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#1 Posted on 20.8.06 2334.44
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So nobody watched it?

Quick and dirty.

Chavo Guerrero def. Rey Mysterio
ECW World Champion Big Show def. Sabu
Hulk Hogan def. Randy Orton
Ric Flair def. Mick Foley ("I Quit" Match)
Batista def. World Heavyweight Champion King Booker (DQ)
D-Generation X def. The McMahons
WWE Champion Edge def. John Cena

Well, I didn't know what to expect in the opener but it was ok considering the weird story they had.

ECW Big Show vs Sabu was tame...

Hogan/Orton...well, I really wanted Orton to go over, Hulkamania LIVES!

Flair/Foley this should've been called the ECW match. It got so sick that JR whipped this line "this is perverted."

Booker/Batista...was the worst match. Botched spots galore plus Booker made the Batista Bomb look like crap. He was so sacking on him.

DX/McMahons...ok...let this end. After help from 1/4 of the roster DX still wins. Just lets see where DX goes from here or we still get fallout tomorrow.

Edge/Cena...while I didn't watch the match I loved the finish. Edge is nearly gold now. I like where he's going and I like him a champion. Sign of the night..."If Edge wins we RIOT." Apparently someone was making fun of the ECW match between RVD and Cena.

Thoughts anyone?

***SIDE NOTE***
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#2 Posted on 20.8.06 2353.23
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I was pleased with the show overall. It started off slow - I didn't care for Rey/Chavo or Show/Sabu - but it picked up for the most part after that. The finish to Flair/Foley was abrupt, but I really enjoyed the match. Hogan/Orton was what I expected, but Edge/Cena exceeded my expectations. At least twice there were spots that I completely bought as the finish that ended up not being the end. I expected DX vs the McMahons to be fairly entertaining, and it was. Booker/Batista was pretty flat.
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#3 Posted on 20.8.06 2357.34
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Fun fact: Edge is now 10-1 at Summerslam in his career, the most of anyone in history at the event. Hulk Hogan is the only one with a similarly excellent record, as he is now 6-0. Booker's loss puts him at 0-4 -- tying him with Matt Hardy and Marty Jannetty for the worst record in Summerslam history.
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#4 Posted on 21.8.06 0112.24
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That has to go down as one of the most disastrous PPV's in a long time. I don't think anything was clicking, with the exception of the main event.

Whoever thought Rey and Chavo needed to open the show needs a swift kick in the ass. I'm glad the crowd turned on them, because, honestly, this whole Eddie thing needs to stop now. It's been almost a year since he died and they're STILL using his memory in cheap wrestling angles. It's time to let it go.

I don't even know why ECW was on this show, other than to give the illusion that management gives a crap about them.

It's gotten REALLY sad to watch Hulk Hogan at this point. He's falling apart before our eyes and for what? He wrestled in the first hour! This can't be worth it anymore. The worst part, though, is that he probably got the biggest pop on the show, meaning he'll try and go yet again. Please just retire, Hulk! It hurts to watch you painfully try and go through the motions and personally makes me cringe.

Flair and Foley was good for what it was, albeit short, but the ending was a complete head-scratcher. This can't possibly be the payoff, can it? And what is the deal with Flair threatening Melina with a barbed wire bat? I thought he was supposed to be the face!

Batista and Booker was probably the worst match of the year. I don't know who thought it was a good idea to put these two together, considering that there's actual legit tension between both men. Like jwrestle, I also noticed Booker sabotaging the Batista Bomb. This feud just had bad idea written all over it. Booker needs to be moved to Undertaker ASAP.

What the hell were they trying to do with the DX/McMahons match?! Were they re-enacting the Royal Rumble '94 atrocity? And why the hell was Big Show out there? That didn't make ANY sense! It was a bad PPV to that point, but that just gave me a headache.

Then came the main event. First of all, I was happy that they actually decided to end the show with Edge/Cena, as I feared that DX/McMahons would close the show. This match was a breath of fresh air, as Edge and Cena busted their asses and I loved that Edge kept calling off Lita throughout the match. I thought the finish was slightly cheap, but the visual of Cena hoisting up both Edge and Lita was awesome!

Still wasn't enough to save this one, though. Don't bother with the replay if you didn't see it. Worst PPV of the Year, by far!
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#5 Posted on 21.8.06 0544.06
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Good stuff about last night's show:

The crowd booing the Three Amigos.

Edge/Cena.

"If King Booker Wins, The Peasants Revolt."

The McMahons doing a Tribute to Great Tag Team Finishers.

Layla's ass.


Bad stuff about last night's show:

Everything else.
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#6 Posted on 21.8.06 0555.48
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Flair/Foley, DX/McMahons and Edge/Cena made this show. The rest was just dreck. Still, those three matches were pretty great.
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#7 Posted on 21.8.06 0845.47
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I'm with Oldschoolhero. I missed the first match, but caught the atrocity that was Big Show/Sabu. Sabu continues to botch 90% of his moves. I am NOT a fan of Randy Orton, and even I felt so bad for him. Randy had to lie on the ground after the boot for like 30 seconds before the legdrop. It was so long I thought he might just pop up and RKO Hogan again. Nope, Hogan wins and we all lose.

Was that a double turn starting with Foley, Flair and Melina? Still, the match was pretty good.

DX/McMahons was exactly the overbooked mess it should have been. I dug it as entertainment.

Cena/Edge was better than I thought it would be, and whoever booked the story of that match should be commended. Just terrific that Edge was pulling a Nigel McGuinness from ROH and trying to get Cena counted out numerous times. Then the Lita portion made sense, and finally the ending was well done as well. I was surprised and delighted that Edge kept the title.

All in all, 6 out of 10, 2 points for each of the three good matches.
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#8 Posted on 21.8.06 0926.36
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    Originally posted by It's False
    I also noticed Booker sabotaging the Batista Bomb.
I didnt watch the PPV, how did Booker sabotage the Batista Bomb? What else went wrong with that match?
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#9 Posted on 21.8.06 0932.00
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Fun fact: Edge is now 10-1 at Summerslam in his career, the most of anyone in history at the event.


10-1? I count seven wins. It can't be 10-1 as he only debuted in 1998...unless you're counting the pins they got in the Tag Team Turmoil Match in 1999, which is more an elimination match than separate bouts.
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#10 Posted on 21.8.06 0942.17
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by It's False
      I also noticed Booker sabotaging the Batista Bomb.
    I didnt watch the PPV, how did Booker sabotage the Batista Bomb? What else went wrong with that match?


Batista had a lot of trouble getting Booker up for the Bomb, struggled with the lift, and had to put Booker down and repeat the move to get it right -- although it's hard to pin blame, it sure looked like Booker could have been sandbagging.

While nothing else went horribly wrong, they didn't seem to be cooperating through the match. The timing was constantly off, and it was especially noticeable with Booker's kicks, which looked very awkward.
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#11 Posted on 21.8.06 0952.34
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I'm impressed they thought of a good cop-out for the I quit match. I enjoy blow-offs, but I also appricate good booking.
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#12 Posted on 21.8.06 0956.29
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I've noticed the Batista Bomb has been looking fairly terrible a lot of the time since he came back, but i might just being overcritical seeing as Batista's 4-move matches have been boring me increasingly.
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#13 Posted on 21.8.06 1122.48
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I think the moment of the night for myself and those watching it with me was King Booker looking at Edge in disgust and saying "Who is this rogue?!"

I honestly expected more from it, because on paper the card actually didn't look all that terrible. However, the pay-per-view itself fell flat for me in every aspect.

The booking in the Chavo/Rey match was a disgrace, and like others have said, I was very happy that the crowd turned on it. It sent a very clear message about this angle that I hope will be heard. If one crowd's reaction can kill the Fake Kane angle, then there's absolutely no reason for this to continue.

Sabu/Show was another blown-spot-fest from Sabu...not that I really expected much, honestly, but as much as people saying seeing Hogan wrestle is sad, it's that much sadder to see Sabu mess up walking onto a table. Not that Big Show gets a free pass, though - way for him to just stand there and stare at Sabu while time stood still, like he was the father of a naughty child ("you're not...nooo, don't you even think about it, young man!"). The finish of this match also seemed to kill any and all heat for the Show/Sabu feud, particularly Heyman's fear of Sabu facing Show (not that Heyman's motivations were making sense to begin with). I suppose on Tuesday they could do something where Heyman acts pleasantly surprised and Show gets on his case for not having more confidence in him, but the cynic in me thinks that's not going to be the case.

Hogan and Orton was, in all honesty, better than I was expecting it to be...but that's not saying all that much. The unintentionally funniest moment of the night was Hogan's ridiculously shitty selling of Orton's chop-block (where he went "OHHHHhhhhh" and fell down awkwardly). At least the crowd was hot for it at first, although they were DEAD by the time Hogan left the ring. McMahon and others really need to get him to stop doing that. It's one thing when the crowd reaction dictates he stay in the ring for a ridiculously long time, but the crowd seemed to be sitting on their hands by the time he was done posing, and it really came across as Hulk not knowing enough to quit while he's ahead.

Flair/Foley seemed rushed, and I was disappointed (even if still entertained). There were some cool moments, but it just didn't have the intangibles that would put it over the top. Which is surprising considering the two men involved.

Booker/Batista was very...tentative. Crowd also seemed completely dead for it, which I'm sure didn't help. Well, that's what happens when you go out of your way to make sure nobody watches Smackdown. Also, there's guys like Benoit/Sullivan, Hart/Michaels, etcetera that can have actual heat but put it aside in the ring and have a good match. Batista and Booker are not those guys.

Edge/Cena was alright, mostly for Edge's heel mannerisms and yelling at Lita during the match. Cena really didn't do much for me in the match, but I was still kind of shocked that he was getting booed as much as he was at certain points. That being said, I really hope (but don't think it's likely) that Edge gets an extended reign lasting until at least January. I mean, Edge as a heel champion has a variety of opponents that could be potentially entertaining and that the fans could accept as legitimate threats - Cena (again), Carlito, Michaels, HHH, etcetera. If Cena wins it at the next pay-per-view, he has...Edge and Umaga. And that's pretty much it.

Very "blah" reaction from me as a whole.
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#14 Posted on 21.8.06 1220.43
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-As a match, Rey-Chavo was pretty good until it was woefully overbooked with stuff that could have been saved for Friday and not found its way into the actual match. Everybody overacted badly and it just marred the whole thing. If you can separate the two, great. But the angle at the end acted as a big anchor.

-Show-Sabu was not good at all, except for the story within about Show not wanting plunder until they broke that rule about 2/3 of the way through. So they took the one thing in this match that worked and blew it like so many table spots.

-They say 90% of life is showing up, and Hogan proved it, since there's no other explicable reason that he won over Orton (who given his gimmick should never ever lose a match like this). Orton got the foot-ropes win as a consolation prize, but in the end Hogan played dead for about 10 seconds for his finisher whereas Orton got to play dead longer for a boot. Had its moments (Hogan with the Piper eye poke tribute was cute) but plodded otherwise.

-There's a certain established canon when it comes to these types of matches in WWE: A Submission match is all holdy-conterholdy and an I Quit match equals bring the motherfuckin' ruckus. And the weird finish aside, the ruckus was brought. Flair brought the blood and the selling, and Foley brought his deathmatch spots. Not to mention possibly the sickest of all Nestea plunges. I was really into this until the finish, because if you tease every lame finish and continue, you're not supposed to end on one. Which is what they did.

-The booking of Booker-Batista seems to be about one chapter behind what Cena-Edge is, up to and including the lame DQ finish, which only seemed to be in place here to establish the stipulation later on. Oh, and to headline No Mercy in two months, contact your local cable company. But dead crowd, dead angle, dead match and the first real misstep Booker's had since winning the title.

-So kill me, the McMahon's Tag Team Damien 666 show was fun. As far as the rest of it goes, since we've come to expect overbooking in these matches, it doesn't come as any kind of shock at all. It was what it was, and it was the only discernable way they should have had an advantage. Like most McMahonery, entertaining crap as they save the best booking for themselves-- mostly because they're the most in need of it.

-The main event as a match was bleh, but as a story was excellent, going out of its way to put the stips over as often as possible and still finding a way for Edge to cheat to win. The crowd was weirder than normal for a Cena match, since it was alternating of BOO CENA, YAY CENA, and WE BOO YOU BOTH depending at what point in the match you're talking about. One other positive about this match is that it goes one step closer to establishing Edge: World Champion as opposed to Edge: Guy Walking Around With The Belt. There's a big difference. He's still not there yet, though.

Overall it was an okayish show but definitely below the curve as far as Summerslams go.
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#15 Posted on 21.8.06 1245.59
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Does the inclusion of Eddie's wife at the PPV mean she gets another paycheck? If Vince is using the Eddie angle as a means of giving her extra money, then I can't complain too much.

'Course he could just give her the money and let her stay home.
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#16 Posted on 21.8.06 1316.38
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Chavo Guerrero d. Rey Mysterio. Fine match. Crowd turned on the match towards the end, though. Especially Rey when he did the three amigos. Crowd just seemed to shit all over the Eddie Guerrero stuff.

Big Show d. Sabu to retain the ECW Title. Yep, ECW WORLD Title gets second match on the card treatment. I guess you could argue that it was a deep show, and if it were put later, they run the risk of fans not caring due to them following guys who are perceived more as starts (see the Booker/Batista match). Okay for what it was, which was mainly tables and chair spots. A few slip-ups. Show won pretty definitively, so I can't see them continuing Sabu's push to the title.

Hulk Hogan d. Randy Orton. Okay for what it was. But it's getting a little sad to watch Hogan these days, as he could really do NOTHING. Hogan wins, which is nonsensical, but I don't think anyone expected differently.

Ric Flair d. Mick Foley in an 'I Quit' match. Brutal match. Nothing in the way of wrestling, but for a spectacle, it was fun and brutal. Seeing Ric Flair rolling around in thumbtacks and barbed-wire is just... surreal. Little short. Sort of a weak ending, but it could lead to something interesting.

Batista d. World Champion, Booker T, via DQ. Boring match, not helped by the crowd who was DEAD. These guys were put in the death slot, and the crowd treated it as such. Not a horrible match, but not good either. I guess this leads to rematch at No Mercy. I'd be remiss if not to mention that Booker and Edge did a little backstage deal earlier, and Booker T speaking in the phony english accent is just excellent.

DX d. The McMahons. Storyline match, mostly, with tons of interference at the beginning. Triple H did nothing the entire match. Fine for what it was.

Edge d. John Cena to retain the WWE Title. Crowd was sort of split. At the start, they were behind Edge, but the pro-Cena crowd got louder as the match wore on. Very good main-event. Loved the tease of Lita almost costing Edge the title twice by throwing him foreign object, only for the match to end with Edge using brass-knucks. These guys have awesome chemistry together, and Edge really is the MVP of WWE in 2006.

Overall, an okay PPV. But I'd expect more out of a SummerSlam. All the matches seemed rushed because, while there were only 7 matches on the card, each one was a pretty major match, so everything felt like it deserved more time (well, except Booker/Batista).
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#17 Posted on 21.8.06 1337.49
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    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      Fun fact: Edge is now 10-1 at Summerslam in his career, the most of anyone in history at the event.


    10-1? I count seven wins. It can't be 10-1 as he only debuted in 1998...unless you're counting the pins they got in the Tag Team Turmoil Match in 1999, which is more an elimination match than separate bouts.


Well, it wasn't a strict elimination bout since each team entered separately and it was essentially a new match each time another team came in. Because of the pinfall aspect, I rate it differently than, say, a battle royal (where a win is just a win, not 19 wins if you beat 19 guys in it).

Then again, that's just my take on things. The only real PPV win-loss record that matters is Undertaker's 14-0.
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#18 Posted on 21.8.06 1338.37
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THere was something wrong with Hulk Hogan's eyebrows...have they always been that black?

The end to Flair/Foley, in my eyes, was brilliant. It adds legs to the feud, which has been very entertaining so far.

Seeing John Cena lose at home...does that mean we'll see Edge lose at home at Unforgiven? (Unforgiven's in Toronto, right?)

Please, Rey/Chavo/WWE...no more dredging up Eddie Guerrero. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I miss Kerwin White.

Outside of that, I liked the DX/McMahon match, but the rest wasn't anything special.
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#19 Posted on 21.8.06 1409.47
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My entire wrestling crew was assembled for Summerslam at the TD Banknorth Garden, including "Banned from The W" LanceJr. We were way, way up on the balcony above the left side of the stage. The fucking pyro gave me several consecutive heart attacks, we were right next to it. Especially Batista and Kane's pyro.

The DX match was awesome with all the runs ins and the McMahons busting out the classic 80's double team finishers. We were also in one of the loud Anti-Cena sections. The guys around us hated Cena even more than we did. We all went apeshit when Edge won. We also had four teenage guys who were dressed exactly like the Spirit Squad in the row in front of us. I had no problem with Hogan winning in classic 80's Saturday Night's Main Event fashion except I wish Orton didn't lie down like he was in a coma after the big boot. Flair vs. Foley was sick. I'm getting the DVD just to see that again. I liked the finish of Foley gallantly quitting in order to save Melina from Flair. I dug the Edge and Lita/King Booker and Sharmell confrontation.

King Booker: "Who is this rogue?"
Edge: "Lita happens to be the WWE Women's Champion."
Queen Sharmell: "That matters not!"

Booker's affected Kingly British accent is gold. ALL HAIL KING BOOKER!

I don't think I've ever been as happy with the World Champions of all three brands as I am right now. All three are heels, all entertaining in different ways. I love Edge, I love King Booker, and ECW Champion Big Show has proven himself to me. Show is busting his ass out there but getting little respect. Show has never, ever been this consistently good.

I don't care about Chavo vs. Rey. In the end, Edge retains, Booker retains, Cena loses in his home town, Cena and Batista did not repeat their dual WrestleMania 21 triumphs, Hogan and Flair win (although I was fine either way on both matches) = I got everything I wanted. Good Summerslam as far as I'm concerned.


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#20 Posted on 21.8.06 1710.29
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Re: Book sabotaging the Batista bomb, I saw Booker T completely shift his weight in mid-air and basically bring himself onto Batista's shoulders toward the end there. It definitely wasn't a Hardcore Holly thing, and Book has never pulled anything like that before. I really believe he's too professional to pull something like that.

I love Booker being Champ and King, but that entrance has to go. Sharmell, while funny under the right circumstances, cannot pull off that "all hail" thing the way Regal did. And JBL's not saving it. But the accent stays.

Part of the issue is that Batista isn't that strong.. I'm really sorry. He trains for size, not necessarily for strength. I'm convinced Cena is much stronger than him.

Speaking of Cena, I don't care what anyone says. He brought his work shoes. The guy hustled tonight. He works hard. He's not great; clearly, but he tries. I give him points for that. Edge has great matches with him. I'm actually considering going to Unforgiven just for their rematch. Great, fun match. The near-falls toward the end really took me back to some of those great main events from a few years ago. I love Lita. Her huge boobs were huge. I'm going to miss her, she really adds something to Edge's character.

Flair/Foley was hurt by the fact that Flair is not really the face. The truth is, there was never any reason to root for Flair in this feud. If you're going to base it on real life, you're going to run into trouble when your heel is ten times as sympathetic as the face is. The match itself was bloodily fantastic. The finish was functional, but hardly something that will be looked back on warmly years from now.

Rey/Chavo, man. Seeing Eddie's wife out there just sucked. The video clips of Eddie with both of those guys depressed me. I haven't been following along, so I wasn't ready for it. Eddie's absence has drastically reduced my interest in wrestling as a whole. Bringing him up just reminds me how awesome he was, and how no one has filled the void he now leaves. The fans are crapping on this. Vince needs to realize that.

I was only half-watching Sabu/Show, but I liked the finish. Maybe I'm alone in that.

The dX/McMahons thing was a very fun sportz entertainiment match. Hunter begging the crowd to care, was, however, quite sad. He didn't need to do that, as the gangbang booking was going to get them into it somehow. I'm glad all of those guys got paid for doing so little. Normally on a split brand PPV, people like that get left out in the cold. The classic tag-team finishers were funny. The bright side of all this is Vince appears to finally realize that he's old and physically can't do anything worth watching. It was a mess, but it was a fun mess.

Orton/Hogan was what it should have been. The one thing I'd change is, if Hogan was going to win, less of the routine at the start of the match. I can't imagine why anyone believed Orton would win this. Surely, if Shawn Michaels didn't have the clout to get a win over Hulk, Blandy Orton ain't coming close. It was what it was. If Hogan never wrestled again I'd be satisfied.

I liked it. Haven't ordered a single PPV since Mania, but this was worth the money.




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