This past Sunday was SummerSlam and it was the first SummerSlam Pay-Per-View that I got to see and live through. Would have been better if I got to actually be there in the audience but that was states away from me and will probably never happen. I looked forward to every match that was on the card for SummerSlam. One in particular was the Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins Lumber Jack match. This match is the first time that I actually said, “I don’t care who wins, I just know that I’m going to see an awesome match.” I really don’t care who wins when it comes to Seth and Dean because I like them both. They both have an awesome past with their careers and when their feud is nothing new to them. When Seth and Dean made it to FCW they had a feud that lasted until the show rebranded, only Dean was never given the opportunity to perform on NXT before debuting on the main roster. Seth, however, became the first NXT Champion and actually has won more championships than Dean. That doesn’t really matter when Dean Ambrose is the type of guy who doesn’t care whether he wins or loses, he’ll do anything. How do you game plan for someone who is willing to do anything? You can’t.
At SummerSlam Dean Ambrose chose the stipulation for his match against Seth Rollins to be a Lumber Jack Match so that Seth Rollins couldn’t run from him anymore. Considering the fact that The Shield did nothing but make enemies since their debut, having the ring surrounded by those enemies was definitely going to be a sight to see. I say that because the whole purpose of the lumber jacks is to keep the competitors in the ring, but what typically happens is, when a competitor falls out of the ring, the lumber jacks will give that competitor a quick beat down before throwing them back in the ring. So this wouldn’t be your typical Face vs. Heel and the lumber jacks decide who they’re going to help out. They’re two men who are surrounded by their enemies and there is no escape.
The match was awesome and probably the best lumber jack match I have ever seen. It definitely stole the show from the two main events that night. (Sorry Roman) Mainly because I have never seen a lumber jack match end up with the fight actually leaving the ring. Seth and Dean actually manage to get past the lumber jacks and take the fight to the audience. Everyone thought that they would go over the railing at one point but Kane walked out from the back and started yelling at the lumber jacks to do their job and get the two men back in the ring. They carry Dean back to the ring while Seth tries to make a run for it but gets captured by the lumber jacks and is actually being carried back to the ring. Dean takes this opportunity to summersault of the top turnbuckle and on to his opponent and all of the lumber jacks. And it’s only Dean that gets up right away. Then once both men are back in the ring and Dean is about to get the pin, Kane makes an interference which only leads to every single man to brawl inside the ring. How awesome is that!
Seth went home with the win but Dean put up a really good fight. I expect to see it on the WWE Countdown and maybe be #1. After all, this match did defy the whole meaning of what a lumber jack match is suppose to be. There’s only supposed to be chaos in the ring but during this match there was chaos all around the arena. Dean even used Seth’s finishing move (the curb stomp) against him. I also give props to Gold Dust for standing up against Kane. This is one of two matches between Seth and Dean that have stolen the show. The second match occurred the next night, but that is for another post.