WWE SummerSlam 2022 DVD Review feat. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar

SummerSlam 2022 DVD
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Title: SummerSlam 2022
Producer: WWE
Running Time: 300 Minutes
Certificate: 12
Number Of Discs: 2
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Released: September 19 2022

(Thanks to Fetch Publicity for arranging this review.)

This is our DVD review for WWE SummerSlam 2022. And it’s the latest DVD review for our site. So, let’s see what we think of SummerSlam 2022!

SummerSlam 2022 Under Card

We kick things off with the much-anticipated final showdown between Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch. As with their WrestleMania match, the action is very good, and Belair once again gets the nod over Bex. However, it’s more notable for the aftermath, as Bayley finally returns alongside Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky, thus forming Damage Control. Next, we see another surprisingly strong performance from Logan Paul as he upsets The Miz in their grudge match.

Bobby Lashley vs. Theory serves its purpose but is less memorable than their clash at Money In The Bank. Meanwhile, The Mysterios vs. The Judgment Day exists to promote the return of Edge, who helps Rey and Dominick triumph. Pat McAfee has another well-received PPV performance against the plummeting Happy Corbin. And The Usos vs. The Street Profits is well worth watching, plus we get a referee cameo from Jeff Jarrett. (That’s J-E-Double F, J-A-Double R-E-Double T.)

SummerSlam 2022 Main Events

Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey is a rematch from their brief MITB cash-in clash from four weeks earlier. Here, Rousey unsurprisingly dominates the underdog champion, yet Rousey ends up pinning herself despite Morgan tapping to her armbar. A post-match assault on the referee by Rousey turns Ronda heel, even with Liv retaining her title. Something tells me that Ronda is going to dethrone Liv eventually, with Extreme Rules being a likely destination.

Finally, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar battle once again, this time under Last Man Standing rules. Despite the familiarity of their saga, injuries meant that WWE had no alternative opponents for The Tribal Chief. And to be fair, this brawl is one of their better matches, plus fans are invested from start to finish. Furthermore, we get the most memorable spot of the night, as Lesnar ridiculously uses a tractor (!) to lift the ring up while Roman was standing inside. Nevertheless, The Head Of The Table manages to retain his gold, with a little help from The Bloodline.

SummerSlam 2022 Summary

One cannot ignore the elephant in the room: this was the first WWE PPV after Vince McMahon’s retirement. That fact alone adds a huge amount of historical value to this DVD. But it also means that fans were more enthusiastic than usual about the entertainment factor of the show. The idea was that “things are changing, it’s a new direction”. In reality, the big changes to WWE’s on-screen product probably won’t be noticeable until early 2023. So, while fan excitement was commendable, it was something of an overreaction in my book (to quote the late Gorilla Monsoon).

Nevertheless, this is definitely an enjoyable show. There are several strong matches, and there are a few memorable moments between Bayley’s return, Edge’s rebirth, and that tractor spot. Oddly enough, my big issue is that it somehow doesn’t quite feel like a SummerSlam. Maybe it’s the new logo, the July placement, or something else. But it feels like a major PPV extravaganza that somehow still doesn’t resemble a SummerSlam. Nevertheless, it’s an eventful card that is worth another viewing on DVD. And the historic nature of this card enhances the necessity to own this show on home video.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10 – Good