You have to draw the line somewhere. There are going to be a lot of matches on the Summerslam card. With about five hours to fill in total, that is a lot of space to cover but WWE has more than enough talent to make it work. They also have more than enough championships to make it work, but they might just have too many titles and that could be an issue.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is a chance that the Raw Tag Team Titles and Intercontinental Titles will not be defended at Summerslam. With just over a week to go before the pay per view, neither title has been announced for the show, which already has a nine match card. Neither title is listed on WWE’s internal schedule for the show, which takes place on August 11. There is always the chance that title matches could be added to either the show itself or the Kickoff Show.
The Raw Tag Team Titles have been busy lately. Check out the titles changing hands on Monday Night Raw:
Opinion: I’m not sureon the titles not being on the line at Summerslam, but it wouldn’t be the biggest shock in the world. The problem is that the card is not going to be as long this year, with the Kickoff Show being reduced to an hour. That isn’t going to make it easy to fit everything on, though I would rather the card be lighter than trying to cram in everything for the sake of saying it took place on the show.
Which of these titles is more likely to be defended? Do they need to be on the card? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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