WWE SummerSlam Preview – Wrestling News Today
SummerSlam is one of the Big 4 Pay-Per-Views in the WWE calendar. SummerSlam is the tentpole event in the wrestling world that defines the next few months of action until Survivor Series this fall. Since quarantine has started, live wrestling has changed drastically. This year's event will take place inside the Amway Center in Orlando in the newly constructed, state-of-the-art ThunderDome! So whether you're a die-hard smark or a semi-interested casual fan. I'm here to catch you up on the matches heading into Summer Slam!
SummerSlam takes place on Sunday, Aug. 23, and will stream live on the WWE Network. The event will begin at 7 p.m. ET, with the Kickoff Show leading us into the annual festivities at 6 p.m.
2020 WWE SummerSlam matches
WWE Championship -- Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton: It's an odd time to be champion in the crowd less arena era. McIntyre has been cutting fire promos lately, but Orton has too. The Viper has been destroying legends left and right. Pick: Randy Orton
Universal Championship -- Braun Strowman (c) vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt: The Wyatt family reunion has turned Braun back into the Monster. What will The Fiend have up his sleeve? Pick: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
Raw Women's Championship -- Sasha Banks (c) vs. Asuka: Banks picked up a questionable win over Asuka on July 27 to win the championship. The bout was contested with the title able to change hands via count out or disqualification. Asuka ran from the ring when Bayley was shown brutally attacking Kairi Sane backstage, losing the title by count-out in the process. I think the Boss & Hug connection cheats to win. Pick: Sasha Banks
SmackDown Women's Championship -- Bayley (c) vs. Asuka: Bayley and Sasha have been a rocky road lately unsure of the intentions of the other. I think this match might be the straw that breaks the camels back. Bayley has been unsuccessful with Asuka, and no one is ready for Asuka. Pick: Asuka
Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio (Street Fight): The Son of the 619 makes his debut against the man who has been torturing his family. Mysterio is set for SummerSlam after Rollins removed Rey Mysterio's eyeball at Extreme Rules. The stakes were raised with the announcement that this grudge match will officially be a street fight. Pick: Dominik Mysterio
Raw Tag Team Championship -- The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade & Angel Garza: Andrade and Garza haven't been working on the same page recently. After being poisoned The Street Profits have more motivation than ever. Pick: The Street Profits
United States Championship -- Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP: With "The Hurt Business banded from ringside I think Crews will retain. Look out for MVP's shenanigans to take advantage to edge it out for him. Pick: MVP
Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose (NO DQ; Loser leaves WWE): Originally scheduled to be a hair vs. hair match between the two rivals, the stakes were raised just two nights before SummerSlam. Deville, in another spectacular promo, laid down a new challenge in which the match would now be no disqualification -- with the loser being forced to leave the company. Pick: Mandy Rose