10 Wrestlers Without Direction For WWE SummerSlam 2017

Summertime Sadness.


As of writing, SummerSlam 2017 will play host to eleven matches. It includes seven title matches and features upwards of 27 performers in key spots. And that's without the anticipated go-home Monday Night Raw announcement of Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose's nailed on match with Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro.

It's a bumper card in keeping with WWE's new policy for their 'Big Four' shows in the Network era - more is always more. When even the bimonthly B-shows time out at over three hours, it's clear how willing the company will go to provide the type of supercard even New Japan Pro Wrestling would rather stretch out over a weekend.

How must it feel then, to be a superstar somehow frozen out of the wrestling's hottest August night? Despite several meaningful disputes emerging on both Raw and SmackDown Live!, SummerSlam has crept up on the company in many respects.

Distracted by huge recent storyline developments buried within the shows and external factors such as Brock Lesnar's immediate future, WWE have coasted with the careers of some popular acts, leaving enough major names out of action to justify an August 'Andre The Giant Battle Royal' equivalent. Robbed of storylines at one of the year's key checkpoints, these talents probably can't wait for a conclusion to their disparate endless summer.


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