“Creative Adjustments” Led To WWE SummerSlam Match Being Cancelled

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A new report states that Riddle’s supposed brachial plexus injury is simply a means of prolonging his match with Seth Rollins.

Per Kayla Braxton on WWE’s The Bump, ‘The Original Bro’ suffered a “brachial plexus injury” from an attack by Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins on Monday’s Raw. Although this was given as the reason for Riddle and Rollins’ SummerSlam match being canned, things aren’t quite as they seem.

It’s now come out – courtesy of Fightful Select – that Riddle isn’t actually injured and that this is instead all part of the story. There are still plans to hold the match, with Clash At The Castle being given as a likely date. That occurs on 3 September from Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Those involved were allegedly told of the change to the SummerSlam card on Monday, which is perhaps why ‘The Visionary’ ambushed Riddle in such a way to create a believable injury. “Creative adjustments” was cited as the reason for the change.

Seth Rollins is still scheduled to travel to Nashville for SummerSlam weekend, though it’s not been confirmed if he’ll still be wrestling on the 30 July card.

Interestingly, Riddle vs. Seth Rollins is still listed on WWE.com’s official match card for SummerSlam, though an “access denied” page loads up when clicking on the match details. The match had first been announced for the 35th annual ‘Biggest Party of the Summer’ following Money in the Bank.

Last year’s SummerSlam saw mixed results for the duo; while Seth Rollins failed to defeat Edge in their first of a trilogy of outstanding matches, Riddle won the Raw Tag Team Championships alongside Randy Orton, dethroning AJ Styles and Omos.