All WWE fans, tighten your seatbelts as one of the biggest WWE events is about to start this Saturday, 21st August, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Keep your excitement going and your adrenaline pumping as we disclose the major details about this huge event in the history of WWE.
This year SummerSlam is expected to feature plenty of huge matches, including the return of many beloved and famous superstars. John Cena, who made his comeback to WWE at the end of the Money in the Bank event to face universal champion Roman Reigns, is among those speculated to attend the event.
Let's unfold what more this year's SummerSlam has to offer us:
At Money in the Bank, Cena made his big comeback, attacking Reigns after successfully defending his championship against Edge. The next night on Raw, Cena made it very obvious why he had returned. Cena described Reigns as an overexposed and overhyped gimmick from whom he aims to win the Universal Championship.
Cena's challenge was turned down by Reigns, who instead agreed to meet Finn Balor. However, a contract signing for Reigns vs. Balor was interrupted by Baron Corbin, allowing Cena to rush to the ring and put his name on the contract, which WWE stated was sufficient to make the match legal.
When Nikki inserted herself at the end of a Raw program, Ripley and Flair were the ladies with the issue, cashing in the Money in the Bank contract to pin Flair and win the championship.
The next Monday, Flair requested a bout at SummerSlam, and Ripley did the same. Instead, Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville revealed that it would be a triple threat match for the RAW women's championship.
Lashley ran over Kofi Kingston at Money in the Bank, re-establishing himself as a brutal, powerful champion. After defeating Keith Lee the following night on Raw, Goldberg's music played as he made his return to WWE before telling Lashley, "I'm next."
It took a few weeks for Lashley to agree to the bout but eventually, after Goldberg speared MVP on Raw. Goldberg, 54, is nearing the end of his career as a performer yet elicits strong emotions from the audience. A victory for Lashley would build on the finest period of his professional career.
On SmackDown, Banks makes a surprise appearance to defend Belair from an onslaught by Carmella and Zelina Vega. Later in the night, Banks and Belair united to defeat Carmella and Vega in a tag match, but Banks turned on Belair with a savage attack after the victory. Belair made it official a week later, adding that if Banks wanted a chance to reclaim the championship, she could do it at SummerSlam
Rollins has repeatedly assaulted Edge, even losing him the worldwide championship at Money in the Bank. Edge issued the challenge when Rollins attacked again on SmackDown, stating Rollins was attempting to follow in his shoes but couldn't fill them. Rollins tried to avoid accepting the challenge but eventually agreed when Edge stated Rollins was mere "Edge-lite."
A rematch of the Money in the Bank bout, in which The Usos won the tag championships. There wasn't much to keep the champions occupied with a weak tag division, so they participated in weeks of singles bouts with Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Both sides utilized outside interference to steal victories until the tag championship rematch was arranged for SummerSlam.
Priest has criticized Sheamus's shady methods against wrestlers like Humberto Carrillo and Ricochet, even labeling Sheamus a bully. After weeks of hyping the fight, Priest finally challenged Sheamus on Raw, where Sheamus threatened to put the challenger in his place.
Mahal and McIntyre are longtime friends, but Mahal and his thugs are not. Veer and Shanky began meddling with McIntyre's affairs, culminating in Money in the Bank when the trio lost McIntyre a shot at the win before dragging him out of the contest. McIntyre beat Veer and Shanky in a handicap match on Raw, with the condition that a McIntyre victory would result in the duo being barred from ringside at SummerSlam.
Orton had not appeared on television since late June, but WWE appeared to be committed to the connection he and Riddle had established. Styles and Omos are developing into a fascinating act that requires exciting adversaries. RK-Bro filled the bill until Orton arrived and reconciled with Riddle after Riddle protected him from an onslaught by the tag champs.
Marie has been having problems with Bliss for weeks, primarily because she attempts to enable Doudrop, her muscle, to cope with the situation. Doudrop was instead challenged on numerous occasions by Bliss' doll, Lilly, leading to a scheduled fight between Bliss and Marie that is unlikely to result in much, if any, in-ring action.
Almost the entire bill is set as of now, with two legends vying for championships on the men's side and Nikki A.S.H. defending her Raw women's title against past champions Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair. Bianca Belair will defend her SmackDown Women's Championship against Sasha Banks in a WrestleMania rematch. We are all set to experience the thrill, are you?