WWE SummerSlam, the company’s second-biggest pay-per-view of the year, is still being built with a month to go until what should be a jam-packed show. But with the main event now announced and plenty of potential matches rumored, it’s time to take a look at the card as we await official word.
It is all set to go down live from Brooklyn beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 20. The kickoff show will start an hour earlier at 6 p.m. ET and all action can be watched live nationally on WWE Network.
2017 WWE SummerSlam matches :
Universal Championship — Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman (Fatal 4-Way): There will be more than 1,200 pounds of mass in this match, which should be the main event of the card.
Raw Women’s Championship — Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley: In defeating Sasha Banks on Raw, Bayley earned the No. 1 contendership and a shot at Bliss’ title. She gets yet another opportunity at the championship.
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Naomi (c) vs. Natalya: Earning her shot by winning a Fatal 5-Way match at Battleground, Natalya will look to win her first “women’s” championship after previously being divas champion for two months. This match will likely take place on the kickoff show.
The following matches have not been made official and are simply speculation.
WWE Championship — Jinder Mahal (c) vs. John Cena: Considering the patriotic rhetoric Cena immediately began using upon returning, it would make sense that WWE is setting this match up for their big show. Cena will have to beat Shinsuke Nakamura for the opportunity on Tuesday.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship — The New Day (c) vs. The Usos: New Day won the titles at Battleground, so a rematch is likely — potentially with a major stipulation. There are no other tag teams on the show really deserving of the spotlight anyway.
Raw Tag Team Championship — Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins: With no other face tag teams on Raw, WWE needs to figure something out, and it seems like the Ambrose/Rollins pairing — either as a team or opponents — is where WWE is going in the near-term. My guess is they pick up another impressive tag team win and then get a title shot.
Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt: Balor has been embroiled in a feud with Elias Samson that seems to have ended, while Wyatt has been stalking and attacking him as of late. This would potentially bring about the return of the Demon King on a major stage.
Intercontinental Championship — The Miz (c) vs. Jason Jordan: It appears that Miz is moving on from Ambrose and Rollins, and Jason Jordan is his next guest on MizTV. With general manager Kurt Angle on his side, Jordan could get a quicker title shot than most, which would lead to some feuds based on jealousy after the fact.
United States Championship — AJ Styles (c) vs. TBD: It will likely either be Nakamura or Kevin Owens contending with Styles, but right now it’s completely up in the air. If Owens does not face Styles in another rematch …
Kevin Owens (or Rusev) vs. Shane McMahon: Owens set the stage for this match by complaining about how unfair McMahon was to him on SmackDown after he lost the U.S. title once again. Rusev also has plenty of beef with McMahon.
Big Cass vs. The Big Show: It sure seems like this is headed for the kickoff show.
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