5 WWE rumors from this week you need to know (August 11th, 2019)
#4 More matches to be added to Summerslam?
WWE SummerSlam 2019 will take place this evening, and the card is stacked, to say the least. As of writing, the show has ten matches announced, six of which being title matches, as well as a retirement match for Trish Stratus and a shocking appearance by former Universal Champion Bill Goldberg.
But despite the show being stacked, the Wrestling Observer has noted that an internal listing by WWE has eleven matches for the show, and expects one more to be added either before or during tonight's festivities.
Though there are several matches that could be announced, as several top stars including Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe, the rumored match planned doesn't have any of these former champions. According to the Observer, a contest between Cedric Alexander and Drew McIntyre will be added to the show, after the two waged a war against each other recently on Monday Night RAW.
Though we're sure the match will be fine (if it happens), we can't help but wonder WWE's reasoning for leaving the Big Dog, who closes out last year's event as Universal Champion, is off the card.
#3 Daniel Bryan announcement scrapped
A few weeks ago, Daniel Bryan and the WWE promised a "career-altering announcement" from the former World Champion that quickly got fans speculating. Some fans naturally feared the worst, as the last time Bryan made a statement that changed his career was in early 2016 when the former Yes! Man had to retire from the ring.
We didn't get a retirement this time, but we didn't get anything either. Instead, Bryan came out on SmackDown Live three times to give his announcement but left without saying a word.
According to the Observer, the entire angle has been scrapped, as it seems Bryan will instead be focussing on a budding feud with Roman Reigns instead. On this week's SmackDown Live, Buddy Murphy claimed that it was Bryan's right-hand man Erick Rowan who had caused the scaffolding to fall on the former Universal Champion on last week's SmackDown.
As Bryan has denied Rowan was involved, it could be that Bryan himself was the one committing these attacks, though it seems the WWE Universe will never find out what the former Champion's career-altering announcement was.