The name of the upcoming PPV, Great Balls of Fire PPV is quite adjacent if we look towards the match cards of the night. The main event of the night will mark the first-ever title defence for the reigning Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar after he won it, back at Wrestlemania 33 against Goldberg. The beast was finally back on track after a long hiatus following the biggest stage of the year.
The WWE Creative always intended to plan something big for the inaugural PPV in the company. There was some major backlash in the IWC with the name of the event from the get going. But, the way the stacked card of the night was announced, this should not stay once the event is concluded.
In combined, total eight matches were announced for the PPV which might get increased when the show actually goes underway. There will be five championship matches which are as follows:
WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Samoa Joe
Raw Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Raw Tag Team Championship: Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs. The Hardy Boyz
WWE Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Neville (c) vs. Akira Tozawa (Kickoff Match)
All of these lineups are quite mouth-watering considering great matchups. Plus, there are numerous speculations going on about whether there will be some sort of title change at Great Balls of Fire before the next big PPV, Summerslam arrives.
The reliable source, The Dirty Sheets Podcast indicated that despite featuring some big-time matches on the card, the night will not witness any championships change hands.
It means that there’s no doubt that Brock Lesnar will defeat Samoa Joe despite his recent momentums on Raw and go forward to Summerslam for yet another title defence. The Miz has just won the IC title and hence there’s no question of him dropping it, so early with the Miz-entourage behind him.
As for the other matches, Alexa Bliss & Sasha Banks’ rivalry did not even get to kick-off properly. In the case of the Hardy Boyz, they will be going solo in the near future. So, in both the case, there is no title changes predicted. As for Neville and Akira Tozawa, these two might lock horns at Summerslam, once again where the champion will be dethroned, finally.