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  1. Current Card Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins (Universal Championship) Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship) Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon Becky Lynch (c) vs. Natalya (Raw Women’s Championship) Bayley (c) vs. Ember Moon (SmackDown Women’s Championship) Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt Rumoured additions: Charlotte Flair vs. Trish Stratus Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ali (Intercontinental Championship) The IIconics vs. The Kabuki Warriors vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville (Women's Tag Championship) I used to love Summerslam. For years, it was my favourite show of the year. WWE's second biggest PPV of the year, slap bang in the middle of the Summer Holidays! I've got vivid memories of spending all day playing outside with my mates, then staying up late for the PPV, safe in the knowledge I didn't have to worry about school. 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2002 still remain some of my favourite shows of all time. Even in recent years, it was always a show I was excited about. Fuck knows what happened this year though because despite being two weeks away absolutely nobody is talking about this show and it's easily one of the most lackluster Summerslam cards in as long as I can remember. Nothing on the show feels can't-miss. They're just a bunch of matches happening between some people. Even the Trish vs. Charlotte match, which you can tell they think is a big match, doesn't feel particularly special or exciting. Hard to care when Charlotte hasn't been around for months. It really hammers home what a rut they're in when one of their biggest shows of the year feels so underwhelming and all of their top stars feel like such damaged goods. You only have to look at that poster. As brilliantly colourful and vibrant as it might be, every fucker on there is a shell of their former self. The faces they're all pulling, it's almost as if everyone knows how fucked they are too, but Kofi's still just happy to be here. The ultra-over Seth from this time last year is now a tragic failure, coming off a piss poor run as Universal Champion, most remembered for what a twat he made of himself on Twitter. Roman, despite actually beating cancer for real like a fucking hero, is now a complete afterthought, covered in the stink of a bad Shane McMahon feud, and doesn't even have a match of the card! Still, nice to see their obsession with Roman having blue eyes is still present on the poster, even if they gave up on the weird, distracting contact lenses ages ago. For all intents and purposes Brock should be their biggest star. I'll never ever get over how much they fucked him up and conditioned the fans to hate him and feel such apathy towards his Title runs. It's not even like they built up heel heat, the entire focus is on disliking the man and the company for rewarding someone who's only in it for the money. I've got a mate who's a supposed smart fan that's always banging on about how much he hates Brock for being so lazy and hating pro-wrestling. Haven't got the heart to tell him to get a fucking grip and realise he's been worked. Becky went from the hottest thing in the business to having such an uninteresting women's match that they might as well bring the butterfly belt back. It's crazy to think that the first woman they scripted to finally beat Ronda had such little put in place as a follow up. I'm still baffled as to why they took that Smackdown belt from her. Other than the one-night pop that Bayley got for cashing in, it achieved practically nothing other than cool Becky down massively. Feuding her with someone clearly not ready for the main roster and then teaming her with her dickhead fella didn't help either. And then there's Kofi, which might be the saddest case of all. Ostensibly, they've done everything right with him. Huge win at Mania, clean wins ever since, but does anyone really see him as a top guy? No matter what they do, he still feels like a mid-card guy holding the belt. He's Jinder Mahal or Jack Swagger, just with pancakes. It's cute that they're finally paying off that Randy Orton feud from a decade ago, it's just a shame that someone like Randy still feels leagues above him. Hopefully they announce something big on tonight's Raw. Maybe make AJ Styles vs. Ricochet a ladder match for the US Title, or stick a mad stipulation on that Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens match to add some intrigue. Anything to make this card stand out and not feel pathetic compared to All Out. So yeah, is anyone at all interested in this show? And if not, shall we just discuss some of our favourite Summerslam memories so as to not wallow in what a shit hole this company is currently in? Favourite shows? Favourite matches? For instance, no-one ever seems to talk about it now, but that Fatal Four Way with Samoa Joe, Lesnar, Roman and Strowman from Summerslam 2017 is an absolute banger and arguably one of the WWE's best matches this decade. So much fun. 
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