United States Champion John Cena Interrupted The Authority
For those who missed it earlier in the day, it was already made official that SummerSlam would be four hours this year, so Triple H's announcement wasn't anything new. Still, that's huge, and speaking as someone who will be there live, the weekend definitely has that WrestleMania feel to it now. As for the rest of the segment, they pushed the "first time ever" talk a bit more than they should have, but I appreciated them announcing so many matches for the rest of the show, including a championship main event. I'm typically not a fan of The Authority opening the night, but this was a better segment than expected given what was accomplished.
Big Show def. Dean Ambrose by Count-out
It's hard to get excited over a Big Show match in 2015, and while this match didn't have me jumping out of my seat, I liked how it was something we hadn't seen before (translation: it wasn't Show vs. Roman Reigns for the millionth time). They contested a nice match with the traditional "David vs. Goliath" dynamic that worked well for them. At first, I groaned over Show winning, but then I realized he's the one in the Intercontinental Championship chase while Ambrose isn't involved in anything major right now other than the angle with The Wyatt Family.