WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross has had a ton of SummerSlams under his belt, and he has high expectations for this weekend's (Sun. August 20, 2017) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The card is stacked form top to bottom, and features eight title matches on the card. Newly crowned Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa will defend his title against Neville, The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods) will defend their SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles against The Usos (Jimmy and Jey), SmackDown Live Women's Champion Naomi will defend her title against Natalya, RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss will defend her title against Sasha Banks, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will defend his title against Shinsuke Nakamura, and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will defend his title against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman in a Fatal Four-Way match.
It truly will be "The Biggest Party Of The Summer" for WWE fans, and you won't be disappointed once the show wraps up. Ross recently took to his official blog on his JR's BBQ website and noted that he has high expectations for the pay-per-view (PPV), and also revealed his 'sleeper' match for the night.
Ross stated that the WWE Championship match between Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura could steal the night (quotes via Wresting Inc.):
"Regarding SummerSlam - of which I have high expectations - I am anxious to see how Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura mesh bell to bell as this one could be a sleeper. Both men have much to prove, in my opinion, on this stage and in this specific match.
"Also, I am not of the mindset that it is automatic that Brock Lesnar will lose the Universal Title on Sunday. I could see, however, this huge main event setting up Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman down the road on another big stage."
Here is the full card for SummerSlam this weekend:
WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE RAW Women's Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks
WWE SmackDown Live Women's Championship: Naomi (c) vs. Natalya
WWE United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens **Shane McMahon will be the special guest referee**
WWE RAW Tag Team Championships: Cesaro and Sheamus (c) vs. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
John Cena vs. Baron Corbin
Bray Wyatt vs. "Demon" Finn Balor
Rusev vs. Randy Orton
Big Show vs. Big Cass **Enzo Amore will be locked in a shark cage suspended above the ring**
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Akira Tozawa (c) vs. Neville
WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships: The New Day (c) vs. The Usos
The Hardys and Jason Jordan vs. The Miz, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel
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