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WWE SummerSlam Week: every wrestling event you need to know about

We've got a jam-packed week and a half of wrestling from tomorrow night all the way to SummerSlam on August 20th. Here's every event you need to know about!


In the world of professional wrestling, there tend to be two extremely important weekends and weeks throughout the year. As great as events like the Royal Rumble or even Wrestle Kingdom are, it is the spectacle of WrestleMania and SummerSlam that tend to lead to a large congregation of great wrestling during the same time period.

Independent wrestling companies know when to expect people in certain areas of the country based on those big events, and they tend to schedule their own events with that in mind. Because of this, we’ve got a massive amount of great wrestling to look forward to from tomorrow night all the way to SummerSlam. Unlike the congregation of events in Orlando this year with WrestleMania, these events are widespread and give options to fans on multiple continents.

Without further ado, here is every event you need to know about during this period. The most anticipated matches of each event have been listed below them. Some events have an option listed on where to watch them, but not all will be broadcast live.

Friday, August 11th

Evolve 90 (Watch on Floslam.tv)  

  • Lio Rush vs Matt Riddle
    (This will be the last time you can catch Lio live on the independents unless you are attending MCWs Final Hour show the following night in Joppa, MD)
  • Keith Lee vs Timothy Thatcher
  • ACH & Ethan Page vs Chris “Dirty Daddy” Dickinson & Jaka
  • PROGRESS Atlas Championship Match
    WALTER (c) vs Fred Yehi
  • This show will also include an Evolve Tag Team Title Match and other stars like Tracy Williams, Anthony Henry, Austin Theory and more!

NJPW G1 Climax 27 (Watch on NJPW World)

  • This is another great night of wrestling in the G1 with the following tournament matches
    Tomohiro Ishii vs Zack Sabre Jr.
    Kota Ibushi vs Hirooki Goto
    Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Tetsuya Naito
  • Also on this show, you will be able to see Cody, The Young Bucks, Yoshi-Hashi, Okada, Omega, Ricochet, BUSHI and many more!

Saturday, August 12th 

MCW Final Hour 

  • This will be Lio Rush’s final independent wrestling appearance

Evolve 91 (Watch on Floslam.tv) [Event at 4 pm in New York]

  • WWN Championship Match
    Matt Riddle (c) vs Keith Lee vs Tracy Williams
  • Chris Dickinson & Jaka vs South Pacific Power Trip (TK Cooper & Travis Banks)
  • Mark Haskins vs Austin Theory
  • With others like ACH, Darby Allin, Fred Yehi, Jason Kincaid and more!

PROGRESS New York (8 pm following Evolve 91 in the same building)

  • If you are in New York City, go to this show!
  • WWE UK Championship Match
    Pete Dunne (c) vs Jack Gallagher
  • PROGRESS Tag Team Championship Match
    British Strong Style (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) (c) vs South Pacific Power Trip (TK Cooper & Travis Banks)
  • There is not a bad match on this card, you will see WWE talent as you can see above and you will also see WWE Mae Young Classic Competitor Dakota Kai. Others on this card are Joey Janela, Donovan Dijak, WALTER, Mark Andrews and more!

NJPW G1 Climax 27 (Watch on NJPW World)

  • Michael Elgin vs Juice Robinson
  • Tama Tonga vs Sanada
  • Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega
  • Also, you will see David Finlay, Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger, KUSHIDA and other stars from the NJPW roster!

Sunday, August 13th

BEYOND WRESTLING in Boston

  • WALTER vs Donovan Dijak
  • This show is sold out!
  • More information on the card will be added once available.

PROGRESS Boston

  • This show is sold out!
  • More information on the card will be added once available.

NJPW G1 Climax 27(Watch on NJPW World)

  • G1 Climax Final
    Winner of A Block vs Winner of B Block
  • IWGP Tag Team Title Match
    War Machine (Ray Rowe & Hanson) (c) vs Bullet Club (Cody & Hangman Page)
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Title Match 
    The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) vs Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet

Monday, August 14th

WWE Monday Night Raw (Watch on USA Network)

  • Nia Jax vs Sasha Banks
    Winner faces Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam
  • Final episode of Raw before SummerSlam

Tuesday, August 15th

WWE SmackDown Live! (Watch on USA Network)

  • Final episode of SmackDown Live before SummerSlam

Wednesday, August 16th

WWE NXT (Watch on WWE Network)

  • Roderick Strong vs Drew McIntyre
    If Roderick Strong wins, he will get to face Bobby Roode after NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III
  • Final episode of NXT before NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III

Thursday, August 17th

GFW Destination X (POP TV)

  • 2017 Super X Cup Tournament Final
    Taiji Ishimori vs Dezmond Xavier
  • Unified GFW World Heavyweight Championship Match
    Alberto El Patron (c) vs Low-Ki
  • GFW X Division Championship Ladder Match
    Sonjay Dutt (c) vs Trevor Lee
  • GFW Unified Knockouts Championship Match
    Sienna (c) vs Gail Kim
  • Winner gets a GFW Title shot of his choosing
    Bobby Lashley vs Matt Sydal

Friday, August 18th 

ROH War of the Worlds UK – London

  • Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, and Never Openweight Six-Man Champions Bushi, EVIL, and Sanada) vs Bullet Club (ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks, “The Villain” Marty Scurll, and Adam Page)
  • ROH World Television Championship Match
    Kushida (c) vs TITAN
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship Match
    Dalton Castle & The Boys (c) vs Mistico, Delirious, and Jushin Thunder Liger
  • You will also see talents like Ryan Smile, The Briscoes, Bully Ray, Jay Lethal, and others!

Saturday, August 19th

ROH War of the Worlds UK – Liverpool

  • ROH World Championship Match
    Cody (c) vs Sanada
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship Match
    The Young Bucks (c) vs The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
  • You will also see talents like Ryan Smile, Josh Bodom, Bully Ray, Marty Scurll, and others!

WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III(Watch on WWE Network)

  • NXT Championship Match
    Booby Roode (c) vs Drew McIntyre
  • NXT Women’s Championship Match
    Asuka (c) vs Ember Moon
  • NXT Tag Team Championship Match
    Authors of Pain (c) vs SAnitY (Killian Dain & Alexander Wolfe w/ Eric Young & Nikki Cross)
  • Aleister Black vs Hideo Itami
  • Johnny Gargano vs Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
  • Look for the RealSport Predictions and a full preview for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III closer to the event!

Sunday, August 20th

ROH War of the Worlds UK – EDINBURGH

  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship Match
  • Dalton Castle & The Boys (c) vs The Young Bucks & Adam Page
  • Edinburgh Street Fight
    Jay Lethal vs Silas Young
  • Also in action EVIL, Bully Ray, Ultimo Guerrero, Marty Scurll, and many more!

WWE SummerSlam 2017 (Watch on WWE Network)

  • WWE Universal Championship Match
    Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe vs Braun Strowman
  • WWE Championship Match
    Jinder Mahal (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura
  • United States Championship Match (with Shane McMahon as Special Guest Referee)
    AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens
  • WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
    Neville (c) vs Akira Tozawa
  • Plus many more matches!
  • Look for the RealSport Predictions and full preview for SummerSlam as the event nears!

Did we miss an event? Are you attending any of these events? Let us know in the comments below!

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WWE SummerSlam Week: every wrestling event you need to know about

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