The latest SummerSlam title match was confirmed on Raw this week. Sasha Banks will defend her WWE Raw Women’s title against Asuka on August 23rd.
The match was all but set last week when this week’s encounter was booked between Asuka and Bayley. The stipulation stated that if the Japanese star defeated Banks’ partner, she would be granted a match for the red belt at SummerSlam.
Needless to say, Asuka got the win to set up the PPV match. Interestingly in terms of the forthcoming Banks/Bayley rivalry, it was Bayley’s showboating that cost her the match and ensured her friend’s title will be put in jeopardy. The layered build to that match continues to deliver.
This is the fifth title match that is set for ‘The Biggest Party Of The Summer’. Champions Drew McIntyre, Braun Strowman, The Street Profits and Apollo Crews have their challengers set for the PPV and Bayley’s will be determined by the winner of the tri-brand battle royal this week on Smackdown.
The card for SummerSlam is starting to take shape as you can see below. The event, on Sunday August 23rd can be seen on the WWE Network and Hooked On Wrestling will be hosting a special online viewing party and SummerSlam celebration starting four hours before the PPV. Click this link for details.
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton
- Universal Championship: Braun Strowman vs. The Fiend
- Raw Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks vs. Asuka
- Smackdown Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Winner of tri-brand battle royal
- Raw Tag Team Championship: The Street Profits vs. Andrade & Angel Garza
- United States Championship: Apollo Crews vs. MVP
- Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins
What other matches do you want to see take place at SummerSlam? Do you like how the card is currently shaping up? Let us know on Twitter at @HO_Wrestling