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WWE SummerSlam 2022 Review

A look at the best and worst of WWE’s biggest party of the summer!

Hello everyone welcome to SmarkDown’s SummerSlam 2022 Review! I’m Tanner and I’ll be breaking down what went down at the biggest party of the summer!

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Bianca Belair(c) vs Becky Lynch | Raw Women’s Championship Match

IMG Credit: WWE

Bianca Belair def. Becky Lynch via Pinfall at 15:10

Bianca and Becky have always had the chemistry to produced great matches and this was no different. A pretty good match with nice athleticism, and a good story. This seems to mark the end of the near 1 year storyline these two had and I think it’s fitting since it seems like they’ll team up against Bayley, Dakota Kai, & Iyo Sky. ***1/4

The Miz vs Logan Paul | Singles Match

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IMG Credit: WWE & Wrestling Observer

Logan Paul def. The Miz via Pinfall at 14:15

I will admit it was cool seeing Logan do that frog splash. The match is a bit average and Logan isn’t exactly at his cleanest yet, but I’m not gonna say this wasn’t quite entertaining. Solid match! **1/2

Bobby Lashley(c) vs Theory | United States Championship Match

IMG Credit: WWE & Bleeding Cool

Bobby Lashley def. Theory via Submission at 4:42

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I’m glad they kept this short. Just basic action to make Lashley look good. Definitely the best route they could’ve taken. *1/2

The Mysterio’s vs The Judgment Day |No Disqualification Tag Team Match

IMG Credit: WWE & POST Wrestling

Rey Mysterio def. Finn Balor via Pinfall at 11:08

Hardly makes use of the stipulation, but it’s an OK match here and I loved Edge’s return. Also a side note those spears were absolutely sick! **1/4

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Pat McAfee vs Happy ‘Bum Ass’ Corbin | Singles Match

IMG Credit: WWE & Sportskeeda

Pat McAfee def. Happy Corbin via Pinfall at 10:39

It’s not the greatest match, but it’s ok and makes its point. Glad that McAfee and Cole get their best friends moment. **

The Usos(c) vs The Street Profits | Smackdown Tag Team Championships Match

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IMG Credit: WWE & TJR Wrestling

Jimmy Uso def. Angelo Dawkins via Pinfall at 13:23

I am disappointed that The Profits after such a build and such a story they had either the Profits finally getting a win, but this match was still pretty decent. Not the best that they can do, but still good. **3/4

Liv Morgan(c) vs Ronda Rousey | Smackdown Women’s Championship Match

IMG Credit: WWE & Sacnilk Combat
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Liv Morgan def. Ronda Rousey via Pinfall at 4:34

I actually do see where they’re doing after that finish so I don’t mind it. The match itself is actually quite decent while it last, and it looks like they’re gonna set up Liv vs Ronda II with Liv hopefully securing the win. **

Roman Reigns(c) vs Brock Lesnar | WWE Undisputed Universal Championship Last Man Standing Match

IMG Credit: WWE & Wrestleview

Roman Reigns def. Brock Lesnar at 22:55

This match was quite the insane one. Brock destroys Roman before he once again needs his Bloodline, but man the ways in which Brock tried to keep Roman down was very interesting. I like finish with Roman having to bury Brock and the visual of him standing over a twitching Brock was definitely interesting as well. This is pretty good. Not amazing, but I enjoyed it personally. ***1/2

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Overall this is a pretty solid show. Match quality isn’t the best, but we got our first look at Triple H’s side of booking and I personally loved some of the moments. The return of Bayley, Io Shirai, & Dakota Kai. The frog splash. Even Ronda Rousey’s heel turn. This show was made my moments and while I don’t love it, SummerSlam was pretty decent this year. 6/10

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