HomeUK Wrestling SceneUS Wrestling SceneInternational Wrestling SceneVideo GamesMMABlogsWrestling NewsMisc
Wrestling 101: Wrestling News, Views and Reviews US Wrestling Scene - WWE, TNA and more
Contact | Feedback | About Us | FAQ | Advertising | Bookmark Us | Feeds

US Scene News
US Scene Blogs
US Scene Articles
US Scene Interviews
US Scene Profiles
Wrestling Reviews
  Wrestling Book Reviews
  WWE DVD Reviews
  Classic WWF Video and DVD Reviews
  WWE UMD Reviews
  TNA DVD Reviews
  Indy Wrestling DVD Reviews
  Wrestling CD Reviews
  Wrestling Figure Reviews
Wrestling Forum

Wrestling101 - Community

Read our latest Interviews below:

Wrestling Interviews

Wrestling101 - Poll
Wrestling101 - Partners
Wrestling101 - Info

WWE UK Tour
UK: WWE at Butlins in 2010
TNA UK Tour
Wrestling Reviews
MMA Reviews
Wrestling Blogs

Wrestling101 - Shop

T3C: WWE SummerSlam 2005 Preview



20 August 2005

Wrestling 101 UK Scene RSS Feed | Feeds

Iíve always regarded Summerslam to be the second biggest WWE PPV of the year and this looks like being a decent card though I have a few misgivings about what weíll be seeing on August 21st. Time to preview the card beginning with the matches from Raw.

WWE Title: John Cena v Chris Jericho

Pardon me while I try to work out exactly why Chris Jericho has this title shot. Perhaps it was because he lost the money in the bank match at Wrestlemania, or was it his losses to Shelton Benjamin that got him this match? I suppose at the end of the day itís more down to Jerichoís out of work exploits that have got him this match. Itís Fozzy against rap music just like WCW tried a few years back with two kinds of music clashing. Of course itís a masterplan by Vince as usual. Bring music into the equation and it gives them the chance to plug Cenaís new single and album week in week out, while keeping Jericho happy as he talks about Fozzy.

The build-up to this match has been like a second rate rehash of Austin v Mr McMahon. Bischoff takes an instant dislike to the newly arrived on Raw John Cena and does everything he can to get the title off him. For some reason he decides that Jericho and Carlito are the people who can achieve his aims. Thatís a cue for every possible combination of matches apart from Cena v Jericho with the champ getting beaten up most weeks. All very predictable, in fact during one time I taped Raw, I just fast forwarded through the Cena match until the inevitable run-in or attack by Jericho in his new career as referee.

There is no way on earth that Jericho is going to win the title this weekend. In fact his presence in this title match shows the lack of real depth amongst the heels on the Raw roster when Triple H decides to take time off. Who else could have had this title shot? Thereís only really Angle, Carlito and Edge and this match is simply a break before Angle gets his title shot at Unforgiven and Edge uses up his money in the bank title match contract. Cena wins and the unrelenting promoting of his CD continues and just wait till the movie comes out next year.

Hulk Hogan v Shawn Michaels

So why did Michaels turn heel on Hogan? Apart from the usual, ďIím better than youĒ statement, there hasnít been much explanation really. Perhaps Michaels was just doing us a favour as he decided that those Hogan celebrations really do go on far too long and besides weíve all seen them a million times. Iím really glad that Michaels has turned heel, in fact I thought he might do it at Backlash but at least itís finally happened. Heís better as a heel and his attitude change sets up potential matches with Cena, Hardy, Kane and Benjamin. Perhaps we might even see another match with Triple H but with Michaels as the heel and Trips as the face?

So what about Hogan? Well, like Cena he has something to promote Ė his reality TV series and thatís why you can also expect to see Mick Foley back soon as his new book comes out this month (a copy of which is already in my possession). I have to admit his body looks in great shape but wait till you get to his face and he really does look like Methusalah. But heís over with the crowd so who cares if he can barely move at times? So who wins? Well Iím really not sure, I guess a Hogan win is a big possibility even though we know he shouldnít be able to beat Michaels in a wrestling match but I wouldnít be surprised if Michaels gets a very dodgy victory and the feud continues.

Matt Hardy v Edge

So just how many paragraphs have I written about this during 2005? If you donít know the history behind this storyline then where on earth have you been all year? I actually interviewed Matt Hardy earlier this summer and feel a bit cheated by whatís happened since. He complained about how WWE has changed over the past few years since the influx of WCW staff and said that if he met Edge in the ring itíd have to be a mixed-arts martial match. Weeks later, Hardy agreed to come back to WWE!

This match is a mixture of fact and fiction and so far the biggest victim has been kayfabe. What was the point of Hardy telling the fans that while Lita was married to Kane onscreen, she went home to him every night (apart of course from when she was with Edge). Bang goes a year-long storyline, we donít need to suspend our disbelief anymore Matt just blew it out the ocean. No wonder Kane hasnít been seen since, he really should have moved to Smackdown. Remember in storyline world heís the guy Hardy should be upset with after marrying Lita and beating him up at the wedding. But thatís not going to happen, this is the Matt and Edge story now.

So what can we expect on Sunday? Well Edge is the guy who Vince believes in most so heís going to get the win by some foul means or another. The feud will continue because thereís more money to be made but after itís over itíll be back to Heat for Mr Hardy.

Eugene v Kurt Angle

What does Eugene do to get all these high profile matches? Last year he met Triple H at Summerslam and this time around he gets to meet Angle. The build-up has been average mainly because we donít just have to put up with Eugene but Christy Hemme as well! Eugene managed to survive three minutes with Angle so won his Olympic Gold Medal. What is it about Angle that he has to bring those medals to the arena with him every time he wrestles? Heís always losing them of course. Unable to get the medals back and having to look at Tatanka and wonder how he affords his food bills, Angle finally got a No time limit match. Rumours that Eugene asked how long that is are completely untrue. However there is gossip that he asked for a longer match! Will Angle get his medal back? I guess so as heís booked to meet Cena for the title at Unforgiven.

World Heavyweight Title: Batista v JBL

So another PPV and yet again itís JBL in the Smackdown main event, how predictable. Iím still not convinced that Batista is a main-eventer. He lacks the skills on the mic that make a true superstar. In fact some of his appearances are so wooden Iím surprised he doesnít bleed sawdust. Talking of bleeding, JBL says that the more he bleeds the more he wins. That doesnít quite tally with his views on ECW does it? Nor does the fact this is a no holds barred match. So can JBL get his title back? Rumours are that this feud is going to continue for awhile so Iím going to be a brave little bunny and predict that JBL will become World Heavyweight Champion this Sunday, so help us God.

US Title: Orlando Jordan v Chris Benoit

Iíll do a deal with the devil. JBL can be Champion as long as Orlando loses his belt. If Chris Benoit is to be any kind of success on Smackdown he needs to win this title, rather than face Simon Dean! Benoit can bring the US Title up to another level. I go for Benoit to win the title.

Ladder Match: Eddie Guerrero v Rey Mysterio

Poor Eddie, this time last year he was the champion and now heís a jobber. Time after time he loses to Rey Mysterio so that makes me think this Sunday heís finally going to get a victory over the guy who should be in the cruiserweight division. But then again that might not happen because of the crazy storyline this match has. Eddie has revealed that heís the real father of Dominic, Rey Mysterioís son and he wants him back. Currently little Dom is in foster care but whoever climbs up the ladder can grab his custody papers and pay for his schooling etc for years to come. What next on WWE? Perhaps we should actually have Dom at the top of the ladder ready to be collected by whoever wins? The build-up to this has been ok, itís gone on a bit too long and is a tad unrealistic to say the least. ďHello is that foster care? Hi itís Eddie here, just thought Iíd let you know that whoever climbs up a ladder this Sunday gets custody of Dominic, is that ok?Ē Crazy isnít the word! Eddie winning will take this feud one step further down the line to historical heckling about how ridiculous it is. What if Eddie wins and Dom turns up and turns on Rey, now thatíd be interesting. I go for Eddie to win, thatís if he can remember how to.

The Undertaker v Randy Orton

Undertaker or UnderPartimetaker? He adds very little to feuds these days which is why Vince had to panic when due to the Hassan problem, he had to make Undi the Number One contender. What to? The most days taken off from your schedule in one year! Randy Orton has to win this match as he really is the future of Smackdown. Sooner or later he will become champion and take the WWE to the next level. All Undi does these days is make the odd appearance here and there and rely on a bit of dry ice and video to scare wrestlers. Why do they get so scared? Bet they donít watch any ghost programmes on TV! Orton will win this and hopefully cleanly to make a real point.

At the time of writing this there were no other matches confirmed which is surprising. Look at this list of talent that hasnít so far got a match: Kane, Carlito, Shelton Benjamin, both tag champs, Nunzio, Christian, Booker T, MNM, William Regal, Mexicools, Big Show, Chris Masters and Rob Conway. Just why are there no real feuds taking place for the IC title, tag titles and cruiserweight title? Why is the womenís title in suspended animation? Couldnít they have stripped Trish (not that way!) and let Victoria and Christy meet for the vacant title? Why have titles if they get ignored! I have a feeling that Regal v Scotty could be added to the card and perhaps the new look, total disaster Legion of Doom might get a match on Heat. Anyway it should be a decent card with the Mysterio match bound to be match of the night. Enjoy!

Stephen Ashfield

Share

Click here to view the NEW Wrestling 101 website!

READ THE LATEST:

Wrestling News | WWE Show Reports | Features | Reviews | Blogs

 

 


.

Wrestling101 - Articles
WWE Undertaker's Deadliest Matches DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/26/2010 10:37 PMWWE Best PPV Matches of the Year 2009-2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/01/2010 9:00 PMWWE Live in the UK (April 2010) DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/17/2010 10:39 PMWWE Wrestlemania 26 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/07/2010 11:28 PMWWE Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring Book ReviewBy Dante Spears - 08/07/2010 10:56 PMWWE Elimination Chamber 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/28/2010 8:25 PMWWE Royal Rumble 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/25/2010 11:23 AMWWE Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/15/2010 10:30 PMWWE: Shawn Michaels - My Journey DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 06/07/2010 8:08 PMWWE: John Morrison - Rock Star DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 05/23/2010 11:12 AM
WWE Title Belts: A Guide to the GoldBy Beltmark - 09/19/2007 4:02 PMRIP Brian ďCrushĒ AdamsBy Steve McLaren - 08/16/2007 11:52 PMT3C: The History of WrestleManiaBy Stephen Ashfield - 04/04/2009 10:00 PMHulk Hogan ProfileBy Dan - 07/13/2004 11:00 PMDeath in WrestlingBy Draven Cage - 01/17/2010 1:44 AMBrock Lesnar ProfileBy Mitchell Jones - 08/25/2003 12:00 AMUltimate Warrior ProfileBy Dan - 04/24/2005 11:00 PMEddie 'Umaga' Fatu ObituaryBy TheBigBoot - 12/06/2009 1:27 PMWWE Divas - Tropical Pleasure ReviewBy Dan - 08/25/2003 11:00 PMThe History of the WWE Royal RumbleBy Stephen Ashfield - 01/30/2010 12:27 AM
WWE Undertaker's Deadliest Matches DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/26/2010 10:37 PMWWE Best PPV Matches of the Year 2009-2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/01/2010 9:00 PMWWE Live in the UK (April 2010) DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/17/2010 10:39 PMWWE Wrestlemania 26 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/07/2010 11:28 PMWWE Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring Book ReviewBy Dante Spears - 08/07/2010 10:56 PMWWE Elimination Chamber 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/28/2010 8:25 PMWWE Royal Rumble 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/25/2010 11:23 AMWWE Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/15/2010 10:30 PMWWE: Shawn Michaels - My Journey DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 06/07/2010 8:08 PMWWE: John Morrison - Rock Star DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 05/23/2010 11:12 AM
The Gorilla Position #8: A Time to ReflectBy Darlin' Danny Dunn - 01/29/2007 12:00 AMWWE: Unauthorised History of DX Book ReviewBy Dante Spears - 11/24/2009 12:15 AMTop 25 Greatest WWE WrestleMania Moments - Part 1By Chris Dewing - 03/22/2010 11:12 PMNatural wastage?By The Cynic - 11/24/2004 12:00 AMWWE One Night Stand 2007 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 04/15/2008 7:12 PMTLW: WWE No Way Out 2004 PredictionsBy Tony Cottam - 02/15/2004 12:00 AMT3C: Everything's Completely WrongBy Stephen Ashfield - 07/24/2006 11:00 PMUnited State of Wrestling #4By Andrew Morris - 01/18/2005 12:00 AMWWE Backlash 2008 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/09/2008 10:25 PMStr8 Gangster, No Chaser: My Favourite WWE No Way Out MatchesBy Caliber Winfield - 02/21/2009 7:22 PM
Wrestling101 - News
WWE Friday Night SmackDown November 26, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/27/2010 4:59 AM WWE Superstars November 25, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/26/2010 3:02 AM WWE NXT November 23, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 9:21 PM WWE: RAW Rating for November 22, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 8:24 PM WWE: Legend & WWE Agent/Producer Suffers A Heart Attack!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:29 PM WWE: SmackDown Writer & Occasional TV Character Leaves The WWE!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:07 PM WWE Monday Night RAW November 22, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 4:27 AM WWE Survivor Series 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/22/2010 4:05 AM WWE Spoilers: Final Card for WWE Survivor Series!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 10:22 PM WWE Week In Review: November 14, 2010- November 20, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 9:02 PM
WWE: Updates on Chris Benoit's DeathBy Kam - 06/26/2007 10:56 AM WWE: Pay-Per-View Schedule for 2009By Cassidy Haslett - 12/03/2008 8:16 PM WWE: Legend & WWE Agent/Producer Suffers A Heart Attack!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:29 PM WWE: When Will The Undertaker Return?By Cassidy Haslett - 06/09/2008 8:23 PM Ultimate Warrior's ex wife makes strong allegations against him in new tell all bookBy Nemesis Enforcer - 10/08/2008 9:15 PM WWE: 10 wrestler's suspendedBy Nemesis Enforcer - 08/30/2007 8:30 PM WWE: Poster for WWE Night of Champions 2008By Cassidy Haslett - 05/02/2008 11:25 PM WWE: Lita on Playboy, her ring name...By Chris Dewing - 01/16/2004 7:06 PM WWE Night of Champions 2009 ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 07/27/2009 3:16 AM WWE SummerSlam 2009 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 08/24/2009 3:08 AM
WWE Friday Night SmackDown November 26, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/27/2010 4:59 AM WWE Superstars November 25, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/26/2010 3:02 AM WWE NXT November 23, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 9:21 PM WWE: RAW Rating for November 22, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 8:24 PM WWE: Legend & WWE Agent/Producer Suffers A Heart Attack!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:29 PM WWE: SmackDown Writer & Occasional TV Character Leaves The WWE!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:07 PM WWE Monday Night RAW November 22, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 4:27 AM WWE Survivor Series 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/22/2010 4:05 AM WWE Spoilers: Final Card for WWE Survivor Series!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 10:22 PM WWE Week In Review: November 14, 2010- November 20, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 9:02 PM
WWE Week In Review: February 28, 2010- March 6, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 03/06/2010 3:20 AM Breaking WWE News: Divas Champion Injured At Live EventBy Nemesis Enforcer - 12/29/2008 4:32 PM WWE: Detail's About Tomorrow's 3 Hour Raw Draft SpecialBy Nemesis Enforcer - 04/12/2009 4:10 PM WWE: Danny Doring Released From ECWBy Devilish Angel - 12/15/2006 4:20 PM WWE: Update on Matt HardyBy Cassidy Haslett - 10/29/2007 3:29 PM WWE: 3 Hour Raw Preview (11/6/07)By Steve McLaren - 06/11/2007 5:52 PM WWE: Reminder Regarding The Delay of ECWBy Cassidy Haslett - 12/05/2007 12:08 AM WWE Superstars February 11, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 02/12/2010 2:02 AM TNA: Kurt Angle to stand trial for DUIBy Nemesis Enforcer - 01/16/2008 5:45 PM Ric Flair's wife speaks about their relationshipBy Nemesis Enforcer - 09/08/2008 7:51 PM
Wrestling101 - Blog
SSP#28: WWE Money in the Bank 2010 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 07/18/2010 12:56 PMSSP#27: WWE Fatal 4 Way Predictions By Edgedogg - 06/20/2010 10:10 AMRuses Raw Review: 31st May 2010By David Ruse - 06/01/2010 9:28 PMSSP#26: WWE Over the Limit 2010 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 05/23/2010 10:45 AMRuses WWE Raw Review: 3rd May 2010By David Ruse - 05/08/2010 12:20 AMRuses WWE Extreme Rules 2010 ReviewBy David Ruse - 04/26/2010 11:05 PMSSP#25: WWE Extreme Rules PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 04/21/2010 8:55 PMRuses WWE Raw Review: 12th April 2010By David Ruse - 04/16/2010 10:12 PMSSP#24: My WWE Wrestlemania 26 ExperienceBy Edgedogg - 04/11/2010 8:22 PMRuses WWE Raw Review: 5th April 2010By David Ruse - 04/07/2010 9:12 PM
SSP: My WWE WrestleMania 25 WeekendBy Edgedogg - 04/22/2009 10:28 PMSSP#19: WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Predictions, Good Idea Bad Idea and the SSP Top TenBy Edgedogg - 01/17/2010 1:36 AMThe Rumor Mill- Featuring WWE Release Rumors and Possible Reasons for Recent ReleasesBy The Informant - 03/04/2010 10:36 PMTSC: WWF Royal Rumble 1988By The Beltster - 01/22/2008 8:03 PMSSP #8: Shawn Michaels at WrestlemaniaBy Edgedogg - 03/26/2009 10:41 PMRuses WWE Extreme Rules 2010 ReviewBy David Ruse - 04/26/2010 11:05 PMCBlog #52- WWE Royal Rumble Predictions, Raw Guest Hosts and WrestleMania 26By Cassidy Haslett - 01/25/2010 10:11 PMSSP #2: The Undertaker and his WrestleMania Undefeated StreakBy Edgedogg - 02/01/2009 2:11 PMCBlog #49 - WWE Iron Man Match HistoryBy Cassidy Haslett - 10/24/2009 11:13 PMCBlog #46: Lilian Garcia, The Undertaker and Rey MysterioBy Cassidy Haslett - 09/24/2009 8:16 PM
CBlog IX- Chris Benoit By Cassidy Haslett - 06/26/2007 10:29 PMWWE's CensorshipBy Guest Blogger - 03/30/2009 1:02 AMCBlog XLV - Jeff Hardy, Linda McMahon, TNA Releases and more!By Cassidy Haslett - 09/17/2009 9:57 PMCBlog #46: Lilian Garcia, The Undertaker and Rey MysterioBy Cassidy Haslett - 09/24/2009 8:16 PMCBlog #48- CM Punk, John Cena and WWE Hell in a CellBy Cassidy Haslett - 10/08/2009 10:08 PMWWE 2009 Slammy Awards - My WinnersBy David Ruse - 12/14/2009 1:51 AMWWE: My Hopes For 2010By David Ruse - 01/11/2010 1:19 AMSSP#19: WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Predictions, Good Idea Bad Idea and the SSP Top TenBy Edgedogg - 01/17/2010 1:36 AMSSP#21: WWE Elimination Chamber 2010 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 02/19/2010 11:32 PMSSP#23: WWE Wrestlemania 26 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 03/19/2010 11:18 PM
The Rumor Mill: The Undertaker, CM Punk, Guest Hosts and MoreBy The Informant - 09/20/2009 9:47 PMCBlog XXXV- Christian's Return and WWE No Way Out 2009 PredictionsBy Cassidy Haslett - 02/15/2009 7:45 PMSSP #3: WWE Money in the Bank - WrestleMania 25By Edgedogg - 02/10/2009 10:47 PMSSP: Chris Jericho at WWE WrestleMania 25By Edgedogg - 03/10/2009 10:01 PMTP: The Emergence of TNA Wrestling?By Tony Pentin - 08/11/2008 10:43 PMCBlog VIII- WWE Vengeance 2007By Cassidy Haslett - 06/26/2007 8:02 PMCBlog XVIII- WWE Releases Seven Superstars By Cassidy Haslett - 08/08/2008 11:34 PMSSP #1: WWE Royal Rumble 2009 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 01/25/2009 3:16 PMCBlog #52- WWE Royal Rumble Predictions, Raw Guest Hosts and WrestleMania 26By Cassidy Haslett - 01/25/2010 10:11 PMCBlog XXXVIII- Thoughts on WWE WrestleMania 25By Cassidy Haslett - 04/07/2009 12:49 AM
Wrestling101 - Latest Discussions
[Privacy] [Sitemap] [Link to us] The contents of this webpage are copyright 2003 - 2009 Wrestling 101. All Rights Reserved.
Script execution time: 0.31551 seconds