Happy Saturday Novas! It’s time again for my WWE Pay Per View event preview and predictions. This time, we are previewing the biggest event of the summer; SummerSlam! SummerSlam is the 2nd largest WWE event of the year (after WrestleMania) and it’s a cross brand show that will feature both Raw and SmackDown Live matches in Brooklyn, NY! Prepare for a lengthy prediction post because there are a lot of matches taking place on Sunday! I’m super excited for SummerSlam so let’s get into the preview and predictions!
Raw Tag Team Title Match – This is my most anticipated match that I have been calling on for weeks now. Us fans are finally able to see 2/3 of The Shield re-unite with my Husband and Dean Ambrose mending things. They have been attacked week after week, by first the Miz-tourage and then, the RAW Tag Champs Sheamus and Cesaro. After officially reuniting, Kurt Angle came out and made the title match! There’s no way the WWE can tease us with the reunion for a month and not deliver on them ascending to the top of the Tag Team Division. My Prediction: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are your NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!!!
WWE World Championship Match – Jinder Mahal will take on challenger Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE World Championship Title! I have to be honest, I haven’t paid too much attention to SmackDown so I have no idea how this match happened. Well, that’s not entirely true; I know that Nakamura and John Cena fought for the number 1 contender in which Nakamura won. What I don’t know is how that match was set up. My prediction: I reallyyyy want Nakamura to become WWE Champion, but is it too soon?
Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt – Bray Wyatt has been messing with Finn Balor since he returned to RAW the Monday after WrestleMania. He’s been interrupting his matches, sending his cryptic warnings and telling the WWE universe that their hero is nothing. I knew that Summer Slam would have to be special for Finn becuase it was his first PayPerView on the main roster last year and when he was injured as the first Universal Champion and had to relinquish the title. Bray pushed Balor too far and you can see the build-up of anger. On RAW he had one thing to say…
Bray Wyatt has his demons… and I have mine!
That’s right we finally get to see Finn bring out the Demon King at SummerSlam (it hasn’t been seen since last year’s SummerSlam) and I’m sure the entrance is going to be AMAZING! My prediction: Demon King trumps False Prophet! Finn Balor for the Win!
SmackDown Live Women’s Championship Match- Natalya won the women’s elimination match to become the number 1 contender for the Smackdown Live Women’s Championship against Naomi. I can’t stand Natalya, but her more recent mean streak seems to be standing up better than ever. I don’t want Naomi to loose, especially to Natalya. I feel as though Naomi will not walk out of Brooklyn with her title. My prediction: Carmella, the Princess of Staten Island, cashes in her Money in The Bank Contract.
Raw Women’s Championship Match – The Raw Women’s Championship match will be between champion Alexa Bliss and her worst nightmare, Sasha Banks. Alexa has tried to get away from fighting Sasha Banks for awhile now, but finally her plots are over and Sasha Banks is her official opponent. Sasha has beaten the champ a few times (non-title matches) and she looks to be a 4 Time Women’s Champion. I have to say that I can’t see Sasha getting her 4th title this quick. I want Sasha to win, but I don’t know. My Prediction: Alexa Bliss remains women’s champion.
Universal Championship Match- The fatal 4 way match will be between Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe. This will most likely be the main event and one of the highlighted matches of the evening. After Brock defeated Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire, the search for the Number 1 contender was on the way. After interruptions from Reigns, Joe and Strowman, GM Kurt Angle did the best thing ever; he made it a Fatal 4 way match. These 4 have been mixing it up in matches on RAW ever since and the kicker is that Brock Lesnar AND Paul Heyman said that if Brock loses, they both leave WWE. Now I’ve been hearing rumors about Brock not being able to compete anymore due to health or something. If this is true, it’s the reason for all the theatrics. My predictions: against popular opinion I think that all 3 Shield members will win titles and Roman Reigns will be the new Universal Champion. Side Note: I mean it could be Strowman’s turn, too lol.
John Cena vs Baron Corbin – The John Cena and Baron Corbin feud is another one that I have not paid attention to on SmackDown (blahhh) so I don’t know how this match was even set up. At the last SmackDown Live special, Corbin was bent on destroying Nakamura. My Prediction: Cena Will Win.
Rusev Vs Randy Orton- I’ve already mentioned that I haven’t really been paying attention to SmackDown Live (everyone I love with the exception of a few people are on RAW) so I’m not sure how this feud even started. Because I’m not quite sure what’s going on, I will jump right into my prediction. My prediction: Rusev will win.
Smackdown Tag Team Championship match- The New Day vs The Usos. The 2 tag teams have been battling since the New Day debuted on SmackDown Live. This is the rematch for the titles that the Usos lost during the last SmackDown Live event. I’m not a fan of the New Day having the titles again so this is going to be very biased. My prediction: The Usos reclaim the titles.
Big Show vs Big Cass (with Enzo Suspended in a Shark Cage) – Since the traumatic split of fan favorites Enzo and Cass, we have seen Enzo take on help from another 7 footer, The Big Show. The Big Show is playing the role that Cass once played; in being the defender of Enzo when he gets in over his head, which is often. This match will have Enzo suspended above the ring so that he cannot interfere with the match. My prediction: Big Cass will win.
United States Championship Match- AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens with special guest referee Shane McMahon- The rematch of champion AJ Styles and KO for the United States Championship will take place on Sunday. Due to discrepencies in the match, Shane McMahon annoyingly decided to be a special guest referee for the match. I know I haven’t watch SmackDown, but why Shane, why? This is just as annoying as him placing himself in the Survivor Series 5 on 5 match, I just don’t see a point. My prediction: AJ Styles will retain, he’d better!
Cruiserweight Championship Re-match- HA HA HA HA, laugh at ’em Tozawa! Titus Brand Worldwide is taking over with the new Champion Tozawa taking down the King of the Cruserweights (I mean shouldn’t he change that title now lol). Akira won the title on Monday Night Raw, and after being attacked on 205 Live the next night, the match for Summerslam was confirmed. I love Tozawa and I think he will make a great champion! My Prediction: Tozawa Retains!
Six Man Tag Match- The 6 man tag match will be between The Hardy Boyz and Jason Jordan versus The Miz and The Miztourage. This feud started about 2 weeks ago on RAW when the Miz insulted Jason Jordan on Miz TV. He was taking jabs saying that Jordan is given special treatment because of his father being GM Kurt Angle, among other things. In a battle with the Miz, the Hardyz ran to the ring to help out and voila, a Summerslam Kickoff Match was made! My prediction: The Hardyz and Jason Jordan will win.
Wheeew! That was a long prediction post, but we’ve made it! What are your thoughts on the SummerSlam Matchups? Which matches are you most looking forward to and what are some of your predictions? Let’s talk WWE!