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WWE SummerSlam 2019 Preview – Triple Threat POV

Posted by Ben Guest Saturday, August 10, 2019
Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Chris King, Tony Mango and Dallas Allsopp will be giving their opinions on SummerSlam 2019.

It's time for the biggest part of the summer, with most of the titles on the line and several feuds coming to a close. Who will walk out victors and who will head into the Fall needing some more work. Let's discuss...

Question 1: With Seth Rollins seemingly injured for his match with Brock Lesnar, do you think this is a way of giving Brock the win whilst still allowing Seth to look good, or are we in for a big feel-good moment?

KING: Why are they doing this again? I'm honestly just not excited for this match, where do they go with the story if Rollins loses? If the end result is for a heel turn then I'll say this was a good move, if not then I can't buy into Lesnar being the champion again. Get prepared for another year of Lesnar with a stranglehold on the Universal title.

MANGO: This is nothing more than WWE wanting to reiterate that Lesnar is the top of the food chain, while, in their minds, thinking that if Rollins keeps fighting back, he'll "look strong in defeat" and people won't entirely give up on him. However, fast forward to Survivor Series and we'll see what Rollins is doing. He'll be fighting AJ Styles for the United States Championship, or worse.

ALLSOPP: With the build focusing on the sheer destruction of Seth Rollins, I can only hope that Brock Lesnar avenges his loss at WrestleMania with a sub 30 second victory. Lesnar is still a monster, and there is no better way to show that off at SummerSlam than with a destructive display, one which will not allow for Rollins to have a feel good moment.

Question 2: Trish Stratus is back for a match against Charlotte Flair. How do you see this match going and could Stratus be back for a short run?

MANGO: Either it's patting Trish on the back by having her win in her hometown and all, and Flair shows her respect afterward, or it's a means to give Flair another boost to her already Hall of Fame worthy career, with or without the whole hug thing at the end. I don't think Stratus plans on wrestling anymore, but I don't think she planned on coming back when she retired the last time, either.

ALLSOPP: This match should be a passing of the torch moment, even though Charlotte is already a guaranteed future Hall of Famer. Trish Stratus has said this week she intends for this to be her final match, so there is no need for her to win. I expect Stratus to be competitive, however Charlotte’s strength will be the difference here, and Charlotte should make Stratus tap in the centre of the ring. I would like to see some mutual respect however at the end of the match.

KING: This one is gonna be great. I am expecting a bell to bell wrestling clinic, even though this can be a passing of the torch moment it doesn't need to be, Charlotte has accomplished everything and been in numerous first-ever matches. If Trish decides she wants to have one final title run it should happen, hell if Goldberg can why can't she?

Question 3: How surprised were you to see Goldberg come back for a match against Dolph Ziggler of all people? Do you think he puts Ziggler over and how do you feel about the guy who challenged Lesnar coming back for Dolph Ziggler?

ALLSOPP: This match makes no sense. Not one iota. Goldberg has no previous history with Dolph Ziggler, and despite the train wreck that was Goldberg vs The Undertaker a few months ago, Goldberg deserves a better match than this. A week to build to a Goldberg match is insane! The only way this match can be redeemed, however, is if Goldberg turns up to simply spear Ziggler and pin him following a Jackhammer. Goldberg works best when he is explosive and quick in his destruction of wrestlers.

KING: It's a head-scratcher, I don't see this being anything more than a squash match. Unless this is simply punishment for the atrocity at Super ShowDown, I can't see Ziggler winning. Was I surprised, I was more shocked that Meltzer was actually right!

MANGO: After all the rumors, I wasn't too surprised. Such is the bane of doing this for a living, where you aren't shocked as often as you could be. There's no way Ziggler beats him. Not a chance.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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Ben Guest is a history student at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. Outside of professional wrestling, he is also a fan of Liverpool FC.


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