WWE SummerSlam 2023 promises to be a jam-packed show, featuring high-profile matches and some megastars of WWE. Among the anticipated clashes, Roman Reigns and Jey Uso will engage in a Tribal Combat match, while Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes will face off in a rubber match. Furthermore, Seth Rollins will defend his World Heavyweight Championship in a rematch against Finn Balor, and Drew McIntyre gets a shot at Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship.
Despite the exciting lineup, this year’s Biggest Party of the Summer seems to have major flaws in its booking as Triple H might miss some major bookings for the premium live event, especially in the woman’s division.
SummerSlam go home Raw confirms no title match for Woman’s division
The latest edition of WWE Raw served as the go-home show for SummerSlam 2023 featuring a main event between Seth Rollins & Sami Zayn against The Judgment Day, with Rollins & Zayn securing the victory. This was the last chance for the red brand to book matches for SummerSlam, but unfortunately, the company seems to have missed many matches that were highly anticipated by fans. A Twitter user recently pointed out several matches that were expected to be confirmed or announced by WWE during the road to SummerSlam but haven’t materialized.
— CrispyWrestling (@CrispyWrestlin) August 1, 2023
Regarding Rhea Ripley, the company even teased a potential match against Raquel Rodriguez on the go-home edition of Raw, as Raquel returned and attacked the Eradicator. Additionally, the feud between Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus has been building since Trish’s betrayal on Monday Night Raw. Despite all the hype and build, it now appears highly unlikely that the company will book any of these matches on the SummerSlam card, leaving many fans disappointed.
Fans call for better booking with scarce female involvement on SummerSlam card
After reviewing the current card for SummerSlam 2023, some fans are expressing discontent due to the limited involvement of women in the premium live event. As of now, only two matches have been announced from the Women’s Division: a triple threat match where Asuka will defend her Championship against Charlotte Flair & Bianca Belair, and an MMA rules match between Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler. Fans are surprised that despite the immense popularity of women like Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus, the company hasn’t booked their respective matches for the event.
One possible reason behind this decision could be the already packed card with many matches already confirmed for the show. It’s possible that the company chose to prioritize other matches and might save the potential women’s matches involving Lynch, Stratus, and others for their next premium live event after SummerSlam.
Nevertheless, despite the concerns about women’s involvement, SummerSlam 2023 remains one of the most anticipated shows for the WWE Universe in recent times.