Promotional poster featuring various IWE
|Tagline(s)||The Biggest Event Of The|
|"Bright Lights, Bigger City" by Cee Lo Green|
|Date||August 14, 2011|
|City||Los Angeles, California|
|Money in the
|SummerSlam (2011)||Night of|
|SummerSlam (2010)||SummerSlam (2011)||TBA|
SummerSlam (2011) will be a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), that will take place on August 14, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Background[edit | edit source]
SummerSlam will feature professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that play out on International Wrestling Entertainment's (IWE) television programs. Wrestlers portray villains or heroes as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.
The main feud heading into SummerSlam from the SmackDown brand is between Khristian and Kevin McAlmond, over the former's World Heavyweight Championship. At Extreme Rules in May, Khristian defeated Justin Marlen in a Ladder match to win the vacant World Heavyweight Championship for the first time, only to lose it to McAlmond on the May 3 tapings of SmackDown (aired on May 6). After two unsuccessful attempts at regaining the title from McAlmond at the Over the Limit and Capitol Punishment pay-per-views, Khristian finally won the championship for the second time at the Money in the Bank event in July, after he spat in McAlmond's face, provoking the latter to kick Khristian in the groin and get himself disqualified; as per pre-match stipulations enacted by Khristian, he won the title. At the July 29 episode of SmackDown, the Chief Operating Officer of IWE, Triple K, officially announced that Khristian will defend his World title against McAlmond in a No Holds Barred match at SummerSlam.
The main event from the Raw brand for SummerSlam would pit Dustin Simpson against Justin Eldridge, both vying for the right of being called the "undisputed" IWE Champion. In the weeks leading to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in July on Raw, Eldridge announced the expiry of his IWE contract on the night of the July 17 event, en route lambasting the IWE for failing to promote him as the "best wrestler in the world", and threatened some high authority figures like IWE Chairman, Grant Mayer, of defeating Simpson and leaving the venue with the IWE Championship. At Money in the Bank, Eldridge succeeded in pinning Simpson to win the title, and even after Mayer tried to have Justin Marlen - who had won the Raw Money in the Bank briefcase earlier that night - cash in his contract against Eldridge, the latter nevertheless left the arena with the championship. The following night on Raw, Mayer dismissed Eldridge's claim to the title, and announced an 8-man tournament to decide the new IWE Champion. Also, on the same night, Triple K (kayfabe) "fired" Mayer from his position of the Chairman, and himself assumed control over IWE as the Chief Operating Officer. On the July 25 edition of Raw, Scott Wright defeated Joe Smith in the finals to become the IWE Champion; however, under Triple K's orders, Wright defended his title later on the same night against Simpson, who beat Wright to win the title for a record ninth time. However, after the match, Eldridge returned to the IWE with his own title belt that he won at Money in the Bank, thereby creating an ambiguous situation of the presence of "two IWE Champions". On the August 1 episode of Raw, Triple K announced that Eldridge would face Simpson Singles match at SummerSlam to crown the "undisputed" IWE Champion.
Another match scheduled for the event is between Katie Katie and Chandra Denney for the IWE Divas Championship. On the August 1 episode of Raw, Denney won a Diva's battle royal to become the number one contender for Katie's title at SummerSlam.
Production[edit | edit source]
Much like the previous year's SummerSlam, IWE will promote the event with its SummerSlam Axxess fan convention. The convention will be held at the Nokia Plaza in LA Live from August 13 to August 14. THQ will reveal further details of the latest installment of their new video game that will replace the IWE SmackDown series, IWE '12. On July 25, WWE made official that R&B Singer Cee Lo Green will perform the official theme song for SummerSlam, "Bright Lights Bigger City", live at the event.
Results[edit | edit source]
|Dark||Nick Kessler (with Lynn Lehr) defeated Brian Hosmer||Singles match|
|1||Jose Serrano, Scott Wright and Joe Linderman vs. Justin Marlen, B-Truth and Joe Smith||6-Man Tag Team match|
|2||Steven Larson defeated Garrett by countout||Singles match|
|3||Katie Katie (c) (with Nicole) defeated Chandra Denney (with Shannon)||Singles match for the IWE Divas Championship|
|4||Daniel Gonzalez defeated Kody Brown||Singles match|
|5||Kevin McAlmond defeated Khristian (c)||No Holds Barred match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|6||Justin Eldridge (c) defeated Dustin Simpson (c)||Singles match to become the Undisputed IWE Championship. Triple K will serve as Special guest referee|
|7||Justin Marlen defeated Justin Eldridge (c)||Singles match for the IWE Championship|