Welp, we're supposedly in the post-Vince McMahon era of WWE (except I'm pretty sure Vince is still running the company from his house, being that he still owns majority stock). This Saturday's SummerSlam PPV may be an indicator of where WWE is headed creatively going forward. Or it may just be more of the same. Either way, this lineup......this is not my kinda lineup.
Once a-fucking-gain, the Intercontinental Title is sitting in catering, along with its current holder, who by the way is better than almost everyone actually on the card - Gunther/Walter can work circles around almost the entire roster. Also the top I-C contender they set up like a month ago - nowhere to be seen. Also the really exciting high flier who would be massively over if they'd just fucking do something with him - nope, sorry Ric, nothing for you this month. But don't worry, Baron Corbin is on the show. As is the fanboy commentator living out his own wrestling fantasy camp. As is The Miz. Oh and one of the few matches I was actually into is off the show so they can save it for next month. Super. Yeah, I don't have high hopes for SummerSlam 2022.
Logan Paul vs. The Miz
Boy do I not give a tupenny fuck about this. The Miz hasn't been a proper threat to anyone in years, and Logan Paul, dipshit that he is, insists on being portrayed as a babyface, despite literally NO ONE wanting to see him in that role. Watch as Miz gets cheered like a hometown hero in this match. Like, how can a company just flatly defy what its entire audience wants and then use little tricks to try and make it look like that's not what they're doing? Jesus. For the record, I get why they signed Logan, he's actually a PPV draw. But use him correctly for fuck's sake.
Pick: Logan Paul, obviously
Pat McAfee vs. Baron Corbin
Fuckin' hell with this. A bad wrestler vs. a tourist. Yeah this is totally more important than the company's second-oldest singles title being defended. I'm 100% confident more people would rather see Gunther vs. Shinsuke Nakamura than this crap. Watch them add the I-C Title match to the fucking preshow.....