This year’s SummerSlam could be one of the loaded cards in recent memory. While they don’t know this factually, the belief by several people in WWE is that the plan is to make SummerSlam as big as possible this year, according to the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter. There is no definitive word but there are rumblings about this from several people. Essentially, this means that part-timers would be brought in for the show and that would include Triple H.
There’s a lot of talk that the mystery texting angle being played out each week on Raw will lead to a match between Kurt Angle and Triple H at SummerSlam. No one in the company will confirm that because Triple H’s storyline plans are kept top secret and the idea behind giving Angle the role of Raw GM was to eventually have him wrestle if he could get cleared. If you are following along with the texting storyline then it’s clear that Triple H would be the obvious opponent for Angle.
We’ve also heard that there are plans for Goldberg to return. Given that Roman Reigns has a major announcement planned and Braun Strowman will be locked in a feud with Brock Lesnar, Goldberg would fit as a potential opponent. John Cena, as first reported by Dave Meltzer earlier this week, will not be Reigns’ opponent at SummerSlam. We’ve heard that Cena will face Jinder Mahal which explains why Cena is returning on July 4.
So here are the potential top matches for SummerSlam:
Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
Roman Reigns vs. Goldberg
John Cena vs. Jinder Mahal
Triple H vs. Kurt Angle
It will be a big weekend for WWE with 4 shows running back-to-back at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, SummerSlam, Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live will be running in the same arena that weekend.