SummerSlam is going to be huge. Paul Heyman said on WWE RAW that the match between Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker was “bigger than WrestleMania.” Is Heyman right? As of right now, there are at least three blockbuster programs that will take place at SummerSlam. First, Undertaker and Lesnar will fight.
Second, John Cena finally accepted Seth Rollins’ challenge at SummerSlam. His nose is healing properly, so Cena and Rollins will wrestle in a “Winner-Take-All” match. The victor will hold up the United States title and the WWE title at the same time.
Third, the Divas Revolution will put on a great show when Team Bella, Team PCB, and Team B.A.D take each other on in a six-man tag-team elimination match. The WWE Divas title won’t be on the line, but this will probably set that match up at Night of Champions.
Lastly, a match that almost featured six men will have Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose facing Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. There was a time when Sting became rumored for that match. However, nobody knew why he was internally pulled from the match.
According to F4WOnline.com and WresltingInc.com, the reason behind Sting’s absence from WWE SummerSlam is revealed.
“It’s likely that WWE decided not to use Sting at SummerSlam because he wasn’t needed due to the show already being loaded with stars like The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, actor Stephen Amell and others. With that said, it’s also possible that WWE uses Sting in September as a hook to sell the WWE Network for that month and Night of Champions, which takes place in Texas, where Sting lives now. Or they could put his return off until the October or November events.”
This is a very plausible reason why Sting was left off the show. Along with the Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Stephen Amell, and Seth Rollins, where would Sting fit? The match against the Wyatt Family wouldn’t be near the end of the night. It wouldn’t even be a top-billed match.
The problem WWE ran into was a good one to have. Nothing is worse than not having enough matches to fill the four-hour card. Plus, WWE may be preparing each high-profile match go on at least 30 minutes. There’s still a chance Sting makes a surprise appearance on the program. Don’t be surprised if he interrupts the Lesnar/Undertaker match. That would be to set up a WrestleMania 32 match, and that’s it.
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