For the 2nd consecutive year in a row, The Barclay Center will be the hottest attraction for WWE’s sizzling hottest event of the season.
Ever since the boss Vince McMahon stepped in to make major power moves behind his desk by creating two flagship shows (RAW & Smackdown), WWE has risen the standards for sports entertainment one night, one athlete and one moment at a time. Opportunities began to blossom for a lot of fan favorites and wrestling’s rising stars as this Sunday, all eyes will be glued to the WWE network to witness history. Fans are expected to experience another mind-boggling pay-per-view event but the real question is….will it be the first major power bomb being landed for “The New Era”?
There are a slew of matches fans will be tuning into pay close attention towards. One of them is the longest reigning WWE tag team champs in company history, The New Day defending their tag team gold against veteran but WWE newcomers, The Club. Despite the injury to their enforcer Big E, there are some huge pressure being thrown at Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods as The Club have been gaining huge momentum playing the “Dr. Miami” role by sending subliminal messages physically and mentally aiming to rearrange the New Day’s “manhood” while walking out of Brooklyn as new tag team champs.
Another match to look out for should be a nice homecoming for one of WWE’s most popular tag teams. Enzo Amore & Big Cass will face off against Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho. Expect major “HOW YOU DOING?! ” chants and a thunderous “S-A-W-F-T, SAWFTTT!!”feedback when these two make their appearance as Jersey native Enzo and Queens own Big Cass are ready to put their hometown on their backs and represent with a large crowd riding with them till the bell rings and their arms are being raised as victors of this matchup.
Arguably the biggest match of the night should be a entertaining one for the ages. It’s been 15 years in the making and it’s finally happening. The Viper vs. The Beast. Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar. With the biggest and baddest manager/hypeman alive in Paul Heyman on Lesnar’s corner, this matchup is going to be a fight full of IQ, power and timing. You never know when we will see or how many times will we witness Orton go through Suplex City. On the other hand, Suplex City and the infamous F5 piledriver can be suddenly be reversed to the famous, social media favorite finisher of the RKO. Any moves can completely change the match for either superstar. This will definitely have you on the edge of your seat.
And finally, what’s a pay-per-view event without the biggest and most talked out matches since the first flagship episodes of both RAW & Smackdown; championship belts on the line. WWE’s head queen in charge Sasha Banks will defend her title against Charlotte without the help of Charlotte’s tag along, Dana Brooke. Rookie Apollo Crews is ready for his formal introduction to the WWE universe and to America as the high flying sensation is challenging The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.
“The Lunatic” himself Dean Ambrose will continue to successfully defending his WWE title against Dolph Ziggler. Known as “The Showoff”, Ziggler is one sweet chin music kick away from becoming an 2-time world heavyweight champ.
But the biggest talk has been the matchup to determine WWE’s first ever Universal Champion when Seth Rollins goes up against Finn Balor. Known as ‘The Architect”, “The Future”, Rollins is not a stranger from becoming the man of the business as he was WWE champion for over 150 days before his unexpected knee injury. But here comes NXT’s hottest wrestler in Finn Balor. The former NXT champ known as the “Demon King” is a huge fan favorite thanks to his athleticism and his outstanding burst of second wind to take down opponents which leads to his famous “1916” and “Coup de Grace” finishers. By the way, be prepared for the most entertaining, most sadistic but awesome ring entrance by this “dark high flyer”.
Fans make sure you tune into WWE SummerSlam on Sunday. August 22 at 7 pm eastern time. This event is available for all subscribers of the WWE network and on pay-per-view.