Kofi vs. Dolph – If the WWE wanted to continue the feud there are better ways to do it than an unrelated attack by Nexus, neither man is a member of Raw, why not go after Big Show while they were at it. It was a very good match with a very bad ending and a foreshadowing of bad endings to come.
Fox vs. Melina – Who cares anymore, you can tell that the powers that be in WWE have no respect for female wrestlers; of course I would not consider 97% of the Diva’s wrestlers. At least during the attitude era you might get to see some T&A, at this point these matches are just bathroom breaks.
Big Show vs. SES – A good continuation of the feud, I hope this does not signal the end of SES. Punk vs. Show at Night of Champions I would like to see how Punk does against Big Show one on one, he would have to come up with something else other than GTS.
Orton vs. Sheamus – SummerSlam is the third longest PPV event in WWE history behind only Wrestlemania and Survivor Series. I think of it as the summer’s version of Wrestlemania, that being said a WWE title match should not end in DQ or count out. I hated it when Lex won by count out and I hate it now. SummerSlam like Wrestlemania should be the apex of a feud not a “to be continued “match. Another good match ruined by an awful ending.
Kane vs. Rey – OK, anyone over 12 years old who did not see this coming raise your hands. Even the most novice of wrestling fan knew what was going to happen. The last time these two went at it was around Wrestlemania 20. I like how The Undertaker looked, just like he came out of a coma. Yes it’s been done before but these two always deliver a good feud so maybe they can show these newbie wrestlers how it’s done. As for Rey I guess its back to mid-card feuds for you.
Team WWE vs. Nexus – I like how this match started, Daniel Bryan’s return was great, and it’s a big sign of confidence (or an act of apology) from the WWE to allow him to use the cross-face. Prior to Bryan only DX members HBK & HHH have used it regularly. In any case it was booked excellently from his beating of Nexus members to the start of his feud with the Miz. Chris gave the fans a teaser of sorts of the old Jericho until he pulled it back, the guy is truly a great star. R-Truth did an awesome version of the stunner that I wish he would use more. Now to the ending, Cena winning would be fine, but they really need to tone down this Superman complex they are building, Hulk Hogan didn’t have it this good.
SummerSlam was good but could have been better, some of the matches ended on a bad note, let’s see how they follow it up, until next time let’s watch.