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My projected SummerSlam card (the 2013 edition) and predictions

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In my follow-up to my previous article on SummerSlam, the card for this year's "Biggest Party of Summer" is suddenly taking shape.

Even though only three matches have been announced so far, I expect more matches to be announced in the next two weeks on RAW and SmackDown leading up to SummerSlam, which takes place on Sunday, August 18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

And so, here's is my projected SummerSlam projections and my projected winners:

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PRE-SHOW MATCH: ROB VAN DAM VS. DEAM AMBROSE FOR THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP

After making his triumphant return to the WWE following a stint with TNA Wrestling at last month's Money in the Bank PPV, the ECW legend takes on Shield member Ambrose in the pre-show. Look for Ambrose to retain thanks to a distraction from Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

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CODY RHODES VS. DAMIEN SANDOW

The feud between these former BFF began when Sandow threw Rhodes off the top of the ladder to win the MITB briefcase for a future World Heavyweight Championship.

Expect Rhodes to get the victory here, but this rivalry is expected to continue until at least the Night of Champions PPV on Sunday, September 15th.

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KANE VS. BRAY WYATT (RING OF FIRE MATCH)

The artist formerly known as Husky Harris made his redebut last month when he and his teammates (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) took out Kane.

Expect a DQ victory by Kane, setting up a continuation of the feud.

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DOLPH ZIGGLER & KAITLYN VS. BIG E LANGSTON & A.J. LEE

The neverending feud between the former Chickbusters teammates continues at SummerSlam, this time in a mixed tag team match which also features the bleach-blond Superstar taking on his former bodyguard. Expect Layla to distract the referee only for the babyface team to pick up the victory via a disqualification.

But, expect the Kaitlyn vs. A.J. Lee to continue at Night of Champions.

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CHRISTIAN VS. ALBERTO DEL RIO (WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP)

Christian earned the right to face Del Rio after defeating Randy Orton and Van Dam on last week's SmackDown. With a returning Ricardo Rodriguez, I look for Del Rio to retain here.

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NATALYA VS. BRIE BELLA

The sudden success of the new E! reality show "Total Divas" has resulted in this match between two of its stars, Natalya and Brie. Look for the Great Khali and Hornswoggle to thwart Nikki Bella's chance at helping her sister win.

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JOHN CENA VS. DANIEL BRYAN (WWE CHAMPIONSHIP)

The rivalry began when Cena chose Bryan to face him for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam, much to the chagrin of Mr. McMahon. I expect Bryan to get the victory, but...

An angry McMahon demands that Randy Orton cashes in his MITB briefcase and somehow pins Bryan to become the new WWE Champion. A frustrated Bryan attacks Orton and then attacks Cena as Cena tries to help Orton which results in Bryan entering the dark side.

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CM PUNK VS. BROCK LESNAR

The feud began when Paul Heyman cost Punk the MITB briefcase for a future WWE Championship match and Lesnar returned to the July 15th episode of RAW and attacked Punk.

Even though he is not booked at SummerSlam, look for Curtis Axel to get involved in this match, costing Punk the victory.

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