Theo C. Presents…SummerSlamGust – My SummerSlam Retrospective: SummerSlam 2012

SummerSlam 2012

SummerSlam 2012 Poster

WWE SummerSlam 2012
Sunday August 19th, 2012
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California

SummerSlam 2012 Theme
“Don’t Give Up” by Kevin Rudolf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUhQmx4SRZw

Preshow WWE United States Championship Antonio Cesaro with Aksana def. Santino Marella (c) in 5:08 via pinfall after the Neutralizer to become the NEW United States Champion. Rating: 4/10 (Doesn't Count Toward Overall Rating)

Preshow
WWE United States Championship
Antonio Cesaro with Aksana def. Santino Marella (c) in 5:08 via pinfall after the Neutralizer to become the NEW United States Champion.
Rating: 4/10 (Doesn’t Count Toward Overall Rating)

 

Chris Jericho def. Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero in 13:05 via submission with the Walls Of Jericho Rating: 7.5/10

Chris Jericho def. Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero in 13:05 via submission with the Walls Of Jericho
Rating: 7.5/10

Daniel Bryan def. Kane in 8:02 via pinfall with a rollup to counter Kane's Tombstone Piledriver Rating: 6.5/10

Daniel Bryan def. Kane in 8:02 via pinfall with a rollup to counter Kane’s Tombstone Piledriver
Rating: 6.5/10

WWE Intercontinental Championship The Miz (c) def. Rey Mysterio in 9:09 via pinfall after the Skull Crushing Finale Rating: 7/10

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) def. Rey Mysterio in 9:09 via pinfall after the Skull Crushing Finale
Rating: 7/10

World Heavyweight Championship Sheamus (c) def. Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriquez in 11:22 via pinfall after Irish Curse Backbreaker Rating: 6.5/10

World Heavyweight Championship
Sheamus (c) def. Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriquez in 11:22 via pinfall after Irish Curse Backbreaker
Rating: 6.5/10

WWE Tag Team Championship R-Truth & Kofi Kingston (c) def. Prime Time Players in 7:07 via pinfall when R-Truth pinned Darren Young after the Lie Detector Rating: 5.5/10

WWE Tag Team Championship
R-Truth & Kofi Kingston (c) def. Prime Time Players in 7:07 via pinfall when R-Truth pinned Darren Young after the Lie Detector
Rating: 5.5/10

Triple Threat Match WWE Championship CM Punk (c) def. John Cena and The Big Show in 12:34 when Punk pinned Big Show after Cena hits Show with the Attitude Adjustment but Punk tossed Cena out and pinned Show. Rating: 6/10

Triple Threat Match
WWE Championship
CM Punk (c) def. John Cena and The Big Show in 12:34 when Punk pinned Big Show after Cena hits Show with the Attitude Adjustment but Punk tossed Cena out and pinned Show.
Rating: 6/10

Main Event No Disqualification Match Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman def. Triple H in 20:36 via submission with the Kimura Lock Rating: 9/10

Main Event
No Disqualification Match
Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman def. Triple H in 20:36 via submission with the Kimura Lock
Rating: 9/10

Overall Thoughts: A few great matches and an awesome main event made this SummerSlam a good one. Despite what people may have thought of the end result, Jericho/Ziggler pulled of a great opener to the show. Kane/Bryan was decent and helped move along their storyline. Miz/Mysterio pulled of a great sleeper match of the night. Both men showed great chemistry with each other and made it fun to watch. Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio is basically average at best, terrible at worst. Why the hell did they make this match a long feud is beyond me. Now I know the obvious in the Tag Team title match, but in a way, AW kinda screwed The Prime Time Players over here. If AW hadn’t said those words about the Kobe Bryant thing and what he said before or after, he messed up The Prime Time Players push and it showed. Felt sorry for them because they became guilty by association. The WWE Championship Match was…Well…It wasn’t really that good. Punk and Cena tried but Show slowed everything down in this match. I would have been happy with Punk/Cena at that event as Punk was turning heel at that time. But shoehorning Show in this really made the match weak. Luckily, the Lesnar/HHH match made up for it from dipping my overall rating for the event. It was best that the match was made into a No DQ Match because without it and the hype it did, it would not make any sense and would make the match meaningless. This match was an all out brawl and a good one with that and the right guy won. Overall, this event was close to Developmental…But the Main Event just crawled the event just to Mid-Card. Remove the World and WWE Championship Matches, it would have been higher.

Show Rating: Low Mid-Card

SummerSlam 2012 Commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4haIygOLh00

Triple H/Brock Lesnar Build-Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArSukorz-P0

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About Theo Clardy

Well, I was born and raised in Southern California and a graduated from Sonora High School in 1999. Right now, I’m just trying to kick back and try to enjoy life to the fullest. People that know me find me to be a funny and interesting guy. I’m pretty much a nice guy and good to get along with once you get to know me. My family and friends is a very important thing in my life. I never have a girlfriend but hopefully I can find that woman of my dreams someday. I know that sounds sappy and pathetic but that’s how I feel. lol

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