Like most flagship WWE PPVs, this year's SummerSlam sure was a mixed bag of repetitive finishes, random squashes, dubious booking and some occasional flirtation with greatness.
Though it did the show no favours having to follow the outstanding NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 the night before, the quality of the grappling was ludicrously inconsistent, with a number of pleasant surprises and some equally unexpected disappointments.
It is, effectively, a summation of everything that's right and wrong with the product: high emotion at its finest, and crushing lows at its worst. More than anything, though, WWE has further failed to make a case that these events need to run six hours including the kickoff show. It's just too much.
NXT may have only given fans five matches the night before, but four of them will still be remembered a few weeks from now. Will the same really be said of SummerSlam, at least in a positive sense?
That's not to forget the quality wrestling that did intermittently take place, but you sure had to put up with some lazy booking to get there...
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