Booking the SummerSlam 2019 Card Post Money in the Bank
Guest post by: Dan Harding
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Money in the Bank 2019 is over and there have been some dramatic changes in the land of WWE. Bayley is the new Smackdown Women’s Champion after cashing in her Money in the Bank briefcase she won earlier in the night on newly crowned champion Charlotte. Brock Lesnar (Yes, Brock Lesnar) is the new Mr. MITB after taking Sami Zayn’s spot in the dying embers of the match much to the mixed reaction of the WWE Universe. And, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles put on a clinic which saw Rollins retain the Universal title (not much change there).
But now we look ahead to WWE’s biggest party of the summer, Summerslam. Below is my card for what could be a very interesting night of WWE action:
WWE Universal Championship – Seth Rollins (c) vs AJ Styles (Ironman Match)
Didn’t we just see this match? Yes. Do we want a rematch? Of course. Will we get one? Who knows. But if I were on WWE’s creative team, this would be my go-to main event for the PPV.
After watching their match at Money in the Bank, it’s clear to see both of them have a ton of chemistry but I would book its build differently to that of Money in the Bank. If the rumors are true, we will see Brock Lesnar challenge Rollins for the Universal title at WWE’s next show in Saudi Arabia, WWE Super Showdown. I fully expect Rollins to retain as he is still basically coming off his huge Wrestlemania title victory against the Beast so having him then drop the title would be rather absurd.
After the match, I would have a frustrated Brock beat down Rollins before Styles comes out to make the save. Or does he? In a throwback to his turn on Cena, Styles helps Rollins to his feet before hitting him with a Pele kick and hitting a Styles Clash to end the show and thus continue their feud with Styles now as RAW’s number one heel and the next heir to the throne.
Throughout the weeks leading up to Summerslam, the two engage in heated promos and using footage from their time in previous companies explain why they had to work harder than one another to get to where they are and the wildcard rule allows the likes of Reigns and Gallows and Anderson to get involved. I would have Styles win and this program go on until Survivor Series.