- Above, Rey Mysterio took on Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam in 2009. Mysterio would hit a counter hurricanrana from the second rope to retain the title. More recently, Mysterio is reportedly expected to return to WWE after the September 1 "All In" event.
- Having dropped a hit album, Elias is ready for the next big step: A gig in New York City. Elias will play a special concert at New York's Gramercy Theatre as part of SummerSlam weekend on Saturday, August 18 at 5:30pm, titled "Walk With Elias: A Special Live Performance." Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, and the performance begins at 5:30pm with doors opening at 5pm.
- NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano have both begun counting down the days to their Last Man Standing Match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn on August 18. Aleister Black was originally in the match, but was pulled after needing surgery for a groin injury. On Twitter, Ciampa has been reminding Gargano about his past failures at TakeOver: Brooklyn, while Gargano looks to be putting out puzzle pieces, possibly showing off a new logo or merchandise.
2 years ago DIY was born in Brooklyn.— BLACKHEART (@ProjectCiampa) August 10, 2018
Do you remember this, atJohnnyGargano?
I remember. You quit.
8 Days. pic.twitter.com/sYwNk8049P
1 year ago in Brooklyn.— BLACKHEART (@ProjectCiampa) August 11, 2018
The ghost of DIY appeared. Once again, you lost.
Do you remember this, atJohnnyGargano
7 Days. pic.twitter.com/qCcVamIRkr
7 days. pic.twitter.com/WiJnoppfm3— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) August 11, 2018