– As reported, the original plan was for Hulk Hogan to defeat Shawn Michaels at the Summerslam PPV. The only way that plan would potentially change is if WWE is going with a rematch at Unforgiven, at which point, the two would split victories (with Michaels likely taking the first).
To reiterate, Bret Hart will not be working the PPV.
– Kurt Angle is set to move into the title picture next month, so he needs to come off as a credible main-event heel in his match with Eugene.
– John Cena was set to defeat Chris Jericho and leave Summerslam with the title still around his waist.
– The stipulation in the JBL vs. Batista match assures that it will be an all-out brawl, which as has been demonstrated many times in the past, is the far better solution for a match involving these two wrestlers.
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