WWE SummerSlam 2016 is will be this Sunday, August 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the match card is stacked. Here are the latest rumors and final match card of the biggest event of the summer.
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
The road to Lesnar vs. Orton has been entertaining and the outcome of the match points out to The Beast winning. However, rumors are quickly spreading that Bill Goldberg could be interfering in the match to set up an even bigger match at WrestleMania 33.
Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
The Demon King surprisingly made its debut this past week on Monday Night Raw. It got a lot of people talking, overshadowing the fan incident during Seth Rollins’ promo. According to Bleacher Report, Finn Balor should beat Rollins to become the first-ever WWE Universal Champion in history.
Dean Ambrose (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE World Championship
In this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler had an entertaining segment on Miz TV. It made the WWE World Championship more meaningful but expect Ambrose to retain his championship.
John Cena vs. A.J. Styles
John Cena has the momentum heading into WWE SummerSlam 2016 after hitting the Attitude Adjustment on A.J. Styles to end SmackDown. However, Cena is expected to miss a couple of months to film season two of “American Grit.”
According to Cageside Seats, Styles may end up getting over Cena at SummerSlam that will set up a feud with the WWE World Champion. Top officials of the WWE are currently high on Styles and they may finally let Cena put over somebody.
Rusev (C) vs. Roman Reigns for the United States Championship
Roman Reigns defeated Rusev in a non-title match in this week’s main event of Raw. It was actually a pretty good match that might have given away the outcome of their match this Sunday.
Rusev losing on TV means he could be retaining the United States championship at WWE SummerSlam 2016. The WWE might still punish Reigns by not putting a title on him a month after his suspension ended.
The Miz (C) vs. Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental Championship
The buildup for the Intercontinental championship match between The Miz and Apollo Crews has been underwhelming. The Miz is one of the best characters on WWE TV this year and it might not be the right time to give Crews a title run without developing his gimmick.
Sasha Banks (C) vs. Charlotte for the WWE Women’s Championship
Dana Brooke is banned from ringside which means Sasha Banks and Charlotte will be wrestling with no interference. The two women are expected to put on a great show that could steal WWE SummerSlam 2016.
The New Day (C) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the WWE Tag Team Championships
Big E is still out but Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods came out on top in this week’s episode of Raw. There is a big possibility that The New Day could drop the Tag Team titles at WWE SummerSlam 2016. It will lead to a good run for Gallows & Anderson before Enzo Amore and Big Cass gets their shot.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens
It will be a homecoming for Enzo Amore and Big Cass while Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens are there to spoil all the fun. Expect this tag team match to open the show and set the tone for the rest of WWE SummerSlam 2016.
Cesaro vs. Sheamus in the First Match of their Best of Seven Series
Cesaro is in-line for a big push and it will start by winning the Best of Seven Series against Sheamus. This feud will run for another month or two before Cesaro gets traded to SmackDown as his shoot turned into storyline culminates, per Daily Wrestling News.
Becky Lynch, Carmella & Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss, Eva Marie & Natalya
Finally, a Six-Woman Tag Team Match of all the female superstars on SmackDown. Expect Eva Marie to come up with another excuse to not wrestle this match.
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