Sunday, August 18th brings 2013 WWE Summerslam matches live streaming and on TV for pro wrestling fans to enjoy. Among the major stories heading into the event will be Daniel Bryan attempting to capture the WWE Championship for his first-ever reign. Also, CM Punk who has proclaimed himself "best in the world," will try to take down "The Beast," aka Brock Lesnar. In addition, LA Times reports that even Maria Menounos will step into the ring again, as part of the pre-Summerslam festivities!
As part of the WWE Summerslam live stream online pre-show, it's been announced that Dean Ambrose will defend his United States title against challenger Rob Van Dam. This match is scheduled to be a warmup for the main pay-per-view, and takes place free online for fans to enjoy. The special pre-show, available on WWE's YouTube, website, Facebook page and Yahoo!, has a start time of 7PM EST. Will Rob Van Dam be able to capture championship gold now that he's back in the WWE, or will Ambrose and The Shield continue their title reigns?
After the one-hour pre-show, it's time for the main event. At 8PM EST, the official Summerslam pay-per-views goes live online and live on TV's around the globe. Many fans are eager to see certain match-ups. In particular, with John Cena defending his WWE title against Daniel Bryan, and Triple H as guest referee, anything can happen. Don't forget that Randy Orton holds the Money in the Bank briefcase he won not long ago, so he could always cash in and become the new champion too.
Another big matchup will feature CM Punk versus Brock Lesnar. Punk was formerly aligned with Paul Heyman, but Heyman double-crossed him at Money in the Bank, costing Punk the briefcase. Since then, Heyman has proclaimed Brock Lesnar, aka "The Beast," as "Best in the World," and Punk wants nothing more than to get revenge. It will be a tough task as Punk tries to take down Brock and then get his hands on Heyman.
Other matches will feature Cody Rhodes battling his former friend and tag team partner Damien Sandow, who also was a "double crosser" at the Money in the Bank PPV. Kaitlyn will team up with Dolph Ziggler in a mixed gender tag match to take on Dolph's former girlfriend, AJ Lee, and henchman, Big E Langston. Christian fights Alberto Del Rio and attempts to grab the World Heavyweight title for a third reign during his career, while Kane battles Bray Wyatt in a "Ring of Fire" match.
By the way, the WWE divas have been enjoying a bit more popularity since the release of the E! reality show called "Total Divas." Due to that, they seem to be getting a bit more publicity and matches for this upcoming event. Former Dancing With the Stars competitor and current TV host, Maria Menounos, will step back into the ring once again. This time, she'll team up with Natalya to take on the team of Brie Bella and Eva Marie. According to Hollywood Gossip, the match will occur during the Summerslam Axxess event ahead of the pay-per-view in Los Angeles.
Beyond that, there's a lot of potential for big surprises and championships to change hands at Sunday's pay-per-view. As of this report, there's one title match on the live streaming pre-show, and at least two on the Summerslam card. However, new matches can be formed during the show, making for even more excitement. Overall, it looks to have the potential for a great 2013 edition of Summerslam for pro wrestling fans to watch live online or on TV!