According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, plans for the main event of the recent WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view changed quite drastically.
In the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer noted that the original plans for the Hell in a Cell main event were to have seen Roman Reigns defend the WWE Universal Championship against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and another unnamed individual in a Fatal 4-Way Hell in a Cell Match.
As per the journalist, that was the reason WWE had teased a Reigns and ‘Fiend’ coming together prior to the event and why Roman was inserted into the Wyatt/Strowman storyline at SummerSlam instead of just targeting Braun.
Though unknown why WWE changed this, presumably to protect ‘The Fiend’ from another loss on pay-per-view, it was stated that Roman and cousin Jey Uso were only ever meant to meet the once at WWE Clash of Champions.
Instead of the planned Fatal 4-Way, the main event of WWE Hell in a Cell saw Randy Orton trump Drew McIntyre to capture the WWE Championship after a dramatic fall from the side of the structure and a definitive RKO.
Last Friday, Meltzer noted that the reason for Orton’s victory was so that WWE can being to build towards the final match with Edge at WrestleMania 37 on March 28, 2021, which was originally slated to be fought under ‘I Quit’ rules.