Friday, 12 August 2011

The beginning of something great...

Welcome to The Lateral Press!

Immortal Darkside here, welcoming you to the next generation of the Internet Wrestling Community.

Here on out, we will be posting various things from thoughts on RAW, SmackDown, PPV's, TNA and the wide world of professional wrestling. To get things started, lets go with one of the first entries into the site!


The Biggest Party of the Summer has finally approached us, WWE SummerSlam will be Live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles this Sunday, along with the official preview of THQ's new video game, WWE'12 (Formally SmackDown vs. RAW series).

SummerSlam this year for once is something I'm quite looking forward to. Ever since June of 2011, Vince McMahon has really stepped up the product. From CM Punk, to the quality of storylines, has really opened my eyes to actually order this PPV, which I haven't since 2005 (SummerSlam that is).

Many might see the PPV as a one man show, that man being CM Punk. Punk since June, has truly showed the wrestling world that he can deliver the best, which in my view, is a top contender to finally be 'up there' along the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, Undertaker, Triple H and other big stars currently in the company. I have followed Punk along time since his ROH days, up to his WWE debut in ECW of 2006, and I must say, finally WWE are recognizing what CM Punk can offer to the business.

This Sunday, Punk will face John Cena for the Undisputed WWE Championship, a term we haven't used since the Summer of 2002 when Brock Lesnar was the Undisputed WWE Champion, moving to SmackDown and RAW recieving the World Heavyweight Championship, which was awarded to Triple H, who would then on keep the title for numerous PPV's (loosing the title in between to Shawn Michaels, Goldberg, Randy Orton & Chris Beniot).

What is a big hype for this match is not only the Undisputed WWE Championship, but also Triple H's involvement in the match. Since July, Triple H returned to television as the new head honcho, taking over Vince McMahon (kayfabe wise). For many, Triple H being in the main event match is an oppitunty not to only turn HHH a heel, but to possibly set up a great feud between himself and Punk, which could be the best thing since The Rock's Return in February.

SummerSlam also features a World Championship match between Randy Orton & Christian, Beth Pheniox vs. Kelly Kelly for the Divas Championship and Sheamus vs. Mark Henry. Obviously WWE will throw in last minute matches such as Cody Rhodes vs. EJ for the Intercontinental Championship, which Cody won on SmackDown this week.

Also keep an eye out for the likes of Alberto Del Rio, Daniel Bryan & The Miz, which I am sure will all play a role at the PPV. Both Del Rio and Bryan hold Money in the Bank briefcases, while Miz said he will be at SummerSlam and something big will happen.

Not to forget, THQ on Saturday will be hosting the annual preview for their upcoming game, WWE'12, from the SummerSlam Axess, hosted by The Miz & Jerry 'The King' Lawler. I for one, will be interested to see who's on the roster and what THQ offer on the plate this year.

Well that's all from me tonight, be sure to check back over the weekend for some updates regarding WWE'12 and more!

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