Reason Sami Zayn vs. Aleister Black Was Pulled From SummerSlam & more


— Aleister Black vs. Sami Zayn was another match that was earmarked or SummerSlam but was pulled at the last minute by Vince McMahon, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The reason for moving this match off of the PPV and onto Smackdown was because at the 8/6 show, McMahon re-wrote much of the episode and pulled several segments he didn’t like, leading to about an hour of unfilled time. He ended up making the call to move Zayn vs. Black from the PPV onto TV instead as a way to eat up some of that empty time.

— Despite all reported changes to the SummerSlam card, the Observer cautions that the current lineup is still up for discussion and that other potential changes are likely to occur. The Raw tag team titles, the Intercontinental title as well as a teased Drew McIntyre vs. Cedric Alexander match are all possibilities to be included on the card.

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