WWE plotting two epic returns for SummerSlam pay-per-view

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While all eyes might be on this weekend's Battleground pay-per-view we all know the real jewel in the WWE's summer crown is the annual SummerSlam event.

So, with this Sunday's PPV having some big match ups on the card, Vince McMahon and co know they have to come up with something even better for the August event.

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And it looks like they are well on the way to doing just that with reports today revealing the WWE has plans to bring back two bona fide legends of wrestling for an unexpectedly early return to action.


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According to the latest instalment of Wrestling Observer Radio, both Sting and The Undertaker are to appear at next month's SummerSlam.

Dave Meltzer noted that both wrestlers will actually appear before the August 23rd event but, while Sting was already going to be booked for SummerSlam, The Undertaker's appearance is likely an attempt by the WWE to reverse a fall in ratings.

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The WWE are wary of overusing the two veteran Superstars and all we knew to this point was that both were likely to be involved in next year's WrestleMania 32. To hear that they will be present as early as August is, then, sure to boost interest in SummerSlam.


The Undertaker sparked speculation of an early return earlier this week when a photo emerged showing him looking in impressive shape during a recent workout. With just a few weeks to go until SummerSlam we now know exactly why he was working so hard.

Indeed, there has even been rumors that the Deadman could be involved in some shape or form in this weekend's Battleground.

SummerSlam plans

At this stage it is unclear just what storylines the WWE have in store for both Sting and The Undertaker but the news that both are to appear at SummerSlam will once again ramp up anticipation that the veteran pair could finally face of against each other.

Vince McMahon isn't though to be the biggest fan of such a match up but a recent change of plans may leave few other alternatives.

Meltzer noted in the same broadcast that Sting's original SummerSlam opponent has since been pulled from the event due to injury so there are gaps to be filled.

This may just be a ploy by the WWE to ramp up viewer figures over the summer but when Sting and The Undertaker are on any event you can't help but be excited.

WWE fans: Who do you want to see Sting and The Undertaker involved with at SummerSlam? Have your say in the comments below...

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