WWE is already facing criticism from fans for the Super Show-Down line-up as several matches have been announced. The major WWE Network event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 6 from the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. SSD will be the largest WWE live event ever in Australia and the first-ever live WWE broadcast from Down Under.
While the majority of the WWE Universe may have taken to social media to express frustration over the early card, which has several multi-person matches, this is WWE and there’s one thing they do best – huge, blockbuster-style spectacles. A betting man would go with WWE pulling off the show and leaving fans wanting more.
As of this writing, there are four singles matches announced for Super Show-Down – Samoa Joe vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles, The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan with the winner earning a future WWE Title shot, Buddy Murphy vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander, and a “Final Battle” between WWE veterans Triple H and The Undertaker. There are also three multi-person matches officially announced – John Cena and Bobby Lashley vs. Elias and Kevin Owens, The Bella Twins and RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. The Riott Squad, and The Shield (WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins) vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.
There are still several matches to be announced for SSD, including potential match-ups featuring part-time Superstars that we don’t get to see in action very often. Other Superstars advertised for Super Show-Down are SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Finn Balor, Carmella, Bray Wyatt, Big Show and Shane McMahon. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is also advertised but will not be wrestling because he is still retired.
Will WWE be able to satisfy the critics going into Super Show-Down or will it take a successful event to quiet them? One thing is for sure – WWE will do what it takes to make this historic broadcast from Australia an event to remember.