We are five days away from SummerSlam and in its issue yesterday, August 14 , Monday Night Raw took a big risk by advancing two of the meetings scheduled for Sunday, which was a considerable change to the WWE SummerSlam 2017 poster, At least as far as the position of the competitors is concerned.
First, the fight for the Cruiserweight Championship was anticipated, resulting in the coronation of Akira Tozawa, who thus ended the long and dominant reign of Neville. The Briton demanded his rematch for Sunday, but now the position has changed and the cruisers have managed to catch some attention, when they were being overshadowed by a recharged cartel.
The meeting between Finn Bálor and Bray Wyatt was also advanced, who apparently could not contain their hunger for fight. In the first hand of his races, the World Eater defeated the Irishman cleanly, after which he took his disturbing attitude to a new level when he bathed in blood. Furious, Bálor announced that he will bring The Demon back in Sunday’s rematch.
With this, the poster of WWE SummerSlam 2017 is as follows:
Fatal 4-Way for the Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. Roman Reigns Vs. Braun Strowman Vs. Samoa Joe
WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal (c) (with The Singh Brothers) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Women’s Raw Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Naomi (c) vs. Natalya
John Cena vs. Baron Corbin
United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens – Shane McMahon will be the special referee
Raw Pairs Championship: Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
SmackDown: The New Day (c) vs. The Usos
“The Demon” Finn Bálor Vs. Bray Wyatt
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Akira Tozawa (c) (with Titus O’Neil) vs. Neville
Randy Orton Vs. Rusev
Big Cass Vs. The Big Show – Enzo Amore will hang from a shark cage
It remains to be seen if SmackDown will add another match to their share, or if any late-breaking matches will be added via WWE.com. However, given the breadth of the cartel, this seems unlikely.
What do you think? Are you excited about the fights for this Sunday?