SummerSlam 2015 – The Aftermath

I’m going to go over these in the order they happened at the event.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was written to be in companion with Robert’s picks and predictions for SummerSlam 2015.

Randy Orton vs. Sheamus

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Off to a good start. Not a bad match and my pick won!

WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match:
The Prime Time Players vs. Los Matadores vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day

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Clap! Clap ! Clap! New Day Rocks! 2 for 2.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev

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Double count out. This shouldn’t have been the match to end with no winner.

Stephen Amell and Neville vs. Stardust and King Barrett

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Just like I said, the team with the celebrity won.

Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat Match:
Ryback vs. Big Show vs. The Miz

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While it didn’t end exactly as I had predicted, Ryback still won.

Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns

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This would have been the match to end with a double count out or no contest, something along the lines of no one winning. It’s been made pretty obvious that this feud or these match-ups between these guys won’t be ending soon. In the end, I got this one wrong. In fact, the guy I specifically said needed the win was the one to get pinned.

Winner Takes All Match:
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins

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MATCH OF THE NIGHT! This should have been the main event! No matter how you feel about either or both of these competitors, they are both champions! The WWE Championship should always be in the main event! The run in by Jon Stewart, while surprising, only made Rollins look weak when he was looking so strong. Rollins, while always putting on a good match, brought something extra into this one. I was reminded of a lot of his work in NXT. Cena, this guy knows exactly what he’s doing. The crowd definitely doesn’t realize how much he works them. It’s why he’s been on top for so long and why it seems like he’s there again. The winner, the new United States Champion, current WWE World Heavyweight Champion and my pick, Seth Rollins!

Triple Team Elimination Match:
Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. vs. PCB

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As amazing as a lot of the competitors involved in this match are, the match itself fell completely flat. Brie Bella pinned Tamina, eliminating Team B.A.D. from the match, after a move that looked so awful, I didn’t realize until right now that it was a top rope version of her regular finisher. Ending the match was Becky Lynch pinning Brie Bella after hitting a new finisher for her, a Pumphandle Side Slam. I hope she never does it again, it looked terrible.

Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro

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Spot on. Cesaro sure didn’t disappoint and Kevin Owens needed this win.

Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker

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Now, if you read my picks & predictions for this match and I know you did, you know I had no hope for this match. I’m happy to say that I could not have been more wrong. What hurt this match was the ending, having the bell rung but for no reason, could have been easily done with having Paul Heyman pressuring the time keeper to ring it. The Undertaker, using a low blow, a move that I said, showed that he couldn’t get it done anymore, followed by the Hell’s Gate submission hold saw him victorious. I didn’t get this pick right but at least I didn’t have to sit through their match at WrestleMania XXX again.

In total, I called 6 out of 10.

Robert Esposito
robertesposito88@yahoo.com