WWE Summerslam PPV Preview
WWE comes to Brooklyn tonight for its annual SummerSlam spectacular, the second biggest show of the year after WrestleMania.
With 10 matches scheduled for the four-hour show, you can be sure that there will be plenty of action and surprises to keep you entertained.
Let's take a look at the card and give a few thoughts on each.
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
The grudge match element of this match up has made it feel like a very important blockbuster main event. There is no other match that should close the show but these two. The crowd will be behind Brock but the atmosphere will be electric either way.
I expect Taker to bring his A game. I know their match at Mania a few years ago sucked, but that was largely due to the fact the Taker suffered a concussion early on and was basically wrestling the rest of the match in a daze. I believe they will have an epic battle, and I see Kane getting involved somehow and these two will meet again, possibly in Dallas.
WWE World Champion vs. United States Champion
Seth Rollins vs John Cena
For both titles
Cena's matches always have great heat, as the crowd is always engaged. Rollins is a hell of a worker and they will have great match. But I think this was a bad match to book. Neither man should be losing to the other. Cena does not need to be WWE champion right now and Rollins doesn't need to lose to Cena nor does he need the U.S title. So I expect some type of non finish that will continue this program. Sheamus may attempt t cash in as well, but he will fail. I just don't see a positive in either man walking out pinning the other.
Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
These two men will still the show if given enough time. The crowd will be going nuts. Both guys deserve to be featured in matches of more importance on the show I believe they will go there with the intent and mindset to show the powers that be that they are ready to be in the main event title picture.
WWE Tag Team Championship:
The Prime Time Players (c) vs. Los Matadores vs. New Day vs. Lucha Dragons
To me, the most over tag team on the roster is the New Day, and its time for them to recapture the titles. Its amazing how far they have come over the past several months and the guys have worked hard to get the act over. This match should be good if given time. I expect that the Uso's will be back soon, so a program with the New Day over the titles is something to build to. The Lucha Dragon' will be the stars of this match though.
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
Both of these guys are great workers, but we have seen this before. Orton has been excellent lately and really has put a string of phenomenal, technically sound matches together. Sheamus has the MITB briefcase, and may attempt to cash in later. So, he's losing. LOL.
Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper
The Wyatts and the Shield always had great matches back when the teams each had 3 members. One would think that this will be an all action brawl and I expect it to be good. The crowd will love Ambrose and hate Reigns and Bray is always over. I expect this to be a good one.
WWE Intercontinental Championship:
Ryback (c) vs. The Miz vs. The Big Show
Honestly, I have no desire to this. With a 10 match show and 4 hours, I hope they keep this extremely short and give the other matches more time.
Three-Way Elimination Match:
Team PCB vs. Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D.
I have been a fan of the Give Divas a Chance movement, but I really dislike the way they have shrunk the division down to 9 females and had them all mix and matching and trading wins. That way nobody really gets over. If this is the 2nd biggest show of the year, why isn't the Divas title on the line in a 1vs1 match? They could have easily had Nikki defend against the n umber 1 contender and have the other ladies in a separate match, if you really wanted to give the divas a chance.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev
I really wish this was a mixed tag match instead. I would love to see Lana in action. I love her. ut anyway, Rusev is the man and has been so entertaining. Dolph is a great worker and this should be very good. I am looking forward to this one more than I normally would be.
Steven Amell & Neville vs. Stardust & Cosmic King Barrett
The Green Arrow does his own stunts on the show and the way he vaulted the barricade and vaulted into the ring and speared Stardust a few weeks ago was promising. The guy certainly is a wrestling fan and he's taking this very seriously. I think it will be a spectacle, and I expect Arrow and Neville to walk away victorious.