1. THE MIZ, R-TRUTH, ALBERTO DEL RIO VS REY MYSTERIO, JOHN MORRISON, KOFI KINGSTON-right here we had a great opening match pitting three of my favorite guys in Miz, Truth and Del Rio going at it against the baby faces they were semi feuding against prior to this. The match was faced paced with every one getting some shots in. The "face" team hit some high spots towards the end on their way to a victory. I really was hoping for the "heel" team to pull this out but they all would play big parts later on.
I loved the segment here with Punk and Steph, very funny.
2.SHEAMUS VS MARK HENRY-ah yes the match leading up to the match, and by that the final push of Henry to finally get the title. Here he was pitted against fellow tough guy Sheamus in a really good contest. Sheamus really brought it in this match taking it to Henry and looking great doing it. Still Mark was way to strong for him here beating him down for most of the match. On the outside he would ram him through the barricade and get the count out win.
3.[DIVA'S TITLE]KELLY KELLY VS BETH PHOENIX-now usually the diva's matches do not end up being all that great. They usually have to have Beth Phoenix or Natalya in them to be any where near good in my opinion. Thankfully they are both here with Beth in the match and Natalya on the outside in her corner. This match was better than most thought it would be I am sure with Kelly even looking good here. She some how comes out on top much to my chagrin. Still it was a good match with Kelly using her speed and Beth showcasing her strength.
4.DANIEL BRYAN VS WADE BARRETT-my boy Barrett was in action here against submission and wrestling machine Bryan the match here was great with both guys pulling out all stops to win the match. Bryan in particular came to play here pulling off stuff like a flying knee to the outside. Still by boy Wade comes out on top after another good match.
5.[NO HOLDS BARRED WORLD TITLE]CHRISTIAN VS RANDY ORTON-now this was a great match right here. One of my favorites Christian put the belt on the line against Orton here in a very entertaining and brutal match. These guys basically went to war right here using everything they could get their hands on. From in the ring to the outside and using everything that could be a weapon. The action here was excellent and was one of the most entertaining in a long time. Randy would get the belt back after a nasty RKO but still it was a great match.
6.[UNDISPUTED WWE TITLE]CM PUNK VS JOHN CENA-the final match of the night was the one every one was looking forward to. As CM Punk returned to do battle once again with arch nemesis John Cena in another main event. In a rematch to the classic they put on a month prior. Once again they deliver a great match with a lot of solid back and forth action. There are near falls a plenty and a lot of drama, the crowd is so into this one. I love the "Macho Man" elbow drop that Punk does which send the crowd into a "Randy Savage" chant. The one thing I do not like about this match is that for some reason they refuse to give Punk a solid win over Cena. In their last one Cena only let go of the STF and was distracted by outside interference. In this one Cena gets a foot on the rope that guest referee Triple H does not see. Why can't they give him a clean win, still the shocker was yet to come. After the match Kevin Nash hit the ring and jackknifed Punk allowing Del Rio to cash in the MITB briefcase and win the title.
All in all I would say this was an excellent Summerslam event. The special feature on the DVD was an interview with Del Rio.
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SummerSlam (2011) was a professional wrestlingpay-per-view event produced by WWE that took place on August 14, 2011. For the third consecutive year, SummerSlam was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and it was the 24th annual SummerSlam event. Six matches were originally scheduled for the event, but a seventh was added during the show when Alberto Del Rio cashed in his "Money in the Bank" briefcase and defeated CM Punk. It was later announced that SummerSlam attracted a sellout crowd of 17,404 fans at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, grossing more than $1 million. This marks the highest grossing SummerSlam ever held at the Staples Center. The event however garnered only 301,000 PPV buys, down from 350,000 buys the previous years.