Generally, all pay-per-views of the WWE receive a vast amount of viewers but SummerSlam has always broken the charts every year. Some people consider it as “WrestleMania in the summer” since it is the second most important event in the calendar. Surprises have become quite usual in recent years and SummerSlam is no exception to the rule. The only things that are certain are that they will not go as planned. However, despite the motivation to innovate, fans have left the arena in previous years disappointed. On this occasion, the fans will have the opportunity to, once more, be amazed. Will it happen? Here are five reasons why WWE SummerSlam might flop and five reasons it may succeed:
10. The Bludgeon Brothers will fall (Flop)
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan have been extremely fortunate that the storyline as the “Bludgeon Brothers” has been a great success since previous examples have not had the same outcome. In fact, if their storyline had not worked then their future in the industry would have look somewhat obscure. In the past, these sorts of tricks have not lasted as long as planned because General Manager, Vince McMahon, usually cuts them off before they even have a chance. Ever since Luke and Rowan came together, they have been on a streak of destruction. They have been able to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship title and many people hope they defend it at SummerSlam.
Now it goes without saying that the WWE’s Tag Team Division’s (on both Raw and SmackDown) are fairly weak, and The Bludgeon Brothers should be protected at all costs. Although Luke and Erick will have had a fairly lengthy reign as SD Tag Team Champs by the time SummerSlam rolls around, their momentum shouldn’t be stopped then. Harper and Rowan shouldn’t be treated like any ordinary team, and it’s far too soon for The Bludgeon Brothers to be losing any steam. If Vince decides to take the titles off Luke and Erick prematurely at SummerSlam, it’ll definitely be a huge failure seeing they’re just starting to pick up momentum as WWE’s most formidable duo.
9. Dave Bautista will probably return (Success)
Since rumors have started to circulate, most Dave´s fans are speculating that Dave will return to the ring. As we know, Dave has made clear to WWE that he is extremely good at what´s he knows to do, and it´s wrestling, we were able to see Dave fighting extremely good at the ring and that is the exact moment that we get to know that Dave must return, I am completely sure if Dave returns that will be the most incredible surprise that David could give to his fans. Dave, please listen to your fans, they miss you so much!
After Dave abandoned the ring in 2014, WWE has not been the same, because Dave was able to get emotion from the audience and that´s the fact that characterizes WWE. If WWE decides to ask Dave for a return to the right, the WWE SummerSlam will be a complete success. Dave Bautista is not only known for being a wrestler, but also for being an awesome actor, I think if Dave is asked for returning, Dave will have to think very well between acting or wrestling, but whatever he decides we will be glad about it.
8. Sasha Banks and Bayley at the ring (flop)
Sasha Banks and Bayley are two of the greatest female wrestler in the ring, in different events we could see Sasha and Bayley as rivals in the ring, but currently we are not able to get that adrenaline that Sasha and Bayley are used to giving us. Don’t get me wrong, Sasha and Bayley are two incredible female wrestlers, but seems fans are no longer interested in them, they say they used to get excited when they saw Sasha and Bayley and the ring, but not they are not any more. Don´t worry girls, you are still two of my favorites.
It is rumored Sasha and Bayley are characterized for not put an end in the ring, according to rumors and fans, no one gets to know who is going to win or lose, because we were able to see that Sasha and Bayley have a kind of frenemies on. We know friendship is the most valuable thing that anyone can get, but GIRLS! This is wrestling, people want to see action everywhere, don´t be lovely at the ring. Well, we hope Sasha and Bayley change mind and get a little adrenaline on.
7. Andrade Cien Almas (Success)
What if I tell you that Andrade has the total potential to win this SummerSlam? Will you believe me or not? Well, Andrade is one of the wrestling Champion, and it´s clear is at the ring (let´s be honest, he will be there) this WWE SummerSlam will be a complete success. WWE sees a big wrestling potential in Andrade, and if WWE does not contact Andrade to be in SummerSlam, it will be making a huge mistake. So, keep in mind WWE, Andrade Cien Almas plus the ring, the result will be a success.
Let´s talk a little bit about his past: The Mexican wrestler, Andrade “Cien” Almas, became the new NXT champion by defeating Drew McIntyre, Almas used all the resources with which he could, proving to be at the level of his rival. The champion was in trouble on several occasions but managed to respond with severe punishment to stay in control of the match. The strength of the Scottish prevented Andrade from correctly applying several of the punishments, so he had to resort to agile and aerial movements to decimate his rival.
6. Boring Matches (flop)
From a short time ago, WWE used to offer boring matches to its viewer, and that is probably the main thing WWE should carefully schedule the matches. The creative team should be more “creative” about scheduling the matches because when you see the same match over and over, eventually you get bored and you will be completely able to predict the final. So, WWE has to set up better matches, I think WWE fans think the same ways than us if you want WWE SummerSlam to be a success, improve the matches, it´s that simple.
In 2017, there were a lot of good fights in the PPV, such as the rules of the real rumble or the takeover that were interesting. But there were a few in the PPV that honestly we don´t give a fuck because of the bad storyline or what happened in the ring or were so predictable and that´s why we didn´t want to see them. That´s the main thing why WWE should be more careful about scheduling the matches because they have to be able not to get viewer bored.
5. Brock Lesnar in WWE SummerSlam (probably will flop)
On Raw a few days ago, the Olympian, Kurt Angle stated that the various fights to find a champion to run for the Universal title championship were canceled. Due to these unfortunate events, Brock’s participation at SummerSlam had to be canceled. Contractual problems seems to be the argument. The plan is to make Bobby Lashley face Roman Reigns, and the winner of such match to become the wrestler who will have a chance for the championship. Nonetheless, he also believes that the main attraction will be Lesnar against Reigns.
The plan is to get the fans to boo Brock, at least that’s what Meltzer has had in mind. What the WWE is looking for is to play as if Lesnar was leaving to the UFC with the belt. The reason for this is to move forward with the storyline that Brock is not ready to leave the WWE without a belt. WWE only wishes to create the illusion that Lesnar is going out of the business. They will also have the WWE stars saying that Reigns does not deserve another chance after his latest failures. Meltzer says the main objective for this week is to cause some sympathy on fans towards Roman Reigns.
4. Crowd not interested (flop)
In different pay per view events, we were all able to see the crowd´s interest and we know that crowd seems to be less interested in what´s going on the square circle. Because of the fight is too boring to see or they are not interested anymore? Well, we don´t certainly know that, but we do know is from a short time ago, crow seems to be less interested in the right, because of WWE matches schedule cause that people get bored about the matches. Matches WWE has bee scheduling are too boring.
This is probably WWE´s fault because if it produces more interesting shows, people will be more involved in. There is no doubt WWE is a huge wrestling show, where people enjoy the amazing fight between awesome rivals, but unfortunately, these days have not been as good as WWE expected to be. As fast as WWE SummerSlam´s arrival is approaching, WWE should think very straight things to get people more involved in. Come on WWE! Make people get interested in your shows, we don´t want to see you down, what we want is better matches.
3. Roman Reigns will be possibly out of Main Event (Success)
Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoa’i (May 25, 1985) is a former American football player and professional wrestler from Samoan descent who is currently working for WWE, under the name of Roman Reigns. A member of the Anoa’i family, a famous Samoan-American wrestling dynasty, and formerly a member of The Shield, he won the WWE Tag Team Championship once with Seth Rollins. He is the winner of the Twenty-eighth edition of Royal Rumble Reigns made his appearance on November 18, 2012, in Survivor Series with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins in the main event of the event, attacking Ryback, allowing him to retain the WWE Championship to CM Punk.
As long as rumors are starting to circulate, most WWE fans have been speculating that Roman Reigns is a too good wrestler to challenge Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2018 for Universal Title. Most people think that will be a huge success not let Roman Reigns challenge Brock Lesnar, because let´s be clear, Lesnar is not a good wrestler, but is not that bad. WWE thinks Roman will trash Lesnar, and that´s why WWE decided not to let Roman Challenge Lesnar. Well, I will like to see Roman Reigns trash Lesnar, and I think I´m not the only one.
2. Dean Ambrose Vs Seth Rollins (Success)
The argument of this confrontation is quite simple: Ambrose and Rollins are almost brothers for about two years and Rollins in his ambition to achieve recognition and fame, betrays Ambrose and Reigns (main beneficiary with the separation of The Shield so far), and is allied to the most important conclave of power in the WWE: The Authority, led by the same Triple H.
Ambrose, a fighter with his psychological characteristics somewhat disturbed, decides that his main challenge is to eliminate Rollins, using any method, making him impossible to become Maximum Champion, since Rollins has that possibility at hand with the briefcase Money in the Bank, which also won bothering Dean Ambrose.
Dean Ambrose Vs Seth Rollins confrontation will absolutely set up the audience because Dean and Seth have been the main reason why people come to see this confrontation. Ambrose seems to have mastered a character that in his case had been working since his independent time and Rollins seems to have less control with the microphone, but an important technique that has allowed him to be considered with this great opportunity to be the Champion of tomorrow, so that´s going to be a principal reason the people will be expecting this WWE SummerSlam 2018.
1. Ronda Rousey will probably be at WWE SummerSlam 2018 (Success)
Ronda Rousey is very popular in the world for the achievements of the WWE. The 28-year-old fighter was born in California and from an early age was obsessed in a contact sport. In this way, “Rowdy” has a lot to tell because his life is an example of life that carries its fruits. She has defeated all her opponents by submission (armbar or arm wrench) in all her battles. Rousey became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo, a milestone she achieved at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
If Ronda Rousey gets the Raw Women’s Championship she will be at WWE SummerSlam 2018, we know it`s too soon to say that she is winning the Championship, but there is still a possibility. We know if Ronda goes to SummerSlam, many people will be so involved in the event because there is no doubt Ronda in an amazing female wrestle and that will be a reason to see the event. If you were thinking not to see the SummerSlam, well think straight, because Roda Rousey will probably be in there.