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WWE Summerslam 2017: Results, predictions and full match card analysis

The highlight of Summerslam will be the Fatal 4-way match for the Universal Championship
The highlight of Summerslam will be the Fatal 4-way match for the Universal Championship

WWE Summerslam 2017 is just days away and we now have a confirmed match card. This week's unexpected go-home episodes Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live provided some unexpected twists and turns in the build up The Biggest Party of the Summer.

Here is the full match card for WWE Summerslam 2017:

Kickoff Pre-show

#1) The New Day (c) vs The Usos (Tag team match for the WWE Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship) (Kick Off)

#2) The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan vs. The Miztourage (Kick Off)

#3) Akira Tozawa (c) vs Neville (Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship) (Kick Off)

Main Card

#4) Big Show vs Big Cass (Singles match with Enzo Amore suspended above the ring in a Shark Cage)

#5) Rusev vs Randy Orton (Singles match)

#6) Baron Corbin vs John Cena (Singles match)

#7) Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt (Singles match)

#8) Naomi (c) vs Natalya (Singles match for the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship)

#9) Alexa Bliss (c) vs Sasha Banks (Singles match for the WWE Raw Women's Championship)

#10) Sheamus and Cesaro (c) vs Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (Tag team match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)

#11) AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens (Singles match for the WWE United States Championship with Shane McMahon as Special Guest Referee)

#12) Jinder Mahal (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura (Singles match for the WWE Championship)

#13) Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe vs Braun Strowman (Fatal Four-way match for the WWE Universal Championship)


#1 Akira Tozawa (c) vs Neville (Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship)

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Akira Tozawa delivered the biggest shock on this past episode of Monday Night Raw when he upset Neville to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

I think it was an extremely questionable booking decision just days away from the pay-per-view unless the WWE feels it's time for "The King of the Cruiserweights" to abandon his kingdom.

I'm going with a Tozawa win and for Neville to move further up the card.

Prediction: Akira Tozawa retains

#2 The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan vs. The Miztourage

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The last-minute addition to the SummerSlam card has to be the biggest letdown on the entire card. An untimely injury to Scott Dawson of The Revival meant that the Hardy Boyz would be left without a proper feud heading into the biggest PPV of the summer.

WWE, in typical fashion, lazily booked a six-man tag team match. To make matters worse, it's on the kickoff pre-show. That's not all! The match has already happened on a recent episode of Raw.

The babyfaces came out on top in the aforementioned encounter and it won't any different this Sunday.

While the Hardys deserve better, The Miz is the biggest loser in the scenario. He is the only champion who won't be defending the title at the PPV and would rather have to settle for a relegated match. What.A.Shame!

Prediction: The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan def. The Miz, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel

#3 The New Day (c) vs The Usos (Tag team match for the WWE Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship)

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I think this one is pretty cut and dry. As amazing as The Usos have been these past few months, The New Day are fresh into their title reign and deserve more time at the top of the card.

Also, since they just lost clean to Jimmy and Jey on the go-home episode of Smackdown Live, they will probably walk out WWE Summerslam 2017 as champions.

Prediction: The New Days retains

#4 Baron Corbin vs John Cena (Singles match)

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Baron Corbin is coming off a failed attempt at cashing in his Money in the Bank contract. If he loses to John Cena at WWE Summerslam 2017, his career as a potential main event star is over. I'm hoping "The Lone Wolf" gets the win here.

Prediction: Baron Corbin wins

#5 Big Show vs Big Cass (Singles match with Enzo Amore suspended above the ring in a Shark Cage)

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The only result that makes sense in this match is for Big Cass to pick up the victory. Maybe we might be surprised with an Enzo Amore heel turn as has been rumoured these past few days.

Prediction: Big Cass wins

#6 Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt (Singles match)

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Coming off a clean singles loss to Bray Wyatt on the go-home episode of Monday Night Raw, Finn Balor simply has to win this rematch at WWE Summerslam 2017.

Add to this the fact that he will be pulling out his Demon persona, it's almost a guaranteed victory.

Prediction: Finn Balor wins

#7 Naomi (c) vs Natalya (Singles match for the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship)

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The WWE Smackdown Live Women's Division has suffered with Naomi at the helm as champion and I think it's time for a change at the top.

Natalya is the best female heel wrestler on the blue brand and it's time she gets her due with a title run at WWE Summerslam 2017.

Prediction: Natalya wins to become the new WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion

#8 Rusev vs Randy Orton (Singles match)

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Rusev has been constantly given the short end of the stick in his major WWE feuds and I don't expect things to change for "The Bulgarian Brute" against Randy Orton. I'm going with a win for The Viper at WWE Summerslam 2017.

Prediction: Randy Orton wins

#9 Alexa Bliss (c) vs Sasha Banks (Singles match for the WWE Raw Women's Championship)

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This is one of the most difficult matches to predict, especially considering that Bayley was supposed to be Alexa Bliss' opponent until an untimely shoulder injury ruled her out of WWE Summerslam 2017.

While Sasha Banks might be the best female wrestler on Monday Night Raw, I feel like Alexa still has a few months left in her run as champion.

Prediction: Alexa Bliss wins to retain

#10 Sheamus and Cesaro (c) vs Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (Tag team match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)

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The Shield reunion is finally here as Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose put their differences aside to reform two-thirds of one of the WWE's most successful factions of all-time. Now, they go up against Sheamus and Cesaro for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships.

It would be a real swerve if they weren't given the victory to commemorate their epic reunion.

Prediction: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose win to become the new WWE Raw Tag Team Champions

#11 AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens (Singles match for the WWE United States Championship with Shane McMahon as Special Guest Referee)

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This feud between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens has seen the WWE United States Championship change hands on way too many occasions for it to happen again at WWE Summerslam 2017.

I'm going with an AJ victory but expect some sort of controversy with the inclusion of Shane McMahon as the Special Guest Referee.

Prediction: AJ Styles wins to retain

#12 Jinder Mahal (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura (Singles match for the WWE Championship)

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With Baron Corbin's Money in the Bank contract no longer a threat, it makes the outcome of this match a little less predictable.

I'm going with my heart here and saying that Shinsuke Nakamura will be given the opportunity to showcase his skills as the new WWE Champion at WWE Summerslam 2017.

Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura wins to become the new WWE Champion

#13 Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe vs Braun Strowman (Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE Universal Championship)

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The main event of WWE Summerslam 2017 sees Brock Lesnar defend his WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman in a Fatal Four-Way match.

Paul Heyman has also stated that he and Lesnar will leave the WWE should "The Beast Incarnate" lose. That by itself makes it easy to predict that Brock will be walking out of Brooklyn as the champion.

Prediction: Brock Lesnar wins to retain

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Edited by Nishant Jayaram
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