Backstage Tag Team Segment Planned for SummerSlam, Update on Hulk Hogan’s Status for Tonight’s PPV

Mike Killam


Backstage Segment Planned for SummerSlam

wwe summerslamWWE is planning some sort of backstage segment tonight that will feature veteran super-heavyweights Mark Henry and Big Show. The idea is that Henry and Show will form a working relationship, and possibly have a go at becoming WWE Tag Team Champions. They have worked together recently, having a match on Smackdown as the “World’s Largest Tag Team”, and neither big man has been used on WWE television in quite some time, so the angle would also make use of two of the company’s biggest underutilized talents. 

KILLAM: If WWE is serious about getting The Usos over as a long-time presence in the division, putting them against two giants is a very smart move. A win, or series of wins against Show and Henry would help legitimize their title reign, and help on the road to becoming a memorable group we remember in 15-20 years. Show in particular has done some great work in teams before (remember JeriShow?), and Henry worked well with MVP for awhile. I don’t see any major cons to this plan. 

Hulk Hogan’s Status for Tonight’s Show

Hulk Hogan is indeed backstage at the Staples Center in Los Angles, CA for tonight’s SummerSlam PPV. We had reported earlier this afternoon that Hogan was flown back to L.A. this weekend to be apart of all the festivities, but his status for the actual PPV event was unknown. It’s unclear what WWE plans to use Hogan for, although with yesterday’s big WWE 2K15 roster reveal, they may start a push tonight using the PPV as a major platform for pre-orders. 

Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report? Submit it now!
monitoring_string = "851cc24eadecaa7a82287c82808f23d0"