Ten years from now, the outcomes of SummerSlam 2021 are unlikely to be remembered. Two occasions, nonetheless, are prone to be remembered: the return of Becky Lynch and that of Brock Lesnar.
And that is what WWE has wager on.
I bear in mind as soon as listening to Pat Patterson defend the standard of a sport or the story behind it by justifying that the aim was to create a second, pop as we are saying within the jargon. These well-known moments, like WrestleMania, the moments we hear about yearly.
Effectively, primarily based on that criterion alone, WWE certainly served us two moments that shall be remembered for a very long time. Nevertheless, simply because the occasion was being held in Las Vegas, WWE didn’t get it proper.
First, let’s discuss concerning the return of Brock Lesnar.
Roman Reigns and John Cena had a very good struggle. Not a sport of the 12 months, however an trustworthy struggle, which managed to seize the gang in direction of the tip. One of many two finest video games on the map with Edge towards Seth Rollins.
If anybody had any doubts concerning the end result of the struggle, all you needed to do was take heed to SmackDown on Friday. Reigns stated there that if he misplaced he would stop WWE. A stipulation under no circumstances obligatory. With out it, we already knew that Reigns would win, however there could possibly be a little bit doubt with some that we might lastly give Cena a seventeenth world title in order that he might get forward of Ric Aptitude (though actually, Aptitude did win. greater than 16 occasions a world title).
Brock Lesnar: again with an entire new look!
After the struggle, as Reigns celebrated his victory, music performed and it was one which hadn’t been heard since WrestleMania 2020, which had been 16 months.
It was Brock Lesnar, who sported a wholly totally different look: denims, a black tank high, a toque on the again of the top and a beard. He seems to have misplaced some mass, however he stays a formidable specimen.
He went head to head with the champion, then, after the occasion was not on the air, gave a little bit deal with to the 45,000 followers in Las Vegas by making use of two flexes and an F-5 to Cena. John Cena’s summer time in WWE is
by the way in which completed. He shall be at Madison Sq. Backyard in September and that shall be it for now. He’ll return to Hollywood.
Regardless of this, Brock would be the babyface in historical past. As a result of what does not occur on TV, for WWE, even in 2021, it hasn’t actually occurred.
I like the thought of Lesnar as the subsequent distinguished opponent for Reigns.
You might be reminded that the aim is to experience Roman as a lot as doable, to make him an indestructible champion. Cena was a step. Brock shall be one other. And presumably the Rock in Dallas for WrestleMania in 2022. The preliminary plans had been Brock in 2023 in L.A., however clearly we felt the necessity to velocity up the method. Both approach, so long as we did not have a paying crowd, it did not work to deliver the beast again.
As well as, the story with Paul Heyman, who will play a vital position on this rivalry, is written by itself.
Are we going to present Brock and Roman to Survivor Sequence? Could also be. It is doable. However normally we do Uncooked vs. SmackDown, which might imply Roman vs. Bobby as an alternative. Roman vs. Brock on the Royal Rumble sounds attention-grabbing to me. Nevertheless, it’s over 4 months away. It is a good distance, particularly for WWE.
Banks v. Belair: false promoting
The opposite standout comeback of the evening was Becky Lynch.
I learn you criticize the truth that Becky had destroyed SmackDown champion Bianca Belair in 25 seconds, that it was a slap within the face of Bianca, that she had the identical destiny in retailer for her as ‘to Kofi Kingston, who equally misplaced towards Brock Lesnar in October 2019. I’ve learn and heard every thing.
And whereas I agree that it might have been executed in a unique and higher approach, that is not what angers me probably the most.
What bothered me was every thing that rotated.
First, you must know that WWE has identified for eight days, I repeat, EIGHT days, that Sasha Banks wouldn’t be attending SummerSlam.
So why proceed to promote it? Why misinform the followers?
That is outright false promoting. Particularly for a match of Banks’ caliber towards Belair. We’re speaking concerning the rematch of one of many two finals of the final WrestleMania. One of the anticipated matches on this map and one which had probably the most potential. And despite the fact that WWE has been doing false promoting for 35 years, there’s a
distinction between asserting on the night of a non-televised occasion that Cesaro is not going to be there and what she did final Saturday evening.
For me, that is unacceptable. Particularly since she had a window to rectify it.
On SmackDown Friday, it might have been introduced that Sasha Banks might