The WWE will compete in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday night for SummerSlam and it will be headlined by yet another matchup between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
With title clashes and grudge matches making up the rest of the card, there will be lots of interest in the pay-per-view. There was also a change at the top of the company behind the scenes that has drawn interest.
The card for the go-home episode of Raw is expected to look like this. Fans should expect of who will win the top matches at Nissan Stadium.
Logan Paul vs The Miz
The reigning guest host for Monday Night Raw, Logan Paul is widely popular for being a social media star. Though his feud with The Miz begins at WrestleMania 38 on Saturday, there’s little that fans are eagerly anticipating from their showdown. Paul and Miz both use entertainment to engage audiences and because they offer something different in matches, either outcome would keep both wrestlers relevant but the outcome of the match is more questionable.
prediction: Logan Paul
Riddle vs Seth Rollins
Although they are victims of circumstance, both Riddle and Seth Rollins will have a good match on the card.
Neither man is willing to lose, but if one has to, maybe Riddle should eat the pin. Riddle is an entertainer who can ramp up the intensity when necessary, but his connection with the audience does not need a boatload of victories to work.
On the contrary, Rollins has been distracted looking at something in the future for a guy who was seconds away from winning the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble.
For a company that has yet to build any star power of its own, sacrificing Rollins in a throwaway match could be a catastrophic mistake.
Rollins has been successful in the past. His brand and popularity is second to none. With Triple H and Stephanie back at the forefront of WWE, Rollins will continue what he knows best, winning matches.
prediction: Seth Rollins
Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair vs Becky Lynch
For the second time this year, Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch will battle in a stadium setting with the Raw Women’s Championship at stake. The RAW Women’s Championship is on the line.
An 11-man brawl ensued at the event one year ago, with Belair’s 26-second defeat bringing back a surprise Lynch.
After her first WrestleMania title reign ended quickly and abruptly, anther will undoubtedly be a huge mental challenge for The Empress of the Ring to overcome.
Many believe Lynch may defeat Belair, especially after she suffered a fall from grace in her first weeks as champion. That being said, Belair is now at a different level of intelligence, experience and knowledge of the heel’s tactics to beat her.
When the time for her return finally draws near, the difference will be that she was better prepared.
One of the competitors, Belair, retained the championship title in a sudden match on Monday night. With their role on Raw up in the air after her victory, Lynch can only wait to see what fate has in store for her next.
Pat McAfee vs Happy Corbin
A Nashville contest is going to have Pat McAfee win in Nashville. That much is not up for debate.
What is arguable, though, is just how good the match will be.
This match started with intense physicality and the intensity has not yet waned.
There is good reason to believe that competitors will meet a hot crowd, and they will have one of the surprise bouts at the card. The history of MMA has shown that crowds actively and passionately participate in excitement for a card.
Corbin will be just fine in defeat. He is a masterful heel who knows how to get under the skin of the WWE Universe, and will resume doing so on Friday.
McAfee is on a roll with two consecutive wins at WrestleMania. He’ll likely rack up more wins in the days to come if his performance continues to compare to his international success.
It is not likely that Pat McAfee would lose to Happy Corbin in Nashville. There is no doubt about the outcome of the fight.
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The intensity has been off the charts so far, and the physical nature of this match versus an untrained color commentator has been much more significant than anticipated.
The history of the welterweight title has been a surprise, and with Smokin’, Joe are the two fighters with the most hype, according to the weight class. This makes for guaranteed excitement that will bring in diehard fans hoping for a surprise winner.
Corbin will win, but then he loses a match the next week.
With his WrestleMania victory under his belt and numerous victories over big opponents this year, expect McAfee to go 3-0 at Elimination Chamber.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship: The Street Profits vs The Usos
The Usos and The Street Pros defeated The New Day in an Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match on July 2, taking center stage from the Money in the Bank bouts.
This dramatic bout had the crowd on their feet when all the near-falls, high spots and momentum shifts were expertly timed. Look for more of the same in Nashville, with Jeff Jarrett as the Special Guest Referee.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will likely add some star power to the upcoming match. A grizzled vet that has been in outstanding title matches, but may take away attention from other wrestlers during the bout simply by adding another body to keep track of. On the other hand, Mick Foley is a legend who has added value in these kind of productions for decades now.
Regardless, the fight should still happen and it may offer a better result for either team. Both teams have a history of showing up and showing out in some of the biggest matches and this is no doubt another one.
For the first time in WWE history, two higher profile wrestlers have announced that they will be leaving for more money. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins have done so to the dismay of the wrestling world. However, one third of the company’s main event act plans to depart as well. The Usos will now solely compete with AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura on Monday nights.
Jimmy and Jey maintain their partnership despite the increased likelihood for them to not be tag-teaming.