Vince McMahon is out. Stephanie McMahon is on top, Triple H is heading up creative. It’s all changed at the WWE.
Money in the Bank was the last pay-per-view of the Vince McMahon era. And while some of the moving parts were put in place under Vince, SummerSlam 2022 is the first WWE PPV without Mr. McMahon in charge.
At the top of the bill is, not for the first time (but quite possibly the last time?), Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar.
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With Cody Rhodes on the shelf, it looked hard to see who could dethrone Roman Reigns, but although he only just had his last nibble at WrestleMania 38, Brock Lesnar emerged to become the number one challenger.
This year, SummerSlam 2022 takes place on: SATURDAY (yep, not Sunday) July 30 at: Nissan Stadium in: Nashville, Tennessee.
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SummerSlam 35 has a start time of: 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am the following morning in the UK).
A one hour kick-off show starts at 7pm ET/4pm PT (Midnight in the UK).
What’s the full match card and predictions for WWE SummerSlam 2022?
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar [Last Man Standing]
Well, we’ve been here before, haven’t we? The sixth one-on-one match between these two giants of the modern WWE era. The third in the last year.
Sometimes it’s been very very good (WM31). Sometimes it’s been very very bad (WM34). Usually it’s fallen somewhere in the middle.
We’ll settle for a conclusive end to the proceedings, and with Vinny Mac out the door, we think that Brock Lesnar is likely to follow him.
With his mind elsewhere, RR will put an end to this one, once and for all. He’ll just have to watch out for the man with the briefcase…
PREDICTION: Roman Reigns:
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
The smart money here is all on Ronda Rousey.
Liv Morgan stole a victory with a cash-in on a battered Ronda Rousey, and she almost failed at that, too.
A fully refreshed RR against a giddy, dizzy Liv Morgan should only end one way.
But we’ve got two reasons for expecting an upset here. we think Rousey will underestimate Morgan.
And we think Charlotte Flair will also make her presence felt.
PREDICTION: Liv Morgan
WWE Raw Women’s Championship. Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch
These two have only been at it for a relatively short period of time compared to the likes of Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, but this is already becoming a storied rivalry.
Bianca Belair has long shrugged off any sense of inferiority and embraced her very EST-ness, although she did briefly lose the strap to Carmella (thanks to Bex) earlier this month.
There won’t be any third parties involved this time around though, but despite that, and Lynch’s somewhat unhinged desire, we think that Big Time Bex will twist the rules enough for the win.
PREDICTION: Becky Lynch
Pat McAfee vs. Happy Corbin
Happy Corbin NEEDS a win. Pat McAfee is just here for the ride.
The same could be said when McAfee locked horns with Theory at WrestleMania though, and that didn’t stop Mac picking up the W.
Nevertheless, we’re thinking that Corbin’s experience in the ring will give him the edge against a man who is obviously talented, but still technically a rookie when it comes to the squared circle.
PREDICTION: Happy Corbin!
WWE United States Championship. Bobby Lashley (c) vs Theory
Bobby Lashley made relatively short work of Theory at Money in the Bank, although of course Mr. McMahon’s former protege had a great evening in the end by winning the Money in the Bank briefcase.
A cash-in will have to wait, as before Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar lock get into the ring and lock horns, Theory has another match against The All Mighty.
Given their match-up at MITB, and Theory’s patron’s departure from the WWE, AND Theory’s likely distraction of his briefcase, we can’t see this ending with anything else than an easy Bobby victory.
PREDICTION: Bobby Lashley
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) [Jeff Jarett as special guest referee]
This is going to sound awfully familiar if you’ve read our past predictions, but despite their (ahem) undisputed skills and savvy, we can’t see The Usos continuing on this run forever.
At some point hubris and the expectation of the win will be their undoing. They were lucky to walk out with the titles at MITB with the refs missing that shoulder up.
This time around they won’t be so lucky. The Street Profits to win and put an end to the Bloodline’s dominance.
PREDICTION: The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
Logan Paul vs. The Miz
A hated loser from a totally vacuous modern fame game who has absolutely NO business being in a WWE ring… against Logan Paul.
There are plenty of differences between The Miz and Logan Paul, but the similarities are too striking to overlook.
The problem at the moment is that the crowd just won’t get behind Logan Paul, no matter what nefarious means The Miz resorts to.
We can’t see that changing drastically at SummerSlam, but we do think that Logan Paul will start to at least convince some people that he’s earned the right to enter the squared circle.
PREDICTION: Logan Paul
The Mysterios (Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio) vs The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and Finn Bálor) (with Rhea Ripley)
The Mysterios can never be underestimated. Rey Mysterio was supposed to be reveling in his 20th anniversary celebrations, but The Judgment Day had other plans.
Looking to recruit Dominik to their numbers, they put Rey’s future on the line. Dominik eventually acquiesced, but by then it was too late.
Now The Mysterios are out for revenge, and while we can’t seem them doing it two out of three (Rhea Ripley will absolutely get involved), we think some extra help may give them the Edge.
WINNERS: The Mysterios (Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio)
What date and start time is WWE SummerSlam 2022 in the UK?
WWE SummerSlam 2022 takes place in the UK in the early hours at: 1am on: Sunday, July 31.
A one-hour kick-off show starts at Midnight on the night of Saturday, July 30.
What date and start time is WWE SummerSlam 2022 in the US?
WWE SummerSlam 2022 takes place a of: 8pm ET/5pm PT on: Saturday, July 30.
A one-hour kick-off show starts at 7pm ET/3pm PT.
How do I watch SummerSlam 2022?
The venue for WWE SummerSlam 2022 is the: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee and tickets are available now.
If you can’t make it in person, you can watch on the WWE Network (direct in the UK, or via Peacock in the US) which we highly recommend, or if you don’t have a fast and reliable internet connection, the more traditional – and expensive – pay-per-view.
How do I live stream WWE SummerSlam 2022 on the WWE Network?
To watch the premium tier for live PPVs, which includes WWE SummerSlam 2022, the WWE Network is priced at £9.99 per month in the UK – first-time subscribers get a month free.
You can access it via the following platforms and devices – click for info on how to access with each app.
In the US, to access the WWE Network you need to subscribe to Peacock after the WWE signed a deal in 2021 to give the NBC service exclusive access. It’ll only set you back $4.99, and you get oodles of other content too.
You can sign up for Peacock here.
How do I watch WWE SummerSlam 2022 on WWE pay-per-view in the UK?
You can now buy WWE PPVs in the UK via BT Sport Box Office, after a deal was struck in 2019 that saw UK broadcast rights for WWE move from Sky to BT Sport starting January 2020.
How do I watch WWE SummerSlam 2022 on WWE pay-per-view in the US?
You can buy WWE PPVs in the US via your local provider – full list here.
What are your predictions? for: WWE SummerSlam 2022?
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