The biggest party of the summer is back, and it returns to it’s previous location,i.e, The Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, where NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II will take place the night before as well. And this SummerSlam has an extremely stacked card, arguably the greatest card in Summerslam history, though it can be disputed with the likes of Summerslam 2002. A mega-card on a mega-show, it almost feels like Wrestlemania of the summer.
The New Day(c) vs The Club(WWE Tag Team Championship)
The Club now have their eyes on the prize to dethrone The New Day, who won the tag titles last Summerslam, which would make their reign on the day of Summerslam reach up to 364 days.However, The New Day have reached a stage where they do not require the titles anymore, and the fact that Big E was written out with a storyline injury makes it the perfect time for them to drop the titles to those who could really use it to fuel their momentum.
Rusev(c) vs Roman Reigns(WWE United States Championship)
WWE have began to rebuild Rusev as a monster heel, and he faces his first major challenge in Roman Reigns. Reigns won’t lose anything by a defeat, while Rusev will gain a major wave of credibility in beating the guy who has been pushed as WWE’s top star for 2 years now, so it is benefits both parties long term for the title to not change hands.
John Cena vs AJ Styles
John Cena will be absent from WWE television after Summerslam until atleast Survivor Series, from what is speculated. He will be filming the second season of American Grit, while AJ Styles is rumored to be feuding with Randy Orton after Summerslam. That being said, Cena has achieved almost all that there is to be achieved in the WWE, while AJ Styles is on an extremely hot run as a heel, and thus AJ needs to look strong going forward as the top heel of Smackdown Live.
Dean Ambrose(c) vs Dolph Ziggler(WWE World Championship)
WWE have rebuilt Ziggler in order to make him a credible contender to Ambrose, who has had the strap put on him since Money In The Bank. That being said, they both have done tremendously in their feud so far, even joining forces to take on The Wyatts(Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan). However, it doesn’t seem likely that Ambrose will be dropping the belt anytime soon, as they need a top babyface on Smackdown Live, and John Cena will be missing the next few months well.
Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton
Orton is back from a 9-month injury and is in the start of a hot babyface run. Had it been a month ago before Lesnar was busted, there would be no questions about it that Lesnar was going over. However, Lesnar has been getting bad publicity, and Orton needs to be one of the top babyfaces of Smackdown Live after this. Also, Lesnar will most likely be back only by Royal Rumble. So with this context in mind, the Viper seems to benefit more out of a win logically.