Tossing Salt Presents:
WWE SummerSlam 2019
Thoughts & Predictions
August 11, 2019
Coming up tonight from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is WWE SummerSlam, the 2019 edition. It’s a packed show with ten matches announced as of this writing and probably many more surprises as well. My Magic 8-Ball is still hot from the NXT Takeover event so let’s put it to work one more time with some thoughts and predictions for SummerSlam as well. So are you ready? And away we go…
WWE Universal Championship Match
Brock Lesnar (c) versus Seth Rollins
Brock has beaten and destroyed Seth time and time again in the weeks leading up to this match and Seth has all but assured the fans that he win walk out of SummerSlam as the new Universal Champion. Seth should win and win cleanly, but this is WWE and I think that while Seth will eventually win back his title, this won’t be the night. Look for Brock to dominate at first and then Seth to make the big comeback and just as he’s ready to take it home, Brock goes dirty and gets DQ’ed. Thus Seth wins, assuring a rematch, but Brock keeps the title and leaves still the champ.
Winner by DQ: Seth Rollins. (Brock retains the title)
Submission Match for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (c) versus Natayla
They’re in Natayla’s home state and she has never been hotter than she is right now. I don’t think Natayla will lose because the WWE wants the fans to be happy, but I don’t think that the belt will be leaving the waist of “The Man” either. How about a great match and then Becky manages to trap Nattie in her Dis-Arm-Her submission. Natayla refuses to submit and passes out from the pain. The ref stops the match and Becky is still champion. Natayla has a moral victory because she didn’t submit so the fans are happy and this feud gets to continue.
Winner by Referee Stoppage and STILL WWE RAW Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
Bayley (c) versus Ember Moon
Ember Moon is good, but she’s not going to be winning any gold tonight.
Winner and STILL Smackdown Women’s Champion: Bayley
WWE Championship Match
Kofi Kingston (c) versus Randy Orton
I love the way this match has been built and this is truly Kofi’s defining moment as the WWE Champion. Randy doesn’t need the title and while Kofi’s reign thus far has been less than awesome, he doesn’t deserve to lose that belt just yet. Look for a match for the ages, but in the end, a clean win for the champ.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
If Owens loses, he will quit WWE
Shane McMahon versus Kevin Owens
So do we have Kevin put the KO on the “Best In The World” and end Shane’s monopoly of TV time and hogging the spotlight or does this drag out for bit longer with Shane managing to get the win and then being harassed by an ex-employee so often, he’s forced to re-hire him and fight one more time at a later date. I think we’ll see Elias and maybe Drew get involved and eat some stunners. And Shane will be the sneaky, vile son-of-a-McMahon he truly is and manage to steal the win here to keep the craziness alive.
Winner: Shane McMahon
Finn Balor versus Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt
Last time these two men fought, it was Balor who took home the victory. But will he be a match for Bray’s new alter-ego? It’s too soon for Bray to lose a match, especially on a pay-per-view event. I think that Balor will put forth one hell of an effort, but he’ll end up suffering the same fate as Mick Foley and Kurt Angle and that means lights out.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
WWE United States Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) versus Ricochet
Ricochet should win the title back here, but there are two men, aside from AJ, that I expect to see getting involved in this match and protecting their partner, that being the RAW Tag Team Champions, Gallows and Anderson. The numbers are stacked against Ricochet and his chances for winning here are not looking very good. AJ will be at the top of his game and walk out with a win and still the United States Champion.
Winner and STILL United States Champion: AJ Styles
Goldberg versus Dolph Ziggler
Less than a minute with the spear and jackhammer. Goldberg wins. ‘Nuff said!
Trish Stratus versus Charlotte Flair
While I expect to see Trish get a great response, especially in her home town, this match belongs to Charlotte, pure and simple. Trish will get some moments and look great, but ther is only one “Queen” in WWE and her last name is Flair.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Drew Gulak (c) versus Oney Lorcan
So far, this match is still on the main show and not on the Kick-Off show. How did that happen? Gulak is just starting to really come into his own as the Cruiserweight Champion and it’s too soon for him to give that belt up, especially to someone as unproven as Lorcan. I like Oney well enough, but I just can’t see him as the face of the 205 Live Brand.
Winner and STILL WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Drew Gulak
And there you go. If any other matches are added to the show before it airs and I get the chance, I’ll update my column and talk about those as well. We’ll just have to wait and see though. Any comments, thoughts or questions, use the comments section or drop me a line. Who do you think will be winning and losing at SummerSlam? And what about NXT Takeover? It was one amazing show and off the charts. That main event was incredible. All comments are welcome. And now, I’m out of here. It’s late and I need some sleep. Until the next time, take care and stay just too sweet!