Summerslam match card has shaped up to be pretty stacked matching up to the caliber of the second biggest PPV of the year. There are multiple championship matches as well as contests featuring WWE Hall of Famers. But one could not helo but notice the absence of superstars like Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Daniel Bryan from the list of confirmed matches making things strange.
So at this point, speculations are running high that WWE will add more matches to Summerslam match card to make it even bigger. Roman Reigns is the first name concerned in this equation. He is pretty much guaranteed to compete at the biggest party of the summer despite WWE canceling the originally planned match against Daniel Bryan.
Now, WrestleVotes has added that Roman Reigns may end up facing a surprising opponent at Summerslam. There was an altercation between him and Buddy Murphy on this week’s Smackdown Live which WWE may use to set up a match between the two of them,
“There was a last night talking about adding Roman Reigns vs Buddy Murphy to the SummerSlam card after the angle that went down on SmackDown. Source said it wasn’t decided either way yesterday, but it remains a possibility as we get closer to the show this weekend.”
There were discussions last night about adding Roman Reigns vs Buddy Murphy to the SummerSlam card after the angle that went down on SmackDown. Source said it wasn’t decided either way yesterday, but it remains a possibility as we get closer to the show this weekend.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 7, 2019
Moving further, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the current plan is to arrange 10 plus matches on Summerslam evening. So they will make a way for Drew Mczintye to take on Cedric Alexander by carrying a storyline from Monday Night Raw,
“I don’t expect, out of the ten, they will take any away but Drew McIntyre and Cedric Alexander, as far as I know, is still on the card but not announced, but who knows. I think Nakamura/Ali is a no. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan is a no. I mean they are pretty adamant about that right now.”
There are also some rumors going on that Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross will also defend their newly won women’s tag team titles. If this happens then it will be the 12th matchup of Summerslam evening. As of now, the official card stands as given below,
WWE Universal Title Match
Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
WWE Title Match
Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston (c)
RAW Women’s Title Match
Natalya vs. Becky Lynch (c)
SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Ember Moon vs. Bayley (c)
WWE United States Title Match
Ricochet vs. AJ Styles (c)
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Oney Lorcan vs. Drew Gulak (c)
Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
Owens will quit WWE if he loses.
Bray Wyatt as The Fiend vs. Finn Balor
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bill Goldberg
Charlotte Flair vs. Trish Stratus