This week on… MIKE on the MIC :
Despite a lackluster build up to the show and a match card that left some scratching their heads, all in all SummerSlam turned out to be a really good PPV. The matches were action packed and kept the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the show. There were also a lot of “THIS IS AWESOME” and “ HOLY S@!T” chants during the show – something not heard a lot nowadays.
Fans saw the return of “The Rated R Superstar” Edge on the kickoff show, as he hit the ring, cutting off Elias’ performance. No words were spoken between the two; only a thunderous spear delivered by Edge to the gut of Elias. The crowd went absolutely nuts and a huge Edge chant broke out. This was one of the coolest moments of the night. Many fans, myself included, never thought we’d get to see Edge hit the spear again due to his neck and shoulder injuries (the very same that led to his in ring retirement). That had to have been an awesome moment for Edge himself.
Another hometown Canadian hero made her return as well, the one and only Trish Stratus. She put on one hell of a match with Charlotte. In spite of her age and not having competed in several years, Trish definitely held her own and looked as good as ever. Unfortunately, Trish was not able to leave the match victorious, but she did a great job of putting Charlotte over. The proverbial “torch” has thus been passed.
The absolute coolest moment of the night was the in-ringdebut of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. I have been waiting to see how the build with his character and the feud with Finn Balor was going to culminate. The Fiend persona is genius and ridiculously over with the fans right now. Bray’s entrance to the ring for the match was wicked cool, nothing short of electric. The music, the lighting, and Bray Wyatt’s face as the lantern was phenomenal; perfect for his new persona. He and Finn put on a much longer match than expected, but it was a great match. The mandible claw as his new finisher completes the look and style of the new persona, making him look very strong. With Finn taking some rumored time off following the PPV, it appears that the feud is over for now. Who will be the next target of The Fiend?
THAT’S ALL FOR THIS WEEK.. STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!