We can say this much for WWE, they know how to put on a spectacle, and their powers were in full force for all of SummerSlam weekend. We saw the first Universal Champion crowned, absolutely glorious debuts, tearful farewells, and an ending that we still can’t quite believe, plus any number of other big moments. We’d love to go over every detail of what has been a very long SummerSlam weekend, but there is not enough time to explain, so we’ll have to sum up instead. Here’s everything that we though was worth talking about from an absolutely packed weekend of wrestling, starting with NXT TakeOver, and going all the way to the bitter end of what felt like a day-long SummerSlam event.
15. The New, Red-Eyed Face Of Women’s Wrestling
First up, we look at NXT TakeOver, a show which had a lot to live up to after last year’s Brooklyn event was considered by many to be one of the best wrestling shows ever. And with the women who carried the last year of the NXT Women’s Division all promoted to the main roster, NXT was going to need to build up a few new faces, and quickly, making it the perfect time to debut Ember Moon. Don’t let the odd red contacts and entrance that flipped between “scary mystical ninja lady” and “fiery babyface character” seemingly on a dime fool you, Moon is the real deal, and should be well-prepared to carry the load on the face side while Asuka rules the division as the unbeatable heel champion. Moon didn’t get a chance to show off too much in her debut match, but her finisher alone was enough to get her noticed, and she’ll have more opportunities to show off as her career progresses. We should also note that Billie Kay has done an excellent job in her rebuild as a glory-obsessed heel who was on Smackdown that one time, and should also be an asset in the rebuild going forward.