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WWE SummerSlam 2002 - Rock vs. Brock

Dwayne Johnson , Brock Lesnar , Kevin Dunn    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Despite the overhyped main event--"Next Big Thing" Brock Lesnar vs. the Rock--many will remember SummerSlam 2002 for one reason: the brief, exhilarating return of Shawn Michaels, the Heartbreak Kid, the Showstopper. The 15-year veteran returned to the ring after a four-year absence for a one-night-only appearance that resulted in the type of exhilarating match that the WWE sorely needed. The lead-in story line was solid, if well worn--former "best friend" Triple H turns on Michaels, leading to a nonsanctioned (i.e., hardcore) match--but the match is a bloody, messy, high-flying epic: Michaels shows no rust and Triple H gives one of his most emotional performances. Every other match (except perhaps RVD vs. Chris Benoit) pales in comparison. Sadly, Brock and Rock had to take the ring after Michaels and Triple H, and the results are underwhelming. Perhaps it's Lesnar's fault--his size and lack of charisma recall boring former giants King Kong Bundy or Yokozuna. But in reality, SummerSlam's main event simply came one match too soon. --Dave McCoy

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5.0 out of 5 stars Summerslam 2002 was incredible Nov. 7 2003
By Jeff
This is one of the best pay per views I've ever seen.
Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio: A great match. Kurt Angle worked very well with Rey's high-flying style. Both men gave 100%. A very solid opener. 9/10 stars
Ric Flair vs. Chris Jericho: Really added to the opening of Summerslam. I love the feud between these two and Ric Flair's constant "Woo!"'s during the match. Good wrestling for both of them. 8/10 stars
Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero: An okay match; nothing special. This is a good match to get up and go to the bathroom. 5/10 stars
The Un-americans vs. Booker T & Goldust: This was a pretty good match. Entertaining to watch, Booker T with a good spinarooni (as always). The Un-americans pulled off the win for the upset to retain the World Tag Team Titles. 7/10 stars
Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Benoit: The RAW vs. Smackdown! match. A pretty good match throughout. RVD's showed just how much agility he had and Benoit had some pretty solid moves himself.
RVD takes the win and the Intercontinental Championship for the superior brand of the WWE. 8/10 stars
The Undertaker vs. Test: Basically the two wrestlers left over from the American/Un-american feud. A good match. Both wrestlers were a little sloppy, but entertaining to watch. After Taker won, he played to the audience by going into the crowd and holding up the American flag. 7/10 stars
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels: This is my absolute favorite match of all time. The non sanctioned match and Shawn's comeback match. These two men couldn't have impressed me more. A very long match, these two using practically every weapon that was under the ring. Very good in-ring and out-ring action.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Card! Sept. 28 2003
I have viewed this for both the extras and the card itself and I have to say that it was excellent!
I do agree that Brock Vs. Rock was a bit overhyped! True, it was a good match but not great plus everyone and their mother knew that Brock was going to win due to The Rock going to film another movie so it wasn't a big surprise there. Let me go back to the start of the card:
Kurt Angle Vs. Rey Mysterio - Awesome opener. Rey was his usual high flying self but Kurt proved why he's one of the best and most underrated workers in WWE as he can work with nearly anyone of any style!
Chris Jericho Vs. Ric Flair - This was more of a ground match. Nothing spetacular but it didn't suck! Nice to see Flair in the ring as he still has it.
Edge Vs. Eddie Gurrerro - Good match between a future star in Edge and a man that has proven to be a consistent worker in Eddie! Love the Frog Splash on the arm! It looked sick!
Booker T./Goldust Vs. Lance Storm/Christian - Nothing great here other than give Storm and Christian more heat for their tag title reign.
Chris Benoit Vs. Rob Van Damn - One of the best I-C matches ever! It reminded me of the way title matches used to be.
Undertaker Vs. Test - I don't think there were too many surprises here. Just a basic slugfest.
Shawn Michaels Vs. Triple H - Probably the surprise of the night as I didn't except this match to be as good as it was! HBK still has it!
This DVD also has good extras including Brock's bout with Hulk Hogan prior to SummerSlam!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Summerslam 2002 Sept. 11 2003
This was another great ppv! Here are the matches:
1. Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle
2. Ric Flair vs. Chris Jericho
3. Eddie Gurrero vs. Edge
4. Tag Team Championship:(c's) Christian & Lance Storm vs. Booker T & Goldust
5. Intercontinental Championship: (c)Chris Beniot vs. Rob Van Dam
6. Test vs. Undertaker
7. Non Santioned match: Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
8. WWE Championship: (c)The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar
Here are the ratings to the best ppv of the summer!
Kurt Angle def. Rey Mysterio This was a great match! Great enterance by Rey with a springboard hurracanrana! Many great moves by both men. Counters, high flying moves, and a whole lot more! I'll give it 8/10 stars
Ric Flair def. Chris Jericho This was a fair match. Not too much to say about it. It seemed both men tapped at different times. It was a very confusing match. I'll give it 7/10 stars
Edge def. Eddie Gurrero This was a highflying, technical, and brutal match. Edge's broken shoulder really weakend him in the match, but he pulled it off. 8.5/10 stars
Tag Team Champions Christian & Lance Storm def. Booker T & Goldust An ok match. The ending was full of crap. They should of ejected Test from the ring! He ruined what should of been a good match. Still, before the ending, it was pretty good. 6/10 stars
Intercontinental Championship: RVD def.(c)Chris Beniot This match was awesome!!! A brutal and highflying match. Great moves and counters by both men! 10/10 stars
Undertaker def. Test A pretty good fight. A more technical match then the edge vs. eddie match. They had nice powerful moves in it. If you love technical and powerful wrestling styles, this is the perfect match 9/10 stars
Non Santioned match: Shawn Michaels def. Triple H This was the best match of the night!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good PPV
One of the best overall cards the WWE has had in the past 2 years. Rey v. Kurt was one of the best opening matches I've ever seen. Flair v. Read more
Published on Nov. 26 2003 by MA2283
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice
This was a very good pay-per-view. Though the Rock -n- Brock rivalry was extremely overrated, a good main event none the less. Read more
Published on Nov. 10 2003 by David E. Sanders
4.0 out of 5 stars WWE Summerslam 2002
1st Match: Rey Mysterio VS Kurt Angle ****
WINNER: Kurt Angle
2nd Match: Ric Flair VS Chris Jericho ***
WINNER: Ric Flair
3rd Match: Edge VS Eddie Guerrero... Read more
Published on Sept. 28 2003 by Lucas Lavoie
4.0 out of 5 stars Summerslam 2002
This was a good event overall with two great matches and action throughout the near three hours.
Mysterio-Angle: Possible the best opening PPV ever. Great, great match. Read more
Published on Sept. 6 2003 by "leesmith24"
5.0 out of 5 stars great event
u wanna talk about a great summerslam..this was one of the best ever..
#1 angle vs misterio.great opener with fast pace 8/10
#2 y2j vs flair.nice but not great.. Read more
Published on Aug. 20 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest summerslams ever
... I will review an rank all matches out of 10.
Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio: This was a great match. It was fast paced and had alot of good moves. Great opener. Read more
Published on July 29 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Best PPV of 2002
SummerSlam saw the return of HBK and 'The Next Big Thing' become the big thing. This DVD contains extras which contain 5 post match interviews, training with Brock Lesnar, training... Read more
Published on July 14 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Summerslam
Every match was entertaining. HHH cs. Michaels was unbelievable. I was not dissapointed.
Published on July 12 2003 by JV
4.0 out of 5 stars SummerSlam 2002 Review
1) Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle
Excellent opener. Very exciting match. Angle wins with the ankle lock, but both men look good. ****
2) Ric Flair vs. Read more
Published on July 1 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT PPV
EDGE VS EDDIE... Read more
Published on June 22 2003
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