WWE SummerSlam 2022 turned out to be a fantastic show for the fans. The premium live event was top notch from start to finish, hosting some of the biggest matches of the year.
Becky Lynch challenged Bianca Belair to the RAW Women’s Championship during the show. Meanwhile, Liv Morgan defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey.
Judgment Day wanted to undo The Mysterios for good at The Biggest Party of the Summer. Pat McAfee also made a triumphant return to the ring, beating Happy Corbin to make a statement.
Meanwhile, Theory tried to run SummerSlam with at least one title around his waist. In the end, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar faced each other in a Last Man Standing match at SummerSlam.
The premium live event provided some great matches and surprises. Take a look at the seven things WWE SummerSlam has done right this year.
#7. Edge returned to help The Mysterios defeat Judgment Day
Rey and Dominik Mysterio wanted to get one during doomsday at WWE SummerSlam. Meanwhile, Rhea Ripley was there to support Finn Balor and Damian Priest in the no-disqualification match.
The two teams still followed the rules of regular tag team games and tried to maintain the upper hand in the game. Priest was excellent, he made some good moves and was in a few top spots with his opponents.
However, Edge returned during the match and took out Balor and Priest. The Mysterios eventually took advantage and, thanks to the interference, scored the victory.
The match was decent and saw the return of The Rated R Superstar. WWE could have saved that for after the game, but the creative team decided to stick with it. Edge will likely team up in the coming weeks to undo Judgment Day.
#6. Logan Paul impressed in his first singles match at WWE SummerSlam 2022
Ciampa and Maryse joined The Miz for his match against Logan Paul at WWE SummerSlam 2022. Paul unloaded his opponent early on, demonstrating the work he had done to prepare for the match.
The Miz relied on his experience to slow down Logan and take him down with a few chops and kicks. Ciampa also helped The A-Lister at crucial moments to ensure he stayed at the top.
The referee started Ciampa from ringside and AJ Styles came out to attack him and sent him through the crowd. Meanwhile, Paul made a great dive from the top turnbuckle to The Miz on the announcement table.
He hit Miz with the Skull Crushing Final to take the win. It was funny to watch a celebrity beat a two-time Grand Slam champion with two professionals backing him. However, Logan Paul needed the win to come across as a threat to the rest of the roster after signing a WWE contract.
#5. Bianca Belair retained her title against Becky Lynch
In the first match of WWE SummerSlam 2022, Bianca Belair faced Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship. The EST used its strength to get the game under control early on.
Lynch relied on her technical prowess to make a comeback and punished the RAW Women’s Champion. The two superstars were extremely physical and seemed to be doing their best to stay on top. They fought in and out of the ring to punish each other, but made sure not to be disqualified during the trial.
Big Time Becks was creative in her attack, but couldn’t avoid the champion’s KOD. Belair pinned her challenger to retain her title at SummerSlam. After the match, the two superstars shook hands and embraced.
WWE did an extremely good job building the match and giving both women plenty of time to work together. It was a great opener that helped Bianca Belair remain the top woman in the company. Meanwhile, it looks like Lynch finally has a face again.
#4. Bayley returned with a dream team to Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch. to confront
After Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair made it clear that they were on the same page, Bayley returned at WWE SummerSlam 2022. She came out with Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky (formerly Io Shirai) by her side.
Big Time Becks stood side by side with The EST, and the two sides exchanged some warm words. However, no physical altercation took place between them.
The segment went very well and was able to help WWE bring back the Women’s Tag Team Championship. It’s great to watch Bayley lead Sky and Kai. They will likely be a top team on the main roster after an incredible run in NXT.
#3. Liv Morgan re-pinned Ronda Rousey to remain the SmackDown Women’s Champion
Liv Morgan defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey in the penultimate match at WWE SummerSlam 2022. Morgan tried to beat Ronda early, but a knee from the latter held her back.
Morgan tried to be aggressive throughout the bout, but she was no match for the former UFC champion. The SmackDown Women’s Champion had a plan to fight off the armbar every time Rousey tried to apply it.
The worst woman on the planet finally got the armbar and Liv tapped out. At the same time, however, Rousey’s shoulders were on the mat and the referee counted the pin.
The controversial finish allowed the champion to keep her title while somewhat protecting Ronda Rousey. It was a decent game that gave the 28-year-old a much-needed win.
#2. Bobby Lashley made Theory excel to retain the United States Championship
Theory wanted to reclaim the United States Championship from Bobby Lashley at WWE SummerSlam 2022. He attacked the champion with his money in the bank briefcase before business could get underway.
The All Mighty recovered to return to Theory and delivered a few thunderous attacks. The upstart tried to get out of the game at one point, but the champion wasn’t ready to let him go easily.
They continued to trade some good moves and keep the action going. Theory used some heelish tactics to put the powerhouse on the back foot.
In the end, Lashley closed in on the Hurt Lock and had Theory tapped quickly to keep his title. It was a win that The All Mighty needed to end the rivalry and keep his championship for a good run. There is no reason for Theory to become the champion of the United States at this stage.
#1. Roman Reigns remained the Last Man Standing after a grueling match
In the evening’s main event, Roman Reigns defended his undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar. The Beast Incarnate came out on a tractor with a front-end loader before things got heated.
The two heavyweights broke into each other and used everything they could to take each other down. They went into the crowd and fought all around to inflict more punishment.
It turned out to be their most chaotic encounter yet as Lesnar used the tractor to destroy the ring and tumble Reigns. The Usos tried to help The Tribal Chief, but Lesnar put them down before slamming Paul Heyman through the announcement table with an F-5.
The theory ran out in hopes of cashing in his briefcase, but Lesnar pulled it out almost immediately. The Bloodline teamed up to bury the veteran under everything possible to keep him under ten.
It was a chaotic and fun match that had everything fans expected. Lesnar and Reigns have played it against each other several times, but this was arguably their best work together. WWE has protected The Head of the Table through thick and thin and he looks unbeatable right now.
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