WWE kicked off its SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) event tonight (Sun., Aug. 18, 2013) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with the dreaded "RING OF FIRE" match between Kane and Bray Wyatt. The idea, of course, is that a literal fire would surround the ring so as to keep anyone from entering or leaving the squared circle.
Silly, I know.
Even better was Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, two characters who are incredibly stupid and unable to properly think for themselves, doing their best to figure out how to get weapons into the ring for Bray to use against Kane or, better yet, actually get themselves in.
If they could do so, it was a no disqualification match, so all would be legal.
The way they managed to get in was to put a fire retardant cloth over one side of the ring, move the steps over to that side, and climb right in. They did so, destroyed Kane, and Wyatt hit Sister Abigail for the pinfall.
Follow the buzzards.
The match itself was slow, uneven, lacked any semblance of rhythm or timing, and the crowd had trouble getting into it. No high spots and while the flames made for a cool effect for each big slam, they added very little to the match itself.
Kane was written off with an injury angle later.
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