What a shock we were in for on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. As we saw earlier that day, Big E spoke up on Twitter and said he was cashing in the Money In The Bank briefcase. Big E did just that and then beat Bobby Lashley for his title. This wasn’t always in the plans though as this was supposed to happen even sooner. WWE Star Joining Adam Cole In AEW?
Bobby Lashley was actually supposed to lose the WWE title to Big E originally on the August 30th Raw. That episode was originally planned to be a draft show. Instead, that idea was scraped and the new official WWE draft date is in early October. There’s no real word on why plans were changed around, but it’s WWE and this is very normal for creative and even Vince McMahon to switch things around.
This happenstance was set in stone even more-so as Andrew Zarian stated on Twitter: “This was supposed to happen during the original draft date for raw. Glad to see they stuck with the plan.”
Big E has been a fan favorite for a long while now, and Billi Bhatti had previously reported that Big E would win the briefcase and later become the champion. It was just a matter of time.
This was supposed to happen during the original draft date for raw.
Glad to see they stuck with the plan. #wweraw
— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) September 14, 2021