After six weeks of no big shows at all, we feel as if the wrestling world has been spoiling us recently. This Friday (June 7, 2019), the fourth big show in less than four weeks will take place in the form of Super Showdown. Another controversial Saudi Arabian event for WWE. Due to the time difference, the PPV will begin at 2 pm EST, or 1 pm if you want to catch the kickoff show. As always, the show will be airing live on the WWE Network.
The Undertaker vs Goldberg
Some fans are annoyed that The Undertaker wasn't at WrestleMania this year but will compete at SSD. In a first time ever match against Goldberg, no less. If these two veterans play to their strengths and keep this match short, it could make for quite the spectacle. What we definitely don't want is a repeat of the terrible match which headlined WWE's last event in Saudi Arabia, Crown Jewel.
Triple H vs Randy Orton
While Undertaker versus Goldberg is a first time ever match, Triple H versus Randy Orton is far from it. These two have a long and storied friendship/rivalry which dates all the way back to 2003. Although we have seen them go one on one countless times in the past, this is the first singles match between the two since 2010. Expect a good, solid match from these two, but probably nothing that is going to blow you away.
Seth Rollins vs Baron Corbin for the Universal Championship
WWE is kind of in a catch 22 situation with Baron Corbin. If they do nothing with him, fans will question what the point of him beating Kurt Angle was. Give him a shot at the Universal Title and fans will be equally as annoyed. The solution? Give Corbin a title shot at SSD. Despite WWE boasting that the show will be as good as or better than WrestleMania, it doesn't really mean as much so we can forgive this match taking place here.
Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship
Superstars not wanting to travel to Saudi Arabia for these shows is becoming an increasingly large problem for WWE. This match was intended to be a title shot for Kevin Owens. With KO not making the trip, Dolph Ziggler has been brought in. The Showoff has been AWOL for almost all of 2019, so the angle has been a little rushed. However, Ziggler being the veteran he is has made it make some sort of sense.
Finn Balor vs Andrade for the Intercontinental Championship
Rumor has it that Vince McMahon is pretty high on Andrade right now. However, we can't imagine that the chairman is high enough on him that Andrade is going to beat Finn Balor while in his Demon paint. Balor is still yet to lose on the main roster while painted up. We know WWE can be unpredictable, but having Demon Balor lose for the first time at SSD in a match that has had little build-up would not be a good idea.
Roman Reigns vs Shane McMahon
This match is probably the reason Mr. McMahon thinks SSD is going to be as good or better than WrestleMania. Joking aside, we're not really sure what to expect from this one. Shane McMahon has back to back wins at the last two PPVs, both over The Miz. Son of the boss or not, we can't imagine he'll be completing his hat trick against Roman Reigns.
Braun Strowman vs Bobby Lashley
It wasn't too long ago that we thought Braun Strowman was going to be the man to slay Brock Lesnar. Here we are heading into SSD and The Monster is in a match we didn't even realize was happening until putting this match card together. Bobby Lashley might well get a fair bit of offense in, but we imagine the long trip to Saudi Arabia won't be a very successful one for the former Impact Champion.
Lucha House Party vs Lars Sullivan
Lars Sullivan has been wreaking havoc on about half of the locker room since arriving on the main roster. For some reason, he has taken a particular unliking to Lucha House Party. Perhaps he likes the challenge of three opponents rather than just one. Well, we hope that's the case as at SSD he will have to take on all three of them at the same time.