Rumored Matches for Finn Balor & Raw Women's Title at SummerSlam
Thursday, July 13, 2017
On the most recent edition of Smackdown, Shane McMahon announced that there will be a Fatal 5-Way match at the upcoming Battleground pay-per-view. The match will involve Lana, Tamina, Natalya, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch, and the winner of the match is going to be named the number one contender to Naomi's Smackdown Women's Championship. The tradition of multi-women matches that we've been seeing is set to continue if the latest reports regarding the upcoming matches at SummerSlam turn out to be correct. It seems that the female Raw stars are also set to be having a similar match at the show next month.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported that WWE will likely be doing a Fatal 4-Way match with some of the stars on the Raw brand at the show. Who may be involved in the match was not revealed, but it seems likely that Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Bayley, and Alexa Bliss will be fighting for the Raw Women's Championship at SummerSlam on August 20th. Meltzer claims that the reason why WWE has been booking so many multi-person matches as of late is to protect large numbers of talent while not having to worry about writing out long and personal storylines for them. The Smackdown Women's Championship match at SummerSlam is still expected to be a singles match.
Another interesting match for SummerSlam was revealed this week. Courtesy of Sportskeeda, it would appear as though Finn Balor is going to be facing off against Bray Wyatt at the event. The feud has been planned for a while now and Balor's current feud with "The Drifter" Elias Samson is expected to be conclude very soon. The same report has also mentioned that this is probably going to be the match where Finn Balor will reintroduce his "Demon" persona. Balor previously won the Universal Championship at SummerSlam before being forced to vacate the title due to injury. Expect to see the buildup for Wyatt/Balor on Raw very soon.