- WWE SummerSlam 2020 will take place on Sunday, August 23rd
- It will be the first WWE Pay-per-view to emanate outside of the Performance Center with no fans
- Who do betting odds favor emerging victorious in each bout? Find out below
WWE SummerSlam this Sunday promises to be an extravaganza of epic proportions with what’s on tap. It will also mark the company’s anticipated arrival in the ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando, which was constructed specifically to maximize the viewing experience for fans of the product.
Often regarded as the WrestleMania of the summer, SummerSlam rarely disappoints and is known to feature its fair share of marquee matches every year. The upcoming installment on August 23rd will be no exception as Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman both defend their respective titles in main events with high stakes while Seth Rollins battles Dominik Mysterio in his official in-ring debut.
Here are all the odds currently available for the event for the matchups that have been confirmed for the card.
WWE SummerSlam 2020 Odds
|Apollo Crews (c)||-200|
|The Street Profits (c)||-125|
|Andrade & Angel Garza||-165|
|Sasha Banks (c)||-110|
|Braun Strowman (c)||+130|
|Drew McIntyre (c)||+100|
Odds taken August 19th
Crews vs MVP (United States Championship)
From a storyline standpoint, there really is no reason for this match to be happening. Apollo Crews has already beaten MVP three times on Raw, and based on what we’ve seen up to this point, nothing has suggested that the outcome to this United States Championship clash will be any different.
Crews should be favored heavier than he is, but either way, it’s virtually guaranteed he’s walking out of SummerSlam still the champ.
Street Profits vs Andrade & Garza (Raw Tag Team Championship)
Raw’s tag team division could not be any more desolate at the moment. That should all but confirm that the Raw Tag Team Championship are changing hands in this match.
The Street Profits have been fighting champions dating back to March, but seeing as how there’s no one left for them to defend against, it’s safe to say Andrade and Angel Garza are taking those titles come Sunday.
Rose vs Deville (Hair vs Hair)
Hair vs. hair matches with the women in WWE are a rarity and understandably so, but it’s a perfect stipulation for such a personal feud. The weekly promos between Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville have been a recurring highlight on SmackDown for months and now they’ll finally get their chance to steal the show at SummerSlam.
Rose already debuted a new look with shorter hair just recently because of Deville’s latest attack on her, making this one of the easier matches to predict with Rose securing the victory and shaving Deville’s head bald.
Banks vs Asuka (Raw Women’s Championship)
With fans favoring Asuka at -130 slightly more than Sasha Banks at -110, all signs point to the Raw Women’s Championship being the belt that Asuka regains at the event, not the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The outcomes could very well be reversed and that’s why the odds are so close, but it makes more sense for Asuka to be holding the title that is property of Raw with that being the show she’s currently a part of.
Note that it’s entirely dependent on what the match order is, but assuming Asuka battles Banks first, The Empress of Tomorrow is a surefire pick to win.
Bayley vs Asuka (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Of the two title matches Asuka has on this show, this is undoubtedly the more important one considering how long Bayley has been the SmackDown Women’s champion. She’s run roughshod over the entire SmackDown women’s division to the point where a Raw Superstar has to challenge her at the upcoming Pay-per-view.
As previously mentioned, Banks should drop the Raw Women’s title while Bayley holds onto her gold. The odds are even because it’s possible Asuka beats Bayley instead of the other way around, but Bayley retaining is the smarter option so Banks can take it from her friend-turned-foe down the road.
Rollins vs Dominik (Street Fight)
Dominik Mysterio’s highly anticipated in-ring debut will come against one of the best in the business right now in Seth Rollins. To WWE’s credit, this storyline has been built up brilliantly in the weeks preceding the Pay-per-view and Dominik has come across extraordinarily well in all of his interactions with The Monday Night Messiah.
With Dominik at -110 and Rollins at -130 in the odds, it’s interesting that it’s as much of a close call as it is, even with the Street Fight stipulation. By no means should Dominik be beating Rollins, but surely he can score plenty of offense and have a strong showing before suffering the loss.
Strowman vs Wyatt (Universal Championship)
Despite the history, these men have dating back to their time in The Wyatt Family, their feud wasn’t exactly lighting the world on fire until Alexa Bliss was incorporated into it last month when The Fiend targeted her at the end of an episode of SmackDown.
Now, it’s become a question of whether Bliss will side with Braun Strowman and help him retain his Universal Championship, or if she’ll align with Bray Wyatt and aid him in his pursuit of the title. On the whole, Strowman’s reign has been fairly flat and a title change is the right route to take with Bliss offering an assist.
McIntyre vs Orton (WWE Championship)
This WWE Championship main event is more unpredictable than most matches scheduled to take place at SummerSlam, but the odds don’t give that vibe whatsoever. At -140, Randy Orton is favored considerably more than Drew McIntyre at +100, and looking at the landscape of Raw right now, an Orton title win wouldn’t be out of the question in the slightest.
McIntyre’s had a terrific reign up to this point and has knocked off a variety of credible challengers, but Orton has been doing the best work of his career in years. There aren’t any bigger obstacles for McIntyre to overcome than him, so once Orton likely beats him for the belt on Sunday, they can continue the feud with McIntyre in chase mode.
Either way, look for this bout to be the night’s biggest barn burner.
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