– Despite being advertised by WWE.com, a match pitting Becky Lynch against Peyton Royce did not take place on this week’s episode of SmackDown LIVE. Lynch instead faced Sonya Deville.
After bumping Deville into Mandy Rose, who had already interfered in the match, she trapped Sonya in the Dis-arm-her for the tapout victory.
A few hours before SmackDown LIVE went on the air, WWE posted a video on YouTube of Dasha Fuentes acknowledging the change during a backstage interview with Lynch.
Fuentes said, “Becky, originally tonight you were scheduled to face Peyton Royce, but we’ve learned General Manager Paige has decided to give somebody else an opportunity. How does this change of plans affect your mindset?”
Her interview then got interrupted by Deville and Rose. After getting antagonized, Lynch challenged either one of them to a match on SmackDown LIVE.
Based on some Instagram posts Royce and Billie Kay did on Tuesday, both were backstage at SmackDown LIVE in Ontario, California. We don’t know why WWE pulled Royce from wrestling last night, but it is not uncommon for WWE to make changes a few hours before show time. It seems this was just a creative decision, perhaps to protect The IIconics and/or not leave Deville and Rose off SmackDown LIVE for the second week in a row.
Royce and Kay indicated on social media that they’re currently en route to Tokyo, Japan for a show on Friday.
– Following tonight’s episode of NXT, General Manager William Regal announced on Twitter that Johnny Gargano will face someone other than Tommaso Ciampa on next week’s show.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) June 28, 2018
– In this video, Carmella describes WWE Super Show-Down at the MCG with one word.
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