On August 20th, the Biggest Fight/Party/Event of the Summer™ will grace our screens. The 30th annual Summerslam is almost upon us, and we have a lot to look forward to. Sure, we all said the same thing last year. And sure, last year’s event was a colossal disappointment. Still, we should try to be cautiously optimistic. We should keep our chins up.
For the past few weeks, WWE has put out some quality television. Storylines were advanced or created. Rivalries were formed. Seeds were sown. Come Summerslam, stories will end, and others will begin. So which matches are the ones to watch? Which matches should we look forward to?
Shinsuke Nakamura v. Jinder Mahal
This one may be a bit of a stretch, I know. It’s not exactly “must-see” or “exciting.” Jinder’s been champion for nearly 90 days now. He’s thwarted Randy Orton on multiple occasions, and he’s been cutting the same promo for nearly three months now. That’s all about to change.
I’d bet money that I don’t even have that Jinder is not walking out of Summerslam as the WWE Champion. WWE is clearly high on Nakamura, and they probably don’t want to squander his momentum. You don’t beat John Cena clean on TV and do nothing.
The build will also force Jinder to cut some new promos. Shinsuke Nakamura is not American. What will Jinder have to say about that? He’ll be forced to say some new things. We’ll see if he can hang on the microphone.
The match has potential to be a solid, physical bout, with both men beating the hell out of each other. It will be refreshing to see Jinder get his ass kicked. Even more exciting is the thought of the Singh Brothers on the receiving end of Kinsashas. What fun.