It’s time for the biggest party of the summer. There are some very interesting matches and the PPV has potential to be fantastic.
Below are the predictions for the WWE SummerSlam.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Drew Gulak (C) vs Oney Lorcan
Kicking off the card (most likely on the pre-show) is Drew Gulak defending his Cruiserweight Championship against Oney Lorcan. This one will be short, I don’t see any reason why Oney Lorcan should win the Championship. Drew is the best wrestler on 205 Live and while Oney Lorcan is good, Drew retaining makes the most sense. That being said, I don’t see who should take the title off of Drew, but nonetheless his reign will continue.
Drew Gulak retains the Cruiserweight Championship.
Goldberg vs Dolph Ziggler
I can’t believe I am excited for this match. However, this is another straight forward match to predict. There is no way Dolph Ziggler will beat Goldberg on Sunday. I think Goldberg feels a need to redeem himself after his awful match with Undertaker in Saudi Arabia. Goldberg will go out there, Dolph will sell amazingly, and we will all forget about that dreadful match. This’ll be a fun match and if it is placed in the first quarter of the card, will get the Toronto crowd excited.
Goldberg def. Dolph Ziggler.
Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor
Speaking of matches I can’t wait for, Bray Wyatt has been one of the best parts of Raw for the past couple months without wrestling a match. Wyatt has always been a missed opportunity in my opinion, a fantastic character without the booking required to make him a star. However, with his new character’s of The Fiend and the Firefly Funhouse Bray brought life back into his character and how, he has so much steam behind him. He’s also been booked to perfection, taking out Finn, Mick, and Kurt, stealing the Mandible Claw in the process.
We are getting regular Finn Balor, not the Demon, which leads me to believe Bray will absolutely win this match. I hope Bray dominates Finn and sends him on the vacation he’s going on behind the scenes. If done correctly, this will launch Bray into the upper mid-card scene and he will keep getting wins. Bray might be WWE’s best character right now, and he needs to win this match.
Bray Wyatt def. Finn Balor.
Kevin Owens vs Shane McMahon
This is another easy match to predict, but It will be fun. Kevin is putting his career on the line which mean’s he will obviously win. Owens is picking up a lot of steam after the past few weeks and I think if he goes out and dominates Shane, he will become a star. Say what you want about Shane, but he puts it all out there when he wrestles and I think he will make Owens look like a million bucks here. After a fun match, Kevin Owens will definitely win and maybe even attack Shane after the bell to get himself even more heat.
Kevin Owens def. Shane McMahon.
United States Championship: AJ Styles (C) vs Ricochet
This one is a hard match to predict, one of the hardest on the card in my opinion. Ricochet is one of WWE’s biggest up and coming stars, and AJ just formed the OC with Gallows and Anderson. This comes down to Ricochet suffering another big loss, or AJ and the OC looking a bit weak on their first big 4 PPV.
I am going with Styles to retain his championship for a couple reasons. While this loss does suck a bit for Ricochet, it won’t hurt him much in the long run. He is one of those guys that does not suffer too much from losses. On the other side of things, The OC was just formed and I think they should look extremely dominant in the weeks to come. It makes the most sense for AJ to retain, and keep the faction’s momentum going into whatever is next.
AJ Styles retains the United States Championship.
Charlotte Flair vs Trish Stratus
Then in our second legends match of the night, Trish Stratus will take on Charlotte Flair. I personally can’t wait for this match, Trish has looked fantastic the past couple times we’ve seen her in the ring. I do believe Charlotte will win this though, and we will see a passing of the torch moment. Selfishly, I would love for Trish to win then go on and have a few more matches, but this match 100% seems like it’s there to pass the torch. While I do think there are others that could’ve benefited more from a win over Trish, it does make perfect sense for Charlotte to be in this spot.
I think these two will surprise a lot of people and will have one of the best matches of the night!
Charlotte Flair def. Trish Stratus.
Smackdown Women’s Championship: Bayley (C) vs Ember Moon
This one should be hard for me to pick, but it’s not. Ember Moon has been given zero shine or momentum heading into this match, and it seems pretty obvious Bayley will retain here. It is really a shame that this match is not bigger than it is, and it’s an even bigger shame that Ember most likely won’t win. While WWE could have a shock title win here, I wouldn’t bet against Bayley. If Ember had been showcased more and been given a more prominent spot over the past couple week, I wouldn’t be as certain, but this outcome is obvious.
Bayley retains the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Raw Women’s Championship Submission Match: Becky Lynch (C) vs Natalya
It is a shame that both Women’s Championship matches on this card are obvious, but they are. Also I need to get it off my chest, I hate this match. Natalya was given this spot because she’s Canadian (even though she’s from the other side of Canada). She is a criminally underrated wrestler, but her character is Cat Lady that is part of the Hart Family and it is not compelling at all. Becky will win this match and I hope it’s fast.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have an open mind and I hope this match surprises me, but I’m not feeling it.
Becky Lynch retains the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
WWE Championship: Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton
Now the idea of Randy Orton fighting for the WWE Championship in 2019 should be boring, right? Wrong. They have carried on their story from Kofi’s push in 2009 and incorporated all the dirt sheet rumours that Randy held him back. This build has been perfect, as somebody that was a little kid when that story was happening. I love that they are continuing it.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if Kofi’s reign would last this long, but boy am I glad I was wrong. He has been one of the most consistent champions in WWE lately. I am extremely excited for this match and honestly, I am not against Randy winning here. I do believe Kofi will retain however. This could go either way and that excites me a lot. I love when championship matches aren’t totally predictable.
Kofi Kingston retains the WWE Championship.
Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (C) vs Seth Rollins
Now we get to our main event, oh boy have they fumbled Seth Rollins. I’m a fan of Seth, but man his character has been booked into the ground. The storyline of him and Becky’s relationship has hurt both of them and he has not recovered. Brock is showing up on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and I am honestly loving it. I love Seth and I want him to have a hot story going into a match challenging for the Universal Championship, but he has not had that.
I don’t think the level of his story has made him winning the championship desirable or a big moment for the fans. Honestly, Brock retaining is the better decision here, Seth’s character needs some serious re-building before he wins the title again. I think Brock should retain, which I never thought I would say.
Brock Lesnar retains the Universal Championship.
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