WWE SummerSlam 2017: Braun Strowman Defeating Brock Lesnar And 5 Smart Booking Decisions
August 20, 2017 - WWE
WWE SummerSlam 2017 is a pivotal pay-per-view that contingency continue Raw’s momentum and spin things around for SmackDown.
One code has Brock Lesnar fortifying a Universal Championship opposite Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe while a other has Jinder Mahal competing for a WWE title. That unequivocally sums adult a disproportion in peculiarity between WWE’s dual flagship shows in new months, with Raw on a massive viewership upswing and SmackDown continuing to see a numbers struggle despite being on a highway to a No. 2 pay-per-view of a year.
There are rumors of another “Superstar Shakeup” entrance after SummerSlam and gibberish that John Cena is expected relocating to Raw, and with football deteriorate coming and WWE viewership given plunge in a fall, a artistic group contingency lift out all a stops in sequence to make SummerSlam an memorable show. If that doesn’t happen, a red code might see a new prohibited strain come to an finish while a blue code could continue to see a large downturn in quality.
In further to compare quality, a success of SummerSlam will count mostly on a booking.
Here are 5 intelligent engagement decisions WWE contingency make during SummerSlam in sequence to set adult both Raw and SmackDown for a brighter future.
Carmella Cashes In
The debate per Carmella’s ancestral win during Money in a Bank resulted in utterly a boost for SmackDown.
The post-MITB book of SmackDown had a large 25% increase from a prior part while a following week’s episode, that featured Carmella winning a briefcase for a second time, increased nonetheless again to 2.603 million viewers. In fact, a latter generated a blue brand’s best viewership given a Apr 11th “Superstar Shakeup” part and even surfaced a part that featured a rarely expected dream compare between John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Translation: Carmella’s heel impression has gotten over, and story suggests that carrying her work in a headlining purpose will boost viewership and bother seductiveness in a blue brand’s women’s division.
Carmella is still holding onto that desired Money in a Bank briefcase, and recent betting odds advise that she unequivocally good could money in that agreement and turn a new SmackDown Women’s Champion during SummerSlam. Given a rather walking argument between Naomi and Natalya, and a hum (and ensuing viewership increases) Carmella’s dual MITB wins created, it stands to reason that WWE would be creation a intelligent preference if Carmella cashes in that briefcase during WWE’s biggest celebration of a summer.
John Cena And Randy Orton Do The Honors
At SummerSlam, John Cena will take on Baron Corbin while Randy Orton will conflict Rusev in dual matches that should be all about building toward WWE’s future.
Considering Cena’s recent comments about timid soon and Orton’s rather muted pay-per-view performances in 2017 (not to discuss his standing as rather of a part-timer), there is no genuine long-term advantage to possibly luminary winning during SummerSlam. Rusev is someone who has spent many of his career putting other stars over and could unequivocally advantage from defeating someone like Orton during a marquee pay-per-view while Corbin is someone WWE should be building a destiny around.
WWE officials had reportedly noticed Corbin as a vital star who has a intensity to be an even bigger star than Braun Strowman, and as someone who has nonetheless to have a marquee win over a tip star like Cena, Corbin can concrete himself as a tip man by picking adult a career-defining feat over Cena, who has usually mislaid purify to 13 superstars over a past 10 years. After all, a win over Cena would be pivotal in erasing a stink of Corbin’s unsuccessful Money in a Bank cash-in on final week’s SmackDown, though reported backstage feverishness on “The Lone Wolf” might forestall that from indeed happening.
A feat over Cena played a pivotal purpose in a ascent of stars like Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles and CM Punk, and it could positively do a same for Corbin. Likewise, Rusev pulling off a feat over Orton could go a prolonged approach toward the blue code substantiating a tip heels it desperately needs.