WWE’s annual SummerSlam pay-per-view takes place this Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. We’ll have live coverage and discussion all Sunday night right here Eva Marie was originally scheduled to join Natalya and Alexa Bliss in a six-woman tag match against Carmella, Becky Lynch & Naomi, but won’t be competing as she received a 30-day suspension on Thursday for violating WWE’s Wellness Policy. There’s no word yet on who will be replacing Eva.
With matches featuring some of the biggest WWE Superstars—Randy Orton, Brock Lesner, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Dolph Ziggler and, oh, some guy named John Cena—make sure to buckle up in preparation for lots of explosive action, crazy surprises and star power. Before the competition and celebrations get started, here are the things we’re most excited for at SummerSlam 2016.
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
During the conclusion of Dean Ambrose’s appearance in the Stone Cold podcast, Steve Austin challenged the champion to not become stagnant and have a sense of urgency despite being at the top. Ambrose is expected to retain the WWE championship but his recent comments about Lesnar can cause some heat and the company can easily give Ziggler the title.
John Cena vs. A.J. Styles
The build up for much-anticipated rematch between A.J. Styles and John Cena did not continue this week on SmackDown due to both superstars being absent. Styles has a very good chance to go over Cena at WWE SummerSlam since the 15-time champion is set to film the second season of his TV show American Grit, Cageside Seats reported.
Rusev vs. Roman Reigns
The demotion of Roman Reigns to the midcard became official this week when the US title match was announced for WWE SummerSlam. It is expected that Reigns will the championship as the company slowly repairs his image after his suspension.
The Miz vs. Apollo Crews
Apollo Crews earned the right to face The Miz for the Intercontinental title last week. However, his character still needs some work before going over the revitalized Miz character. The IC champ has been killing it this year with big thanks to his smoking-hot wife, Maryse.
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
Sasha Banks defeated Dana Brooke this past week on Raw which means Charlotte will have no one in her corner. Expect these two women to steal the show just like what they did three weeks ago when Sasha became the WWE Women’s Champion.
WWE SummerSlam 2016 is going to be a four-hour show plus a one-hour preshow which means there would be at least two or three matches added on the card.