Summer, truly the greatest season of the year. It’s energising, a great reason to get outside and an even better excuse to watch the WWE’s top talent put each other rthrough a few tables in pursuit of the gold, kudos and accolades. This Sunday sees one of the WWE’s big four flagship events return, in the form of Summerslam.
The card is loaded, the feuds are hot and there’s a good chance that somebody is going to walk out of the Brooklyn Barclays Center with some shiny new gold wrapped around their waist. Here’s the full match line-up:
- Raw Tag Team Champions The B-Team vs. The Revival (Kickoff Match)
- Rusev and Lana vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega (Kickoff Match)
- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak (Kickoff Match)
- SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day
- Finn Bálor vs. Constable Baron Corbin
- United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy
- Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
- SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (Triple Threat Match)
- Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
- Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
- Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Ronda Rousey
- WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
- Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
Will this be the match where Roman Reigns finally overcomes the Beast Incarnate and strips him of the WWE Universal championship that he has held since April 2017? I kind of hope so, as this story needs to find some sort of conclusion and with Lesnar returning to the UFC, now is the perfect time to see Suplex City in the rear view mirror.
The other matches on the card look pretty decent as well. You know that AJ Styles is going to have his work cut out for him against Samoa Joe’s surprisingly nimble offense, Alexa Bliss will have to fight dirtier than ever to overcome Ronda Rousey and Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Jeff Hardy should make for a bout where the top rope becomes a new home for the two high-risk performers.
Hopefully, there’ll be a few Summerslam moments established on Sunday. I’m talking Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk in 2013, Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon having a ladder match sequel and the birth of Suplex City in 2014. Heck, I’d even settle for a repeat of Shawn Michaels overselling for Hulk Hogan, because even deliberate comedy like that made for a classic Summerslam.
Last Updated: August 17, 2018