Earlier this week it was officially announced that Dolph Ziggler would be facing The Miz at the upcoming WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday, August 11th.
However, as first reported by Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com that match is actually a “red herring” to throw fans off the scent of what is really happening at this year’s summer classic.
In the July 29th edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was reported that “there will be a Dolph Ziggler match on the show,” but that it would not be against either The Miz or Shawn Michaels, who he attacked with a superkick last week on Smackdown Live.
The newest issue of the Observer has an update on the situation, in that WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg is reportedly slated to face Ziggler at SummerSlam, stemming from several weeks of the Showoff trashing the WCW icon at every opportunity, including live promos on Raw and Smackdown.
Goldberg, 52, will not be the only legend appearing on the show. Fellow WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus will be coming out of retirement to wrestle Charlotte Flair in something of a cross-era dream match.
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