Sunday, August 15, 2010

WWE SummerSlam 2010

SummerSlam (2010) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), that will take place on August 15, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California for the second consecutive year. It will be the 23rd annual SummerSlam event. Currently, there are six official matches announced for the event.

SummerSlam will feature professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that will be played out on World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) television programs. Wrestlers will portray villains or heroes as they follow a series of events that build tension, and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.

The main rivalry heading into SummerSlam from the Raw brand is between the champion Sheamus and Randy Orton over the WWE Championship. At Fatal 4-Way in June, Sheamus defeated the then-champion John Cena, Edge and Orton in a Fatal Four-Way match to win the WWE title after an interference from The Nexus. In July, at Money in the Bank, Sheamus successfully defended the WWE Championship against Cena in a Steel Cage match, due to an interference from The Nexus again. Then, on the July 19 episode of Raw, Orton defeated Edge and Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat match to earn the right to face Sheamus for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. On the August 9 edition of Raw, the anonymous general manager of Raw added two stipulations to the match: should anyone interfere in this match, then he, she or they would be suspended indefinitely from the WWE; and also, should Orton lose, he would not receive another title shot at the WWE Championship and go to the back of the line of challengers for the title.