Hey wrestling fans. Dan K, formerly DK Wrestling Savior, here with a rare WWE post. We are on the heels of SummerSlam, and as my title suggests, I’ll be posting predictions but I also pose a question. Is SummerSlam, really THAT easy to predict this year? If we look up and down the card, we see some of the more well-known matches that will be taking place. Swagger will battle Rusev in a flag match. The Miz will defend the IC Title against Dolph Ziggler. Seth Rollins will be in a lumberjack match vs Dean Ambrose. You get the point. So, looking at this card, and seeing how the build has been, well, decent but not so great, ask yourself this question. Is SummerSlam really that easy to predict? Let’s get started shall we?
Flag Match: Jack Swagger vs Rusev
Okay. On the surface, you would think Rusev is a no-brainer. He’s being booked as the dominant evil person that only one, John Cena, can eventually conquer. While that may end up being true somewhere down the line, I think this match sets up nicely to continue this feud with a Swagger win. More importantly, it will continue Jack Swagger’s push as a face to battle the evil. If Swagger loses here, everything that’s been built up over the past two months with him goes away. He’s getting pops. He’s becoming relevant for pretty much the first time in his career. If Rusev grabs that flag, Swagger and Zeb have nothing left. There are no more angles for them. Swagger has to be the Real American here and get the win.
Prediction: Jack Swagger after a fluke mistake by Rusev.
Intercontinental Championship: The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler
I’m not sure what to call the current Miz. Is it a repackaged? Has he been repackaged? He’s the same Miz, just with a different video to go along with his AWESOME theme song. He hasn’t been booked too strongly, winning the IC belt very cowardly. I think the only way WWE can really go here is have Ziggler win. But wait. That’s not my prediction. I think the Miz weasels his way to victory here with the use of some shenanigans. It’ll be a decent match, but nothing to write home about.
Prediction: The Miz retains by using the ropes during a roll up.
Lumberjack Match: Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins
This was probably the most underwhelming stipulation they could’ve come up with. Sure, Rollins can’t run away. But there’s nothing on the line in this match, and it’s just a Lumberjack match, which will undoubtedly be filled with faces on one side, and heels on the other. I expect some sort of an all out brawl involving all the Lumberjacks. This will allow Rollins to escape, and Dean will spend the rest of SummerSlam searching in the back for him.
Prediction: No Contest.
Diva’s Championship: AJ Lee vs Paige
Prediction: AJ Lee wins with the spider submission thing she does.
Randy Orton vs Roman Reigns
When it comes to predictability, this one wreaks of it. It’ll be a typical slow-paced match and Randy Orton will dominate a lot of it. However, in the end, the new John Cena and his limited move set will take over. I see a Superman Punch, followed by a Spear.
Prediction: Roman Reigns with the Spear.
Stephanie McMahon vs Brie Bella
I think, if there ever was a difficult match to predict, this would be it. All signs point to Brie Bella winning and The Staples Center erupting in YES chants. Daniel Bryan may even make a cameo. Who knows? However, if Brie is the winner, what’s next for these two? I mean, is Stephanie gonna wrestle a second time? She’ll have nothing to do or say that won’t just be overkill if she loses to Brie. However, if she beats Brie, especially with some sort of cheap shenanigans, then it can push the feud further, keeping up reasons to mention Daniel Bryan so he doesn’t go forgotten, and still giving a legit reason for Stephanie to come out say anything. I wouldn’t rule out a heel turn by Nikki.
Prediction: Stephanie McMahon wins after Nikki screws over her twin sister.
Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt
Okay. Okay. Okay. We get it. He’s got the whole world in his hands and Bray Wyatt is disturbed. Well, all I can say is, the Wyatt’s have been anything but relevant lately. It’s a shame. I still sort of like them. They have gotten boring though and need something new. As far as predictions go, well, this one seems pretty easy on the surface. Jericho beat him at Battleground. It’s only fitting that Bray wins here. If he doesn’t, I suspect there will be little left for Bray to do. If he does, then we get a rubber match, and seeing Jericho wrestle another...