WWE SummerSlam Preview and Predictions
Here is Vigilante Sports Talk’s preview and predictions for WWE’s summer spectacular, SummerSlam 2015. With everything from an elimination divas match, to Arrow competing in the squared circle, SummerSlam should deliver on the massive event it is advertised as.
Stephen Amell (Green Arrow) and Neville vs. Stardust and Barrett
WWE got a late start on this feud, but I think it’s going to pay off at SummerSlam. Due to Stardust’s father’s passing, RIP Dusty, the story began much later than expected. The brawl on RAW was entertaining, but what caught my eye was the ease that Amell entered the ring apron area, and the ring itself. This isn’t going to be like so many of the “celebrity draws” in sports entertainment’s history. I think that Amell is going to surprise the universe, and bring some atheticism to his appearance. In the end, I can’t see WWE booking this in a way that has Amell losing, so I am going with Amell getting the win over Barrett in a surprisingly entertaining match.
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: AMELL PINS BARRETT AFTER NEVILLE’S RED ARROW.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat Match
Big Show vs. Ryback vs. The Miz
I think this will be the weakest match of the night. Sad thing is, that there are two former WWE Champions involved in this match. A month ago this match should have taken place, at Battleground. Due to Ryback’s staph infection, the match was suspended. In all honesty, this entire concept should have been scrapped. I would have much rather seen Owens and Cesaro added to this match instead of Show and Miz. Miz has gained some heat from his stint on Tough Enough, and Ryback has definitely lost some momentum after being off TV for almost an entire month. I think if the title changes hands, it’ll be taken by The Miz. I could see Miz winning it, then using the Tough Enough winner, like he did Alex Riley. That would allow the T.E. winner to be showcased on TV soon. My official prediction is The Miz, in some shady way.
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: THE MIZ PINS BIG SHOW AFTER RYBACK SHELLSHOCK.
Divas Elimination Match 3 vs. 3 vs. 3
Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. vs. Team P.C.B.
This is a continuation of WWE attempting to cash-in on the “divas revolution”. I have been impressed with the NXT arrivals, and am intrigued by the way this match has come along. It has been well developed by the writers, which is a strange thing to say about WWE’s creative team. I look for whoever wins this match to gain the WWE Divas’ Championship opportunity at the next PPV. I think Charlotte wins this match, possibly as the last diva standing, and she may even defeat Nikki Bella by clean means. Official prediction is Charlotte over Nikki Bella, and captures the victory for Team P.C.B.
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE PINS NIKKI TO WIN.
Family vs. Family
Ambrose and Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper
This is the hardest match of the night to call for me personally. I think that since his mini-push in the spring, Ambrose has been the most underutilized workers on the roster, and Reigns still doesn’t seem to be progressing up the card as he should be. Is this match a boost for the two of them, or will the Wyatt’s get back on track. At the end of the day, I see Reigns and Ambrose walking away as victors here. Who else would love to see Reigns and Ambrose team up in the tag division? It seems like a logical move for them right now, the tag division is in a poor place. Just some food for thought, could Erick Rowan return during this match? I know he’s injured, but I haven’t heard much about it recently. It could be a surprise return.
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: REIGNS PINS WYATT IN A HARD-HITTING BATTLE.
WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal Four Way Match
Primetime Players vs. The New Day vs. Los Matadores vs. Lucha Dragons
I am going to battle my head against my heart on this one. First off, PTP have had the championships about two months too long. That’s right, for those of you counting, they should’ve never held them. I think they’re weak champions, I have not been entertained by the tag division since Cesaro and Kidd dropped the belts. So, with all that said, I think that PTP doesn’t get pinned, yet still lose the belts. Look for the Lucha Dragons to get a bunch of high spots, especially against The New Day, but get screwed somehow. For me, it’s a toss up, The New Day or Lucha Dragons. I think that The New Day pins the Lucha Dragons and become repeat tag champs. My head says
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: KOFI KINGSTON PINS KALISTO FOR THE WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
Easily the mid-card match of the night, expect these two to steal the show early on. For a wrestling fan, this will be a treat. I hope this doesn’t finish cleanly, only to lead on to an iron man match of some kind at a future PPV. Don’t miss this one, no matter the finish, it’ll be entertaining. These men are the future.
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: CESARO WINS VIA DISQUALIFICATION, BUT OWENS WALKS OUT, CESARO IS WHEELED OUT.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
Snooze. I can’t even believe this is on the card. I’d be more intrigued if Sheamus was left off the card completely, biding his time until the end of the Rollins/Cena match. Sheamus will be booked like a loser until he cashes in, so another PPV rolls around, and another match with Orton. I’m begging WWE writers, if you read this, please, please, PLEASE at least make this match for the briefcase, or give it a legitimately spectacular gimmick. SOMETHING DIFFERENT, I’M SO TIRED WITH SHEAMUS VS. ORTON!
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: ORTON WINS VIA RKO AND PIN, THIS WILL NOT BE THE LAST TIME YOU SEE SHEAMUS AT SUMMERSLAM.
Title for Title
John Cena (United States Champion) vs. Seth Rollins (WWE World Heavyweight Champion)
This will be a great match, Cena has had time to heal from his broken nose, and Rollins’ mouth has kept the heat on this matchup. Cena will bring it, Rollins will answer, and pick up an extremely hard-fought victory becoming the WWE United States Champion while also being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. After the win, Sheamus will cash in on Rollins somehow, it’d be gold if Triple H screws Rollins. If this is done correctly, it could re-shuffle the entire deck in WWE. Rollins could walk out United States Champion as a face, but no longer WWE Champ, Cena walks out championshipless, Sheamus walks out the new face of the WWE, and The Authority has a new dominant man to build around. It could be awesome, I’m just looking forward to seeing where WWE goes with this one.
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: ROLLINS PINS CENA, SHEAMUS CASHES IN SUCCESSFULLY. ROLLINS WINS THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT LOSES THE WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
The Beast vs. The Phenom. Not much more needs to be said, I was sold on this match after just eight words. “I’m gonna kill you!”, responded with “You’re gonna have to!” This will be a monstrous battle, a destructive demolition derby of two WWE legends. Enjoy, this will be the beginning of Undertaker’s last ride that will end at AT&T Stadium in Dallas 2016. I think Taker wins this match clean. It’ll be retribution for WrestleMania, but what I don’t know is what’ll happen after the match. Kane could return, Balor could make a debut, anything could happen. It’ll be interesting, don’t miss it.
OFFICIAL PREDICTION: UNDERTAKER WINS VIA PINFALL OVER LESNAR. KANE INTERFERES AND ASSISTS THE UNDERTAKER.