With Dean Ambrose having spent very little time cultivating actual mid-card feuds with the United States championship he's been lugging around for a while now, WWE went back to the basics and a cheap gimmick match to crown a new number one contender.
The always entertaining battle royal.
Tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw in Sacramento saw Rob Van Dam win said battle royal for the right to challenge Ambrose for his U.S. title on the SummerSlam pre-show scheduled for this Sun., Aug. 18, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
That should be one hell of a start to the biggest party of the summer, no?
Here's the updated SummerSlam match card and line-up:
- John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE championship)
- CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian (World heavyweight championship)
- Natalya vs. Brie Bella
- Bray Wyatt vs. Kane (Ring of Fire)
- Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow
- Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn vs. Big E. Langston & AJ Lee
- Dean Ambrose vs. Rob Van Dam