WWE will sometimes advertise a match only to change their plans around. That happened in a big way this week as a “first time ever” match was nixed.

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According to PW Insider, there was no reason given why Vince McMahon pulled Braun Strowman vs Randy Orton. When they showed up for the production meeting this week the match had already been changed to Orton vs Matt Riddle without any explanation.

We have had a number of readers ask what happened to Braun Strowman vs. Randy Orton, which had been advertised all week for Raw.  We are told that when today’s production meeting began for Raw, the match had already been changed to Orton vs. Riddle without explanation and instead Braun was written into the Drew McIntyre storyline.  So, it was a Vince McMahon call.


Braun Strowman was used in a different way this week on RAW. He was still around, but WWE decided to go a different direction as he teamed with Drew McIntyre to take on T-Bar and Mace. Things might not have turned out okay for Orton through it all because it appeared he suffered shoulder injury in the process.

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