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WWE Rumors: Brock Lesnar Reportedly Not Confirmed For SummerSlam

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It’s no secret that members of the WWE Universe have had their fill of Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship reign, many of whom just wanting ‘The Beast Incarnate’ to drop the title already to just about anyone. We haven’t seen Lesnar since the Greatest Royal Rumble back on April 27th and the belief has been that his next match would come at SummerSlam on August 19th.

It was then reported by The Wrestling Observer that SummerSlam would in fact be Brock’s next match (which you can read here) and likely his last as his contract will be expiring immediately after. There’s been loads of talk that Lesnar is looking to go back to the UFC, which UFC President Dana White addressed recently (check that out here).

Today, The Wrestling Observer has updated that story, reporting that Lesnar is actually not confirmed for SummerSlam or for that matter, any WWE dates at this time.

EA’s Take: I really feel like this is much ado about nothing and quite possibly one of those examples where The Observer throws a bunch of *bleep* at the wall to see what sticks. First, they report he’s definitely wrestling at SummerSlam. Now all of a sudden, they say nothing’s confirmed (which is exactly what WE said to begin with, but I digress). Well, how did you report that he’s going to be at SummerSlam to begin with when you weren’t able to confirm it? Classic Observer, which is why I can’t think of anything that they’ve reported where we didn’t post it as “Rumors”. You just can never tell with them, as I’ve said before. So let’s do the smart thing here and #UseYourHead for a moment. Do YOU honestly think that Lesnar’s not competing at SummerSlam? Unless plans changed and he’s showing up before that (which would have to be Extreme Rules in July that has also been reported to NOT be happening), I say there’s a zero percent chance he’s not at WWE’s “Summer Classic”.

 

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WWE News: The Undertaker & Three Big Matches Advertised For SmackDown 1000

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With the 1000th episode of WWE’s SmackDown Live coming up in October (read about that here), it was believed that the celebration would include some big names and matches. Today that has been confirmed as the website for the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. (site of the episode) is advertising that The Undertaker will be appearing, plus three big matches for the show:

WWE Smackdown 1000

The 1,000th episode of WWE SmackDown Live will air on Tuesday, October 16th from Washington, DC. WWE SmackDown premiered on broadcast television almost 20 year ago on April 29, 1999. The show has switched days and networks several times since. For more information, visit: https://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown

Triple Main Event!

AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe!

~ WWE Championship Match ~

Daniel Bryan vs The Miz!

Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton!

See your favorite WWE Superstars including:

The Undertaker
United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura
Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers
Women’s Champion Carmella

…and many more!

Card is subject to change

 

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WWE News: RAW Rating Sees Slight Uptick, Reclaims #1 Ranking (8/13/18)

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The road to this coming Sunday’s SummerSlam continued last night with the final edition of Monday Night RAW before the big event. The red brand has been on a pretty good streak in the ratings over the past few weeks, even with a small decrease in viewers last week. So how did last night’s show do?

The numbers are now in and last night’s RAW that saw the return of Dean Ambrose, as well as a vicious attack by Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns had a minor ratings increase from last week with a 2.825. While this is only a .74% increase over last week, it’s an increase nonetheless. Here’s how the red brand has done in the ratings the past four weeks:

  • July 23rd: 2.779
  • July 30th: 2.901
  • August 6th: 2.804
  • August 13th: 2.825

Last week’s RAW also saw the show drop slightly in the Cable Top 150 Rankings for the 18-49 demographic, however last night they jumped back into the number one spot:

  1. Monday Night RAW (9PM) – USA Network – 0.98
  2. *TIE* Monday Night RAW (8PM)/Love & Hip Hop Hollywood – 0.97
  3. Monday Night RAW (10PM) – USA Network – 0.95
  4. Teen Mom 2 Reunion – MTV – 0.69

Source: Showbuzz Daily

EA’s Take: Such a small increase in ratings this week makes it really difficult to tell what exactly made the difference. While SummerSlam is certainly one of the more anticipated WWE pay-per-views every year, I think it’s been a little 50/50 for fans this year. At least on Twitter anyways, which isn’t always the best gauge on how people overall feel (because there’s way more negativity than you’ll get with the general public that includes your casuals). You can’t really pin the increase on Lesnar because while those in-the-know were aware he was scheduled, he was not advertised. Same goes for Dean Ambrose’s return, which some fans really lost their metaphorical s*** over (I am NOT one of them). I’m more interested to see what WWE can do as we head into the Fall season, which is again usually when we hit another lull before the calendar turns over and things begin ramping up for next year’s Royal Rumble. I’m also wondering if we get a bunch of NXT call-ups next week, which we’ve seen after SummerSlam in the past. Personally, I’m hoping not because the company never seems to have any long-terms plans for these. Just look at everyone brought up after WrestleMania back in April.

 

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WWE News: Sin Cara Dealing With Injury, Possibly Facing Surgery

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Following an injury to SmackDown Live Superstar Tye Dillinger at a Live Event over the weekend (read about that here), today it looks like another WWE Superstar from the blue brand is dealing with an ailment of some sort.

Sin Cara has revealed via Instagram Story that he’s down in Birmingham, Alabama, which is of course where Dr. Jeffrey Dugas is located and where nearly all of the company’s performers go when there’s a likely surgery in their future:

Sin Cara has not competed since August 5th at a Live Event in Albany, Georgia when he defeated Aiden English. While there are no details on what exactly Sin Cara is dealing with, the fact that he is even in Birmingham is generally not a good sign. The Chairshot will provide further updates as they become available.

 

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