WWE’s answer to AEW Double Or Nothing was lackluster at best. They promised a fatal four-way match and then they added an elimination stipulation, but then they just went ahead and ended it like a singles match after Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley fought out of the building leaving Baron Corbin to defeat The Miz.
PW Insider reports that WWE made the decision to change up RAW last night because throughout the course of the day officials “went back and forth on whether it should be an elimination match or a single fall bout.”
So they ended up going in that direction, but it really didn’t seem to change the psychology of the booking.
The argument was made that to protect talents, there should not be three eliminations and eventually that argument won out, so the match was changed to one finish, with Baron Corbin pinning the Miz to secure his Universal title bout with Seth Rollins.
This is interesting especially considering the fact that the elimination stipulation didn’t seem to change anything. Baron and Braun removed themselves from the situation making a singles match in the process. No announcement was even made that the two were eliminated as Baron won the entire match after pinning only one opponent.