SummerSlam 2022 preview: How to watch the WWE premium live event

SummerSlam 2022 preview: How to watch the WWE premium live event

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SummerSlam is always a highlight in the WWE Universe and the 2022 edition promises to be memorable.

When the doors roll wide open at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, WWE will put on some of the biggest clashes ever seen at the 35th assembly of a SummerSlam.

Here is what the WWE Universe can expect at this year’s Premium Live Event

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (Last Man Standing Match)

One last time. One last match. Last Man Standing.

The Beast is back, and he’s looking to knock Roman Reigns off his perch.

The Head of the Table toppled Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to unify the titles and make history as the first-ever Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. 

In their first showdown of 2021, Reigns used an assist from Paul Heyman to evade a serious title challenge from Lesnar at Crown Jewel. 

Now the two goliaths are set to clash for a third time in a Last Man Standing Match at SummerSlam. The leader of The Bloodline successfully defended his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Riddle on the blue brand, but the return of Lesnar shook the WWE Universe to its core.

SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey will look to dethrone SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan in what promises to be an impassioned affair. There are few competitors as devastating as The Baddest Woman on the Planet. The former Raw Women’s Champion re-emerged after taking time off to become a mom, and it wasn’t long before she made Charlotte Flair scream “I Quit!” to claim the SmackDown Women’s Title. As the fans took in the start of her reign, it seemed unlikely that anyone else would be holding the title for a long time. That all changed in one fateful night on 2 July 2, when Morgan rose above the competition to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and seize the contract for a championship opportunity which she cashed in that night.

United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs Theory

Theory will receive his rematch against Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship. A burgeoning rivalry reached its boiling point at WWE Money in the Bank where the All Mighty captured his third United States Championship while Theory became the youngest man to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match after being handed a surprise entry. Now that they’re both seemingly in better positions, will Theory fare better than he did at WWE Money in the Bank, or will The All Mighty dismantle Theory once more?

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos take on The Street Profits

The Usos say there isn’t a team in WWE who can beat them. After a controversial finish to their recent title matchup against The Street Profits at WWE Money in the Bank, however, their status as “Undisputed” has now come into question. And that question will be settled, one way or the other, in a rematch at SummerSlam with a special guest referee! The Usos have been on an absolute tear since becoming champions, overcoming the best that SmackDown has to offer in their record-setting reign, including unifying the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships against RK-Bro and emerging victorious in a close battle with Shinsuke Nakamura & Riddle on the blue brand. 

Pat McAfee vs Happy Corbin

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Pat McAfee steps back in the squared circle at SummerSlam. Photo: WWE

It will be no laughing matter when Pat McAfee tangles with Happy Corbin.

McAfee’s issues with Corbin became apparent on the June 17 edition of SmackDown. Just moments after losing a Last Laugh Match against Madcap Moss. McAfee challenged Corbin to a showdown at The Biggest Event of the Summer the following week and proclaimed he was ready to feel alive. Corbin accepted his challenge responding at WWE Money in the Bank with a brutal attack after the show went off the air.

The passionate, fearless McAfee claimed an eye-opening win against Theory at WrestleMania, but will he have what it takes to overcome the former King of the Ring, Mr. Money in the Bank and United States Champion?

Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch

The EST of WWE will battle Becky Lynch in a highly personal showdown for the Raw Women’s Championship. Since Belair’s triumphant victory over Lynch to capture the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 38, her second Women’s Title captured on The Grandest Stage of Them All, Belair has been a dominant force atop the Raw mountain.

All the while, an unpredictable Lynch has become simply unhinged in her quest to regain gold, whether engaging in a chaotic rivalry with Asuka, battling in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Hell in a Cell or fighting tooth and nail in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Last year at SummerSlam it was Lynch’s shocking return that derailed Belair’s first title reign. Can The EST get payback in front of her home state crowd in Nashville?

Riddle vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins

In what is sure to be a volatile showdown, Riddle will go one-on-one with Seth “Freakin” Rollins at The Biggest Event of the Summer.

The Original Bro has found himself in the crosshairs of The Visionary since the absence of Randy Orton has left Riddle to battle it out on his own. Riddle got the attention of Rollins by delivering an RKO from out of nowhere on Raw and took the rivalry to another level. Considering the explosive arsenal of both competitors, their matchup at SummerSlam could very well steal the show.

Logan Paul vs. The Miz

After being successful teammates at WrestleMania, Logan Paul and The Miz will clash in a star-studded match at SummerSlam. Following their win over the Mysterios at The Showcase of the Immortals, The A-Lister shockingly turned on his partner, delivering a Skull-Crushing Finale to the YouTube sensation. With the two A-Listers inside the ring at SummerSlam, no doubt sparks will fly and the action will be white hot. Will Paul gain retribution for The Miz’s betrayal at WrestleMania or will The Awesome One prove he is the bigger star?

How to watch Summerslam

Don’t miss epic showdown at SummerSlam, broadcast live in South Africa on SuperSport Variety 4 and streaming LIVE on WWE Network everywhere else on Saturday, 30 July at 20h00 EST.

Summerslam gets underway at 02:00 on Sunday 31 July in South African time with the pre-show stream available on WWE’s YouTube channel from 00:00.

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