The match between Trish Stratus and Becky Lynch was scrapped off SummerSlam due to time constraints. Sean Sapp of Fightful noted that WWE initially said that “something physical related” caused Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus’ SummerSlam match to be moved. Upon further checking, it seems that this not the case at all.
WWE has a lot of things going on, and many aspects of the show must be considered. In the end, it turns out that Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus’ SummerSlam match wasn’t moved due to an injury-related reason, but it was more of a logistical issue.
“On the post-WWE Raw show, we’d noted that sources within WWE claimed there was a “good reason” that the Trish Stratus vs. Becky Lynch match was delayed until mid-August as opposed to happening at Summerslam. At the time, the indication given that it was something physical related, which we were looking to confirm. However, we confirmed the opposite – both women are healthy and were available for Summerslam.”
The report went on to say that, “WWE has been adamant about limiting the number of matches and the runtimes for PLE shows, which caused some matches that were being built for the show to be moved elsewhere.”
That being said, WWE had other options for Becky Lynch vs Trish Stratus, but they landed on Winnipeg.
“Those we spoke to said that on Summerslam, the match would have been severely limited by time, and the decision was made to put it on a future Raw instead. Consideration was also given to moving it back to WWE Payback.”
It was also reported that “neither woman was thrilled with the adjustment, which came into focus in the days before their Raw match was set up.”
Meanwhile, regarding Brock Lesnar’s match against Cody Rhodes, previously there have been rumors and speculations about potential stipulations being added to the bout. It has come to light that the current plan is for it to remain a traditional one-on-one contest, according to a new report by Fightful Select.
There were discussions about a Dog Collar match being pitched for Lesnar vs. Rhodes but sources close to both sides have confirmed that no stipulations were seriously considered for the match. The decision to keep it a standard singles bout was based on the question of whether the match truly needed a stipulation, and both parties agreed that it did not.