Updated Backstage Plans for the SummerSlam Kickoff Show
Thursday, August 10, 2017
On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Live, it was speculated by Bryan Alvarez that there are only a few candidates for matches that could end up on the pre-show. As previously reported, it was speculated that it would be The Hardys going up against Gallows and Anderson and maybe The New Day against The Usos.
Plans have changed since then and WWE is thinking of having the matches that are involving some of the higher level talent end up on the main card, but matches such as Neville vs. Tozawa, Big Cass vs. Big Show or as previously reported even the New Day vs. the Usos take place on the Kickoff Show.
The Smackdown Women's Championship Match was also a possibility to take place on the Kickoff Show, but if there are plans to have Carmella cash in her Money in the Bank Contract, then it wouldn't make any sense for the match to take place before the event officially starts.
Source: Wrestling Observer Live