It’s time for one of the top 4 PPV’s of the year with SummerSlam, and I’ll continue the trend of my Extreme Rules post, with what I would like to see happen and what will most likely happen, for each match. This will be a little tougher, as we saw some of the same matches at Extreme Rules. But let’s agree, disagree, and pop open a few Coke Zero’s while we guess what will happen on Sunday.
The B-Team vs. The Revival
What I would like to happen: I would like if the tag team titles were not defended on the pre-show. This doesn’t give the title any credibility, and it’s like the WWE doesn’t even care. I would also like to see the Revival get the push they deserve. They should be given the straps, and be the team that helps rebuild the tag team division.
What will most likely happen: WWE isn’t giving the B-Team, The Revival or the tag team titles any type of push or credibility, so the B-Team retains, to give The Universe what it wants.
Rusev and Lana vs. Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega
What I would like to happen: Since Rusev went from a title match to the pre-show, just bury him softly, but give us a Happy Rusev Day
What will most likely happen: Aiden English will come to the ring, take a swing at Almas, but Almas will move, and Lana gets knocked in the face. Vega pins Lana.
Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak
What I would like to happen: I would like for an angry Rusev to come out and beat them both down, since Rusev got downgraded to pre-show, as neither Rusev or I have no interest in this match
What will most likely happen: Cedric Alexander wins. No hype.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
What I would like to happen: This is my sleeper pick for match of the night. This is the best feud that almost never happened, and the best feud that could keep going after SummerSlam. Best way to keep this feud going? Make this an AWEEEESOOOOME match, let them beat the hell out of each other, and let Miz use the ropes to pin Daniel Bryan,
What will most likely happen: A Lister > B+ Player. Miz for the win.
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
What I would like to happen: If Anderson and Gallows don’t come out and beat the snot out of Corbin, and give us a Bullet Club moment, than let’s get this over with, because there’s still 23 matches on the card. Finn Balor for the win.
What will most likely happen: Finn won the last one, Corbin wins this one.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy
What I would like to happen: Same as last month’s prediction, I would like for Nakamura to get the win, because we need more of his heel promos.
What will most likely happen: Jeff wins by DQ, as Orton comes out and interferes. Nakamura retains, and the Nakamura vs. Orton storyline begins.
Carmella vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte
What I would like to happen: I would have liked if Asuka won the title at Extreme Rules, as a three woman match between Asuka, Becky and Charlotte would have been match of the year. I would like for Becky to get her due and get the title.
What will most likely happen: WWE will go full circle and give the title back to Charlotte.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
What I would like to happen: I would like to see Seth Rollins win, just so Drew McIntyre can get a shot at the Intercontinental Title. Drew would be a great heel IC champ, as he’s dropping great promos against Kurt Angle and the Universal Title.
What will most likely happen: This is set up for all 4 wrestlers in the ring, interference on both sides, botched inference, Dolph gets hit by Dean Ambrose, and Seth gets the win. Than set up a Drew vs. Seth story line that people will lose their shit over.
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
What I would like to happen: Watching Braun Strowman squash everyone and win everything, why didn’t he just challenge Brock Lesnar to a title match? Whatever direction the WWE is planning to go with Braun, they should have done it already, as he’s starting to bore me. So let’s get ready for KO Mania, and I sincerely hope, he finds a way to win that briefcase.
What will most likely happen: If you get thrown off a ladder, than a steal cage, what better way to pay a guy, than to let him win the briefcase. Gut tells me KO wins the match.
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day
What I would like to happen: Quick, simple, easy. I care about this match as much as the WWE cares about any tag team match. This will be my break in the action, as this PPV has gone on for 3 days already. For the podcast ADC’s of Wrestling, and Basement Steve, I would like for The Bludgeon Brothers to win.
What will most likely happen: New Day wins.
Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles
What I would like to happen: AJ, you’ve been great, but we need Samoa Joe to get that WWE belt around his waist. He’s earned it, as did you, after beating up John Cena. Nothing against long title runs, when you defend it on a regular basis, but we like our heel champions.
What will most likely happen: I wanted Rusev to be the next champion. AJ said no. Guessing he says no here as well. AJ retains, with another win in his title reign.
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss
What I would like to happen: I would like to see Alexa Bliss not get her ass handed to her by Ronda Rousey. I do want Alexa to win, only because Ronda hasn’t wrestled enough to earn the title shot. I like Ronda, I just don’t want her portrayed as the female Brock Lesnar. But, I expect Ronda to be the new woman’s champ.
What will most likely happen: Ronda Rousey wins, probably in less than 3 minutes.
Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
What I would like to happen: If you want my detailed prediction, check out my last post, “If SummerSlam can end like this…..”
For the quick answer, I want Kevin Owens to cash and win the title, to complete his mastery of the night
What will most likely happen: I don’t why, but I think Brock Lesnar retains the title.
This is what I want, what I really, really want….
Feel free to add anything to make this event better for you.