8 WWE SummerSlam 2018 Nightmares That Could Come True

"It was me, Roman. It was me all along, Roman"...

This will be the fourth year running that WWE have beamed SummerSlam from New York's Barclays Center. The venue has become a popular choice for the company; it even hosted the main portion of the Raw 25 celebrations in January and has trumped Madison Square Garden as WWE's go-to TV haunt when they visit the city.

Last year, it witnessed a nightmare.

Matches like John Cena vs. Baron Corbin, Big Cass vs. Big Show, Finn Bálor vs. Bray Wyatt and an insipid WWE Title match between Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura sucked the life out of Barclays. Unless there's something magical in the air, then the exact same problems could plague 2018's version.

There are some positives shining through the darkness like light at the end of a tunnel. AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe and Ronda Rousey's bid to become Raw Women's Champion for the first time are both promising, and yet both could be ruined by nightmarish booking.

Brace yourselves to wake up shivering the morning after if SummerSlam doesn't go to plan. The rest of the year depends on 19 August being a success...


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