"Honestly, SummerSlam came off to me as a an episode of RAW & SmackDown smashed together for 3 hours instead of one of top top PPV's of the year because there were too many squash matches on here.
US Champion Orlando Jordan vs Chris Benoit - This match was really short. How short, well for the next couple of weeks...Benoit did skits showing he could make a cup of coffee & take a piss longer than it took for him to make Jordan tap out. Literally, it was less than 45 seconds.
Edge vs Matt Hardy - WWE had this angle involing these two & Lita that had everyone talking about and awaiting for these two to just kill each other but to say they dropped the ball here is a major understatement. Hardy got busted open early & Edge just beat him down until the referee stopped the match after around 10 mins. Basically another squash match.
Ladder Match: Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero - It was a great ladder match eventhough the storyline got stupid with the whole "Dominic is my son" thing going on (well, it did result in the "I'm Your Papi" shirt so I guess it's not all bad). Lots of interference from Vicki Guerrero & Dominic himself but it didn't ruin the match itself.
Eugene vs Kurt Angle - Another squash match as Kurt Angle just beat the holy hell out of Eugene the whole time. Besides Christy Hemme in a cheerleader outfit, nothing else to add here.
Undertaker vs Randy Orton - This didn't live up to their previous match but it's still good.
WWE Champion John Cena vs Chris Jericho - The crowd was split & really into this one making it better than it was. Jericho made Cena look like a million bucks here.
Street Fight Match: World Champion Batista vs JBL - This match was pretty short & sweet but if you saw their Great American Bash match, you'll know why. Batista was also in his hometown so he put on one of this best performances given the conditions.
Hulk Hogan vs Shawn Michaels - The storyline was something (can you say "SHOOT") as the crowd was split again. But overall, this was mostly just HBK bumping & selling for Hogan and getting the occassional spots in before Hogan makes his comeback.
Somewhere on here was a skit with the divas in their bikinis washing Vince's limo with a "McMahon for President" bumper sticker but you've seen these girls in their bikini's & skimpy underwear so many times, it's nothing special.
DVD extras included the "Larry Fling Live" skit involving HBK dressed up as Hogan, Cena's "Right Now" music video, and highlights from the "Your Fired" match between Jericho & Cena the next night on RAW along with the beatdown Kurt Angle gave Cena afterwards.
Again, this was just dissappointing to me & this is good to rent & watch a couple of times but not worth buying for me."
YOU DAMN IDIOTS!!!
the one and only | 09/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I just wanted to say thank you to all these buttheads who ended up ruining this DVD review. NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT YOUR PREDICTIONS & NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT WEATHER EDGE DESERVES A DVD OR NOT!!! For anyone who wants the reviews for this DVD...skip all the way to page 6, I had to!
IT'S CALLED WRITE A REVIEW...not make a prediction or bitch about wrestlers with no DVD sets!"
Summerslam comes to Washington DC.......
the one and only | I live south of Parts Unknown | 09/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Summerslam 2005 was good for the end of the Rey and Eddie fued in an epic ladder match, the Randy Orton/Undertaker fued continued with their second match, and Hogan and Michales squared off in a clash of a titans match so to speak. Besides those matches three titles were on the line and a personal fued that sparked internet readers made a bloody debut.....
USA Championship Orlando Jordon [Champion] vs. Chris Benoit:
Don't blink, or this match will be over. They have made way too many rematches with Orlando and Benoit, and amazingly this is the longest of the three matches they have had since Summerslam that lasted a mere 25 seconds!!! 2/10 At least Benoit won with the crossface.
Matt Hardy vs. Edge:
Look for their steel cage match to be bloody as well. Some hard hitting, legitimate punches in this one. Edge spears Matt through the ring ropes and then drops Hardy onto his face on a ring post and Hardy gets busted open. The crowd booed the hell out of the finish after the ref called for the bell when Matt couldn't stand up and defend himself. 5/10 [Crappy ending]
Ladder Match Winner gets custody of Dominick Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio:
Great match, the best these two put on together. Rey powerbombs Eddie off the ladder, then Eddie jumps onto two ladders with Rey in the middle. Rey backdrops Eddie onto a ladder while standing on another one and falls in a horrifying moment.
One botched spot where Eddie tried to powerbomb Rey off a ladder but slipped, but thats easily forgettable in this match. Eddie's wife and Rey's son both make appearances in this match. Rey wins with the help of Eddie's wife. 9/10 [Great Match]
Kurt Angle vs. Eugene:
Just think of this match as an a**whoping as Angle beats the crap out of Eugene. This is the second time in two years that Eugene has been booed heavily at a Summerslam. Christy sure did look nice in that cheerleader outfit. 6/10 [Great pose by Angle at the end.]
Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker:
Not as good as their last match at WM21. They fight all over the ring and Randy spends too much time trying to hurt Taker's legs. A cool spot though when Randy and Taker try to give the other the tombstone piledriver. The ending comes when Randy's dad, disguised as a fan, runs into the ring and distracts Taker for Randy to lay out the RKO. 7/10
WWE Championship John Cena [Champion] vs. Chris Jericho:
Awsome match, the buildup was great and the crowd helped a lot with their chants for Cena and Jericho all throughout the match. Both men worked hard and some great wrestling by both men. It was good that Eric Bischoff didn't interfere at all during the match. Watch the crowd boo the hell out of Cena when he gets out of the Walls of Jericho. Cena wins with the FU. 8.5/10 Great match but I was rooting for the loser.]
World Heavyweight Championship No Holds Barred Match Batista vs. JBL:
Biggest dissapointment of the night. Not even a trickle of blood as a chair, leather belt, and steel steps make appearances in the match. Thats it. Cool part when Batista spears JBl through the barrier from the crowd's side, but that was only one of two things great. The other was when Batista gave the Batista Bomb to JBL onto the steel steps for the win. 6/10 [Huge dissapointment]
Icon vs. Legend Shawn Michales vs. Hulk Hogan:
Poor Shawn, from losing to Hogan to losing the Chris Masters challenge on Raw. He derserves wrestler of the year award or something to pay him his dues. Anyway, the match was good in some areas, HBK once again saved the match up. Hogan bled like a river was on his face and gets hit in the head with a steel chair but still kicks out.
The entire crowd thought Bret Hart was gonna show, but Hogan powers out and hits the legdrop for the win. 8.5/10
Summerslam is worth it for the Ladder Match, for the WWE Championship Match, for Kurt Angle's pose after his match, and even for the Hogan/HBK match. The perfect Item to rent though if you are still not 100% sure whether to buy it or not......"
WWE SummerSlam 2005
J. R. Paine | Brisbane, Australia | 06/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
WWE United States Championship Orlando Jordan (Champion) Vs Chris Benoit
What can you do in 25.4 seconds? Benoit can defeat Jordan. Got the crowd fired up.
Winner: Chris Benoit (New WWE United States Champion) Match Rating: 6/10
Edge(W/Lita) Vs Matt Hardy
Big build up to this very personal match, but an incredibly dissapointing finish. The street fight these two had on RAW a few weeks later should have been here.
Winner: Edge Match Rating: 5/10
Ladder Match For Custody Of Dominic Eddie Guerrero Vs Rey Mysterio
Didn't like the storyline with Dominic, but this was a great match with some awesome spots.
Winner: Rey Mysterio Match Rating: 9/10
Gold Medal Match Eugene Vs Kurt Angle
Nothing great. Angle basically destroys Eugene and gets his Gold Medal back.
Winner: Kurt Angle Match Rating: 6/10
The Undertaker Vs Randy Orton
Hard to replicate their WrestleMania 21 match, but Taker and Orton give it a good shot. Orton steals the win thanks to Cowboy Bob.
Winner: Randy Orton Match Rating: 9/10
WWE Championship John Cena (Champion) Vs Chris Jericho
At time of writing, Jericho's last PPV match, and he goes out on a high note. This match marked the start of the mixed reactions that John Cena has been getting for nearly a year now. This was one of his better title defences and the 'Let's Go Jericho, Let's Go Cena' chant was awesome.
Winner: John Cena (Still WWE Champion) Match Rating: 8/10
World Heavyweight Championship Batsita (Champion) Vs JBL
These two lacked chemistry in the ring. Mercifully shorter than their match at the Great American Bash. The Batista Bomb on the steel steps made up for it though. That was sick!!!
Winner: Batista (Still World Heavyweight Champion) Match Rating: 7/10
Shawn Michaels Vs Hulk Hogan
So let me get this straight. Hogan gets his head smashed in with a steel chair, gets Sweet Chin Music but then gets up and beats a relatively fresh HBK with 3 right hands, a big boot and a leg drop??? Give me a break.
Winner: Hulk Hogan Match Rating: 8/10 (Only because of Shawn Michaels' performance)
Shawn Michaels On Larry Bling
This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Even funnier in my opinion because everything HBK said about Hogan was true.
John Cena 'Right Now' Music Video
The Next Night On RAW
Highlights of the Cena/Jericho 'You're Fired' WWE Championship match, then Kurt Angle attcking Cena and being named the No. 1 contender by Eric Bischoff.
So apart from Hogan winning, this was a pretty good PPV."
WWE Summerslam 2005
Brody Bradbury | Nanaimo B.C Canada | 03/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a very likable pay-per-view and I liked it enough to purchase it on DVD, it had good matches and lived up to the Summerslam reputation, excellent pay-per-view!
Match 1-Chris Benoit vs Orlando Jordan(U.S. Title) -It was good while it lasted for about 30 seconds. 7/10
Match 2-Matt Hardy vs Edge -It had potential to be better but it was a well done match.7/10
Match 3-Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Gurrero(Ladder Match for Custody -It was by far the best match of the Rey/Eddie feud, Bravo! 9/10
Match 4-Kurt Angle vs Eugene(Gold Medal) -It was pretty one sided for Kurt but all in all a good match. 7.5/10
Match 5-Undertaker vs Randy Orton -It was an incredible match, despite the outcome(I'm an Undertaker fan myself) but it was awsome! 9/10
Match 6-John Cena vs Chris Jericho(WWE Title) -It was a very enjoyable match, excellent end to the feud. 9/10
Match 7-Batista vs JBL(World Heavyweight Title) -It was very good hardcore match and very enjoyable but it could have been longer in my opinion. 8/10
Match 8(Main Event)-Shawn Micheals vs Hulk Hogan -It was a very impressive display of effort on both sides and was long enough to get in some good moves and some blood, excellent match! 9.5/10
I hope this review was helpful to you and I would recommend buying this DVD, I plan on writing reviews for other WWE Pay-Per-Views so if this was helpful then look around for others!"