One of WWE's most important events — "the biggest party of the summer" — just kicked off. And with a card packed to the gills with potential show-stealers, everyone's got a reason to live stream SummerSlam.
SummerSlam always packs a ton of drama, but WWE is a bit against the wall at the moment. Only a few stories here — Kevin Owens vs Shane McMahon, Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton — have any history that exists before the last month, which will likely force the wrestlers to go all out in the ring to do their best.
So far, Oney Lorcan lost his bid for the Cruiserweight Championship on the kickoff show. Remaining kickoff matches include The Iiconics vs Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss and Apollo Crews vs Buddy Murphy.
The match most likely to leave us gobsmacked is Ricochet vs AJ Styles. That's not to say that Ember Moon isn't going to make the most of her first singles match on a WWE PPV, as we've also got our eyes on her bout with Bayley.
The SummerSlam kick-off show began at 5 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Pacific, 10 p.m. BST).
The main SummerSlam card starts at 7 p.m. (4 p.m. Pacific, Midnight BST). WWE announced 10 singles matches for the show, 6 of which are for championship titles.
How to watch SummerSlam Live Streams with a VPN
SummerSlam should be available wherever you go via the WWE Network, unless it isn't. Heck, I even watched a PPV at Heathrow Airport in London. If you need some help breaking through geofencing, VPN services can help.
Once you've got a VPN, and we've got our picks on the best ones, you can make it seem as if your computer is back home, or anywhere else. This way you can use the legal service that you're used to, and stop cycling through illegal streams from Periscope, Reddit and wherever else you're pulling them from.
Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN costs as little as $6.77 per month if you sign up for a one-year contract - you'll even get an extra 3 months free if you do. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.
Cheap and secure, NordVPN is just $2.29/month for a three-year contract, uses 2048-bit encryption, and makes it easy to use streaming services.
Performance is just average, but this is one of the simpler VPNs out there, and at $9.99 for one month of service, TunnelBear is a lower-cost option if you just want to use the VPN to watch the first Test.
How to live stream SummerSlam online
As is the case with most WWE live events that aren't Raw or SmackDown, your best bet is "the award winning WWE Network," which costs … you guessed it, $9.99 per month (or however much that converts to in your neck of the woods.
How to watch SummerSlam the old fashioned way
Did you know WWE still airs PPVs as actual pay-per-views on cable TV? Yes, the likes of DirecTV now are charging $54.95 (that's 5.5x the monthly price of the WWE Network) for the show. Crazy, right?
What's on the SummerSlam 2019 card?
- Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins
- Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Natalya (Submission Match)
- WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton
- SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Ember Moon
- Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon
- Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair
- Goldberg vs. Dolph Ziggler
- United States Champion AJ Styles vs. Ricochet
- Finn Bálor vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak def. Oney Lorcan
- The Iiconics vs Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
- Buddy Murphy vs Apollo Crews