Has WWE given away two blockbuster SummerSlam matches from RAW? Exploring the fallout of Clash at the Castle

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WWE SummerSlam is less than two months away and the feuds and storylines have already started to shape up. The Stamford-based promotion seemingly gave away two blockbuster matches for the August spectacle at Clash at the Castle Premium Live Event.

One of the matches that is seemingly confirmed for The Biggest Party of the Summer is Damian Priest vs. Gunther for the World Heavyweight Championship. The Punisher faced a formidable foe at Clash at the Castle in the form of Drew McIntyre in the latter's home country, where his championship reign was in jeopardy.

However, the fact that Priest retained his title seems to be a major indication that he will walk into this year's SummerSlam as the champion. Even though Money in the Bank will be the upcoming premium live event, the possibility of The Judgment Day member losing his title at the spectacle is quite low.

It is because WWE's main focus would be on the winners of the Men's and Women's Money in the Bank Ladder matches rather than having a World Title change hands ahead of their biggest event of the summer.

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Hence, Damian Priest and Gunther will seemingly lock horns for the World Heavyweight Championship in a marquee match at SummerSlam this year, which WWE has seemingly confirmed at Clash at the Castle last weekend.

Gunther got to opportunity to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship by winning the King of the Ring Tournament.

WWE furtively revealed Drew McIntyre's SummerSlam match

Another blockbuster match for SummerSlam that WWE seemingly gave away at Clash at the Castle is Drew McIntyre vs. CM Punk. McIntyre, who has waited long to capture the World Heavyweight Championship, finally had the opportunity to do so in front of his home crowd in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, CM Punk once again robbed him of his grand moment by costing him the match. The fact that WWE sacrificed Drew McIntyre's most-awaited moment and gave him a heartbreaking loss at Clash at the Castle just for the sake of accentuating his rivalry with the Second City Saint shows the company's top priority at the moment.

WWE has been going all-out to add layers to the rivalry between McIntyre and Punk, which is seemingly heading into this year's SummerSlam. Had this match not been on the horizon, The Scottish Warrior might have won the World Heavyweight Championship in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, the Stamford-based promotion has been catapulting this animosity to a whole new level, which indicates that WWE is building this as the biggest rivalry of this summer. Both CM Punk and Drew McIntyre are expected to lock horns in a blockbuster match at The Biggest Party of the Summer, the undertone of which has already been set.

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Edited by Jeevak Ambalgi
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