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SummerSlam announcement, Carmella vs. Becky Lynch set for next week

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SmackDown's side of the SummerSlam card should start to become clear on next week's episode.

SmackDown Women's Champion Carmella vs. Becky Lynch in a non-title match has been announced for next Tuesday's show, along with Paige revealing WWE Champion AJ Styles' challenger for the pay-per-view. If Lynch wins, she'll challenge for Carmella's title at SummerSlam.

WWE has established momentum for Lynch with a winning streak over the past month. She tapped out Mandy Rose with an armbar tonight before cutting a promo and setting her sights on Carmella's title. Paige then announced their match for next week.

Styles submitted Andrade "Cien" Almas with the Calf Crusher tonight. Samoa Joe also defeated Tye Dillinger with the Coquina Clutch and sent out a tweet about wanting a title shot: "How many more must pay before you give me what I want? You keep denying, I keep collecting."

On Monday night, Alexa Bliss defending her Raw Women's Championship against Ronda Rousey became the first match to be announced for SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship challenger for the PPV will be decided on Raw next week when Roman Reigns faces Bobby Lashley in a number one contender's match.

SummerSlam is taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on August 19.