So much for that. We are less than a week away from Extreme Rules and that means we are going to be seeing something new in the near future. The show is a pay per view, but there is little hiding the fact that it is a little lower on the totem pole than some others, including the show that is going to be taking place the following month. However, WWE might have some work to do on the whole thing.
Once Extreme Rules is out of the way, WWE will be able to focus its sights on Summerslam. That means things are going to get a lot more serious in a hurry as the show is one of the biggest that WWE presents all year. They have a lot of ground to cover though as things have been shaken up in a big way. It turns out that the changes start at the top of the card and that can cause some major issues.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, the card that WWE had planned for Summerslam around two months ago has been thrown out. The combination of Edge’s torn tricep and the lack of Brock Lesnar due to no fans being present has caused WWE to shake up their plans. There is no word on how much of the current Summerslam card has been finalized.
Was told this weekend the projected SummerSlam card that creative had in place a few months ago has been torn up. Edge’s injury played a big part, as well as the lack of audience – no fans means WWE has little desire to have Lesnar on the PPV. 2 major matches scrapped.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 13, 2020
They have some ground to make up. Check out some of the great Summerslam moments:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised, but it doesn’t bode well that two people in their mid to late 40s are such focal points of the second biggest show of the year. If those injuries are going to change everything about the card, maybe the card wasn’t all that strong in the first place. I’m almost scared to see what WWE has planned, but it almost has to be an improvement over the last few weeks.
What do you want to see at Summerslam? What will we see there? 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 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!