Comic Book Review - WWE SummerSlam Special 2017

WWE returns to the Barclays Center tomorrow night as the venue hosts the company's biggest pay-per-view of the summer.

We are a day early, but on August 21, 1979, Dusty Rhodes won his first world title when he defeated Harley Race to win the NWA crown.

When you have so many forces of the nature in the ring, sometimes you have ride up the storm and see them collide and take the opportunity.

Since New Day returned to action on the blue brand, SmackDown's tag team scene has seemed a bit more stable. I don't know if this will be another stepping stone for raising Rusev's profile but as mid-card match, it should be alright.

- Sheamus has won each of his past three SummerSlam matches, defeating Alberto Del Rio in 2012, Randy Orton in 2015 and Cesaro in 2016.

Akira Tozawa vs. Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship: These guys had a terrific match on Raw that saw Tozawa win his first title. Yet here he is, the WWE World Champion in one of the most prominent matches of the second biggest WWE show of the year. On Wednesday, WWE announced the match would be part of the kickoff show.

The Hardys and Jason Jordan vs. The Miz and The Miztourage.

The flawed decision not only downgraded Corbin's character, it took the briefcase off the table Sunday and likely means we won't see Carmella cash her's in on the victor of Naomi and Natalya's SmackDown women's title match. The prospect of Carmella using her guaranteed title shot could divert the audience's attention away from the title match, causing them to wait for the finish and not care about anything before that. Since then, the two have attacked each other. "But looking back I realized that I wasn't as prepared or focused as I am now and I feel like i've gone through so much as a person, having gone through all that crap I went through with the injury, handing the title back, the multiple surgeries and rehabbing, coming back adapting to life in the ring and on the road and honestly feel better than ever".

- WWE posted this video of WWE Champion Jinder Mahal training at Frenchie's Gym in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as he prepares to defend against Shinsuke Nakamura at SummerSlam on Sunday.

Every once in a very rare while, there's a show that changes the landscape of the WWE in a real and impactful way. The greenest worker in the match, Strowman has exceeded the fans and critics wildest expectations in the ring, and can only get better with time. The event is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe vs.

One of the really fantastic things the WWE has done over the last few years is increase the prominence of its second-tier titles, such as the US Championship and the Intercontinental title. Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns don't even have to pin the champ to win the belt.

These two have had a good-to-great match in the past and this being Summerslam, I expect them to pull out all the stops to top it.

Styles and Owens have been going back and forth with this championship ad nauseum, and while their feud is fun, it's bordering on growing stale. A triple threat match was scheduled for that episode and it was Styles who won. It could be a way to build towards a Team Shane vs. Team Owens match at Survivor Series. He wasn't happy with the result as both shoulders were not on the mat.

Just like last week where Styles inadvertently kicked Shane, it was Owens' turn to do it this week, setting up the U.S. Title match at SummerSlam with Shane as special referee.

After weeks and weeks of Rollins and Ambrose ignoring each other for a The Shield fist bump, the two have agreed to bring back the famous team.



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