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Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP [United States Championship]

On last week’s Raw, Apollo Crews defeated MVP to retain the United States Championship, and there will officially be a rematch at WWE SummerSlam 2020. Since there has been a discernible predilection for Crews as the United States Champion as well as a foreshadowing end to his reign at the hands of Bobby Lashley, it’s evident that Crews will put an end to this trilogy with MVP by decisively defeating him at SummerSlam to retain the United States Championship.

As long as Crews does not accept any invitations to Cesaro and Nakamura’s aforementioned parties and/or risk having one of Montez Ford’s spiked alcoholic drinks at those parties, he will be a safe bet to retain the championship at SummerSlam. Afterward, he can focus on defending the United States Championship against Bobby Lashley, who would be a more formidable opponent and bigger threat at the next PPV.

Prediction: Apollo Crews

AJ Styles (c) vs. Big E [Intercontinental Championship]

On last week’s SmackDown, AJ Styles retained the Intercontinental Championship against Gran Metalik and is now awaiting new challengers for WWE SummerSlam 2020. The ideal challenger for Styles would be Big E, who not only received Kofi Kingston’s blessing for a long-overdue singles push but also recently picked up a promising victory over The Miz in what was a show-stealing performance on last week’s SmackDown.

There is a notable connection between Big E and the Intercontinental Championship. On the November 18, 2013, episode of Raw, he defeated Curtis Axel to become the new Intercontinental Champion. This was the first championship Big E won on the main roster and it’s only a matter of time until he unleashes his inner Langston to fulfill his singles push seven years later by dethroning Styles to win that championship for the second time in his career.

Prediction: Big E