SummerSlam (2011 TV Special)
It wasn’t a great week for King Barrett after losing at SummerSlam in a tag match and then being attacked by his SummerSlam partner, Stardust. He was hit with Stardust’s finisher and rolled out of the ring because he’s been written off television.
Barrett mentioned on Twitter recently that he was filming a new WWE Studios film called “Eliminators” in September. Normally the filming of WWE movies takes about six weeks, so it’s likely that he won’t be back on WWE television for a few months.
In other Barrett news, he also recently changed his Twitter display name to Stu Bennett, which is his real name. He also noted that he was headed to England.
Heading home. Not a moment too soon.
There will be a celebrity match at this year’s SummerSlam when actor Stephen Amell goes one one with Stardust.
As we noted a few days ago, following their brief altercation at ringside on Raw, there is a plan in place for the star of TV’s Arrow to return to WWE. While a match was considered a possibility, it has now been confirmed by celebrity news website Hollywood Life, who reported that the match will take place at SummerSlam on August 23 in Brooklyn, New York.
While the match hasn’t been confirmed by WWE or Stardust yet, Amell did reference it in a tweet saying he had “wrestling moves to learn.” The article also notes that “WWE and Stephen are deciding if he should wrestle as himself or Arrow” and that we should know that answer within a few weeks. If he worked as Arrow it could
Battleground will go down as one of the more underwhelming PPVs in recent memory. It really seems to serve solely as a placeholder event, with very little resolved. The immediate reaction has been generally negative, and with good reason. Like a car stuck in the mud, WWE’s tires were spinning Sunday night, but the vehicle didn’t really go anywhere.
However, there are a couple glimmers of hope buried within this subpar special event, a few things that hopefully provide something to build upon. But let’s not try to polish this one up too much: even some of the positive developments from Sunday night are tempered by some drawbacks.
So as WWE begins its careening course toward SummerSlam, what actually emerged from Battleground? And how do these developments fit the narrative going forward?
4. Aj And Paige Finally Have A Real Title Match
However on Sunday night Payback stood strong and provided us with possibly the best PPV of the year so far. Entertaining matches from start to finish and a number of title changes made this a gripping 3 hours of wrestling.
Here’s my match by match breakdown of the event….
Curtis Axel Vs Miz Vs Wade Barrett (Ic title)
The absence of Fandango from this match had killed a little of my interest coming into the event but these three soon proved that they could put on a show without the dancing star in what
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