WWE Summerslam 2023 (Wrestling Review)



Detroit, Michigan

August 5th, 2023


Singles Match
Ricochet vs. Logan Paul

Logan and Ricochet just trying to one up each other here. Sloppy in parts but fun overall until the end. A sudden and very lackluster finish here hurt this a lot. 

3 / 5

Singles Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes

A fine match but an expected outcome. Cody gets demolished the entire time until its time for him to win. Not a believable finish but ends this meaningless feud and gives Cody a win over a big name to push forward with. Also letting Cody use the stairs and not end up in a DQ is such an odd thing.

3.25 / 5

Non Title Battle Royal
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles vs. The Miz vs. Sheamus vs. Erik vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. LA Knight vs. Ivar vs. JD McDonagh vs. Ludwig Kaiser vs. Santos Escobar vs. Butch vs. Bronson Reed vs. Apollo Crews vs. Giovanni Vinci vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Chad Gable vs. Karrion Kross vs. Matt Riddle vs. Otis vs. Austin Theory vs. Grayson Waller vs. Ridge Holland vs. Rick Boogs vs. Omos

 Not an amazing rumble match at all. LA Knight is super over though so him winning makes sense. Otherwise this was just a mediocre and not memorable match. 

2 / 5

MMA Rules Match
Shayna Baszler vs. Ronda Rousey

Wow this was bad. The crowd didn’t care and the stipulation didn’t work. Just over 7 minutes long and felt so much longer. It didn’t look good with what moves they did and it had too many pauses. 

.5 / 5

WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Gunther (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

Gunter retaining was a no brainer as they bring up he’s about to beat the record for the belt. This was what you wanted though with two big guys just beating each other senseless. 

3.75 / 5

WWE World Heavyweight Title Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Finn Balor

The last 5 minutes or so of this match made it better. Not the best either guy has had against each other and dragged for the first half or so. Half predictable ending with the interference too but its working. 

3 / 5

WWE Women’s Title Triple Threat Match
Asuka (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Bianca Belair

Not a good night for womens matches. The crowd was dead for this 20+ minute slugfest. Charlotte has lost her touch it seems as she openly called out spots the entire time and there was little chemistry here a lot of times. Few decent spots and Bianca getting the title back seems random. 

1 / 5

WWE Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair (c) vs. IYO SKY (w/Bayley)

Iyo cashes in for a quick win. 

.5 / 5

WWE Title / WWE Universal Title Tribal Combat Match
Roman Reigns (w/Paul Heyman) (c) vs. Jey Uso

There was no reason this needed to be over 35 minutes long. Sure there was some good moments and spots but this was just a bore for a lot of it as both guys stood around a lot. The Uso turn is another quick kink in this story that is far beyond its point of being dragged out. 

2 / 5

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