Seth Rollins’ fight with Riddle has been cancelled for WWE SummerSlam, but he may not appear at all. It was reported shortly after WWE announced that the match between Rollins and Riddle would be postponed due to Rollins’ attack on the former Raw Tag Team Champion on Monday that the decision was a clever move instead of the result of an actual injury. That didn’t stop Rollins from replying, and his tone was noticeably different.
I apologise to anyone who bought a ticket to SummerSlam hoping to see Rollins compete. I worked hard over the last six months to earn my place on this show, however some things are beyond my control. Thank you for constantly singing my song. They’ll hear you eventually. While it’s natural to interpret Rollins’ tweet being in character as one of WWE’s star players, he’s long past the point where he needs to earn his place on the SummerSlam card.
They’ll hear ya some day and is strange coming from a four-time world champion, and Rollins thanking and apologising to his fans in the same twitter post doesn’t exactly fit with the well-established heel he’s has being depicting. The tone of the twitter post also differs greatly from his on-air behaviour against Riddle on Monday, but it does not appear to communicate the same message that WWE was attempting to convey with their announcement.
Rollins was in a much better mood when he ran into his former Shield partner, Roman Reigns, prior to actually attacking Riddle on Monday night. In the main event of SummerSlam, Reigns will defend his WWE Undisputed Championship against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing match.
SummerSlam has been one of WWE’s signature events. In fact, this is one of the firm’s four major premium live events, along with WrestleMania, the Royal Rumble, and the Survivor Series, and the largest show after ‘Mania. The event this year will start taking place on July 30, 2022. It will be the first period in the event’s history that the date and location have been revealed a year in advance. Because that will be held in a stadium, WWE will set a record for the most stadium events minimum four in a calendar year.
Last year’s edition featured Brock Lesnar’s surprise appearance, Roman Reigns defeating John Cena, RK-Bro winning their 1st tag team championships, and many other highlights. As a result, whenever the show returns in July, Vince McMahon and company will aim to outdo themselves and make it a summer to remember. The show will be available on pay-per-view around the world, but you can easily stream it on your devices. It is available to residents of the United States through Peacock. Those attempting to watch that from other countries will be able to do so via the WWE Network.