WWE SummerSlam 2015 Statistics - Part 1

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This weekend won't feature you're typical Five-Count that is written on Sunday. As I did with Elimination Chamber and Money in the Bank, I'm going to provide you with a statistics article on SummerSlam. I will go down the card examining each match participant's SummerSlam history and win/loss records. Before the PPV next weekend, I will post Part 2.

Divas Three-Team Elimination Match

In one week, we will witness the first-ever Divas Three-Team Elimination Match in WWE history. This is a rather easy match to examine as Nikki Bella, Tamina Snuka, Naomi, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks all have yet to compete in a SummerSlam match. That leaves three divas remaining:

Paige

  • W/L Record: (1-0)
  • Years competed: 2014
  • Result: Beat AJ Lee to win second Divas Championship

Alicia Fox

  • W/L Record: (0-1)
  • Years competed: 2010
  • Result: Lost the Divas Championship to Melina

Brie Bella

  • W/L Record: (0-2)
  • Years competed: 2013, 2014
  • Results: Natalya def. Brie Bella; Stephanie McMahon def. Brie Bella

While Paige has the best record of the three former Divas Champions, I would have to say Brie Bella has been in more important matches. 2013 was the year Total Divas debuted, so a singles match against co-star Natalya was on the card two years ago. Last year, Brie was involved in one of the main event storylines against Stephanie McMahon. Brie took the loss to Stephanie after her twin sister Nikki turned heel.

Comic Book Tag Team Match

This year's edition of SummerSlam will feature a tag team match that only comic book enthusiasts could dream of. The innovator of the Red Arrow, Neville, will team with actor and star of 'Arrow', the Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell. Neither Neville or Amell have had a SummerSlam match before. Their opponents are...

King Barrett

  • W/L Record: (1-1)
  • Years competed: 2010, 2011
  • Results: Team WWE def. The Nexus; Wade Barrett def. Daniel Bryan

It's hard to believe Barrett hasn't had a SummerSlam match in four years. Whether it be injuries or lack of direction, Barrett has struggled to fill a spot on the card each year since. Barrett's inclusion in this "dream match" is somewhat random, but I am liking the idea of Stardust and King Barrett teaming together.

Stardust

  • W/L Record: (1-1)
  • Years competed: 2010, 2013
  • Results: DX def. Legacy; Cody Rhodes def. Damien Sandow

This will be Cody Rhodes' first SummerSlam match as Stardust. Cody teamed with Ted DiBiase to go under to Triple H and Shawn Michaels five years ago. In 2013, Rhodes beat former tag team partner Damien Sandow in a grudge match following Sandow's actions at Money in the Bank.

From what I can find, Rhodes and Barrett have solely teamed up together on four separate occasions. They lost three of those matches in late 2011 and early 2012. Stardust and King Barrett tested their partnership when they beat Mark Henry and R-Truth in a tag match taped for this week's Main Event. Wade and Cody were even sole survivors at Survivor Series 2011.

So what does this mean for this "comic book tag team match?" You'd think Stardust and Barrett, despite their even records, have the advantage since they've performed on this big stage. Because this match will draw new viewers because of Stephen Amell, I have to think The Arrows will go over.

Triple Threat Intercontinental Championship Match

After the bout was scrapped from Battleground due to Ryback's injury, this triple threat Intercontinental Championship match will now take place at the biggest party of the summer. A Big Guy, a Large Athlete, and a Must-See Actor will clash in this unique three-way dance.

Intercontinental Champion Ryback

  • W/L Record: (0-1)
  • Years competed: 2010
  • Result: Team WWE def. The Nexus

Ryback's only SummerSlam match was in 2010 when he was known as Skip Sheffield as part of The Nexus. Every year around this time, it seems Ryback is without a storyline to secure him a spot on the card. As Intercontinental Champion, Ryback was almost guaranteed to have a match this year. I'm very glad Ryback has recovered from his staph infection and will be able to defend the title.

The Miz

  • W/L Record: (1-2)
  • Years competed: 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Results:
  • Kofi Kingston, John Morrison & Rey Mysterio def. The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio
  • Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Rey Mysterio
  • Dolph Ziggler def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz

The Miz has had plenty of experience at SummerSlam having had three matches and he even hosted the 2013 PPV. Miz's Intercontinental Title matches in the past were against relatively smaller guys, so The Miz is embarking on a new adventure by challenging two big guys this year.

Big Show

  • W/L Record: (4-1)
  • Years competed: 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Results:
  • Undertaker & Big Show def. WWE Tag Team Champions X-Pac & Kane
  • ECW Champion Big Show def. Sabu in an Extreme Rules Match
  • WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho def. Cryme Tyme
  • Big Show def. The Straight Edge Society in a handicap match
  • WWE Champion CM Punk def. Big Show & John Cena in a triple threat match

Big Show certainly has competed in the most matches of the three and has the best record. What puzzled me while I was doing research was why Show didn't compete at SummerSlam between 1999 and 2006. It should also be worth noting that Show's only loss at SummerSlam was in a triple threat title match three years ago. Could he suffer the same fate by being pinned in this upcoming match?

The champ looks to have the biggest disadvantage here when it comes to SummerSlam stats. I personally believe Ryback will retain, however, I hope he knows he has some stiff competition.

Fun facts: The Intercontinental Championship wasn't defended at these six events: 1996, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2011 & 2013. There have also been two triple threat Intercontinental Title matches at SummerSlam before:

  • Intercontinental Champion Edge def. Chris Jericho & Batista (2004)
  • Intercontinental Champion Umaga def. Carlito & Mr. Kennedy (2007)

Title For Title Match

SummerSlam 2015 will mark the first time the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Championships will be in a unification match. The champions:

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins

  • W/L Record: (1-0)
  • Years competed: 2014
  • Result: Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose in a Lumberjack Match

Seth Rollins' only SummerSlam match occurred last year in the form of a Lumberjack match. Rollins beat former friend Dean Ambrose in one of the top matches of the night.

United States Champion John Cena

  • W/L Record: (4-7)
  • Years competed: 2004-2014
  • Results:
  • John Cena def. United States Champion Booker T (2004)
  • WWE Champion John Cena def. Chris Jericho (2005)
  • WWE Champion Edge def. John Cena (2006)
  • WWE Champion John Cena def. Randy Orton (2007)
  • Batista def. John Cena (2008)
  • WWE Champion Randy Orton def. John Cena (2009)
  • Team WWE def. The Nexus (2010)
  • WWE Champion CM Punk def. WWE Champion John Cena (2011)
  • WWE Champion CM Punk def. Big Show & John Cena (2012)
  • Daniel Bryan def. WWE Champion John Cena (2013)
  • Brock Lesnar def. WWE Champion John Cena (2014)

What a list! Cena's SummerSlam history started out with two wins, but he soon found himself on the losing side for the next several years. Cena's matches are quite telling. First, you can see that Cena has spent much of his time at SummerSlam in the WWE Title picture. Second, Cena has the worst SummerSlam record with seven losses under his belt. Yet, Cena never puts anyone over, right? (Edge, Batista, Orton, Punk, Bryan, and Lesnar all at SummerSlam!) Third, this year won't be the first time Cena has challenged another title holder at SummerSlam.

Many if not all of the IWC want Rollins to go over Cena for many reasons. Rollins is undefeated, but also the least experienced. I'm predicting Cena's SummerSlam record of losing will continue this year.

That will do it for part one. Next weekend's article will look the remaining matches on the card including Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker! What did you think of these SummerSlam stats? I'd love to hear from you below in the comments area.

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