WWE SummerSlam 2011 Review

 

Well before I get started I just want to let everyone know a little bit about myself as it relates to wrestling. I’ve basically grew up on it and I’ve been a fan since I was 7 years old, yeah I know back in the day. I got hooked on it the moment I started watching with 2 of my uncles. One of them was a security guard at various events where I met the likes of the Road Warriors, Ric Flair along with the Horsemen, Sting, Lex Luger and many more. He also bought me all the magazines. Now my other uncle when I spent the night with him stayed up all night watching wrestling on Saturdays with Joe Pedecino and Boni Blackstone and we even used to call the wrestling hotline, you know way before the internet……………..I know a long time ago so yeah I’ve been following since around 1984 or 1985. Ok enough of that, it’s time to get started with my first review and oh yeah I’m going to be reviewing the TNA PPV next month, No Surrender.

 

SummerSlam opened up withe the Miz coming out to a nice reaction to cut a promo saying he thanks the fans for insisting he wrestle at SummerSlam in which he was cut off by R-Truth who came out to cut a promo in which, he was cut off by the music of Alberto Del Rio where he was introduced by his announcer Ricardo Rodriguez. Then Kofi Kingston came out followed by John Morrison and then Rey Mysterio, which they showed the Miz taking out Rey from the past Monday Night Raw.

John Morrison, Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz, R-Truth and Albert Del Rio when Mysterio did a splash on R-Truth from the top rope to get the pinfall. Alot of action all the guys done a great job and it was a really good opener. I must say that Kofi Kingston’s elevation when he dives of the top rope is amaozing especially seeing it in slow motion.

The Match: 3/5

Then we cut backstage C.M. Punk was confronted by John Laurinaitis demanding him to apologize for kicking him in the head on Raw in which Punk did sarcastically then he was going to leave he was confronted by Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c-WT_WKZLY

 

Then we see a highlight package for the match between Mark Henry and Sheamus which shows Henry destroying Big Show and Kane. It also shows Sheamus destruction path since being in the WWE and him confronting Henry.

Mark Henry defeated Sheamus by countout when he slammed Sheamus through the barricade in which Sheamus was able to make the 10 count back in the ring. Very physical match and the finish is something I don’t mind so we’ll definitely get another match from these two. Henry have been on a role lately and maybe he’ll eventually get a title match down the road.

The Match: 2.5/5- Sick spat the end.

Afterwards we had Cee-Lo Green from the group Goodie Mob perform Bright Light, Big City from the Lady Killer album. I’ve been a Cee-Lo fan since the 90s when he came up with the Dungeon Family which featured Outkast.

Next we had Kelly Kelly defeating Beth Phoenix in what was a surprising good match between the two and if you follow wrestling for the past few years the divas division has been awful. But it was a nice match with Kelly getting the win after she rolled up Beth when she attempted to the Glam Slam.I can see them fighting again down the road possibly at the Night of Champions PPV.

The Match: 2.5/5

After the match Stephanie was seen leaving John Cena’s locker room. Then we cut to R-Truth talking about conspiracies to non other than Jimmy Hart where he was offering Truth his managerial services and Hart was telling him about his past successes with the Honky Tonk Man, Money Inc, and The Hart Foundation. Then Truth starting calling Hart little Jimmy. Then Truth hollered what y’all looking at and it was Ron Artest and his daughter.

Then we had Wade Barrett defeating Daniel Bryan with the Wasteland. Before the match they showed Bryan winning the Money In the Bank briefcase last month by kicking Barrett off the ladder then retrieving the briefcase and also Barrett attacking Bryan on Friday Smackdown after his match with Alberto Del Rio. But it was a nice match and I see a rematch down the road possibly for Bryans briefcase.

The Match: 3/5

Then we go to a recap of the feud between Christian and Orton that has lasted for around 3 to 4 months which alot of people complain saying the feud has been going on too long but I’m old-school and I think we don’t have enough long feuds anymore. Before the match Christian brought out Edge who said he was proud of Christian and thought he passed the torch to him but hated the way Christian was the title by D, then called him a whiny bitch and left.

Randy Orton defeated Christian to become the New Heavyweight Champion again in a great match where the brawled everywhere and at the end Orton hit a sick RKO onto the steel stairs. These 2 have had some great matches and this was no different.

The Match: 4.5/5Great Match

Then we get the recap of the C.M. Punk/John Cena saga which lead to Punk leaving, Vince being fired and replaced by HHH. Then that lead to a tournament to crown a new champ and John Cena was the champ by the end of the night and C.M. Punk returned with his title around his waste.

C.M. Punk defeated John Cena with HHH was the special referee but it was done in controversy when HHH counted the 3 and Cena had his foot on the rope. But the night was over when Kevin Nash came through the crowd to attack Punk which allowed Alberto Del Rio to cash in his Money in the Bank on Punk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBWPH4yjpI8&feature=related

 

The Match: 4.5/5- Great match and ending to a PPV.

It leads to alot of different ways they could go with the storyline but you gotta love when a PPV ends and you have so many questions and you can’t wait to see more.

Overall PPV: 3.75/5- There were 4 solid matches and 2 great matches.

 

 

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