Cliffhanger At SummerSlam, Vince McMahon – Velveteen Dream
Will we have a cliffhanger coming at SummerSlam to help setup Payback? And why is Vince McMahon's view of Velveteen Dream different?
SummerSlam is this Sunday, and WWE gives us Payback a week later. For that reason, it seems a cliffhanger could be coming at SummerSlam.
Also, Vince McMahon’s view of Velveteen Dream is apparently different than many others, as the boss has put the controversial Superstar back into major programs within NXT.
Cliffhanger At SummerSlam
This Sunday gives us WWE SummerSlam, coming from the Amway Center in Orlando. With Payback happening a week later, expect a cliffhanger coming at SummerSlam.
That’s the word coming from Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. With one PPV just one week after the Biggest Party of the Summer, as annoying as a cliffhanger could be, it makes sense.
Generally speaking, you’d expect several weeks (at least) of build up between major PPVs. On rare occasion, that doesn’t happen.
This is one of those rare times where we aren’t getting a lot of buildup. To be fair, sometimes we haven’t gotten the best build from WWE lately, so maybe a lack of build isn’t a bad thing.
So far, we know of only one match for Payback. Sasha Banks and Bayley will be defending their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships against a team yet to be determined.
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There are plenty of possibilities (OK, not plenty, it’s a finite card) of what could be that cliffhanger.
Could we see an odd ending to Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton? Possibly.
I think the most likely matches would be Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, or either of Asuka’s championship matches.
Perhaps the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championship matches end in such a fashion that we get a women’s tag team match at Payback where it is winner take all?
Or, we get no cliffhanger at all. One way or another, we should find out Sunday.
Vince McMahon – Velveteen Dream
Velveteen Dream was a rising Superstar, and perhaps he still is, in spite of some notable issues recently. With his return to NXT television last week, it’s apparent that Vince McMahon’s view of Velveteen Dream may differ from that of the general public.
Via the Wrestling Observer, it seems that McMahon is understanding of what Dream is going through, because he’s been accused of plenty in his life.
The story says that the boss won’t just fire him over an accusation. That in and of itself seems a bit preposterous, as there are plenty who would no doubt point to Enzo Amore’s termination after a serious allegation surfaced.
Now, folks could counter that point with the backstage issues that came along with Enzo (like, the accusation could have merely been the last straw). While that could be true, people will surely notice the double standard.
In fact, they have, throughout the entirety of Dream’s numerous accusations surfacing.
Well enzo amore accused of rape… fired from wwe
James Ellsworth accused of sending nudes to underage girls… fired from wwe
Velveteen dream accused of sending nudes to underage girls… We all know what SHOULD come next
— amanda bean (@amandab05687037) April 24, 2020
WWE fired Enzo Amore due to LIES and ACCUSATIONS of pedophilia and rape-he was later found INNOCENT and is still blacklisted
while velveteen dream was proven to sent nudes to underage kids and is brought back
…..Yeah another reason why i prefer the games ovdr tv
— Trini Kwan#AllLivesMatter (@QueenKwan93) August 13, 2020
That treatment hasn’t gone unnoticed in the NXT locker room. Reports are that Velveteen Dream has heat with other Superstars because of this special treatment.
It’s not off base, when you think about it, and it also makes McMahon’s view come into question.
For one, Velveteen Dream had several accusations made against him. There was audio and screen captures presented as evidence, which seems pretty damning.
Unless WWE has performed a thorough investigation (and it seems like they have not yet), they may have no way of knowing if Dream is guilty or innocent.
Without knowing for certain, Vince McMahon has Dream back on NXT television and in the hunt for the vacant North American Championship.
It’s entirely possible that Dream is innocent and has been wrongly accused. It’s also entirely possible there is credence to the accusations, in which case McMahon won’t look so shrewd.
Time will tell on this one.