BROCK LESNAR is reportedly set to miss WWE’s Biggest Party of the Summer.
Vince McMahon’s company will host the 34th edition of the SummerSlam pay-per-view on August 23.
Fans continue to be unable to attend, with the spectacular due to be filmed behind closed doors at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Now the show has suffered a fresh blow with the Beast Incarnate not due to be part of the show.
Lesnar lost the WWE Title to Drew Mcintyre at WrestleMania 36 and has not appeared on WWE television since.
Earlier in the year, speculation mounted that McMahon wanted a rematch between the Scottish Terminator and former UFC champion to headline SummerSlam.
But WrestleVotes claims those plans for Lesnar have been scrapped in a “tough decision” due to the lack of fans in attendance.
Lesnar is still one of the biggest box office attractions in the company and helps to sell tickets.
But WWE are believed to feel there is no point featuring him on the card due to the lack of audience.
Edge is another big name that will miss out on the showcase due to his injury, with him initially due to face Randy Orton for a third and final time.
WrestleVotes’ source said: “Was told this weekend the projected SummerSlam card that creative had in place a few months ago has been torn up.
“Edge’s injury played a big part, as well as the lack of audience – no fans means WWE has little desire to have Lesnar on the PPV. 2 major matches scrapped.”
However, RingsideNews say WWE never had Lesnar booked anyway.
In fact, they claim they asked whether the above report was true and say they were told that story was “bulls***” as plans for SummerSlam are still not set up with a follow up show the week after also still being organised.
They state: “WWE was too preoccupied with The Horror Show at Extreme Rules to book SummerSlam.
“Now that Extreme Rules is booked they are focusing on SummerSlam and whatever the company is doing on August 30th.
“We have also received no clarification about what the August 30th event will be other than it is not Evolution II.”