It's summertime, and you know what that means? No, it's not time for Uncle Clark's BBQ, where Zima flows like water. The summer means it's time for the WWE PPV Summerslam. This year's card is shaping up, and it's looking pretty stacked. Who doesn't want to spend a Sunday evening watching sports entertainment?
On Sunday, August 11, Summerslam comes to the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. It's WWE's biggest event of the summer, so the card is pretty stacked, and it's going to be a long show. Depending on where you live, the show is going to start at a reasonable hour or in the middle of the night.
Summerslam Start Times:
- 4PM PT
- 6 PM C
- 7 PM ET
- 12 AM BST (August 12)
- 9 AM AEST (August 12)
As with most WWE events, a Kickoff Show starts the evening, and for Summerslam, the pre-show should begin two-hours prior. While none have been announced yet, there will probably be two matches on the Kickoff, and more than likely, the Cruiserweight Championship match will be booked there. As of this writing, there are ten matches on the card, and six of them are for championships–which is a few less title matches than you normally see on a PPV.
How To Watch:
There are a couple ways to watch Summerslam, and the first is to buy it through your cable or satellite provider, but that's going to be a costly endeavor. Luckily, the WWE Network exists, a streaming service to watch WWE programming and live events. If you're a new subscriber, you can sign up for one month for free, and if the service isn't to your liking or particular tastes–or you just want Summerslam for free–you can cancel at any time.
As for the show itself, there are a few key matches to focus in on during the evening. First, Goldberg returns to take on Dolph Ziggler because why not? Goldberg's last match with the Undertaker went super-well, so let's double down (End sarcasm). More importantly, Trish Stratus returns to take on Charlotte Flair, in what's going to more than likely be an amazing match, as Stratus is still a great competitor in the ring. The highlights of the evening will be AJ Styles vs. Ricochet and the in-ring debut of Bray Wyatt as "The Fiend." Also, Shane McMahon is involved in another PPV, and while that's a bit annoying to see him in another major storyline, at least we get to see Kevin Owens destroy him. And yes, there are plenty of higher-profile championship matches on this card, but I feel like the mid-card will be the best part of Summerslam.
Below, you'll find the full match card for Summerslam, which is subject to change.
Summerslam Match Card:
- Drew Gulak (c) vs. Oney Lorcan (Cruiserweight Championship)
- Goldberg vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair
- AJ Styles (c) vs. Ricochet (United States Championship)
- Finn Bálor vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
- Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon
- Bayley (c) vs. Ember Moon (Smackdown Women's Championship)
- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship)
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Natalya (Submission Match for the Raw Women's Championship)
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins (Universal Championship)
Make sure to come back to GameSpot on Sunday, August 11 for live coverage of the show.
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