What could have been. Summerslam was quite the eventful show as there were several different things taking place throughout the night. That made for an interesting event and that is what WWE was needing. Some of the moments had instant impacts, such as the returns of Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch, but some of the others had a backstory, including one you would not have seen on WWE TV.

One of the more memorable moments at Summerslam came when Edge came to the ring for his match with Seth Rollins, but used his old Brood entrance and theme song. During an episode of his Fangin N Bangin podcast with Gangrel podcast, former Brood member Gangrel revealed that the entrance caused him to lose an upcoming appearance in AEW. Gangrel was going to be brought in with a similar entrance, but AEW changed their minds once Edge used it and took a different direction. Despite the change, Gangrel bared no ill will towards AEW. He has made a previous appearance with the company at Full Gear 2020.

It was an interesting show. Check out the podcast, plus Edge’s entrance and the original version:

Gangrels Reaction To The "Broodbath" & Edge's Brood Themed Summerslam Entrance

Edge (Brood) Complete Entrance at Summerslam 2021

The Brood's Gothic Entrance

Opinion: This makes some sense, as I can imagine AEW would not want to see as merely copying something that WWE had done earlier in the week. Part of the Brood entrance had been used the previous week, but the Summerslam appearance featured the full version. That is not something AEW would want to recreate so soon, so this might have been the best for everyone, aside from Gangrel.

Would Gangrel have made a good cameo in AEW? Would you like to see him get involved in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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