The WWE SummerSlam 2016 match card is quickly taking shape with the event less than three weeks away. Here are the latest rumors and updated match card surrounding the WWE’s biggest event of the summer.
- Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
The build up for the Lesnar vs. Orton match has been very entertaining. It started with a good segment at WWE Battleground with Orton taking a shot at Lesnar with his “no enhancement needed” line.
In this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Paul Heyman delivered his usual spine-tingling promo to hype the match. The Viper literally came out of nowhere to hit an RKO on The Beast.
However, Lesnar got his revenge the next night on SmackDown Live when he gave Orton an F5. According to Cageside Seats, The Beast is still expected to win but his recent failed drug test has the WWE second-guessing the outcome of the match.
- Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship
The WWE surprised a lot when Finn Balor defeated Roman Reigns to earn the right to face Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship. The Demon got the upper hand this past week on Raw during their first face-to-face confrontation.
Expect The Architect to retaliate next week against his newest rival. The outcome of this match is still unpredictable but the fans are real winners in this match. Rollins vs. Balor is expected to steal the night and have a Match of the Year contender.
- Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE World Championship
Dolph Ziggler was able to hold on to his shot at Dean Ambrose and the WWE World championship when he defeated Bray Wyatt this week on SmackDown. According to Daily DDT, Ziggler needs to turn heel to make this feud with Ambrose more entertaining.
- Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for the WWE Women’s Championship
Despite reports of Charlotte requesting some time off, she will be getting a rematch at WWE SummerSlam 2016 to regain the WWE Women’s championship from Sasha Banks. This week on Raw, Charlotte pinned Sasha during their mixed tag team match with Chris Jericho and Enzo Amore, respectively.
- John Cena vs. A.J. Styles
As expected by many, John Cena vs. A.J. Styles II will happen at WWE SummerSlam 2016. In the recent episode of SmackDown, both superstars traded shots at each other that led to the match’s official announcement.
- The Miz vs. Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental Championship
Apollo Crews became the No. 1 contender for the Intercontinental title after defeating Kalisto and Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat Match. After the match, The Miz got involved with the three superstars with Corbin being the last man standing.
The WWE still has two more weeks to continue the story that will lead to this being a Fatal 4-Way match. On the other hand, here are some of the rumored matches that could be added to the WWE SummerSlam 2016 match card.
- The New Day vs. Karl Anderson vs. Luke Gallows for the WWE Tag Team Championships
The New Day defeated Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows this week on Raw but the former NJPW stars attacked the champions afterward. They were able to take out all the members of The New Day and possibly injuring Big E’s private parts.
- Rusev vs. Roman Reigns for the United States Championship
The demotion of Roman Reigns to the midcard has begun when he came out to confront Rusev after his match against Mark Henry on Raw. Many fans were hoping that Kurt Angle will come out since the US champion was insulting America.
Nevertheless, Reigns going after the US title is good for his career, as well as Rusev. The Guy can make the title more relevant while The Bulgarian Brute can finally step into the main event scene.
- Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens
This week on Raw, Chris Jericho was confronted by Enzo Amore with the two being involved in a mixed tag team match. In a backstage segment, Jericho said that Kevin Owens has his back just like Enzo has Big Cass.
Other matches that could be added to the already stacked card for WWE SummerSlam 2016 include a match for SmackDown’s Women’s championship and Raw’s possible Cruiserweight title.
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