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WWE SummerSlam 2014 start time and match card

According to an Aug. 17 post from Bleacher Report, the WWE SummerSlam 2014 pay-per-view spectacular goes down tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in the east, with an exciting tilt between Cesaro and Rob Van Dam. WWE SummerSlam 2014 opens with a kickoff show exclusively on the WWE Network.

Chris Jericho collides with Bray Wyatt at WWE SummerSlam 2014
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Immediately following the WWE SummerSlam 2014 kickoff show, the main card gets going at 8 p.m. in the east. WWE Universe can tune in by subscribing to the WWE Network, or ordering the pay-per-view. The WWE SummerSlam 2014 main card starts up at 8 p.m., with a Flag Match between Jack Swagger and Rusev.

Elsewhere on the WWE SummerSlam 2014 main card, Chris Jericho continues his epic feud with Bray Wyatt, and Stephanie McMahon wraps up her grudge match with Brie Bella. Additionally, AJ Lee puts her WWE Divas title on the line against Paige, and Dean Ambrose collides with Seth Rollins. There's a lot to look forward to at WWE SummerSlam 2014.

Here's the thing: WWE SummerSlam 2014 is an absolute must-watch because it features one of the most hotly-anticipated fights in promotion history, as Brock Lesnar collides with John Cena in the main event. This year marks the 27th year in a row that the WWE held a SummerSlam event, and sixth consecutive year that the promotion held the show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Why should fans watch? Besides the eight bouts scheduled for the event, SummerSlam is sure to feature several surprises. Rumors abound across social media that Sting will be appearing, as will Hulk Hogan. No word yet from the WWE if those rumors are true. They are keeping tight-lipped on the matter.

In the WWE SummerSlam 2014 main event, Lesnar will be looking to pull the WWE Heavyweight Championship away from Cena, a 15-time champ. The plan is to have Cena drop the belt to Lesnar, which would set up one of the biggest Wrestlemania events of all-time. Since Roman Reigns is expected to win his SummerSlam bout against Randy Orton, the WWE appears to be setting up a match between Lesnar and the former Shield member for next year's Wrestlemania.