WWE SummerSlam 2019 Prediction

Jabroni Journal

August 9, 2019
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The world of WWE heats up this Sunday night as the season’s biggest Pay Per View takes place in Toronto. SummerSlam will be broadcast live on the recently revamped WWE network and will feature 10 matches between the main card and a two-hour pre show. Six titles are on the line and there’s a ton of potential for this event to completely mix things up moving forward. We also have two legends returning to the ring to face current superstars and a fan favorite putting his career on the line. 

Listen to Episode 20 of the Jabroni Journal Podcast to hear our in-depth discussion on both SummerSlam 2019 and NXT Takeover Toronto. 

Here are my predictions for SummerSlam 2019. 

Drew Gulak (Cruiserweight Champion) vs. Oney Lorcan – Singles Match for the Cruiserweight Championship

We will most likely need to tune into the pre-show to see this match, as that seems to be the standard procedure for all 205 Live Cruiserweight title fights. I will definitely be going out of my way to tune in early, as Drew Gulak is one of my current favorite wrestlers and Oney Lorcan is a rising star on 205 Live. These guys are going to beat the leaving hell out of each other, but in the end, I see Gulak’s hard-nosed yet technical skills getting him the W. 

Winner: Drew Gulak (still Cruiserweight Champion)

Finn Bálor vs. Bray Wyatt 

The fiend vs. The demon. This is a program that we never really got to see come to fruition in 2017, as Bray Wyatt had a last-minute injury which kept him from their big face off at the TLC pay per view. Bray’s new demented children’s show host character who has escaped from the “Firefly Funhouse” has done wonders for him. His character was in desperate need of something new and that’s exactly what this “Fiend” character is – it’s fresh, it’s scary and it’s making him seem like a threat again. Bray is gonna win this one, but I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if this feud continued for a few more matches. 

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon – If Owens loses, he promises to quit WWE

It’s like the Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon storyline all over again, even down the small detail that Owens uses the stunner as a finisher. Don’t be shocked to see a lot of interference from McMahon’s henchmen like Drew McIntyre, but I think Owens will win and come out as the fan favorite victor in his home country of Canada. 

Winner: Kevin Owens 

Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair 

Speaking of fan favorites, Trish Stratus will be the ultimate one of those as she is a returning legend who is wrestling in front of her hometown audience in Toronto. This is gonna be a hell of a match, as one of the best of the early 2000’s is facing off against one of today’s best. Stratus might have to dust a little ring rust off, but I’m confident this match is going to kick a whole lot of ass. As great as it would be to see Trish get the victory, I think Charlotte will finish her off in about 20 minutes or less, sending Stratus off to a standing ovation. 

Winner: Charlotte Flair

Goldberg vs. Dolph Ziggler

The real question is – how fast will this match be? How long exactly will it take for Goldberg to enter the ring, spear Ziggler and lift him up for a ferocious Jackhammer? 2 minutes, tops. 

Winner: Goldberg (duh)

AJ Styles (United States Champion) vs. Ricochet – Singles Match for the United States Championship

This match has all the potential to steal the show. Both of these wrestlers are athletes and competitors of the highest caliber and this is honestly a dream match up for many of us diehard wrestling fans. I hope this match lasts longer than 5 or 6 minutes, as we have yet to see how amazing a long match between these two can be. I predict that Gallows and Anderson will pull some shenanigans to help out their fellow “OC” member, allowing AJ Styles to get an underhanded victory. 

Winner: AJ Styles (still United States Champion)

Bayley (Smackdown Women’s Champion) vs. Ember Moon – Singles Match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship

This is a tough one for me to predict, as I think Bayley hasn’t quite had enough time as champion, but I can’t see Ember walking out as the loser on Sunday. Sorry Bayley, but Ember’s gonna be winning this one and gaining her first ever WWE main roster championship. 

Winner: Ember Moon (NEW Smackdown Women’s Champion)

Kofi Kingston (WWE Champion) vs. Randy Orton – Singles Match for the WWE Championship

Kofi-Mania has been running wild for the last 6 months, but can it withstand the vicious RKO? Yes. Yes, it can. Kofi has been taking on all comers and proving that he really is a fierce fighting champion. Randy Orton is one of the best in the business hands down, but he won’t be able to topple the momentum that Kofi has on his side. 

Winner: Kofi Kingston (Still WWE Champion)

Becky Lynch (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Natalya – Submission Match for the Raw Women’s Championship

Becky Lynch is a major fan favorite, but Natalya is part of the biggest wrestling family of Canada – the Hart Family. Who will the crowd get behind? Regardless of who they cheer or who they boo, this match is going to be killer. This is another toss up, as both of these women are incredibly strong talents who could hold an entire division on their back. There was a split prediction in this week’s episode of the Jabroni Journal podcast, but I’m gonna have to stick with what I said on that – Becky will retain the title and hold the belt for a lot longer. “The Man” is not finished with the Raw Women’s Championship. 

Winner: Becky Lynch (Still Raw Women’s Champion)

Brock Lesnar (Universal Champion) vs. Seth Rollins – Singles Match for the Universal Championship

After listening to yesterday’s episode of the Jabroni Journal podcast and really re-thinking this match up over and over today, I’m going to have to do a very unpopular thing and flip flop. I’m switching my prediction and I’m gonna say that Rollins wins the match. He has been getting destroyed by the Beast Incarnate for the last couple weeks, but somehow, some way, Rollins is going to muster enough strength, energy and luck to win this match and get that title back. 

Winner: Seth Rollins (New Universal Champion)