On paper, this year’s WWE SummerSlam event looks like a difficult show to predict.
With plenty of big matches taking place on the stacked card, let's take a look at who could be leaving Brooklyn as the big winners.
BROCK LESNAR VS. RANDY ORTON
Lesnar and Orton are expected to close the show, and it makes sense as it’s an inter-brand feud.
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The big talking point from this match is that rumours suggest Lesnar could be punished for his anti-doping violations. I think the WWE have invested too much into Lesnar since ending the streak; he has to walk out the winner to allow Orton to move on to his feud with Bray Wyatt.
FINN BALOR VS. SETH ROLLINS
SummerSlam should have been the night the WWE revealed the Demon King to Rollins and to the fans that haven’t seen him on NXT. You have to question what sort of surprise we may get, whether that happens with the entrance, the outcome of the match or even a potential interference from The Club.
We’re heading in a new direction, and Raw will want to pull out with the bigger surprises compared to SmackDown. I see Balor leaving the event as the new Universal Champion.
DEAN AMBROSE VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER
It’s a waiting game to see whether the comments Ambrose made hitting out at creative and Lesnar could see him drop the WWE Championship.
He’s obviously more over than Ziggler, and with the WWE and SmackDown in a transitional period, I feel it would be a bad move to give Ziggler the win unless he’s a heel. At SummerSlam, Ambrose retains.
AJ STYLES VS. JOHN CENA
With Cena taking time off to film the second season of American Grit, it makes perfect sense to have Styles go over and become the biggest heel on SmackDown.
Rumours have him pencilled in for a feud with Ambrose for the title as well, and there’s no way that can happen coming off a loss. I see Styles beating up Cena yet again.
Which way do you think the matches will go at SummerSlam? Leave YOUR predictions in the comments section below.
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