Sunday, September 15, 2019

by Robert Percy

As armchair bookers, we often have moments where we watch matches (especially any that happen on a big PPV like Summerslam) and we think, “erm… what the hell was that finish?” I certainly have quite a few times and so, with the biggest party of the summer coming up soon, I decided to list a few Summerslam matches where the wrong person won, something utterly stupid happened during the finish or maybe something else that raised a few eyebrows for the wrong reasons.

Team Nexus vs Team WWE (2010)

The Nexus should have won. That’s something that goes pretty much without debate whenever this match is discussed. It was all going really well until John Cena skidded out of the way of Justin Gabriel’s top rope splash (after being DDT’d by Wade Barrett on concrete, lest we forget that) and won the match by being good old Super Cena. It’s one of the stupidest and most frustrating finishes to a PPV main event that’s ever been seen and the worst part is that it wasn’t even entirely John Cena’s fault – according to Wade Barrett himself, it was Vince McMahon who made the call to have John Cena win the match for Team WWE as the sole remaining member because he thought it would send the crowds home happy. Multiple members of the match including Edge, Chris Jericho and probably John Cena himself think that Wade Barrett should have been the one to really go over in this match and I think they can speak for us all in that regard. It was a stupid finish that made the biggest heel faction in the WWE at the time look stupid and it killed what could have been one of the best storylines in recent years. It probably speaks volumes that out of all of the members of The Nexus at the time of the match, the only one who still remains with the company is the perennial and beloved jobber Heath Slater.

Tags: ,
I've been a wrestling fan for 20 years, mainly watching WWE. I only discovered the wonders of New Japan Pro-Wrestling a few years ago and got hooked after Wrestle Kingdom 11. Check out the rest of my reviews and articles!

Related Article

Join The Conversation – Follow Us!

INSTAGRAM

Check Out Our Podcast!

Rope Break Podcast
Rope Break Podcast
Each and every week, we bring you hours of chat all about the very best of professional wrestling around the world! Welcome to Rope Break!
Rope Break Podcast: Episode 21

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Episode 21 of The Rope Break Podcast.

Callum and Ian are back with a packed show. We kick off the show by discussing the new format to our podcast that will be coming soon. Then we go through the news from around the wrestling world which includes 205 Live being cancelled, No NXT TakeOver in January, Change to main roster commentary, Ric Flair suing WWE and then we talk about our favourite MSG moments.

Then we rundown Monday Night RAW which included Baron Corbin getting the win in the Triple Threat match to advance to the KOTR Final and then SmackDown Live which included Shane McMahon inserting himself into the KOTR Semi-Final against Chad Gable after Elias dropped out due to injury.

We then rundown the card for Clash of Champions on Sunday and give our predictions.

As always you can check us out on all social media @RopeBreakBrand as well as on our website www.ropebreak.co.uk

Follow Callum & Ian on Twitter @CallumH2000 @Milney1989

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

Rope Break Podcast: Episode 21
Throwback Thoughts: ICW Fear & Loathing IX
Rope Break Podcast: Episode 20
Rope Break Podcast: Episode 19
Rope Break Podcast: Episode 18
Rope Break Podcast: Episode 17
WWE SummerSlam 2019 Review
Rope Break Podcast: Episode 16
Throwback Thoughts: WWE SummerSlam 2002
Rope Break Podcast: Episode 15