As of writing, there are 10 matches on the SummerSlam card, and though it's almost certain that number will increase before Sunday's first bell, it speaks to how successful WWE have been with such a short promotional turnaround between the 'Biggest Party Of The Summer' and July's surprisingly solid Extreme Rules show.
The clashes have all been serviced with just enough story, and with one notable and incredibly high profile exception, all of them have been broadly rewarding and peaked at the right time.
The once-violent otherwise-infuriating exception isn't the first rule Seth Rollins has proved this year. 'The Architect' has justified Vince McMahon's penchant for pulverising monsters over lithe, technical wizards, despite trying his hardest to impress him with ludicrous platitudes about the organisation and a certain recent escapee. WrestleMania was in April, but it feels about six f*cking lifetimes ago ahead of a repeat performance of that event's powerful opener.
Seth's just one of several potential candidates for going on last this year, but he can feature first in this ahead of a number of extremely intriguing pairings. And, one almighty storyline loose end that could get the most spectacular of payoffs...
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Nash).
Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling or the new WWE angle they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.