This summerslam was average, was one of the better ppvs of 2009, and had some good matches.
M.V.P vs. Jack Swagger These two had a okay or just average match. realy, they didn't build this rivalry up to be ppv material. I just thought that this match should have been on raw. But that was a impressive win for mvp over the dork people call jack swagger. match rating:2/5
Kane vs. The Great Khali As i predicted before this ppv, i said to j-man that this match would stink. I was right. this match was slow and had barely any action in this. I think this match shouldn't have been on summerslam at all. match rating:0/5
ECW Championship-Christain(c) vs. William Regal this match stunk as well for being only 8 seconds long. Christian playing some randy orton and sneaking up on regal and hitting the kill switch for the win. match rating:2/5
Intercontinental Championship-Rey mysterio(c) vs. Dolph "mr.ziggles" Ziggler This match wasn't as good as their night of champions match, but this match was still good. Ziggler pulled off some good moves and dominated for a while on mysterio. At the end, dolph went for a suplex, missed, and got the super hero splash from mysterio for the win. match rating:4/5
Unified tag team championships-Chris Jericho and Big Show(c) vs. Cryme Tyme This match was okay. I didn't like that y2j and slow won the match and retained the titles. I realy didn't think that cryme tyme would beat y2j and show because shao and jericho have been in the buisness longer, they have had more experience, and have won more titles, and are just more dominante than cryme tyme. match rating:3.5/5
WWE Championship-Randy Orton(C) vs. John Cena This match was just plain out weird. The match had probably been restarted like 3 times. The match was almost like their summerslam 07 match, realy good, until that crazy fan(a.k.a Ted DiBiases brother) attacked the ref. Once order had been restored in the match orton became the viper again and got the rko and got the win over cena to retain the wwe title. Nice counters by cena in this match by countering the rko and punt a couple of times. match rating:4.5/5
DX vs. Legacy This match was great. This match was 20 minuets of awesome. This match had everything. Counters, suplex's, brawls, and finishers. This match was all over the place. Great entrance with dx and their remake of the classic wcw invasion. Im happy that the returning dx and shawn michaels pulled off the win. This match went back and fourth with legacy dominating in the beginning. The match got good at the end when triple h and ted dibiase went over the anounce table and just moments later, "SLAP!!!" a sweet chin music by shawn michaels for the win just out of nowhere. Suck it legacy. match rating:4.5/5
Tables, Ladders, Chairs/World Heavyweight championship-Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk This match was great. The build up for this match was great. Jeff hardy and punk started off with some shots and then some chair shots. Then, when hardy and punk went outside of the ring, Jeff put punk on a table and missed a huge cross body. 3 times a table was used in this match. Once this match got started with the ladders. Hardy got suplexed about 2 times on a ladder. Then when hardy got back up, punk went for his kick/bulldog move. He got the kick, but not the bulldog which hardy countered and put punk through a table. Which led to the swanton off a 20 foot ladder and through the anounce table. Which led to punk throwing some hard punches which led to hardy falling and to punk winning. Then moments after, taker returned and surprised punk with a chokeslam. match rating:5/5 cokeslam rating:10/5
This was one of the better 2009 ppvs of the year and is recomnded to your wwe collection.
WWE SUMMERSLAM 2009 1.[I-C TITLE]REY MYSTERIO VS DOLPH ZIGGLER-excellent opening match right here, very well done on both parts. This match has everything an opener should have with basic and classic wrestling as well has the high risk stuff. You also get some great high impact moves as well leading to some very close near falls. Rey is always great but Dolph really impressed here with his performance. I also love the ending here with … more
This was a good Summerslam event that had some really good matches attached to it. Of course there were some matches that were a bit lacking but over all a good event. I say pick it up especially if you are a collector. If not it still had some great matches on it you may enjoy.
SummerSlam (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which took place on August 23, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It was the 22nd annual SummerSlam event and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands. Eight matches were contested on the event's card.
The show was what is known as a supercard, which featured more than one main event match. The main events of the evening included: CM Punk defeating Jeff Hardy in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match to win the World Heavyweight Championship for a third time, Randy Orton retaining the WWE Championship against John Cena after the match was restarted multiple times, Christian retaining the ECW Championship against William Regal, and D-Generation X's Triple H and Shawn Michaels defeating The Legacy's Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. Other matches featured on the show were WWE Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio versus Dolph Ziggler, Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) against Jack Swagger, Chris Jericho and The Big Show defending the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship against Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG), and Kane facing The Great Khali.
The event had 369,000 buys, down on SummerSlam 2008 figure of 477,000 buys.