Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newcastle, UK
Re: WWE SummerSlam Discussion Thread
With the show being 4 hours, there's no reason why any of the matches go shorter than at least 10 minutes. No reason whatsoever. The shortest is surely going to be Barrett/Stardust vs. Amell/Neville, but that's purely for the fact that Neville will end up working the majority of the match, only for Amell to get the hot tag, spend a maximum of 2-3 minutes in the match and then end up pinning Stardust. Simple.
I'm looking forward to SummerSlam. I think the build has been decent. Lesnar/Taker is STILL a big match (and less predictable than their 'Mania contest - even though the result was one that nobody on the planet expected to happen), Rollins/Cena is a massive draw & you have a stacked undercard of Owens/Cesaro & Wyatt Family vs. Reigns & Ambrose amongst others to fill the card out nicely. Unlike the past couple of years, this year seems much more than a 'two-match card'.
I'd love to see the Wyatt's coming out of SummerSlam looking strong. They NEED to beat Reigns & Ambrose. It's more vital for Wyatt & Harper to win as opposed to Reigns/Ambrose. An Ambrose heel turn could nicely set up a 2-3 month feud with the culmination at Survivor Series in some kind of gimmick match. Build it up as the secondary feud behind Cena/Rollins or whoever is Main Eventing for the title. In the meanwhile, give the Wyatt Family some genuine credibility again. Lets be honest, neither Wyatt or Harper's singles runs really worked out all to well. They suit each other much better as a team/faction. This is what I'd do:
- Have them beat Reigns/Ambrose at SummerSlam due to a heel turn. Have Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds on Reigns before walking out, leaving Wyatt or Harper to pin Reigns cleanly. Then on RAW, Wyatt & Harper come out and proclaim that their win at SummerSlam re-lit the spark. It set them back on course after months of misery. Wyatt proclaims that he's had enough of playing second or third fiddle to the likes of John Cena or Roman Reigns & it's time to chase after what he believes should be his - the WWE Title. He states that he wants to dominate the company, and the only way to do that is in numbers. He brings out The Ascension & Adam Rose & The Wyatt Family is reborn.
Bare with me.. Fundamentally, it could work & if it's built correctly could give some guys genuine hope who have found themselves dwelling in the lowercard for months if not years. Wyatt, obviously, the natural leader of the group. Harper is the tall, strong & dominant henchman/body-guard type role, The Ascension is the tag team & if WWE were to scrap 'Adam Rose' and re-brand him as Leo Kruger, he could be re-built as a contender for the IC or US Titles.