SummerSlam 2014 Anticipation


I am really looking forward to tonight’s SummerSlam as all the matches I feel like have done their own job in buildup. You’ll be able to see what I’m actually predicting as far as the matches go on this site, but I wanted to throw out some feelings on where things are at with what’s going on this evening.

Match of the Night:

The easy answer is that it would be the WWE World Heavyweight title match as I think that one is going to be a flat out brawl, and we will see Brock put away John Cena for the title, which is going to be interesting to see how it plays out from here on.  Hopefully a purely physical match by both guys, where each man will give their best shot.

But I really think even with the “bad” stipulation of a lumberjack match, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will deliver the match of the night.  I think both guys will want to step up in a way that makes them both shine.  Sure, the lumberjacks will be involved from time to time, but it’s all about Rollins and Ambrose.  I’m still amazed at the reception Ambrose has made as a face, but it goes back to that anti-authority type that he’s presented himself as, and that just seems to work anymore.

Performer of the Night:

Once again, easy answer is Brock Lesnar. I wish I could find the podcast where I talked about Lesnar winning the title way back after Wrestlemania.  On one of those, I was laughed at, but you better believe I’ll be bragging about this for the next week when it comes true.  Maybe I should be the advocate for the one in 21-1.

But I’m thinking that Roman Reigns is going to be the performer of the night.  I don’t know if this will be the full run of Reigns as that match with Triple H or even the Royal Rumble will be that. For now, a win over someone like Randy Orton is a great jump start and especially if they’re given some time to build up the match and let Reigns show what he can do in a singles match.

Moment of the Night:

Bray Wyatt clean win over Chris Jericho.  This feud finally picked up steam for me with that sit down face to face promo on this past Raw.  I feel like having the Wyatt Family “banned” from ringside is the best move for this, so we can see Bray Wyatt pick up a win without them.  That is what has to happen for Bray to finally get going on his path towards superstardom.

You look over the card, and you can see that each match has their own storyline, and that’s what makes this feel bigger than in past year’s.  I think Swagger-Rusev will be something to watch.  Dolph Ziggler and Miz should be a better match than people anticipate.  I didn’t even make it to Brie and Stephanie as even with the horrible angle they pulled on Monday Night is still going to be interesting to see which direction they go.

The second biggest event of the year should live up to its billing.