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This weekend sees the second-biggest weekend in the WWE calendar with SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. WWE SummerSlam 2016 airs this Sunday, August 21, live on WWE Network and pay-per-view. The “biggest party of the summer” features a massive card with every championship on the line, a newchampionship up for grabs and the long-awaited showdown between Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar
There are already a whopping ELEVEN matches on the card featuring Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown – and formerDaily Show host Jon Stewart will be making an appearance too.
Here’s the card as we know it:
1. WWE Championship Match: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Can this be the moment where everything changes once again for the Show Off? Can it?
No. It can’t Dean Ambrose has scratched and scrabbled for that title, and he sure as hell isn’t going to let some greased-up beach boy superkick it out of his hands. No way. But dolph ziggler injured the dean at the end.
PREDICTION: DEAN AMBROSE
2. Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
The summer of dream matches continues Sunday, Aug. 21, when Randy Orton returns to the ring to lock horns with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. You get what you pay for with Lesnar and Orton. There will be suplexes for days, an RKO outta nowhere, Paul Heyman’s incredible performances at ringside. Lesnar is a straight-up spectacle at this point and Orton is a long-proven main-event-worthy competitor. This match will be just fine. Orton could really benefit from a strong showing in this one.
PREDICTION : BROCK LESNER
3. WWE Universal Championship Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
one-on-one with the former Architect of The Shield Seth Rollins, competing to become the first WWE Universal Champion.
It was expected that the match would see the main roster debut of The Demon, but that mystique was deflated a bit with an appearance on Raw.
You could argue that the mystique was actually gone forever once Samoa Joe showed the Demon was not immortal in a steel cage at NXT TakeOver: The End of The Beginning.
We don’t agree. That was a blip. An extreme circumstance. SummerSlam is a new beginning and Finn Bálor will win the title. Not even Jon Stewart can stop him.
PREDICTION: FINN BALOR
4. WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day (c) vs. The Club
The New Day have been Tag Team Champions for a long time now, making good use of the Freebird Rule to share the belts among the three of them.
Big E is out of action with an… unfortunate injury – meaning that we know which two men will be stepping forward to face The Club members Gallows and Anderson .This time the club give perfect competition to the New day.
PREDICTION : NEW DAY
5. United States Championship Match: Rusev vs. Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns has been shunted out of the title picture since his loss at Battleground, but he’s landed on his feet with another title match, this time against the Bulgarian Brute.
Their back and forth on Raw has resulted in Lana getting a faceful of cake, meaning that Rusev will be ESPECIALLY keen to avenge his lossExpect the Bulgarian to make Roman Reigns’s summer go from bad to worse, as he retains his title with style.
But at last roman supermen punch help him to won the match.
PREDICTION: ROMAN REIGNS
6. WWE Women’s Championship Match: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte
Now we’re getting a one-on-one match up with Sasha heading in as Women’s Champ. Gone is the label “Diva” and with the new Women’s Division comes amazing marquee matches like this one as Sasha and Charlotte most certainly look to steal the show right out from under the men.
PREDICTION : SASHA BANKS
7. Intercontinental Championship Match: The Miz (c) vs. Apollo Crews
The best thing the Miz can do for Crews is force him to be more vicious. I want to see what happens when Crews gets angry or when he feels cheated and that smile disappears. That’s what is holding Crews back at this point. I think Miz is enough of a veteran to provoke Crews into showing a dangerous side. Coupled with Maryse at ringside, it seems like a fight he should win. But Apollo give perfect competition to the Miz.
PREDICTION : THE MIZ
8. AJ Styles vs. John Cena
Last time John Cena was in Brooklyn for SummerSlam, Jon Stewart cost him his US Title and helped Seth Rollins retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
John is still the standard bearer. The measuring stick. But AJ Styles is the here and now of the WWE . After SO many years at the top, it’s finally time for a few more people on the roster to Beat Up John Cena. But John cena never give lets see what happen
PREDICTION: JOHN CENA
9. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho
Enzo and Colin Cassady have made the sort of impact not seen since, well, since KO walked on to Raw and destroyed John Cena.
This one really could go either way, but we’re just about edging for JeriKO because of their willingness to bend the rules if it suits.
Don’t expect that duo to stick together for TOO long though – even with a win it may not even last the night. Both the teams are very good now let see what will happen
PREDICTION: KEVIN QWENS & CHRIS JERICHO
10. Best of 7 Series Match 1: Cesaro vs. Sheamus
Sheamus has had an up-and-down time in the WWE of late – people forget that he held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship not that long ago.
Meanwhile, the Cesaro Section has only increased in size in recent months. After getting in each other’s faces one time too man. It’ll be closely fought over the seven matches, with wins going each way. But it’s the Swiss Superman who’ll get the first mark on the scoreboard and get things going.
11. Becky Lynch, Naomi and Carmella vs. Natalya and Alexa Bliss
NXT impressed midweek with a strong six-woman tag match introducing new talent and a returning Carmella and Alexa Bliss . We were always favouring the good guys for this one, and the numbers game means that trio should have no trouble turning over the badass blondes on the other side.
PREDICTION : NATALYA& ALEXA BLISS