WWE is already planning for next month’s No Mercy PPV.
We have finally made it to SummerSlam week as the biggest event of summer takes place this weekend. WWE will be holding NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III on Saturday, SummerSlam on Sunday, Raw on Monday and SmackDown Live on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center.
SummerSlam and NXT Takeover will air on the WWE Network while the two television shows will air on the USA Network. Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe in a Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way Match will headline this event.
The first No Mercy PPV event was held on May 16, 1999, in Manchester, England. The event was held annually in October from 1999 to 2008. From 2003 to 2006 it was exclusive to the SmackDown brand.
In 2016, the event returned as a SmackDown exclusive show following the reinstated brand extension and aired on the WWE Network for the first time. This year’s pay-per-view will be a Raw branded event.
It’s well known by now that WWE had Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman mentioned on Raw a few weeks ago that if Lesnar loses the title at SummerSlam, then he would leave the sports entertainment company and go back to the UFC.
The reason for them adding the stipulation was way to intrigue the Fatal 4-Way match at Summerslam and to capitalize off the Jon Jones vs. Lesnar speculation. The belief among those within in the company is that Lesnar is expected to retain the Universal Title and continue to defend it.
Now, the question comes up. Who will be Lesnar’s opponent at Summerslam? Well, we now know who it will be. Dave Meltzer indicated on the latest installment of Wrestling Observer Radio that Strowman would be the next challenger for the Universal Championship at the No Mercy event.
The No Mercy pay-per-view event takes place in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center on Sunday, September 24th and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. As of this writing, WWE has yet to announce any matches for the show but will be doing so starting next week.
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