WWE’s Monday Night RAW is no stranger to last-minute changes, and this week was no exception. The original plans for a high-stakes WWE Tag Team Championship #1 contender’s match were different from what ultimately played out on the November 27th episode.
The featured match of the night was a Tag Team Turmoil gauntlet match, featuring six teams battling for a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship. In the end, Julius and Brutus Creed, collectively known as the Creed Brothers, emerged victorious, securing a title opportunity by pinning Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci.
However, according to a report from Fightful Select, the planned sequence of individual falls in the match had changed from the original concept. As of Monday afternoon, the plan was for DIY to defeat Alpha Academy, then lose to the Creed Brothers, who would subsequently triumph over Indus Sher, Imperium, and finally The New Day.
In reality, DIY secured victories over both Alpha Academy and Indus Sher before succumbing to the Creed Brothers. Additionally, the order of the Creed Brothers’ matches was altered, with them facing The New Day before Imperium.
The WWE Tag Team Championship is currently held by Finn Balor and Damian Priest of the Judgment Day, who recently defended their titles against the Street Profits on SmackDown. As the tag team division heats up, it remains to be seen which team will step up next to challenge for the gold. WWE’s ability to adapt and switch things up on the fly is part of what keeps the wrestling world dynamic and unpredictable.
What do you think about WWE’s ability to make last-minute changes and adjustments to their storylines and matches? Does it add an element of unpredictability and excitement to the product, or do you prefer when plans are more concrete and adhered to? Leave us a comment.