Sheamus v Randy Orton
WWE Title Match
Before the battle, the WWE ran a promo video about both men.
The Ruby Renegade, Sheamus, walked out wearing his title belt. Sheamus brandished his title belt to the L.A. crowd. My wife hates this guy. She’s not a huge fan of Orton, either. There was a long pause before Orton arrived. Orton was looking for his 7th title run. His first happened 5 years ago, at Summerslam.
Striker said 11 out of 18 times that the WWE title has been defended at Summerslam, it changed hands. Would this make it an even dozen? Or maybe…unlucky 13?… Read more.
Backstage, Kane talked about seeking vengeance on Rey Mysterio. Sheamus walked in and confronted the Big Red Machine. Sheamus wanted to borrow the casket for Randy Orton. Kane refused. Sheamus said that they could have been dominant as a team. Sheamus said that he is now “The Real Big Red Machine”. Kane appreciated Sheamus’ guts, which would be spilled out if he ever interrupted Kane, again.
The Miz made a surprise appearance. He had his MOney in the Bank briefcase with him. The announcers pondered Miz’s methods. Miz grabbed the stick and addressed the Californians. Miz wondered if he should join… Read more.
After a promo for NIght of Champions, they showed Trace Adkins and Marlon Wayans and several other celebrities.
The WWE showed Big Show pulling the mask off the clean-shaven dome of C.M. Punk. Then the video showed the Straight Edge Society trying to break Show’s hand. Supposedly, Show has torn ligaments and broken bones in the hand.
Big Show v Straight Edge Society (C.M. Punk, Joseph Mercury and Luke Gallows)
Three-on-One Handicap Match
Punk was wearing a “I Broke Big Show’s Hand” T-Shirt. Striker said it was a tribute to Greg Valentine, who wore a similar shirt after he broke Wahoo McDaniel’s leg, years… Read more.
The show came live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This was the 23rd annual of the gerat show. The Pre-show was hosted Scott and Jack. Scott is new to Pre-shows but he is great. His voice works so well.
They began the show by talking about Sheamus and Randy Orton. Randy won his first World title, five years ago, at Summerslam. THey sent it to a video highlight package of “The Viper” and the “Pale Destroyer”.
From there, they talked about Rey Mysterio v Kane and Nexus v Team WWE. They ran a video package of the Backstory of… Read more.
Opening Segment and Match #1
The show opened with a cryptic “There is a Change coming…” video opening. It sounded like something out of a cheesy 80s sci-fi movie.
Welcome to the 23rd annual Summerslam, live from L.A., California. Michael Cole welcomed the fans to the show, along with Jerry “The King” Lawler and Matt Striker.
Dolph Ziggler v Kofi Kingston
Intercontinental CHampionship Match
Ok, some will laugh at me, but Vickie Guerrero was stunning in a shiny short dress. She busted loose with the “Excuse Me” screech. Thankfully, she was silenced by the arrival of Kofi Kingston. Kofi bopped his way down to the… Read more.
In the back, Chris Jericho begged The Miz to join their team to face off against Nexus. Edge gnawed on a Slim Jim and told Miz to “seize the opportunity”. Jericho said this match could elevate Miz to the level of Legend. Miz appreciated the offer and he wasn’t sure if he wanted to risk it all to face Nexus.
The Divas title was up for grabs, next. Alicia Fox sauntered to the ring. She was gorgeous in cocoa and blue. Melina then returned home to go after the Divas title. Melina walked the red carpet in a Native American outfit… Read more.
Welcome to the summer spectacular, Summerslam. I’ll be here with you all evening to bring you all the action and surprises.
–Jay Shannon… Read more.
John Cena is teasing that tonight will be an “epic day in WWE history”.
Cena posted a series of tweets on Twitter this afternoon stressing the importance of watching tonight’s show, calling it “one of the most important days” in his career.
Here are the comments from Cena:
“CeNation. Staples center is somber, quiet. Calm before storm. I feel nervous, on edge. I want to thank everyone out there who has supported
me over the years, as I feel this is one of the most important days in my career. In closing, I will say that if you do not watch summerslam
tonight, u will… Read more.
This is Sal LaSardo and tonight this is the WWE 3rd major PPV Event of the year SummerSlam.
My Predictions —
Dolph Ziggler will retain over Kofi because he is rapidly becoming a solid wrestler for the WWE, especially with Vicki Guerrero at his side. It makes no sense to pull the belt off Dolph after already pulling the WWE title off Jack Swagger and he seems to have lost his niche. Dolph retains with the help of Vicki.
The Big Show will demonstrate why you don’t mess with this man as the Straight Edge Society will fall one choke-slam after the… Read more.
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We’re also going to step up our activities on Twitter. We will be posting news updates frequently to our Twitter followers. If you aren’t following us, you can do so @1wrestling… Read more.