SummerSlam is that this Sunday and with 10 matches confirmed on the cardboard – six with championships being defended – there’s rather a lot that may occur on the “biggest event of the summer.”
However, this yr’s SummerSlam is definitely a bit too predictable. Whether there are champions who will not drop their titles to WWE Legends coming again, most of the matches on the cardboard are seemingly straightforward to decide on.
But Phil and Rocco, our duo of “wrestling experts,” run down the SummerSlam card anyway to foretell the winner of every match. If you’d fairly watch us break it down as a substitute, try the video under.
BROCK LESNAR (c) vs SETH ROLLINS – UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
We’ll begin with the highest title in WWE. The Universal Champion Brock Lesnar simply gained it again after cashing-in on Seth at Extreme Rules lower than a month in the past. It appears too quickly to place it again on Rollins, and we each agree that another person – cough Braun Strowman cough – must be the one to take out The Beast.
Phil – Brock Lesnar
Rocco – Brock Lesnar
FINN BALOR vs THE FIEND
Perhaps the largest lock of the evening, Bray Wyatt’s The Fiend makes his in-ring debut in opposition to Finn Balor. The WWE will wish to proceed Wyatt’s momentum by giving him a dominant victory on Sunday.
It additionally would not damage that Balor is reportedly taking trip after Sunday so give the nod to Wyatt.
Phil – The Fiend
Rocco – The Fiend
DREW GULAK (c) vs ONEY LORCAN – CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
We each like Oney Lorcan however it’s too quickly to take the title off of Gulak. After the earlier champion Tony Nese did not defend it a lot, the Cruiserweight division may do with an extended reign from its prime heel.
Phil – Drew Gulak
Rocco – Drew Gulak
KEVIN OWENS vs SHANE MCMAHON – IF OWENS LOSES HE QUITS
If Kevin Owens loses, he has to stop the corporate. While that would appear like a layup for a KO victory, there’s precedent for somebody shedding a match and being compelled to stop solely to win their job again down the road. Gargano did it just lately in NXT so Shane may win, however we each really feel that is KO’s to win particularly after being brutalized on SmackDown Live this week.
Phil – Kevin Owens
Rocco – Kevin Owens
GOLDBERG vs DOLPH ZIGGLER
Goldberg had a horrible match with The Undertaker at Super Showdown in Saudi Arabia after concussing himself. He’s again to make amends, and Ziggler will completely do the job for him whereas making Goldberg look good.
Phil – Goldberg
Rocco – Goldberg
CHARLOTTE FLAIR vs TRISH STRATUS
We lastly have a match that Rocco and Phil differ on. Trish Stratus has teased that is her final match, so it could profit Charlotte – like she wants it – to go over. Rocco believes this shall be a feel-good second for the gang in Stratus’ hometown.
Phil – Charlotte
Rocco – Trish Stratus
AJ STYLES (c) vs RICOCHET – US CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
AJ Styles and The OC are on a roll, and conserving the US Championship will assist them preserve that momentum. While Ricochet may choose up the victory to additional the feud, we each see AJ winningy with the assistance of Gallows and Anderson.
Phil – AJ Styles
Rocco – AJ Styles
BAYLEY (c) vs EMBER MOON – SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Ember Moon, whereas supremely gifted, would not have the momentum heading into this match. Nothing about this construct makes us really feel that Moon can pull off the upset or that Bayley will drop it. While WWE may put the belt on Moon for swerve’s sake, we do not see it occurring on Sunday.
Phil – Bayley
Rocco – Bayley
KOFI KINGSTON (c) vs RANDY ORTON – WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
This is a difficult match to name. Rocco believes Orton will win to place the seeds of doubt into Kofi Kingston so he can overcome it and win the title again from Randy. Phil is conflicted, nevertheless, and will see that situation play out. But the feud is constructed on Orton telling Kofi he is not a reliable champion, and shedding at SummerSlam would affirm that. Kingston must win to legitimize his title reign.
Phil – Kofi Kingston
Rocco – Randy Orton
BECKY LYNCH (c) vs NATALYA – RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP SUBMISSION MATCH
While Natalya having a showcase match in her house nation is nice, the trajectory of this feud has Becky Lynch profitable written throughout it. Also, Lynch is on the quilt of WWE 2K20 so she ought to proceed to carry that belt till the sport’s launch.
Phil – Becky Lynch
Rocco – Becky Lynch
SummerSlam streams reside Sunday, August 11 at 7 p.m. EDT on the WWE Network.