Updates on the WWE SummerSlam card

Jul 8, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

Ronda Rousey will receive her rematch at WWE SummerSlam.

WWE has announced Rousey vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan for the biggest event of the summer. This will be a rematch from WWE Money In the Bank, which saw Morgan cash in her newly-won Money In the Bank briefcase on Rousey, right after Rousey retained over Natalya.

Tonight’s SmackDown on FOX saw Natalya interrupt Morgan’s celebration and interview with Michael Cole. Natalya took credit for Liv’s SummerSlam win, and said her Cinderella Story will come to an end at SummerSlam. Rousey interrupted and congratulated Morgan, but then had words with Natalya and the new champion. Rousey also issued a warning to Morgan, saying she will learn at SummerSlam that challenging for the title is a whole lot easier than defending it. Rousey asked the crowd if they wanted to see her beat Natalya up, but Natalya attacked her from behind. Liv then attacked Natalya and tossed her to the floor. SmackDown returned from a commercial break and then Rousey defeated Natalya in singles action.

There was some speculation on Natalya being involved at SummerSlam, but WWE confirmed after SmackDown went off the air that Rousey vs. Morgan in singles action will be the title match later this month in Nashville.

In more news on the SummerSlam card, WWE is set to announce a Special Referee for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles match.

We noted before how WWE has confirmed a Money In the Bank rematch for SummerSlam with The Street Profits challenging Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. The Profits were granted the rematch due to how Montez Ford had his shoulder up when Jimmy Uso pinned him to retain at Money In the Bank last weekend. In an update, tonight’s SmackDown saw The Usos defeat Los Lotharios in a Championship Contender’s match. After the bout, Kayla Braxton interviewed The Usos in the ring and they said the referee was to blame for what happened at Money In the Bank. Kayla then revealed that a Special Referee is rumored for the rematch at SummerSlam.

There’s no word yet on who the Special Referee will be, but The Usos said they have someone in mind if volunteers are being accepted. Fan speculation is that the referee will be “Honorary Uce” Sami Zayn, or perhaps The Usos’ younger brother, WWE NXT Superstar Solo Sikoa, who has been discussed for a main roster call-up.

The 2022 WWE SummerSlam Premium Live Event is scheduled for Saturday, July 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Below is the updated card:

Last Man Standing Match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (c)

WWE United States Title Match
Theory vs. Bobby Lashley (c)

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles Match
The Street Profits vs. The Usos (c)
Special Referee to be announced.

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan (c)

Pat McAfee vs. Happy Baron Corbin

Logan Paul vs. The Miz
Rumored to possibly be Paul and AJ Styles vs. Miz and Ciampa.

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