WWE Summerslam 2021: WWE is all geared up for the ‘The Biggest Party of the Summer’ with WWE SummerSlam 2021. It is one of the original ‘Big Four’ pay-per-view events of WWE and the second-biggest annual event after WrestleMania. Packed with the best of action, it has gained immense popularity over the years. The thrill and excitement of the fans will provide for an ideal reason to start the party with the WWE SummerSlam Kickoff show at 4:30 AM, followed by the main event at 5:30 AM and finally rounding off with Sony Sports’ Studio Show Extraaa Dhamaal SummerSlam with special guest, WWE Legend and current NXT GM, William Regal.
Here are 6 reasons why WWE SummerSlam 2021 is a must-view event this year for viewers in India.
1. John Cena to feature in a Pay-Per-View event after WrestleMania 36
WWE SummerSlam 2021 will mark the much-anticipated return of John Cena to a PPV event in almost two years. He aims to capture the WWE Universal Championship for the first time in his decorated career. This will be Cena’s 17th World title if he wins it and he will break Ric Flair’s record for the most World Titles. The electric energy that passes through the crowd when John Cena’s theme song plays is unmatched and this night will be a whole different experience as fans will get to see their favorite hero.
Adding to this thrill, WWE SummerSlam will also see another historical bout between him and the current Universal Champion Roman Reigns. With Reigns standing at a position where only a few pro wrestlers are right now and Cena trying to take away his limelight, it will be one of the most-awaited bouts of this PPV event. Reigns will be looking for a perfect opportunity to dethrone Cena as the face of the company. For Cena, it will be a chance to find out if Reigns is as good as the hype around him. Reigns vs.Cena is going to blow the roof of the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada.
2. Goldberg’s eyeing to hold the coveted WWE Championship for the first time in his lucrative career
It has been a year of returns for WWE legends. Goldberg has also returned to the company and is all set to challenge the All-Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. The scenes of his undefeated streak at World Championship Wrestling and wars with Triple H still bring electrifying energy amongst the fans. With the videos of his returning and challenging ‘The All-Mighty’ Bobby Lashley gaining huge views, it will be a class experience for all WWE fans to see him go up against Lashley for the coveted WWE Championship.
3. Sasha Banks for the title
After being defeated by ‘The EST of WWE’ Bianca Belair at WrestleMania 37, Sasha Banks will look to get back at her by winning the SmackDown Women’s Championship title at the upcoming WWE SummerSlam PPV event. The two women will be back with another historic fight in the WWE SummerSlam 2021 following their penultimate clash at Wrestlemania 37 earlier this year. The brilliant athleticism of Belair will be pitted against the smooth technical wrestling ability of Banks. Fans will surely be hooked for this duel. It will be interesting to watch Bianca defending her title against ‘The Boss’ Sasha.
4. The Visionary vs Rated-R Superstar
A rivalry that’s seven years in the making, ‘The Visionary’ Seth Rollins could not finish off what he started with the ‘Rated-R Superstar’ Edge in 2014, but he came back for revenge at Money In The Bank 2021 PPV where he cost Edge the chance to become Universal Champion by interfering in his match with Roman Reigns. Edge is now furious and hell-bent on seeking his own revenge with Seth. Edge has a point to prove that he can still be the top draw in WWE while Seth will want to show that the time of the ‘Rated-R Superstar’ is done in WWE. This will be quite an explosive matchup between two superstars and sure to blow the roof off by getting fans into a frenzy.
5. Modern Day Maharaja vs The Scottish Warrior
The ‘Modern Day Maharaja’ Jinder Mahal and ‘The Scottish Warrior’ Drew McIntyre were erstwhile close buddies and together in the 3MB stable. Things came to a head when Jinder Mahal demanded his rightful opportunity over Drew McIntyre in the company. Along with his Indian cohorts Shanky and Veer, Jinder has made life a living hell for Drew over the past month. Both will get a stage at WWE Summerslam 2021 to prove their superiority. This will be Jinder’s first match on a PPV card in almost two and half years!
Live coverage of WWE SummerSlam 2021 in India on SONY TEN 1 (English), SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) and SONY TEN 4 (Tamil and Telugu) on August 22, 2021 starting with WWE SummerSlam 2021 Kickoff from 4.30 am IST followed by WWE SummerSlam from 5.30 am IST