SummerSlam (2018) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on August 19, 2018, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
2018 WWE SummerSlam Live™ Stream
The second-biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year, SummerSlam goes down live this year from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, Aug. 19. And considering the importance of the show, it should be no surprise that the first two matches booked for the card involved two of the company’s highest-paid talents in Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey.
The five-hour event, which could easily run longer as the card could contain as many as 15 matches, will begin at 7 p.m. ET with a kickoff show that starts two hours earlier at 5 p.m. CBS Sports will be previewing SummerSlam up until it begins, so keep it locked here for all of your WWE information and analysis as we head towards the big show.
2018 WWE SummerSlam matches
WWE Championship — AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe: The match fans have been waiting for is finally official with Styles and Joe — two former TNA stars — going head-to-head for the WWE title on one of the company’s grandest stages of the year. This should be fantastic.
Universal Championship — Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns: Lesnar will defend his title for the first time since April 27 against Reigns, who beat Bobby Lashley just a couple weeks after losing to Lashley at Extreme Rules. With Lesnar looking toward competing in UFC, it will be interesting to see whether he drops the championship at this event or perhaps the next night on Raw.
Raw Women’s Championship — Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey: The payoff for a months-long feud that began when Bliss cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase during Rousey’s title match against Nia Jax, this may be a massive moment for Rousey and the WWE women’s division.
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte: WWE did an admirable job building a winning streak that made Lynch whole again after so long of being second and third fiddle on the blue brand. After defeating Carmella, Lynch earned herself a title opportunity and should be able to cash it in now that James Ellsworth is fired and unable to interfere. Now Flair has been added to the match — also after beating Carmella clean — somewhat upsetting Lynch as her odds have decreased.
Intercontinental Championship — Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins: It looked like Balor might get the opportunity, but it will be Rollins getting yet another rematch against Ziggler after pinning him in a tag team match on Raw. With Drew McIntyre in Ziggler’s corner, Rollins has been outnumbered as of late. Will sides even up at SummerSlam?
United States Championship — Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy: This match was announced on Twitter after weeks of Nakamura terrorizing Hardy. However, another man who has terrorized Hardy even more as of late is Randy Orton, so you have to wonder whether this bout becomes a triple threat sooner rather than later.
Money in the Bank Briefcase — Braun Strowman (h) vs. Kevin Owens:
SmackDown Tag Team Championship — Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. New Day:
Raw Tag Team Championship — The B Team (c) vs. The Revival:
Cruiserweight Championship — Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak (Kickoff Show):
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