Shane McMahon to return to the ring at Summerslam?
Can the Prodigal Son dethrone the Prizefighter?
At the conclusion of SmackDown Live, we had a few questions playing in our head, with regard to the Summerslam card. One of them may have been answered by the Rumour Roundup section of Cageside Seats, which alleges that Shane McMahon may be entering the ring once again, at Summerslam.
Former United States Champion began proceedings on SmackDown Live when he was confronted by Former US Champion AJ Styles and Chris Jericho. As he tried to make his exit, Shane McMahon booked a triple threat match between Chris Jericho, AJ Styles and Kevin Owens for the US Title in the main event, where Owens lost his championship even though he did not get pinned during the match. As SmackDown Live went off the air, we saw a furious Kevin Owens demanding his rematch.
Cageside Seats alleges that Shane McMahon may be facing Kevin Owens at Summerslam on August 20th. This would be one of the marquee matches on the pay-per-view if it is true. While we haven't seen Shane McMahon in the ring since Wrestlemania 33, where he faced AJ Styles, it is not out of the realm of possibility to see him compete once again. There was a backstage segment between Owens and McMahon where the two professed their dislike for once another as well, before the main event match transpired.
Kevin Owens invoked his rematch clause for the United States Championship against AJ Styles next week on SmackDown. In case Owens fails to recapture his title, he is free to embark on a new feud and a program with McMahon may be on the cards!
Kevin Owens is a great performer and can certainly carry McMahon to a good match. WWE wants to pack its roster with stars heading into Summerslam, and this may be the ideal way to do so. Let's see how this rivalry pans out if it does so at all, over time.
WWE Rumor Mill: The Big Show to fight Big Cass at SummerSlam
A "giant" of a match could be added to the "Biggest Party of the Summer".
On a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that he expected Big Cass to face The Big Show at Summerslam. Big Show entered the Enzo and Cass picture several weeks ago when Big Cass blamed Big Show for the attacks on Enzo. Thanks to Corey Graves showing the backstage camera footage, Cass was the one who attacked Enzo causing the break-up of one of the most popular tag teams in the WWE.
According to Meltzer, the WWE officials are very high on Big Cass due to his size and look. That would be why they decided to split a very promising tag team a little over a year after they debuted on the main roster. Meltzer also stated that pairing Cass with a credible veteran like The Big Show will help jump start Cass' singles career in terms of in-ring work and getting heat with the WWE Universe.
After the beating that Big Cass gave The Big Show, one could expect Show to demand a SummerSlam match against Cass on the next edition of Monday Night Raw. The last time Big Show and Angle were face to face, it didn't go well when Angle was assuming it was Big Show who attacked Enzo, giving him this match could be a way for Angle to make it up to Big Show for being wrong.
Much like the matches against Braun Strowman, we can fully expect a good match between Big Show and Big Cass. It'll be interesting to see how fast they decide to push Big Cass after this current feud.