The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the SummerSlam show set to take place on Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This will mark the second time in as many years the company will hold this event in the area, as its becoming the new tradition to run three straight nights in the building with various shows.
We’re now just one week out from showtime and the card is all but filled out.
– Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor (Universal championship)
Balor made his debut on the WWE main roster and immediately won a Fatal 4-Way to get into a main event singles match against Roman Reigns for top contender status to the newly created universal championship. He won that match too, earning him this shot. He’s since stood toe-to-toe with Rollins and looked every bit the part of a top star.
– Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler (WWE championship)
Ziggler won a six-pack challenge on the first episode of SmackDown post-draft and that made him the top contender for the title. No, your calendar isn’t wrong, it definitely is 2016. He followed that up by putting that spot on the line against Bray Wyatt and scoring a pinfall victory.
– Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (Women’s championship)
Banks won her first women’s championship on Raw weeks back and this is where Charlotte will get her chance to win the belt back. On this past Monday night’s episode of Raw, Sasha defeated Dana Brooke to ensure she cannot be ringside for the match.
– Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
Because they were drafted to different brands, WWE decided to go with the invasion angle right away. It’s worked well, all things considered. They’ve also utilized the sit down interviews that Lesnar is so good at.
– The Miz vs. Apollo Crews (Intercontinental championship)
A triple threat match pitting Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto vs. Crews was held on SmackDown and, of course, Crews emerged victorious to earn this match.
– John Cena vs. AJ Styles
They’ve been headed for this dating back to Money in the Bank in June when Styles won the first singles match thanks to help from The Club. When Cena leveled the playing field by bringing in Enzo & Big Cass at Battleground, he scored a pinfall win. Now it’s time to settle the score.
– The New Day vs. The Club (Tag team championship)
Big E had his peen injured so it will be Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston left to defend the titles against Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
– Roman Reigns vs. Rusev (US championship)
Lana and Rusev were attempting to celebrate their recent wedding when Reigns came out to ruin it. Somehow, he got a title shot out of doing this.
– Enzo & Big Cass vs. JeriKO
Chris Jericho interrupted Enzo Amore while he was trying to hook up with Sasha Banks. Because Enzo has Big Cass backing him up, Jericho got Kevin Owens — who really just volunteered — to back him. They talked some trash, so now here we are.