Sting's SummerSlam appearance called off

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Any kind of appearance made by a professional wrestling legend on WWE television is welcomed, but those hoping to see a certain big name at SummerSlam next month may be disappointed.

There had recently been rumours circulating that both the Undertaker and Sting were set to appear at WWE's second-biggest annual pay-per-view event which is due to take place on August 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The WWE Universe is now aware that the Undertaker is confirmed as being at the event, as he seeks revenge in a match-up with the man who emphatically ended his streak; Brock Lesnar.


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No show

For the other wrestling icon rumoured to appear however, it has been reported that we may not see him at the event at all.

As reported by What Culture, PWINsider's latest update explains that Sting's return to WWE will not be taking place at SummerSlam, as many had hoped and had been near-enough confirmed by many reports.

It is thought that the original plan was to have Sting team up alongside Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in order to take on the challenging trio of the Wyatt Family.

With Erick Rowan now out of action for what could be the rest of this year with a bicep injury, the plans had to be altered, with talk of Adam Rose or Bo Dallas emerging as Rowan's replacement, being circulated. 

In addition, there was also some rumours that Sting could have been involved in a match with Stardust, The Miz and celebrity guest for the evening actor Steve Amell, but with any Sting appearance rumoured to be off, it seems this speculation has come to an end entirely. 

Still in town 

Interesting to note however, is the fact that Sting is still scheduled to appear at a signing with Shawn Michaels in Brooklyn on the weekend of the SummerSlam pay-per-view event, even though a match is completely off.

With the Wrestling Observer having previously noted, as with the Undertaker, the incredible shape Sting was in leading up to SummerSlam, there could well be a chance that WWE have sparked these rumours in order to throw the WWE Universe off track.

It is no secret that WWE are often changing their ideas either at the last minute or not, so it remains to be seen whether Sting makes an appearance at the event next month, even if he does not compete in a match.

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