We are back with updates on the big WWE summer event, SummerSlam 2021, starting on August the 21st.
In the last WWE update, we mentioned the first three confirmed matches, but in the past few weeks more have been announced, so we decided to make a brief list below for our readers.
- Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (U.C.) vs. John Cena
We already know that Roman Reigns was supposed to challenge Finn Balor. However, the latter was attacked by Baron Corbin during the signing of the match contract, thus giving John Cena the opportunity to rush in and sign the contract, taking everyone by surprise. In the end, John Cena got exactly what he wanted: to face Roman Reigns for the title of ‘Universal Champion’.
- WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (WWE C.) vs. Goldberg
After winning his match against Keith Lee, Bobby Lashley was confronted and later challenged by Goldberg, who simply told him "I'm next": that's how Goldberg challenges his opponents, and he made no exception here.
It was a difficult decision for Lashley to make, but after Goldberg "speared" MVP (Lashley's manager), he was definitely in for the challenge!
Will Goldberg end Lashley's reign of terror? We can't wait to find out!
Let's also take a minute to acknowledge the big heart of Goldberg, who at 54 returned to the ring only to make his son happy. 🥺
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bianca Belair (S.C) vs. Sasha Banks
During an attack by Zelina Vega and Carmella against Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks made her return to SmackDown by running in to save her.
After having teamed up against Vega and Carmella and having won, Banks turned against Belair. The reason? She wanted the belt back!
A week later Belair confronted Banks saying that if she wanted the belt back, she could try and get it back at SummerSlam, thus formalizing another match.
- Edge vs. Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins has attacked Edge many times over the past few episodes, even going as far as to make him lose the match for the title of ‘Universal Champion’ against Reigns. Tired of all these attacks for no reason, Edge challenges Rollins to a match at SummerSlam 2021, receiving a rejection as an answer.
So, Edge presses on Rollins' ego by calling him "Edge-lite" (LOL), securing the match against him. Smart move, Edge!
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (T.T.C) vs. The Mysterios
This will be an interesting rematch after the Usos brothers won the belts against Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio. We can't wait to see who is going to win!
- United States Championship: Sheamus (U.S.C.) vs. Damian Priest
Damien Priest, fed up with Sheamus' bully behaviour, accuses him of only attacking wrestlers that are "smaller" than him, such as Humberto Carrillo and Ricochet. Weeks after this accusation, Priest finally challenged Sheamus to face him during the SummerSlam 2021 event, which he obviously accepted and promised to "put him in his place".
- Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
Although Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre are old friends, Mahal and his two henchmen Veer and Shanky continue to interfere in all Mcintyre's matches, even making him miss the chance to win the 'Money in the Bank'.
After winning a 2vs1 handicap match against Mahal's 2 followers, McIntyre earned the right to ban them from his opponent's ringside during the match at SummerSlam. That should be interesting to watch! 🤔
- Raw Tag Team Championship: AJ Styles & Omos (T.T.C.) vs. Randy Orton & Riddle
Randy Orton made his comeback last week after a long absence that has lasted since the end of June.
A while ago, Orton refused to team up with Riddle when the latter congratulated him on his return; it was at this point that AJ Style and Omos attacked him, causing Riddle to save his old friend. Obviously Orton had to thank him (in his own way) and rebuild the legendary couple RK-Bro!
This sums up all the matches scheduled for this event. We hope that more will be added and that you’ll enjoy the show! We know we will!
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See you soon!
The Popegar Team