The match card for SummerSlam is almost complete with some epic bouts to look forward to, a rematch between Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt as well as the massive main event where John Cena will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar.
As fans we all have our picks on who we want to see victorious and how we want the night to unfold; but wanting something and needing to see something are two completely different things.
For the WWE to fully capitalise on certain situations I believe a handful of things definitely need to happen at SummerSlam, as long term certain outcome could have a negative impact from the fans; and they won’t be afraid to make sure they’re heard.
Here is what I think needs to happen on August 17 at the SummerSlam pay-per-view…
Roman Reigns needs to be taken to the limit
Roman Reigns will go one on one against Randy Orton in what should be a good match if the fans react to it. I believe a loss for either superstar will do them no favours, especially if Orton needs to stay at the top and not as Triple H’s lapdog and especially if they want to build to a Reigns and Triple H match at the Night of Champions pay-per-view.
Whatever happens, Roman Reigns needs to be taken to the limit, tested in the ring like he has never been tested before in the WWE. Only then will he be taken as a serious threat to Triple H; if he is to get past Orton. Being taken to the limit will be good for Reigns compared to an easy or normal victory.
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Jack Swagger needs to win
Due to unfortunate circumstances this Rusev and Lana Russophillic, anti-American gimmick won’t be reaching the heights everyone expected it could. Rusev could still be a massive star in the company but I doubt against Jack Swagger he will come out on top this time.
The crowd will play a big role in this flag match and it will get Swagger an audacious reaction from the fans, he can achieve a lot as a face and it’s good to see that they held off on a face turn until someone as controversial as Rusev and Lana came along, a Swagger win will work wonders for him and his continuation as a face.
United States and Intercontinental Championships need to be unified
It looks unlikely right now that it’ll happen but unifying the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships means whoever can capture the United States and Intercontinental titles will in fact be the second biggest superstar in the company, it’ll bring a little more importance and legitimacy to the gold.
With Sheamus, Ziggler and The Miz in the mix; if the match is to happen I believe Sheamus or Dolph Ziggler should be rewarded with this massive opportunity.
Dean Ambrose needs to look strong in a loss
We already know Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will finally collide inside the ring, and with Dean Ambrose picking the stipulation the likely scenario is that he will want the Money in the Bank briefcase on the line. I don’t think Ambrose should win it as I believe Seth Rollins will be a great, successful WWE World Heavyweight Champion and the WWE shouldn’t pass on this opportunity.
However, Dean Ambrose needs to look very strong. In fact, I think Dean Ambrose needs to either come really close to taking the victory or get screwed over in a dirty finish which will allow Rollins to continue as Mr. Money in the Bank. This will continue their already-impressive feud and we could hopefully see a couple more matches out of the two.
Seth Rollins needs to tease a cash-in
Whatever the outcome of the main event, I believe if Seth Rollins is to walk out with his Money in the Bank briefcase he needs to tease a cash-in before he does so. He needs to remind the champion that he is always a constant threat and the man to look out for, regardless of who the number one contender at the time may be.
Or if the WWE really want to surprise the fans and pull out with a massive swerve, I am sure Seth Rollins successfully cashing in won’t receive negative reviews from the fans.
Brock Lesnar needs to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Brock Lesnar needs to defeat John Cena, it is as simple as that. This is the man that conquered the streak; something the greatest of superstars have failed to do so and doing that he became the most dominant athlete to ever step foot in the WWE ring. Even though they are building Cena up as the greatest champion of all time, if Cena overcomes Brock Lesnar then the streak being conquered has no effect whatsoever.
Obviously a win for Cena means he will go down as the best but that shouldn’t happen at any cost. Lesnar defeated The Undertaker, losing to John Cena makes no sense and the fans will definitely not be happy with Cena leaving as champion. Plus, it solidifies Paul Heyman's status as the greatest manager of all time.
WWE fans – what do you think? What should happen at SummerSlam? Have your say in the comments section below.