The Biggest Party of the Summer just got bigger for the WWE as they announced on WWE Raw last night that SummerSlam will be four hours long. It will be the first time that SummerSlam went longer than three hours. Therefore, big matches will have to commence in order for the four hours to not feel too long. WrestleMania has dragged before. Even three-hour shows drag on sometimes.
WWE isn’t resting easy with their match card. As of right now, Brock Lesnar will take on the Undertaker in the main event. That is the only bout confirmed at this point. By simply watching WWE programming, matches are starting to come about. For example, Sheamus and Randy Orton might take place at SummerSlam.
John Cena and Seth Rollins are feuding right now, as are Cesaro and Kevin Owens. There will be a program that involves the Divas Revolution as well. That leaves the Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Luke Harper, and Dean Ambrose feud. In an earlier report by the Inquisitr, rumors pointed to Sting coming back last night on WWE Raw to help Reigns and Ambrose against the Wyatt Family at SummerSlam.
That may have been the original plan, but the WWE changed their minds. According to PWInsider and Ringside News, Sting will not be appearing at SummerSlam.
“Wrestling Observer originally reported that Sting would team with Roman Reigns to face The Wyatt family, but we can now confirm that those reports were only speculation, as WWE is not planning on using Sting at all for SummerSlam. There were also reports that Sting would team with Stephen Amell to face Stardust and The Miz. Those reports were just ‘rumors’ as well.”
Even though Sting won’t be at SummerSlam, as of right now, he will be taking part in the festivities during the weekend. To be candid, having Sting involved with Reigns and Ambrose didn’t make a lot of sense from the beginning. Where would he fit in the current feud? It’s two-on-two right now. Unless Leo Kruger comes back or Bo Dallas joins the crew, then adding Sting isn’t necessary.
The only match that makes sense for Sting would be the Undertaker or Seth Rollins. Rollins make sense because Sting has always been the anti-Authority type. He even wrestled Triple H at WrestleMania 31.
As for the Undertaker, it’s a dream match that WWE fans want to see. They want Sting and the Undertaker to ride off into the sunset after WrestleMania 32. Sting needs to win a match in the WWE. He’s 0-1 right now. Sting won’t have a chance to make it 1-1 at SummerSlam.
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