Roman Reigns vs. John Cena hits the headlines.
AEW rocked the wrestling world on Friday night as CM Punk made his long-awaited return to the ring. On Saturday, it’s time for WWE to shine. SummerSlam is likely to be the biggest wrestling event of 2021, and it’s all about John Cena battling for the number 17 world title
Roman Reigns defends his Universal Championship in the main event against Cena, who like between blockbusters. returned to the ringand .
As for the WWE Championship, Bobby Lashley is challenged by Goldberg. The part-time stars are rounded off by Edge, who will play against Seth Rollins in the game of the night. We’re also getting a WrestleMania rematch as Sasha Banks will face Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. (Note: Banks and Belair have been pulled from recent house shows due to “unforeseen circumstances” which has historically pointed to COVID complications meaning their fight may be canceled.)
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- Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. John Cena.
- WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley vs. Goldberg.
- Edge versus Seth Rollins.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair.
- US Championship: Sheamus (c) vs. Damien Priest.
- Raw Tag Team Championship: AJ Styles and Omos (c) vs. Randy Orton and Riddle.
- Raw Women’s Championship: Nikki ASH vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos vs. The Mysterios.
- Drew McIntyre versus Jinder Mahal.
- Alexa Bliss versus Eva Marie.
How to watch: Peacock, WWE Network
As you probably know, Peacock is the new home of WWE pay-per-views. The WWE Network has essentially migrated to NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and that’s where you can watch SummerSlam 2021. Peacock has three levels: Free, Premium and Premium Plus. To watch WWE content, you need a premium subscription. The good news is that you’ll be giving back $ 5 a month, less than the $ 10 for WWE Network.
If you’re outside of the US, watch SummerSlam 2021 on the WWE Network as usual.
SummerSlam takes place on Saturday, August 21st at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (Yes, you read that right, Saturday.) For those without a live ticket, it starts at 5 P.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. Grappling fans across the pond will have to stay up late as the show starts at 1 a.m. UK time. In Australia, SummerSlam starts at 10 a.m. AEST on Sunday.
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Return of the man: Becky Lynch was one of WWE’s biggest stars before leaving the company to have their first child (Mazel tov!). That was 15 months ago. Lynch teased a return, tweeted notices on recent pay-per-views, and has been featured in recent on-screen promos. Additionally, SummerSlam will have over 40,000 fans in the crowd – what better time to bring them back? I’m looking forward to the pop.
Goldberg’s match turns dark: Perhaps this is not the boldest prediction, but it has to be said. Goldberg returned to WWE in shock.. It was great fun to watch him throughout the program, which culminated in a great match at WrestleMania 33. Since then, things have gone downhill as Goldberg’s matches were played using the same formula. He gives a spear, he gives a spear, he takes his opponent’s finish, he gives a spear, maybe a jackhammer, and then we get a finish. His .
Nikki ASH keeps her title: And then lose it on Raw the next night.