Update On WWE SummerSlam Lineup Including Four Women’s Matches

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The card for SummerSlam looks to be stacked, with reports of eight matches already being confirmed with many top stars not yet in that list.

The hottest show of the summer will this year emanate from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, and it would seem WWE are looking to push the boat out with eight matches seemingly confirmed, with an even split between men’s and women’s contests.

In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has listed the matches he’s heard are confirmed as follows:

  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
  • Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Logan Paul vs. Ricochet
  • World Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
  • WWE Women’s Championship: Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Bianca Belair
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler
  • Trish Stratus vs. Becky Lynch

Interestingly, it’s also noted that this list also doesn’t include a number of the top stars you’d expect to see on a Premium Live Event, such as Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Austin Theory and Edge. However, Meltzer also goes on to note that Triple H has tried to keep the number of matches on events down, so some matches could be moved to elsewhere over the weekend to allow for extra space on the card.

Under Paul Levesque, they have kept the number of matches at the biggest shows lower, to have shorter shows and also to give more time and focus to the key bouts without turning out the audience. It could be that matches earmarked for the show could be moved at the last minute to the TV shows either right before or right after the card, as was done with both the women’s titles and the tag team title this past weekend.

We were basically told that those bouts are scheduled but there is a lot of competition to get on the show, although most of the aforementioned matches would figure to be locks.

With seven weeks still to go there’s always scope for plans to change, however a number of these matches have already been given plenty of direction on WWE programming, and it would be little surprise if all of them took place over SummerSlam weekend.