Money in the Bank is in the history books and now all attention turns to this year’s SummerSlam.
The 2022 event takes place on Saturday 30 July from the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
So far WWE have announced the main event, where Roman Reigns will put his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing match, as well as Baron Corbin taking on Pat McAfee.
GiveMeSport predicts what we might see make up the rest of the card…
The Miz vs Logan Paul
WWE timed the signing of Logan Paul to a full-time contract perfectly because it’s all set up for his SummerSlam meeting with The Miz.
Paul already alluded to this match during his contract signing and you’d expect following Miz’s attack on the social media star at the end of their WrestleMania match, the pair are on a collision course for Nashville. In a match worthy of the stadium setting given the amount of mainstream publicity Logan will gather for the bout. Expect this to be made official on tonight’s Monday Night Raw and it will see Miz be the ideal first contender for Logan Paul, both in terms of the in-ring action and the lack of effect losing will really have on the A-Lister.
The Usos vs The Street Profits
Seeing as the match at Money in the Bank ended in controversy, with video replays appearing to show that Montez Ford had his shoulder up on the winning pin, the likely money goes on a rerun of this tag team showdown.
There shouldn’t be too many complaints at that scenario, as the two teams put on a stellar showing on Saturday night, in what was easily the best match of the night outside of the ladder shenanigans – and you would think there’s room to take it up a notch, too. Some sort of stipulation may be worth adding to this meeting, just to make it standout on the SummerSlam stage, and it could be the match where we see the spilt between Ford and Angelo Dawkins really start to take shape.
Liv Morgan vs Ronda Rousey
No one you’d thought you’d see before this weekend’s events in Las Vegas, but that’s the beauty of the Money in the Bank match. Here we are with Liv Morgan the champion heading into the second-biggest show of the year.
If reports are to be believed then, Morgan is going up against the women who she cashed-in her Money in the Bank briefcase on this past Saturday, Ronda Rousey, in what may eventually be a heel-turn from the Baddest Woman on the Planet. There’s a lot of love for Liv right now, so WWE need the title run to go right, and that includes not losing it straight back to the former UFC star. This is the time to move Morgan up a level and cement her as a leading lady going forward, and not just a short-term pop for the Money in the Bank surprise factor.
Bianca Belair vs Becky Lynch vs Bayley
There was big money on Becky winning Money in the Bank and then once again cashing in on her rival Bianca Belair at some point, but we’re now in a situation where she needs to find another way back in the title picture.
With Carmella beaten and Rhea Ripley still side-lined, there is a SummerSlam gap to be filled as Belair’s challenger, and there’s a number of simple routes they could go down to insert Becky back into that slot. However, there could be a wildcard factor in this too, and that’s a returning Bayley who looks finally primed for a return from injury. She has unfinished business with Bianca and could be an interesting dynamic between the three of them – especially as we haven’t really seen a big Lynch and Bayley rivalry either. Everyone’s a winner, then.
Riddle vs Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins
With Randy Orton on the shelf, this isn’t probably the spot that Riddle was originally planned to be, nor is it possibly the first-choice dance partner for Seth Rollins, but fate has transpired to have these two ready to go against each other.
There’s obviously history between the pair, prior to Riddle’s arrival in WWE, but they are both so hot right now there’s no reason or need to even play into that. Riddle is the number one babyface on Raw and Rollins the best heel, so it makes perfect sense for them to go against each other on one of the biggest shows of the year – especially when both world titles are wrapped around one waist.
Finn Balor and Damian Priest vs Edge and Mystery Partner
The cryptic vignette that WWE put on during Money in the Bank seems to suggest that we’re about to see a return from injury of Edge, fresh from being booted out of The Judgement Day and just in time for the biggest party of the summer.
At a guess, the items and clues we see in the video seem to point to Superstars and obstacles that Edge has had to overcome previously, and therefore would be ready to now get the better of his former proteges. That could point to a one-on-one match with Finn Balor, the man who looked like he instigated most of the beatdown on the Hall of Famer, but that could be saved for a later date. WWE could instead, showcase both Balor and Damian Priest and have Edge call on some back-up. Possibly Rey Mysterio? Who looks like he’s heading into his own troubles with the faction, or maybe give the rub to someone who Edge sees as next in line, like Mustafa Ali.
John Cena vs Theory
Yes, John Cena has said he doesn’t know when he’s going to wrestle again and yes, all reports seem to suggest that this match has been pushed on from SummerSlam, but the link between the two won’t go away.
Following their interaction on last week’s Raw, Theory once again name dropped the sixteen-time world champion after his Money in the Bank win at the weekend. Crediting himself as being better than John Cena and that his time is now. Seemingly continuing the war of words between the two. Could it lead to something in Nashville, and have we been all guilty of a red herring would it comes to Cena’s summer schedule?
Kevin Owens vs Elias/Ezekiel/Elrod
The story that seems to keep running and running must be destined for SummerSlam. It’s an angle that had no right to be as successful as it has been but Ezekiel and notably Kevin Owens has made this an essential part of Monday Night Raw.
The question is, which ‘brother’ would KO end up facing in Nashville and what finale can WWE create to this story that would be a fitting end to the rivalry. Would a gauntlet match be a fun way to see all members of the family take on Owens and the way it eventually unravels that Kevin was right all along? It needs something like that to put the finishing touch on a highly entertaining feud.