Regardless, it was a great opening act for the show, where we'll see two SummerSlam matches take place early than expected, first it will be Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Bàlor and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville defending his title against Akira Tozawa. And Monday Night Raw, yesterday, showed what the main event of the this month's pay-per-view event WWE SummerSlam would look like. It's not out of the realm of possibility that Lesnar drops the title (without being involved in the finish) and disappears for a while - as he routinely does anyway - but I think "The Beast" will retain the championship to set up big-money title defenses against Strowman and Reigns.
It's an action-packed show, with 11 matches scheduled - not including a potential WWE "RAW" Tag Team Championship match - for a four-hour show. If Lesnar does lose the title at SummerSlam, I believe the man most likely to win it is Strowman.
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Other WWE Superstars appearing included championship contender Shinsuke Nakamura, Money in the Bank Winner Baron Corbin, WWE Women's Champion Naomi, Women's Money in the Bank Winner Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair, the daughter of Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
Also on Raw, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose finally made their Shield reunion official as the former partners properly teamed up to fight off an ambush by Raw Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro. Corbin then went absolutely ballistic, realizing the gravity of the enormous blunder he just committed. So, Nia Jax was booked to dominate most of the match, with Sasha being that babyface underdog.