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Big Backstage Update on Sting at SummerSlam, Why WWE Wanted to Team Sting Up With Roman Reigns, Current Plans & More

Original PPV plans called for Sting to team with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to face The Wyatt Family, and at one point Sting was said to have gotten himself into “ridiculously good shape” for a 56 year old man. Sting was later told, for unknown reasons, that plans had changed and he would not be used on the PPV.

There is no word at this time as to how plans for the 6 man tag team match might change, but all the story line elements of Reigns and Ambrose battling the Wyatts remain in place. WWE originally had the idea to team Sting up with Reigns because the company felt New York City might be a tough place for Reigns to get a strong babyface reaction from the live crowd.