WWE SummerSlam 2017 review: What we learned, takeaways, future projections

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The Big Show vs. Big Cass (Enzo Amore locked in a shark cage above the ring)

What we learned: I think we learned here that creative is going to do anything and everything to make sure that Enzo Amore gets completely humiliated, and much like Corey Graves, I’m completely okay with that.

It’s puzzling and not puzzling to me at the same time that this match, and not Neville vs. Tozawa or The New Day vs. The Usos, made the main card. As per usual, Enzo’s promo was ridiculous and long and I couldn’t have been happier when Big Cass’ music hit to shut him up. I honestly lost track of what he was saying at one point and may have fallen asleep for 30 seconds or so before this match got going.

As for the actual match, this was just not entertaining and the Brooklyn crowd certainly let these guys know it. You got some “boring” chants, and those may have started just to get some noise moving back through the Barclays Center. The live audience was so dead for this, and I’m sure most of those watching on the WWE Network used this one as a chance to make some food or smoke a cigarette or something that involved not watching this train wreck.

I’ve always been a fan of The Big Show, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this was his last SummerSlam match. He exists solely to put over talent now, which is not a bad thing by any means, but this was not good. Big Cass, who I like for the most part, didn’t really gain anything here but that’s really not his fault. Enzo slipping out of the cage was a sideshow but it was hilarious to watch him go through all of that only to get blasted in that face by Cass’ boot.

What’s next: If creative is as high on Big Cass as the rumors suggest, they need to get him away from Enzo Amore and away from The Big Show as soon as possible. Again, I understand that getting a win over a legend like Show was a decent way to get Cass’ singles career underway, but it’s time for him to get into something else that doesn’t involve Enzo Amore, who really belongs in the cruiserweight division if he wants to do anything of substance. Honestly, however, I don’t think he’s good enough to keep up with the talent there.