You can watch WWE SummerSlam on Sunday, August 17 on WWE Network for only $9.99.
Triple H made a point of selling that fact to the WWE Universe on Monday during Raw and that was only noteworthy thing to take away from Monday’s show. Alright, that may be a stretch as Dean Ambrose’s character portrayal during the Seth Rollins and Heath Slater match was golden.
But little was done on Monday’s show to build hype for SummerSlam.
SummerSlam is supposed to be WWE’s top event behind Wrestlemania and not the ordinary run of the mill Pay-Per View event.
Watching last night’s Raw, one would have thought that Stephanie McMahon versus Brie Bella is the selling point for SummerSlam. While McMahon has played an excellent character during her booking with Bella, the booking has begun to dry out due to the lack of logic with Bella’s character.
Brock Lesnar versus John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Title is the selling point for SummerSlam.
Where was Lesnar last night?
Where was Cena last night?
Where was Paul Heyman last night?
Neither of the three entities of the Cena-Lesnar feud were a part of Monday’s show. Remember when The Authority wanted a fighting champion? Cena has been far from that as he has barely been seen on WWE programming since his successful title defense on July 20 at Battleground.
Lesnar, as part of his character, does not need to be at every WWE event. But, that is why Heyman is essential to Lesnar’s character. Heyman’s regular presence on WWE programming assists the build up of Lesnar. But Heyman was no where to be seen on Raw last night either.
WWE is missing on their selling points for SummerSlam and that is a concern with the Pay-Pew view being in two weeks. With Lesnar, Heyman, and Cena scheduled for August 11th’s edition of Raw as well as the Hulk Hogan birthday celebration with surprise guests, next week’s Raw needs to set the tone for SummerSlam.
Something WWE has yet to do.