SummerSlam 2020 on a Boat or at the Beach? & Quick Takes This Week

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I don’t blame the guy. Do you?

On one hand, you get to sit at home and play video games. With the other job, you barely get any sleep and your body gets beat to shit while you do horrible storylines like the one with Lana, Bobby Lashley and Liv Morgan.

If he can afford to focus on Twitch instead, he’d be a fool not to make that his priority. It’s something he can do during the pandemic, build more of a net value for himself as a standalone performer beyond his WWE persona, and if he ever wants to get back in the ring, there’s nothing stopping him from a guest spot here or there, since he’s not under a no-compete clause.

WWE Payback on August 30th

One week after SummerSlam, WWE is going to run another pay-per-view with Payback. It hasn’t been officially announced, but it’s been rumored for a while and WrestleVotes is a trustworthy source.


How is this a good idea? It’s going to cannibalize the card. There’s no way in hell, with WWE’s track record, that they can pull this off.


It’ll be a series of the following:

  • Matches at SummerSlam end in weird ways so they can do rematches at Payback.
  • Matches at SummerSlam end in normal ways and they do rematches at Payback anyway.
  • Some matches aren’t booked for SummerSlam so they happen at Payback. WWE just drags out those stories an extra week or so.
  • Feuds are rushed with one week to set up, build, and do the go-home show for all at the same time.

This can’t possibly work. Not a chance.

What are your takes on these topics? Keep the discussion going in the comments below!

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