Tossing Salt Presents:
WWE SummerSlam 2022
Thoughts & Predictions
July 30, 2022
Tonight, live on the WWE Network/Peacock is the WWE’s biggest party of the summer, WWE SummerSlam 2022. It’s not only the WWE’s second biggest event of the year, but it’s also the first premium live event under the McMahon/Helmsley regime. It’s a stacked card and should be good, thus are you ready for a few predictions? Let’s do this.
WWE United States Championship Match
Bobby Lashley (c) versus Theory
It’s the All-Mighty versus Mr. Money In The Bank for the United States Championship. This one is pretty much a no-brainer for me because if things go as I expect later in the evening, I don’t think they’ll want Mr. Theory trying to hold two titles at once. Yeah, you can already see where I’m going with this, but more about that later. I think this match will be good. Theory will get some shots in and show everyone why Vince was so big on him over the past several months. But the power of the All-Mighty will prove to be too strong.
Winner and STILL United States Champion: Bobby Lashley
No Disqualification Match
Rey & Dominik Mysterio versus The Judgement Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest)
Of course, the No DQ rule means that we’re going to have chaos and confusion and lots of it. Rhea Ripley will be at ringside for The Judgement Day, and given that she’s more of a wrestling monster than either Rey or Dominick, it will definitely be a one-sided affair for The Judgement Day, unless of course maybe Rey & Dominik can find someone to be in their corner or get involved if things get messy. But who could they get? Hmmmm. I’m thinking that the booker-man will want a few big shocking moments on the show to make it stand out and be special. So who would qualify as a big, shocking moment? Edge? Everyone is expecting him to return to get revenge against The Judgement Day so while that is nice, it’s hardly a shocker. I’ll play along with the IWC gossip currently making the rounds. Edge is back and he brings a friend. Did I say a friend? I mean, a Fiend. They kick ass on Judgement Day and then Rey & Dominik pick up the scraps and get the win.
Winners: Rey & Dominik Mysterio
Pat McAfee versus Happy Corbin
Pat is the one the fans love and admittingly, he’s been damn good since making his WWE debut. Be it as an announcer or in the ring, the man gets it and by all rights, he should go over here. He should, but I don’t think so. I read somewhere that Happy has not had a win on PPV since 2019, and ironically, that was a victory over Roman Reigns. Imagine that. Corbin is so good and smooth in that ring and he’s a great heel. I think he needs the win more than McAfee does. If Pat loses, so what? He’s an announcer and part-time wrestler who won’t be hurt a bit, regardless of what happens. Two minutes of dancing on the announce table or doing commentary and he’s good. Corbin needs a win.
Winner: Happy Corbin
Logan Paul versus The Miz
The WWE has a bit of a problem here as Logan Paul needs to be a heel. If you listen to the crowd’s reaction, he’s a natural bad guy and heel in every way possible. But he’s fighting the Miz and Miz as a babyface, that’s a very boring Miz as well. So what should WWE do? The winner of this match, that’s not really in doubt, but what follows afterward, that’s the big question here. I would guess that Logan does some foreshadowing as a heel by winning by foul means, maybe a pair of brass knucks or a blatant low blow to Miz’s much-talked-about testicles. Then Paul goes away for a few weeks while Miz gets his heat back by being Miz. When Paul returns, he is cockier and lets his true nature start to shine through more each week as he does the subtle heel turn. So there you go.
Winner: Logan Paul
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Special Referee – Jeff Jarrett
The Usos (c) versus The Street Profits
After the ending on Friday Night Smackdown last night, it’s pretty obvious that after the Usos kicked him in the face, the special “Chosen One”, Referee Jeff Jarrett will be biased towards the Street Profits and it should be an easy win for the challengers. It’s too obvious in my opinion. If nothing else, Jarrett has shown over the years that he’s a politician and opportunist, right? What would make his life easier? Getting a moment of revenge by helping The Profits win the tag team titles and crossing The Bloodline or working it down the middle to start, but helping the Usos retain their belts in the end, thus earning the favor of our Tribal Chief? I think the answer is obvious, so choke on that, Slapnuts!
Winners and STILL WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions: Jimmy & Jey Uso
Raw Women’s Championship Match
Bianca Belair (c) versus Becky Lynch
It’s been a year since Becky made her return and shocked the world by taking out Bianca to win the RAW Women’s Championship. Can she do it again? Bianca has been a strong champion and the fans seem to love her. I think she’s a bit pretentious and fake, but that’s just me. I’m ready to see a title change, but will this be the one? I want to see Bianca get a little edgier and chase the belt, not be the happy-go-lucky champion. I think baby faces make better challengers than champions. Let’s say title change.
Winner and NEW WWE Raw Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
Liv Morgan (c) versus Ronda Rousey
Rousey should win and win convincingly to get her title back, right? She should, but I think that Morgan is growing on the fans and maybe even growing on me a bit as well. Ronda has been, dare I say it, less than exciting as champion during her latest run with the WWE and needs to make some changes. So why not just go do a stiff, brutal, and fun feud with Asuka or Shayna Baszler while the title is with someone else, preferably Morgan? That sounds good to me and I hope that it’s the direction that the new booker decides to take as well. So look for a distraction or possible interference and Morgan taking advantage to score the win.
Winner and STILL WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion: Liv Morgan
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Title Match – Last Man Standing Rules.
Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman versus Brock Lesnar
And here we go with the main event in what promises to be another epic encounter between our Tribal Chief and The Beast. I don’t think these two are capable of having a bad match against each other. No matter who wins, you can’t be disappointed or call it an upset. And I think there will be a title switch, but not in the usual manner. First, let’s deal with Roman and Brock. It’s Last Man Standing, which means anything goes and if The Bloodline or Heyman get involved to help out Roman, so be it. And if Seth Rollins, at the suggestion of Heyman, comes out and curb-stomps Brock, so be it. And with the numbers game stacked totally against him, look for major craziness and when the dust settles, Roman is the last man standing, barely. Roman wins and retains his titles.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Undisputed Champion: Roman Reigns
But here is where it gets fun. Here comes Theory with the Money In The Bank contract. An ambush on Roman, a quick 3-count, and we have a new Undisputed Champion, right? Well, if I recall correctly, the Money In The Bank Contract is good to fight for the Championship of your choice. I’m sure that Heyman is aware of the technical aspect of that statement. So Theory wins, but Heyman points out the specifics about the Championship of your choice – not both Championships. So Triple H has to come out and make a call. Heyman is right and Theory has to choose which belt he’s claiming for his victory. Theory picks one, Roman keeps the other, and thus we have two champions again, one for each brand as it should be. History is made and the McMahon/Helmsley era is off to a great start.
And there you go, my predictions. What do you think? Am I right? Am I wrong? Let me know in the comment box, at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. Any thoughts, comments, or questions are welcome and appreciated. And with that, I’m out of here. Take care and stay well, my friends. I’ll see you tonight at SummerSlam.