According to a July 31 report from Cageside Seats, the final bout to be added to next month’s SummerSlam pay-per-view spectacular is likely to be a Fatal 4-Way tag-team match for the championship belt. The original plan was to have the Usos battle the Wyatt Family or Xavier Woods’ stable of Big E and Kofi Kingston, but the promotion is apparently leaning towards a Fatal 4-Way to get more tag-teams involved.
Is a Fatal 4-Way a smart addition to WWE SummerSlam? Absolutely. WWE Universe is loving Cody Rhodes’ new Stardust character, so it would be a shame if The Brotherhood doesn’t make an appearance at SummerSlam. The Fatal 4-Way match would give Stardust and his partner, Goldust, the chance to compete in front of millions of fans watching live at the Staples Center and at home on pay-per-view or the WWE Network. That said, the match would be a good move for the WWE.
The Usos already went head to head with the Wyatt Family several times, so fans are starting to get a bit tired of that matchup. The Usos have great chemistry with the Wyatt Family, but it’s time for the WWE to script a new tag-team to hop into the title picture. With The Brotherhood and the tag-team of Curtis Axel and Ryback both in the mix, a Fatal 4-Way makes plenty of sense for WWE SummerSlam.
Additionally, Woods recently aligned with Big E and Kingston. With those three superstars now in the hunt for a title shot, the WWE’s tag-team division has never been deeper. No official word yet from the WWE which tag-teams will be featured in the Fatal 4-Way bout slated for SummerSlam, or if the match will even be on the bill.
There are still over two weeks left before SummerSlam goes down, so the WWE could easily throw fans for a loop by adding a traditional tag-team bout to the card. The one thing for sure is that the Usos will definitely be somewhere on the card, as they are the current champions. Where the Wyatt Family, the Brotherhood and Woods’ stable fit in is anyone’s guess at this point. The only way to get all of them some television time is by putting on a Fatal 4-Way bout.
Besides the tag-team collision, WWE SummerSlam is expected to feature a main event of John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar, plus a co-main pitting Randy Orton against Roman Reigns. Elsewhere on the bills, Chris Jericho takes on Bray Wyatt and Paige battles AJ Lee for the WWE Divas belt. SummerSlam is slated for Aug. 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.