WWE SummerSlam 2018: Preview and predictions

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Here’s a preview and prediction for every match on the card at the 2018 edition of WWE SummerSlam.

Thirty years after its debut, WWE SummerSlam is set for this Sunday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and this card has a lot of potential, even if there’s already plenty of members of the WWE Universe ready to riot over the main event. But we’ll get to that in a few minutes.

As per usual, I’m not going to spend a great deal of time talking about the kickoff show, which starts two hours before the main card gets underway, but there are three matches all set for that, two of them being title matches. The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is on the line as champion Cedric Alexander takes on Drew Gulak, who has really come into his own since Triple H took over 205 Live. This will likely be the best match early on.

The RAW Tag Team Championship is also up for grabs as The B-Team is set to collide with The Revival. Both teams have been on a roll lately and this should be entertaining enough, which is more than I can say for Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega. Remember last month when Rusev was battling for the WWE Championship?

Elias is also scheduled to perform his greatest single ever at some point during the show, which likely leads to some sort of confrontation with Bobby Lashley. As of this writing, that’s not an official match but very well could be an actual bout on Sunday.

Let’s move on the main show with previews and predictions for each match at the 2018 edition of WWE SummerSlam.

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SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day

The tag tournament to crown number one contenders for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship was fantastic, specifically the final match between The New Day and Sheamus and Cesaro. Honestly, I was hoping to see The Bar take that one to set up an extremely physical match with The Bludgeon Brothers, but I guess that wasn’t in the cards. There’s word going around that WWE is wanting The New Day to break even more records than they already have so that’s likely why they’re here now. We’ve seen this battle before and it’s been entertaining enough, so I expect a decent match. With this being a big spotlight, I’m expecting Big E and Kofi to go for the challengers here.

Prediction: If that rumor is true about The New Day breaking records, I expect them to win here. It’s been a little bit since they’ve held the titles anyway, so that’s probably what’s going to happen. They’re still over with the youngsters and move a lot of merchandise so putting the belts back on them is always good for business, even if they don’t need them to be over. They’ve been putting on good matches, which is more than I can say for Harper and Rowan, who just took out some enhancement talent on the go-home episode of SmackDown Live.