12-Man Tag Team Match Added to WWE SummerSlam 2016 Kickoff


Earlier today, WWE announced Sami Zayn & Neville vs. The Dudley Boyz for the pre-show, and on the heels of that news, yet another match has been added to the kickoff.

A twelve-man tag team match featuring American Alpha, The Hype Bros and The Usos facing off against Breezango, The Ascension and The Vaudevillains is now part of the SummerSlam card as well.


Their description for the match reads as follows:

The SummerSlam Kickoff just got much bigger.

In a return match from Tuesday’s SmackDown Live, The Usos, American Alpha & The Hype Bros will meet Breezango, The Ascension & The Vaudevillains in a gigantic 12-Man Tag Team Match on Sunday’s Kickoff.

The six duos lit up the blue brand earlier this week with a jaw-dropping bout that ended in victory for The Usos, American Alpha & The Hype Bros after Jason Jordan & Chad Gable connected with Grand Amplitude against The Vaudevillains’ Aiden English. Now, the 12 Superstars gear up for round two at The Biggest Event of the Summer.

SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan previously indicated that the vacuum left by championships lost to Raw during the Brand Extension Draft — presumably, WWE Tag Team Titles included — will be filled in the not-too-distant future. Could a strong performance on the Kickoff put one or more teams in the catbird seat as Team Blue’s upper management contemplates plans for the Tag Team division?

Don’t miss the massive 12-Man Tag Team Match on Sunday’s SummerSlam Kickoff, airing live on WWE Network at a special start time of 5 ET/2 PT. In addition to WWE Network, the Kickoff streams on WWE.com, the WWE App, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

Here is the updated card as currently scheduled:

WWE Universal Championship: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor

WWE Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton

WWE Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte

WWE United States Championship: Rusev (c) vs. Roman Reigns

WWE Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) vs. Apollo Crews

John Cena vs. AJ Styles

WWE Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens

Best of 7 Series Kickoff: Sheamus vs. Cesaro

Becky Lynch, Carmella, & Naomi vs. Natalya & Alexa Bliss

Sami Zayn & Neville vs. The Dudley Boyz (Kickoff Match)

American Alpha, The Hype Bros & The Usos vs. Breezango, The Ascension & The Vaudevillains (Kickoff Match)

Source: WWE.com

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