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Monday’s episode of WWE Raw opened differently than fans are used to seeing, and the feedback on social media was positive. While many thought this was just a way for WWE to do something different, the company had a different reason behind booking the segment the way they did.

The opening segment saw Logan Paul and The Miz brawl as soon as the show started. This was done instead of a traditional promo exchange segment ahead of them wrestling each other in a singles match at Saturday’s SummerSlam.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained why WWE made the call to open the show with a brawl and not show Paul’s entrance. It all comes down to WWE not wanting Paul to be booed by fans in attendance as he is supposed to be the babyface in this feud.

“So the deal here is, the reason they did this as opposed to…they opened with the brawling as opposed to Logan Paul in the ring going ‘Miz get out here, let’s fight right now.' The reason they did this was because they figured that the people were gonna boo Logan Paul when they first saw him a lot," Meltzer said. "So, they would have him come to the ring and do all this with no cameras on so you don’t see it. His coming to the ring with no music happened off screen before Raw started, and he was, in fact, booed very heavily.”

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