There is a lot to look forward to in the WWE over the next few months, with several big stars potentially returning in time for SummerSlam. There may be some very exciting matches at The Biggest Party of the Summer if this turns out to be the case.
Last year’s event was a blockbuster affair that featured a ton of star power over the ten matches that were scheduled. The year is no different this year, with John Cena and Brock Lesnar probably set to be a part of the second-biggest WWE show of all time. The Beast Incarnate has already been confirmed but the Hollywood star’s impending return is likely to spark a match between the two.
At the end of July, we could be in for another epic edition, featuring rematches of world titles and brand new dream bouts. Take a look at these eight predictions for SummerSlam 2022.
#8 A competitive match was won by Seth Rollins against Riddle
It can be argued that Seth Rollins is the modern-day version of Mr. SummerSlam, given his excellent performances at the event since 2014. He has participated in an array of summertime classics, including matches against John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Edge.
There is a possibility that Riddle will stand in his way at SummerSlam as The Visionary looks to add to his impressive resume. We can expect a competitive match. Despite the fact that he may lose to Rollins in the end, The Original Bro will continue to shine in the spotlight.
After losing three straight premium live event matches to Cody Rhodes, the four-time WWE world champion needs the victory more. Also, Seth Rollins, who is inching closer to a shot at Roman Reigns, would also gain momentum.
#7 The RAW Women’s Championship is retained by Bianca Belair over Becky Lynch
In the near future, WWE could book Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch once again, even though the latter has been on a downward spiral on Monday Night Raw. It is possible that Big Time Becks will continue her trend of taking one step forward and two steps back at SummerSlam against The EST of WWE.
Belair can squash Lynch in an event role reversal compared to last year’s, where the Irish star beat her in 26 seconds. As a matter of fact, it makes sense and it would complete their story with a perfect “full circle” moment.
Bianca Belair becomes even more unstoppable as a result of this SummerSlam shocker. While Becky Lynch is being properly humbled and reaches “rock bottom”, it is time for her to make her comeback at WrestleMania.
#6 In a brutal match against Sheamus, Drew McIntyre wins
After SummerSlam, Drew McIntyre is likely to challenge for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match, as Clash at the Castle is next on the premium live event calendar. In order to gain momentum heading into the stadium show at Cardiff, the Scottish Warrior would need a solid victory.
There is a possibility that Sheamus may suffer a loss as a result of the recent violent confrontation between the two men on SmackDown. SummerSlam may end up being a brutal Street Fight due to this situation.
It may be similar to their epic clash at Fastlane 2021, but with absolute carnage witnessed by fans. The Celtic Warrior has a chance of creating something special with the help of his former friend McIntyre, who has just been elevated to the heights after a hard-fought battle with The Celtic Warrior.
#5 At SummerSlam, Pat McAfee defeats Happy Corbin in his debut in the ring
In apparent preparation for Pat McAfee’s SummerSlam match, WWE has had a verbal confrontation between him and Happy Corbin on the latest episode of SmackDown. The fact that he is a good wrestler makes this potential match one of the highlights of The Biggest Party of the Summer.
The match between McAfee and Theory at WrestleMania 38 indicates that expect more fireworks at Nissan Stadium in the near future. former NFL punter should win, too, even though Corbin is a full-time wrestler.
The former King of the Ring champion can cope with another defeat, but he may want to change his gimmick. In the meantime, WWE fans would go bonkers at SummerSlam if Pat McAfee was able to defeat the dastardly Happy Corbin.
#4 The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship is defended by Ronda Rousey against the returning Bayley
The SmackDown Women’s Championship is not likely to be lost anytime soon for Ronda Rousey, but she still needs opponents to keep the division competitive. As a result, Bayley would be the ideal opponent for her to compete against at SummerSlam.
Role Model has been out of action for nearly a year due to an ACL injury, but he is expected to return to WWE in the near future. The key to Rousey’s success is her ability to bring out the best in everyone she works with.
As a performer, Bayley is strong enough that one defeat would not have a detrimental effect on her credibility, as long as WWE has an after-action plan for her. Furthermore, a fight with her would significantly enhance the former UFC star’s title reign if he were to wage a war with her.
#3 The Theory has regained the United States Championship from John Cena
The theory is currently the United States Champion, so how could he be able to take the title from John Cena at SummerSlam? Quite simply. I think WWE should get more creative than simply building up one single match if the Hollywood star is sticking around to face the 24-year-old star.
After Money in the Bank, Cena should win the US Title from Theory. Cena can then bring back the US Open Challenge for a couple of weeks. It would be beneficial for rising stars like Chad Gable and Montez Ford to face him in a 15-minute match on television.
At Nissan Stadium, Theory wins back his title, which is the ultimate rub. This is a very simple way to make the most of the 16-time world champion’s return to WWE if he has a match at SummerSlam in the near future.
#2 Finn Balor defeats Edge with the help of The Judgment Day’s newest member
Edge was betrayed by The Judgment Day on RAW after Hell in a Cell, so the group should keep their momentum going. Therefore, it is imperative that they get the upper hand over the WWE Hall of Famer at SummerSlam.
It is likely that Finn Balor will be his opponent, as he was the one who replaced The Rated-R Superstar. If the company has plans to push The Judgment Day, the Irishman will almost certainly succeed, as long as the company has plans to do so. There is even a possibility that Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley will be joining him in the near future.
It wouldn’t surprise me if somebody like Ciampa interfered and cost Edge the match at SummerSlam. Balor would be established as one of WWE’s top heels, while the group would be elevated as a result.
#1 Brock Lesnar just barely managed to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns
This is the only match announced for SummerSlam, with WWE putting on another main event featuring Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. The two men will now face off in a Last Man Standing Match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Despite the likely brutality of the action, the result is not in doubt. WWE turned to The Beast Incarnate as the backup plan after Randy Orton was The Tribal Chief’s original opponent at The Biggest Party of the Summer.
Consequently, Lesnar is likely to lose another match to Reigns as a result of this. Due to the rules of the Last Man Standing, he will not be pinned this time around. It seems that is the reasoning behind the stipulation.
In the finish, there is likely to be a huge spot where Roman Reigns and The Usos both fall for the referee’s 10-count, only for The Usos to help Reigns get to his feet. I think that would be a good way to end this overly long saga.