|Date: August 15, 2010
|Venue: Staples Center |City: Los Angeles, California
|Attendance: 17,463 |Buys: 350,000
|Brands: Raw & Smackdown
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The biggest party of the summer returns to the lowest amount of buys since 1997. There are only six matches scheduled for tonight so let me run down the card. Randy Orton won a number one contenders match against Chris Jericho and Edge to earn a title shot against WWE Champion Sheamus. The Raw Anonymous General Manager would add two stipulations, firstly that if anybody interfered in this match then they would be suspended indefinitely, so that should keep The Nexus out and secondly that this will be Randy Ortons final shot at Sheamus’ Championship if Orton loses.
Over on Smackdown Ret Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger in a two out of three falls match to earn a shot at Kane’s World Heavyweight Championship. Since then Kane has claimed that his brother The Undertaker told him that Rey Mysterio was the man that put Undertaker out of action. Rey Mysterio fired back last week claiming that it was Kane that put his own brother on the shelf. Will The Undertaker return tonight and put an end to this mystery? The Intercontinental Championship will also be defended tonight. Dolph Ziggler beat Kofi Kingston for the title a couple of weeks ago on Smackdown with help from Vickie Guerrero and tonight we will get the rematch with an enraged Kingston taking on Dolph Ziggler.
A major storyline on Raw over the past couple of months has been the rise of The Nexus. Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Darren Young and Skip Sheffield have been taking out all members of the Raw roster and tonight John Cena has formed a team of his own to go 7 on 7 with The Nexus tonight. Cena recruited Edge and Chris Jericho who have teased leaving the team but stand united with team WWE after an attack from The Nexus last week. Also on the team are John Morrison and R-Truth as well as WWE Legend and the man that Nexus brutally attacked with a car, Bret Hart. The Great Khali was the 7th man on the team but after he was taken out last week it is up in the air as to whether he will compete tonight. It looks unlikely so The Miz looks to be the man recruited to the team.
The Divas Championship will be defended tonight as Alicia Fox puts the title on the line. She claims to have beaten every girl on the Raw roster which cued the return of former champion Melina. Melina was injured earlier in the year and had to vacate the title. Melina would then defeat Alicia Fox in a non-title match to earn a shot at the Divas Championship. Also tonight, The Straight-Edge Society battle The Big Show in a 3 on 1 handicap match. Big Show unmasked CM Punk a few weeks ago, revealing his bald head and then would unmask the unknown member of the Straight-Edge Society to reveal Joey Mercury. The Straight-Edge Society would attack Big Show and use the ring steps to break his hand which led to the match being announced of Big Show against CM Punk, Luke Gallows and Joey Mercury.
In a dark match prior to the event Evan Bourne defeated Zack Ryder.
A video package kicks us off with the main focus being the Nexus vs. WWE match. The package is all about change though. Is change coming? Will Nexus succeed?
Michael Cole welcomes us to Los Angeles, he’s joined by Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker. Lawler is looking forward to a huge Superslam.
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston – Intercontinental Championship match
This is a first PPV match between these two men. Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston are both 0-1 at summerslam events. Kofi starts the match quickly, clotheslining Dolph out of the ring and then looking for a suicide dive but Dolph’s manager, Vickie Guerrero, pulls Ziggler out of harms way. Kofi has transitioned from feuding with Drew McIntyre to Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler looking for his first PPV defence tonight and nearly beats Kingston by count-out. Dolph hits a neckbreaker for the first near fall of the night and then applies a chinlock. Dolph opening Summerslam last year in an Intercontinental Championship match with Rey Mysterio. Kofi fights back with lefts and rights but Dolph pulls him into the middle turnbuckle for a two count. Ziggler applies a camel clutch and then drops a couple of elbows for a two count. Dolph doesn’t have a good PPV record and could do with the win tonight.
Ziggler misses with a splash in the corner which allows Kofi to hit some right hands, chops and a dropkick. Kofi hits a Lou Thesz press and hits Dolph with lefts and rights before executing the boom drop. Kingston prepares for trouble in paradise so Ziggler crawls to the ropes. Kofi hits a springboard cross body but Dolph rolls through the pinfall for a two count. Ziggler hits a fame-asser for a near fall and then looks for a splash but Kofi hits a pendulum kick and then a chop off the top. Kofi attempts trouble in paradise but Dolph avoids it and locks on a sleeper! Ziggler has been using the sleeper as a finisher recently but out of nowhere come Nexus! All 7 members of Nexus take out Dolph Ziggler and then surround Kofi before laying into Kingston, taking him out in the middle of the ring! I guess thus match ends as a no contest! It feels like it was just getting started. I’d definitely like to see more of these two.
Wade Barrett gets on the mic and says that team WWE are looking for a 7th member of their team but they won’t be able to find anyone.
The Miz and Chris Jericho are backstage. Jericho begs The Miz to join their team tonight. Edge is also there and says that Miz should seize the ultimate opportunity. The Miz says that he has a lot in his plate right now and he’ll let them know.
Alicia Fox (c) vs. Melina – WWE Women’s Championship match
This is a first time meeting between these two ladies on PPV. Melina has an elaborate entrance gear, she has a 0-1 record at Summerslam, Alicia makes her Summerslam debut tonight. Melina beat Alicia on Raw last week in a terrible match, I hope this is an improvement. If you ask me, Melina is a top 10 diva of all time at this point. Alicia hits a headlock takedown in the early going. Melina takes down Alicia and applies a modified surfboard using Fox’s hair before hitting a double knees in the corner. Alicia sells an eye injury but runs at Melina who hits her with a flapjack for a two count. Slow start to this match. Melina leapfrogs Alicia in the corner and then sells a knee injury. Melina carries the match on and ducks a clothesline but Alicia rams her into the ringpost and follows it up with a kick to the shoulder.
Alicia hits a knee drop to the shoulder as she works that limb. Doesn’t make a lot of sense considering Melina has an injured knee. Alicia applies an armbar but Melina rolls her up out of nowhere for a two count. Melina hits some forearms and a dropkick before letting out a big scream and hitting Fox with knees to the back. Melina hits a face-first Russian leg sweep and it’s all over! Melina wins the Divas Championship tonight in a pretty flat match. Not as bad as some divas matches because Melina is talented but there were some flaws in the psychology.
Josh Mathews interviews Melina after the match but they are interrupted by Michelle McCool and Layla. Michelle and Layla complain about not having any competition and want to share Melina’s moment instead. Michelle wants to take a picture of Melina with Layla but Melina pushes Layla away and then pushes away Michelle. Melina spears McCool but eventually the numbers are too much. Alicia Fox joins in the attack too but Michelle McCool boots Fox out of the ring. Michelle hits Melina with a running boot and they leave her laying at ringside.
There’s some celebrities at ringside, the biggest being Marlon Wayans.
The Big Show vs. CM Punk, Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury – 3 on 1 handicap match
This is a first PPV match for Luke Gallows under his real name. Joey Mercury returns to PPV for the first time in a long time. Big Show is 3-0 at Summerslam events, bizarre that he has only fought on three Summerslam events before this one. CM Punk is 2-1 at Summerslam events, Gallows and Mercury make their Summerslam debut tonight. Big Show has an injured hand but he has the trainer cut off his plaster before the match suggesting that his hand is fully healed. Mercury runs at Big Show as the bell rings but Big Show takes him down. Big Show then gives Gallows a big chop. Gallows and Mercury then double team Big Show but Show disposes of both of them. CM Punk stays on the apron holding on to the tag rope. Big Show pulls “Joseph” Mercury back into the ring and throws him out at Luke Gallows. Big Show wants CM Punk.
Serena gets up on the apron which distracts Big Show but he still sees CM Punk coming and takes him down. Punk retreats to the outside and Big Show follows. Show drops Punk on the ring steps and looks for a big chop but Punk rolls out of the way. Gallows and Mercury then dive at Big Show and hit him with boots. All three men triple team Big Show before Gallows and Mercury roll the big man back into the ring. It seems as though tags aren’t required in this match. The Straight-Edge Society continue to triple team Big Show. Gallows hits a splash, Mercury hits fistdrops and CM Punk hits a legdrop. Big Show fights back, tossing Mercury across the ring and taking Joey and Gallows down with shoulder charges. Punk tries to springboard in but Big Show catches him. Punk hits a kick to the face and avoids a splash before hitting three running knees. Punk and Mercury then hits a double bulldog for a two count.
CM Punk targets Big Shows wrist but Big Show puts him on his shoulder. Again the numbers become too much for Big Show but he drops Punk out of the ring and hits Gallows and Mercury with a double clothesline. Big Show then chokeslams Mercury on to Gallows and pins the pair of them for the three! Big Show wins a big handicap match tonight! CM Punk had retreated up the aisle with Serena. This won’e be over between Big Show and CM Punk!
Kane is backstage talking to Undertaker who isn’t there. Kane says that he will beat Rey Mysterio for Undertaker. Sheamus then shows up and says that the casket is too big for Rey Mysterio but the perfect size for Randy Orton. Kane won’t lend Sheamus the casket so Sheamus takes Kane’s nickname, The Big Red Monster.
The Miz comes out to the ring. He’s contemplating whether or not to join team WWE. Miz runs down team WWE and how they have all begged him to join the team. He then announces that he will be joining team WWE and lead them to victory.
There’s a video package next for Sheamus and Randy Orton.
Sheamus (c) vs. Randy Orton – WWE Championship match
This is the second PPV match between these men, Sheamus beat Orton by disqualification at The Royal Rumble earlier this year. Randy Orton is 3-3 at Summerslam events, Sheamus makes his Summerslam debut tonight. Orton becomes the first man to have wrestled on all 8 PPV’s so far in 2010. Sheamus intimidates Orton in the early going but Randy fires back, stomping Sheamus into the corner. Orton hits a clothesline to take Sheamus down and follows it up with some stomps and a kneedrop for a two count. Sheamus looks for a hiptoss but Orton counters it with a clothesline before clotheslining Sheamus out of the ring. Randy clotheslines Sheamus into the crowd as the referee watches in from the ring. Orton rolls Sheamus back into the ring and continues to stomp away at him. Randy slingshots Sheamus into the bottom rope and Sheamus falls out of the ring.
Sheamus manages to take the advantage on the outside but Orton reverses an Irish whip, sending the WWE Champion into the barricade. It’s then Sheamus’ turn to reverse an Irish whip and sends Orton into the ring steps. Back in the ring and Sheamus hits some right hands and pins his challenger for a near fall. Sheamus hits a clothesline and a knee drop for a near fall and then applies a chinlock. Orton hits a suplex and then looks for a hangmans DDT but Sheamus counters it and back body drops Orton out of the ring. Sheamus then throws Orton into the barricade and then rolls him back into the ring. Sheamus backs off and hits a big clubbing axe handle to the head for a two count. Sheamus then applies a chinlock which he transitions into an arm bar before drop toe holding Orton into the middle turnbuckle and taking Orton down with a backbreaker for a near fall. Sheamus hits another clubbing blow which Striker calls “The Celtic Hammer”.
Sheamus goes back to the chinlock in what has been a fairly stop-start match. Orton gets out of it with a side suplex and then hits a backbreaker for a near fall. The two men slug it out and Orton hits a couple of clotheslines and a powerslam. Sheamus reverses an Irish whip but misses with a shoulder charge. Orton then hits a superplex for a near fall. Sheamus hits a backbreaker for a near fall and then motions for a brogue kick but Orton gets out of the way and Sheamus goes crashing to the outside. Sheamus gets up to the apron and so Orton hits him with a hangmans DDT. Orton motions for an RKO but Sheamus counters it, pushing Orton away! Sheamus covers Orton for a near fall. Sheamus sets up for a Celtic Cross powerbomb but Orton slips down and tries for an RKO but Sheamus pushes him away and hits the brogue kick! Sheamus hooks the leg but Orton kicks out!
Sheamus leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair but the referee tries to wrestle it off him. The referee goes crashing to the outside and then calls for the bell! It’s a disqualification win for Randy Orton tonight but Sheamus will retain the WWE Championship. Sheamus swings the chair at Orton who ducks and hits Sheamus with a low blow. Orton then picks up the chair but then changes his mind and instead takes apart the announce desk before RKOing the WWE Champion on the desk! This match didn’t have the quickest pace to it but Randy Orton matches don’t tend to. Good psychology though.
There’s a video package showing the recent history between Kane and Rey Mysterio.
Kane (c) vs. Rey Mysterio – World Heavyweight Championship match
This is the fourth PPV match between these two men, they have both won 2 matches each previously. Kane is 5-1-1 at Summerslam events whilst Rey Mysterio is 3-3. Kane wheels a casket to the ring, a casket that I’m willing to bet The Undertaker is in. Rey Mysterio has wrestled on every PPV so far in 2010. Rey, who is in orange tonight tries to get some kicks in early and uses his speed to create some distance but Kane hits a powerslam before missing with an elbow drop. Rey hits a low dropkick setting Kane up for the 619 but Kane rolls out of the way. Kane then slides Mysterio out of the ring and Rey manages to roll and land on his feet. Rey then slides in the ring as Kane rolls out. Rey hits a low dropkick and then a seated senton to the outside. Rey goes to the top but Kane uppercuts him down. Kane then slides Mysterio into the ringpost and follows it up with a baseball slide.
Rey falls to the outside and Kane goes out with him and rams his challenger into the ringpost . couple of times. Kane suplexes Rey onto the top rope and then boots him to the outside. Back in the ring and Kane pins Rey for a two count. both men won their matches at Summerslam last year. Kane hits a hard Irish whip for a two count and then applies a bear hug. Mysterio gets out of the bear hug and hits a dropkick and a big boot before hitting a tilt-a-whirl head scissors, setting Kane up for the 619. Rey looks for the 619 but Kane takes him down with a clothesline for a two count. Kane then slides Rey out of the ring again. Rey tries to springboard back into the ring but Kane boots him to the outside. Kane exits the ring and Mysterio hits a drop toe hold on Kane onto the barrier. Kane rolls back into the ring and Rey heads to the top and hits a diving headbutt which I’ve never seen used in that style.
Kane hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count and then hits another backbreaker. Kane hits a sidewalk slam for a two count and then the World Heavyweight Champion heads to the top. Rey crotches him on the top and then looks for a hurricanrana but Kane holds on. Kane then comes off the top with a clothesline but Rey moves out of the way and hits a tilt-a-whirl inverted DDT for a near fall. Rey hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT for a two count and then a legdrop. Rey hits right hands and a kick to the face for a two count. Mysterio heads to the top but Kane hits him with a right hand on the way down. Kane opens up the casket and looks to chokeslam Mysterio but Rey counters it and then looks to hit a 619 but Kane catches him. Kane then kicks Mysterio into the casket but Rey fights his way out. Rey hits a springboard dropkick and then looks for a 619 but Kane grabs him by the throat.
Rey counters a chokeslam and this time hits the 619! Mysterio looks for a springboard splash but Kane puts his feet up. Rey counters and pins Kane for a two count. Kane quickly takes the advantage with a big boot and a chokeslam which is enough for the three. Kane retains the World Heavyweight Championship tonight, continuing his good Summerslam record. Another slow match.
After the match Kane tells Rey Mysterio that he will continue to suffer. Kane lifts up the casket lid and there are groans from the crowd, as they were probably expecting to see Undertaker too. Rey fights off Kane but Kane hits him with two more chokeslams. Kane then hits Mysterio with a tombstone and lifts up the casket lid and Undertaker is laying there! I wish I knew how they did that. Undertaker climbs out of the casket and stares at Kane. He then looks down at Rey Mysterio and says “an eye for an eye”. Mysterio claims his innocence and Undertaker asks him why he did it. Undertaker says that he believes Rey and pulls him to his feet. Undertaker motions to end it and then turns his attention to Kane. Undertaker grabs Kane by the throat and Kane grabs Undertaker by the throat. Kane fights off Undertaker and hits him with a tombstone! Cue the music and fireworks.
There’s a fan axxess video package next.
John Cena, Edge, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, R-Truth, Bret Hart & Daniel Bryan vs. The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver & Darren Young) – 7 on 7 Elimination Tag Team match
Let’s get some Summerslam records out there first. John Cena is 3-3, Edge is 7-2, Chris Jericho is 2-5, John Morrison is 1-0, Bret Hart is 6-4, R-Truth, Daniel Bryan and The Nexus make their Summerslam debut tonight. John Cena and Chris Jericho join Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio as the four men that have wrestled on all 8 PPV’s so far in 2010. The Miz comes out but Cena says that Miz is too late, they already found a 7th member for team WWE. John Cena then announces Daniel Bryan! All 14 men get into it and team WWE clears the ring of The Nexus. Michael Cole hates Daniel Bryan so much. Daniel Bryan officially starts the match against Darren Young. Bryan hits a knee and a few kicks to the back. Bryan then locks on a guillotine which he transitions into a crossface. Darren Young taps out! Darren Young has been eliminated.
Justin Gabriel comes in next and Bryan tags out to Chris Jericho. Jericho hits a reverse elbow and a side suplex. Jericho tags out to R-Truth who hits some right hands and kicks to Gabriel and then a big dropkick and a floatover stunner. Truth pins Gabriel who kicks out at 2. Gabriel fights back with some kicks and then tags out to Michael Tarver. Tarver hits some rights and lefts and then an Irish whip but runs into a boot. Truth tags out to John Morrison who hits some clotheslines and dropkicks. Lawler calls Daniel Bryan by his old name of Bryan Danielson. Morrison hits the flash kick and then starship pain which is enough for the three! Michael Tarver has been eliminated.
The Nexus are down to five members now, albeit their five strongest members. Skip Sheffield enters the match and throws John Morrison across the ring. Morrison slaps Skip in the face but Sheffield hits a big powerslam. Sheffield hits a couple of hard Irish whips and a three suplexes for a near fall. Morrison fights back with some right hands but Justin Gabriel hits him with a kick to the back of the head Sheffield then hits Morrison with a big clothesline and that’s enough for the three! John Morrison has been eliminated. R-Truth gets back in the match and looks for a scissors kick but Sheffield sidesteps it and knocks Truth down with a big clothesline which is enough for the three! R-Truth has been eliminated.
Chris Jericho steps up for his team and Sheffield hits him with a gorilla press slam. Wade Barrett tags in and lays the boots in to his former pro on NXT. Barrett tags in David Otunga who hits some right hands and applies a front facelock. Otunga hits a powerslam and tags Wade Barrett back in. Barrett applies a modified surfboard to Jericho which Jericho gets out of and hits a missile dropkick. Jericho tags in Bret Hart and Otunga tags in Heath Slater. Hart hits Slater with right hands and an elbow drop. Hart powerslams Heath Slater and hits another elbow drop. Bret is gassing. He hits an inverted atomic drop and a clothesline before locking on the sharpshooter! Heath Slater taps out! Oh, apparently not. Wade Barrett tosses a chair into the ring and Bret Hart picks it up and leathers Skip Sheffield with it! Bret Hart has been disqualified! Bret Hart has been eliminated! Chris Jericho gets in the ring and hits Skip Sheffield with a codebreaker. Jericho then tags in Edge who hits Sheffield with a spear for the three! Skip Sheffield has been eliminated.
We’re down to four on four. Justin Gabriel gets in the ring but Edge knocks him down with a big boot. Edge hits a flapjack for a two count but Gabriel knocks edge down with a big spinning heel kick. Gabriel tags in Heath Slater who lays in some boots. Slater kicks Edge to the outside before bringing him back into the ring and tagging in Wade Barrett. Barrett hits a headbutt and then chokes Edge with his boot. Justin Gabriel gets involved behind the referees back. Barrett hits an Irish whip and a backbreaker for a two count before applying a chinlock. Edge gets out of it and hits a spinning heel kick and then looks for a DDT but Barrett counters it with a swinging neckbreaker. Barrett tags in David Otunga who looks for a spinebuster but Edge counters it with a DDT. Edge tags in Jericho who hits some shoulder charges and a bulldog. Jericho hits the lionsault and then locks on the walls of Jericho! David Otunga taps out! David Otunga has been eliminated.
Jericho disposes of Heath Slater, taking him to the outside and on to the announce desk. Back in the ring and Jericho looks for a clothesline but Slater moves and Jericho nails Cena! Slater takes Jericho down and pins him for the three! Chris Jericho has been eliminated. Edge and John Cena both get in the ring and push each other and so Cena leaves Edge to it. Slater then knocks Edge into Cena and rolls Edge up for the three! Edge has been eliminated! Edge spears Cena off the apron before Edge and Jericho lay into Cena! Team WWE is just down to John Cena and Daniel Bryan now. Nexus still have three members left. Justin Gabriel rolls Cena back into the ring and Heath Slater lays into him. Nexus triple team Cena and Slater tags Wade Barrett in. Barrett hits Cena with lefts and rights and then a running boot to take him down.
John Cena fights back but gets hit by a clotheslines for a two count. Barrett tags in Justin Gabriel who lays in some kicks and then applies a crossface. Cena scoops Gabriel up but Justin slips down and hits a DDT for a near fall. Gabriel hits a boot and tags in Wade Barrett who hits right hands and a sidewalk slam. Cena counters a suplex with one of his own. Barrett tags in Heath Slater who stops Cena from making a tag. Slater hits a hard Irish whip and some more right hands until both men hit each other with clotheslines. Cena finally makes the tag to Daniel Bryan who takes down everyone. He hits Slater with a German suplex and a running dropkick. Bryan hits Slater with kicks and then a big clothesline. Slater escapes the ring and Bryan hits him with a suicide dive. Back in the ring and Daniel Bryan hits a missile dropkick and nips up before dropkicking Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel off the apron. Bryan then locks the crossface on and Heath Slater taps out! Heath Slater has been eliminated.
We’re down to John Cena and Daniel Bryan against Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel. The Miz then comes out of nowhere and nails Daniel Bryan with his Money In The Bank briefcase! Somehow the referee didn’t see it. Wade Barrett pins Bryan and gets the three! Daniel Bryan has been eliminated from the match. Barrett rolls Cena back into the ring and tags in Justin Gabriel. Gabriel hits a cross body in the corner but misses with a second. Cena builds momentum, hitting two shoulder charges and a side suplex. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle and then looks for the attitude adjustment but Wade Barrett tags himself in. Barrett hits some right hands and kicks and then tags Gabriel back in. Quick tags between Gabriel and Barrett now and Barrett hits a big boot which sends Cena to the outside. Justin Gabriel pulls back the protective mats on the outside and Barrett hits Cena with a DDT on the concrete. Barrett rolls Cena back into the ring and tags in Justin Gabriel who looks for the 450 splash but Cena rolls out of the way! Cena pins Gabriel and gets the three! Justin Gabriel has been eliminated!
We’re down to John Cena and Wade Barrett. Barrett marches into the ring but Cena takes him down with an STF! Wade Barrett taps out! John Cena wins the match for team WWE. This was a fantastic match but I was surprised to see John Cena win it. I thought it would be a Nexus win tonight.
And that was Summerslam 2010. Overall it felt like a pretty average show until the main event which saved it really. Kofi and Dolph kicked off the show in a match that didn’t really get going. As a result it wasn’t very good but you know that if they were given time then they would have put on a much better match. It just didn’t feel like it had reached a crescendo. The Nexus would come out and take out both men which felt like they were doing it for the sake of it. I’m not sure why they’d care to interrupt this match. But they did so it meant that Ziggler retained the Intercontinental Championship tonight. On paper it was definitely the right match to kick things off with but I wasn’t a fan of the finish. Melina then beat Alicia Fox in a pretty flat match to win the Divas Championship. I like Melina with the title, she’s one of the best women in WWE history so I’m all for it. She has got talent and Alicia isn’t bad but something didn’t quite click in this match.
Big Show beat The Straight-Edge Society in a three on one handicap match which was a pretty surprising result. CM Punk left his team in the ring which makes you wonder whether the group is coming to an end. Big Show easily saw off Gallows and Mercury so it shows how high they’re rated. I think the feud between Punk and Big Show will continue. Randy Orton beat Sheamus by disqualification which the crowd did not like. I guess this means that the feud will continue. It was a cheap title defence for Sheamus but it was what it was. The pace was pretty slow which we’ve come to expect in a Randy Orton match. It’s Night Of Champions next month so I’d fully expect to see another match between these two with a gimmick stipulation. The match was ok, nothing spectacular.
The same can be said for Rey Mysterio and Kane. Kane beat Mysterio cleanly and like Big Show, Kane has a great Summerslam record. This match was all about the aftermath with The Undertaker returning and revealing that it was Kane that attacked him, to nobodies surprise. It was weird that Undertaker intimidated Rey Mysterio before saying that he believed him, considering he knew that it was Kane. Which we all did. We haven’t had an Undertaker and Kane feud since Wrestlemania 20 six and a half years ago so I’m not against this. And then came the main event which was a lot of fun. It was neck and neck throughout the match with no clear getting too much of an advantage. It came down to John Cena winning and being the sole survivor which kills all the momentum of The Nexus. I didn’t like the result, I thought Nexus should’ve won. This now looks like the beginning of the end for this group. A great match with a poor result.
Overall Rating: 60.4/100 (ranked 86th out of 255)
Match Of The Night: Team WWE vs. The Nexus
Worst Match Of The Night: Alicia Fox vs. Melina
Surprise Of The Night: Team WWE beat The Nexus
Worst Booking Of The Night: Team WWE beat The Nexus
Superstar Of The Night: John Cena
Summerslam 2010 Will Be Remembered For: Team WWE vs. The Nexus