WWE News: Reports on Possible SummerSlam Main Event Change

Chris FeatherstoneFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2013


SummerSlam is a little over one month away, and there is intense speculation of where the current major players will be. For instance, based on what we have seen on Raw, it appears as if CM Punk and Brock Lesnar are competing against each other at the pay-per-view, which is highly anticipated by many.

Other speculations are that The Undertaker is being highly considered to reunite with his brother Kane to face The Shield, as well as Christian facing Dean Ambrose for the United States Championship.

One of the most exciting potential matches includes the infectiously popular Daniel Bryan. There is no question that he is one of the most overlooked superstars in the entire company, and is well-deserved of a title match with John Cena. In a recent article, I projected Bryan to have a face vs. face match at SummerSlam, and his involvement in the Money in the Bank match may very well be the perfect set-up, seeing how he is penciled in to win the case.

However, Mark Henry looks to impede on this path, as he is facing John Cena for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank. He will attempt to dethrone Cena, and capture his first WWE title—a feat that he admittedly regrets not achieving.

In the midst of this, there is now talks to set up a triple threat match for SummerSlam (h/t WrestlingInc). One would think John Cena, Mark Henry and Daniel Bryan, right? Yes, but this unfortunately is not the case. Instead of Daniel Bryan being in the title mix, the third person projected to be involved will be none other than...


This would be such a devastating blow in the anticipation for the WWE title picture leading into SummerSlam. Though I am going to stick to my guns by saying that Mark Henry will not win at MITB (although I would love it if he did) because he won't be the best possible draw as champion leading to a PPV the caliber of SummerSlam, at least a triple threat with him, Daniel Bryan and John Cena would be a reasonable alternative.

Ryback has absolutely no business even being considered in the title picture. He has not won a PPV since last year's Money in the Bank, and has received four attempts on pay-per-views (Hell in a Cell, Survivor Series, Extreme Rules and Payback), as well as an episode of Raw to become champion. But he failed every time. Despite this, he may receive another try at SummerSlam.

Hopefully this is just a passing thought in the minds of the WWE executives, because Ryback in the main event—again—after proving that he does not belong there, would simply be a horrible decision.

Would you be in favor of a triple threat match between John Cena, Mark Henry and Ryback at SummerSlam? Comment, civilly, below.


Chris Featherstone is a writer for WrestlingInc.com. Continue to show your support on Facebook, Twitter and the PandP Show Tues. at 11 p.m. ET.