As noted on Monday night, this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view will be a loaded show and will run 4+ hours. The Kickoff show will run 2 hours and will have a special start time of 5 pm eastern on the WWE Network. Jerry “The King” Lawler, Renee Young, David Otunga will join Renee Young and Peter Rosenthal on the panel.
I think it’s obvious what the plans are for John Cena but for those of you that have asked, Cena is expected to face Baron Corbin on the show. That match should be announced tonight on Smackdown Live. By the way, if you missed it, click here to read what is scheduled for tonight’s show.
Also, next Monday is the Raw go-home show for SummerSlam so the remaining matches (Raw Women’s Championship and Raw Tag Team Championship) should be finalized by then.
Here is what WWE has officially announced for SummerSlam:
WWE Universal Championship – Fatal 4-Way Match
Lesnar and Paul Heyman will leave WWE if Lesnar loses the title
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe
Jinder Mahal (Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Smackdown Women’s Champion
Naomi vs. Natalya
Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss vs. TBD (Winner of next week’s Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks match on Raw)
United States Championship – special referee: Shane McMahon
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Kevin Owens
Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The New Day (Champions) vs. The Usos
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (Champion) vs. Akira Tozawa
Enzo Amore will be suspended above the ring in a shark cage
Big Cass vs. Big Show
Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
This year’s show will air at 7 pm eastern and will run for at least 4 hours. The Kickoff show will be 2 hours and will start at 5 pm eastern.
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