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Here’s how WWE is handling the women’s tag team match at SummerSlam after Eva Marie suspension

It was announced today that Eva Marie has been suspended by WWE for 30 days for her first violation of the Wellness Policy. This comes just days after she was booked in a six-woman tag team match for the SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Instead of avoiding the issue while addressing the status of said match, actually wove it into the narrative:

Will Alexa & Natalya power through without the “eternally beguiling” redhead and battle Becky, Carmella & Naomi in a 2-on-3 Handicap Match? Or will the fierce Bliss and the tactical Natalya recruit a partner in time for The Biggest Event of the Summer?

See what ripple effect Eva’s absence will have on the rest of the division when SummerSlam gets underway this Sunday night on the award-winning WWE Network at 7 ET/4 PT.

You could argue they made the right decision by acknowledging the reality of the situation but you could also argue it’s a risky play to blur the lines on such a matter. Then again, this is pro wrestling and they’ve been doing that forever.

Either way, the match will go on.

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