Great Balls of Fire, the latest WWE pay-per-view, is just hours away. After the event wraps up, fans will already be looking ahead to the next pay-per-view, so what’s on the schedule after Great Balls of Fire?
After Great Balls of Fire, the WWE’s next pay-per-view is Battleground, a SmackDown Live exclusive event which takes place on July 23rd, exactly two weeks after Great Balls of Fire. So far, four matches have been announced.
At Battleground, Randy Orton will once again face Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship, this time in a Punjabi Prison match. Plus, Kevin Owens will defend his United States Championship against AJ Styles, The Usos will defend their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The New Day, and John Cena will face Rusev in a Flag Match.
After that, there is no WWE pay-per-view for a full month, and the next one is SummerSlam. This is the next pay-per-view involving Raw superstars that takes place after Great Balls of Fire, and it will be held on August 20th, 2017.
SummerSlam, of course, is one of the biggest wrestling events of the year. The current rumor is that Brock Lesnar will defeat Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire on Sunday, and he will go on to face Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, just as Reigns requested on a recent episode of Raw. However, there have also been some reports that Lesnar will not face Reigns but will instead face Braun Strowman at SummerSlam. In addition, there have been reports that SummerSlam will see a match between WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and John Cena, the latter of whom just recently returned to SmackDown Live.
After SummerSlam, three more WWE events are dated for the rest of 2017, although obviously more than three will end up taking place. The currently scheduled pay-per-views after SummerSlam are No Mercy, set for September 24th; TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, set for October 22nd; and Survivor Series, set for November 19th.