10 Major Stars Who Weren’t At WWE SummerSlam 2019 (Even Though They Should Have Been)

Surely you can't have SummerSlam without these guys, right?!

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The Biggest Party of the Summer descended upon Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena as WWE unleashed the 32nd annual edition of SummerSlam last night.

The second-biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year, the marquee event saw Seth Rollins attempt to reclaim the Universal Championship from ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar as Kofi Kingston defended his WWE Championship against old rival Randy Orton and ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt sought to prove his dominance over Finn Bálor.

The event was also noteworthy for featuring the in-ring returns of two WWE Hall of Famers, as multi-time Women’s Champion Trish Stratus collided with Charlotte Flair and WCW’s icon Goldberg attempted to redeem himself after the Super ShowDown debacle in a quick match with Dolph Ziggler.

However, in spite of what turned out to be a surprisingly solid evening of action, it was impossible to ignore the fact that some of the company's biggest stars weren't featured on the match card, while others didn't even make an appearance. While this would rightly be considered unusual at any pay-per-view, it's even more baffling when you factor in just how much bigger SummerSlam is.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some of those superstars who didn't show up when, all things considered, they really should have.

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