Just yesterday we were wondering why a meeting of the magnitude of John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura , cataloged as a dream fight by a large portion of the fans, ended up taking place in a current episode of SmackDown and not in a high level PPV. Our companion Self High Five found the answer in the fact that the 16-reigns will be moved to Raw at the end of SummerSlam and probably that is one of the main reasons, but the question then would be, why did not it take place in the Biggest summer event, in such a case?
Wrestling News World was full of why its premium section , not only providing information but also revealing that other events involving third parties had an influence on the decision. To be more precise, said report says that, in fact, a meeting between both gladiators was what managers had in mind at the beginning but unfortunately ended up being ruled out due to certain changes in the original cartel.
“WWE took The Great Khali to Battleground not only to make a surprise appearance but also to use it in a pair-match at SummerSlam. So, it was not supposed to be something of a night and ready. Khali, however, did not receive doctors’ approval to return to action – even for a team fight – which was originally to be Randy Orton and a teammate versus Jinder Mahal and him. “
Now, how does this relate to Cena’s delay? Nakamura? This was explained by journalist Zack Krasney in the report:
“Originally, Cena Vs. Nakamura was going to be a match to determine the main contender for the WWE title and it was to happen at SummerSlam, but instead was moved to SmackDown since the pair-fight had to be dropped. “
Finally, Nakamura defeated Cena to face Mahal for the WWE Championship while everything points to the leader of the Cenation will face Baron Corbin in the important event.
If you ask me, I would be hard pressed to believe an edition of the great summer event without the maximum award in play, but what do you think? Would they have liked Mahal and Khali Vs. Orton and a partner in SummerSlam as expressed by the current WWE Champion ? Would they have preferred Cena vs. Nakamura took place there too? Leave your opinions in the comment box.