Staff predictions for Summerslam: Dean Ambrose vs. RVD
Aug 18, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
It should be a hell of a match, but I think the outcome is pretty secure. For my money, there’s no benefit to putting the US Title on RVD at this point in time.
WINNER: Dean Ambrose
On paper, this is the best pre show match the WWE has ever booked. I’m
a big Dean Ambrose guy, but The Shield has cooled off a little bit
while Rob Van Dam has been on fire since his return. If given the
right amount of time, their creativity will shine and produce an
exciting match. RVD is working a reduced schedule and doesn’t need the
US title, so Ambrose retains it with help from Rollins and Regins.
WWE United States Champion: Dean Ambrose defeated Rob Van Dam – I just don’t see Rob Van Dam winning the title right away. Especially on the pre-show match.
This match should be on the main card, but instead we get a Divas Match to build Total Divas (which is on during the last hour of SummerSlam, by the way). These two should put on a great match that will get the crowd fired up for the actual pay-per-view card. I do expect Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to get involved, which will lead to Mark Henry and The Big Show saving Rob Van Dam from the attack. It is rumored that the members of The Shield, Van Dam, Henry, and Show will be involved on the actual show, so we shall see.
Prediction: Rob Van Dam via disqualification
RVD over Ambrose