WWE’s SummerSlam event is set to take over Detroit’s Ford Field on August 5th, but they have one less match on the card. Trish Stratus and Becky Lynch’s match was moved, because, as Ringside News exclusively reported, WWE is making a ton of money in the Slim Jim Battle Royal match.
Sean Sapp noted that WWE initially said that “something physical related” caused Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus’ SummerSlam match to be moved. Upon further checking, it seems that his not the case at all.
WWE has a lot of things going on, and many aspects of the show must be considered. In the end, it turns out that Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus’ SummerSlam match wasn’t moved due to an injury related reason, but it was more of a logistical issue.
On the post-WWE Raw show, we’d noted that sources within WWE claimed there was a “good reason” that the Trish Stratus vs. Becky Lynch match was delayed until mid-August as opposed to happening at Summerslam. At the time, the indication given that it was something physical related, which we were looking to confirm. However, we confirmed the opposite – both women are healthy and were available for Summerslam.
The report went on to say that, “WWE has been adamant about limiting the number of matches and the runtimes for PLE shows, which caused some matches that were being built for the show to be moved elsewhere.” That being said, WWE had other options for Becky Lynch vs Trish Stratus, but they landed on Winnipeg.
Those we spoke to said that on Summerslam, the match would have been severely limited by time, and the decision was made to put it on a future Raw instead. Consideration was also given to moving it back to WWE Payback.
It was also reported that “neither woman was thrilled with the adjustment, which came into focus in the days before their Raw match was set up.” This is obviously an ongoing situation, and now their match will take place in Winnipeg on RAW.
It was previously noted that there are some unhappy people backstage in WWE over the treatment of the women’s division. It seems that this is the catalyst, and neither side is happy about how this is going down.
We will continue monitoring this ongoing situation, and everything else involving SummerSlam, right here at Ringside News. As always, please use those comments below to be a part of the conversation and let us know what’s on your mind!