As expected, WWE has added a submission match stipulation to the Raw Women’s Championship match between Becky Lynch and Natalya at SummerSlam.
For whatever reason, they decided to announce it on the website rather than on Raw…which is tonight.
As first reported by Postmedia of Canada, the Raw Women’s Championship Match between Becky Lynch and Natalya at SummerSlam will now officially be a Submission Match.
One day after Becky teamed with Seth Rollins and thwarted the challenge of Lacey Evans and her partner Baron Corbin in an Extreme Rules Winners Take All Mixed Tag Team bout, a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match took place on Raw to determine who will challenge The Man for the Raw Women’s Title at SummerSlam. When the dust cleared on that hard-fought contest, Natalya had outlasted Naomi, Alexa Bliss and Carmella to earn the right to try and unseat Lynch at The Biggest Event of the Summer.
Natalya is a third-generation Superstar who trained in the infamous Hart Dungeon. She has the scars from battle and an arsenal that includes the Sharpshooter, one of the most excruciating submission holds in the game. However, Lynch also lay claims to a tip-top submission, the Dis-Arm-Her. Hostility over which hold is more effective quickly riled up between the two Superstars, leading to several hostile altercations and, ultimately, it leading to their title showdown becoming a Submission Match for the ages at The Biggest Event of the Summer.
So, will Natalya’s experience and legendary training be enough to counteract the effects of Straight Fire? Or, will The Man make The Queen of Harts tap in front of her own countrymen and women in Canada?
Don’t miss SummerSlam, Sunday, Aug. 11, beginning at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
The updated card is now:
WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (SUBMISSION MATCH)
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Natalya
WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Bayley (c) vs. Ember Moon
Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton
Finn Bálor vs. ‘Fiend’ Bray Wyatt
WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
AJ Styles (c) vs. Ricochet
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair
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