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WWE SummerSlam Card Prediction & Odds Projections

WWE's next big pay-per-view, SummerSlam, will take place on August 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and it will feature matches with stars from Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE.

So far, the following matches have been confirmed:

WWE Universal Championship

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe

WWE Championship

Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

SmackDown LIVE Women's Championship

Naomi (c) vs. Natalya

WWE United States Championship

AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as Special Guest Referee

Will Brock Lesnar Return to UFC & face Jon Jones? Jon Jones called out current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar after beating Daniel Cormier to win the Light Heavyweight title at UFC 214, saying "if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon." AP contacted Lesnar about Jones' comment and he replied saying, "be careful what you wish for, young man."

Online sportsbooks like Bovada have even released betting odds for a potential Jon Jones-Brock Lesnar UFC superfight, as well as props on whether the fight will take place before July 15, 2018 or not.

Rumors of this fight started before Jones faced Cormier, as Lesnar reportedly re-entered the USADA drug-testing pool to pave the way for an UFC return.

Here's where things get even more interesting. Lesnar is under contract with WWE until April, but on last Monday's episode of Raw he appeared and his advocate Paul Heyman announced that Lesnar and him would leave the company if he loses his Fatal 4-Way match at SummerSlam.

5Dimes currently favors Brock Lesnar to win the match at -145. Samoa Joe is at +255, Roman Reigns at +290 and Braun Strowman at +575. It will be interesting to see if Lesnar’s threat to leave is just a storyline or if WWE and the UFC are working together behind the scenes. Either way the outcome of this match is extremely intriguing.

More Odds Available at Press TimeAs far as the lines for other matches, most of the card hasn't been confirmed yet, but 5Dimes also offers odds on the winner of the other main event, the WWE Championship match between Jinder Mahal and Shinshuke Nakamura. Mahal, the reigning champion is actually an underdog at +160 while Nakamura is a -210 favorite.

Since Baron Corbin has the Money in the Bank briefcase, there's always a chance he can cash in on the winner of Mahal vs. Nakamura, so you can also bet on who will be the WWE Champion at the end of SummerSlam. Here are the lines for this prop:

Jinder Mahal is WWE Champion +170

Field is WWE Champion -230

Shinsuke Nakamura is WWE Champion +150

Field is WWE Champion -190

Baron Corbin is WWE Champion +200

Field is WWE Champion -280

When the time comes make sure to check the odds at the most trusted betting sites.

Rumored Matches & Potential Outcomes Natalya will possibly be the underdog in her match against Naomi but the real storyline is whether Carmella cashes her Money in the Bank briefcase on the winner or not.

Shane McMahon's involvement in the AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens match suggests that the finish won't be clean once again and that it could be the start of the rumored Owens against McMahon feud, so expect Styles to retain the title here.

As for the Raw Women's Championship match, Bayley was expected to challenge Alexa Bliss but a shoulder injury will force her to miss the event, so a new number one contender will be named next Monday, most likely Sasha Banks. Either way Bliss should be favored to retain the title.

Finn Balor should take on Bray Wyatt for the first time and expect Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to challenge Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Team Championships in a match with an unpredictable outcome.

Make sure you keep checking back with your favorite sportsbooks as more matches will be announced in the coming days.

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