The finalMonday Night Raw beforeWWE SummerSlam 2016 ended withRoman Reigns getting a clean victory overWWE United States Champion Rusev in a non-title match. In less than a week, Reigns will have another match with the Bulgarian Brute, this time with the U.S. Championship on the line atSummerSlam. Although Reigns hasn't been on the WWE's main roster long, he's still undefeated at WWE's biggest party of the summer.

After headliningWrestleMania 32 and recapturing theWWE World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H, Roman's career trajectory has turned seemingly negative. After receiving a 30-day suspension for violating the WWE's Wellness Policy, Reigns returned to action atBattleground only to put overDean Ambrose cleanly in the main event.

The following night onRaw, he jobbed toFinn Bálor. AtWWE SummerSlam, Roman looks to turn things around by taking the U.S. title fromRusev.

What follows is one part ina series ofWWE SummerSlamhistory articles, in which we take a look at a WWE Superstar's record (such as Brock Lesnar, John Cena, The Undertaker,Seth Rollins,Dean Ambroseand Dolph Ziggler) atSummerSlamand see what their past experiences might tell us about that competitor atWWE SummerSlam2016 on August 21.

Win-loss record atWWESummerSlam

While two victories isn't much, evenThe Undertaker was just2-0 atWrestleManiaearly in his WWE career. Reigns didn't compete when he made hisWWE SummerSlam debut in 2013 by being in Dean Ambrose's corner along with fellow Shield-member (and co-WWE Tag Team Champion)Seth Rollins.

In 2014, he was successful in singles action, while he won a tag team match at last year's event.

WWE SummerSlamtitle matches

The Big Dog's match against the Super Athlete atSummerSlam 2016 will be the first time that Reigns has competed in atitle match at WWE's annual August spectacular. In 2013, however, it was Reigns who interfered in Dean Ambrose'sUnited States Championship Match against Rob Van Dam, resulting in his stablemate leaving with the U.S.

title. Could that have been an early omen, pointing towards Reigns leaving with the same title in 2016 after his match against Rusev?

Worthy competition atSummerSlam

Since he's only competed twice, the list of opponents Reigns has faced atSummerSlam is short and sweet.

He facedRandy Orton in 2014 andThe Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper) in 2015. A title match against Rusev will made a nice addition to Roman'sSummerSlamrésumé.

Predictions forSummerSlam2016

Forced out of the main event spotlight, Rusev vs. Roman Reigns atSummerSlam 2016 won't be a high-priority match in the list ofMonday Night Raw bouts on Sunday night. While Brock Lesnar will be busy withSmackDown Live's Randy Orton, Seth Rollins and FinnBálor will compete for theWWE Universal Championship. Meanwhile, Sasha Banks defends the WWE Women's Championship and The New Day defend the WWE Tag Team Championship. The U.S. title match could easily get lost in the mix.

Prior tothis week'sMonday Night Raw, it seemed like WWE may want to give Roman Reigns a run with the U.S.

strap the same way they did withJohn Cenaabout one year ago. However, after Roman Reigns got aclean victory over the United States Champion in a non-title match, it seems unlikely that WWE will give him a repeat victory just a few days later. Another loss to Reigns would make Rusev seem very weak, and the WWE has too much invested in Lana and her grizzly husband to put them on the back-burner. Rusev is likely to leave SummerSlam with the United States title, while Roman moves on to another program leading intoWWE Clash Of The Champions in September.

WWE SummerSlam2016airs live, August 21, exclusively on the WWE Network.SummerSlamwill be available to stream on-demand immediately via the WWE Network.The SummerSlamKick-Off Show begins at 5/4c.

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