7 things that must happen at WWE SummerSlam 2019
To say that SummerSlam 2019 feels underwhelming would be an understatement. Compared to last year and certainly the year before, 2019's edition of the "Biggest Party of the Summer" doesn't feel like a big deal. It feels more like a minor pay per view that should be taking place a month later.
I expect a match or two to be added at the last minute, but we're dealing with the card as it stands now.
Despite the underwhelming nature of what's currently available, WWE can make the most of the show if the company avoids its common mistakes and books it well.
A few match outcomes are certain. Becky Lynch isn't going to be losing her championship to Natalya. Goldberg is going to flatten Dolph Ziggler. Charlotte Flair won't be losing to a returning legend for a special attraction match.
WWE can make the most of the rest of the card with the following outcomes.
#1 Drew Gulak retains the Cruiserweight Championship
It's nice to see a hard worker like Oney Lorcan getting a spot on the SummerSlam card, even if it will only be for the kickoff show. Nevertheless, Drew Gulak needs to retain here. He's still the biggest name that 205 Live has available and Orcan has commitments to the NXT brands.
It's too bad that this match won't take place on NXT, because it would probably be a star better there, but this should be a good way to open the show and make Orcan's name better known.
Either way, Drew Gulak has to be the standard-bearer for 205 Live for a while longer, unless for some reason Buddy Murphy, Cedric Alexander, and Ali go back there (some of them probably want to).