Backstage Update on Sting and WWE SummerSlam, Why WWE Wanted Sting on Roman Reigns’ Team, More
– We noted earlier this week via PWInsider that despite expectations, WWE does not currently have plans to use Sting at the August 23rd SummerSlam pay-per-view. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter confirms these reports.
The original idea was to introduce Sting as a surprise about a week or two out from the show, likely as the mystery third partner in Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. The Wyatt Family. Sting was told a while back that he would be on the show in a six-man tag match and he was even mentioned in a SummerSlam TV commercial that WWE had cut more than a week ago.
Sting, 56, had reportedly gotten himself into “ridiculously good shape” for his age. At one point recently, Sting was informed that plans had changed and they would not be using him on the show.
No word yet on what this means for the six-man match with Reigns, Ambrose and The Wyatts but all elements of the original angle are still in place. WWE had the idea that Sting and Ambrose teaming with Reigns would maybe get a good reaction for Reigns in New York City, which is going to be a tough crowd for him.
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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter