-- I wonder if Wyatt and Kane got their time cut.
SummerSlam 2013 Review
Overall: Thumbs Up
Best Match: Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena (WWE Title); CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar a VERY close second
Worst Match: Kane vs. Bray Wyatt (Inferno Match)
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt (Inferno Match)
What a train wreck this was. The gimmick was so unnecessary and just killed the match. Kane should not have worked over Bray as much as he did. Even though Bray won the interference and the gimmick just deflated the victory. The angle after the match was fine, but there was nothing about the match that was good, so... Rating: DUD
Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow
This felt like filler with nothing on the line. That Stache vs. Beard match won't be happening now thanks to Cody losing his stache anyway. I'm being sarcastic, of course. A fine match. Cody winning did make sense in the event Damien does cash in so this would make Cody the top contender. However, Cody really needs to stop coming off as a sore loser. Rating: **
Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian (World Heavyweight Title)
Good match, but not much special to it. It was a bad move to have ADR introduced in Spanish then pronounce his support for the Latinos...IN LOS ANGELES. The crowd did get behind Christian eventually but not by much. Good finish as well. If ADR was going to win he absolutely needed to win clean. Rating: **
Brie Bella vs. Natalya
I don't know if I was the only one, but I found it rather humorous they aired an advert for Total Divas when it airs at the same time as the PPV. Match was nothing special. Crowd could not have cared less. Natalya won. Yay. Rating: DUD
CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar (NO DQ)
Throwing in No DQ during the PPV was so busch league. Punk in no way needed an outing to lose to Brock because, come on, IT'S BROCK.
HOWEVER, this match was still awesome. The crowd ate up the exchange of MMA holds and they really wanted Punk to win. Brock was excellent as always. Brock winning was expected as now they can build for a future rematch. When that will happen, I can only guess. They could do it at Survivor Series, but I, myself, would build this for WrestleMania especially after the great reaction the match got tonight. Rating: ****1/2 (I can't give it five stars due to the lousy outing, but still a must-see match)
Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn vs. Big E & AJ
No one was into this one because everyone knew there was no way this would be in the neighborhood of the match they just watched. Yes, Kaitlyn went on AFTER CM Punk and Brock Lesnar. Match was fine, but the finish was no good. I can't see why Big E had to do the job rather than AJ, but oh well. Rating: *
John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE Title)
This...match...RULED (to channel Vinny). Both men told the story of the match so well. I thought them waiting until TONIGHT to sell Cena's legit hurt elbow was lame, but it did little to hamper the match. Bryan was such a big star here. This crowd wanted him to win more than they wanted Punk to win. Great finish with Bryan pinning Cena clean. The match never dragged and the crowd was into it every second. Definitely a Match of the Year contender. Rating: *****
The long celebration was indeed great so they could let it sink into the crowd that Bryan was walking out champion. HHH lingered and lingered without leaving so they were kind of giving it away. When Orton's music hit the mood of the crowd just shifted. When HHH swerved the crowd and hit Bryan with the Pedigree the heat just BLAZED. Thumbs up for Orton not looking surprised so they could make it as if he and HHH were in on it the whole time. Orton is finally a full-blown heel now. Right now I'm expecting all the McMahons (sans Shane) and HHH to open the show tomorrow and announce the return of the Corporation and announce Orton as the Corporate Champion, or something to that effect. Bryan will be absolutely loved now and people will be clamoring to see him take his title back from Orton...that is, if they build it right. These are the McMahons after all, but that doesn't mean this won't be something awesome down the road.
2 Thumbs up
Best Match: Lesnar vs. Punk
Worst Match: Ziggler/Katlyn vs. Langston/AJ
Punk /Lesnar & Cena/Bryan saved the show. Otherwise it would have been thumbs middle. But over all was not bad or leave us disappointed. The Orton title win was so predictable. HHH staying in the ring so long gave it all away. Would have been a happier ending if Bryan kept the title.
Best match: Cena vs. Bryan
Worst Match: Natalya vs. Bella
I think I can count the times I have sent feedback to you guys on one hand, but I needed to say something about this show. To me, this was an all time great WWE PPV. Well worth going out of your way to check out. Two MOTYC type matches, and everything else was just what it needed to be, The Christian vs. ADR match is going to be overlooked because of what came after, but even that was tremendous. Just a great show from top to bottom. If not for the NJPW run, this would easily be show of the year, but as it stands it is at least the WWE show of the year by far.
Hey Dave, I give the show a thumbs up Best Match Brock vs Punk Worst Match The Ring of Fire match
I thought it was very good and entertaining show, Brock and Punk showed us a great physical and submission based match. I thought the turn at the end with HHH and Orton was done really well, with Bryan being able to celebrate the win over Cena and making it look like maybe Orton would not come out. Kane and Wayne were limited to what they could with fire around the ring, the divas match was fine. Del Rio and Christian was pretty darn good too. Enjoyed that most the matches ended clean.
Best match: Punk/Lesnar
Worst Match: Wyatt/Kane
I feel sorry for those that pay for this crap (I get free streams of Sky Sports on Roku)-seeing the main event end with 20 mins left I was waiting for the screw job to come but for a moment I thought maybe the WWE would do the right thing but no, and by the crowd reaction it was the wrong way to go....why not just have Cena win the match then drop it to Orton?
Lesnar/Punk was damn good but it msde no sense for Lesnar to go over with Punk as the man out for revenge
The rest was just filler however I'd like to see Ziggler get back in the title program w/ Del Rio
Keep up the grest work!
Greg Merreighn Jr
Thumbs way up!
Best match: Lesner-Punk (honrorable mention: Del Rio-Christian)
Worst match: mixed tagteam
Excellent show. The fire gimmick actually made Kane-Wyatt interesting. Del Rio-Christian were both excellent.
Del Rio continues to deliver excellent pay-per-view matches.
Lesner-Punk was great, and the real main event. Heyman terrific in his role as always. Bryan-Cena a solid match, third best on the show; Orton cash in was really well done.
Thumbs in My Pocket
Couldn't get the feed to work after trying for an hour... odd since had no previous problems with other WWE shows
Thumbs Down for WWE technical service, having only the most basic suggestions like refresh the page, try rebooting the computer.