SummerSlam is the WWE’s second biggest pay per view of the year, so I’m expecting big things tomorrow evening when ‘the biggest fight of the summer’ arrives. And here are my predictions for all the winners and losers on the night
The match card is as follows:
Rusev vs. Jack Swagger (Flag match)
AJ Lee vs. Paige (Divas Championship)
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Championship)
Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns
Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella
Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins (Lumberjack match)
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
Rusev loses but Colter gets it
Its very rare that the heel wins a flag match, and despite Rusev having the biggest current winning streak in the company I can’t see this being his match. I’m expecting a hard fought contest full of big power moves that Swagger walks a way from as the winner, however expect the big Russian to attack after the match and take out both Swagger and Colter (as teased on Raw) to keep the big mans heat alive.
Paige beats her Frenemy
The Aj and Paige feud has been fun to which, especially given that the WWE have allowed Paige to return to a heel persona which has always better suited her character. Paige has been really amping up the aggression lately towards Aj Lee and as a result the divas division has greatly improved.
Aj Lee has been on point since her return and this feud has been the best thing in the divas division in a while, so I see this being a long feud and a title change here will only help with that here
Money maker stays A-list
Even with the really big push that Dolph Ziggler has had in recent weeks, and I’ll admit its been a surprise and a pleasant one at that, I just don’t see the WWE allowing the Miz’s Hollywood persona to disappear here and that’s exactly what would happen if he dropped the gold. I can fully see Ziggler taking the Miz to the limit but with some underhanded tactics the man with the moneymaker has to be the safe bet here I’m afraid.
Roman Reigns supreme
Randy Orton has done a great job of making this feud feel important, and most of that has been due to his work on the microphone and the intense heat down he laid on Roman a few weeks ago- and for doing all the hard work he really should be praised. Roman on the other hand has been his usual self,a few average one liners in his promos and the same semi in these limited move set in his matches on the build up to his biggest single PPV match yet, and he has really disappointed in the build up. However WWE clearly has plans for Reigns to be World champion so I can see no other outcome here than a win for Reigns before moving onto Triple H at the next PPV, its just a shame Orton has carried the feud but Reigns will get the payoff.
Don’t cross the Boss
Stephanie McMahon has been amazing on the microphone and in the short physical altercations we’ve seen, but surely she can’t win the match on her own? There are rumours of Nicki Bella heel turn and this would seem like the ideal time given the way she has been treated because of the actions of her sister and by her sister upon her return- so I can see Nicki costing Brei the match and getting Stephanie the win here. Either way I’m expecting this match to be better and more entertaining than many are thinking.
Jericho can’t save himself
Bray Wyatt and Jericho haven’t had the greatest feuds so far, with them being kept apart for most of their verbal exchanges, which is a great shame given how talented the two are on the microphone. However this week on Raw the two sat down in the same room, and odd setting for these two but it worked, and Bray did the majority of the work in a great promo to build for this feud and the second match between the two. With Bray looking strong against Jericho and the odds stacking against him at SummerSlam (Harper and Rowan banded from ringside) expect the Eater of Worlds to even the score here and finally get dome of his pre WrestleMania momentum back.
Rollins Rolls on
As much as people seem to be behind Dean Ambrose right now, the time doesn’t seem right for him to get the win here as there is still room to give Ambrose the loss and have him get more angry and intense with Rollins before we get the final payoff here. Add to that the fact that we have a lumberjack match, which means someone (Cesaro has lost a lot recently to Ambrose-hint hint) could cause a loss for the ‘lunatic’ and he wouldn’t lose to much momentum. Conversely a loss for Mr Money in the Bank would be horrible here given his loss to Heath Slater on Raw, and the possibility that he could cash in tonight. While i see this being a great match, that contains some brilliant big moments the right man to win here is Rollins to keep the feud alive.
Cena drops the Gold
Now this is the most difficult to call, as the right choice is for Cena to drop the belt but will the WWE give it to a part time performer? If Lesnar has enough dates left on his contract between now and WrestleMania hell be walking out of here with the title and a new name to add to his list of conquered superstars. This is the right call, otherwise they kill the whole ending of the streak in Lesnars next match and I don’t see that happening. I’m going out on a limb here and predicting that the beast walks out of SummerSlam the new WWE World HeavyWeight Champion.
The only end I can see to this is that the violent battle leads to either Lesnar getting DQ’ed for his brutality on Cena leaving him really badly beaten and Rollins cashing in to take the title- but I’m sure Cena doesn’t leave with the gold this time.
Well that’s it, hope you enjoy SummerSlam folks.