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WWE Rumor Roundup: SummerSlam match dropped; reason for cancellation of historic PPV, and more - 31st July 2019

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We are just over a week away from one of the biggest WWE PPVs of the year - SummerSlam, and this week's RAW and SmackDown shows built towards that mega PPV that will happen on August 11.

In today's rumor roundup, we take a look at a WWE legend's return from injury and when he is expected, backstage reason for WWE scrapping a historic PPV, and more.


#5 SummerSlam match to be changed?

The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler
The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler

This past week, WWE announced a match between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz for SummerSlam, which happens just over a week from now, on August 11. WWE confirmed the match via a Tweet, but Wrestling Observer Newsletter 's Dave Meltzer has stated that the match between the two will not happen at the PPV.

Meltzer further said that Ziggler will have a match at the PPV, but The Miz will not be his opponent at SummerSlam.

Ziggler has feuded with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston recently following his return to WWE programming after a break, as well as Kevin Owens, against whom he lost to at Extreme Rules PPV in just 17 seconds.


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#4 Backstage reason for Evolution being cancelled

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Last year saw the first ever all-women's WWE PPV, Evolution, which was held on October 28, and was a giant leap for women's wrestling in WWE.

Evolution doesn't feature in this year's WWE PPV list, and now reports have emerged as to why the PPV was dropped by WWE. Wrestling Observer Newsletter are reporting that WWE have not gone ahead with the PPV this year because they fear that the PPV may fail to garner interest without Ronda Rousey around.

Rousey hasn't been featured on WWE television since her loss to Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35, where she lost the RAW Women's title.

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Published 31 Jul 2019, 22:00 IST
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