Kyle Boris is a contributing editor for YourSitch.com
Kyle Boris is a contributing editor for YourSitch.com
Sunday, August 21, the biggest party of the summer will be going down at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as Summerslam comes to the Big Apple. An underrated card full of some spectacular singles matches is sure to excite the crowd.
The debut of the WWE Universal Title is one of six title matches scheduled to take place, however, the two most anticipated bouts might be two of the non-title matches as The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar takes on the Viper Randy Orton, while AJ Styles and John Cena look to settle their score as well. With a great card prepared, let’s take a look at some of the match-ups, as Kyle Boris and Daisy Rivadeneira of YourSitch.com make their predictions for the 29th edition of WWE Summerslam.
Kyle Boris: I wouldn’t be surprised if this match didn’t kick off the card seeing as the event is taking place in Enzo and Cass’s backyard. The crowd will be into it early as soon as they hear the fan-favorites’ music hit. As for the match, it could go either way, but I think you give the win to Enzo and Cass to solidfy themselves as one of the best teams on the Red brand.
Match Prediction: Enzo and Cass by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: One member of JeriKO turns on their teammate
Daisy Rivers: As much as I love my Jersey/New York boys, Chris Jericho is notoriously known to fight dirty or at least to have some tricks up his sleeve (or under his scarf in this case). I feel like Jericho and Owens will steal the victory in this match. Jericho will probably ‘accidentally’ knock out the ref and take out Big Cass with a steel chair.
Match Prediction: Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Carmella walks out with Enzo and Big Cass
KB: I’m intrigued to see where this best of 7 series between these two powerhouses goes. I like the idea of having them compete in a series because at least it adds some intrigue instead of the same two guys fighting for months without much growth. This is a 50/50 decision with the match most likely taking place on the pre-show, but I’ll go with Sheamus just because Cesaro has won the last two meetings.
Match Prediction: Sheamus by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Cesaro swings Sheamus around ten times.
DR: Don’t seem too impressed with this… yet. I think it’s because the ending of this probably means the winner will just have bragging rights. Is it wrong I feel this should be more than that? Maybe a shot at the a belt or something! It’s probably the opening match of SummerSlam and Cesaro will ‘neutralize’ Sheamus– an easy win for him, and will take the 1st win of the seven-match series
Match Prediction: Cesaro wins by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Cesaro will wear a different colored suit, maybe, SummerSlam colors.
KB: Apollo Crews has a huge platform to showcase his skills and athleticism at one of WWE’s big 4 PPV’s. He’s still new to most WWE viewers and definitely new to the average viewer who only tunes in for the big ones. That being said, the Miz has been doing some of the best heel work in the WWE with Maryse by his side and I don’t see his reign as champion ending on this night.
Match Prediction: The Miz by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Maryse is ejected from ringside.
DR: Apollo Crews is great and is probably a better wrestler than The Miz, but The Miz is good at scheming and will win by doing that exact thing.
Match Prediction: The Miz wins by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Apollo Crews loses it at the end and goes off on The Miz after the match.
KB: The New Day won the titles at last year’s Summerslam and they are arguably facing one of their toughest foes a year later in Gallows & Anderson. Big E has been off television for the past couple of weeks so for that reason I’m picking The New Day to win because I see him making his return to possibly distract the challengers.
Match Prediction: New Day by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Someone’s groin area gets the Big E treatment
DR: Gallows and Anderson are the clear powerhouse opponents in this match, but the New Day will tire them out and maybe Big E returns? They will walk out *dancing* W-W-E. World. Tag. Team. Champions!
Match Prediction: New Day wins by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Either Gallows or Anderson will break Xavier Woods’ trombone, Francesca, out of anger.
KB: These two put on a great match to end the last Raw before the PPV, with Reigns picking up the clean victory. However, after defending his title against the likes of Zack Ryder, Mark Henry, Kalisto and Titus O’Neil, I think Rusev picks up the win over Roman to truly solidify his championship reign.
Match Prediction: Rusev by submission
Bonus Prediction: Reigns passes out from the Accolade and doesn’t officially tap out
DR: Probably one of the more even matches of the night. Two very big guys, but think Roman Reigns’ superman punch is enough to knock out the Russian brute. Maybe two superman punches because it might take a little extra to put down Rusev and I just love seeing them punches in slow-mo replays.
Match Prediction: Roman Reigns wins by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Rusev gets injured from the superman punches.
KB: Every time these two women are in the same room they are a candidate for a “This is Awesome” chant. In a match that won’t feature outside help from Dana Brooke, I think this match will still have outside interference. I don’t think Charlotte will win her title back, but I also don’t see Sasha picking up another clean victory on the former champ.
Match Prediction: Charlotte by DQ
Bonus Prediction: Nia Jax takes out both competitors
DR: Respect to Charlotte for being an amazing wrestler, but the fact that she always needs to have someone at ringside is frustrating and annoying. Someone will come out and try to help Charlotte, but The Bo$$ will come through victorious with her Bank Statement.
Match Prediction: Sasha Banks by submission
Bonus Prediction: Snoop Dogg makes another appearance and walks in with Sasha Banks, like he did at Wrestlemania.
KB: Two of the biggest names in the business square off with what should be the final match in their feud. A win here for AJ would do wonders for his push in the WWE and it could ultimately catapult him into the WWE Title picture against the winner of the Ambrose/Ziggler match.
Match Prediction: Styles by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: The two shake hands after the match
DR: Not going to lie, I wasn’t as excited for this match compared to the other matches on the card, but after this week’s SmackDown, my perspective has changed. I think the two will fight their hearts out in this match, and will ‘Never Give Up’…except, Styles will.
Match Prediction: John Cena by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Blood, sweat, and tears will come from this match as both want to be considered the best and this fight will determine it.
KB: In the only match featuring both a RAW and Smackdown superstar, this contest has had a great build-up and is the match I’m most looking forward to just because I have no idea who’s going to win. Brock has been made out to be an unstoppable force, but Orton has turned himself into one of Brock’s toughest opponents because of the build-up.
Match Prediction: Brock by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Outside interference from someone not named Paul Heyman
DR: Both will battle it out and use their finishing move more than once. It will definitely be a close one that will have the fans jumping at every near fall. The ref might even get KO’d in this match leading to weapons possibly being used.
Match Prediction: Randy Orton after 3+ RKO’s by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: This has to be the last match of the night. With all the buildup in the past weeks and with both men being on almost every promotion for SummerSlam, it would be hard to not have these guys headlining. If this isn’t the main event I won’t watch the rest of SummerSlam… Just kidding. I will probably stick around and even watch the pre-show again.
KB: Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at Battleground to keep the WWE Title on Smackdown Live. After both of his opponents were drafted to Raw, Ambrose had a new challenger earn a title shot in Dolph Ziggler. I think these two will put on a stellar match, possibly even match of the night, but I think Dean continues his reign as champ of the blue brand.
Match Prediction: Ambrose by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: The title is used as a weapon.
DR: Much credit to Dolph Ziggler because he is a great wrestler and earned his way to becoming the #1 contender. However, I don’t think he’s the complete deal when it comes to being the champ. He will hold his ground and make us think he’ll win, but the defending champ will finish him up like dirty deeds.
Match Prediction: Dean Ambrose by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Ambrose pulls out a weapon (hopefully a chainsaw), he probably won’t use it but it will definitely get us excited.
KB: Who said the little guys couldn’t headline? Many matches have the chance to end the show, but ultimately, I think this match deserves that honor as Seth Rollins and Finn Balor are set up to put on a fast-paced, back and forth match as the two men fight to become the first WWE Universal champion. Does Finn continue his quick climb to the top or does Seth Rollins show everyone that he can not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk?
Match Prediction: Seth Rollins via pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Ends the card
DR: This would’ve been my second guess for the final match of the night because both of these guys are just SO DAMN GOOD. The Demon King will use his Coup de Grâce on Rollins, which is a pretty fitting name because in French it translates to giving a final blow to kill your already wounded victim. Seth Rollins won’t really die in this match, but what should is his pedigree finisher. Please change it Seth, the pedigree belongs to Triple H.
Match Prediction: Finn Balor by pinfall
Bonus Prediction: Rollins will try to use the new Universal belt as a weapon, while the ref is knocked out.
Agree or disagree? Share your opinions and comment on how you think WWE Summerslam will go down!
Kyle Boris and Daisy Rivadeneira are contributing editors for YourSitch.com
Twitter: @KyleNoStyle & @day_zeeee