WWE SummerSlam PPV Predictions
Welcome back! I haven't done one of these predictions since Wrestlemania. As you may already know, WWE is on fire right now. I don't know what happened after Wrestlemania, but they fired a bunch of the old writers and hired some good ones. The three hour RAWs are now flowing extremely well and the show isn't a drag to watch anymore. Dexter and I originally weren't going to this year's Summerslam after a couple of years of feeling "let down" after the PPV. Obviously, WWE realized we weren't going and they decided to make the card one of the best ones. Damn you Vince McMahon! So now we're going thanks to Stubhub and the greedy scaplers there... but whatever right? Best to enjoy the show and hope it's worth it!
The Miz is hosting the PPV. What exactly is he going to do? Who knows. I just hope he doesn't take up too much time away from the other guys who are actually in a match.
Pre-showUnited States Championship Match: Dean Ambrose (United States Champion) vs Rob Van Dam
The Pre-show for this PPV is one hour instead of the usual 30 minutes. During the Money in the Bank PPV when The Shield fought The Usos, it went 15 minutes! So the match here could probably go longer. There's not much to say for this match other than the fact that RVD doesn't need the US Title at all. Dean Ambrose should win clean here and if he happens to lose, it will be by disqualification. A match that has not yet been confirmed is Big Show and Mark Henry vs Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
I can see RVD winning this match by DQ when The Shield interfere and beat him up. Then Mark Henry and Big Show will make the save and it'll lead to a Six Man Tag just to get them all on the PPV. If that does happen, then I see the Shield winning because they work better as a team. But it should be a fun match to start the PPV regardless.
My Prediction: Rob Van Dam by disqualification.
My Prediction if it turns into a 6 Man Tag: The Shield by pinfall.
Cody Rhodes vs Damien Sandow
This should be a fun 10-12 minute match to watch. The story here could have been better. Cody Rhodes comes off as a whiny prick and I'll tell you why. During the Money in the Bank PPV, Cody and Damien came out together for the World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match as "best friends". The match was obviously every man for themselves. Cody was about to win the match when Damien Sandow shoved him off the ladder at the end to win the briefcase.
Cody basically turned on Damien by attacking him saying the briefcase should have been his. On Smackdown a few weeks back, Cody went as far as stealing Damien's briefcase and tossing it into the Gulf of Mexico. Poor Damien couldn't swim but dove into the water to try and retrieve it anyway (to no avail). Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL have even asked Cody during commentary one time that what Damien Sandow did wasn't wrong. They asked Cody if the situation was reversed, would have have done the same thing? Cody even said yeah, he would!
The only argument Cody has going for him is that he said he's sick of Damien Sandow "talking down to him" as if he's better than him. So yeah... whiny prick would be putting it lightly. Either way, as for the outcome of the match... I would have to give it to Cody Rhodes only
because the briefcase isn't on the line. Cody should win this match so he can say he deserved to win that briefcase after all. Then Sandow should win the World Heavyweight Title in the future and perhaps he can feud with Cody again next time, but for the title.
My Prediction: Cody Rhodes wins by pinfall.
Natalya w/Cameron & Naomi vs Brie Bella w/Nikki Bella & Eva Marie
The divas are pulling double duty thanks to their new hit show Total Divas. They'll have an extra match earlier in the afternoon at SummerSlam Axxess, Natalya and Maria Menounos will face Brie Bella & Eva Marie. I personally think they should have made the Tag Match for the actual PPV. That would seem like a better fit than this one on one bout.
I do think that because Maria Menounos (a guest celebrity who can actually wrestle) is in the Axxess match... they'll win that one. But as for the actual PPV match... Brie will take it. I don't know if Nikki is 100% cleared for action. If she is, they can do that twin magic where Nikki pretends to be Brie to win the match. If not, then Eva Marie will do something that will help Brie win.
After all, the main focus of the show is on the Bella Twins anyway. I personally don't expect this match to go longer than 3 minutes..
My Prediction: Brie Bella by pinfall.
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian
I'm so happy that Christian is in this match. He finally got his wish. "One more match" for the World Title. Unfortunately, I don't think he's winning this one. Especially since Christian beat Alberto Del Rio clean on Smackdown a few weeks back. There really isn't a story for this match. Christian won a Triple Threat Match against RVD and Randy Orton for the right to face Alberto Del Rio. Christian has been on a hot streak since returning, which makes him look like a viable contender. Alberto Del Rio recently got rid of Ricardo Rodriguez by viciously assaulting him. Is it possible that Ricardo will interfere here and make Alberto lose? It's quite possible... but I don't think it'll happen.
I think it'll be a back and forth match and Alberto Del Rio will some how take advantage and win by submission to show that he is a dominant World Heavyweight Champion going into Night of Champions.
My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio by submission.
Ring of Fire Match: Kane vs Bray Wyatt
When they hinted that this match will be a Ring of Fire Match, I was jumping for joy. The card was already going to be awesome, but this stipulation put it over the top for me. At that moment, I quickly snagged two tickets on Stubhub.
Kane has been in 3 Inferno Matches. His record is 1-2. They're calling this a Ring of Fire Match instead of an Inferno Match because you can win by pinfall or submission. The loser does not have to catch fire. I guess it wouldn't be very PG if someone was on fire these days.
The Wyatt family has taken the WWE by storm. They are creepy... very creepy. I like it. For some reason, their target is Kane. That's why Kane made it a Ring of Fire match. The idea is to prevent Luke Harper and Erick Rowan from helping Bray Wyatt defeat Kane. This match is officially Bray's first match. Like I mentioned before with The Shield in a previous prediction... there is no way Bray will lose his first match. That would be absolutely stupid. Plus, the cat is already out of the bag. Kane will be filming See No Evil 2 after SummerSlam, so the Wyatt family will destroy Kane post-match too.
It's quite possible that Kane does get set on fire, after the match. That would be cool to see.
My Prediction: Bray Wyatt wins by pinfall.
Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn vs Big E Langston & AJ Lee (Divas Champion)
Ziggler lost a lot of momentum thanks to his untimely concussion at the hands of Jack Swagger. He dropped the World Heavyweight Title to Del Rio and got stuck in this feud. In case you didn't know, Ziggler is a good guy now and so he had to dump AJ. When he did, AJ went "crazy" and had Big E (who was Ziggler's body guard) attack Ziggler. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn has lost a couple of matches to AJ because Layla turned on Kaitlyn too.
So Ziggler and Kaitlyn have both been on a losing streak. Ziggler even lost to Big E on RAW a few weeks back. You know what that means right? Yep. Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn are winning this match and hopefully they can move on to something else after this. I can picture Big E being surprised by Kaitlyn giving AJ the spear, so that Ziggler can hit the Zig Zag on Big E to win end the match.
My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn win by pinfall
CM Punk vs Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman
This match is called: "The Best vs The Beast". Hell of a title huh? This feud has been built perfectly. If you were to order the PPV for just one match, this one would be it. Ever since CM Punk came back from injury, he didn't want Paul Heyman to manage him anymore. Punk told Heyman that they're still best friends but CM Punk just wants to do it alone now. Paul Heyman didn't like this, so he sic'ed Brock Lesnar on him.
CM Punk isn't a guy who would back down, so he would brawl with Lesnar, only to fall short. I was going to predict CM Punk to win this match, but on RAW... Punk actually got the upper hand. With that said, I think that's why Brock Lesnar will win the match at Summerslam. Sure, Brock doesn't *need* the win... but neither does Punk. I also think its because CM Punk isn't going to be in the title picture anytime soon, so he can continue to feud with Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel. This match will be quite the treat. It will be a brawl, and it'll be a good one.
My Prediction: Brock Lesnar by pinfall.
WWE Championship Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs Daniel Bryan
Special Guest Referee:
The match everyone has been waiting for. I cannot wait to be part of the crowd when we all go, "YES! YES! YES!" in unison. That should be fun. The story here is that John Cena was allowed to hand pick the #1 Contender. He chose Daniel Bryan because that's what the people want. Everyone wants this match, except you guessed it... Vince McMahon.
This feud is revolved around Vince, HHH, and Stephanie... and that's just fine. Basically, HHH says that Vince is senile and doesn't know what the fans these days want. Vince says he does not want Daniel Bryan as the WWE Champion. He does not see him as the "face" of the company. Especially with his crazy beard and long hair. So despite what the fans want, Vince does everything quite the opposite. He's not hiding the fact that he's doing whatever he can to screw Daniel Bryan here.
Meanwhile, Daniel Bryan thinks John Cena chose him as the #1 Contender because he would be an easy victory. Daniel Bryan said he is going to make John Cena tap out. Daniel Bryan has said that Cena only does this for the money while he does it because he's a wrestler. Cena then did his usual thing about doing this for the kids, the make a wish people, blah blah blah. I hate to sound completely one-sided here, but Cena's gimmick is boring.
Anyway, back to Vince. He tried to assign Brad Maddox (the RAW GM) as the special guest referee, so he can make sure Daniel Bryan loses the match. HHH then automatically named himself the guest referee so that this match would be a fair fight. With HHH as the referee, you KNOW the finish will be screwy.
I think in the end, HHH will keep it fair. In fact, I think John Cena will put Daniel Bryan over here and actually tap out. (Keep in mind, Super Cena never taps out.) Regardless, Vince McMahon is going to interfere one way or another. He'll probably be at ringside to see Cena lose.
My Prediction: Daniel Bryan wins the WWE Championship by submission.
After the match, HHH will lift Daniel Bryan's hand in celebration and then hit him with the Pedigree. Then Orton will cash in his contract and become the new WWE Champion. I would love to see Daniel Bryan end SummerSlam as the WWE Champion, but I think we'll see Orton, HHH, and Vince holding their arms up high as they celebrate together to end the show.
Thanks for reading. Now if you're still not excited about the PPV, then something is wrong with you!