WWE has confirmed the Universal Title bout for SummerSlam.
As expected, 'The Fiend' will be unleashed at SummerSlam when he challenges Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship. Strowman issued the challenge to 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt on SmackDown and it has since been accepted.
Universal Champion Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt have inflicted an endless amount of physical and psychological agony upon one another over the last few months, and it will all come to a head at The Biggest Event of the Summer, as “The Monster” collides with “The Fiend” in one of the most anticipated Universal Title Matches in WWE history.
When Strowman and Wyatt last crossed paths, the Universal Champion returned to his old stomping grounds at the Wyatt Swamp, where he endured a snake bite, being tied up in a chair, and a haunting image of Alexa Bliss.
Sporting his old Hawaiian shirt and cackling maniacally, Wyatt took advantage of his “homefield advantage” to send Wyatt head-first into the murky swamp and stood tall at the conclusion of The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules.
On a recent episode of SmackDown, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt trapped Alexa in the ring and applied the Mandible Claw in a horrifying scene. A week later, however, Bliss appeared to dissuade “The Fiend” from doing the same thing, gently blocking his hand and touching the side of his face before Strowman interrupted on the TitanTron. Speaking in a low but ominous tone, The Monster Among Men claimed that he has been pushed to his breaking point and vowed that he is more than a man… he is “the thing that nightmares are made of.”
After months of slugfests, mind games and putting each other through hell, “The Monster” and “The Fiend” are finally set to collide for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Who will emerge from what is sure to be a nasty title fight?
Find out at SummerSlam on Sunday, August 23, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network!
With the Universal Title match confirmed, here is a look at the updated SummerSlam card:
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton
WWE Universal Championship
Braun Strowman (c) vs. 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt
Raw Tag Team Championships
Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) (c) vs. Angel Garza & Andrade
United States Championship
Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP
Dominik Mysterio Can Use Weapons
Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio
SmackDown Women's Championship
Bayley (c) vs. TBA
You can keep up with any updates to the SummerSlam card at Fightful's events page.