10 Unbelievable Moments from WWE’s First PPV Without Vince McMahon Incharge

Published 07/31/2022, 11:16 AM EDT

The historic entrance of Brock Lesnar, Liv Morgan’s controversial victory, and many other events made SummerSlam 2022 historic. Similarly, Vince McMahon is another one of those reasons, which made it historic. As The Big Man wasn’t there for WWE’s PPV for the first time in the company’s history.


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As Mr. McMahon, the man responsible for creating the WWE, the greatest wrestling company, retired from the WWE, the fans witnessed the first PPV without Vince McMahon.


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The biggest party of the summer, however, generated a series of jaw-dropping moments in the PPV event. The new creative head of WWE, Triple H, and WWE CEO, Stephanie McMahon, delivered this year’s most exciting and thrilling PPV.

The event included everything: historical moments, surprising returns, changing into a baby face, and becoming a heel. Fans were glued to SummerSlam from the get-go and sat on the edge of their seats the entire time. Let’s see the top ten incredible moments from the first-ever PPV without Vince McMahon.

Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, and Theory Put on a stellar show

WWE Superstars never fail to dazzle the crowd at Premium Live Events with a brand-new surprise. The entry of Superstar is another important aspect of Premium Events. Previously, many superstars made their unique entrance. However, Brock Lesnar enters in his own cowboy fashion on top of a truck, which is potentially the best entrance in the organization’s history.


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When Brock Lesnar destroyed the WWE ring with his tractor on the PPV, it was one of the most notable and discussed events ever. It was an upgrade over WWE’s earlier Mark Henry vs. Big Show spectacle, which totally wrecked the ring. The fans were in a frenzy since they had never seen anything like it before. Notably, commentators also said the same about this act.

WWE SummerSlam 2022 features a historical reenactment. Similar to in 2018, Roman Reigns made Lesnar acknowledge him at “The Biggest Party of the Summer.” Reigns triumphed against Lesnar despite his superior forces, electrifying the WWE fan base in the meantime. This was the last match of their current feud.

At Money in the Bank, Brock Lesnar did stop Theory from cashing in as Theory tried to get the win. Before Theory could officially cash in, he delivered an F-5 and threw the suitcase.

If McMahon had been there, things would have been very different, and Theory might have cashed in his suitcase.

Women’s division is getting stronger and more intense

Fans were in for a massive shock following the Raw championship fight between Belair and Lynch. After the Raw championship match between Belair and Lynch, the audience got a major surprise. After the match, Bayley finally made her protracted comeback. Belair was rejoicing in the ring as The Role Model’s music began to play, and then Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Io Shirai all entered one after the other. Bayley appears to have her own clique on RAW.

Following the Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair bout, WWE fans witnessed the unexpected as The Man switched her persona such that she was now a baby face rather than a heel.

The outcome of their match, Ronda Rousey vs Liv Morgan, was dramatic and controversial since Rousey put Morgan’s back on the mat while executing the armbar. Notably, the referee failed to notice Morgan’s tapping during the count, which raised questions among the audience.

After the mistaken ruling, Rousey proceeded to attack the referee’s arms, which prompted the WWE officials to intervene and protect the referee from Rousey’s wrath.

The other amazing moments from the match

Happy Corbin’s appearance was another that caught the attention of the audience. At his entrance, a choir was singing “BUM A** CORBIN.”

When Finn Balor expelled him from the gang, it was determined that Edge would make his way turned to face The Judgement Day. And during SummerSlam, “The Rated R Superstar” returned to assault his previous stable in line with fans’ expectations.


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Logan Paul earned his vengeance at SummerSlam after being betrayed at WrestleMania 38. Paul successfully defeated his former tag team partner, The Miz, in the match.


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This was without a doubt the year’s most memorable pay-per-view, and it had many thrilling moments. Tell us about your favorite moments in the comments section.



Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar