WWE SummerSlam 2022: Every Match Ranked From Worst To Best

WWE delivered where it mattered most, but not everything worked.

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Though on paper it certainly doesn't seem like an historic WWE event, SummerSlam 2022 will be forever remembered as the first WWE show following the sudden retirement of Vince McMahon.

And while SummerSlam hardly suggested a bright new era is immediately upon is, the event delivered a solid night of wrestling with only a few outright missteps.

The outcomes aren't going to please everyone, for sure, but for a show that invited pretty middling expectations beforehand, there was a decent amount of quality wrestling for fans to savour.

Again, not a SummerSlam that most will be counting among the best or most memorable ever, but it allowed several superstars to take some encouraging career steps forward, and despite a few questionable finishes it didn't cause much fan outrage.

The lack of title changes might admittedly leave some miffed, but it still felt like a marquee show that also happened to be free of the company's tendency for over-indulgence. This was well under four hours and all the better for it.

And so, from that single true dud of the card to the show-stealing opener, here's every SummerSlam 2022 match ranked from worst to best...

8. SmackDown Women's Title: Liv Morgan (c) Vs. Ronda Rousey

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Result: Morgan turned Ronda's Armbar into a pinfall, retaining the title (4:35).

Rating: This match was a tricky one to book given that WWE likely wanted to keep the title on Morgan yet realised, like everyone, that she wasn't much of a credible threat against Rousey.

They were smart to keep it short, then, though that ending is understandably divisive.

On one hand it shifts the heat to the referee for failing to notice Liv tapping out, but on the other it does seem incredibly silly that such ridiculously bogus calls can still fly in 2022, when an instant replay could rectify the issue within seconds.

But that's not what WWE is, yet even if you can forgive the goofy ending, this was a pretty flat showing. It was too short to build a head of steam and did nothing but work through the most basic, expected beats. 4/10


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