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WWE makes change to SummerSlam Kickoff show

WWE is gearing up for their next pay-per-view event, SummerSlam, that appears to have an interesting change to go along with it.

The promotional material for the SummerSlam’s Kickoff show lists the show starting at 6 P.M. Eastern, which would mean that the show is only one-hour. This is different from what WWE previous has done.

The minor PPV events have a one-show pre-show while the big four – SummerSlam, WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, and Survivor Series – feature a two-hour pre-show.

With such a change, that would indicate there will be fewer matches on the pre-show. This is happy news to some fans who believe the big four events have become marathons to get through.

The SummerSlam pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario at the Scotiabank Arena and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Here is the updated card:

WWE Universal Title Match:
Brock Lesnar (champion) vs. Seth Rollins

WWE RAW Women’s Title Match:
Becky Lynch (champion) vs. Natalya

WWE SmackDown Women’s Title Match:
Bayley (champion) vs. Ember Moon

Singles Match: (If Owens Loses He’s Forced To Quit WWE)
Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon

WWE Title Match:
Kofi Kingston (champion) vs. Randy Orton

Singles Match:
Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt

WWE United States Title Match:
AJ Styles (champion) vs. Ricochet

Singles Match:
Charlotte Flair vs. Trish Stratus

Singles Match:
Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz

Singles Match:
Aleister Black vs. Sami Zayn

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