Battleground, the latest pay-per-view from the WWE, is about to begin. Looking ahead past tonight’s events, though, what’s the next WWE pay-per-view?
The next WWE pay-per-view scheduled for after Battleground is SummerSlam, which takes place on August 20th.
Over the past few months, there have been WWE pay-per-views every two weeks, but that ends after Battleground. Until August 20th, everything will be building up to SummerSlam, and there are no pay-per-views until that time.
If you’re wondering about when the next SmackDown Live exclusive pay-per-view after Battleground is, there actually aren’t any scheduled. After Battleground, the next event that the WWE has announced is No Mercy on September 24th, but that’s a Raw exclusive event. After that, TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs takes place on October 22nd, but that’s also a Raw event. Finally, Survivor Series is scheduled for November 19th, and that’s an event that’s for both Raw and SmackDown.
Obviously, more SmackDown Live events will take place this year, but the WWE just hasn’t yet announced what these will be. According to CBS Sports, it is rumored that SmackDown Live pay-per-views will take place on September 10th in Seattle, Washington and on October 8th in Detroit, Michigan.
SummerSlam is looking to be a pretty big show next month. On the SmackDown side, that pay-per-view will feature a match between Naomi and whoever wins the fatal five-way tonight; the possibilities are Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Tamina, and Lana. It is rumored that there will be a match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura at SummerSlam, but this is not something that has been confirmed; mainly, it’s just speculation based on the fact that Styles and Nakamura had an intriguing stare down at Money in the Bank.
We also know that at SummerSlam, Alexa Bliss will face Sasha Banks or Bayley, depending on which one of them wins a number one contender match tomorrow on Raw. And there will be a match between Brock Lesnar and a yet-to-be-determined opponent; it will likely either be Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman, or all three of them in a fatal four-way.