This year’s four hour SummerSlam spectacular is now in the books, and it’s safe to say the event certainly had the WWE Universe talking.
The event had a lot of hype surrounding it, and the WWE succeeded in creating an event which will be remembered for a very long time.
We saw new champions being crowned along with some fantastic matches inside the Barclays Center, but there are certain moments which will be remembered more than others.
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The night did have some standout moments. For example, Stephen Amell impressed in his first outing inside of the squared circle. Here are the big talking points coming out of SummerSlam.
BECKY LYNCH WINS IT FOR PCB
This is one for the NXT fans. The three team elimination tag match had plenty of build-up, ever since the NXT divas arrived on the main roster. This was the night for them to put all of their hard work together and put on a great match. In the end it was Team PCB that picked up the win, thanks to Becky Lynch.
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SummerSlam is a historic event, the second biggest after WrestleMania so appearing on the card alone is a big deal.
The WWE could have easily had one of the more established divas on the main roster get the pin-fall such as The Bella Twins or even Paige; but it was left to one of the ‘newcomers’ to get the vital pin.
It was Lynch who got the pin-fall on Brie Bella for the win, which is a huge moment in her career and you could see what it meant.
Paige has already made history, Charlotte had a lot of hype surrounding her arrival as did Sasha Banks. Becky Lynch was the one who was a bit behind, maybe because she hasn’t held the NXT Women’s Championship.
So it was only right for her to pick up the win. That alone is quite an honour, especially at such a big event during the hyped-up ‘Divas Revolution’.
KEVIN OWENS VS CESARO
At first it was strange to see Kevin Owens and Cesaro go at it right before the main event, but once it was over it was clear that this was to put the fans in the mood for the main event. They definitely didn’t disappoint.
They both have their supporters, and they both have people who don’t think they’ll achieve anything in the WWE. At SummerSlam they proved that regardless of what people say about them, they’ll simply go out and steal the show with one of the match of the night contenders.
It’s becoming the norm for these two, regardless of who their opponents are. What the hierarchy think of Owens has been well documented online to so it was great to see him pick up a well-deserved win.
This won’t halt Cesaro’s momentum though. The ‘Cesaro Section’ will be out in full swing again, even more so after both men put on an incredible performance.
Another huge night for Owens. Displaying some great manoeuvres in a great match with an incredible finish. A debut SummerSlam win is something he should be proud of and something we’ll definitely bring up again in the future.
THAT TRICEP MEAT
The New Day had an incredible night. They were favourites heading into the event, but they still managed to pull out all the stops heading into the match.
They didn’t waste any time. They donned new white and gold gear, provided us with their rendition of Jay-Z’s ‘New York’ and even tried to pin one another to try and steal an early win.
There’s nothing these guys can do wrong right now. It’s strange to see how they’ve gone from potential jobbers to the hottest thing in the tag team division right now, possibly in all of WWE. Kofi and Big E put on good performances in the ring, whether it was genuine manoeuvres or their entertaining dances, they had the fans chanting for them.
You can’t forget Xavier Woods either. He continued to show how much of a valuable asset he is at ringside by chirping non-stop with some hilarious one-liners.
They deserved the win. They are entertaining with and without the gold so it will be interesting to see where they go from here, and hopefully the only way is up after a great performance at SummerSlam by the trio.
SETH ROLLINS WINS IT ALL…THANKS TO JON STEWART
That’s not something we thought we’d see or read. Jon Stewart helping Seth Rollins retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship and capture the United States Championship.
It seems as if white and gold is reserved for the champions. Bayley wore it at TakeOver and was crowned the new NXT Women’s Champion. The New Day wore the same colours and were crowned new Tag Team Champions and Rollins was also successful.
First off, Rollins is simply incredible. Face or heel, deserving champion or not you simply have to applaud him for the fantastic athlete he is with the way he put his body on the line.
The match itself with Cena was also fantastic, the finish can be disputed.
Stewart is a massive face in the media, so focus will also be on him with media outlets looking at his SummerSlam appearance. This means media focus will remain on SummerSlam and the WWE also.
Rollins never fails to impress and always steps it up in the big matches, and at SummerSlam he did just that.
Whether fans support him or hope he drops the titles, all attention is on Rollins and we’ll definitely be talking about him just like we have this past year.
MAIN EVENT CONTROVERSY
Fans knew that the match between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar wouldn’t end fair and square. There was always going to be some kind of controversy surrounding the match, many believed it would come in the form of Kane who would help The Undertaker pick up the win.
Nothing of that sort happened. Instead we thought Lesnar picked up the win when it was clear that The Deadman tapped out to Lesnar’s Kimura Lock.
The bell did ring but referee Charles Robinson didn’t call for it, instead The Undertaker hit Lesnar with the low blow and choked Lesnar out with the Hell’s Gate.
Heel tactics to end the show, but that’s the point of it all. Both men still look strong, Lesnar didn’t give up and The Undertaker has a win next to his name and it simply has to set up a rubber match in the future.
Fans may or may not have liked that finish, but the WWE succeeded. They wanted the fans to talk about the event, and we’re still discussing the events that took place. Perhaps a clean finish would have been a good way to close the show, but this still opens up more possibilities.