The WWE's biggest event of the summer will take place on Sunday, August 19. The SummerSlam pay-per-view will feature five WWE title bouts and an epic rivalry match. I'm predicting several title changes and a major push for one wrestler after a huge WWE SummerSlam win.
Take a closer look at my predictions for WWE SummerSlam 2012.
United States Championship: Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro
This WWE title bout is the pre-show for SummerSlam. U.S. Champion Santino Marella has been unimpressive in recent weeks. His comedy act is also wearing thin. Antonio Cesaro will begin a championship run at SummerSlam.
Prediction: Antonio Cesaro defeats Santino Marella
WWE Tag Team Championship: Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. The Prime Time Players
This is one of the most intriguing matches of SummerSlam. I can't wait to see if Vince McMahon punishes The Prime Time Players in the wake of A.W. getting fired. I predict The Prime Time Players will win the WWE tag team belts.
Prediction: The Prime Time Players defeat Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
Intercontinental Championship: The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio
After being out of action for a while in the WWE, The Miz and Rey Mysterio should do well for the rest of 2012. However, since he only recently became champion, don't look for The Miz to lose his title so quickly at SummerSlam.
Prediction: The Miz defeats Rey Mysterio
Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
When Daniel Bryan joined the WWE, I knew he could wrestle. But I had no idea he could work the fans so well. He is like a master craftsman in every aspect of wrestling. I predict Bryan will pick up a big win over Kane at SummerSlam.
Prediction: Daniel Bryan defeats Kane
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler
For WWE fans who are more interested in wrestling than entertainment, this SummerSlam match should steal the show. Before he gets back to work with Fozzy, Jericho will put over Ziggler in a WWE instant classic.
Prediction: Dolph Ziggler defeats Chris Jericho
WWE Championship: CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. Big Show
CM Punk is my favorite active WWE wrestler and I love his heel turn. But his change in attitude will likely end his title reign at SummerSlam. I predict Cena will become WWE Champion to set up storylines through Wrestlemania.
Prediction: John Cena defeats CM Punk and Big Show
World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
Although Sheamus is "injured," I predict he will defeat Del Rio at SummerSlam. However, an angry ADR will pummel Sheamus after the match. Then Dolph Ziggler will cash in his briefcase and become World Heavyweight Champion.
Prediction: Sheamus defeats Alberto Del Rio, then Dolph Ziggler defeats Sheamus
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
Triple H took one for the team at Wrestlemania and he will do so again at SummerSlam. After months of horrible WWE booking, Brock Lesnar will finally get his push. This SummerSlam match will be an epic act of destruction.
Prediction: Brock Lesnar defeats Triple H
Patrick Michael lives in New Orleans and has always been a big fan of pro wrestling. Patrick's favorite wrestling promotion was Mid-South Wrestling back in the 1980s. Patrick's favorite wrestling angle of all-time was the NWO and his favorite wrestler was Roddy Piper. Follow Patrick Michael on Twitter at patmichael84.
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