The Biggest Party of The Summer is tonight, and it is a huge card. We have 13 matches to get through. So, let’s get to it!
Akira Tozawa (C) vs Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Last week Tozawa beat Neville as clean as can be in the middle of the ring, and for the life of me I can’t imagine that decision being reversed so quickly. Neville was great as the champ, and he has landed more than enough credibility to the title.. It’s time to see what someone else can do with it.
Prediction: Akira Tozawa
The New Day (C) vs The Usos
Since the Usos turned heel, and starting locking people up in the Uso Penitentiary, they have been at their most entertaining. However, New Day have been wonderful since the Superstar Shakeup, and the time off before their debut on Smackdown Live! They’ve had two great runs with the gold on the Red Brand, and I think a respectable run with the Blue Brand is something I’m excited for.
Prediction: New Day
The Miztourage vs The Hardy Boyz and Jason Jordan
I don’t know how House Hardy and the Angle’s progeny don’t win. Jason Jordan got a monster vote of confidence with the Angle story. Other Jordan is in line to get a Intercontinental Championship shot at some point, and this would be a huge set up for that.
Prediction The Hardy Boyz and Jason Jordan
Naomi (C) vs Natalya
Naomi just got a customized belt, and I can’t see her losing that so soon. Especially to Natalya. There wouldn’t be any reason for Natalya to take the belt off Naomi.
AJ Styles (C) vs Kevin Owens (Shane McMahon as Special Guest Referee)
I hate when titles are hot-shotted around. Styles and Owens have tossed this belt around 3 times, and I really don’t want their to be a 4th. The matches between these 2 have been a little underwhelming, but Id imagine that the addition of Shane McMahon will add quite a bit of drama to it. However, in the end Styles will hold the belt high.
Prediction: AJ Styles
Alexa Bliss (C) vs Sasha Banks
If they want to do a Women’s title change this will be the one they’d do. As good as Alexa Bliss has been on top, Sasha Banks would do wonders with a longer run with the belt. Though, I don’t know if they’d do that because almost everything Alexa Bliss has done with it the belt has been top-notch (I see you ‘This Is Your Life, Bayley’). Besides, don’t we all want to see Nia Jax demolish Bliss for the belt?
Prediction: Alexa Bliss
Cesaro and Sheamus vs Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
This might be the match that I personally am most excited for. The SHIELD reunion has been the best story going into Summerslam. Rollins and Ambrose are two main-event Universal Championship caliber guys, and if they want to keep telling this story (which I’d think they would), the belts need to switch here.
Prediction: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
John Cena vs Baron Corbin
This is the match I’m most confident of. Corbin got absolutely embarrassed on Tuesday. And though it is all his fault, he thinks its Cena’s. He needs to run though Cena like a dog with a bone. I want to see and End of Days though the announce table. Heads need to roll here. Give me a Deep Six on the exposed concrete. Give me something brutal.
Prediction: Baron Corbin
Randy Orton vs Rusev
Rusev needs a win here. Orton doesn’t need a win at all, ever again. Please just give Rusev something here.
Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor
Has Finn Balor lost a match clean since his call-up? If he has, I don’t remember. He’s the inaugural Universal Champion, and he just got doused in fake blood. He’s motivated as hell, and is brining out the Demon. I’ve enjoyed the feud between these two, and it’s a shame that Wyatt can’t win.
Prediction: Bray Wyatt
Big Show vs Big Cass (Enzo Amore in a shark cage)
The only thing that is stopping this for being a slam dunk victory for Big Cass is Enzo in a shark cage. This is screaming that Enzo will find a way to interfere. But, I don’t think that’ll be enough.
Prediction: Big Cass
Jinder Mahal (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura
I know that I’m in the minority on this one, but I’ve really enjoyed Mahal’s run at the top. He’s been an old-school heel champion. He’s cheated, and stolen, and the biggest tragedy of all, he brought back The Great Khali. Nakamura, on the other hand can do no wrong. H’e’s been as perfect as can be since beginning with NXT. Beating Mahal for the WWE Championship feels like the right move.
Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura
Brock Lesnar (C) vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe vs Braun Strowman
The one thing I do not want out of this show is Lesnar retaining. I’m tired of him with the belt, and it doesn’t make it feel more important. Just put it on any of the other guys, and bring Lesnar back on Monday, then not again until the build up to Survivor Series.
Now, who should win? It depends on what you want to see. The most over guy winning? Strowman. The most talented? Samoa Joe. The guy with the best story telling potential? Roman Reigns. And I am a Reigns guy here. Ever since he took out Undertaker, Reigns has been on fire. He deserves it, and he’s gotten so much better in every aspect over the last year or so. I’d love for Reigns to win here, just because I want a full-fledged SHIELD reunion. I want to see Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns all with their new gold in the ring, celebrating together.
Prediction: Roman Reigns