Backstage Talk On Potential Plans For Sting's WWE Return, Erick Rowan's Return To Action

- We noted before that Sting was told by WWE officials to get ready for this month's SummerSlam pay-per-view and that he reportedly got himself into "ridiculously good shape" for his age. He was then informed he wouldn't be used and we haven't heard much past that.


It's likely that WWE decided not to use Sting at SummerSlam because he wasn't needed due to the show already being loaded with stars like The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, actor Stephen Amell and others. With that said, it's also possible that WWE uses Sting in September as a hook to sell the WWE Network for that month and Night of Champions, which takes place in Texas, where Sting lives now. Or they could put his return off until the October or November events.

If they do use Sting in September, they may be able to do the six-man match with The Wyatt Family vs. Sting, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose that was rumored if Erick Rowan is back from injury to team with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. However, there was some talk that Rowan may not be back until around November but that hasn't been confirmed.