WWE News: Three Summerslam Matches To Be Cancelled Due To Timing Issues
The 32nd annual Summerslam is almost upon us on this upcoming Sunday night. This is the biggest event of the summer that is likely to give birth to several instances which will go down in the history books as unforgettable moments. This year, WWE is bringing the event outside the USA territory as the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada will be hosting the show.
Numerous championship matches are official to headline the show to make it a successful event. Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship is the potential main event of the night from Monday Night Raw roster. Also, Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton will happen over the WWE Championship whereas AJ Styles vs Ricochet will also take place over the US Championship.
As mentioned earlier, there are still some voids on the Summerslam 2019 match card that WWE will fill up on this week. Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live is presenting the go-home editions for the show and thereby announcing the last of matches that happens on August 11th. Unfortunately, though, WWE will have to discard a number of championship matches from the card, as per the latest updates.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter gave updates that WWE is not promoting three particular title matches for Summerslam. So it may be safe to say that these matches will not be happening on Sunday night. Currently, Intercontinental championship and both the Raw and Smackdown tag team titles aren’t listed for the PPV show.
Shinsuke Nakamura is the IC champion whereas Gallows-Anderson of the OC and Big E-Woods of The New Day is Raw and Smackdown tag team champions, respectively. Timing issue must be a reason why WWE may be keeping these matches off the Summerslam card. Fans often complain that WWE drags PPV shows to the longest extent making it impossible to sit throughout the show. So the creative team won’t keep any matches on the card with low buildups.
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However, there’s still a kick-off show available prior to the main show of Summerslam. So you never know whether WWE inserts a random match on this slot in due course. For now, here’s the current match card for the PPV,
WWE Universal Title Match
Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
WWE Title Match
Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston (c)
RAW Women’s Title Match
Natalya vs. Becky Lynch (c)
SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Ember Moon vs. Bayley (c)
WWE United States Title Match
Ricochet vs. AJ Styles (c)
Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
Owens will quit WWE if he loses.
Bray Wyatt as The Fiend vs. Finn Balor
Charlotte Flair vs. Trish Stratus
Sami Zayn vs. Aleister Black
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