Match of the Night
John Cena vs. AJ Styles!
WWE SummerSlam 2016 was good. But this mega card featured the type of matches that should have resulted in an excellent event. We’re slightly disappointed in a few of the bouts that were presented (Ambrose vs. Ziggler was pretty underwhelming). But there were plenty of bright spots during this evening of August wrestling action. AJ Styles and John Cena completely stole the show with their barn burner of a match. Cesaro and Sheamus put on a fine matchup in the first part of their best of seven series, the 12-man tag match was fun and Lesnar’s destruction of Orton was quite the sight to see. The crowning of a the 1st ever Universal Champion was pretty awesome to see, too. We were let down by the United States Championship match though, which we were actually looking forward to. The long runtime and match lineup hurt this show when all’s said and done. The crowd seemed to lose their energy as it went on, too. Overall though, this year’s SummerSlam was a mix of some standout bouts and a couple of heartbreaking disappointments.
Final Score: 2 & a Half out of 5 Stars