With SummerSlam scheduled for Sunday, this has been a big week for the WWE in terms of getting the fans excited for the big event, as well as making any last-minute decisions regarding storyline development. Some of that was evident on RAW and SmackDown, but there is certainly plenty of backstage hustling going on as well.
The biggest news this week has to do with the highly-anticipated Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match as Shawn Michaels was originally supposed to be in Triple H's corner. After being attacked by Lesnar on RAW, however, those plans may now have to be altered.
On top of that, there have been tons of rumors swirling around with regards to the respective directions of Lesnar, Paul Heyman, CM Punk and other moving forward. Also, the long-awaited new WWE Championship may be on the verge of being revealed, but you'll have to keep reading to find out when.
SummerSlam may very well be the second-biggest event on the WWE calendar, and if this week's happenings are any indication, then we should be in for quite a night on Sunday.
Here are the biggest WWE rumors and news pieces circulating around the Internet for the week beginning on Aug. 12.