Here is the updated card for WWE SummerSlam on August 21 at the Barclays Center:

WWE Universal Championship Match: Seth Rollins versus Finn Balor

WWE Championship Match: Dean Ambrose versus Dolph Ziggler

Raw versus Smackdown Live: Brock Lesnar versus Randy Orton is reporting that WWE will not suspend Brock Lesnar for his test failures under the USADA because Lesnar is exempt from the WWE Wellness Policy.

A WWE Spokesperson told TMZ that Lesnar is a part-time performer for the company, therefore Lesnar is not tested as full-time performers are. The reasoning is that WWE performers are being tested to maintain their health and well-being while performing upwards of 200 times a year while Brock has only wrestled 19 matches over the last several years.

Lesnar failed a pre-UFC 200 drug test and one the day of his fight against Mark Hunt, which Lesnar won by decision. His punishment would fall under the jurisdiction of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Lesnar returns to WWE storylines this Monday in advance of his Summerslam bout against Randy Orton.

PW Insider is reporting that the Dudley Boyz have signed a new WWE deal.

Tonight on WWE Network at 8 PM Eastern, it will be a brand-new WWE NXT:

Shinsuke Nakamura versus Wesley Blake

Billie Kay versus Santana Garrett

TM-61 versus Adrian Nails and Rob Ryzin

No Way José versus Steve Cutler

The Number One Contenders for the NXT Championship and women’s championship will be announced for Takeover: Brooklyn II

at 9 PM Eastern it will be the third episode of WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic which will feature the following first round matches:

Zack Sabre Junior versus Tyson Dux

Drew Gulak versus Gurv Sihra

Anthony Bennett versus Tony Nese

Raul Mendoza versus Brian Kendrick

Videos from Smackdown

Smackdown Fallout

For the record,Smackdown’s new theme song is “Take a Chance” by WWE band CFO$ while Raw now uses “Enemies” by Shinedown

As seen above and the videos, Shelton Benjamin and Rhino have returned to the WWE main roster. Brian Myers a.k.a. the former Curt Hawkins is slated to return as well. There’ve also been rumors that Carlito and MVP may be coming back as well but that is not been officially announced yet.

Nikki Bella tweeted the following while watching Smackdown:

Heath Slater is now doing a #SignHeathSlater social media campaign.

Triple H tweeted the following:

The September 11 Backlash Smackdown exclusive WWE Network Special from Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.

There is a Ticketmaster presale today for the September 26 Monday Night Raw in Cincinnati, Ohio at US Bank Arena. The presale begins at 10 AM Eastern using the code RAWOH.

Brock Lesnar is advertised for the SummerSlam Go-home episode of RAW on August 15th in Corpus Cristi, TX.

Currently, John Cena is not advertised for the first Smackdown-only PPV Backlash on Sept. 11. He is advertised for the Live Event in Shanghai the previous day.

The current advertised card for all three WWE shows in Australia August 11 – 13:

*Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins

*John Cena vs. AJ Styles

*Finn Balor vs. Chris Jericho

*The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family

*Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens

*Titus O’Neill vs. Rusev for the US Championship

*The Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Sasha Banks and Paige vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke

Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews

WWE Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland has booked a recurring role on the HISTORY channel series “Vikings.” According to IMDB, Copeland will play Ketill Flatnose, “a fierce and brave warrior” chosen by Floki to be one of the leaders of the Viking party intent on traveling to Iceland to set up a community there.

The Melissa McCarthy comedy “The Boss”, which was just released on Blu-Ray features an alernative ending as one of the extras with Dave Bautista appearing in the scene.

Warner Bros. and WWE Studios Scooby Doo “Curse of The Speed Demon” is now available for purchase digitally and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 9.

Comedian Andy Kindler appears on today’s Talk Is Jericho.

Jim Ross talks with PW Torch’s Bruce Mitchell about this year’s WWE Battleground on the Ross Report podcast.

Eric Bischoff’s podcast “Bischoff on Wrestling” debuts today. For more information on how to subscribe going here.

An exclusive look at Sasha Banks’ first photo shoot with the WWE Women’s Championship: July 26, 2016

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