There was a sure electrical energy within the air in Nisssan Stadium in Nashville for WWE SummerSlam 2022. It was the primary PPV to happen for WWE with out Vince McMahon on the inventive helm, to not point out that the occasion shared a weekend with Conrad Thompson’s Starrcast and the Ric Aptitude’s Final Match occasion.
With main titles on the road, a brand new regime in command of the corporate, and a few intrigue surrounding the late determination to take away Seth Rollins vs. Riddle from the cardboard, there was no scarcity of hypothesis about what would possibly unfold. The outcomes have been, as all the time, an attention-grabbing evening reside within the stadium.
7 Brock Lesnar Obtained Again In The Ring To Finish The Evening
After SummerSlam went off the air, Brock Lesnar wasn’t shy about climbing again into the ring he’d knocked askew along with his tractor earlier on. He reclaimed his cowboy hat and put it on as his music performed, earlier than taking it off to wave to the gang.
The Beast’s future with WWE feels as unsure as ever, as he appears to be like primed for not less than a brief, and maybe a everlasting time away from the corporate. It felt as if there was a chance the followers submitting out of the stadium bought his final farewell from the WWE ring for , lengthy whereas.
6 A Little Concern For How Climate May Influence WWE SummerSlam
SummerSlam 2022 marked WWE’s first return to an outside stadium since WrestleMania 37, when climate infamously delayed the beginning of the present. SummerSlam occurred on a cloudy Saturday in Nashville, with climate forecasts domestically projecting a thirty % probability of rain for the entrance finish of the occasion. The ring itself had a cover over the ring and personnel put plastic over loads of electrical tools, however the overwhelming majority of fan seats have been uncovered. Thankfully for WWE and its followers, the climate held up and, if something, it was somewhat sunnier than would’ve been excellent (primarily based on the warmth and humidity) because the stadium stuffed.
5 A Lot Of Ric Aptitude Gear In The Crowd At WWE SummerSlam
It’s not unusual to see some Ric Aptitude t-shirts at any given wrestling occasion, given The Nature Boy’s iconic standing within the enterprise. Nonetheless, there was a transparent uptick at SummerSlam this yr. It’s little surprise with Conrad Thompson selling Starrcast in Nashville over SummerSlam weekend, and especially–after The Man put his profession on the road so many occasions–Ric Aptitude’s Final Match was booked for the evening after WWE’s Largest Social gathering of the Summer time.
4 DJ Valentino Khan Was Again To Entertain The Crowd
Earlier than SummerSlam started, DJ Valentino Khan was in attendance to spin pop music and a sprinkling of wrestling entrance themes for the reside crowd. His contributions actually did make the ambiance really feel extra like a celebration.
If the title sounds acquainted, which may be as a result of he performed an analogous position for these in reside attendance at SummerSlam 2021 in Las Vegas (and in addition WrestleMania 38 in Dallas).
3 Titus O’Neil Welcomed The Followers
Earlier than SummerSlam bought began, Titus O’ Neil appeared. He overrated the gang, however extra importantly spoke to WWE’s charitable efforts. He introduced reproduction championship belts and introduced $20,000 donations to a few native organizations through the WWE Group Champions program. The organizations have been Meals of Hope, Pencil, and Musicians on Name. Sadly, the proceedings have been somewhat undermined as a result of WWE didn’t present O’Neil on the massive screens till a minute into his presentation. Given the angle of the entranceway he spoke from, that meant a reasonably small share of the followers in attendance may really see him or the award recipients at first.
2 WWE Nonetheless Can’t Get Its Lighting Proper In Stadiums
It has sadly change into a sample for a lot of, if not all main stadium reveals that the lighting above the ring turns blinding for followers in sure sections of the higher ranges. As in earlier cases an audible chant arose, this time throughout Bobby Lashley vs. Idea to “flip the lights off.”
The difficulty solely bought worse with extra lights affecting a bigger portion of the viewers beginning through the match between Pat McAfee vs. Glad Corbin, when followers turned somewhat angrier with a chant. That is the fourth consecutive stadium present I’ve personally attended (between 2017 to 2022) the place this was a problem, and WWE’s lighting crew both can’t appear to get it proper, or simply doesn’t care about followers’ reside expertise on this regard.
1 Authentic Visitors Woes Delayed Followers Getting Into Nissan Stadium For WWE SummerSlam
It’s a little bit of a cliché for wrestling broadcasters to elucidate away visibly low attendance by claiming there’s visitors exterior the sector. In not less than the case of SummerSlam 2022, this was true, although, with visitors transferring very slowly in I-40 and an excessive amount of congestion within the instant neighborhood of the Nissan Stadium. Some followers have been visibly nonetheless submitting into their seats as late as The Usos vs. Avenue Income Tag Workforce Championship match.