WWE SummerSlam 2015: Predictions for Event's Top Stars

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2015

WWE wrestler John Cena celebrates his victory over opponent Rusev at Wrestlemania XXXI, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. 2015 marks the first year Wrestlemania will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, being made available to viewers in 177 countries via the WWE Network. (Don Feria/AP Images for WWE)
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The 2015 edition of SummerSlam is now less than a week away—7 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 23—and the WWE Universe is reaching a fever pitch as the company’s second-biggest pay-per-view event approaches.

From the SummerSlam main event between legends Undertaker and Brock Lesnar to John Cena chasing another WWE World Heavyweight Championship run, many top stars on the card will help make this an unforgettable event.

Here are the predictions for the top stars at the 2015 edition of the SummerSlam PPV.

Undertaker and Brock Lesnar

The match many people are looking forward to the most is the in-ring war between Undertaker and Lesnar. The problem with this bout is that neither man should be taking a loss at SummerSlam, so the WWE Universe should be prepared for interference.

There are many options, but the WWE won't throw something together at the last minute. There must be a huge plan ready, and fans should be keeping their eyes peeled for appearances from Sting and Kane.

The hope is that WWE gives Lesnar and Undertaker at least 20 minutes to have a great match to make up for the train wreck at WrestleMania 30. Once the finish is approaching, the lights in the arena will go black, and a masked Kane will appear out of the darkness.

The Brothers of Destruction will team up to beat down Lesnar, who broke Kane’s ankle. With the two legends beating down Lesnar, the lights will go out again, but this time, it will be Sting in the ring to stop the one-sided attack. This match will end in a no-contest or disqualification, so neither man will look weak.

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Such an ending would also set up several marquee storylines moving forward, including Lesnar vs. Kane at Survivor Series or Royal Rumble and Sting vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania 32.

John Cena

Of all the Superstars on the SummerSlam card, few men have as much focus on them as United States champion Cena after he had his nose broken by world champion Seth Rollins en route to the PPV.

Cena is squaring off against Rollins with both the U.S. and world heavyweight titles on the line, but the focus will be on how Cena handles working with a surgically repaired face. Rollins is a great worker in the ring, and there is no doubt the men will put on a Match of the Night contender.

The problem is that neither man should be losing his respective title yet. Cena has brought legitimacy to the secondary title and the midcard as a whole, and Rollins has found himself during his run with the world title.

The ideal outcome would be a double count-out, a disqualification or some kind of tainted finish that allows both men to keep their titles. This is a solid co-main event for SummerSlam, but having the titles change hands doesn't make much long-term sense.

The Women’s Division

Several other individual stars have shined leading into SummerSlam, but the nine-person battle in the Divas division has the most focus on it leading into the event.

With three teams consisting of three women’s Superstars each, the elimination match at SummerSlam will be WWE’s first opportunity to show how well the company can book the division and how committed it is to the women.

The match should be better than expected. Fans are used to five-minute matches for the women, but this could easily go 15 or 20 minutes. The hope is that Team Bella is eliminated first when Alicia Fox takes the pinfall.

Next, Team Bad will be eliminated when Tamina Snuka takes the pinfall, leaving the team with the most talent—Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch—as the winners and hopefully setting up a No. 1 contender's tournament moving forward.

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