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WWE Changes Match For This Week’s RAW, Reason For This Change

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 26, 1986) – WWF Maple Leaf Wrestling

On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Maple Leaf Wrestling’.

This episode included pre-taped matches & interviews on the road to “The Big Event”.

You can find the card below:

Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey vs. Les Thornton & Tiger Chung Lee

The Hart Foundation vs. Lanny Poffo & Terry Morgan

The Killer Bees vs. Moondogs

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake vs. Cousin Luke & Bob Marcus

• WWE Changes Match For This Week’s RAW, Reason For This Change

As seen on last week’s episode of RAW, Drew McIntyre agreed to put the WWE Championship on the line in a rematch against Dolph Ziggler.

However, this rematch is now a non-title match. WWE posted the following in their RAW preview:

“WWE Champion Drew McIntyre agreed to face Dolph Ziggler in a non-title rematch, but this time, he gets to choose the stipulation.

The Showoff thought he had the upper hand on McIntyre at The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules when he chose to challenge for the WWE Title in a match where Extreme Rules applied only to Ziggler. Despite Ziggler’s clear advantage, McIntyre overcame the odds and retained his title.

When McIntyre attempted to turn his attention toward SummerSlam and finding a worthy opponent, Ziggler crashed the scene and demanded another match. McIntyre initially refused, but when Ziggler offered him the chance to pick the stipulation, the WWE Champion accepted. McIntyre declared that he’s going to make Ziggler sweat, much in the same way The Showoff did ahead of The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules, and reveal the stipulation only just before the bell rings.

What stipulation will McIntyre choose? Find out this Monday on Raw at 8/7 C on USA!”

This change was possibly made due to the fact that Randy Orton is going to announce his next target in the opening segment of this week’s RAW.

Orton’s next target is expected to be Drew McIntyre, which would make it very predictable (it was already a no-brainer) that McIntyre will defeat Ziggler again and remain WWE Champion for his feud with Orton.

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