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The Grapevine (7/29/15): Important Big-Name SummerSlam Updates

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Grapevine, and for those who need to catch up, here's today's round-up of the (technically unconfirmed) dirt and rumors from the cartoon world of pro wrestling that you may have missed from the day before.

Some big news for SummerSlam today:

  • We've reported before that Sting was in the works to team with Roman Reigns against the Wyatt Family at SummerSlam, but it appears those plans have been canceled as of now. Word around backstage is that Sting was considered for a lot of things, including possibly teaming with Stephen Amell versus Stardust and The Miz. Right now, Sting is scheduled for the pre-SummerSlam fan event, but not more than that. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: That's highly interesting, because he could've been a good fit in a huge midcard six-man tag versus the Shield and the Wyatts. If they were making SummerSlam at least as big as WrestleMania, that would've been the way to go. Hopefully they still keep the six-man tag plan in place, because it would be a good opportunity to push and build two new stars.

  • Speaking of Stephen Amell, it seems as he is confirmed for SummerSlam. We kind of already knew this when Cody Rhodes returned as Stardust and continued taking shots at Amell for being Green Arrow. The match may be Amell and Neville vs. Stardust and the Miz, instead of Amell and Sting.

We say: Makes a lot of sense to pair Amell with someone who knows what he's doing. We can't wait to see this one play out.

  • To continue Hulk Hogan's purge from the WWE, not only is he getting cut from the WWE Studios movie with David Hasselhoff and Ken Jeong, but Cartoon Hogan is also getting cut from the next WWE/Scooby-Doo crossover. The worst part of that is he's appearing with Cartoon Dusty Rhodes. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: We're honestly amazed at the great lengths the WWE is taking to remove Hogan from its present and future canon. They haven't touched his past, as his matches still remain on the Network, but it's only a matter of time, I guess.

What do you think? Did you want to see Sting at SummerSlam? Let us know in the comments!

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