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(WWE)   CAN Triple-H survive the onslaught of Brock Lesnar? WILL CM Punk retain the WWE Title against both John Cena AND The Big Show? IS AJ going to drop trou in the middle of the ring? THIS is YOUR WWE SummerSlam 2012 Thread (8pm EST on PPV)   (wwe.com) divider line 904
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2012-08-19 11:42:25 PM  

TheManofPA: WWE Universe members didn't waste any time in chanting "Kobe Bryant" during the WWE Tag Team Championship Match between Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and The Prime Time Players at SummerSlam in response to The Players' manager A.W. being released following a Kobe Bryant rape joke on Raw weeks ago. A.W. was informed of the chants on Twitter and responded, "To all the fans that showed their support with the chants and tweets I really want to say "THANK YOU"!!! You guys are truly.. #UNSTOPPABLE!"


I don't think those were pro-AW chants, more of a HAHA SCREW YOU VINCE chants.


six of one, half a dozen of the other...
 
2012-08-19 11:50:33 PM  
The Breakdown

7 matches
81 minutes of bell-to-bell time
170 minutes of show
48% of show dedicated to in-ring action
 
2012-08-20 12:00:46 AM  
i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-20 12:28:54 AM  
Didn't watch SummerSlam, was busy working.

However, when's the last time that we had a PPV thread that didn't even gredunza?

Says something about the quality lately.
 
2012-08-20 12:50:13 AM  
Those were mostly solid, well booked matches. Sadly, it's going down as shiat b/c of its proximity to the rest of very poor WWE programming.

I'd give the show a c+/b- at worst. I'm only downgrading for some odd pacing, 5 min of HHH mugging, and a full letter b/c WWE 'entertainment' is 50% punching. Work rate really needs to pick up.
 
2012-08-20 01:00:38 AM  
I'm trying to remember the last time Triple H tapped out.

Can anyone remember? All that's coming to mind is when Triple H tapped out to a strong gust of wind at Wrestlemania XX, but I feel like there have been other instances since then.
 
2012-08-20 01:09:56 AM  

TheManofPA: As much as we hate Vince, HHH may put the belt on himself for an extended reign when he's 50


I think it's more likely he'll book himself to trade the title back and forth every week or two, so that he can eventually retire as the first and only man who will ever have won the WWE Championship twenty-five times.
 
2012-08-20 01:10:49 AM  

ShiningWizard: SuburbanCowboy: There is an elephant in the room. No one is willing to address why the PPV was not Top Shelf material.
The Great Khali is on the Disabled List.

You may have a point. Overlook The Great Khali at your own peril!

[i1257.photobucket.com image 549x395]


I can't wait until The Great Khali returns. His entrance music kicks in, and then when he gets to the ring 8 minutes later, and the whole crowd is just pumped because of how amazing his entrance is, he just picks up Ryback and power bombs him to the mat for the 3 count. It is going to be so epic.
 
2012-08-20 01:28:13 AM  
Hunter booked himself to get a standing O and got YOU TAPPED OUT chanted at him. I just can't enjoy that enough, lol.
 
2012-08-20 01:30:37 AM  

Outshined_One: I'm trying to remember the last time Triple H tapped out.

Can anyone remember? All that's coming to mind is when Triple H tapped out to a strong gust of wind at Wrestlemania XX, but I feel like there have been other instances since then.


Angle, Jericho, Rocky, Benoit
They've all made HHH tap
 
2012-08-20 02:02:48 AM  
My Navy friend from FL is in town and we went to watch the Brewers get pounded, followed by buffet dinner and a couple hours of work... and then a thread of quality but definitely no quantity. Goodness WWE, the Ultimate Gredunza is in danger tomorrow night...
 
2012-08-20 03:07:42 AM  

Outshined_One: I'm trying to remember the last time Triple H tapped out.

Can anyone remember? All that's coming to mind is when Triple H tapped out to a strong gust of wind at Wrestlemania XX, but I feel like there have been other instances since then.


He tapped to Taker at Mania last year in the Hell's Gate. I think that was the last time he tapped.
 
2012-08-20 03:10:19 AM  
Triple H has tapped to Cena at a Wrestlemania also
 
2012-08-20 07:15:17 AM  

SuburbanCowboy: ShiningWizard: SuburbanCowboy: There is an elephant in the room. No one is willing to address why the PPV was not Top Shelf material.
The Great Khali is on the Disabled List.

You may have a point. Overlook The Great Khali at your own peril!

[i1257.photobucket.com image 549x395]

I can't wait until The Great Khali returns. His entrance music kicks in, and then when he gets to the ring 8 minutes later, and the whole crowd is just pumped because of how amazing his entrance is, he just picks up Ryback and power bombs him to the mat for the 3 count. It is going to be so epic.


So The Gloved One vs. Pink Eye? Might not be the worst booking in history. Shoot I'd watch out of morbid curiosity if nothing else
 
2012-08-20 08:08:58 AM  

Neums: Outshined_One: I'm trying to remember the last time Triple H tapped out.

Can anyone remember? All that's coming to mind is when Triple H tapped out to a strong gust of wind at Wrestlemania XX, but I feel like there have been other instances since then.

He tapped to Taker at Mania last year in the Hell's Gate. I think that was the last time he tapped.


You know what, I posted that earlier but now I think I'm wrong. Didn't he go out heroically and didn't tap, he just passed out from being in the hold too long? Does anyone remember?

POST IT SHAWN OR I WILL!
 
2012-08-20 08:59:35 AM  
My review is based only on the two matches I saw. I figured if I was going to pay to watch bad acting and storytelling, I would be happier watching True Blood, so that's what I did. Anyway, based on what I did see, the first impression I got of the triple threat match was that it was essentially a Raw main event quality match, with the overrun included. There was nothing about it that stood out other than CM Punk's tights, and his mocking of John Cena. Speaking of Cena, there are parts where he was trying to act like he was Punk's buddy in this match, which is confusing from a storytelling standpoint, for they have no reason to like each other at all. We've beaten the "babyface, Super Cena is old," point to death, but it's moments like that where it really drags down the story. Even after the match when he was being mocked, it was the same, ho-hum Cena response. Like Grantland and we have pointed out, Cena is a face that acts like a heel.

As for the Lesnar-Triple H match, that shouldn't have closed the show. It was also a match that within itself told a good story, but that was ruined by the terrible booking leading into the match. I don't need to rehas the utterly ridiculous "DON'T YOU DARE TALK ABOUT MY KIDS, PAUL E, DON'T YOU DARE!" crap that did nothing to put heat on Lesnar. I'm glad the LA crowd didn't buy what WWE was selling, and sh*t all over this stupid portrayal. A Lesnar-Triple H match in the latter day needs only one element to sell: that it's a Lesnar-Triple H match. It's a match that books itself, so leave it to WWE to royally f*ck that up. That said, Triple H did something he hasn't done in years, which is basically get the piss taken out of him for a whole match. Lesnar walked away looking good, and it seems to me the goal of the match was to get heat back onto him after they majorly goofed on the Cena-Lesnar finish.

This is the drawback and far-ended result though: it won't help Lesnar going into Survivor Series or onward. He's 1-1 when he needs to be 2-0 against WWE's sacred cows. It was calculated over at FWC Japan that his match cost WWE about $12,000 per minute. That's wasted money on a guy who got beat with two moves at one pay per view, and used all of two moves to beat Triple H at this one. Triple H actually did right by THIS BUSINESS at this ppv, but his wife did him no favors leading up to it with her staff and her terrible booking. It won't amount to much though because everyone will still be saying, "Yeah but they booked Super Cena to beat him with two moves." Regarding Triple H, no, he's not going to retire. I predict a rematch at some stage, probably to get Triple H's win back against Brock. When Triple H actually retires from the ring, it will be treated like the acension of Christ back into the heavens.
 
2012-08-20 09:01:45 AM  

TheManofPA: Neums: Outshined_One: I'm trying to remember the last time Triple H tapped out.

Can anyone remember? All that's coming to mind is when Triple H tapped out to a strong gust of wind at Wrestlemania XX, but I feel like there have been other instances since then.

He tapped to Taker at Mania last year in the Hell's Gate. I think that was the last time he tapped.

You know what, I posted that earlier but now I think I'm wrong. Didn't he go out heroically and didn't tap, he just passed out from being in the hold too long? Does anyone remember?

POST IT SHAWN OR I WILL!


I think he passed out. Then he was heroically carried to the back by Taker and Shawn as THIS ERA of THIS BUSINESS was ended, even though the Rock was in the main event later that night.
 
2012-08-20 09:04:43 AM  

verbaltoxin: When Triple H actually retires from the ring, it will be treated like the acension of Christ back into the heavens.


He didn't have the look. Also, he didn't know how to work. He made himself look weak by allowing the Romans to go over.
 
2012-08-20 09:06:00 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: verbaltoxin: When Triple H actually retires from the ring, it will be treated like the acension of Christ back into the heavens.

He didn't have the look. Also, he didn't know how to work. He made himself look weak by allowing the Romans to go over.


True, but like Triple H, Christ no-sold death.
 
2012-08-20 09:08:17 AM  
Hey what's going on in this thread?

A PPV thread with no gredunza going into a Monday?

Wow. the fWc has fallen on hard times.
 
2012-08-20 09:09:17 AM  
Didnt have a chance to watch. Probably look it up during lunch.
 
2012-08-20 09:14:52 AM  

Gunny Highway: Didnt have a chance to watch. Probably look it up during lunch.


same. Well not that I wasn't able to, I just didn't really feel like it.

/Be a Star!
 
2012-08-20 09:19:18 AM  

FinFangFark: Gunny Highway: Didnt have a chance to watch. Probably look it up during lunch.

same. Well not that I wasn't able to, I just didn't really feel like it.

/Be a Star!


i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-20 09:42:56 AM  
Didn't watch this time. Read the thread.

Gotdayumn I miss me some FirstNationalBastard and Bobby_and_The_Gorilla.

Might watch tonight and see what they did post-ppv. I hate my constant curiosity.
 
2012-08-20 09:54:00 AM  

Zombie Hitler: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: why are we sticking with this?
and why isn't there sad Hulk music to accompany his depressed walk back up the ramp?

lol


Moodybastard: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: why are we sticking with this?
and why isn't there sad Hulk music to accompany his depressed walk back up the ramp?

LOL


What that joke looks like: Link
 
2012-08-20 09:55:43 AM  
It sounds like it was a decent PPV. Not great but I will watch clips. The HHH "YOU TAPPED OUT" part strikes me as particularly hilarious.

The steak au poivre I had last night > SummerSlam, though.
 
2012-08-20 10:23:11 AM  

TheManofPA: Neums: Outshined_One: I'm trying to remember the last time Triple H tapped out.

Can anyone remember? All that's coming to mind is when Triple H tapped out to a strong gust of wind at Wrestlemania XX, but I feel like there have been other instances since then.

He tapped to Taker at Mania last year in the Hell's Gate. I think that was the last time he tapped.

You know what, I posted that earlier but now I think I'm wrong. Didn't he go out heroically and didn't tap, he just passed out from being in the hold too long? Does anyone remember?

POST IT SHAWN OR I WILL!


Didn't he tap to Chris Benoit someone at WM20?
 
2012-08-20 10:31:15 AM  

star_topology: TheManofPA: Neums: Outshined_One: I'm trying to remember the last time Triple H tapped out.

Can anyone remember? All that's coming to mind is when Triple H tapped out to a strong gust of wind at Wrestlemania XX, but I feel like there have been other instances since then.

He tapped to Taker at Mania last year in the Hell's Gate. I think that was the last time he tapped.

You know what, I posted that earlier but now I think I'm wrong. Didn't he go out heroically and didn't tap, he just passed out from being in the hold too long? Does anyone remember?

POST IT SHAWN OR I WILL!

Didn't he tap to Chris Benoit someone at WM20?


[REDACTED]
 
2012-08-20 10:35:41 AM  
I think what's more compelling than Triple H tapping out in this match, is that he hasn't had a match where he spent so little time on offense since maybe his match with Ultimate Warrior in 1996. Looking abck on it, it was booked to effectively be a squash match. Aside from hitting his token moves and the brief spot with the stomach, Brock thoroughly dominated. It was totally booked to put Brock over. Even post-match was designed to make Brock look super strong.

Now watch WWE f*ck that up.
 
2012-08-20 10:42:22 AM  

One Bad Apple: downpaymentblues: FirstNationalBastard: He's only had one match since April. He lost because he faced John Cena, who is like Superman and can take a 20 minute beating, then vanquish his foe with one punch (yes, that's how the match ended).

To be fair, it only took one kick from Overeem to put Lesnar down, lol. No 20 minute beating, unless you count the pre-fight hype...

That loss has been vacated to a "No Contest" due to Overroids getting caught after.


He didn't fail that test, he failed a random test well after that.

The loss is still a loss.
 
2012-08-20 10:50:28 AM  

verbaltoxin: Now watch WWE f*ck that up.

by booking Ryback vs. Brock and having Brock lose, thus making Ryback better than Triple H. Finished that for you.

That being said...

verbaltoxin: is that he(Hs) hasn't had a match where he spent so little time on offense since maybe his match with Ultimate Warrior in 1996.


There is a gif out there where Hs pedigreed the Ultimate Warrior, and Warrior gets up and pumps his muscles completely no-selling the move. It's the greatest thing.
 
2012-08-20 11:21:36 AM  

JuicePats: One Bad Apple: downpaymentblues: FirstNationalBastard: He's only had one match since April. He lost because he faced John Cena, who is like Superman and can take a 20 minute beating, then vanquish his foe with one punch (yes, that's how the match ended).

To be fair, it only took one kick from Overeem to put Lesnar down, lol. No 20 minute beating, unless you count the pre-fight hype...

That loss has been vacated to a "No Contest" due to Overroids getting caught after.

He didn't fail that test, he failed a random test well after that.

The loss is still a loss.


Wasn't that loss also after Brock destroyed his colon by trying to live on only meat?
 
2012-08-20 01:28:57 PM  

verbaltoxin: I think what's more compelling than Triple H tapping out in this match, is that he hasn't had a match where he spent so little time on offense since maybe his match with Ultimate Warrior in 1996. Looking abck on it, it was booked to effectively be a squash match. Aside from hitting his token moves and the brief spot with the stomach, Brock thoroughly dominated. It was totally booked to put Brock over. Even post-match was designed to make Brock look super strong.

Now watch WWE f*ck that up.


I have to admit, HHH really gave Brock a good push by basically jobbing that entire match. I figured Brock would win, but I didn't expect HHH to give that good of a push.
 
2012-08-20 01:34:24 PM  
This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O
 
2012-08-20 01:37:10 PM  

Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O


I didn't watch it...and with others checking out as well, the threads are low in counts now.
 
2012-08-20 01:46:01 PM  

FinFangFark: Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O

I didn't watch it...and with others checking out as well, the threads are low in counts now.


Quality over quantity.......or something.
 
2012-08-20 02:12:44 PM  

Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O


Not enough HHH, obviously.
 
2012-08-20 02:22:59 PM  

Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O


It was painfully mediocre.
 
2012-08-20 02:24:47 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I have to admit, HHH really gave Brock a good push by basically jobbing that entire match. I figured Brock would win, but I didn't expect HHH to give that good of a push.


And then he booked himself an Austin at WrestleMania 13 moment, and as much as it hilariously failed, his ego still needed it. There's always a catch when you're dealing with the man who loves THIS BUSINESS more than anyone else.
 
2012-08-20 02:43:29 PM  
Everyone keeps bringing up instances where HHH tapped out, but Outshined_one was asking when the last time Hunter tapped out, and I maintain what I said about last year's Mania being that moment.

Hunter had gotten his hands on the sledgehammer and looked like he was going to finish Taker, but Taker surprised Hunter and put him in the Hell's Gate submission. Hunter dropped the sledge while in the hold, and got his hands on it, only to drop the hammer and eventually tap out to it. However, he was able to leave the ring under his own steam, unlike Taker. Now, that could have been setup for this most recent match, but I think it was just fortunate that Taker was completely wiped from it and unable to get out without assistance, and they just wrote that into the storyline.
 
2012-08-20 03:11:16 PM  

robsul82: Grand_Moff_Joseph: I have to admit, HHH really gave Brock a good push by basically jobbing that entire match. I figured Brock would win, but I didn't expect HHH to give that good of a push.

And then he booked himself an Austin at WrestleMania 13 moment, and as much as it hilariously failed, his ego still needed it. There's always a catch when you're dealing with the man who loves THIS BUSINESS more than anyone else.


In both cases though, I thought the moment was well planned. Leave some doubt as to what the star's going to do next, then take a few months off to let the story simmer before boiling it up again.
 
2012-08-20 03:11:53 PM  

FinFangFark: Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O

I didn't watch it...and with others checking out as well, the threads are low in counts now.


I'd have been here, but was at the Cards-Pirates game.

/bailed after the 12th inning
//good call on my part
 
2012-08-20 03:18:47 PM  

Neums: Everyone keeps bringing up instances where HHH tapped out, but Outshined_one was asking when the last time Hunter tapped out, and I maintain what I said about last year's Mania being that moment.

Hunter had gotten his hands on the sledgehammer and looked like he was going to finish Taker, but Taker surprised Hunter and put him in the Hell's Gate submission. Hunter dropped the sledge while in the hold, and got his hands on it, only to drop the hammer and eventually tap out to it. However, he was able to leave the ring under his own steam, unlike Taker. Now, that could have been setup for this most recent match, but I think it was just fortunate that Taker was completely wiped from it and unable to get out without assistance, and they just wrote that into the storyline.


That's where I think we are torn is the ending of the match. Did he actually tap out after he dropped the sledgehammer or did he heroically fight to the end and pass out (not respond to the 3 count)? They are both loss by submission but different from a booking side of things. I honestly don't remember, anyone see it online as a report or a video?

END IT NEUMS OR I WILL!
 
2012-08-20 03:20:03 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: FinFangFark: Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O

I didn't watch it...and with others checking out as well, the threads are low in counts now.

I'd have been here, but was at the Cards-Pirates game.

/bailed after the 12th inning
//good call on my part


Dude....you skipping out on extra innings. Sure they lost but you always have to stick around in case of a record length (I assume Cards fan since they are home and no one should be a Buccos fan after those 20 years)

/teehee, record length
 
2012-08-20 03:33:16 PM  

TheManofPA: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FinFangFark: Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O

I didn't watch it...and with others checking out as well, the threads are low in counts now.


images.forbes.com

MARK, PLEASE.
THE FWC WERE HANGING BY THE RAFTERS!!!!!

FARK WAS SO ENTERTAINED, THEY WERE ACTUALLY WATCHING THE PPV!!!

 
2012-08-20 04:18:38 PM  

Senile Vince: TheManofPA: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FinFangFark: Captain Steroid: This thread didn't even break 900?

How badly did the show suck?! O_O

I didn't watch it...and with others checking out as well, the threads are low in counts now.


[images.forbes.com image 200x160]

MARK, PLEASE.
THE FWC WERE HANGING BY THE RAFTERS!!!!!

FARK WAS SO ENTERTAINED, THEY WERE ACTUALLY WATCHING THE PPV!!!


LMAO, Nice!
 
2012-08-20 04:44:02 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: In both cases though, I thought the moment was well planned


Well, not insofar as how the match was booked, you know? Hunter didn't take nearly enough damage to deserve the kind of reaction he was going for. Regardless of how one sided the offense actually was in retrospect, it clearly didn't in the moment come across that way to the crowd at all and them sitting on their hands the entire match should've tipped him off to audible out of that.
 
2012-08-20 06:00:14 PM  

robsul82: Grand_Moff_Joseph: In both cases though, I thought the moment was well planned

Well, not insofar as how the match was booked, you know? Hunter didn't take nearly enough damage to deserve the kind of reaction he was going for. Regardless of how one sided the offense actually was in retrospect, it clearly didn't in the moment come across that way to the crowd at all and them sitting on their hands the entire match should've tipped him off to audible out of that.


Brock should have destroyed him. at 10+ year age difference, and coming from the UFC, by all rights Hunter should have been crushed even more than Cena was in his match with Brock (not counting the bullsh*t ending, of course).
 
2012-08-20 08:15:07 PM  
I'm am thinking we sneak this up to grudenza level while everyone else is in the Raw thread

/evil laugh
 
2012-08-20 08:21:08 PM  
I mean we only have to sneak 104 more posts in here and we got it
 
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