This year’s Summer Slam was entertaining, though for the matches that delivered on the hype, there were others that didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Sheamus and Cesaro start their best-of-seven series in a match that highlights a nice warm-up for Summer Slam.
NXT gives Summer Slam a run for its money with another great Takeover with some fantastic title matches.
Jack Swagger faces Bo Dallas and Sin Cara takes on Curtis Axel in a pretty good episode of Superstars.
Round two continues with more great matches!
Since this is the last episode of NXT before Takeover: Brooklyn, this show was basically a really long promo for the event (even though there were a couple of matches).
The last RAW before Summer Slam was a decent show, though the wrestling suffered for the story lines heading into the PPV.
Sami Zayn takes on Curtis Axel and Jack Swagger faces Jinder Mahal in a pretty good episode of Superstars.
The second round begins in fantastic fashion as Gran Metalik looks to take down the veteran Tajiri, and tournament favorite Kota Ibushi has his work cut out for him with Cedric Alexander.
The matches were short, but things are shaping up nicely for Takeover.
An impromptu US Title match and a cake to the face highlight a pretty enjoyable episode of RAW.
Neville returns to Superstars against “Mr. Irrelevant” Curtis Axel, and The Dudley Boyz face the makeshift team of Sin Cara and Jack Swagger in an average edition of WWE Superstars.
The first round of the tournament ends with a great, emotional match between tag team partners Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa.
Hideo Itami returns to the ring, Asuka tries to mess with Bayley’s head, Bobby Roode addresses the NXT Universe, and The Revival takes on TM61 in a show that pushes NXT towards Takeover.
While not as exciting as last week’s show, this RAW was still entertaining for the most part.
Considering the recent draft, this show was a bit underwhelming, but it was fine.
The Brian Kendrick returns to a WWE ring in one of the best matches so far against a talented young luchador, Raul Mendoza.
Blake and Murphy bookend a solid, if not great, episode of NXT.
A new start for RAW, and in many ways and a good show. It wasn’t perfect, but it was very entertaining and some big stuff happened. Hopefully they can keep this up.
A long and entertaining show highlighted by two good matches featuring long histories. There was some down time in the show, but the good outweighed the not as good.