As noted earlier this week, there were several changes made to the creative on the TV shows and some matches that were not yet announced were pulled from SummerSlam.
The Women’s Tag Team Title match was supposed to happen on Sunday at the pay-per-view but it was moved to Monday Night Raw with Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross winning the belts.
Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the decision to pull the match from SummerSlam was Paul Heyman’s decision because he probably figured that the title change would not be given the proper amount of time on pay-per-view and they could do a longer match on Raw, instead of being a forgotten part of SummerSlam.
It will be interesting to see what they will do with the titles because WWE has done a poor job at making the titles seem important. Michael Cole noted that The IIconics only defended them three times since they won them at WrestleMania.
The reason why Bayley and Sasha Banks lost the titles in the first place is that WWE had plans to bring back Nikki and Brie Bella for a feud with The IIconics that would have gone into SummerSlam. Those plans had to be scrapped when Nikki was told by her doctor that she should not wrestle again because of her neck issues a lesion in her brain. Click here for more details on The IIconics vs. Bella Twins feud that was scrapped.
Earlier this week, Bayley said in an interview that she felt that she and Sasha Banks were not given a chance to make the titles seem credible and she indicated that WWE dropped the ball with The IIconcis. Click here to read what Bayley said about the belts not being pushed properly.
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