WWE SummerSlam 2018 matches, card, date, location, start time, PPV rumors, predictions
July 17, 2018 - WWE
The second-biggest WWE pay-per-view any year, SummerSlam is going down this year on Sunday, Aug. 19 live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. And deliberation a significance of a uncover to WWE, it should be no warn that a initial dual matches requisitioned for a label engage dual of a company’s highest-paid talents in Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey.
The four-hour event, that could simply run longer as a label could enclose as many as 15 matches, will start during 7 p.m. ET with a kickoff uncover that starts one hour progressing during 6 p.m. CBS Sports will be previewing SummerSlam any week until a eventuality begins, so keep it sealed here for all of your WWE information and research as we conduct towards a large show.
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2018 WWE SummerSlam matches
Universal Championship — Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns and/or Bobby Lashley: Lesnar will urge his pretension for a initial time given Apr 27 opposite a yet-to-be-determined opponent. With Lesnar looking toward competing in UFC, it will be engaging to see possibly he drops a championship during this eventuality or maybe a subsequent night on Raw. Reigns and Lashley will quarrel for a No. 1 contendership on Monday, though that also means there’s a possibility both are in a match.
Raw Women’s Championship — Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey: The boon for a months-long argument that began when Bliss cashed in her Money in a Bank briefcase during Rousey’s pretension compare opposite Nia Jax, this competence be a large impulse for Rousey and a WWE women’s division.
2018 WWE SummerSlam label predictions
These are all projected matches formed on stream storylines. None have been strictly announced during this time.
WWE Championship — AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe: With Styles already carrying left by Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev — and with Samoa Joe absent from radio notwithstanding being healthy — this creates all too most sense.
John Cena vs. The Undertaker: Cena and Taker have not seemed on WWE TV given a Greatest Royal Rumble, and there is some unprepared business on Cena’s finish after a discerning detriment he suffered during WrestleMania 34. This could be a second compare of a trilogy profitable off during WrestleMania 35 if WWE wants to go in that direction.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz: It would not be a warn to see this years-long argument feverishness adult in a vital approach as a trail to SummerSlam comes into focus. This could be one of a tip matches on a label if built right.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley: Though a storyline got even some-more involved a night after Extreme Rules, eventually it usually creates clarity for them to finally go head-to-head in Brooklyn, a plcae of their epic NXT women’s championship match.
Intercontinental Championship — Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Finn Balor: After impressing in his triple hazard compare for a possibility during a No. 1 contendership for a concept title, Balor would container ideally into a midcard pretension design opposite Ziggler, and it would be a extensive event for him to take a strap. This could also be a multi-man compare or even a ladder compare deliberation how many Raw wrestlers competence be left off a label otherwise.
United States Championship — Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton: The warn lapse of Orton during Extreme Rules confused Nakamura and resulted in some pain for Hardy’s nether region. Considering a heel vs. heel compare would not make sense, a triple hazard seems to make a lot of sense.
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch: Unless they hang with Asuka, who has been on a brief finish of Carmella’s heel strategy twice, Lynch appears to be primed for a pretension event interjection to her flourishing winning streak.
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre: Some tragedy was apparent Monday night on Raw, generally after McIntyre helped cost Rollins an intercontinental pretension win during his iron male compare opposite Ziggler during Extreme Rules.
No predictions nonetheless for possibly set of tab group champions, Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, Elias, Rusev, Asuka, Nia Jax, New Day, The Usos or SAnitY, among others.