View Post
    Main event's gonna get overrated a lot but sprinkled around the crazy ring-breaking spot this was your typical Lesnar/Reigns finisher fest with a spot more meaningless plunder and dragged out by the need to have long nine counts after every spot in the back third of the match. The sheer spectacle made it a notch higher than previous matches, but still doesn't top their WM31 match and continues to prove that these two have no interest in having an interesting match together.
    I agree. Overrating sucks. It's a good thing we don't have any of that going on around here.

    Thought the match was solid; not on par with 'Mania 31 but that wasn't to be expected at this point. It very much felt like Brock's swan song, and if this ends up being his final match, I think it's one that he can be proud to go out on. The ring spot alone will be enough to dine out on for years, but I think the better one was the F-5 to Heyman, which was a hell of a long time coming.

    I thought the show started off really well, with the probably MOTN in Becky/Bianca and a very strong showing from Logan Paul in his match with The Miz, who also made him look like a million bucks out there. Like the ring spot in the main event, that frog splash through the table is going to be replayed for quite some time. The mid portion was just alright, with Edge's return to make a late run for Wrestlecrap of the Year as the main highlight for me.

    I'm going to have to assume that the Profits losing is meant to facilitate their breakup, because otherwise I just don't understand the logic there. I don't see any potential new challengers for the Uso's, certainly none that would be on their level, and I really feel like they're running the risk of stagnating as champs.

    The Liv/Ronda match was mediocre at best, but at least it was kept short. I'm not entirely sure why they're so afraid to fully commit to Liv as a main event player, but it was fairly obvious that was the case here. The post-match was alright, though, as Ronda should be playing a heel. Hopefully this gives her a little shot in the arm going forward.

    Anyhow, outside of those minor issues, I thought this was a really good show overall and definitely one that had a real feeling to it. As EC said, it had a big show aura, which is what they were going for, and I'd say they succeeded. Bring on Clash at the Castle!!


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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    The opener was probably the MOTN for me. None of their matches have really struck me as something memorable but it was good and the whole post-match landed well. I hate the Dunn approach to showing the reaction shots before you see who it is actually coming out though.

    Logan Paul was shockingly good in his match. I'm not sure the big frogsplash spot was justified, felt like something Paul pitched and got approved because he's a star living out his fantasy, but still incredible athleticism. He's a far more exciting worker than Miz and I'm not against him being on the roster if he performs at this level on a regular basis.

    The mid card matches on the show were all whatever. Usos vs Profits Round 10,000 wasn't as good as the MITB match and Jarrett as ref was pointless. Not sure why they needed to run this match again if Profits weren't winning.

    The whole Morgan vs Rousey deal was god awful. Ronda looked like an idiot and Morgan looked weak, the worst of both worlds. Both women came out worse than they did coming in.

    The main event was fun and had a lot of cool individual moments, but was also over-shadowed by the tractor gimmick and the absurd overkill. The actual physicality of the match was great and Brock was clearly really motivated. It's a shame he's having this run of his career in such a stale scenario because Old Gunslinger Brock is so much fun. The two big tractor spots were risky as hell, but I don't think they looked that good and didn't add a lot apart from the visual spectacle of the ring being ripped up (which never came in to play after). Then the Theory cash in tease went nowhere. Then 4 or 5 nearfalls on Brock before another 'buried under rubble' finish which we've seen enough times already for it to be another tired trope. Basically I really enjoyed the front half of the match when they were just tossing each other about and hitting each other with things then enjoyed it less the booking came in to play.

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Bianca vs Becky was alright, about the same standard as the Wrestlemania match - decent, not great. My complaint is pretty much the same as before. There's no sense of momentum or meaningful long term selling. You'd get a huge spot, a nearfall, and then almost immediately the person that took the move will be on offence in the next series. Bianca is spotty, and Becky hasn't been good during her heel run, so I don't think they have a great match in them. It was a fun back and forth, which suited being an opener, but about as good as Wrestlemania ***1/4

    Bayley, Dakota Kai and Io Shirai returning was great - Raw's women's division is stacked as hell. Thank god Becky is a face again

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    Logan Paul vs The Miz - fine for what it was. Miz is about ten years past his sell by date so difficult to get enthusiastic especially when the feud going into it was an abomination. Paul looked fine, but it's the same scripted celeb match that I feel like we've seen a million times before. I think it does show how good the WWE road agents are these days that you can take a bad wrestler and a celebrity and make a reliably watchable match out of it. The WWE formula is pretty full-proof at that. **1/4

    Lashley vs Theory - No rating as I was only half watching. Glad to see Lashley in an extended squash over that dork.

    Mysterios vs. Judgment Day - Edge returning is certainly a thing. Suppose the question is how bad Judgment Day and Edge can be going forward? My guess is quite bad.

    McAfee vs Corbin - I will never tire of Cole's unashamed bias for McAfee. Another decent enough match from McAfee. He's fantastic at generating crowd support. Corbin is still just that dude that won't do anything special ever, won't completely fuck anything up, and is safe. **1/2

    Very excited for pissed off Riddle vs Rollins. Please be at Clash at the Castle, please be at Clash at the Castle.

    Morgan vs Ronda - Horrible, horrible match. Ronda sucks so bad, and the finish was terrible. This did nobody any favours, and there's only so long you're going to get out of the feel good story for Liv before she's done 1/2*

    Roman vs Brock - Great match! Last Man Standing matches in WWE are either really good or slogs, and I'm happy to say this was the former. Both men had their working boots on and loads of energy. The counts weren't overbearing - like those ones where they'd do a clothesline and then wait for a 9 count. This felt like a fitting war between the two men that have been positioned as gods compared to the rest of the roster. Them treating Theory like a jobber was very satisfying too. The tractor spot is obviously the highlight and will make this a unique match that we'll remember forever. No complaints here, now let's never do this again. ****


    Overall, despite not being a great show in terms of matches, I thought it was a blast to watch. It felt like a big time show with the entrances. With the various returns, it feels like WWE is setting up for something big going forward. It's an exciting time to watch WWE again, because they've set up some really interesting angles and feuds - which is great for me because I feel like the Cardiff show is going to be full of huge matches following this event.

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    Re: WWE Summerslam 2022

    Show really peaked after the first match. Bianca/Belair was great yet again (although a step below their Mania match) and I appreciated the handshake call back which will, of course, be overlooked because of what proceeded it. The idea of Becky reaching out to shake her hand out of arrogance and beating her in 11 seconds a year ago, to reaching out of a respect a year on is a small touch, but a nice one.

    Anyway, great to see Bayley back and Io finally on the main roster. Semi shocked to see Kai back, but she was very much a Trips person so its no major surprise to see her resign now that he's at the helm. Wouldn't be shocked if Gargano, and eventually Candice follow suit and also resign with WWE, certainly does create an interesting dynamic where Tony Khan can't just cherry-pick all the new toys once they go on sale, and i'd go one step further and say that it'll be even harder to keep the current toys he has once their contracts come up. In any case i digress, I'm all for these 3 ladies in a faction and alongside Rhea & Asuka, the Raw women's roster is looking very legit under Triple H.

    The praise for the main event is hilarious. It wasn't a bad match, but it was a pretty average match that'll be overhype thanks to a tractor and thanks to the fact that they managed to not shit the bed once again. it was simply better than the trash we had become used to between these guys.

    Outside of these two matches, everything else ranged from solid to Meh. Logan Paul is a pretty athletic guy but I struggle to really care about him. Profits/Usos was a step down from their MITB Match and I’m surprised they didn’t pull the trigger on splitting the profits up. Pretty clear now that it’s just a matter of time. Ronda/Liv was meh, as was Lashley/Theory and Corbin/Pat was ok for what it was, but I just don’t care for either man.

    Overall an ok show.