SummerSlam 2019 is the next pay-per-view in line for wwe and it will take place on Sun., Aug. 21, 2019, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This will mark the second time in as many years the company will hold this event in the area, as its becoming the new tradition to run three straight nights in the building with various shows.
It will also be the last time that the two brands will meet on the same show until Survivor Series, so it is imperative that the summer’s biggest show goes off with a real bang.
The event will also crown the first WWE Universal Champion. We’re now just few days away from showtime and the card is all set to go.
SummerSlam 2019 Match Card
1.Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens
2. Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Naomi vs. Natalya, Eva Marie and Alexa Bliss
3. Cesaro vs. Sheamus (first match of Best of Seven Series)
4. The Miz vs. Apollo Crews (Intercontinental Championship)
5. The New Day vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (Tag Team Championship)
6. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (Women’s Championship)
7. Rusev vs. Roman Reigns (United States Championship)
8. John Cena vs. AJ Styles
9. Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler (WWE World Championship)
10. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins (WWE Universal Championship)
11. Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor (Universal championship)
The vacant WWE Universal Championship awaits the winner here.
Rollins has been one of WWE’s top performers over the past two years and looked every bit like a megastar as he held the world title last year. He can again wear gold around his waist if he can knock off the newcomer from NXT.
Balor, the former NXT champ, has quickly made his mark on the Raw roster. And he didn’t wait long to unleash his dark alter ego. On Monday night, he emerged as The Demon King.
WWE can make a definitive statement that it has entered the New Era by pushing Balor to the very top in record fashion.
Athleticism will be in surplus here. This promises to be the fastest, most breathtaking showdown of the night.
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
Despite both men arriving in WWE’s developmental system around the same time, Orton and Lesnar have yet to face off at a PPV. They have instead marched down parallel paths lined with championship gold.
Lesnar was WWE’s next big thing before leaving for a shot at the NFL and a stint with the UFC. He has since returned and become a marquee attraction for the company.
Orton, meanwhile, has been a world champ several times over, a headliner and a workhorse.
After The Viper missed months of action with an injured shoulder, he returned ready to make a statement by stepping up to the monstrous Lesnar. Everyone is an underdog against The Beast Incarnate, but WWE continues to sell fans on Orton’s chances, focusing on the power of the RKO.
That finishing move is Orton’s only shot at downing Lesnar. The wrestling world will be watching as Orton looks to strike with that famous weapon.
It’s not often that two stars of this caliber collide; it’s not often that two certain future Hall of Famers meet when both are in their primes.
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler (WWE championship)
Long the struggling midcarder, Ziggler suddenly finds himself in contention for the world title. A surprising win in a recent Six-Pack Challenge on SmackDown vaulted him into that spot.
The Showoff now seeks redemption after years of floundering.
Ambrose stands in his way. The champ has now survived challenges from both Rollins on his own and Rollins and Reigns in tandem. Will he remain SmackDown’s top champ, or does WWE have a curveball in mind?
With so many other marquee matches on the docket, it’s easy to overlook this one. But if its promos are any indication, this will be a collision overflowing with intensity.
John Cena vs. AJ Styles
One of 2016’s top bouts to date is getting a sequel. Styles defeated Cena in a stunner at Money in the Bank two months ago.
Since then, the draft split up The Club, leaving Styles to fend for himself. Cena and The Phenomenal One’s issues are far from over, though.
The story continues to revolve around Styles looking to push Cena out of the way en route to taking over WWE. The new guard seeks to down the old guard.
Whether Styles is successful or not, this promises to be spectacular. One would be hard-pressed to find two men on the current roster who can deliver in big matches better than Cena and Styles.
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (Women’s championship)
Banks won her first women’s championship on Raw weeks back and this is where Charlotte will get her chance to win the belt back.
The Boss made sure this would remain a one-on-one affair when she beat Dana Brooke last week, a result that bars Charlotte’s protege from ringside at SummerSlam.
Banks and Charlotte have flourished as opponents in the past, whether at NXT or on the WWE stage. Unless WWE decides to cut down their ring time, this latest collision promises to be another good one.
The New Day vs. The Club (Tag team championship)
For the past year WWE Tag Team Champions, The New Day have led the division. Recently becoming the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions in history, New Day have been the pinnacle of success. Since winning the titles last year at Summerslam the trio have endured a memorable reign as champions. Members Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods have defended the Titles under the Freebird rule.
Roman Reigns vs. Rusev (US championship)
Lana and Rusev were attempting to celebrate their recent wedding when Reigns came out to ruin it.
At this point in the feud over the United States Championship, the physicality has been compelling, but the narrative has been ineffective.
The title bout was brought about by Rusev mistakenly pushing his wife’s face into a wedding cake. Rusev has since demanded an apology and fought for Lana’s honor, but Reigns has instead fired off insults, calling her a mail-order bride.
But when these two men have traded shots in the ring, the silly story has given way to thrilling, hard-hitting action.
WWE has looked to rejuvenate Reigns by pushing him down to the midcard. The results have been mixed thus far, but this rivalry with The Bulgarian Brute is poised to truly get rolling at SummerSlam.