Archive for the ‘2011’ Category

1. The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston, John Morrison & Rey Mysterio

Very solid opener with the mid-carders doing some good tag wrestling and cool spots.
Grade: B-

 

2. Mark Henry vs. Sheamus

The Celtic Warrior has become more tolerating and has welcomed the challenge to face the World’s Strongest Man. Not what I would call a match at all. Having two colossal performers face each other requires logic and strategy in order to have a successful match.
Grade: F+

 

Cee Lo Green Performs – Yawn!

 

3. Divas Championship
Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix

This was actually not that bad. Kelly looked like she wants to improve.
Grade: C-

 

4. Wade Barrett vs. Daniel Bryan

This was very good to watch. Both are extremely talented and are willing to go the extra mile. Self explanatory.
Grade: B

 

5. World Heavyweight Championship
No Holds Barred Match
Christian (c) w/Edge vs. Randy Orton

Honestly, this was really really good blow-off match. It’s been a while since a match as violent as this one has made it’s way into the new WWE product. Say what you want about Randy Orton, but you can’t deny he’s come a long way and is now a ring general.
Grade: B+

 

6. WWE Championship Unification
CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena (c) (Special Guest Referee: Triple H)

CM Punk once again created a Summer of Punk, in which he was the most watched superstar who’s every move is being tracked by the WWE Universe. He created a lot of controversy with threatening to take the WWE  Championship with him after his contract expires. He complied and did just that and the WWE was without a champion. Immediately that was all settled in a one night tournament in which was won by Rey Mysterio, who in return lost it to John Cena later that night. However, Punk returned and made his statement as the one and true WWE Champion. Current COO, Triple H, decided that there was gonna be a unification match for the WWE title and that he was gonna be the referee. They managed to pull out a pretty good match where there was a lot of mind games played by the Straight Edge Superstar. Cena has been on a role with fairly good matches so it’s always appreciated having him go the extra mile.
Grade: B

 

*SPOILER ALERT*

WWE Championship
CM Punk (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio

Kevin Nash came out and made his statement by Jackknifing the Straight Edge Superstar. Following suit, Alberto Del Rio comes out to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase. The match ended up in a blink of an eye.
Grade: DUD

 

Special Feature:

Home Video Exclusive – Matt Striker interviews Alberto Del Rio.

 

In conclusion, it was a very good event where it saw a healthy amount of good matches. This event ranks high on the list of SummerSlams.

Verdict: 7.5/10