The multiverse of madness shifted tonight’s SummerSlam to the end of July instead of its usual spot on the calendar at the end of August. Nissan Stadium in Nashville is the site of what was just another edition of WWE’s “biggest party of the summer.” Now it will be the company’s first major event without Vince McMahon.
Paul “Triple H” Levesque is officially the head of creative, and we’ll see how he plays the game with our viewing pleasure. Do you see what I did there? “How well he plays the game?” Because he’s called “The Ga….”
Here are my quick SummerSlam predictions!
–WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Theory: One would be forgiven to have forgotten this match was taking place. The prime focus on Theory has been on whether he’ll cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase after the Reigns/Lesnar main event. Lashley has essentially been a non-factor in the larger scheme of things. So, all hail the “All-Mighty.”
Prediction: Bobby Lashley winner.
–WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship – The Usos (c) vs. The Street Profits with Jeff Jarrett as the Special Guest Referee: Another rematch, this time born out of a referee controversy that benefited The Usos. Jeff Jarrett will be the special guest referee to ensure there are no mistakes this time around. This will probably be the match of the night, and you can’t go wrong with either team getting the win.
Prediction: The Usos
–Logan Paul vs. The Miz: Logan Paul impressed fans when he teamed with The Miz at WrestleMania. Now, he’s in a singles match against the man who turned on him. Logan is popular on social media, but not so much with wrestling fans and perhaps anyone over 25. Someone needs to lock Logan in a room and tell him he’s not a babyface. However, the contractual whims ushers in the hero Logan sees in himself.
Prediction: Logan Paul
Raw Women’s Championship Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch:
I could see this match going either way. Belair could expel the ghost of SummerSlam’s past, and Lynch has been on some Lady Gaga-styled hamster wheel for months. Why WWE turned Lynch heel, I’ll never know. In the end, Becky winning is more of the same, while a Belair win gives their feud a happy ending. Either way, we’re in store for a great match.
Prediction: Bianca Belair retains the title
–No Disqualification Match: The Mysterios (Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio) vs. The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and Finn Bálor w/ Rhea Ripley: This match was made six days ago after The Judgement Day ruined Rey Mysterio’s 20th Anniversary’s celebration. Now, we have no rules match where anything can happen. Let me tell you what’s going to happen. Dominik is going to TURN ON HIS FATHER and join The Judgement Day.
Prediction: No contest
–SmackDown Women’s Championship: Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey: Morgan cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase and beat an injured Rousey for the title. The big question is, can Morgan beat Rousey straight up? If Morgan loses, it kills her character or makes the fans want to see her get the belt back even more. It all depends on how WWE executes such a finish. Morgan wins clean, and Rousey snaps and beats her up after the match.
Prediction: Liv Morgan retains
-Happy Corbin vs. Pat McAfee: WWE’s decades-old love affair with celebrities ensures only one outcome. Corbin is better than people give him credit for, and he will draw a lot of heat between the opening and final bell.
Prediction: Pat McAfee
-Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (Last Man Standing Match): WWE is advertising this as the final encounter between the champion and challenger. Some people are not looking forward to what will be their ninth main event bout. While Lesnar can never be counted out, Roman is on the run for the ages, and that’s not ending this evening.
Prediction: Roman Reigns retains