SummerSlam came. SummerSlam saw. SummerSlam conquered.
And so did Seth Rollins.
Four hours of wrestling, record-breaking numbers for the WWE Network, and a surprisingly high dosage of Jon Stewart combined to make this past weekend one to remember for wrestling fans all over the world.
Enough preambles? Good.
Let’s get right into the five biggest takeaways from SummerSlam and see if we can figure out where the WWE is going next.
5. Lesnar/Taker Part III
Let’s shoot right out with last night’s main event. Good match, lots of hype, a surprisingly long middle finger right in The Undertaker’s face, a whole bunch of suplexes… and an ending that was sort of ‘meh’.
Regardless of what you think of the ‘did Undertaker tap out?’ conspiracy, or the ‘why did they ring the bell?’ question, or ‘since when did Undertaker become a submission specialist?’ ending, here’s all we really need to care about: This is all setting up Beast vs. Deadman – Part III.
We all knew it would be a sketch ending and we all pretty much knew that Taker would win. Now the only question is, when does Part III take place? Do we have to wait 18 months again? Will we see it at WrestleMania 32? If so, does that mean we won’t be seeing the dream Sting/Taker matchup that we’ve pined for nonstop over the last 20 years?
We don’t really know the answer to any of these questions. But what we do know, however, is that when Part III goes down, it better involve a casket, Hell in a Cell, or some combination of the two.