There aren't too many sacred cows that WWE are still yet to slaughter, but their self-titled 'Biggest Party of the Summer' remains alive and well. Once-cherished concepts like Babyface Selling, Opening Promos, and Just Literally Having A Tag Division have all been ground up into corporate-branded mince, dangerously undercooked, then served cold at live events, but just the mention of SummerSlam is still something to be salivated over.
Basically, in an age of WWE shows being quite bad, SummerSlam is still quite good. This is a p o s i t i v e article.
But still, for all its rich lineage of doing things right, it does still have some serious questions hanging over it. WrestleMania is all about ending feuds and, while its sister show often does the same, those that run the entire year often pass through it with a major narrative twist, or use it to actually begin in earnest.
That's not to even mention the numerous acts of god, which often seem drawn to this show like a proverbial moth to an inflamed muscle injury. From moments that would have altered careers to those that would have changed the entire company, let's get our magical What If lamp out and give it an uncomfortably thorough polish.