August 22, 2015 by Joey Keogh
The four hour summer extravaganza, and the second biggest show in the WWE calender is upon us, and with the enticing NXT Takeover: Brooklyn event (presumably) stealing the show the night before, the main roster will have to deliver over the mammoth event. With ten matches on the card for Summerslam 2015, it’s anyone’s game:
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
Nothing new here, the only additional element of excitement could be the prospect that this match is short to allow Sheamus to cash in the Money In The Bank during the Main Event.
Sheamus seems to be having fun on RAW as of late, and he certainly has plenty to offer, and considerably more so than Randy Orton were he to score a victory here.
Sheamus to win in what could be either a fun bout or a boring tirade, hopefully it’ll be the former and these two can finally offer something new
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev
Rusev has been gold on RAW, delivering some brilliant moments against Lana which have sadly been spoiled by the return of Dolph Ziggler, cumulating in this bout.
Expect Lana and Summer Rae to get involved as the match spirals out of control, leaving Rusev to apply the Accolade and dampen the spirits of his ex and her new beau simultaneously.
Rusev to win
Tag Team Match: Stephen Amell & Neville vs. Stardust & King Barrett
Stephen Amell jumped the ropes on RAW before smashing Stardust in a lame assault that concluded with Triple H selling the danger in a stiffly-acted segment to set up this match.
Thankfully the momentum has been crafted by the Cosmic King, especially, as Wade Barrett and his new space age king getup (which looks particularly cool) as he and Stardust look set to control the ebb and flow of the match by heeling it up in the go-home show, to ensure that all the heat is on them to make Amell and Neville‘s victory mean something, when in actual fact it means nothing.
These three deserve better as all are excellent performers who are sadly lost in the ether of the WWE mid card.
Arrow and Neville to win
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: Ryback (c) vs. Big Show vs. The Miz
Another filler bout, this card is a little over saturated to say the least, and do we really need another triple threat with Ryback, Miz and Show? The answer, in case anyone is still wondering, is no.
Ryback will surely retain in this hopefully short bout, which will allow fans some respite before one of the more enticing matches on the card.
Ryback to win
Tag team match: Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper vs. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
The return of most of The Wyatt Family may allow Bray Wyatt to actually regain some of the spotlight that he should have kept after his feud with The Undertaker went nowhere.
Coupled with the combustible team of Ambrose and Reigns this could be a fun, chaotic bout, although sadly it probably won’t be given half as much time as it deserves.
As much as a Wyatt family victory could allow things to escalate with the duo, allowing them to move onto something bigger, I don’t see it coming and Ambrose/Reigns should sweep up a win here
Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns to win
Fatal 4-Way tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship: The Prime Time Players (c) vs. Los Matadores vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day
This fatal four-way tag match will be scattered with high flying spots, and some innovative offence, but it will be the vocal antics of Xavier Woods that will be the highlight of this match.
The New Day have a great dynamic and play off each other fantastically and this could’ve been a straight match against The Prime Time Players and still been just as much fun.
The Dragons and Los Matadores deserve to have a chance at the title race and will be a nice addition, but I expect the brunt of this to belong to the champs and their rivals.
Hopefully The New Day can reclaim the gold and have something more to preach about on RAW
Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
All eyes will be on this match which could (and should) be a show-stealer, if judged by previous encounters both on the indies and on WWE programming.
A stiff, hard hitting and energetic encounter, it will see both Owens and Cesaro beat the holy hell outta each other for our enjoyment – please WWE give this one time to evolve naturally and tell a story, we beg of you.
With the way things are going for Kevin Owens, who is being criminally underused on RAW (watch NXT for a true sense of what the man can bring to the squared circle), hopefully he can steal a win here but I don’t really see it happening.
The Swiss Superman will topple Owens in this all out brawl
Divas Three-Team Elimination match: Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. vs. PCB
With the Divas revolution in full swing this elimination match, although great for the women involved, is a little pointless.
I would have much rather seen two separate matches that could further story-lines than this mismatched triple threat.
That being said the first to be eliminated will most likely be Team B.A.D, leaving the Bellas and PCB to showcase their talents and allow a bit more focus to be thrust upon the women’s division in general.
Team PCB to win
Winner Takes All Match for the WWE United States Championship and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
This could be the best match of the night. The build up has been perfect since Rollins broke Cena’s nose on RAW, the champion has brought it and really stepped up stealing the show and not allowing fans to even realise that Cena has been absent.
The only downside to this match is that very real prospect that Cena could win the WWE Championship and top Ric Flair and his record.
However, I don’t think its time to take the strap from Rollins just yet as he is filling out the boots at top spot nicely and is a wonderful heel champion.
Seth Rollins to take all and become the new United States champion
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
Another match that has been built perfectly, primarily due to the inclusion of Paul Heyman and the return of the Deadman, an all out war with the two behemoths beating the life out of each other as Heyman does all the selling from the apron is pretty much guaranteed for Sunday’s Main Event.
This is the perfect time for Undertaker to once again fall to the Beast Brock Lesnar solidifying him as the new unstoppable force that not only ended the streak but stopped the return of the Deadman, which in turn will leave the third and final match to be on the grandest stage of them all, with Undertaker being an underdog and ultimately emerging victorious against all odds.
Brock Lesnar to lay the Deadman to rest
Catch Summerslam this Sunday LIVE on the WWE Network at 7E / 4P