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Two title matches added to WWE SummerSlam


Two more title matches have officially been added to the card for SummerSlam.

Sasha Banks will defend her Raw Women's Championship against Asuka at SummerSlam. After it was set up on SmackDown last Friday, WWE has also officially confirmed that "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt will challenge for Braun Strowman's Universal Championship at the pay-per-view.

Asuka defeated Bayley on Raw tonight to be confirmed as Banks' challenger for the PPV. The story was that Banks said last week that she'd give Asuka a title shot at SummerSlam if she could defeat Bayley tonight.

Asuka vs. Banks at Extreme Rules last month ended in controversy, setting up a rematch on Raw two weeks ago. Banks won the title by countout after Asuka went to save Kairi Sane when she was being attacked by Bayley backstage. 

There will be a triple brand battle royal on SmackDown this week to decide who will challenge for Bayley's SmackDown Women's Championship at SummerSlam.

For the first time since their Swamp Fight at Extreme Rules, Strowman returned to WWE television on SmackDown last Friday. He appeared on the video screen and agreed to face The Fiend at SummerSlam.

SummerSlam is taking place on Sunday, August 23. Here's the updated card for the PPV:

  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defending against Randy Orton
  • Raw Women's Champion Sasha Banks defending against Asuka
  • Universal Champion Braun Strowman defending against "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
  • Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits defending against Andrade & Angel Garza
  • United States Champion Apollo Crews defending against MVP
  • Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio