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4 Title Matches, Two UFC Champions Headline WWE SummerSlam Card

Take two UFC champions, a social media superstar, four championship matches, and what do you get?”The Biggest Party of the Summer,” courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).SummerSlam, an annual event considered WWE’s second-largest show of the year behind Wrestlemania, is often the culmination of several storylines, acting as a sort of mid-season finale that sets

4 Title Matches, Two UFC Champions Headline WWE SummerSlam Card

Take two UFC champions, a social media famous person, 4 championship matches, and what do you get?

“The Greatest Celebration of the Summer time,” courtesy of World Wrestling Leisure (WWE).

SummerSlam, an annual occasion thought of WWE’s second-largest present of the 12 months behind Wrestlemania, is usually the end result of a number of storylines, appearing as a form of mid-season finale that units up the corporate’s fall and winter programming.

For the third consecutive 12 months, undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns will headline the present defending his title. Former UFC champions Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar are additionally on the cardboard, in addition to social media personality-turned-professional wrestler Logan Paul.

What time is SummerSlam?

The present will air dwell at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 5. Followers in the USA can stream dwell on Peacock as part of a Peacock Premium subscription. Internationally, followers will want a subscription to the WWE Community.

What matches are on SummerSlam card?

Full SummerSlam 2023 card, up to date August 4 through

  • Undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso (Tribal Fight)
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
  • World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Finn Bálor
  • WWE Ladies’s Champion Asuka vs. Charlotte Aptitude vs. Bianca Belair (Triple Risk Match)
  • Intercontinental Champion Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Logan Paul vs. Ricochet
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler (MMA Guidelines)
  • SummerSlam Battle Royal offered by Slim Jim
Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns celebrates after defeating Invoice Goldberg through the 2022 WWE Elimination Chamber on the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia’s Crimson Sea coastal metropolis of Jeddah on February 19, 2022. For the third consecutive 12 months, Reigns, the undisputed WWE common champion, will headline SummerSlam, defending his title.
Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty

What’s fundamental occasion for SummerSlam 2023?

This 12 months’s fundamental occasion options Reigns, world champion for greater than 1,000 days, placing his title on the road towards his cousin, Jey Uso. Uso and twin brother Jimmy maintain the report for longest tag crew championship reign within the firm’s historical past.

The feud marks the climax of a two-year storyline surrounding the real-life members of the family. The match will mark the third 12 months in a row that Reigns has defended his title in SummerSlam’s fundamental occasion, his fifth profession SummerSlam fundamental occasion.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar faces off with Cody Rhodes. Rhodes is trying to get again into the world championship image after failing in his bid to finish Reigns’ run as world champion in April. Lesnar, 46, suffered an analogous destiny eventually 12 months’s SummerSlam, shedding in his bid to dethrone Reigns.

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WWE Ladies’s Champion Asuka will defend her title towards former champions Bianca Belair and Charlotte Aptitude. Belair is searching for redemption after shedding the title to Asuka in Might. The previous champ had been on a historic 419-day run, the longest since its inception. Aptitude is searching for historical past of her personal. A win would imply her fifteenth world title, which might put her only one again of her legendary father, “Nature Boy” Ric Aptitude.

Reigns and Uso’s household connection to ‘The Rock’

Whereas skilled wrestling relationships are most frequently made-for-TV, The Bloodline is rooted in an actual household. Roman Reigns, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa are all members of part of the Anoa’i household from American Samoa that has produced 5 generations {of professional} wrestlers.

The Usos and Sikoa (actual names Joshua, Jonathan and Joseph Fatu) are the sons of WWE Corridor of Famer Rikishi (Solofa Fatu Jr.). Rikishi is the cousin of Roman Reigns, actual identify Joseph Anoa’i. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can also be a member of the Anoa’i household, the second cousin of Reigns and Rikishi.

Johnson’s final match in WWE was in 2016, with numerous appearances over time. Whereas many followers maintain out hope that “The Rock” will return to the ring, he’s but to become involved within the Bloodline story.

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