It’s time for WWE to build the biggest event of the summer. SummerSlam will be held on August 21 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. This is a very rare case to see WWE pay on Saturday and the first time WWE has done SummerSlam inside a football stadium.
Although no match for the event has been confirmed, things are taking shape. The huge game is almost guaranteed to go down. John Cena made his return at Money in the Bank, setting a challenge for universal champion Roman Reigns. Another Hall of Fame made its return the following night, with Bill Goldberg appearing on Raw to give his challenge to WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.
Things will continue to materialize as WWE organizes a huge event in Las Vegas in the coming days and weeks.
Let’s see what we know – and what we hope for – at WWE SummerSlam.
WWE SummerSlam matches
WWE has not yet confirmed any SummerSlam matches.
WWE SummerSlam predictions
Universal Championship – Roman Reigns (c) vs. John Cena: Cena made his big return at Money in the Bank, facing Reigns after Reigns successfully defended his title against Edge. The next night on Raw, Cena made it very clear why he was returning. It’s Reigns, Cena said, who plans to take on the universal exposure to over-exposure and overhyped gimmick. Cena plans to bring Reigns to the ground for almost a year on Mount WWE.
WWE Championship – Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Goldberg: Lashley rode Kofi Kingston in Money in the Bank, recovering as a reigning and violent champion. After beating Keith Lee on Raw the next night, Goldberg’s music was a hit when he returned to the WWE before informing Lashley “I’m next”. Goldberg, 54, is on his last legs as an interpreter, but he still provokes great reactions from people. Winning for Lashley would continue to build the best time of his professional career.
Gross Women’s Championship – Nikki ASH (c) vs. Charlotte Flair Vs. Rhea Ripley: Ripley and Flair were the women who had the problem when Nikki inserted it at the end of a episode of Raw, earning money in her Money in the Bank contract to join Flair and win the title. Assuming that Nikki doesn’t lose the title immediately, it seems like there could be a triple threat in the SummerSlam game, as if no woman involved is going to disappear from the picture.
Women’s SmackDown Tournament – Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch: Lynch has been teasing her return for a long time where it’s hard to imagine SummerSlam not going to happen. He has been to important events and rumors of his return are constantly circulating. It’s hard to imagine that Lynch doesn’t get into a show right away and with the Raw image a bit full and Belair without a “proper” challenge for the biggest show of the year, this may be the right game for the WWE. Of course, if Lynch doesn’t come back again or get into the Raw photo.
United States Championship – Sheamus (c) vs Damian Priest: Priest has taken the evil tactic that Sheamus has on men like Humberto Carrillo and it looks like things are building towards a big program to put two big men in the ring to make a high payout in the perfect mid-card game.
Raw Tag Team Championship – AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. Randy Orton & Riddle: Orton has been out of television for a while, but he seemed completely committed to the chemistry developed by WWE himself and Riddle. Styles and Omos are becoming an interesting action that needs some challenging action and extending the competition to The Viking Raiders doesn’t feel like the SummerSlam program. SummerSlam is a great label for a big event.