Let’s Talk Wrestling : WWE Summerslam 2021 (Review)




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Big E vs. Baron Corbin

Decent opener, Big E’s dive to outside apron looked like he landed wrong. Big E is either still super over or with Barons lack of love the crowd ate it up for Big E. Solid pre-show opener but nothing special. 2.5 / 5
WWE RAW Tag Team Title Match
AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle)
Really solid opening tag match. Some great team moves by moves sides and each men pulled off some great moves. While Omos is still pretty useless in ring his strength and size managed to pull off some good moves involving Riddle. Fun and fast paced opening match that the crowd seemed to enjoy. 3.5 / 5
Eva Marie (w/Doudrop) vs. Alexa Bliss
While shocked that this was an actual wrestling match and not just theatrics, this wasn’t good at all. It was a quick bout with really nothing big done. It continues the story lines but that was about it. .5 / 5
WWE United States Title Match
Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest
Looked like Priests foot made solid contact with Sheamus’ face on an outside dive. Hard hitting slower match between the two. Took a longer / slower approach than I expected but also played into their ongoing story and Sheamus’ face mask. Some really hard looking hits here and a solid finish here to a good match. 3.5 / 5
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Match
The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. The Mysterios (Dominik Mysterio & Rey Mysterio)
This ended up being better in some aspects than I expected but also worse. Both teams had some great moves here and the chemistry between them worked well. Usos taking the dominate lead most the match though seemed unneeded, same as them retaining. Still was a good match however. 3.5 / 5
WWE SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch
What a joke of a match. I understand plans changed and we weren’t getting a WM rematch between Bianca and Sasha but this was just the worst. Having Carmella come out then the return of Becky Lynch was good, even having Becky take Carmella out before the match was fine, but to then have it be a squash. Especially given that Belair gave a 5 star match at WM to get the belt and has been a good champ, this was just a horribly bad way to do this. .5 / 5
Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
Another quick uneventful match. Feels like Drew should be doing so much more than this. 1 / 5
WWE RAW Women’s Title Triple Threat Match
Nikki ASH (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley
A good womens triple threat. Flairs top rope move to the outside on both women look like it landed awfully hard on Nikkis head. All 3 women here looked good but we all knew what the outcome would be. 3.5 / 5
Edge vs. Seth Rollins
A solid match between these two. Played into the storyline they’ve been having well with Edge reaching into his old darker days to fight Rollins. A long slower match with some good spots that showed passion and fight between these two. 3.5 / 5
WWE Title Match
Bobby Lashley (w/MVP) (c) vs. Goldberg
Another instance of Goldberg coming back, thrown into a main title story, and adding nothing to it. Lashley could of put on a legit match instead of this prolonged squash. Thankfully it wasn’t a squash in Goldbergs favor but this was just awful. .5 / 5
WWE Universal Title Match
Roman Reigns (w/Paul Heyman) (c) vs. John Cena
Another instance of why did we book this. Bringing Cena back to do a match where the majority of it is pandering to the camera, roll ups, and quick moves was just boring. The match took way too long with any quick momentum gained instantly killed back to a slow bog. These two could of put on a clinic instead of giving the fans this. It even had a good story coming into it with both men cutting good promos on one another. That story though used in this match just made it so slow to the point where it was almost comical. Bringing back Lesner as the return after the match as well is another instance of why, why bring back someone who we will not likely get a great match from either. 1 / 5

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