Sting's SummerSlam absence explained

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When both the Undertaker and Sting were rumoured to be making appearances at SummerSlam later this month, the WWE Universe was excited to say the least.

Those in charge of the company are no strangers to bringing back big names in order to boost ratings and maintain interest, and the second biggest event of the year was sure to prove just that.

Things appear to have changed though, and a new reports has revealed why.


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Huge night 

In just ten days time at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Undertaker will be looking to seek revenge against the man who emphatically ended the streak at WrestleMania 30 last year; Brock Lesnar.

As well as this, there will be not one but two WWE Titles on the line in just one match as WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins will take on United States Champion John Cena in a winner takes all match-up.

With yet more bouts still set to be added to the card for the night, it seems WWE officials feel they have an impressive enough line-up, which is said to be why Sting's appearance was revoked.

As reported by E Wrestling News, Sting was informed by WWE that his involvement was confirmed for the pay-per-view event as he would be teaming up with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to take on the Wyatt Family.

In addition, he was said to have trained to be in 'ridiculously' good shape ahead of the organised match but has since been informed by WWE officials that he will not be needed on the night.

Enough talent 

This is thought to be because the company feels there are enough big names on the card for the event, with the likes of Cena, the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar all having matches on the night.

As well as this, the fact Erick Rowan is currently out injured may well have proved to be a hindrance in WWE's plans.

When he makes a recovery, it possible that we could see a six-man tag team match between the two former Shield members, Sting and the Wyatt Family at Night of Champions in September. 

Given WWE are in huge favour of bringing back professional wrestling icons, more specifically at pay-per-view events, it could be likely that they will be saving Sting for a less impressive card.

It would seem a waste to use up so many big names and long-awaited matches such as the Undertaker vs Lesnar II in one hit, even if it is for the second biggest pay-per-view event of the year. 

With this in mind however, it should not be forgotten that even though SummerSlam is just ten days away anything could happen meaning that a surprise Sting appearance even at this late stage should not be entirely written off. 

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