The ten best women’s SummerSlam matches

The ten best women’s SummerSlam matches

9. Paige vs. AJ Lee – 2014

Paige’s main roster debut on the Raw after WrestleMania 30 and subsequent win to end AJ Lee’s 295-day reign was a career-making moment. The recent call up became the youngest Divas Champion.

In addition, she was the only woman to hold the title and the NXT Women’s Championship concurrently.

With that said, Paige and AJ Lee never really had a great match. That’s kind of a shame because they seemed like a dream match up. Nevertheless, they never got enough time or decent material to create something truly special.

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Be that as it may, Paige’s second title win against Lee at SummerSlam 2014 is probably their most satisfying match together. The “frenemies” storyline was a dud, but it did give “The Anti-Diva” a chance to work a heel persona.

There were also some innovative spots like Paige’s shocking barricade slam or Lee’s flying clothesline from the top rope to the outside.

It wasn’t perfect but it’s a solid entry. The finish felt a bit abrupt. It would have been interesting to see what they could’ve done with a few more minutes.

In hindsight, this match is a little bittersweet because it was AJ Lee’s last appearance at SummerSlam. Still, it’s a good passing of the torch moment and a suitable send-off for her.

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