WWE SummerSlam 2017 Full Match Card Preview/Predictions

WWE SummerSlam 2017 is happening this Sunday and it's a stacked card. Several things happened on both Raw and Smackdown Live that arguably should have happened at SummerSlam. Nevertheless, the event could still prove to be an unpredictable card as the WWE loves to swerve (or troll) its audience.

This year we have 10 matches on the main card and two matches on the pre-show. It's an event that includes both Raw and Smackdown Live Superstars. Some names have been left out of the card this year such as The Miz, The Hardy Boyz and more. This is due to time constraints since this year is expected to last 4 hours again.

(P) Cruiserweight Championship - Akira Tozawa (c) (with Titus O'Neil) vs. Neville: This match was actually booked on Raw where Tozawa beat Neville to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Why WWE did this, I have no idea. Since Tozawa just won the title a few days ago, he is expected to retain. A six-day title reign is too short for Tozawa, and it will be refreshing to see Neville feud with other people after this match.

(P) SmackDown Tag Team Championship - The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) (c) (with Kofi Kingston) vs. The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso): These guys always deliver great matches, so it's a bit of a shame that they have to be on the pre-show this year. The New Day won the titles just a few weeks ago, so I feel they will retain the titles. Personally, I'd like to see The Usos win again, but I don't think they are going to hot potato the titles so often.

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Raw Tag Team Championship - Cesaro and Sheamus (c) vs. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins: Cesaro and Sheamus have been good champs, but they cannot take the reunion of Ambrose and Rollins so lightly. I don't think Ambrose is going to turn heel so I feel the Shield members will actually win the tag team titles here. The crowd popped loudly when they reunited. It will be a shame if they lose here. Their victory could also lead onto something else later on in the card...

John Cena vs. Baron Corbin: Corbin sadly looks like a jobber after losing his chance to become WWE Champion on Smackdown Live. He got pinned by Jinder Mahal thanks to a distraction from John Cena. It's hard to say who will win this match, since it's a match with no stakes in it. I feel John Cena might win here, although Corbin will get angry and beat up Cena severely after the match. Cena is on a losing streak at SummerSlam, so I feel WWE might give him a win this year.

Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt: Much like Neville vs. Tozawa, this match was also given away on television. On Raw, Wyatt got the victory, although Balor was not wearing his facepaint. At SummerSlam, Balor should be resurrecting his "demon" gimmick and should get the victory on Sunday. This is classic WWE style 50/50 booking.

Big Show vs. Big Cass (with Enzo Amore in a Shark Cage): This is going to be the least exciting match on the entire card. I don't think people are big fans of all three men at the moment. Anyway, Big Cass is expected to win since it seems as if Vince McMahon wants to give him a mini heel push. Big Show is also getting old and it's his duty to help get over younger talent.

Randy Orton vs. Rusev: This seems like another random match that was thrown together at the last minute. Since Orton is out of the WWE Title picture, WWE threw Rusev at him. I feel Orton is winning this match easily. Orton needs a victory here because he has been on a PPV losing streak. I also don't think WWE is pretty high on Rusev at the moment.

United States Championship - AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens (with Shane McMahon as referee): This might be an easy match to predict. Due to Shane McMahon being the special guest referee, I feel that AJ Styles is going to retain the US Title. Kevin Owens is going to get angry at Shane's officiating which will lead to the next feud. It's expected Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens will be taking place later this year. As for Styles, he's likely to feud with someone else after this match is over.

WWE Championship - Jinder Mahal (c) (with The Singh Brothers) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: With Corbin no longer being able to cash-in, I have a strong feeling that Jinder Mahal is going to retain the WWE Title. I would love to see Nakamura win the title, but WWE is going to tour the country of India in September. Due to that tour, I highly doubt we will be seeing Mahal dropping the title. Mahal will probably win again by cheating to elevate his heel status.

Raw Women's Championship - Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks: This is an interesting match because these two women hate each other in real life. That being said, they are still professionals so they are making sure they won't hurt each other inside the ring. I feel WWE could capatilize on the real life heat in the long run. Due to that, I feel Bliss is winning to further this feud past SummerSlam. Not to mention the original opponent for Bliss was Bayley, but Bayley got injured.

SmackDown Women's Championship - Naomi (c) vs. Natalya: Natalya has been wrestling for a long time, and I feel she is due to win the title. That said, I heard there is a report that WWE wants Naomi to win so they can sell lots of glow in the dark belts. Due to the potential to increase the sales of toys, Naomi is winning this match and could be champion for the remainder of 2017.

Fatal 4-Way match for the Universal Championship - Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman: This is without a doubt the most anticipated match of SummerSlam 2017. WWE has done a great job making all four of these men look strong during the buildup. Not to mention the crowd loves to cheer 75% of the participants. Only Roman Reigns is likely to be booed, which is ironic since he's the only babyface in the match.

Due to Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins reuniting, I still think there's a chance that they might interfere in this match to help Roman Reigns become the Universal Champion. That way, the Shield is reunited and have Raw's biggest titles. Reigns winning and reuniting with the Shield as heels is much better than Lesnar retaining and leaving again like he always does.

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