Big News: Jackass-WWE SummerSlam Angle Dropped

Ryan Clark


The planned “Jackass invasion” storyline which would have culminated at SummerSlam with a match against Umaga has been scrapped. WWE had already started promoting the Jackass stars appearing at SummerSlam – on the PPV promotional poster featuring the Jackass crew on the beach – buried up to their necks by Umaga.

The angle was originally supposed to include all of the big Jackass stars – Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Wee Man and the rest of them. Bam Margera suffered an injury recently and had to drop out of the match. The deal officially fell apart late last week when Johnny Knoxville pulled out.

Johnny Noxville had planned to do a few TV appearances for WWE leading up to the SummerSlam PPV. After the Benoit family tragedy happened, Knoxville and the rest of the group began distancing themselves from WWE. What started off as a several promised TV and PPV appearances soon scaled back to Jackass only working the SummerSlam PPV. Knoxville’s departure lead WWE to cancel the match completely.

The Jackass were supposed to appear at the Great American Bash last weekend and do some of their stunts on Umaga, costing him to drop the Intercontinental title to Jeff Hardy. The Jackass crew was booked to be victorious over Umaga in their match at SummerSlam. Umaga will now face Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam.

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