WWE's Biggest Party Of The Summer is now a part of the history books. Similar to the last few pay-per-views, SummerSlam 2019 had limited hype around its storylines. Regardless, the show turned out to be a massive success as it played host to one good match after another.
From Bray Wyatt's mesmerizing entrance to Kevin Owens' cheap shot, the highlights of the night remained in the unforeseen grandeur and twists.
Barring a couple of spots, there were rarely any instances where the crowd was not entertained. Few storylines met their final fate whereas others exposed the new sides of the WWE Superstars. In the end, it all rests in the hands of the one who is fighting inside the ring.
Below, we have discussed the top five performers at SummerSlam 2019 who forced the WWE universe to stand and chant "This is awesome".
#5 Trish Stratus
WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus returned to the squared circle to take on Charlotte Flair. Although the two were not engaged in a full-fledged bout before SummerSlam, the seven-time Women's Champion wanted to have one last match before retiring. But any long-time WWE fan knows, one retirement match isn't enough.
When personal reasons forced Stratus to seek retirement from professional wrestling back in 2006, she defeated Lita in a supposed retirement match. However, she came back inside the ring on several occasions including the 1000th episode of RAW and the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble.
However, this time the things were a little different. Trish Stratus stated that she wanted to prove it to herself and her children that she has what it takes to last inside the ring. And her intention was beautifully complimented by Charlotte Flair.
During their match, the duo exchanged blows and brilliantly worked the crowd by repeatedly mocking each other. Trish Stratus even used Figure Eight in an attempt to make Charlotte submit to her own finisher.
Charlotte fought back for the control of the match and used the same finisher to win the match. After she left the ring, Trish Stratus was cheered by the crowd as it was expected that it will be her last match.
She had earlier stated that she wants to prove it to the world that she has still got it and the WWE Universe obliged with the loud chants confirming the same.
Following her match, reports started circulating which suggest that she is keen on facing Alexa Bliss before finally hanging her boots. The latter has also expressed the same interest which makes us wonder if we will soon see these two Superstars lock horns.
But for now, Trish deserves the credit for putting up a brilliant match.
#4 Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins conquered The Beast at WrestleMania to win the Universal championship but he couldn't celebrate his run for very long. Brock Lesnar won the Money in the Bank contract earlier this year and cashed it in to win back his title.
But Rollins was not yet prepared to give up on his gold. He clawed his way back to the title shot and finally got the opportunity to face Lesnar at SummerSlam. In the process, he also mocked Lesnar during a segment on Miz TV.
Needless to say, those taunts didn't go down very well with Brock Lesnar. Next week, he attacked Rollins and subjected him to several F5s including three on a steel chair. Later, he went on to brutalize Rollins, even more, when he delivered an F5 that caused Rollins to land on a stretcher.
Fast forward to SummerSlam, both Superstars were prepared to deliver their best inside the ring. Lesnar began to assert his dominance as soon as the bell rang. However, he could not keep Rollins from fighting back.
Rollins injured Lesnar with the help of the post to gain momentum. When Lesnar got back on his feet he returned the favor and started clearing the announce table to deliver an F5. But Rollins found a small window of opportunity and quickly got on top of the turnbuckle.
He then took a high leap and jumped straight at Lesnar as both went right through the table. Rollins then dragged Lesnar back inside the ring and used the 'Burn it Down' chants to fire himself up. He then used a Slingblade to get Lesnar at the right spot and took him down with his signature Curb Stomp.
Rollins pinned Lesnar to win back his Universal title and left his opponent crawling on the floor.
#3 Brock Lesnar
Seth Rollins may be the new Universal Champion but Brock Lesnar was the real star of this show. It is well known among the WWE Universe that The Beast Incarnate can have great matches when he wants to. SummerSlam 2019 was one such night when the WWE Universe once again got to witness Lesnar in his deadliest form.
But this time, Lesnar was not all about manhandling Seth Rollins. In the previous weeks, Lesnar brutalized Seth Rollins during Monday Night Raw which included delivering multiple F5s on a chair followed by one on a stretcher.
The build-up to this match was so compelling that fans were scared if the match would live up to his hype. If only we knew what the Beast has in mind...
Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins started with the latter being brutalised. But The Architect was determined to fight for the title until his last breath. Each of Rollins' blows was well complimented by Brock Lesnar who helped execute the storyline to its perfection.
He did not look weak at any point during the match. Instead, he ensured that Rollins looks good in his comeback.
In a surprisingly long match, Lesnar took multiple bumps including one from a high flying Beastslayer which took them both through the announce table.
After getting pinned, Lesnar crawled out of the ring and remained on his fours while Rollins was seen celebrating in the background.
Time and again, Lesnar has proved that he can be a master inside the ring during the matches which he prefers.
His previous matches against the likes of AJ Styles and Finn Balor are perfect examples of that and his SummerSlam encounter against Seth Rollins is the latest addition to that list.
#2 Kevin Owens
There are very few WWE Superstars who can be as charismatic as Kevin Owens. When he made his in-ring return earlier this year, he had his turns as both a face and heel. But it was his feud with Shane McMahon that became one of the biggest highlights of SummerSlam 2019.
Kevin Owens had his WWE career on the line when he went up against the 'Best in the World'. Unsurprisingly, Shane McMahon was well-prepared for his match as he had Elias by the side of the ring as the 'official enforcer' of the match.
Needless to say, Elias played his part in tricking Owens to stay outside the ring at several instances during the match. However, Owens always found his way back to the ring before the referee could finish counting to ten.
Together, Shane McMahon and Elias were trying to get KO frustrated enough to use a chair as a weapon. Once or twice, he came close to hitting Shane O'Mac with the chair but stopped because that could have disqualified him. Shane took the opportunity to taunt KO but the latter got rid of the weapon.
The Prizefighter found a way to gain control over the match and was about to pin Shane when he was pulled out of the ring by Elias.
A frustrated Owens then went on to hit The Drifter with multiple chair shots to stop him from interfering again. He took the chair back inside the ring but threw it away which caught the referee's attention.
While the official was busy looking at the weapon, KO seized the opportunity and hit Shane with a low blow. He was smart in milking the best out of the situation which helped him pin Shane.
KO stole the show with his prompt move and walked out of the arena amidst deafening cheers from the WWE Universe.
#1 Bray Wyatt
Right from his entrance to his exit, Bray Wyatt's appearance at SummerSlam 2019 was one of the most memorable parts of the night. Ever since his return to WWE earlier this year, Bray Wyatt slowly built up to this moment. The Firefly Funhouse segments turned darker with each passing week until The Fiend was introduced.
The Fiend first attacked Finn Balor which led up to this match. He also attacked Mick Foley at the RAW Reunion in order to make a statement.
This Sunday, everybody anxiously waited for The Fiend to finally engage in a match inside the squared circle. But nothing had prepared us for the masterpiece that Wyatt was about to present.
Bray Wyatt made an entrance on an improvised version of his old theme song while the words 'Let him in' appeared in bold on the big screen. He walked down to the ring while carrying a lantern that was in the shape of old Bray Wyatt's head.
He then went on to put an extremely mesmerizing performance against Balor that had the right mixture of his in-ring and storytelling skills. Together, both Superstars narrated a brilliant tale as The Fiend continued to assert his dominance.
There were times when Balor tried to fight back but his attempts fells short in front of the former Eater of Worlds. The Fiend went on to snap Balor's neck and ended the match by using Mandible Claw.
At this point, his attack on Mick Foley during the RAW Reunion show explained itself. Even his exit following his match earned a huge pop from the WWE Universe. He stopped and turned to look at the dark arena while standing under the spotlight amidst the echoing sound of his signature laughter.
No wonder, the crowd rose to its feet and chanted 'that was awesome' to acknowledge the best performer of the night.