With 13 bouts to get through and plenty of scores to be settled, we’ve outlined everything you need to know about WWE SummerSlam.
When is it?
The event takes place on Sunday night (into Monday morning here in the UK), 19 August 2018. The show is held at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
What time does it start?
The action starts from 10pm BST with the two-hour ‘kick-off’ show which will feature build-up, pre-match chatter and three matches, including two title bouts. The main portion of the show begins at midnight and will last until around 4am.
Where can I watch it?
UK viewers can watch it on Sky Sports Box Office either live, or via one of the repeat showings. Repeats begin on Monday, August 20th and run through to Thursday August 23rd, showing daily at 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm. The event will set you back £14.95
WWE are also showing the event on their own streaming service, WWE Network, which is available via subscription at £9.99.
Can I stream it for free?
Yes – but only if you’re a new subscriber to WWE Network. WWE offers a month’s free trial for new sign-ups, so book up before the show starts and you won’t pay a penny.
Is Brock Lesnar leaving for UFC?
Lesnar seems almost certain to be preparing for a return to the Octagon and another shot at life in UFC’s heavyweight division. It’s no forgone conclusion, though, that he’ll do so at the expense of his WWE career. Lesnar, while just appearing on a handful of dates per-year, is comfortably the company’s top-earning performer, and the man himself is a huge attraction for the WWE, so it’s in their interests to continue working together. Be prepared to see Lesnar appear in UFC still with the Universal title in his possession:
Who else is wrestling?
From top to bottom, along with our predictions, here’s the full line-up for WWE SummerSlam:
The B Team (c) vs The Revival
Raw tag team championship match
Independent predicts: The B Team
Rusev and Lana vs Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega
Independent predicts: Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega
Daniel Bryan v The Miz
Independent predicts: Daniel Bryan
Finn Balor v Baron Corbin
Independent predicts: Baron Corbin
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) v Jeff Hardy
WWE United States Championship match
Independent predicts: Shinsuke Nakamura
Cedric Alexander (c) v Drew Gulak
WWE Cruiserweight Championship match
Independent predicts: Cedric Alexander
Carmella (c) v Becky Lynch v Charlotte Flair
Smackdown Women's Championship match
Independent predicts: Carmella
Dolph Ziggler (c) v Seth Rollins
WWE Intercontinental Championship match
Independent predicts: Dolph Ziggler
Braun Strowman v Kevin Owens
Independent predicts: Braun Strowman
The Bludgeon Brothers (c) The New Day
Smackdown tag team championship match
Independent predicts: The Bludgeon Brothers
AJ Styles (c) v Samoa Joe
WWE Championship match
Independent predicts: AJ Styles
Alexa Bliss (c) v Ronda Rousey
Raw Women’s Championship match
Independent predicts: Ronda Rousey
Brock Lesnar (c) v Roman Reigns
WWE Universal Championship match
Independent predicts: Brock Lesnar
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