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SummerSlam (2020)
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Official poster featuring various Superstars
Tagline: "Biggest Party on the Sea!"
Theme(s): "Painless" by Fozzy
"Knee Deep" by Zac Brown Band
Information
Promotion WWE
Sponsor Cricket Wireless
Date August 23, 2020
Venue Norwegian Jewel
City Gulf of Mexico
Pay-per-view chronology
Unforgiven (2020) SummerSlam (2020) No Mercy (2020)
SummerSlam (2020) chronology
SummerSlam 2019 SummerSlam (2020) SummerSlam (2021)

SummerSlam (2020) (also referred to as SummerSlammiversary 15 or SummerSlam at Sea) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event produced by WWE that will take place on August 23, 2020 on board the Norwegian Jewel as part of Chris Jericho's Rock n' Wrestling Rager at Sea in the Gulf of Mexico. It will be the fifteenth annual SummerSlam event and will be WWE's fifth pay-per-view event to take place in 2020. This will mark the first-time ever that a WWE PPV will take place on a Cruise ship and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Production[]

Background[]

SummerSlam will feature professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that play out on WWE's primary television programs; Raw and Smackdown. Wrestlers portray heroes or villains as they follow a series of events that build tension, and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

On the July 17, 2020 episode of SmackDown, a match was scheduled between Raw's Adam Cole and SmackDown's Johnny Gargano where the winner would be able to choose the stipulation for the Eight man tag team match that would take place at SummerSlam, with the match having been made official the week earlier. Johnny Gargano would emerge victorious before a massive brawl broke out between Undisputed Era and Team Gargano. William Regal would come out and reveal the stipulation that Gargano had chosen which would end up being War Games – a match not seen take place in three years. On the August 3rd, 2020 episode of Raw it was revealed that the Big Show would be Johnny Gargano's fourth member of his team at SummerSlam, reciting his past history with Anderson. Later on, Anderson along with the rest of Undisputed Era would attack Big Show backstage, targeting his ankle it would then be revealed that Anderson would face Big Show a week later with the winner earning the War Games advantage for their team at SummerSlam – a match that Anderson would win, before he would take out Big Show injuring him thus ruling him out of SummerSlam and forcing Gargano to find a new partner for War Games.

On the July 20, 2020 episode of Raw, General Manager Noelle Foley made a number of matches for SummerSlam. First she named that Chris Jericho will defend his title against Kenny Omega in a Man Overboard match for the championship where the only way to in is to throw your opponent overboard. The second match that she named would be The Rock – whom had successfully defended his title against Randy Orton on the July 27, 2020 episode of Raw, would defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against MJF in a Championship belt in a Crows Nest match where you have to fight your way from the main deck of the ship up to the Crow's nest to retrieve the championship. Her third and final match she scheduled was Penelope Ford ― whom would successfully retain her title against Liv Morgan that same night; would defend her championship against Maryse in a Captain's Dinner Bikini match, where each woman would start the match in their best formal attire and must be stripped down to her bikini underneath before being able to be pinned inside the ring. A match between Velveteen Dream and Big E would be made official for SummerSlam with Big E challenging Dream to put his Money in the Bank briefcase on the line to which Dream would finally accept after months of going back and forth with one another.

Matches[]

No. Matches Stipulations
1 Undisputed Era (Jake Anderson, Adam Cole, Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) vs. Team Gargano (Johnny Gargano, Jimmy Jacobs, Pastor William Eaver & TBA) War Games match
2 Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kenny Omega Man Overboard match for the WWE Championship
3 The Rock (c) vs. MJF Belt in a Crows Nest match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
4 Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Kevin Owens Jon Jones Captain's Dinner Bikini match for the WWE Women's Championship
5 Finn Bálor (c) vs. Shane Thorne Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship
6 Nixon Newell (c) vs. Bianca Belair Singles match for the SmackDown Women's Championship
7P Velveteen Dream vs. Big E Singles match for the Money in the Bank Briefcase
9 Alicia Fox (c) vs. Brooke Tessmacher Singles match for the WWE Goddess Championship
10 Allie vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nikki Cross Triple Threat match for SD Women's #1 Contendership
11P Kane (c) vs. Jimmy Havoc Hardcore match for the WWE Hardcore Championship
12 CM Punk vs. Keith Lee Singles match
13 Heath Slater vs. Boogeyman vs. Angel Garza vs. Mil Muertes vs. Ace Austin vs. Roman Reigns vs. Scott Steiner vs. TJP Over the Top Rope Battle Royal match
14 Seth Rollins vs. Roderick Strong vs. Ridge Holland vs. Randy Orton vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Masters vs. Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Baron Corbin Over the Top Rope Battle Royal match
15 AJ Lee vs. Candice LeRae vs. Chelsea Green vs. Mandy Rose vs. Mariah May vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Taynara vs. Lacey Evans vs. Charlotte vs. Liv Morgan vs. Mandy Leon vs. Rosemary vs. Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Ruby Riott Noelle Foley's Bikini Contest
16 Bayley & Tenille Dashwood (c) vs. Kylie Rae & Abadon Tag Team match for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
17 Jon Moxley & Karrion Kross (c) vs. Jay White & Kip Sabian Tag Team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship John Cena vs bray Wyatt wwe championship match tlc match
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
P – indicates the match will take place on the pre-show
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