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The 29th annual WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view takes place on Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N. Cheap Nuggets Jerseys .Y. Since the inaugural SummerSlam in 1988, the event has been held in 13 different states, as well as one event each in England (1992) and Canada (2004). This is the second straight year that SummerSlam has taken place in Brooklyn (with at least one more year in Brooklyn guaranteed); the Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted the event from 2009 through 2014.Brock Lesnar vs. Randy OrtonDespite both superstars debuting on the WWE main roster in 2002,?Brock Lesnar?and?Randy Orton?have never faced off at a WWE pay-per-view event.SummerSlam was an important event for both early on in their careers; Lesnar defeated?The Rock?for his first WWE. Championship at SummerSlam in 2002, becoming?the youngest world champion in WWE history (25). Two years later at SummerSlam in 2004, Orton broke Lesnars record, winning the world heavyweight championship at the age of 24.This will be Lesnars fifth consecutive SummerSlam appearance, tied for second-longest active streak in the WWE;?John Cena?has the record, as 2016 will be his 13th?straight SummerSlam appearance.This will be Ortons 12th career SummerSlam appearance, fourth-most in WWE history.Lesnar competed in the main event at SummerSlam three of the last four years; he could tie?The Undertaker?for second-most if this match closes the show.Lesnar has not lost a one-on-one match since last years SummerSlam, when he was defeated by The Undertaker.Orton lost at SummerSlam in each of the last two years -- to Sheamus in 2015, and to?Roman Reigns?in 2014.WWE Universal championship: Seth Rollins vs. Finn BalorSummerSlam will be the first meeting between?Seth Rollins?and?Finn Balor.Rollins is 2-0 at SummerSlam, including a win last year over John Cena to become the first superstar in WWE history to simultaneously hold the WWE championship and the United States championship.Overall, Rollins has the third-highest WWE pay-per-view win percentage in WWE history (min. 25 matches)If Rollins wins and becomes the inaugural WWE universal champion, it would be the second instance in which he was the first to hold a title in WWE. On July 26, 2012, Seth Rollins won a tournament to become the inaugural NXT champion.SummerSlam will be Balors first WWE pay-per-view match, and he will become the seventh man in WWE history to compete in a world title match in his pay-per-view debut. None of the previous six won their title matches.Bálor is looking to become the second WWE superstar to win a world title in his SummerSlam debut (Lesnar did so in 2002). He would also be the second Irish-born world champion in WWE history (Sheamus), as well as the second former NXT champion to go on to become a WWE world champion (Rollins would be the other).WWE world championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph ZigglerThe WWE world championship has changed hands eight times at SummerSlam, including five times in the last five years. CM Punk won the title in 2011 before Alberto Del Rio cashed in his Money in the Bank contract; Daniel Bryan won the title in 2013 before Orton cashed in his briefcase; and Lesnar won the title in 2014.This will not be the first one-on-one meeting between?Dean Ambrose?and?Dolph Ziggler?at a WWE pay-per-view event. At Night of Champions 2013, Ambrose defeated Ziggler?to?successfully retain his United States championship.SummerSlam will be Ambroses 11th pay-per-view match of 2016 -- the most of anyone in the WWE this year. He has won each of his last five pay-per-view matches, with his last loss coming at the hands of Lesnar at WrestleMania 32.No one has appeared in more WWE pay-per-view matches in the last five years than Ziggler. SummerSlam will be his 50th pay-per-view match since the start of 2012 -- most in the WWE.Outside of the 2016 Royal Rumble match where the WWE World Championship was on the line, this will be Zigglers first WWE World Championship match in nearly four years; he lost to CM Punk on SmackDown on Oct. 2, 2012.WWE womens championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. CharlotteOn July 25 on Monday Night Raw,?Sasha Banks?defeated?Charlotte?for the WWE womens championship. Before the two were called up to the main roster, Banks had?also?defeated Charlotte for the NXT womens championship on Feb. 11, 2015.SummerSlam will be the first 1-on-1 meeting between Banks and Charlotte at a WWE pay-per-view event.The bar has been set high for Banks; the two previous champions in the WWE womens division each held the title for more than 300 days (Nikki Bella was Divas champion for 301 days; Charlottes combined Divas/womens championship reign was 309 days). She seems up for the challenge, though, as she has not lost a one-on-one match since Feb. 1, when she fell to Becky Lynch on Raw.Before losing the WWE womens championship to Banks, Charlottes 309-day reign was the second-longest WWE title reign by any woman in the last 20 years (Trish Stratus held the record at 448 days, in 2005 and 2006).?Charlotte is 7-1 in pay-per-view matches in 2016, the most pay-per-view wins of any competitor in the WWE this year, male or female. She is 13-2 all-time in WWE pay-per-view matches, including a perfect 11-0 in singles matches. No WWE superstar in history has had a better record through their first 15 pay-per-view matches.John Cena vs. A.J. StylesSummerSlam will be the third straight pay-per-view event in which?John Cena?and?A.J. Styles?meet. On June 19 at Money in the Bank, Styles defeated Cena in their?first-ever meeting. On July 24 at Battleground,?Enzo Amore,?Big Cass?and Cena defeated The Club (Styles,?Karl Anderson?and?Luke Gallows) in a six-man?tag?team?match.This will be Cenas 13th SummerSlam match, tying?Triple H?for second most all-time (The Undertaker has wrestled 16 times). He hasnt missed a SummerSlam event?since making his first appearance in 2004.Cena is currently in the middle of a SummerSlam slump. He has lost at each of the last five SummerSlam events -- all of which were for the WWE world championship. Overall, Cena has lost eight times at SummerSlam -- his most losses at any pay-per-view event.This will be Styles first SummerSlam appearance. If he wins, hell become the first superstar to defeat Cena in multiple pay-per-view singles matches in the same calendar year since CM Punk did so in 2011.WWE tag team championship: The New Day (c) vs. Gallows and AndersonThe New Day?won the titles for the second time at SummerSlam one year ago, defeating The Prime Time Players (Titus ONeil?and?Darren Young).?The New Day will have?been WWE Tag Team Champions for 364 days when the event starts, the longest reign since the current tag titles were introduced in 2002. Only Demolition (Ax and Smash) have held a tag team championship longer in the WrestleMania era (since 1985).A tag-team championship has changed hands six times at SummerSlam, but just once since the current titles were introduced in 2002.?Kofi Kingston?has won each of his last three SummerSlam matches -- all of which were tag team contests. Overall, this will be Kingstons fifth SummerSlam tag-team match -- the most in WWE history.Xavier Woods?has never competed at SummerSlam.Anderson will be making his SummerSlam debut, but it will not be the first SummerSlam appearance for Gallows. During his first stint with WWE, Gallows teamed with CM Punk and Joey Mercury at SummerSlam in 2010, losing to Big Show in a one-on-three handicap match.Anderson and Gallows look to become the third tag team in WWE history to win its first tag-team championship at SummerSlam (Legion of Doom in 1991; The Undertaker and Big Show in 1999).WWE United States championship: Rusev (c) vs. Roman ReignsThis will be the seventh time that the United States championship has been defended at SummerSlam. The title has only changed hands twice at this event -- most recently in 2015 when Rollins defeated Cena to unify the WWE world and United States championships.This will be?Roman Reigns seventh pay-per-view title match of 2016 -- tied with Charlotte for most in the WWE. SummerSlam will be Reigns first career televised United?States championship match.This matchup features the winner and runner-up of the 2015 Royal Rumble match (Reigns eliminated?Rusev?to win).Reigns is 2-0 at SummerSlam; he defeated Orton in 2014 and, teaming with Ambrose, defeated?Bray Wyatt?and?Luke Harper?in 2015. Only 10 WWE superstars have won?each of their first three SummerSlam matches -- the most recent being John Morrison, who improved to 3-0 in 2011.SummerSlam will be the eighth televised 1-on-1 meeting between Rusev and Reigns, but the first to occur at a WWE pay-per-view event. Five of the previous seven meetings ended either by disqualification or no contest.WWE Intercontinental championship: The Miz (c) vs. Apollo CrewsThe Intercontinental championship has changed hands 14 times at SummerSlam -- more than any other title. Most recently, Ziggler defeated?The Miz?to win the title in?2014.This will be the first meeting between The Miz and?Apollo Crews, and it will also be Crews first SummerSlam appearance. He looks to become the sixth WWE?superstar to win the Intercontinental championship in his SummerSlam debut and the first since Santino Marella in 2008.The Miz is a five-time Intercontinental champion, tied for fourth-most in WWE history. Only?Chris Jericho?has held the title more times (nine) among active WWE superstars.?At SummerSlam, The Miz will have held the Intercontinental championship for 139 days -- the longest reign since?Big E?held the title for 167 days?in 2013-14.This will be the fourth time that The Miz has competed for the Intercontinental championship at SummerSlam -- passing Ziggler and Mr. Perfect for the most such matches in WWE history. Each of The Mizs last three SummerSlam appearances have been Intercontinental championship matches.Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens vs. Enzo Amore and Big CassThis will be Jerichos 11th SummerSlam match, moving him into a tie with Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and?Kane?for fifth-most in WWE history.Jericho is 2-0 in tag-team matches at SummerSlam; most recently, in 2010, he and Team WWE defeated The Nexus in a 14-man elimination tag-team match.Kevin Owens?has never competed in a tag team match at a WWE pay-per-view event.Both Big Cass and Enzo Amore will be making their SummerSlam debuts. This will be the fifth pay-per-view match for both -- all tag team matches. Most recently, at Battleground on July 24, they teamed with Cena to defeat?The Club?in a six-man tag team match.Cesaro vs. SheamusSummerSlam will be the first match of a best-of-seven series between?Cesaro?and Sheamus. This will be the third one-on-one meeting at a WWE pay-per-view event between these two;?Sheamus defeated Cesaro at both Payback and Night of Champions in 2014, and both matches were for the United States championship.Cesaros first career WWE pay-per-view match occurred at SummerSlam in 2012, when he defeated Santino Marella for the United States championship, and he remains the only superstar in WWE history to win that title in his WWE pay-per-view debut. Cesaro has not won at SummerSlam since.Cesaro has not won a pay-per-view match since returning from a shoulder injury the night after WrestleMania 32 (0-3).Sheamus has won each of his last two SummerSlam matches, defeating?Alberto Del Rio?in 2012 and Orton in 2015. Sheamus has also never been pinned or submitted at?SummerSlam. His two career losses occurred by DQ (to Orton in 2010) and by countout (to?Mark Henry?in 2011). Cheap Denver Nuggets Jerseys . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Cheap Swingman Nuggets Jerseys . -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead. . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. With no TAC Cup games last weekend, ESPN draft expert Christopher Doerre has instead delved into the 10 burning questions ahead of this years national draft in November.1. How is the top-end quality in this years AFL draft? The top-end in this years AFL draft is flat - there is no clear No. 1 selection and overall there is a feeling of evenness up the top end of the draft.Clubs with first-round selections will be impressed by the inside bulls and other versatile midfielders who can play a variety of positions in this draft.The key position and ruck stocks by contrast are more speculative, with no standout performer to this point. The big men expected to be selected inside the first two rounds will likely be drafted based on their mix of attributes and long-term scope to develop.Knightmares AFL Power Rankings: July2. How deep does this draft go? Overall, the depth in this years draft could be categorised as above average.This draft features a solid best 40 who most clubs would come into the draft hoping to select. With the evenness of this years draft, and certain variation on all club draft boards, there are sure to be some late and rookie draft bargains this year.3. Which clubs hold the strongest hand in this years draft? GWS have arguably the strongest hand with not only their first-round selection but also Collingwoods and Geelongs after recent trades. This will put them in good position to add several of their Academy prospects.Gold Coast also planned ahead well, making a trade for Melbournes first-round selection, which in addition to their own first-round pick will be helpful with several promising Academy prospects theyll want to draft this year.4. Who are the players in contention for pick one? Midfielders Will Brodie, Hugh McCluggage, Sam Petrevski-Seton and Gold Coast Academy prospect Jack Bowes are the players thought to be contending to be the first selected in this years draft.Brodie is the most widely tipped to be the first selected this year. Views vary though, and with plenty of football still to be played, nothing is set in stone.5. Who increased their draft stocks during the National Under-18 Championships? Andrew McGrath showed positive signs before the under-18 titles with an exciting 44 disposals and 19 tackles during a TAC Cup game, placing him in first-round calculations. McGrath took that hot form into the under-18 championships, averaging 24 disposals per game out of the back half and through the midfield, with his athleticism and run and carry catching the eye of recruiters. McGrath is now viewed as a possible top-five selection and he will be inside the top 10 on most draft boards.McCluggage was impactful with 21 disposals and 1.75 goals per game across his four matches. Having missed a portion of the preseason, he has gone from strength to strength this year, seemingly improving with each game. Coming into the under-18 championships, McCluggage was viewed as a possible top-10 selection and is now seen as one of the few in the mix for the first overall pick.Doing damage forward of centre, Tim Taranto averaged 19 disposals and 1.25 goals. He made clear over the four weeks that he is one of the more damaging forwards in this draft class, setting up teammates by foot and finishing impressively in front of goal. On the back of his performances through the under-18 titles, Taranto has entered first-round calculations and with a strong second half to the season has the talent to push higher still up draft boards.6. Whose draft stocks dipped during the National Under-18 Championships? Coming into the championships, Bowes was seen by many as the likely No. 1 overall selection. Through the early rounds, he seemed to struggle with the pace of the game. While he improved over the three matches he played, his 14 disposals per game average left draft-watchers feeling underwhelmed. Given this, Bowes, while still likely a top-five selection, is no longer seen as the most likely to go pick one.Viewed as this years best key defender, Harrison Macreadie averaged just 9.5 disposals and 1.75 marks. Macreadies play overall felt quiet and his lack of influence has seen him drop down draft boards. He may still feature inside the first round in this years draft, but that is no longer certain.After making the Under-18 All Australian team in 2015, Jacob Allison proved far less influential and less efficient by foot this year. He averaged 11 disposals and 1.75 marks and like Macreadie is still a first-round chance, but not a first round certainty.7. Who are the potential fathher-son selections, and where could they be taken? Adelaide/Hawthorn: Ben Jarman (second round onwards)Carlton: Jake Bradley (rookie if picked) Collingwood: Joshua Daicos (second round onwards), Callum Brown (second round onwards)Essendon: Matthew Neagle (rookie if picked)Sydney: Jesse Maxfield (rookie if picked)West Coast: Jake Waterman (second round onwards), Zane Sumich (third round onwards - chance to be selected by West Coast or may be selected by another club)Western Bulldogs: Michael Romero (rookie if picked)8. Cheap NBA Jerseys. . Who are the Northern Academy players in the mix? Brisbane: Jacob Allison (late first to third round - likely selected by Brisbane), Jack Rolls (second round onwards - likely selected by Brisbane), Declan Watson (second round onwards - likely selected by Brisbane), Elliott Himmelberg (rookie if picked - chance to be selected by Brisbane or may be picked by another club).Gold Coast: Jack Bowes (top five - likely selected by Gold Coast), Brad Scheer (first to second round - likely selected by Gold Coast), Josh Williams (third round onwards - chance to be selected by Gold Coast or may be chosen by another club), Daniel Charlesworth (third round onwards - chance to be selected by Gold Coast or may be picked by another club).GWS: Harry Perryman (first round - likely selected by GWS), William Setterfield (first round - likely selected by GWS), Harrison Macreadie (first to second round - likely selected by GWS), Kobe Mutch (first to second round - likely selected by GWS), Zachary Sproule (late first to second round - likely selected by GWS), Connor Byrne (third round onwards - unlikely to be selected by GWS unless as a rookie, with other clubs to consider in national draft), Max Lynch (third round onwards - unlikely to be selected by GWS unless as a rookie, with other clubs to consider in national draft), Lachlan Tiziani (third round onwards - unlikely to be selected by GWS unless as a rookie, with other clubs to consider in national draft), Ryan Garthwaite (third round onwards - unlikely to be selected by GWS unless as a rookie, with other clubs to consider in national draft), Mitch Maguire (third round onwards - unlikely to be selected by GWS unless as a rookie, with other clubs to consider in national draft).Sydney: Jake Brown (second round onwards - likely selected by Sydney), Ned Reinhard (third round onwards - chance to be selected by Sydney or may be picked by another club), Matt Wilson (rookie if picked - chance to be selected by Sydney or may be chosen by another club).9. Who are the most likely state league prospects? NEAFL: Jordan Harper (midfielder), Blake Grewar (midfield), Matthew Payne (midfield), Matthew Rawlinson (midfield), Hayden Bertoli-Simmonds (midfield), James Ives (midfield).SANFL: Brett Eddy (key forward), Nicholas Holman (midfield), Kaine Stevens (midfield), Christian Howard (general defence), Zane Kirkwood (midfield), Christopher Jansen (midfield).VFL: Michael Gibbons (midfielder), Luke Ryan (general defence), William Sexton (general defence), Hisham Kerbatieh (forward), Jordan Kelly (general defence), Kade Answerth (midfield).WAFL: Tyler Keitel (key defence), Liam Ryan (general forward), Darcy Cameron (ruck/key forward), Francis Watson (general defence), Jye Bolton (midfield), George Hampson (general forward).There is no state league prospect at this point looming as an early draft selection. Keitel and Ryan are two of the more commonly spoken about this year. After that duo, clubs will look towards mature prospects in the most part to fill list needs, with some of the above players among those who may receive consideration from AFL clubs.10. What does next years draft look like? The top end is expected to be stronger in 2017, with a better selection of key position players and ruckmen looming as early draft choices.Among the players eligible to be drafted in 2017 who have shown considerable early promise are: James Worpel (Victorian - midfielder), Lochie OBrien (Victorian - midfielder), Callum Coleman-Jones (South Australian - key forward/ruckman), Connor Ballenden (Brisbane Academy - key forward/ruckman), Sam Hayes (Victorian - key forward/ruckman), Charlie Spargo (GWS Academy - midfielder), Jack Higgins (Victorian - midfielder), Hunter Clark (Victorian - general defender), Luke Davies-Uniacke (Victorian - midfielder), Jaidyn Stephenson (Victorian - forward) and Tyrone Hayes (Victorian - midfielder). ' ' ' 

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