WWE SummerSlam 2022 card, matches, rumors, predictions, match card, date, start time, location
The countdown is on for WWE’s biggest event of the summer. SummerSlam falls on July 30 from Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
This year marks the 35th time WWE has hosted SummerSlam and they’re going big. The long-running rivalry between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar will continue in the show’s main event. Reigns will defend his undisputed championship against Lesnar in a Last Man Standing Match which will likely see the two men tear each other apart.
Construction on the show has begun but the full card is far from final. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what we know — and what we expect — at WWE SummerSlam.
WWE SummerSlam Matches
WWE Undisputed Universal Championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (Last Man Standing Match): For years, WWE has returned to Reigns vs. Lesnar for top major cards. They returned to that good one more time by bringing Lesnar back after Reigns defeated Riddle to retain his undisputed championship. The two met most recently at WrestleMania, with Reigns picking up the win. Now they meet again, this time under the rules of Last Man Standing. It’s the kind of grueling match that sets the winner up to be cashed in by Money in the Bank contract holder theory.
United States Championship — Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Theory: Lashley defeated Theory to win the title at Money in the Bank. Theory’s night would improve a lot by the end of this show, being awarded a spot in the Money in the Bank match and winning the contract. Still, Theory seeks revenge on Lashley despite a clear shot at the biggest belts in the business. Lashley, meanwhile, will be looking to build momentum as a secondary title holder after previously being in the mix as a world title contender.
Pat McAfee vs. Happy Corbin: Corbin took issue with McAfee’s research into the comments, which led to several confrontations. McAfee finally issued a challenge for a match at SummerSlam. After Money in the Bank concluded, Corbin attacked McAfee and accepted the match. McAfee put on several very fun performances in NXT and even had a solid match with Theory at WrestleMania. After defeating Theory, McAfee lost an impromptu match to Vince McMahon. Corbin hasn’t won a pay-per-view — including being on the losing side of two Survivor Series games — since December 2019.
WWE SummerSlam Predictions
The Miz & Ciampa vs. Logan Paul & AJ Styles: The pair teamed up at WrestleMania, defeating The Mysterios in tag action. As Miz and Paul celebrated their win, Miz turned on Paul, attacking the social media star. When Paul announced he was training for a comeback – and then signed a contract with WWE – Miz reacted by suggesting they would team up again at SummerSlam. This is of course unlikely. Miz and Ciampa worked together to make Styles’ life very difficult and it could set up a solid match with plenty of talent to help Paul, who is very athletic but still learning a lot of the ropes of the wrestling game.
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Liv Morgan (c) vs. Natalya: Natalya takes credit for Morgan winning the title by cashing in the Money in the Bank contract, saying Ronda Rousey wouldn’t have been vulnerable for the cash-in if Natalya hadn’t softened her in their match. Morgan picked up a win over Natalya in tag action on Raw and will likely continue her feud in SummerSlam.