In a shocking development ahead of WWE SummerSlam 2022, Vince McMahon has announced his retirement from WWE. The former CEO of the company will no longer participate in any of the decision-making processes. WWE SummerSlam 2022 will always be the last premium live event whose buildup was under the watch of Vince McMahon.
With Vince no longer a part of WWE, the new decision-makers can make some controversial calls at SummerSlam. The match card for the event is stacked up, and here are five shockers that could happen at the biggest party of the summer this year.
1. Brock Lesnar may become new WWE Undisputed Universal Champion at SummerSlam after Vince McMahon left
Reports surfaced online that Brock Lesnar walked out of last week’s SmackDown after Vince’s retirement. Former WWE manager Dutch Mantell recently said that Brock might have asked for some extra cash to work. To convince him to work more, WWE may actually consider making him the new WWE Undisputed Universal Champion.
2. Theory’s downfall begins at WWE SummerSlam after the exit of Vince McMahon
The last Superstar whom Vince groomed on the screen was Theory. He went on to become the youngest WWE United States Champion and the youngest Money in the Bank winner in WWE history.
With Vince out of WWE, Theory’s downfall may start. He could probably lose the United States Championship match against Bobby Lashley and then have a failed cash-in attempt after the main event.
3. Sasha Banks returns to WWE
There is a question mark over the current status of former women’s champion Sasha Banks. Several reports have claimed that she has been released, but she is yet to confirm it officially.
With Vince out of WWE, the new officials may look to convince Banks for a return. Perhaps, she could complete a full circle by gatecrashing Bianca Belair vs Becky Lynch at SummerSlam and leaving as the new champion.