The plans they keep a coming. We are less than two weeks away from Extreme Rules but we are also about a month and a half away from Summerslam. The August show is a much bigger deal and that means it is time to start getting ready for the event. WWE has probably already started planting some seeds and now we are figuring out what they are going.
Since Summerslam really is one of the biggest shows of the year, there are going to be some major matches taking place on the card. Several of these are going to be for titles with some wrestlers getting to step up their game and move on to another level. That can make for some great moments, especially if someone knocks it out of the part. Someone might be getting that chance at Summerslam.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, one of the current matches planned for Summerslam will see AJ Styles defending the Intercontinental Title against Matt Riddle. This comes after Riddle defeated Styles in his SmackDown debut match, though Riddle has since shifted into a feud with King Corbin. During this week’s SmackDown, Riddle vs. Styles for the title was announced for the July 17 SmackDown, meaning the Summerslam match could be a rematch for the title.
They’ve done it before. Check out the first of what could be a trilogy:
Opinion: This is something that could go a few different ways, but one of the ways that WWE could get there is to have Corbin interfere and set up a match with Riddle. It is clear that Riddle is going to be getting some special treatment on SmackDown so having him go over Corbin on his way to the title, or perhaps taking the title next week and then facing Corbin, could be interesting.
What are you expecting from Riddle vs. Styles? Who leaves Summerslam as champion? Let us know in the comments below.
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