At Sunday’s WWE SummerSlam which will be the first network event since the WWE Draft, there will be a match between Seth Rollins and Finn Balor who was one of the first NXT Draft picks during the WWE draft for the WWE Universal Title.
Let’s talk about how we got to this match. We need to start the journey back at Battleground, which was in July. You had the main event between Dean Ambrose (Champion and on Smackdown Brand) up against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns (Both are on the Raw Brand) for the WWE championship. Dean Ambrose ended up winning the title and thus taking the championship to Smackdown Live. This would end up leaving Raw with no championship, even though they had pretty much every other title except for the Intercontinental Title.
So on the next RAW, Raw General Manager Mick Foley and Commissioner Stephine McMahon announced that they were going to have two fatal four-way matches to see who would face Seth Rollins for the Universal title at Summerslam. The fatal four way would be Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Rusev, and Finn Balor. Finn Balor would end up winning the match after performing his finisher move Coup De Grace on Rusev.
Then for Finn to get to Summerslam, he needed to go through one more match. Due to him winning the fatal four way, he would be placed in the main event on that episode of RAW against Roman Reigns. Finn Balor would end up winning the match and setting up a match between him and Seth Rollins.
In the weeks since he won those two matches, WWE has been building up this match fairly. However, the one downside to the build is how on RAW last week they had Finn Balor come out in his alter ego, the Demon. There have been no hints dropped to what the WWE Universal title looks like, however, it has gotten a bit of backlash.
This match is one that hardcore wrestling fans will be looking forward to the most as both Seth Rollins and Finn Balor made their names on the independent wrestling scene and other wrestling promotions. The Universal Title belt is underwhelming.
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The first WWE Universal Championship Match will take place on Sunday. This match wasn’t hyped well when the belt was released as the crowd wasn’t feeling it possibly due to its color. It seems like the threw it together very quickly as it looks like the Woman’s title and the WWE Championship on Smackdown. The belt is flashy, but it’s almost too red. Nonetheless, this is the latest champion that will be handed out during SummerSlam in what should be an exciting match to watch.
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