Summerslam 2015

Summerslam 2015 was the ‘biggest event of the summer‘ as for the first time the PPV went almost four hours and featured the rematch between Brock Lesnar and a returning Undertaker intent on revenge for their Wrestlemania match.

The card was certainly packed and kicked off with Sheamus taking on Randy Orton again.  Following that there was a fatal four way match for the tag team championship between The New Day, Prime Time Players, Lucha Dragons and Los Matadores.  The New Day continue to be the most entertaining thing in WWE at the moment, it’s a shame their brilliant parody of Empire State of Mind has been removed.  Ziggler and Rusev continued their dopey soap opera feud but credit to all involved they give it 100%  Neville and actor Stephen Amell fought Stardust and King Barrett next.  Amell actually showed off some wrestling moves and the match wasn’t the expected trainwreck.  Ryback, Miz and Big Show had a triple threat for the IC belt next, after that came Reigns and Ambrose vs. Bray and Luke Harper.  This rivalry seems to been going on forever but as all four men know each other so well (due to NXT) their fights are always entertaining.

Seth Rollins and John Cena fought in a ‘winner takes all’ match and was very well done, however ruined by a silly finish that we all know.  The Divas Revolution Triple Threat was next between Team PCB, Team BAD and Team Bella, then Kevin Owens fought Cesaro and finally Lesnar vs. Undertaker.

There are plenty of extras in the set (one more on blu ray) unfortunately the disc is let down by the removal of New Day’s song which was probably due to copyright (that should have been cleared up beforehand) and the stupid blurring of Brock Lesnar’s middle finger at the Undertaker.  Brock was bleeding at that point, so what’s more offensive a middle finger or blood?

The event was pretty good (but ruined by two screwy finishes) the added celebrity factor of Jon Stewart and the bloke who plays the Green Arrow actually worked.  Stewart in particular was actually pretty funny along with his son especially the merchandise signing sequences.  Worth picking up despite the editing.

  • Starring Becky Lynch  Sasha Banks  The Undertaker  Stardust  Luke Harper
  • Distributor WWE/Fremantle