WWE will sometimes make changes to their big events without much of a reason. It seems that happened once again for Survivor Series as a lot of things apparently got switched around after the company already changed plans from their initial direction.

Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio that Shinsuke Nakamura was set to lose the IC Title to Daniel Bryan. This would have seen the Bearded GOAT inserted in the triple threat with AJ Styles and Rodrick Strong. Of course, those plans changed.

“I know it was a different match [than Bryan vs Wyatt] and Daniel Bryan I believe was going to be in the match with Roderick Strong and AJ which would have been an absolutely incredible three-way. I just know that Nakamura was losing the title to someone, he was programmed with Bryan — it could have been Mustafa Ali — but when Bryan got moved into the Wyatt match, Nakamura is now not losing so that’s changed that booking.”

We previously reported that WWE had plans to change that match, but those plans changed. Now it looks like we have a better idea of what things would have looked like if WWE had kept their initial idea to alter plans.


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