WWE Summerslam 2021 Match Card, How To Watch, Start Time, And More
Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming WWE PPV.
Summerslam is right around the corner, coming to Peacock on Saturday, August 21, the summer PPV promises numerous title matches featuring WWE wrestlers from Raw and Smackdown. It will also see icons Goldberg and John Cena each in a highly-anticipated match.
And yes, the next WWE PPV is taking place on a Saturday, not a Sunday, and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada will host the show. There will also be a large live audience in attendance, so expect a lot of noise. As of this writing, there are 11 matches on the card, and most of them are for championships. While no main event has been announced yet, it will either be the Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and John Cena or the Raw Women's Championship between Nikki A.S.H., Charlotte Flair, and Rhea Ripley.
Start time and how to watch:
The show will begin at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT, and there will be a Kickoff Show one hour prior, which you can watch for free on WWE's Twitter and YouTube. Typically, there's at least one match on the preshow. If you want to watch Summerslam, and you live in the United States, you'll need a Premium ($5 a month, with ads) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10 a month, no ads) account. Regardless of which tier you choose, there will be a few WWE-related ads throughout the show. If you live outside of the US, you can watch the PPV on the WWE Network.
While the event is more than a week away, there are still a few high-profile matches that have already been booked. Both John Cena and Goldberg have returned to the WWE, and they've jumped the line to get themselves a championship match. Check out the match card below, which we'll keep updating as more bouts are added to the card. Hopefully, WWE won't be releasing any more high-profile wrestlers that are already booked on this card.
WWE Summerslam 2021 match card:
- AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. RK-Bro (Raw Tag Team Championship)
- Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie
- Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
- Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest (United States Championship)
- Edge vs. Seth Rollins
- Bianca Belair (c) vs. Sasha Banks (Smackdown Women's Championship)
- The Usos (c) vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Goldberg (WWE Championship)
- Nikki A.S.H. (c) vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair (Raw Women's Championship)
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. John Cena (Universal Championship)
Cena and Goldberg appearances aside, there are some great matches you'll want to check out. Nikki A.S.H. will defend her Raw Women's Championship against Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair in a triple threat match. Nikki won the title the day after Money in the Bank--where she won the MITB contract. Additionally, we'll see a Wrestlemania rematch as Sasha Banks challenges Bianca Belair for her Smackdown Women's Championship, and it should be dynamite.
You can learn more about Nikki's thoughts on the upcoming match and becoming an "Almost Super Hero" on next week's episode of Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot's professional wrestling podcast, as Nikki will be a guest on the show. Additionally, there will be a predictions episode for Summerslam where hosts Mat Elfring, Chris Hayner, and their sophisticated AI PredictionBot 3000 predict the winners and losers of the PPV.
Make sure to come back to GameSpot on Saturday, August 21 for live coverage and a review of Summerslam.