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Reason Behind Money In The Bank Match Being Changed, Why The Show Was So Short

Bobby Lashley Money In The Bank 2020

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 11, 1991) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1991’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. The Bushwhackers vs. Brian Costello & Doug Wallen

2. Sgt. Slaughter vs. Kevin Kruger

3. The Big Boss Man vs. Dan Johnson

4. Ricky Steamboat vs. Ricky Rice

5. Roddy Piper vs. Rick Martel

6. The Undertaker vs. George Anderson

• Reason Behind Money In The Bank Being So Short

The Money In The Bank pay-per-view this year just featured 8 matches. One match was on the kick-off show, while the rest of the 7 matches were on the main show.

Usually, WWE’s pay-per-view events run for almost 4 hours, but Money In The Bank was quite different. The event ended before 10:30 pm E.T. The main show ran for 2 hours and 23 minutes, which is one of the shortest run times for a pay-per-view in the company’s history.

The reason behind this is that WWE has decided to run shorter shows until the fans return at events.

• Reason Behind Money In The Bank Match Being Changed

R-Truth was set to face off against MVP at last night’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view. However, the match was changed when Bobby Lashley came out and asked MVP to let him fight R-Truth instead.

It was noted during the Wrestling Observer Radio that this was done to continue making Lashley look like a dominant force. In addition, it would “create some comedy.”

R-Truth coming down and doing his “What’s Up?” routine in an empty WWE Performance Center was pretty comical.

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