Backstage News on Original Plans for WWE SummerSlam and the WWE Universal Title


– It’s been reported that WWE originally planned to feature Baron Corbin versus Kalisto on the Summerslam card, but there wasn’t enough time with thirteen matches already announced.

– On the topic of scrapped plans, the original idea for the Universal Championship at Summerslam was to feature Roman Reigns taking on Seth Rollins, with Finn Balor competing in a multi-person matchup. Original plans also had RAW getting the main wWE Title and SmackDown getting what is now the Universal Title, won by AJ Styles.

Reigns’ WWE Wellness Policy violation changed those creative plans and WWE made the decision to put another babyface in the top RAW slot, pushing Reigns down the card as punishment.

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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter