SummerSlam Developments At Smackdown - New Bout Announced

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There were a couple of developments in regards to WWE SummerSlam at this week's Smackdown taping.

First, Chris Jericho faced Erick Rowan in a singles match with the stipulation being that if Jericho went over, Rowan would be "banned from ringside" for Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt at SummerSlam. Jericho went over so Rowan is banned from ringside.

Rusev vs. Jack Swagger in a Flag Match was officially announced for SummerSlam. We noted plans for a gimmick match between the two in our Backstage Raw News on Tuesday.

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  • Splash

    Should have done an I Quit Match with Rusev and Swagger

  • Simon Veitch

    A flag match? Really? That’s the best they’ve got? You have two guys with submission finishers, one who’s been dominating and finishing every fight with a submission, the other who’s been teasing making Rusev tap. Did no one at all even hint that perhaps a submission match might work better? Or as suggested below, an I Quit match

  • Rayner Chee-bai

    Flag match? Did Vinnie Mac just rehired Vince Russo?

  • d

    what is a flag match anyway?