WWE SummerSlam 2016: Reactions & Review


Watch the open to WWE SummerSlam 2016Before The Biggest Event of the Summer gets underway, watch the SummerSlam 2016 open, featuring New York's own Michael Rapaport. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42016-08-21T21:59:59.000Z

Here’s our final review of WWE SummerSlam 2016!


American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable), The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) and The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) vs. Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze), The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) and The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) (12-Man Tag Team Match)


12-Man Tag Team Match: SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff, only on WWE NetworkThe Usos, American Alpha and The Hype Bros battle Breezango, The Ascension and The Vaudevillains in the SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42016-08-21T22:38:24.000Z

Reactions: So the first time this match happened, it was decent enough. But on a much bigger stage, this huge 12-man team match was taken up a notch. This was a fine preview of what’s to come when SmackDown gets its own tag team titles. The opening moments were a good back and forth between both teams, the middle portion saw Ryder get downed by a bunch of cool tag team moves and the finishing stretch was full of insane move exchanges. American Alpha, Breezango and shockingly The Ascension shined the most during this Kickoff Match. The good guys won and built up to some future competition between the winning members, which built up some anticipation for the Blue Brand. This was a good way to start off the show.

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


Sami Zayn & Neville vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)


Sami Zayn & Neville vs. The Dudley Boyz: SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff, only on WWE NetworkSami Zayn and Neville clash with Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley in the second match of the SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42016-08-21T22:53:39.000Z

Reactions: This was the type of match that would feel more at home on an episode of RAW. This seemed like more of a showcase for Zayn and Neville to pull out their best moves instead of a competitive tag team meeting. The Dudleyz continue to screw up up due to miscues, which we’re hopping leads to Bubba ditching D-Von and adopting his prior “Bully” moniker. This was just there to fill time, to be quite honest. Skip this one if you must.

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


Cesaro vs. Sheamus (First Match in a Best of Seven Series)


Sheamus vs. Cesaro: Best of Seven Series – Match No. 1: SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff, on WWE NetworkSheamus and Cesaro go to war in the opening bout of their Best of Seven Series: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42016-08-21T23:35:55.000Z

Reactions: These international talents have developed a nice chemistry with each other lately. They brought that chemistry to SummerSlam and put on a hell of a stiff encounter. Sheamus came ready to work and Cesaro was his usual European Uppercutting self. Some crazy new stuff was seen here, such as Cesaro jumping off the ring post to land a graceful flying body splash. Sheamus pulled off a cool moment when came off the top rope with Cesaro locked in a Rolling Senton slam. Sheamus got dirty to take the win, which is just what we expected. That nefarious ending didn’t sully the rest of the great match that took place, though. Judging by this match, we now have a feeling that the best of this series will continually improve.

Rating: 3 & a Half out of 5 Stars


Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens


Enzo & Cass vs. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens: SummerSlam 2016, only on WWE NetworkIn the opening bout of The Biggest Event of the Summer, Enzo and Cass take on Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42016-08-21T23:56:33.000Z

Reactions: Man, that opening promo from NYC’s own G’s was magnificent! Enzo and Cass made the NYC crowd happy with their awesome words of inner city wisdom. The match itself was a solid contest that was full of humorous trash talk from the Canadian greats. Enzo was his usual scrappy self and Big Cass threw out his best big man offense. Jeri-KO pulled off some great moves, especially Owens’ Cannonball Splash to Cass on the outside. The finish was insane, though. Owens launched Enzo behind him right into Y2J’s devastating Codebreaker. The hometown heroes lost? What a surprise (not the sarcasm). This was a fun little tag match.

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars