WWE SummerSlam 2018 – Predictions and Matches


WWE SummerSlam 2018 Matches and Predictions

                  
Let’s get crazy and make some too-early-to-call guesses and match card predictions for SummerSlam 2018. We’ve already gotten several matches set and a few clues from the WWE, but things should get even more interesting over the next few weeks. We’re counting down the days until August 19th in Brooklyn when there could be as many as 15 matches coming to the Barclays Center. Get ready. Here’s what we’re thinkin’ might happen…

Definite Matches

Well, pretty much “definite.” So long as everybody behaves and the WWE holds up their end of the bargain, these matches are the ones that look to be set in stone. Ya never know with the WWE though!

Brock Lesnar (champion) vs. Roman Reigns – Universal Championship

This has been a long time coming. The WWE has been trying to push Reigns to the top spot for a while and it looks like they’re finally gonna get the chance. This is their one opportunity to get the heavyweight title belt back from Lesnar… if he shows up… for the first time since April Raw last week. This is actually Reigns’s third attempt at beating The Beast this year, so they’ve gotta make it count, especially if Lesnar is gonna disappear back to the UFC again…

 

Alexa Bliss (champion) vs. Ronda Rousey – Raw Women’s Championship

With that 30-day suspension behind her, we’ll finally see Rousey back in the ring again to challenge the Raw Women’s Champion for the title (so long as she can control her anger until SummerSlam). Her feud with Bliss has been building for weeks and they were at each other’s throats again this week on Raw. Hopefully, we’ll get a distraction-free match out of this PPV event and Rousey can really showcase her skills. She’s a star and this is her time to shine. We think she’ll take the title.

 

AJ Styles (champion) vs. Samoa Joe – WWE Championship

These guys have been matched up against each other in the past, but never at an event as big as SummerSlam. Considering Styles has been the WWE Champ since last year, we think Samoa Joe will take this one. Coquina Clutch, anyone?

Dolph Ziggler (champion) vs. Seth Rollins – Intercontinental Championship

The Showoff has been bragging about taking the title from Rollins for a few weeks now, and they’ll be having (another) rematch at SummerSlam. They’re pretty electric in the ring together and put on a good show at Extreme Rules, so we don’t hate seeing them face off again. The crowd loves Rollins and Ziggler is a true showman. TBD if Drew McIntyre can stay out of it. Somehow we doubt it…

 

Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens for the Money in the Bank Briefcase

Kevin Owens has really done an about-face since his days of running from The Monster and hiding in porta-potties. He specifically asked for this match with this particular stipulation. Owens will win the briefcase if he wins the match in any way, which includes a DQ, so that makes it a little more interesting. This match is tougher to predict, but for the drama, we expect Strowman to lose the MITB Briefcase.

The Bludgeon Brothers (champions) vs. TBD – SmackDown Tag Team Championship

The Bludgeon Brothers look tough to beat. After SmackDown this week, we know that it’ll either be The Bar or The New Day who takes them on for the title at SummerSlam. Wonder if there will be pancakes?

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Becky Lynch vs. Carmella (champion) vs. Charlotte Flair – Triple Threat Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship

Lynch only had to win about a million matches in a row for the right to challenge the Princess of Staten Island for the title. With James Ellsworth out of the way, she stands a chance to take it. We’re thinkin’ Carmella will tap out to the Dis-Arm-Her since (hopefully) she won’t be able to resort to any dirty tactics during this match. The likeable Irishwoman might just get the title in this one!

Update: After SmackDown this week, Charlotte Flair looks to be joining these two in the ring at SummerSlam. It’s unfortunate for Lynch that after weeks of hard work and the WWE building her up, she’ll have to share the spotlight with her friend Charlotte. It’s totally possible that The Queen will steal the title in this one…

Other Potential Matches

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

They’ve gotta be stirring the pot on this feud for a reason right? It only makes sense that the Miz will finally face Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam, unless the WWE has a reason for holding it up or getting it over sooner. Even though Miz essentially said no to a SummerSlam bout this week, we think these two will meet in the ring in Brooklyn regardless.

Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Triple Threat for the US Title)

This is just a guess after watching the vicious attacks by Orton on Hardy over the past couple of weeks on SmackDown. But Nakamura’s involvement this week suggests that he’ll be thrown in there too. Things are always more fun with a title on the line, right?

John Cena vs. The Undertaker

This one is big on the Internet rumor mill right now. Will Cena come back to avenge his WrestleMania loss to The Dead Man? Supposedly McMahon and company are considering this exciting rematch, so maybe where there’s smoke, there’s fire? We can only hope…

Need-to-Know Details: WWE SummerSlam 2018, a Pay-Per-View event, starts 7PM EST on Sunday, August 19th live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with a pre-show beginning at 6 PM.

Will you be tuning into SummerSlam? Which match are you most looking forward to?

Date
Event
Jul 317:45 PMWWE: SmackdownAmalie Arena - Tampa, FLFrom $55 
Aug 27:30 PMWWE: NXT Live LakelandLakeland Armory - Lakeland, FL  
Aug 37:30 PMWWE: LiveJames Brown Arena (formerly Augusta Richmond County Civic Center) - Augusta, GAFrom $89 
Aug 47:30 PMWWE: LiveNorth Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston, SCFrom $37 
Aug 47:30 PMWWE: LivePensacola Bay Center (formerly Pensacola Civic Center) - Pensacola, FLFrom $33 
Aug 55:00 PMWWE: LiveAlbany Civic Center - Albany, GAFrom $28 
Aug 57:00 PMWWE: LiveMartin Luther King Jr. Arena - Savannah, GAFrom $140 
Aug 67:30 PMWWE: Live vs. WWE: Live - SummerSlam HeatwaveStephen C. O'Connell Center - Gainesville, FLFrom $33 
Aug 67:30 PMWWE: RawJacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FLFrom $39 
Aug 77:45 PMWWE: SmackdownAmway Center - Orlando, FLFrom $41 
Aug 8TBDWWE: Mae Young ClassicFull Sail Live - Winter Park, FLFrom $137 
Aug 9TBDWWE: Mae Young ClassicFull Sail Live - Winter Park, FL  
Aug 107:30 PMWWE: Live - SummerSlam Heatwave TourWicomico Civic Center - Salisbury, MDFrom $34 
Aug 117:30 PMWWE: LiveScope - Norfolk, VAFrom $39 
Aug 117:30 PMWWE: LiveMinges Coliseum - Greenville, NC  
Aug 127:00 PMWWE: LiveRoanoke Civic Center - Roanoke, VA  
Aug 127:00 PMWWE: Live Summerslam HeatwaveFlorence Civic Center - Florence, SCFrom $34 
Aug 137:30 PMWWE: LiveColonial Life Arena - Columbia, SCFrom $32 
Aug 137:30 PMWWE: RawGreensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NCFrom $44 
Aug 147:45 PMWWE: SmackdownBon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly Bi-lo Center) - Greenville, SCFrom $38 
Aug 167:00 PMWWE: NXT LiveLowell Memorial Auditorium - Lowell, MAFrom $56 
Aug 17TBDWWE: SummerSlam Weekend Suite Package (NXT, SummerSlam & Raw Included)Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY  
Aug 1712:00 PMWWE: Summerslam Meet & Greet: Daniel Bryan (Time: 1pm)Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $197 
Aug 172:00 PMWWE: Summerslam Meet & Greet: Alexa Bliss (Time: 3:30pm)Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $197 
Aug 177:30 PMWWE: NXT LiveAsbury Park Convention Hall - Asbury Park, NJFrom $38 
Aug 189:00 AMWWE: Summerslam Meet & Greet: Braun Strowman (Time: 10am)Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $173 
Aug 181:00 PMWWE: Summerslam Meet & Greet: Finn Balor (Time: 12:30pm)Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $220 
Aug 185:00 PMWWE: Summerslam Meet & Greet: Roman Reigns (Time: 3pm)Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $223 
Aug 187:15 PMWWE: NXT TakeoverBarclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $44 
Aug 196:30 PMWWE: SummerslamBarclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $112 
Aug 207:30 PMWWE: RawBarclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $36 
Aug 207:30 PMWWE: LiveTrump Taj Mahal - Mark G. Etess Arena - Atlantic City, NJFrom $182 
Aug 217:30 PMWWE: SmackdownBarclays Center - Brooklyn, NYFrom $24 
Aug 257:30 PMWWE: LiveHalifax Forum Complex - Halifax, NS  
Aug 263:00 PMWWE: LiveHarbour Station - Saint John, NBFrom $152 
Aug 267:00 PMWWE: LiveBlue Cross Arena - Rochester, NYFrom $38 
Aug 27TBDWWE: Monday Night Raw & Smackdown - Combo Package (8/27 & 8/28)Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada  
Aug 277:30 PMWWE: Monday Night RawAir Canada Centre - Toronto, CanadaFrom $55 
Aug 277:30 PMWWE: LivePeterborough Memorial Centre - Peterborough, ONFrom $39 
Aug 287:45 PMWWE: SmackdownAir Canada Centre - Toronto, CanadaFrom $61 


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