WWE and AEW news: Bobby Lashley injury update, Roman Reigns SummerSlam plans

8 Aug

The go-home shows for Raw and SmackDown Live are done with SummerSlam just three days away.

Below, talkSPORT gives you the latest gossip and rumours from the wrestling world.

Roman Reigns is likely to be on the SummerSlam card
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Roman Reigns’ SummerSlam plans

Reigns has been targeted by a mystery attacker for the past week. Staging equipment fell on to him on SmackDown Live before he dodged a moving car on Raw.

In a backstage segment to end Raw, the former Universal champion tussled with Buddy Murphy, who claimed Rowan was the perpetrator.

WrestleVotes report that WWE is considering Murphy as Reigns’ SummerSlam opponent.

If the match goes ahead, it will be the first time fans see Murphy inside a WWE ring since he was drafted to SmackDown Live in April.

Bobby Lashley update

Lashley has been out of action since the July 15 episode of Raw.

Pro Wrestling Sheet claim the 43-year-old has recently undergone successful elbow surgery.

Bobby Lashley is on the mend
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He is not expected to return to the ring until November.

Goldberg to stick around

Many believe Goldberg will leave WWE after his match with Dolph Ziggler this weekend.

However, The Wrestling Observer say executive director Paul Heyman is keen to use the former world champion in future storylines.

Goldberg will have a chance to redeem himself when he faces Ziggler after his horror match against The Undertaker at Super ShowDown in June.

Trish Stratus’ final match looms

Stratus has revealed her dream match with Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam will be her last.

Since announcing her retirement from wrestling in 2006, Stratus has only competed at the 2018 Royal Rumble and Evolution pay-per-views.

However, SummerSlam will be the final time she wrestles.

Stratus told Busted Open Radio: “I sort of feel like this is a good final match for me, because I don’t really think that you could do anything more than this.

“It feels like a good ending to me – a real ending.”