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LOTS OF CHANGES TO LAST NIGHT'S SMACKDOWN EPISODE, PLANNED SUMMERSLAM MATCH APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DROPPED & MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2019-08-07 10:15:00

There were a lot of changes to last night's Smackdown episode.  The original plan for last night's Smackdown episode was to feature Kofi Kingston vs. Andrade in the main event.  However, once WWE had their production meeting for the show, plans were changed and the new main event was to be Xavier Woods & Kingston teaming against Daniel Bryan and Rowan.  However, about an hour before the show went on the air, the decision was made to pull Kingston from the main event and replace him with Big E.  We are told all the changes were Vince McMahon calls.

Originally, the Summerslam card was to have featured Roman Reigns against Daniel Bryan, but the word making the rounds at TV last night was that the bout will likely be dropped in order to let the current storyline play out.

The Daniel Bryan career announcement has also appeared to have been dropped, unless WWE decides to work that back into a storyline.  There was zero mention of it last night backstage.

Last night's Smackdown ended with a reveal that Rowan was responsible for the attacks on Roman Reigns, but we are told that may not be 100% set in stone as other ideas have been pitched.  Reigns is slated to wrestle Daniel Bryan on a TON of live events coming out of Summerslam.

 

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