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2018 Summer Slam Preview (Every Summer Slam Match in History Ranked)

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Hi - for years in this space (and more than a decade prior) I've been doing previews of the "Big 4" WWE yearly PPVs.  Summer Slam is Sunday.

I'd like to start with a list:

1. Almas v. Gargano (NXT, Jan) 5
2. Cole v. Ricochet/Dream/Sullivan/Dain/EC3/Dream (NXT, Apr) 4 3/4
3. Gargano v. Ciampa (NXT, Apr) 4 1/2
4. Gargano v. Ciampa (NXT, June) 4 1/2 
5. Mustache Mountain v. Undisputed Era (NXT, July) 4 1/ 2
6. Ali v. Murphy (205 Live, June) 4 1/4 
7. British Strong Style v. Undisputed Era (UK, June) 4 1/4
8. O'Reilly/Strong v. Lorcan/Burch (NXT, June) 4 1/4
9. Dunne v. Gibson (UK, June) 4 1/4
10. Alexander v. Murphy (205 Live, May) 4 1/4

11. Ali v. Itami (205 Live, Aug) 4 1/4 
12. Strong v. Itami (205 Live, Feb) 4 1/4
13. Dunne v. Bate (NXT, Dec 2017) 4 1/4
14. Cole v. Black (NXT, Jan) 4 1/4
15. Ciampa v. Black (NXT, Jul) 4
16. Bate/Dunne v. O'Reilly/Strong (UK, June) 4
17. Nakamura v. Styles (MITB, June) 4
18. New Day v. The Bar (Smackdown, Aug) 4
19. Gauntlet Match (205 Live, Apr) 4
20. Gauntlet Match (Smackdown, June) 4

Those are the 20 best WWE matches year to date.  What I'd like you to note is how virtually none of them come from the main roster.

It's always been true that there was distance between the WWFs being the top wrestling promotion in the world and the quality of WWF matches; in 2018 we've seen that hit critical mass, the combination of a global spike in match quality (driven by New Japan) and the increased availability of those matches (New Japan now has a US outlet) makes them easy to contrast with WWE match style.

But more than that - more than that is that list.  Because WWE has great wrestlers and WWE puts on great matches - they just do so in the corners, on the fringes of their own promotion instead of front and center and if you care about this stuff, the active decision to do that is crazymaking.  

Here's the card.


1 Universal Title: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
2 WWE Title: AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe
3 Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
4   US Title: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
5 IC Title: Dolph Ziggler (c) (with Drew McIntyre) vs. Seth Rollins (with Dean Ambrose)
6 RAW Women's Title: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
7 Briefcase Match: Braun Strowman (MITB holder) vs. Kevin Owens
8 Smackdown Tag Titles: The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper and Rowan) (c) vs. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and/or Xavier Woods)
9 Finn Bálor vs. Baron Corbin
10 Smackdown Women's Title: Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair


1. Lesnar's had what is currently positioned as the primary belt in WWE for over a year; the build for this match is the same as the build for their Mania match - Brock appears to be leaving the promotion to go back to UFC, he has complete disregard for WWE, for WWE fans, for professional wrestling in general, and will take the Universal Title with him on his way out....unless Roman Reigns can stop him. You'd assume they have to pull the trigger now; they've really devalued Brock in the eyes of the fans and whatever main event credibility Reigns has can only sustain so many setbacks.  Lesnar showed up on the go home RAW looking remarkably lean; that might aid him cosmetically here but it's hard to predict his putting in a ton of effort if this is the end of his (current, 'cause he'll be back) run.  Reigns wins, takes the title, in an okay match where the fans probably boo him out of the building.  

2. AJ is the lineal WWF champion, this is his second run with the belt, he took from Jinder last November making this the longest reign since Punk's from much of '11-13.  Like AJ, Joe is one of the great wrestlers of the century; he got to WWE past his working prime, although still conveys a physical menace that makes him a credible title contender.  My hope is this is the match of the night and that he takes the title (are they setting up an AJ's wife turns heel angle)?

3. The best modern WWE programs have a worked shoot feel; the Bryan/Miz feud has always been some version of that - Bryan taking the position that Miz represents crappy WWE wrestling and Miz serving as Vince's "no other wrestling matters" mouthpiece.  WWE has done a deplorable job with Bryan since his return, frittering away who should by all rights have been their hottest act.  The match will be good; if Danielson is leaving the company (I don't expect he will) he loses, and might lose regardless.

4. One challenge in evaluating the quality of WWE wrestlers is many of them have disappointing matches - but move, say, Chris Jericho over to NJPW and he's had two 4 1/2 star matches in 2018.  There's a sense that Nakamura's no longer an elite worker; he's had some good matches in WWE, but really only his debut against Zayn hit the level you'd expect given Nakamura's pre-WWF work. Nakamura took the US title from Jeff in April; he should keep it here; Orton is in this mix somehow and probably this match will disappoint.

5. This is Ziggler's 6th IC run, he took from Rollins (who is probably the most over act on the main roster currently...male act, Ronda is maybe more over...) back in April; Ziggler/McIntyre are a solid heel act, Ambrose is just making his return after a nearly year long injury absence; that return is enough for Rollins to take the title here, you'd assume, unless they pull a trigger on a now bearded Ambrose making a bearded heel turn.  A longstanding hobby horse of mine is that crowd reaction should largely not figure into match ratings; if I'm the only person in a comedy club laughing or the only person who says "I really got that play" I'm not going to discount how much I liked it because the people next to me didn't like it.  The live performers care, but that's a different argument than my evaluation of how good their performance was.  Ziggler/Rollins had a good Iron Man match in a recent PPV; it wasn't a match of the year candidate, but it was far from the bust that many analysts labeled it, weighing their evaluation heavily on the disinterested crowd.  This match should be good.

6. Alexa Bliss is not a good wrestler (she's not awful) Ronda Rousey is a big star who conveys athletic credibility and who isn't a good wrestler yet but sure seems like she could be.  It's probably time to give her the belt, but they could hold off as long as the All Women's PPV.

7. Strowman's just not my kind of wrestler; he's a largely unskilled big guy whose career depends upon being booked to win noncompetitive matches against better workers.  Like Alexa, he's not awful, but he's on my bottom rung of guys who arent actively bad.  He's got the Money in the Bank Briefcase and is putting it on the line against Owens here.  Heels are better choices for the briefcase, as cashing it in against a weakened champion is essentially a chickenshit move.  I'd move it to Owens, but they could leave it with Strowman and have him use it to start a program against the new champion Reigns.  Or they could give it to Owens and feed him to Reigns as a first feud.  My expectation is low here. 

8. Were I ranking every wrestler in the entire promotion, Cesaro would absolutely be in the top 5, he's not on either the main card or the 3 match pre-show here.  Instead, we have this tag title match which is a perfectly reasonable match - the New Day is a good team (I hate their cartoon shtick; their pancake thing is also not for me) and Luke Harper is a tremendous brawler who I'd like as an upper mid card singles (or in Strowman's spot) so this match should be fine and I don't have any idea who they put over.  A reminder, these are not the lineal WWF tag titles, because those no longer exist.  These are the Smackdown titles and they're two years old.  

9. Finn Balor is an elite wrestler and Baron Corbin should not have a job in a promotion as laden with talent as this one.  Hopefully Balor goes over in a short match but that probably isn't how this works.

10. Carmella is the worst wrestler you'll see Sunday night; both Becky and Charlotte are good; I don't know what they're doing here, Becky and Charlotte are having a version of the Sasha/Bayley "are they still friends or nah?" angle.  Asuka, note, is not on the card.  

There are 3 pre-show matches, the junior title with Cedric Alexander (a very good wrestler) defending; a mixed tag, and the RAW tag title which hopefully will find The Revival taking the belts away from the enhancement team who currently has them. A reminder, these are not the lineal tag team belts because they no longer exist. These are the RAW belts, they've been around since 2002.

So - it could be a good show, Samoa Joe might become WWF Champion, Bryan Danielson and Shinsuke Nakamura are on the card in what might be good matches; Finn Balor will be in a bad match; the IC should be worth watching with a possible Ambrose turn; it could be Brock Lesnar's last WWE match for the foreseeable future.  It's certainly not as good a show as a similarly positioned NJPW show; it's almost certainly not as good as show as the NXT show the night before - but it's 2018 WWE which means a ton of great wrestlers having matches just as good as the promotion wants them to have.  

Here's every Summer Slam match ranked. Star ratings are mine, match times are approximate.




1.       1994 WWF Title Cage: Bret Hart d. Owen Hart 32 min 4 ¾
2.       1992 IC Davey Boy Smith d. Bret Hart 25 min 4 ¾
3.       2000 Tags: TLC: Edge/Christian d. Hardys d. Dudleys 15 min 4 ½
4.       1995 IC Ladder: Shawn Michaels d. Razor Ramon 25min 4 ½
5.       2013 No DQ: Brock Lesnar d. CM Punk 25min 4 1/4
6.       2016 AJ Styles d. John Cena 23 min 4 1/4
7.       2017 Universal: Brock Lesnar d. Samoa Joe/Roman Reigns/Braun Strowman 21 min 4 1/4
8.       1991 IC: Bret Hart d. Mr. Perfect 18 min 4 ¼
9.       2009 WWE Title TLC: CM Punk d. Jeff Hardy 21:30 4 ¼
10.       2013 WWE Title Daniel Bryan d. John Cena 27 min 4 1/4
11.     2011 World Title No Holds Barred: Christian d. Randy Orton 23:30 4 ¼

12.       1996 WWF Title: Shawn Michaels d. Vader 22 min 4
13.       2002 Nonsanctioned: Shawn Michaels d. HHH 27:30 4
14.       2016 Universal: Finn Balor d. Seth Rollins 19 min 4
15.       2000 2/3 Falls Chris Benoit d. Chris Jericho 13 min 4
16.       2008 HIAC: Undertaker d. Edge 26 min 4
17.       2011 WWF Title: CM Punk d. John Cena 24 min 4
18        2014 WWF Title: Brock Lesnar d. John Cena 16:30 4
19.       1989 Brainbusters d. Hart Foundation 16 min 4
    
20.   2004: World: Randy Orton d. Chris Benoit 20 min 3 ¾
21.   1998 IC Ladder: HHH d. Rock 26 min 3 ¾
22.   2017 RAW Tags: Rollins/Ambrose d. Sheamus/Cesaro 19 min 3 3/4
23.   2001 WWF Title: Kurt Angle d. Steve Austin 22:30 3 ¾
24.   2003 WWF Title Kurt Angle d. Brock Lesnar 21 min 3 ¾
25.  2015 WWF Title: Seth Rollins d. John Cena 19 min 3 3/4
26.  2015 Kevin Owens d. Cesaro 14:30 min 3 3/4
27.   2012 Brock Lesnar d. HHH 18:30 3 ¾
28.   1999 WWF Title: Mankind d. Steve Austin/HHH 16:30 3 ¾
29.   2010 Team WWE d. Team Nexus 35:30 3 ¾
30.   1989 Rick Martel/Rougeaus d. Rockers/Tito Santana 15 min 3 ¾

31.   2004 Kurt Angle d. Eddie Guerrero 3 ½
32.   2001 Hardcore Ladder: RVD d. Jeff Hardy 16:30 3 ½
33.   2002 IC: RVD d. Chris Benoit 16:30 3 ½
34. 2016 Brock Lesnar d. Randy Orton 11min 3 1/2
35. 2017 US: AJ Styles d. Kevin Owens 16 min 3 1/2
36.   1997 IC: Steve Austin d. Owen Hart 16 min 3 ½
37.   1998 Lion’s Den: Ken Shamrock d. Owen Hart 9 min 3 ½
38.   2012 Chris Jericho d. Dolph Ziggler 13 min 3 ½
39.   2009 IC: Rey Mysterio d. Dolph Ziggler 12:30 min 3 ½
40.   1997 WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Undertaker 28 min 3 ½
41.  2015 Undertaker d. Brock Lesnar 17 min 3 1/2
42.   1990 Tags: Hart Foundation d. Demolition 15:30 3 ½
43.   1992 Ultimate Warrior d. Randy Savage 26 min 3 ½
44.   1997 Cage: Mankind d. HHH 16 min 3 ½
45.  2013 World: Alberto del Rio d. Christian 12:30 3 1/2
46.   2003 Eddie Guerrero d. Chris Benoit/Tajiri/Rhyno 10:30 3 ½
47.   2009 DX d. Cody Rhodes/Ted Dibiase, Jr. 20 min 3 ½
48.   1993 Tatanka/Smoking Gunns d. Bam Bam Bigelow/Headshrinkers 11 min 3 ½
49.   1988 British Bulldogs draw Rougeaus 20 min. 3 ½
50.   1996 Boiler Room Brawl Mankind d. Undertaker 27 min 3 ½

51.   2005 Ladder: Rey Mysterio d. Eddie Guerrero 20:30 3 ¼
52. 2014 Bray Wyatt d. Chris Jericho 13 min 3 1/4
53.   2002: Edge d. Eddy Guerrero 12 min 3 ¼
54.   2011 Wade Barrett d. Daniel Bryan 11:30 3 ¼
55.   1995 Hakushi d. 123 Kid 9 min 3 ¼
56.  2015 Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose d. Bray Wyatt/Luke Harper 11 min 3 1/4
57.   1999 Test d. Shane McMahon 12 min 3 ¼
58.   1998 Hair: 123 Kid d. Jeff Jarrett 11 min 3 ¼
59.   1998 WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Undertaker 21 min 3 ¼
60.   2000 WWF Title: Rock d. Kurt Angle/HHH 20 min 3 ¼
61.   2006 WWF Title Edge d. John Cena 15:30 3 ¼
62.   2010 RAW Title: Randy Orton d. Sheamus 19 min 3 ¼
63.  2015 Sheamus d. Randy Orton 12 min 3 1/4
64.   1993 Tags: Steiners d. Heavenly Bodies 9:30 3 ¼
65.   1989 IC Title: Ultimate Warrior d. Rick Rude 16 min 3 ¼
66.   2002 Kurt Angle d. Rey Mysterio 9 min 3
67.   2001 IC: Edge d. Lance Storm 11 min 3
68.   2001 Jr: XPac d. Tajiri 7 min 3
69. 2014 Seth Rollins d. Dean Ambrose 11 min 3
70. 2016 WWF Title: Dean Ambrose d. Dolph Ziggler 15 min 3
71.   2006 I Quit: Ric Flair d. Mick Foley 13 min 3
72.   2001 WCW Title: Rock d. Booker T 15 min 3
73.   2005 WWF Title John Cena d. Chris Jericho 15 min 3
74.   1988 Tags: Demolition d. Hart Foundation 10 min 3
75.   1994 IC: Razor Ramon d. Diesel 15 min 3
76.   2002 WWF Title: Brock Lesnar d. Rock 16:30 3
77.   2004 Dudleys d. Rey Mysterio/Paul London/Billy Kidman 8 min 3
78.   2011 Rey Mysterio/John Morrison/Kofi Kingston d. Miz/R Truth/Alberto del Rio 9:30 3
79.   1993 Bret Hart d. Doink 10 min 3
80.   2007 Rey Mysterio d. Chavo Guerrero 12 min 3
81.   2008 MVP d. Jeff Hardy 10 min 3
82.   1996 Owen Hart d. Savio Vega 13:30 3
83.   2008 World CM Punk d. JBL 11 min 3
84.   2012 World: Sheamus d. Alberto del Rio 11:30 3
85.   1995 Bret Hart d. Isaac Yankem 16 min 3
86.   2012 IC: Miz d. Rey Mysterio 9 min 3
87  2016 Owens/Jericho d. Cass/Enzo 12 min 3
88.   1992 Shawn Michaels draw Rick Martel 8 min 3
89.   1991 Virgil d. Ted DiBiase 13 min 3
90.   2007 WWF: John Cena d. Randy Orton 21 min 3
91.   2014 Roman Reigns d. Randy Orton 16:30 3
92.   2008 Batista d. John Cena 13:30 3
93.   2003 Elimination Chamber 19 min 3
94.   1999 Tag Team Gauntlet 16:30 3

95.   1997 Davey Boy Smith d. Ken Shamrock 7:30
96.   1999 Lion’s Den: Ken Shamrock d. Steve Blackman 9 min
97.   2000 Hardcore: Shane McMahon d. Steve Blackman 10 min
98.   2007 ECW: John Morrison d. CM Punk 7 min
99.  2014 IC: Dolph Ziggler d. Miz 8 min
100.     2016 Women: Charlotte d. Sasha 14 min

101.   2005 Randy Orton d. Undertaker 17 min
102.   2004 IC: Edge d. Chris Jericho/Batista 8:30 min
103.   2001 Chris Jericho d. Rhyno 12:30
104.   1994 Women: Alundra Blayze d. Bull Nakano 8 min
105.   1999 IC/Euro: Jeff Jarrett d. DLo Brown 7:30
106.   1993 Razor Ramon d. Ted DiBiase 7:30
107.   1996 Goldust d. Marc Mero 11 min
108.   1998 Euro: DLo Brown d. Val Venis 15:30
109.   2005 Edge d. Matt Hardy 5 min
110.   2012 WWF Title: CM Punk d. John Cena/Big Show 14:30
111.   2006 Chavo Guerrero d. Rey Mysterio 11 min
112.   2012 Daniel Bryan d. Kane 8 min
113.   2017 Finn Balor d. Bray Wyatt 10:30
114.   2015 Tags: New Day d.. Prime Time Players/Los Matadores/Lucha Dragons 10 min
115.  2014 Rusev d. Jack Swagger 9 min
116.   2002: Ric Flair d. Chris Jericho 10:30
117.   2004 HHH d. Eugene 14 min
118.   2010: Smackdown Title: Kane d. Rey Mysterio 12:30
119.   2003: Kane d. RVD 12:30
120.   2005 Kurt Angle d. Eugene 5 min
121.   2007 IC: Umaga d. Carlito/Ken Kennedy 7:30
122.   1989 Hulk Hogan/Brutus Beefcake d. Randy Savage/Zeus 15 min
123.   1988 Hulk Hogan/Randy Savage d. Ted DiBiase/Andre the Giant 14:30 min
124.   1990 Power&Glory d. Rockers 6 min
125.    2011 Mark Henry d. Sheamus 9:30

126.    2007 Kane d. Fit Finlay 9 min
127.    1999 Hardcore: Al Snow d. Boss Man 7:30
128.     1999 Rock d. Billy Gunn 10 min
129.    1993 WWF Title: Lex Luger d. Yokozuna 18 min
130.    1991 Ricky Steamboat/Davey Boy Smith/Kerry von Erich d. Warlord/Power&Glory 10:30                                                                                                                                             
131.     2005 Hulk Hogan d. Shawn Michaels 21:30
132.                        1993 Shawn Michaels d. Mr. Perfect 11:30
133.                        2009 Tags: Chris Jericho/Big Show d. Cryme Tyme 9:30
134.                        2012 Tags: R-Truth/Kofi Kingston d. PTP 7 min
135.                        2009 WWF Title Randy Orton d. John Cena 21 min
136.            2013 Cody Rhodes d. Damien Sandow 6:30
137                               2017 WWF Title: Jinder Mahal d. Shinsuke Nakamura 11:30
138.                        2008 WWF Title HHH d. Khali 9:30
139.                        2007 Booker T d. HHH 8 min
140.                        2006 DX d. Vince McMahon/Shane McMahon 13 min
141.                        2006 World Batista d. Booker 10:30
142.                        2004 JBL d. Undertaker 17:30 min
143.                        2005 World: Batista d. JBL 9 min
144.                        2002 Un-Americans d. Goldust/Booker T 9:30
145.                        1999 Tags: Undertaker/Big Show d. XPac/Kane 12 min
146.                        2001 Tags: Undertaker/Kane d. DDP/Kanyon 10 min
147.                        2006 ECW Title: Big Show d. Sabu 8:30
148.                        2009 MVP d. Jack Swagger 6 min
149.            2015 IC: Ryback d. Miz/Show 5:30 min
150.                        1995 Barry Horowitz d. Skip 11:30
151.                        1991 Big Boss Man d. Jacques Rougeau 9:30
152.                        2001 Dudleys/Test d. APA/Spike Dudley 7 min
153.            2013 Ring of Fire: Bray Wyatt d. Kane 7:30
154.                        1997 LOD d. Godwinns 10 min
155.                        1988 Powers of Pain d. Bolsheviks 5:30
156.                        1994 Bam Bam Bigelow/IRS d. Headshrinkers 7 min
157.                        1993 Jerry Lawler d. Bret Hart 6:30
158.                        2004 Kane d. Matt Hardy 6 min
159.                        1996 Smoking Gunns d. Bodydonnas d. New Rockers d. Godwinns 12 min
160.            2015 Neville/Stephen Amell d. Stardust/Wade Barrett 7:30 min
161.            2014 Women: Paige d. AJ Lee 5 min
162             2017 Smackdown Women: Natty d. Naomi 11 min
163.                   2017 RAW Women: Sasha Banks d. Alexa Bliss 13:30
164.                        1989 Ted DiBiase d. Jimmy Snuka 6:30
165.                        1990 IC: Kerry von Erich d. Mr. Perfect 5 min
166.                        1993 IRS d. 123 Kid 6 min
167.                        1990 Hulk Hogan d. Earthquake 13 min
168.                        1990 WWF Title Cage Match: Ultimate Warrior d. Rick Rude 10 min
169.                               2017 John Cena d. Baron Corbin 10 min
170.                        1991 Tags: Street Fight: LOD d. Nasty Boys 6:30
171.                        1991 Hulk Hogan/Ultimate Warrior d. Sgt. Slaughter/Mustafa/Adnan 12:30
172.                        1995 HHH d. Sparky Plugg 7 min
173.                        2010 IC Dolph Ziggler no contest Kofi Kingston  7 min
174.            2015 Dolph Ziggler no contest Rusev 11 min
175.                        1997 Boriquas d. DOA 9 min
176.                        2003 Tags: LaResistance d. Dudley Boys 8 min
177.                        1998 Tags: New Age Outlaws d. Mankind 5 min
178.                        2000 IC: Eddy Guerrero/Chyna d. Val Venis/Trish Stratus 7 min
179.                        2011 Women: Kelly Kelly d. Beth Phoenix 6:30
180.                        2000 XPac d. Road Dogg 4:30
181.         2016 IC: Miz d. Apollo Crews 5:30
182.                        2004 John Cena d. Booker T 6 min
183.                        2003 Undertaker d. A-Train 9 min
184.                        2002 Undertaker d. Test 8 min
185.                   2014 Stephanie McMahon d. Brie Bella 10 min
186.                        2010 Big Show d. CM Punk/Luke Gallows/Joey Mercury 6:30
187.                   2015 Team PCB d. Team Bella d. Team BAD 15 min
188.                        1989 Mr. Perfect d. Red Rooster 3:30
189.            2013 Dolph Ziggler/Kaitlyn d. Big E Langston/AJ Lee
190.                        1988 Big Boss Man d. Koko B. Ware 6 min
191.                        1990 Jake Roberts d. Bad News Brown 4:30
192.                        1990 Warlord d. Tito Santana 5:30
193.                        1993 Ludwig Borga d. Marty Janetty 5 min
194.                        1996 Sid d. Davey Boy Smith 6 min
195                        2000 Jerry Lawler d. Tazz 4:30
196.                        2000 RTC d. Rikishi/Too Cool 5 min
197.                        1992 Tags: Natural Disasters d. Beverly Brothers 10:30
198.                        1992 LOD d. Money Inc  15 min
199.                        1991 IRS d. Greg Valentine 4 min
200.                        1990 Randy Savage d. Dusty Rhodes 2 min

201           2016 US; Rusev NC. Roman Reigns 0 sec.
202.                        2005 US: Chris Benoit d. Orlando Jordan 30 sec
203.                        1988 IC Title: Ultimate Warrior d. Honky Tonk Man :30
204.                        2009 ECW Christian d. William Regal :30
205.                        2017 Randy Orton d. Rusev :30
206.                        2011 WWF Title: Alberto del Rio d. CM Punk :30
207.                        2008 ECW Matt Hardy d. Mark Henry :30
208.            2013 WWF Title: Randy Orton d. Daniel Bryan :30
209.                        1992 Undertaker d. Kamala 3:30
210.                        1990 Hacksaw Duggan/Nikolai Volkoff d. Orient Express 3:30
211.                        1995 Smoking Gunns d. Blu Brothers 6 min
212.                        1992 Crush d. Repo Man 5:30
213.                        1988 Dino Bravo d. Don Muraco 5:30
214.                        1989 Hacksaw Duggan/Demolition d. Andre the Giant/Boss Man/Akeem 7:30
215.                        1998 Edge/Sable d. Marc Mero/Jacqueline 8:30
216.                        2003 Shane McMahon d. Eric Bischoff 10:30
217.                        2006 Hulk Hogan d. Randy Orton 11 min
218.                        1989 Greg Valentine d. Hercules 3 min
219.                        1988 Rick Rude d. JYD 6:30
220.                        1992 Nailz d. Virgil 4 min
221.                        1997 Goldust d. Brian Pillman 7 min
222.                        1994 Tatanka d. Lex Luger 6 min
223.                        2009 Kane d. Khali 6 min
224.                        1988 Bad News Brown d. Ken Patera 6:30
225.                        1991 Natural Disasters d. Bushwackers 6:30
226.                        1998 Oddities d. Kaientai 10 min
227.          2016: Tags: Anderson/Gallows d. New Day (DQ) 9 min
228.                        2008 IC/Women Santino/Beth Phoenix d. Kofi Kingston/Mickie James 5:30
229.                        2000 Undertaker no contest Kane 6 min
230.          2016 Natalya/Nikki/Alexa d. Naomi/Carmella/Becky 11 min
231.                        1993 Undertaker d. Giant Gonzalez 8 min
232.                        1994 Jeff Jarrett d. Mabel 6 min
233.                        1989 Dusty Rhodes d. Honky Tonk Man 9:30
234.                        1988 Jake Roberts d. Hercules 10 min
235.                        1994 Undertaker d. Undertaker 9 min
236.                        1995 WWF Title: Diesel d. Mabel 9 min
237.                         2017 Cass d. Show 10:30
238.            2013 Natalya d. Brie Bella 4 min
239.                        1995 Women: Bertha Faye d. Alundra Blayze 5 min
240.                        1999 Women: Ivory d. Tori 4 min
241.                        2000 Women: Kat d. Terri 3 min
242.                        2010 Women: Melina d. Alicia Fox 5:30
243.                        2007 World: Batista d. Khali 7 min
244.                        1996 Jerry Lawler d. Jake Roberts 4 min
245.                        1995 Undertaker d. Kamala 16:30
246.                        1990 Sherri d. Sapphire (forfeit)
247.                        2007 Diva Battle Royal 7 min
248.                        2004 Diva Dodge Ball 3 min




3/4 Down - How's the 2018 MLB Season Look Now?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Here's the last in season look at the 2018 MLB season:

AL East
1. Boston 109
2. NYY 100
3. Tampa 81
4. Toronto
5. Baltimore

AL Central
1. Cleveland 94
2. Minn
3. Detroit
4. CWS
5. KC

AL West
1. Houston 98
2. Oakland 93
3. Sea 89
4. LAA 81
5. Tex

NL East
1. Atlanta 90
2. Philly 88
3. Wash 83
4. NYM
5. Miami

NL Central
1. Chicago 92
2. Mil 89
3. StL 86
4. Pitt
5. Cin

NL West
1. LAD 88
2. Ariz 87
3. Col 85
4. SFG 82
5. SD

Catchers
1. JT Realmuto Mia 3.75
2. W.Contreras Chi 3.2
3. Y.Molina StL 2.85
4. Y.Grandal LAD 2.85
5. B.Posey SFG 2.65
5. F.Cervelli Pit 2.65

First Base
1. F.Freeman Atl 5.9-NL MVP
2. P.Goldschmidt Ari 5
3. J.Aguilar Mil 4.05
4. J.Votto Cin 3.75
5. M.Muncy LAD 3.3

Second Base
1. J.Baez Chi 5.15
2. O.Albies Atl 4
3. J.Altuve Hou 3.65
4. W.Merrifield KC 3.4
5. B.Zobrist Chi 3.2

Shortstop
1. F.Lindor Cle 6.6
2. M.Machado LAD 4.35
3. T.Story Col 4.1
4. A.Simmons LAA 4.05
5. X.Bogaerts Bos 3.45

Third Base
1. J.Ramirez Cle 6.85
2. M.Chapman Oak 6.1
3. M.Carpenter StL 5.25
4. N.Arenado Col 5
5. A.Bregman Hou 4.9

Left Field
1. J.Upton LAA 3.9
2. A.Benintendi Bos 3.65
3. G.Stanon NYY 3.65
4. C.Yelich Mia 3.6
5. J.Soto Wash 3.15

Center Field
1. M.Trout LAA 6.9
2. L.Cain Mil 4.85
3. B.Nimmo NYM 3.45
4. G.Springer Hou 2.85
5. S.Marte Pit 2.7

Right Field
1. M.Betts Bos 7.45-AL MVP
2. A.Judge NYY 5
3. N.Markakis 4.35
4. M.Haniger Sea 3.7
5. B.Harper Wash 2.7

DH
1. JD Martinez Bos 5.9
2. K.Davis 3

Starting Pitchers
1. M.Scherzer Wash 7.25-NL Cy
2. J.DeGrom NYM 7
3. A.Nola Phi 6.65
4. C.Sale Bos 6.1-AL Cy
5. T.Bauer Cle 5.5
6. C.Kluber Cle 5
7. K.Freeland Col 4.95
8. B.Snell TB 4.75
9. J.Verlander Hou 4.7
10. Z.Greinke Ari 4.55

Relief Pitchers
1. B.Treinan Oak 3.8
2. E.Diaz Sea 3.2
3. J.Hughes Cin 3
4. C.Kimbrel Bos 2.75
5. S.Doolittle Wash 2.75
5. L.Trivino Oak 2.75















Ranking the 2018 NFL Starting Quarterbacks

Monday, August 6, 2018

Here's my ranking of every starting quarterback for the 2018 NFL season.  Not a fantasy list.

1. T.Brady NE
2. A.Rodgers GB
3. M.Ryan Atl
4. R.Wilson Sea
5. D.Brees NO
6. C.Wentz Phi
7. B.Roethlisberger Pit
8. J.Goff LAR
9. A.Luck Ind
10. A.Smith Wash
11. P.Rivers LAC
12. C.Newton Carol
13. M.Stafford Det
14. J.Garoppolo 49ers
15. D.Prescott Dall
16. D.Watson Hou
17. D.Carr Oak
18. K.Cousins Min
19. T.Taylor Cle 7
20. M.Mariota Tenn
21. A.Dalton Cin
22. C.Keenum Den
23. S.Bradford Ari
24. R.Tannehill Mia
25. J.Winston TB
26. B.Bortles Jax
27. M.Trubisky Chi
28. E.Manning NYG
29. J.Flacco Balt
30. P.Mahomes KC
31. S.Darnold NYJ
32. AJ McCarron Buff




100 Games Into the MLB Season

Sunday, July 22, 2018

I'll do this one last time at 120 games, here's the current 2018 MLB projection:

AL East
1. Boston 105
2. NYY 101
3. Tampa 82
4. Toronto
5. Baltimore

AL Central
1. Cleveland 93
2. Minn
3. Detroit
4. Chicago
5. KC

AL West
1. Houston 102
2. Seattle 90
3. Oakland 87
4. LAA
5. Texas

NL East
1. Philly 88
2. Atlanta 87
3. Wash 84
4. NYM
5. Miami

NL Central
1. Chicago 93
2. Milwaukee 88
3. StL 84
4. Pitt
5. Cin

NL West
1. LAD 90
2. Colo 85
3. Ariz 84
4. SFG 82
5. SD


Catchers:
1. JT Realmuto Mia 3.6
2. W.Contreras Chi 3.2
3. W.Ramos TB 2.7
4. B.Posey SFG 2.55
5. Y.Grandal LAD 2.35

First Base
1. F.Freeman Atl 4.95
2. P.Goldschmidt Ari 3.6
3. J.Aguilar Mil 3.45
4. J.Votto Cin 3.3
5. M.Muncy LAD 3.25

B.Belt SFG 2.95

Second Base
1. O.Albies Atl 4.1
2. J.Baez Chi 4.05
3. J.Altuve Hou 3.75
4. S.Gennett Cin 3.25
5. J.Lowrie Oak 3.05

J.Panik SFG  .7

Shortstop
1. F.Lindor Cle 5.5
2. A.Simmons LAA 3.6
3. M.Machado LAD 3.3
4. T.Turner WAsh 3.15
5. B.Crawford SFG 3.05

Third Base
1. J.Ramirez Cle 5.95
2. A.Bregman Hou 4.65
3. M.Carpenter StL 4.45
4. N.Arenado Col 4.35
5. M.Chapman Oak 4.05

E.Longoria SFG 0

Left Field
1. A.Benintendi Bos 3.25
2. E.Rosario Min 3.25
3. G.Stanton NYY 2.75
4. J.Upton LAA 2.7
5. C.Dickerson Pit 2.7

Center Field
1. M.Trout LAA 6.05
2. L.Cain Mil 4.2
3. S.Marte Pit 2.75
4. AJ Pollock Ari 2.45
5. L.Martin Det 2.3

G.Hernandez SFG .75

Right Field
1. M.Betts Bos 6.2
2. A.Judge NYY 5.05
3. N.Markakis Atl 3.5
4. M.Haniger Sea 3.4
5. G.Springer Hou 2.5

A.McCutchen SFG .95

DH
1. JD Martinez Bos 4.65
2. SS Choo Tex 3
3. N.Cruz Sea 2.3

Starting Pitchers
1. A.Nola Phi 5.65
2. J.DeGrom NYM 5.5
3. M.Scherzer Wash 5.2
4. C.Sale Bos 5.2
5. L.Severino NYY 4.75
6. J.Verlander Hou 4.4
7. B.Snell TB 4.15
8. C.Kluber Cle 4.15
9. T.Bauer Cle 4.05
10. K.Freeland Col 3.75

Relief Pitchers
1. C.Kimbrel Bos 2.9
2. B.Treinen Oak 2.8
3. S.Doolittle Wash 2.6
4. L.Trivino Oak 2.6
5. E.Diaz Sea 2.4

J.Cueto SFG 1.45
D.Rodriguez SFG 1.35
M.Bumgarner SFG 1.15
A.Suarez SFG .95
D.Holland SFG .85

T.Watson SFG 1.65
R.Moronta SFG 1.65
W.Smith SFG 1.05
 











Athlete of the Month, July 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018


 Kylian Mbappe.  Runners-up: Angelique Kerber, Luka Modric,  Novak Djokovic

7 months down.  5 left.  Who will be 2018 Athlete of the Year?

     January: Nick Foles
     February: Yuzuru Hanyu
     March: Azura Stevens
     April: Arike Ogunbowale
     May: LeBron James
     June: Kevin Durant

     July: Kylian Mbappe

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