SummerSlam by a numbers: A match-by-match preview
August 18, 2016 - WWE
The 29th annual WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view takes place on Sunday during a Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Since a initial SummerSlam in 1988, a eventuality has been hold in 13 opposite states, as good as one eventuality any in England (1992) and Canada (2004). This is a second true year that SummerSlam has taken place in Brooklyn (with during slightest one some-more year in Brooklyn guaranteed); a Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted a eventuality from 2009 by 2014.
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
Despite both superstars debuting on a WWE categorical register in 2002, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton have never faced off during a WWE pay-per-view event.
SummerSlam was an critical eventuality for both early on in their careers; Lesnar degraded The Rock for his initial WWE. Championship during SummerSlam in 2002, apropos a youngest universe champion in WWE story (25). Two years after during SummerSlam in 2004, Orton pennyless Lesnar’s record, winning a universe heavyweight championship during a age of 24.
This will be Lesnar’s fifth uninterrupted SummerSlam appearance, tied for second-longest active strain in a WWE; John Cena has a record, as 2016 will be his 13th true SummerSlam appearance.
This will be Orton’s 12th career SummerSlam appearance, fourth-most in WWE history.
Lesnar competed in a categorical eventuality during SummerSlam 3 of a final 4 years; he could tie The Undertaker for second-most if this compare closes a show.
Roman Reigns in 2014.
SummerSlam will be a initial compare of a best-of-seven array between Cesaro and Sheamus. This will be a third one-on-one assembly during a WWE pay-per-view eventuality between these two; Sheamus degraded Cesaro during both Payback and Night of Champions in 2014, and both matches were for a United States championship.
Cesaro’s initial career WWE pay-per-view compare occurred during SummerSlam in 2012, when he degraded Santino Marella for a United States championship, and he stays a usually luminary in WWE story to win that pretension in his WWE pay-per-view debut. Cesaro has not won during SummerSlam since.
Cesaro has not won a pay-per-view compare given returning from a shoulder damage a night after WrestleMania 32 (0-3).
Sheamus has won any of his final dual SummerSlam matches, defeating Alberto Del Rio in 2012 and Orton in 2015. Sheamus has also never been pinned or submitted during SummerSlam. His dual career waste occurred by DQ (to Orton in 2010) and by countout (to Mark Henry in 2011).