SummerSlam Preview 08.15.20
Summerslam is coming up in one week and will take place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. There have been rumors that there may be fans interacting that is similar to the NBA but cannot confirm at this time. However, it will be the 33rd event under its chronology. The motto of this year's Summerslam is "You'll Never See It Coming." If that is the case, what surprises can we see in the following match cards:
WWE Championship - Drew McIntyre (C) vs. Randy Orton.
It will be the first Summerslam event for Drew McIntyre. He accepted the challenge from Orton and received a surprised RKO after defeating Dolph Ziggler to retain his title.
On the other side, Randy Orton has been on fire. The Legend Killer took out Edge, Christian, The Big Show, and possibly Ric Flair. He has won six straight matches. Orton's overall record in Summerslam is 7-6-1 and 5-1-1 in championship bouts. Orton has successfully taken titles away from Daniel Bryan, Christian, and Chris Benoit.
When following the motto to this event, you have to wonder about Ric Flair. Was the attack by Orton planned? Flair wants Orton to break his record. By winning this match, Orton will be a 14-time champion, tied second with Triple H. Only Flair and John Cena has won 16 times (Cena won it all in WWE).
*Prediction - Randy Orton favored.
Universal Championship -Braun Strowman (C) vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt.
After the Wyatt Swamp Fight at Extreme Rules, The Fiend unleashed from underwater and sought the Universal title. The Fiend drew out Strowman from wherever he was supposedly hiding in the swamp by attacking Alexa Bliss. The rivalry is so intense that it leaves us to believe that we will most likely not see something coming out of this match.
*Prediction - The Fiend favored. Alexa Bliss could be the superstar to make a difference here.
Raw Women's Championship - Sasha Banks (C) vs. Asuka.
Banks defeated Asuka two weeks after Extreme Rules with Stephanie McMahon's stipulation. Bayley assisted by attacking Kairi Sane. It resulted in Asuka to leave the match, counted out, to support her beloved friend. Asuka seeks revenge and will do so at no cost to take back what belongs to her.
Smackdown Women's Championship - Bayley (C) vs. Asuka
However, Asuka has an additional task. She won the Smackdown Battle Royal to be the number one contender for the title by eliminating Shayna Baszler. She will perform double duties and seek to become a two-belt empress.
**Asuka wins both titles.
Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio
The slow and long-awaited match will finally happen. Mysterio's official first match is the hardest level in his career. The Monday Night Messiah is 5-1 with victories over Brock Lesnar, John Cena and a tremendous match in a loss to Finn Balor. Should Mysterio pull an upset, it would be something that you wouldn't see coming.
Could the LWO (Latin World Order) form a faction that was once led by Eddie Guerrero? Would Murphy turn on Seth Rollins? How about Samoa Joe coming out of the commentator booth and help Mysterio win?
*Prediction - Seth Rollins favored.
Raw Tag Team Championship - Street Profits vs. Andrade & Angel Garza
Andrade and Angel Garza have been the most active tag teams on Raw. They have handled their business despite what goes on between themselves. Like all relationships, it is ever perfect and they found a way to be synchronized. On the other hand, Montez Ford passed out in the ring during a match. Doctors claimed that he was poisoned. Bianca Belair believed that Zelina Vega had something to do with Ford's condition. She settled it in the ring, but that still does not tell us who did it.
So here is my take on all this: Demi Burnett is a television personality talent that found her way into the WWE. She was seen for two straight episodes flirting with Angel Garza and Ivar from the Viking Raiders. Burnett crossed path with Zelina Vega and it was not good. With Burnett's knowledge, could she had planned to get back at Vega by poisoning Ford and create a domino effect that led Belair to assume it was Vega? In the HHWShow Podcast, Ovi Muniz stated that it could probably be Belair, who poisoned her man.
*Prediction - Angel Garza and Andrade favored
United States Championship - Apollo Crews (C) vs. MVP
Apollo Crews has dominated MVP in every match. However, the last match created up of excuses by MVP. He blames the malfunction of the lights, disrupted his flow in the ring, and cost him to take back his title. The good thing about this match is that it will no longer be at the Performance Center.
*Prediction - Apollo Crews retain
Hair vs. Hair - Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose.
One of the hottest storylines in WWE and it is benefiting from seeing these two superstars battle. When you think about this match, the Brutus Beefcake and Dino Bravo match come to mind. And, the moment when Donald Trump shaved Vince McMahon's head. Both Deville and Rose would love to win their match and make the other bald.
*Mandy Rose favored.
Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin
Riddle is 4-1 since his call up to Smackdown. In contrast, King Corbin has been on a downslope since winning the crown. Corbin issued a King's ransom to eliminate Riddle but somehow could not make a profit.
*Matt Riddle favored.
The HHWShow Podcast will be broadcasting live on Facebook and Twitter and announce their prediction for each match. Tune in on Tuesday, August 18, 08:00p.m. EST/07:00p.m. CST.