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WWE planning to add another two matches to SummerSlam card - taking the total number to 13

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SummerSlam is now just nine nights away and WWE fans are starting to get pretty excited for the pay-per-view.

However, that excitement may soon turn to boredom, considering how long the show could actually be. 

TOO LONG?

Already, there are 11 confirmed matches on the card - and reports suggest that "The Biggest Party of the Summer" could be between five and six hours long. 

Now, considering it's likely that a clash between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns will be the main event, WWE might not get the crowd reaction they're looking for to close the show. 

If, as expected, The Big Dog defeats The Beast and finally gets his hands on RAW's top prize, the WWE Universe in Brooklyn may well boo the show off the air.  

That would not be a good look for the promotion.

THEIR OWN FAULT

But arguably, if the crowd has to sit through five hours of a show before watching the main event they don't really want to see, it's hard to blame them.   

It's likely that this scenario has crossed Vince McMahon's mind - especially after the problem WWE have had with Reigns and the crowd in the past. 

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But rather than attempting to perhaps help the situation, by keeping the card as tight as possible, the latest reports suggest that the SummerSlam card could be getting even bigger. 

MORE MATCHES

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, per Still Real To Us, the plan is to add another two matches to the event.

The first is a RAW Tag Team Championship match, which will apparently involve The B-Team defending against The Revival and The Deleters of Worlds (Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt).

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This was always likely to be added, considering every main roster belt is normally defended at a "big four" PPV.

The second is less predictable and according to the Observer, it will be Lana and Rusev vs Zelina Vega and Andrade "Cien" Almas in a mixed tag match. 

TOO MANY MATCHES?

SmackDown Live has recently been building towards this match - but honestly, is there any need to have it at SummerSlam, rather than at Hell in a Cell next month?

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If these two bouts are added to the card, the show will have 13 of them - and that means the PPV could run on for up to seven hours - which, frankly, is ridiculous. 

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