WWE has announced that Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the United States Championship against Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam.
It looks like this match might end up as a Triple Threat Match because Randy Orton has been attacking Hardy in recent weeks. It will also be interesting to see what is next for Hardy after the pay-per-view because it’s well-known that he is beaten up and probably needs some time off. Shortly after the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, Matt Hardy hinted that it might be time for The Hardys to move on. In recent days, Matt has hinted at retirement.
Here is the updated SummerSlam card:
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Roman Reigns
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Samoa Joe
Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (Champion) vs. Ronda Rousey
Smackdown Women’s Championship – Triple Threat Match
Carmella (Champion) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
Dolph Ziggler (Champion) vs. Seth Rollins
United States Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura (Champion) vs. Jeff Hardy
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Bludgeon Brothers (Champions) vs. TBD
If Strowman loses, Owens gets the MITB case
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Cedric Alexander (Champion) vs. Drew Gulak
SummerSlam will take place on Sunday, August 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.