WWE was making changes to RAW into the second hour of the show this week because of Seth Rollins’ injury status among other things. They almost debuted Ricochet in an entirely different kind of match.
Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that Finn Balor was supposed to wrestle Ricochet during RAW this week. However, Triple H pulled hard to get this match changed.
Triple H was able to get Vince McMahon to cancel the Balor vs Ricochet match because he didn’t like the idea of a babyface vs babyface. He also used the idea that Ricochet shouldn’t lose his RAW debut and Finn Balor just won the IC Title.
Since neither man could really stand to do a job, they were partnered up instead which meant WWE had to put Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush back together.
Finn Balor and Ricochet were supposed to have a killer match, but there was a big problem with the finish. So the match was changed. This is not to say that Balor vs Ricochet won’t eventually happen, but hopefully, it will make much more sense when it does.