The road to SummerSlam has only just begun, but even though the card for next month’s pay-per-view isn’t set in stone just yet, WWE has to start advertising their upcoming shows so that they can sell tickets.
Even though Clash of Champions will take place in September and bridge the gap between SummerSlam and Hell in a Cell, the company looks as though they are pushing their October pay-per-view much harder than Clash of Champions, since tickets go on sale on July 26th.
Hell in a Cell takes place on October 6th live from Sacramento, California and currently, the arena is promoting Seth Rollins vs Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton vs Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship. It’s not clear as to whether or not one or both of these matches will take place inside Hell in a Cell, but Orton is expected to challenge for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam, so he could have a decent push ahead of him before the end of the year.
Of course, Rollins’ match can’t be advertised as a Universal Championship match since the former Champion lost the title to Brock Lesnar and it would be a spoiler if his match was advertised as a title match a few months before it’s set to take place.
Drew McIntyre deserves to be in the Universal Championship picture after the year that he’s had and if Rollins is able to claim the Championship back from Brock Lesnar next month in Toronto, then McIntyre would definitely be a popular choice when it comes to looking for challengers for Rollins.
It should be noted that many of the matches that are advertised for pay-per-view events are just there as a guide and are usually changed closer to the show because WWE doesn’t want to give away spoilers, but the Rollins vs McIntyre match does drop a hint when it comes to where The Scottish Psychopath will be looking when his current feud comes to an end.