This years Summerslam will take place from the WWE Thunderdome. Moving away from the performance centre, WWE will host all of its shows for the next two months at the Amway Centre in Orlando.
Drew McIntyre vs Randy Orton
Randy Orton has seen a new fresh of life since his feud with Edge and has been a stand out performer on RAW. His reward has been a shot at the WWE Championship. Orton has re kindled his legend killer gimmick too in recent weeks taking out Christian, Big Show, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels with his punt kicks.
Drew McIntyre has been spinning his wheels as champion and even in his feud with Orton, he has sometimes come second thought to Orton’s antics. With PayBack next Sunday, I think we will see a disqualification finish. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Flair, Michaels, Big Show and Christian come down and get involved. This will move the feud over to Payback the next week with a stipulation added to the match.
Winner: No Contest, Still WWE Champion Drew McIntyre
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks vs Asuka
Asuka will go into the evening with eyes on both championships, looking to take down the golden role models. I think this match will take place after Asuka match against Bayley, Banks will help Bayley retain the Smackdown Championships but Bayley will cost Banks the title. With WWE pushing for crowds in October I think we will see the start of the demise of Bayley and Banks in readiness for the eventual explosion of the golden role models.
Winner and New Raw Women’s Champion: Asuka
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship Bayley vs Asuka
As spoken about above, I just don’t see who apart from Sasha Banks who could be women’s champion right now on the Smackdown side, So Bayley retains here with the the help of Banks.
Winner and Still WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion: Bayley
WWE Universal Championship
Braun Strowman vs The Fiend
Braun Strowman finally meets The Fiend after going through all of Bray Wyatt other characters. This time they have included Alexa Bliss, sadly they haven’t done a great job of explaining the past history of Bliss and Strowman, They have just expected everyone to know. Strowman reign has Champion has been lacklustre, I think The Fiend will pick up the championship again tonight.
I think Bliss will get involved in the match and will have a deciding factor. Will Bliss and The Fiend by allies or has Strowman and Bliss been playing mind games with The Fiend?
Winner and New Universal Champion: The Fiend Bray Wyatt
WWE United States Championship Match
Apollo Crews vs MVP
The Hurt Business has been having a slight push of late and been a focus of the RAW brand. But with Crews facing MVP I believe he will get the upper hand of the Hurt Business this time. A week later I predict we will see Crews defend against Bobby Lashely and there we will see a new champion crowned.
Winner and Still WWE United States Champion: Apollo Crews
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Andrade and Angel Garza vs Street Profits
Selina Vega and her group have been a mainstay on RAW since the pandemic. I think this will be their reward as the Street Profits have held the championships for a while but have been meaningless. Maybe Andrade and Garza will create more of a memorable run but unfortunately i doubt they will even win their non title match the following night. Here I’m going for a championship change.
Winners and New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions: Andrade and Angel Garza
Dominik Mysterio vs Seth Rollins
Minus the Rollins Rey Mysterio Match that was Eye for an Eye, this has been a entertaining feud. Dominik has been used in a great way that has hidden his inexperience but also used what he can do in the ring perfectly. The street fight setting will help with those limitations and after Dominik beating he took the other week we could see some more hard shots. Dominik will get revenge with the kendo stock at some point but ultimately I can’t see Rollins losing to the inexperienced Dominik Mysterio.
Rollins will pick up the win maybe after Dominik takes a beating and his father Rey Mysterio ends up stopping the match. Another possible ending is that we might set up a tag match will take place at Payback between Rollins and Murphy and The Mysterios.
Winner: Seth Rollins
No Disqualification MatchLoser Leaves WWE
Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville
This is a feud that has been on going since Wrestlemania and the final battle will be tonight. Originally advertised as a hair vs hair match, it was changed on SmackDown to a loser leaves WWE. Maybe the change has something to do with the events at Sonya home but with this being the blow off, Mandy Rose needs to go over.
Winner: Mandy Rose
Summerslam inside the Thunderdome looks like it’s turned into a must see event for wrestling fans. Here’s hoping that WWE use this whole weekend as a fresh start after some stale programming when they’ve been stuck inside the performance centre.
Also don’t forget Otis is still the Money in the Bank holder and he feels more out of place now holding the briefcase than ever.