WWE SummerSlam 2022 recap & reactions: The ring isn’t big enough for Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns

WWE SummerSlam 2022 recap & reactions: The ring isn’t big enough for Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns

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He’s Now not Human. He’s Like a Piece of Iron

I truly don’t know where to start out out on the subject of SummerSlam’s main fit. Calling it a battle seems like a disservice to actual battle. Calling it a have compatibility is selling it fast. If this is truly the top of the Roman Reigns & Brock Lesnar story, their Ultimate Man Standing have compatibility was once as soon as the exclamation degree on the ultimate sentence inside the ultimate chapter. Words truly do not do this collision justice. That mentioned, that’s the gig so I will a minimum of take a look at.

Brock drove a tractor to the ring. He offered himself from mentioned tractor. He moreover offered himself from the tractor proper right into a Lou Thesz press onto Reigns. That set the tone of the have compatibility as it was a game of escalation. Roman and Brock beat each other inside the crowd. They smashed each other by the use of tables, and hit each other with their largest moves. No longer the rest saved the other man down.

That’s the logical conclusion of the entire thing for the ones men. For the longest time, WWE suggested us the ones two are heads, shoulders, knees, and toes above everyone else inside the territory. The only true competition for each men is one each different. The only man who can face up to an F5, or quite a lot of, is Roman Reigns. The only man who shrugs off a few Superman punches is Brock Lesnar. Hanging them in a have compatibility where it’s basically Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is a great switch. What put the have compatibility over the top was once as soon as how each man presented the drama. They milked each 10 depend and provided numerous pressure.

Reigns isn’t going down because of a go back and forth to Suplex The city. Then again after going by the use of a table and getting dropped into the ring by means of tractor—an element that happened—it’s very possible. That’s what this have compatibility was once as soon as all about: possibilities. The possibility that Reigns narrowly beats the 10 depend. The possibility that now not the rest helps to keep Brock down for 10 seconds.

The have compatibility took a turn, pun meant, when Brock reached his breaking point. The Beast tipped the have compatibility in his need when he tipped the ring on its facet using the tractor. Reigns, and the rest of the have compatibility, spilled onto the bottom. That’s when Jimmy and Jey got involved, sensing there was once as soon as no means Roman survived without them. That’s The Tribal Chief in a nutshell. Without reference to his ability, he needs his cousins for the extra hands. He doesn’t love them. He’s no longer loyal to them. He merely needs them.

Even Paul took a shot on Reigns’ behalf when he begged Brock to walk away. Heyman considered Brock the titles! He merely wanted his former shopper to once more transparent of his Tribal Chief. It was once as soon as in fact compelling stuff from Heyman and a lovely reminder that he is however at the middle of this feud. Too bad he got an F5 all over the commentary table for his troubles.

Then again yeah, The Usos. They attacked Brock, Brock attacked them, they recovered, and took Brock to a Superkick Birthday party. Thought’s monitor hit, signaling the third act of this have compatibility. After losing prior to Bobby Lashley in stunning spectacular taste, Thought however saved this chip in his pocket. Then again he in no way got the chance to officially cash in on account of Brock hit him with an F5 and laid him out for the rest of the have compatibility. Then again Brock took his eyes off the prize and you understand what happens when you do that.

At this degree, it changed into the Bloodline doing the entire thing in their power to stick Brock down. It actually took chairs, tables, steps, and the rest no longer nailed proper down to stick Brock on the flooring. He survived Roman beating him silly with the MITB briefcase, quite a lot of vicious images to the highest courtesy of the championship belts, and further superkicks. Then again he didn’t survive all the plunder thrown on absolute best of his body. Reigns stood atop the pile of rubble for excellent measure, bidding Brock adieu and fronting like he did all the factor by the use of himself.

Then again Brock Lesnar proved he’s no longer human. Like Drago mentioned about Rocky, he’s like a piece of iron. It took 3 men and quite a lot of miscellaneous stuff to bury the beast. And even then, he got up on his private will.

I favored each second of it. This was once as soon as the easiest cap to a damn on the subject of absolute best imaginable SummerSlam.

The Champ, The Challenger, The Sky and The Serve as Taste

Whew. So, previous to we get to the completing, which, some would most likely argue is a bigger deal than the have compatibility itself, we need to speak about the actual movement to start with. Merely bear with me for a bit of.

why Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch make great monitor together? I’ll will let you know since you asked: Every girls are believable in the entire thing they do in that ring. They advertise excitement, anger, frustration, and disbelief upper than most. And because both of them are capable enough to do regardless of type of wrestling have compatibility they would really like, that ability were given right here in at hand during their championship have compatibility at SummerSlam. The ones two put on a wrestling well being middle at WrestleMania. How do you apply that? Neatly, for starters, you don’t do the an identical issue. Becky and Bianca had a knockdown, drag out fight in Nashville.

And it all started when the bell rang and each and every girls took their time previous to sexy. When they clashed, Becky went to artwork on Bianca’s shoulder and saved applying that energy all through all the have compatibility. Becky and Bianca taught a class on ring psychology. Becky worked Bianca’s shoulder so frequently, it took Bianca 3 tries to execute a suplex that is, for her as routine as hanging one foot in front of the other.

Bianca got in spurts of offense then again Becky countered at each turn. And each time Bianca used one amongst her large moves, similar to the suplex or an attempted overhead press slam, she paid the price. Bianca’s power game suffered on account of, well, she needs two arms for numerous that. Becky’s plan culminated inside the Dis-Arm-Her, the an identical switch Bianca fought off earlier inside the have compatibility.

And it all made sense. Bianca outwrestled Becky at WrestleMania and pushed earlier her in part because of her energy. Neutralizing that energy is a great gameplay and unbelievable storytelling. From Bianca’s viewpoint, having one arm makes her adapt. Bianca says she’s essentially the most robust, then again she moreover says she’s the smartest and toughest. After their ultimate SummerSlam 2nd, proving those ultimate two adjectives was once as soon as paramount for the champ. So when she slid out of that Dis-Arm-Her onto the bottom, she showed that toughness. Rather than tap and succumb to all that pain her left shoulder felt, she found out a way out.

After mustering some energy, Bianca accomplished a KOD on Becky…outdoor of the ring. In a 2nd of vital character artwork, Bianca tried her damndest to get Becky once more inside the ring previous to the ref counted 10. She wanted to win the have compatibility inside the ring and by the use of pin. Then again, paradoxically, because of all the damage she did to Bianca’s shoulder, Becky just about out of place this have compatibility by the use of depend out. She moderately made it into the ring to triumph over the depend. Then again Bianca basically took over from that point. She kicked out of a Manhandle Slam, reversed a absolute best rope Manhandle Slam into a stupendous Spanish Fly, and then finished it—finally—with a KOD.

What was this very good have compatibility right into a truly easiest one was once as soon as the entire circle completing. Becky, after licking her wounds while Bianca celebrated, extended her hand to the champ. Bianca, without a doubt remembering what happened in 2021, hesitated. She hesitated for a long time. And her homeland crowd wasn’t feeling it each. Then again Bianca shook Becky’s hand and the two embraced. So much to my surprise, there was once as soon as no double transfer each.

Good enough, now we can be in contact regarding the very large 2nd. Bayley made her triumphant return. Followed by the use of Dakota Kai and Io Shirai IYO SKY! Haitch is already putting in artwork in the back of the scenes. Vince is out of the massive place of business and in a few week, he brings once more Dakota, finally puts Io on the main roster, and puts Bayley once more into our lives.


That handshake between Becky and Bianca? Wager who took Bianca’s facet when Bayley, Io, and Dakota cornered the champ inside the ring? The Huge Time herself. To refresh, we got once more all the dope problems I mentioned, plus a Becky Lynch face turn.

Great method to get began the show and a hell of a teaser for this Monday. Merely put it in my veins at the moment.


I’ll Be Damned…

I’m no longer shocked Logan Paul is excellent at this wrestling issue. I’m no longer shocked he and Miz put on an entertaining have compatibility on account of Miz infrequently puts on bad fits with any individual. I’m no longer even shocked at the implausible Frog Splash Logan hit on Miz with the latter laid out on a commentary table. And no, I’m no longer shocked Logan gained because of path he gained.

I’m floored that vast Nashville crowd one day cheered for the individual. I didn’t think there was once as soon as the rest WWE, AEW, NJPW, or Jesus Christ would possibly do exactly to get any individual to cheer for that guy. Then again they did, and that’s a credit score rating to each single particular person inside the have compatibility, along with an interfering AJ Types. Types attacked Ciampa, which, optimistically, method we’re getting an AJ and Ciampa feud. Put that all over my veins too, please.

Razor’s Edge

Precise be in contact: Every No DQ tag have compatibility should be a tornado have compatibility. This No DQ tag have compatibility between The Judgment Day and The Mysterios started the right kind means. All 4 men have been going at it, doing regardless of with out a topic. Then, for basketball reasons I presume, it was a regular tag have compatibility. Like people actually tagging in and out. When Domink, Rey’s son, got beat on, he merely sat there and let it happen simply because of…laws? It was once as soon as in fact atypical.

At one degree I asked, “Why isn’t Rhea getting some movement?” Seconds later, she made her presence known by the use of hanging Dom on her shoulders and slamming him into the apron. With Rey down and the Judgment Day begging for chairs to scramble brains, nobody noticed the set erected at the entrance. An overly appropriate and cool remix of The Brood’s theme bumped all over the stadium, and Edge, dressed in a Satan crimson leather jacket, rose all over the hearth and made a beeline to the ring.

Edge did Edge problems, evened the odds, and appeared on as The Mysterios got their revenge and the W.

Great 2nd and I’m digging the entire thing about this iteration of Edge. I will be able to’t wait to see if it in fact is him tapping into a couple of of his distinctive energy combined with the entire thing he is now. And what does this suggest for the future of The Judgment Day? They’re no longer a formidable enough group of workers however to get defeated by the use of the guy who created them.

Time will tell, as it at all times does.

One and Achieved

This was once as soon as a abnormal one. No, I didn’t dislike the tag have compatibility between The Usos and The Street Income. It worked for me for a lot of the reasons their fits together at all times artwork. And, like all of them, it were given right here down to one mistake. The Income had the have compatibility gained. They totally organize the Usos for a trademark win. Dawkins teed up a Montez Frog Splash. Then again whew, that have an effect on. Tez sought after a bit of a great deal of recovery time after and Jey kicked out as a result. Tez, annoyed with the entire thing, spent a great deal of time complaining to Double J slightly than issuing additional beatdown to Jey or tagging in his partner. Can’t leave The Usos that so much time, which is a hell of a story to tell.

The Usos did what they did and walked out however the tag champs. However it certainly was once as soon as abrupt. A have compatibility that I pegged as an early contender for have compatibility of the evening time didn’t achieve that bar. Or even come close. It was once as soon as excellent, then again seemingly ended as temporarily as a result of it all started.

No Income breakup, no Double J Ka-Bong, merely two guys sitting inside the ring disillusioned while The Usos walked into the moonlight with their titles in hand.

Bum Ass Loser

Pat McAfee is a wonderful wrestler. The crowd wanted now not the rest more than to see him beat up on Happy Corbin. And it all started with an all-mens choir singing “Bum Ass Corbin” as Corbin walked to the ring. Hilarious and smart. That set the tone for all the have compatibility and each and every men delivered. And Pat gained on account of that was once as soon as the only good end result.

The best 2nd of the have compatibility was once as soon as this little business between Michael Cole and Corey Graves:

Graves: “I preferred you upper when you weren’t allowed to have an opinion.”

Cole: “That’s changed. A such a lot changed.”

Thanks for the snicker, gents.

One Good Turn Deserves Another

Ronda Rousey spotted Becky’s face turn and raised her one with a turn of her private. Throughout her have compatibility with Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Ladies’s championship. Ronda dominated. Liv got her images in then again the champ didn’t seem to be a large number of a champ the least bit. And the completing didn’t exactly help her goal each. Ronda slapped on each different arm bar and refused to let transfer this time. Then the foolishness started.

Liv, doing her absolute best imaginable to reverse Ronda’s arm bar, puts her opponent on her shoulders. Then again Ronda doesn’t let transfer of the submission. The ref, noticing Ronda’s shoulders are down, gets into position to depend 3. While he’s counting, Liv is tapping. The ref misses that and gives the controversial pinfall victory to the champion.

Ronda snaps with excellent reason, beats up on Liv and the referee. So, yeah, she’s a heel now and Liv doesn’t look the best coming out of the have compatibility. It was once as soon as top quality then again the completing left a nasty taste in my mouth.

United He Falls

Thought at all times makes Lashley seem to be a god. And I suggest that all over the best way possible. Thought tried fighting dirty in this United States championship have compatibility, swinging on Bobby with the briefcase previous to the bell rang. Bobby walked it off and as quickly because the bell went ding ding, it was once as soon as all Lashley. To be truthful, that was once as soon as part of a larger story. Thought found out he didn’t want this have compatibility because of his long run plans. Why probability harm messing spherical with an individual like Lashley? So when Lashley applied the Hurt Lock, Thought right away tapped.

Amusing have compatibility should you occur to love seeing a chicken sh*t heel get beat up by the use of the conquering babyface. I liked it.

Whew, what a revel in. The evening time’s two absolute best imaginable fits served as bookends. SummerSlam opened sizzling and closed even hotter. Most the entire thing inside the middle rocked as well. Some harder than others while there was once as soon as only one cross over at all the card. We even got a lovely brawl between Riddle and Seth Rollins, which I guess is leading to something large on Monday. And shoutout to the commentary, which was once as soon as great all evening time. Like Cole mentioned, alots changed. Those changes allow them to sound natural and like they’re having fun.

Another one of the large 4 events delivers large time.

Grade: A

That’s my grade and I’m sticking to it. Your turn.

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