“SummerSlam” is going to take place in Brooklyn, N.Y., this Sunday, and you can see all the action on the WWE Network. The event begins with the kickoff show at 5 p.m. The pay-per-view portion starts at 6 p.m., and I’m guessing going to last till near or past 11 p.m.
The event is a stacked card with plenty of matches for fans to get excited about, including a fatal four-way for the WWE Universal Championship between Braun Strowman, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe.
“SummerSlam” will also have a Shield reunion between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose as they face Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Another five-star match could be A.J. Styles going up against Kevin Owens for the WWE US Championship.
However, Big Cass taking on the Big Show with Enzo Amore above the ring in a shark cage won’t sell the event. Not all the matches can be winners.
The one can’t-miss match is Finn Balor versus Bray Wyatt. On “Raw,” this matchup got ramped up when Wyatt went all “Carrie” on Balor and dumped what looked like blood all over him.
This one is worth watching for the entrances of both performers alone.
But first, a little background: Balor typically comes to the ring in a leather jacket and pops his collar as he comes down the ramp. He makes stops along the way in tune to his entrance music. It is an OK entrance, but his music is what makes it memorable.
But when Baylor comes to “SummerSlam,” it won’t be his normal way. No, thanks to Wyatt’s bucket of blood, Baylor will come to the ring in his Demon King persona.
If you haven’t had the chance to see Balor in this character, you have to see it. It is one of best ring entrances in the WWE.
Balor based his Demon King character on Irish mythology. Whenhe was first called up to “Raw” from “NXT,” he even took time to explain where the character originated.
Wyatt, himself, has a great ring entrance, with the lights going out and his slow walk to the ring with a lantern. The crowd helps through using cellphones to light up the arena. Wyatt calls the fans using cellphones his “fireflies,” and it adds something to the look.
The match might not be great, but it will be worth the watch just to see Balor come to the ring as the Demon King. Trust me, this match is a must-see.