The SummerSlam poster suggested that SmackDown LIVE’s biggest match at the event would see Jinder Mahal defend his WWE Championship against both Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena in a triple threat contest.
All three men had been featured, so it was an easy assumption to make but the result was made clear earlier this week when one of them emerged victorious in the dream match.
It was The King of Strong Style who picked up the win after accidentally dropping Cena on his head, before connecting with the Kinshasa as The Modern Day Maharaja watched on from his private box with The Singh Brothers in tow.
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Now, the two will do battle inside the Barclay’s Center later this month at the biggest party of the summer.
It’s been well-documented why the organisation decided to put the WWE Championship on Mahal earlier this year, as the company looked to exploit the Indian market considering the interest there is massive.
However, it doesn’t seem to have paid off with several sources reporting that they aren’t too happy with their latest quarterly results and could be making the change soon – and it could come as early as SummerSlam which would mean Nakamura ends up leaving Brooklyn as the new WWE Champion.
However, if a rumour from Cageside Seats is to be believed then we could be in for an, even more, surprising result.
On the night, they’re claiming that Mahal will finally relinquish the WWE Championship to Nakamura which will probably be a feel-good moment, especially since he’s only been on the main roster since the first SmackDown LIVE after WrestleMania 33.
Not only that, but WWE is said to be planning quite a spectacular entrance for him too.
However, his happiness might be short lived as there has been increased talk of Baron Corbin officially cashing in his Money in the Bank contract, meaning he’ll be leaving New York as the WWE Champion and it further advances a feud with Nakamura.
For weeks, The Lone Wolf has been embroiled in a rivalry with the Japanese superstar, and it’s thought that this could be the latest way of Corbin getting one-over Nakamura in the biggest opportunity of his WWE career.
Corbin is currently speculated to battle Cena at SummerSlam, after the latter stopped Mr. Money in the Bank from further attacking from behind earlier this week on SmackDown LIVE.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Corbin lose on the night and fans forget about him, before stealing the show just hours later, and it makes sense considering he’s been primed for a run as champion all year.
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