In an effort to stack up the card to boost ticket sales, WWE Smackdown Live Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura will be making his debut in Madison Square Garden at the live event on July 7. They are also advertising a Smackdown Live match between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. Originally, Roman Reigns was supposed to face Braun Strowman on this show.
This show is billed as being part of the WWE SummerSlam Heatwave Tour.
Here is the updated card:
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt – this being hyped as their first meeting in MSG.
United States Championship
Kevin Owens (Champion) vs. AJ Styles
Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
Finn Balor will also make his MSG debut against Dolph Ziggler
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (Champion) vs. Austin Aries
I find it interesting that although Brock Lensar has more dates on his current contract, he is not advertised for this show. They typically like to include Lesnar on the bigger live events. Instead, Nakamura, Styles and Owens are being brought in as the special attractions.