Why You Should be EXCITED for SummerSlam 2018

18. 08. 16
posted by: Luke Mauer

As you can tell from Luke and Andy's breakdown they are people who are very in tune with the happenings of WWE. I, on the other hand, am not. But while I do not possess the kind of knowledge or expertise on the current landscape of the WWE to provide you with an in-depth look to each match, I do have something else – blissful ignorance and the mind of a child. Therefore I am easily entertained and excited. So I’m going to go over some matches and say why I’m excited for them(and why you should be too)

Full disclosure - I watched wrestling a lot growing up and then got back into it in college, but have not paid much attention over the last year or so, but I did watch Monday Night Raw and Tuesday Night Smackdown to try to get myself prepared for this so let’s rock.

Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega [KICKOFF MATCH]

Why I’m Excited: This match features two of any far-right winged person’s biggest fears: a Russian and a Mexican. (I know Rusev is technically from Bulgaria, but he was billed as being from Russia at one time, besides, this is wrestling guys, let’s just buy into it and have a little fun) Simply put, both of these men are just absolute units. There will be a whole lot of man in the ring when they face off. But they are not just big, slow-moving, boring tanks. They have more than enough athleticism to keep this fast-paced and interesting. And don’t sell the women in this match short, they are more than capable of holding their own, plus the mixed tag aspect adds a fun little twist.

Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy (For the United States Championship)

Why it's going to be Exciting: Jeff Hardy, will always have a special place in my heart. He was one of the first wrestlers that really stole my attention when i was a kid. He made a chubby little kid try to do front flips off of stuff, yes, that went about as well as you would imagine. While Jeff is a decade plus older now than he was then, he is just as crazy and you never know what he might try given the right spot. Mr. Nakamura is no joke either, he is very flamboyant and over the top, which is everything you should want out of someone who is putting on a show. Plus, its for the United States Championship. So if that doesn't Make you want to shotgun a PBR and blast some Toby Keith, then you can get the hell outta here.

Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (For the Smackdown Women's Championship)

Why Everyone is Excited: Who wouldn’t want to watch a three-way between three women, am i right? All jokes aside Charlotte and Becky are two women who have revolutionized women’s wrestling. They are both powerhouses and will put on an incredible performance. And Carmella just carries herself in a way that makes you hate her - she has that “I’m better than you and I know it” attitude. So hopefully we can watch her get beat up.

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

What Makes this Exciting: A long time ago, in a galaxy not very far away (8 years, and our galaxy) The Miz was Daniel Bryan’s mentor during his early days in the WWE, their relationship was strained at best. They have not gotten along since then either. So you take that background feud and add in Bryan, who is one of the best pure wrestlers in the business plus the Miz who is one of the most entertaining people the WWE has. I mean the Miz is so talented that he has his own TV show, and they only give you a TV show if you’re talented, just look at the Kardashian’s…...ok maybe that's a bad example but you get my point. This one will be a must watch for sure.

Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins (For the Intercontinental Championship)

The One I’m Most Excited for: That says it all, this match is the one that I am most excited for. Ziggler and Rollins are two of the top in-ring performers and they both have had way of captivating me and grabbing my attention in the past, there were times when i loved Dolph and times when I hated him. The same can be said for Seth. I think someone's ability to make you feel such a wide range emotion toward them is really a testament to their ability to draw you in and keep you glued to the TV. As I mentioned above these two are also guaranteed to pull of some impressive in-ring moves. This is 100% the match that I am the most excited for!

Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens

Reasons for Excitement: Braun Strowman is nicknamed “The Monster Among Men” and let me tell you friends, this is no joke. His entrance music is just him growling at you and i can’t think of anything more intimidating than that. He’s such a large human that I wouldn't dare write anything bad about him out of fear that he would read it and come break my entire life in half. Kevin is so good at being the bad guy and make me not like him that it makes me like him (If you need any proof of how fucked up my brain is just read that last sentence again.) Plus, the added stipulation that if Kevin wins, he gets Braun’s Money In The Bank Contract, makes this match even more intriguing.

The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day (For the Smackdown Tag Team Championship)

Get Excited for this Because: Remember that Braun Strowman guy I mentioned and how big he is? (See above ↑) Well the Bludgeon Brothers originated from the same “Family” as him. They are large and in-charge and they are the Champs. The big,scary,mysterious Champs. And the perfect opponent for them is The New Day. They are bright, energetic, and dare I say it - pretty god damn funny. Tune in to this one simply because it will be like at the family reunion where your weird goth second cousin has to sit next to Uncle Bob’s second wife’s daughter who is the head cheerleader at the dinner table. It will be two completely opposite worlds colliding and you won't be able to look away.

Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin

Hope You’re not out of Excitement Yet Because There’s Still More: While this is one of the few matches on the card that isn't for a title belt, that doesn’t mean you should just ignore it and use it as a bathroom break. (Although you should go to the bathroom, don’t hold it in, that's how UTIs happen. Please consult your physician if you need any more information on UTIs) Both of these guys have shown flashes of greatness in the past but it was either derailed by injury or just poor timing. But I’m a big believer that if you’ve put on a good match before, then you can do it again.

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (For the Raw Women's Championship)

Are you tired of reading the word “Excited” yet?: Ronda F*cking Rousey, do I need to say anymore? No? Good, I’m running out of words and this blogging thing is harder than it looks!

AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe (For the WWE Championship)

Why the Experts are Excited: Hold on folks, because this one will be rocking! In the one episode of Smackdown that I watched for research (I’ve always been a cram the night before the exam kind of guy) Joe was talking some major smack about AJ’s wife and kids. Now I don’t have a wife and kids, but I do remember when everyone was telling Yo Mama jokes, and that got me heated so i can only imagine a Yo Wife and Kids joke takes things to a whole new level. Tension will be high! Blood will be boiling! And to top it all off, these guys are quite good at the whole wrestling part as well! AND IT'S FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP!! Whew, that was a lot of excitement there, I think I need a cigarette.

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (For the Universal Championship)

Main Event Excitement!:  And finally, the Main Event, the Big Shabang, the Climax, the Money shot. The big dog Roman Reigns, vs. the beast Brock Lesnar, yes, that Brock Lesnar, and he’s still the same steroid shooting, muscle bound crazy man as he was before. And Roman Reigns is one of those guys that women love and men want to be. This is simply two titans that love nothing more than trying to beat the other person up. I don't know about you guys, but that sounds like a pretty good time to me!

Also, FYI, the WWE network, which includes Summerslam, is free for new subscribers. So why not sign up and tune in? What have you got to lose? The NFL isn’t back yet and this will help keep the Sunday Scaries at bay for a couple of hours. So order up, dive in, and enjoy. And if you’re really feeling crazy, shoot us a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet us @TBPYNH and let us know what match got you the most excited!


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Cousin Kyle