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So...what closes the show?




We already know the top matches of SummerSlam: Brock vs. Orton, Ambrose vs. Ziggler for the WWE World title and Balor vs. Rollins for the WWE Universal title. Add to that Cena vs. Styles and the Women's title rematch, and we have a nice card there.

Problem is, none of these matches really sound like they should be the main event:

- Brock vs. Orton is not even gonna be built up properly because they are on different brands and will never meet face to face before the actual PPV, and it's likely not gonna be longer than 13-15 minutes. Also, a part-timer and a proven PED user main eventing the second biggest show of the year? I wouldn't do it.

- Ambrose vs. Ziggler is for the main title, but this sounds like a filler feud you'd see on a B PPV designed to give Ambrose some more days to his reign and throw a bone to Ziggler. Definitely not main event material.

- Balor has just arrived, and the Universal title is brand new and has no credibility to be the focal selling point of the show. Not something I'd have as my main event.

- Cena vs. Styles is likely going to be the MotN, but it's not for any title so to have it go after two world title matches would be preposterous.

Now, this is probably something they definitely won't do, but I'd put Sasha vs. Charlotte rematch as the main event, in a first ever women's Ladder match. Build it up as a big deal and I'm sure the ladies would deliver a tremendous match. It's in Brooklyn after all, so Sasha might be the most over thing on the entire show.

Thoughts? What do you think main events SummerSlam 2016?

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Re: So...what closes the show?

I'd say Rollins v Balor. You know the crowd will be hot for it, probably a 50/50 split crowd cheering for both, so it would be a good finish.

I'd be surprised if they went with Lesnar v Orton, especially with the current situation. I'd rather that be 3rd to last and get a good 20-25 minutes.

Honestly, I'd love a Womens Title match be the main event, but it ain't gonna happen yet. Give it more time.

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It's basically gonna be like UFC 200. The main event will be a title match a lot of people don't care about.
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Its shaping up to be a better card than last year that's for sure.
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Balor/Rollins because The Universe is > The World.

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Its shaping up to be a better card than last year that's for sure.

Not for me. I was genuinely excited about Brock vs. Taker and Cena vs. Rollins. Ambrose vs Ziggler and Rollins vs Balor doesn't do anything for me. Sure, the matches will probably be good, but if I don't care about the match, what's the point?
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Orton-Lesnar should main event, both title matches do nothing for me.

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It's basically gonna be like UFC 200. The main event will be a title match a lot of people don't care about.
And Brock is gonna co-main event again, when his match is the real main event.
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I'd say Rollins v Balor. You know the crowd will be hot for it, probably a 50/50 split crowd cheering for both, so it would be a good finish.

I'd be surprised if they went with Lesnar v Orton, especially with the current situation. I'd rather that be 3rd to last and get a good 20-25 minutes.

Honestly, I'd love a Womens Title match be the main event, but it ain't gonna happen yet. Give it more time.
If we're going on crowds, AJ-Cena will have it beat.

Cena despite the hate, still easily gets the best reactions in the WWE, and AJ is over with the smarks.

If Orton-Lesnar doesn't main event, you give it to AJ-Cena.

Balor has been two minutes and isn't known by most of the fan base.


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Balor/Rollins, but only if Darth Vader comes down to Earth and inserts himself into the WWE Universal Championship match.
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