The thirty fifth annual SummerSlam takes place from Nissan Stadium on Saturday.
This yr’s present is exclusive for 2 causes; it’s the first SummerSlam to happen exterior August and the primary premium stay occasion since Vince McMahon resigned as Chairman of WWE.
Eight matches are confirmed for “The Greatest Celebration of the Summer time.” These embrace Bobby Lashley defending his United States title in opposition to Idea, Becky Lynch difficult Bianca Belair for the Uncooked Girls’s title, and Brock Lesnar trying to dethrone Undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns in a Final Man Standing Match.
A number of iconic moments in WWE historical past have taken place at this extravaganza.
Shawn Michaels’ first match again after a four-year layoff in 2002, Randy Orton changing into the youngest WWE champion in historical past two years later, and Finn Balor being topped the inaugural Common Champion in 2016 are just some.
With these events in thoughts – beneath are 5 issues that should occur in Nashville.
5. The Avenue Income should finish The Bloodline’s dominance.
These 4 males placed on a banger on the final premium stay occasion, the rematch at SummerSlam ought to match or surpass that.
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins’ loss to The Usos earlier this month was surrounded by controversy as a result of Ford’s shoulder was up as referee Charles Robinson counted to a few. Tennessee’s personal – Jeff Jarrett – has been drafted in as a particular referee to make sure historical past doesn’t repeat itself.
The Usos and The Avenue Income have gone backwards and forwards since their final bout – each groups declare they’re the perfect in WWE – just one will be proper.
Jimmy and Jey have held the SmackDown Tag Staff Championships for 374 days – they added the Uncooked titles to that 102 days in the past – their run won’t ever be duplicated. They’re an outstanding workforce, however all good issues come to an finish.
Ford and Dawkins have taken issues up a number of notches these days – they’re higher on the microphone – and extra polished within the ring. They claimed it was “takeback season” after they set their sights on The Usos, they are going to communicate that into existence on Saturday and change into the brand new Undisputed WWE Tag Staff Champions.
4. Logan Paul wins his single’s debut match.
Former tag workforce companions go one-on-one when The Miz takes on Logan Paul at SummerSlam.
These two defeated The Mysterios on Evening 1 of WrestleMania 38 – however of their post-match celebrations – The Miz surprisingly hit Paul with a Cranium Crushing Finale, marking the start of their rivalry.
Regardless of his motion on the “Grandest Stage of them All,” – a delusional Miz claimed Paul was nonetheless his tag workforce companion – and set out his intentions to win gold with the 27-year-old. Paul had different concepts. On the day he signed his contract with WWE – the social media star mentioned he was “coming for The Miz” – and challenged him to a match at SummerSlam.
The go-home Uncooked started with a wild brawl between the combatants, the center of the present noticed “The A-Lister” and Ciampa lay Paul out.
The Miz is a future Corridor of Famer, taking the autumn in opposition to “The Final Influencer” is not going to harm his profession. Paul can go within the ring – his efficiency in his debut match proved that – he ought to proceed his excellent begin to his WWE profession on Saturday.
3. Liv Morgan’s fairy story continues.
At Cash within the Financial institution – earlier this month – Liv Morgan shocked the WWE Universe by capturing the briefcase and efficiently cashing in on Ronda Rousey to change into the brand new SmackDown Girls’s Champion.
No person noticed this coming – it was a nice shock for followers – who had longed to see somebody completely different win a high title in WWE.
Morgan’s reputation has skyrocketed within the final yr. Her in-ring expertise have improved rather a lot throughout that point – she deserved this second – however what comes subsequent can be pivotal for the remainder of her profession.
The grasp of the Oblivion’s win in Las Vegas has an asterisk subsequent to it – Rousey suffered a “leg harm” in her match with Natalya earlier that evening – “The Baddest Girls on the Planet” was not at 100% when Morgan pounced.
Morgan should beat Rousey with the latter in full well being to cement herself as the highest feminine star on the blue model. Rousey claimed Morgan ought to “savor” her honeymoon interval with the title as a result of she’s going to reclaim it at SummerSlam, it will be a disgrace if the New Jersey native is champion for a measly 28 days.
Morgan is the way forward for WWE, defeating the “Rowdy” one can be proof the corporate sees her as simply that.
2. Edge returns.
Earlier this month – mysterious vignettes began airing on WWE tv – prompting followers to take a position who the celebrity within the clip is. The clues – varied pictures featured his former rivals – pointed to Edge being that individual.
The previous 11-time World Champion has been out of motion since The Judgment Day – the secure he created – turned on him throughout the June sixth episode of Uncooked.
Since that date, Damian Priest and Finn Balor have focused the Mysterios. The duo ruined Rey’s Twentieth-anniversary celebration on the most recent version of Uncooked, resulting in the daddy and son going through them in a No-Disqualification contest at SummerSlam.
That stipulation is ideal for Edge to make his triumphant return, looking for revenge in opposition to Priest and Balor. “The Rated-R Famous person” ought to price the boys who betrayed him the match, giving followers a feel-good second.
Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch returned to this occasion final yr, the pop inside Nissan Stadium for ‘Metalingus’ can be one thing to behold.
1. Roman Reigns writes the ultimate chapter in his rivalry with Brock Lesnar.
When the bell rings in the primary occasion of SummerSlam, it’s going to mark the sixth and “ultimate” time Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar have gone one-on-one in WWE. Reigns leads 3-2 total.
Their feud started in 2015 – and if WWE retains its phrase – it’s going to finish in 2022.
Reigns is on the run of his profession. He received the Common Championship in August 2020, then beat “The Beast Incarnate” to change into the Undisputed WWE Common Champion on Evening 2 of WrestleMania 38. The Bloodline’s chief has not misplaced a televised match in nearly three years, he actually is working in “God Mode” proper now.
Lesnar won’t ever work a full-time WWE schedule once more – whereas Reigns doesn’t function as a lot as he as soon as did – he’s nonetheless the face of the corporate.
Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Idea are simply among the superstars who may problem “The Tribal Chief” – Reigns has a very long time to go earlier than he loses his championships.