2 June 2009 | jts0405
Pretty Good Show
Match 1: Chavo Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio - The rivalry began for these two at The Great American Bash when Chavo hit Rey with a chair and cost him his World Title. Anyway this match was actually pretty hybrid and entertaining. A pretty nice choice for an opener at the Biggest Party of the Summer. In the end Vickie Guerrero comes out and "accidentally" knocks Mysterio off the top rope. Chavo scores the win, it was a pretty big surprise.
Match 2: Big Show (c) vs Sabu in an Extreme Rules match for the ECW Championship - Everyone was probably expecting the recently returned Rob Van Dam to win the Ladder match and get a return shot at the Big Show. Surprisingly Sabu scraped up the win and earned this title shot. It was a pretty decent way to display the ECW brand. Sabu and Big Show both botched a few times, but it still was a fairly acceptable extreme rules match. Big Show chokeslams Sabu through the table to retain.
Match 3: Randy Orton vs Hulk Hogan - A definite shocker, Hogan was booked as the third match when normally he headlines. Orton pretty much started the feud with his interest in Brooke Hogan, Orton then RKO'd Hogan onto the trunk of his car at Saturday Night's Main Event. The challenge then was officially made for Summerslam. Hogan really is starting to lose some of his ability, a passable match. Orton plays a good heel rookie character in this one, as Hogan plays the veteran with the experience edge. In the end Hogan drops his leg drop for the win.
Match 4: Mick Foley vs Ric Flair in an "I Quit" Match - A lot better than Hogan's match with Randy Orton. These two ring legends beat each other down pretty well with a lot of different weapons. Foley wanted revenge for his loss at Vengeance and Flair wanted to make an example out of Foley. It was pretty bloody towards the end and really better than expected. Melina throws in the towel, but Flair requests the Foley say I Quit and eventually Foley quits. Flair wins this one.
Match 5: King Booker (c) vs Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship - Could have been better for this quality of event. We all knew that Booker would find some way to retain being that he just won the title a month earlier. Batista's performance was not memorable, but acceptable for pay per view. It all culminated with Booker getting himself disqualified to retain.
Match 6: D-Generation X vs The McMahons - This rivalry was really entertaining for the time that it went on. Michaels and Triple H returned in a hilarious way with this feud against both Vince and Shane McMahon. The match was pretty entertaining most of the time, the wrestling was that up to par with the other matches. In the end D-Generation X is able to defeated the McMahons after interference from both Umaga and The Spirit Squad.
Match 7: Edge (c) vs John Cena for the WWE Championship - A main event that did not live up to it's expectations. Cena and Edge can normally do better than this. It wasn't really that memorable of a title match. Edge uses Lita's assistance in the end to capture the win over John Cena and retain.