This Sunday SummerSlam takes place from Brooklyn New York and for the first time ever the biggest event of summer will be a four hour extravaganza. This PPV will be action packed with 10 matches but I am extremely excited and skeptical for PPV at the same time. My main concern is if WWE can keep fans invested in a four PPV not named WrestleMania. Even though I will always love SummerSlam it has been under-appreciated by fans over the years in my opinion. Regardless I will provide my overall thoughts and predictions for SummerSlam.
Ryback vs. The Miz vs. Big Show
To be completely honest I don’t give a shit about this match however I am happy to see the Intercontinental title back as well as Ryback. I have to give credit to Ryback for making his return from a knee staph infection extremely quickly. This match is difficult to predict it can finish in many different scenarios I can see Ryback retain his title I am slowly getting invested in his character. However I would not be surprised if the Miz becomes the NEW Intercontinental Champion.
Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper against Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
This feud started back at Battleground when Bray Wyatt scored a massive upset victory against Roman Reigns. I predicted that but he got an assist from a former Wyatt Family member Luke Harper he aligned himself back with Bray Wyatt. I like this new role that Harper has found with the Wyatt Family involving himself with multiple matches against Ambrose and Reigns on RAW and SmackDown. This match is a tossup but I envision The Wyatt Family coming out on top with interference, from a new member of Wyatt Family there are multiple options Leo Krugger, Bo Dallas or maybe Dean Ambrose.
Fatal Four Way
WWE Tag Team Titles
Prime Time Players vs. The New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores
The Tag Team division in the WWE has been very lackluster due to unfortunately injuries. I thought that once the Prime Time Players captured the WWE Tag Team titles from the New Day they would elevate their overall game, as champions but that has not happened to my surprise. In all honest this match didn’t need to be a fatal four way, even though I do enjoy the Lucha Dragons as a tag team with Los Matadores being involved as well I feel that this match is pointless. It would have been much better as a straight tag team match between The New Day against The Prime Time Players. I want the New Day to become the NEW Tag Team Champions but I have a feeling that the PTP will retain their tag team titles.
Stephen Amell and Neville against Stardust and King Barrett
I was very skeptical at first for this intriguing tag team encounter but WWE has done a phenomenal job with the build up to this match. Fans can say what they want about Srardust but after he lost his father Dusty Rhodes, who was a legendary figure in the wrestling industry he has really elevated his game to a whole new level. It surprises me that Stephen Amell is a natural in the ring with no in ring experience. I believe that both teams make sense and work well together Amell and Neville will be victorious over Stardust and King Barrett. This won’t be the only time we see this match I envision that fans will witness a rematch in the future sometime.
Kevin Owens against Cesaro
This is going to a hard hitting contest no doubt this will be very entertaining between two of the very best wrestlers that the company has to offer. This feud started when Cesaro stuck his noise in Owens business as he was chasing Cena for the US Title at the time. Cesaro always seemed to get on Owens nerves on the mic. Owens always made sure that Cesaro, knew that he has achieved more than Cesaro in his nine months run so far.
I have to give Cesaro a lot credit for making the most of his situation with Tyson Kidd being out with a dangerous neck injury. Cesaro has really evolved his overall game and took it to the next level he has got a massive push because he has reached for the brass ring. Cesaro has had incredible matches with John Cena, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens, the only dilemma is how long will Cesaro really going to push for that is the real question.
The outcome of this match is really a lose lose situation for both man they both need a win extremely badly. I won’t be opposed to Cesaro winning over Owens however at the same time; I can’t see Owens losing two matches in back to back days in my opinion.
Triple Threat Elimination Match
Team PCB vs. Team B.A.D vs. Team Bella
I have never been this invested in Divas Division since the 90’s when the WWF at the time had a legit woman roster. Some of the woman included Trish Status, Lita, Jacqueline and Sable leading into the early decade Torrie Wilson, Victoria, Stacy Keilber Molly Holly and Mickie James just to name a few. The Bella’s in particularly Nikki Bella are running the Divas Division ever since AJ shocking decided to retire. Nikki Bella has been Divas champion since last year Survivor Series. At SummerSlam the Divas Revolution will reach new heights when all three factions Team Bella, Team PCB and Team B.A.D will final collide in a three team elimination match.
There were two women responsible for this Divas Revolution Paige because she stated numerous times that she wanted a change. Then on July 13th edition Stephanie McMahon granted that wish. That catalyst for the change came in the way of NXT cornerstones Charlotte, Becky Lynch and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks simultaneously debuting on RAW.
All three teams have wasted no time what so ever making an impact to make to indicate who the best woman faction currently is in the WWE. This match is a tossup any team can win don’t get me wrong but Team Bella will use all the dirty tactics they can to get the win.
Dolph Zigger against Rusev
This is another match that I could cares less about this match could have taken place on RAW or SmackDown instead. Rusev took out Ziggler with his crutch on his throat this had Zigger out of action for a month. Therefore for weeks Rusev and Summer Rae made Lana life a living hell humiliating her every week. Then Rusev picked up an impressive win over Mark Henry this week via the Accolade, Then Lana told Rusev and Summer Rae to come inside the ring Ziggler made his surprise return on RAW. Then both Ziggler and Lana delivered two vicious Super kicks to Rusev and Summer. This is too easy Ziggler should get a win and continue a medium to long program with Rusev.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
Come this Sunday at SummerSlam we will see another rivalry go to another level between Randy Orton against Sheamus. They have numerous matches in the past but this rivalry reached its boiling point, when Sheamus interfered in Orton championship match with Seth Rollins on RAW. The Viper Randy Orton returned the favour by getting his revenge on Sheamus, by giving him an RKO just when Sheamus was about to cash in his money in the bank briefcase on Rollins. The 12th time World Champion Randy Orton will give Sheamus another RKO outta of nowhere to continue his winning ways and move towards another WWE Heavyweight title shot.
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker II
Arguably one of the biggest rematches that is too big for WrestleMania to happen which I disagree with that statement. The Undertaker will attempt to avenge the most historic defeat in WWE history, when he rises from the ashes to challenge Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Lesnar notoriously conquered The Phenom’s legendary WrestleMania undefeated streak, defeating him at WrestleMania 30 after three vicious F5’s to become the “one” in 21-1. The streak was shattered, the entire wrestling world was left dumbfounded and the Deadman was rushed to the emergency room, not to be seen again for the better part of a year.
Nobody has had a more dominating year than Brock Lesnar winning the WWE Heavyweight at last year SummerSlam. Lesnar absolutely destroyed Cena with fifthteen plus German Suplex’s. At the Battleground PPV Lesnar looked for redemption on Rollins because he took his title at WrestleMania 31. As Lesnar connected with an F5 on Rollins the light went out this only means one thing it’s The Undertaker. Fans could see the rage on The Undertaker face he gave Brock Lesnar, a vicious low blow kick followed by a Chokeslam and two Tombstones.
The next night on Raw, the Deadman promised to make Lesnar rest in peace and physically threatened Heyman, backing the advocate into a corner. This prompted the arrival of Brock Lesnar, ensuing in a massive brawl between the two that carried out through the entire arena. These two could not be broken up and were only finally separated after the police got involved. This segment really had some attitude era moments which I thought that was really special.
Then this past RAW it was Brock Lesnar Homecoming because it was in his hometown of Minnesota. Both Lesnar and Undertaker were in the same building at the same. The crowd exploded for Lesnar as expected but they booed The Undertaker which was weird in my opinion. Once again The Undertaker got the last laugh on Lesnar, via another low blow and a Chokeslam and two Tombstones.
Now this is one of the most anticipated rematches in WWE history for good reason the outcome, is very significant for both man because it will help to define their careers. A win for Brock Lesnar would add even more credibility to his legendary HOF career. Another loss to The Undertaker career would lead to the end for his career I truly believe. After putting some serious thought into the outcome of this match there is only one way for this match to end and it’s a no contest. I envision we could see a surprise return from a mask Kane due to the fact that Lesnar put him in on the shelf. I can guarantee that you will see a third match in this legendary trilogy.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
Title vs. Title
The main event that nobody is talking about which is a damn shame because I believe it’s being overlooked due to Taker and Lesnar epic encounter. It will be a title vs. title match winner take all between Seth Rollins against John Cena. The US Champion John Cena broke his rose because he was hit via a vicious high knee while competing against Rollins in the US Open Challenge on RAW a couple weeks ago.
However despite his broken nose Cena still went on to successful defend his US title. John Cena was forced to undergo emergency surgery and he missed weeks of action recovering from his injury. Therefore Rollins had to carry this feud with his awesome mic work. Now on the previous RAW was the contract signing between Cena and Rollins, it was electric between the two Rollins called Cena a cancer. Then both men were going back and forth against each other and Cena said that he will make Rollins his bitch at SummerSlam.
If Cena walk out victorious he will be crowned the 16th time World Champion that would tie the legendary WWE HOF Ric Flair. The obvious choice for the outcome of this match is for Cena to a walk with both of the titles. There will be a lot of interference throughout the match I feel Seth Rollins will find a way to walk out with all the gold. Rollins will cement his legendary status even though he is early on in his WWE career. However I have a gut feeling that when all the smoke clears Sheamus will capitalize, he will cash in his money in the briefcase and walk out with both the US and WWE Heavyweight Champion.
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