Yesterday we took a look at all the "undercard" matches for WWE 'SummerSlam' and today we take a look at the three biggest matches of the pay per view. The WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship are both on the line, along with the burgeoning feud between CM Punk and Brock Lesnar. If you missed part one, read it here.
This match will definitely main event but didn't really feel that way until this past Monday. The final hard sell for this match by both Bryan and Cena was amazing. Cena proved that when he is focused and really turns it on he can still be one of the best promo men in the business. Bryan did the perfect job of differentiating himself from Cena and making people understand how hungry and desperate he is for just one WWE championship reign. With rumors circulating that Cena is looking to take time off to deal with his injuries now seems like the perfect time for WWE to capitalize on what is without a doubt the hottest act in the company right
now and have Bryan get the win over Cena. There is always the possibility that Orton cashes in with or without assistance from Vince, Stephanie, Triple H or some combination of all of those. Here is hoping WWE holds off on the cash in and gives us a big moment with Bryan winning the title and the crowd chanting, "YES! YES! YES!", as 'SummerSlam' goes off the air.
I must say that once this match was made I felt a great anticipation for Daniel Bryan winning the championship. I have tempered that a bit since but if WWE is looking to have John Cena take some time off then putting the title on Bryan is a great move. Especially as we can see Mr. McMahon continuing to be at odds with his son-in-law Triple H. Will Randy Orton cash in to make Bryan's reign short lived…may be.
CM Punk versus Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman
There is no question this has been the best built match for SummerSlam. Between the promos and the incredibly hard hitting brawls this is match is practically ready to explode. CM Punk has looked completely believable as the proud underdog who just won't stay down or admit defeat while Lesnar continues to look like an out of control monster. It does seem a bit too soon for Punk to get his revenge on Heyman and company though so look for Brock Lesnar to walk out with the win to continue this feud.
As much as CM Punk needs this match to continuing asserting himself as being the Best In The World, to have this feud last for awhile they need to have Brock Lesnar win the opening salvo.
Del Rio is better as a heel this time than he was before and has had some good matches in the past few months. Christian is more than capable of holding up his end and even someone else's to put on a great match. On a normal card this could be match of the night but this year's show is stacked with some great possible matches. While it may not have the drama of some of the other matches it will still be a very entertaining contest that Del Rio will more than likely win.
It does make sense to have the World Championship on Christian if Damien Sandow were to attempt to cash in, which I still don't think will happen here, but expect Alberto Del Rio to do something desperate to save his title.
Now you have the complete picture of how we expect things to shape at WWE's biggest event of the summer. 'SummerSlam' will go a long way in telling where some storylines will go in the near future, hopefully with Daniel Bryan holding the WWE title for some time to come.
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