Details have emerged today that state that pop sensation Justin Bieber was set to play a big role in last year's SummerSlam event.
It is reported that the 21-year-old was set to team up with John Cena and The Big Show to take on The Wyatt family at WWE's biggest party of the summer.
This latest report comes from former WWE creative writer Kevin Eck who has recently been releasing small amounts of information about his time with WWE.
"The proposed match was discussed among the booking team (which I was on) about five months before SummerSlam, but a deal with Bieber never came to fruition. I'm not sure how close it was to actually happening.
"My concern at the time was that Cena teaming up with Bieber -- who was making headlines for all the wrong reasons and most definitely would have been booed unmercifully by the WWE audience -- would not have done Cena, the face of the company, any favors. To address that concern, the creative suggestion was that Cena would become increasingly annoyed by Bieber in the weeks leading up to the match, but Big Show, who would be portrayed as Bieber's friend, would repeatedly play peacemaker.
"After the babyfaces went over in the match, Bieber would be so obnoxious in trying to take credit for the win that Cena would hit the Attitude Adjustment on him for a big pop. Another point that was raised when discussing the potential match was whether it would have been a bad PR move for WWE to do business with Bieber. The feeling from the powers that be was that if Mayweather liked him, then Bieber must be OK."
WWE instead went with the idea of John Cena up against Brock Lesnar and Cena lost the championship to Lesnar after 16 German Suplexes. Big Show and The Wyatt Family didn't even make the card with just Bray Wyatt taking his place on the mid card against Chris Jericho with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper banned from ringside.
It is unknown how the WWE Universe would have reacted to Justin Biber being brought into WWE, but some fans would have been happy to see him physically assaulted. Most celebrities that WWE allow to be a part of their events, much like Mayweather, are allowed to pick up victories so it would have been a unique sight to see Bieber laid out after an AA.
There is no word on whether or not WWE maintained a professional relationship with Bieber and if he is open to a future role with the company.