WWE is working on putting together one of the biggest SummerSlam events in the history. Now, there are just about three weeks left until the Pay-Per-View, and only one match is confirmed and in place for the four-hour extravaganza. Tons of rumors are flying around and a number of other matches seem like locks, but there are plenty of others that could happen, but changes are coming.
First of all, the only match that is set in stone is the one that will likely be the main event, and that’s The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. While that match is going to happen, there are still plenty of rumors swirling such as – is The Undertaker reverting back to his biker gimmick?
Title vs. Title – WWE Champ Seth Rollins vs. U.S. Champ John Cena
Some wondered if this would be just a quick thing or continue until SummerSlam. If there was any doubt, Rollins breaking Cena’s nose on Monday Night Raw is enough for this to keep going for a few more weeks. Cena will likely not wrestle until then, but the match is about 90 percent confirmed.
Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler or Rusev & Summer Rae vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lana
Dolph Ziggler is expected back on WWE television in the next week or two, as filming on his movie shoot should wrap. Rusev has been keeping the feud alive with Lana during his absence, and the physical of both divas means it will likely be a mixed tag match.
Intercontinental Title Match – Ryback (c) vs. Big Show
Ryback is still out with injury (staph infection) and Big Show is just biding his time in matches with others. This all depends on Ryback’s health.
WWE Tag Title Match: Prime Time Players (c) vs. The New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores
The New Day continued the feud after Battleground, but in the past two weeks, the other two teams have joined in the fray. This could end up being the big chance for the Lucha Dragons to either win or become the main contenders for the tag titles.
Divas Match – Title match or Nine-women tag match
Nikki Bella is going to defend the Divas Title against possibly Sasha Banks and Charlotte, but that’s just one option. The other would be triple threat tag match with all three members of each team facing off in a tornado tag match of some kind – Team Paige vs. Team Bella vs. Team BAD.
Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens
Rumor had it that Kevin Owens wouldn’t even make it onto the SummerSlam card, but each week, that appears to be wrong. Owens and Cesaro have been destroying one another lately, and it could end up being the show-stealer if added to the card.
This is the biggest wild card by far, and a number of things may or may not happen with Sting. Whatever ends up happening with him could affect at least two other matches.
1. Sting could join up with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns to take on The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and third member). If Sting doesn’t get involved, it could just be Ambrose/Reigns vs. Wyatt/Harper.
2. Sting could team with Neville with Stephen Amell (Arrow) in their corner to take on The Miz and Stardust. It could also just end up with Neville going against Stardust if Sting doesn’t join in.
SummerSlam is going to be four hours this year, and that means possibly 9-10 matches instead of the usual seven that three-hour PPVs get. Only Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar is in place, and WWE only has three weeks left to do something with Seth Rollins, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Sting, and others.
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