Monday, August 20, 2012

Public Readings - WWE 'SummerSlam' recap: Brock Lesnar battles Triple H

Public Readings - WWE 'SummerSlam' recap: Brock Lesnar battles Triple H. The WWE always ends the summer with big pay-per-view to bring the heated months completely together. On the evening of Sunday, August 19, 2012, WWE held their annual "SummerSlam" event and it was the 25th anniversary of the long-time PPV. Would the card live up to the hype with both big championships on the line and Brock Lesnar battling it out with Triple H?

Pre-show - United States Championship Match - Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro: Marella is really one of the better, and funnier, comedy wrestlers that have come about in a long time, but he doesn't need a belt. Thankfully, the WWE felt the same way and took it off of him tonight when Antonio Cesaro hit the Neutalizer for the pin and the belt. Not a bad opener.

Daniel Bryan vs. Kane: Bryan is really the only interesting part of this match even though Kane does destroy him from time to time. Bryan picks up a much needed win with a roll-up.~ Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho: Still kind of confused as to how all this went down since Jericho is supposed to be on tour with Fozzy, but he is there and fighting. Not a bad match as expected either with both men putting in great action. Ziggler takes the loss by tapping out to the Walls of Jericho, but won't hurt him in the long run.

~ Intercontinental Championship Match - The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio: Not too long of a match, but these two work well together. Miz wins with the Skull Crushing Finale which is also nice to see since he's been on a losing streak of sorts ever since winning the belt.

~ World Heavyweight Championship Match - Sheamus vs. Alberto del Rio: All of that mess over the past month, and Sheamus keeps the belt with a stupid finish. Sheamus ends up using a shoe to hit del Rio and then getting the pin. Expect this to possibly continue though as the ref didn't see del Rio's foot on the ropes during the pin.

~ WWE Tag Team Championship Match - True Boom vs. Primetime Players: This actually was a better match then it was expected to be and maybe means the tag division is making a comeback. Back and forth match that saw R-Truth getting the pin to keep the titles.

~ WWE Championship Match - CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. The Big Show: Believe it or not, this match really was quite good between all three man. An interesting twist in the middle saw Punk and Cena have their submission holds on Show at the same time, and he tapped. Not knowing who won, AJ Lee restarts the match with all three men involved still. Cena ends up hitting the Attitude Adjustment on Show, but Punk throws him out and steals the pin to keep the title.

~ Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H: This main event starts off very dull and slow, but eventually gets going well. Both men really do a decent number on each other, and there are some very close near-falls. In the end, Lesnar locked in the Kimura Lock for about the fifth time and ends up getting Trips to tap out.

After Lesnar leaves, Triple H appears to have his arm badly "injured" again. Michael Cole speaks out and wonders if this it for Triple H in the ring as a wrestler.