The Women's Tag Titles changed hands on Raw this week, but the eight-person match wasn't supposed to take place until SummerSlam.
If you're planning on watching SummerSlam live this Sunday, then we hope you have a comfy place to sit. All signs point to this weekend's WWE PPV being a WrestleMania-length show. There are ten matches on the card, and chances are a few of those bouts will be given plenty of time. Plus, a couple will be relegated to what is going to be a two-hour kickoff show.
On the one hand, it feels as if WWE, or at least Vince McMahon, is blissfully unaware of the fact that these shows are too long. On the other hand, it sounds as if the original plan was for SummerSlam to be even longer than it already will be. A match that took place on Raw this week was originally intended to go down on the PPV.
We are, of course, talking about the four-way Women's Tag Title match that took place on Raw. In that match, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross managed to outlast three other teams to become the new champions. Former champions The Iiconics were eliminated first, which meant we knew early on that we were going to have a title change on our hands.
Wrestling Observer Radio is reporting that the reason the match was moved to Raw is so it could have more time. Had it taken place at SummerSlam, chances are the eight Superstars involved would have been a lot more rushed. Plus, if it had taken place later in the show, if other matches had overrun and time needed to be made up, this would almost have definitely been the match that suffered.
Now that the Women's Tag Title match has already happened, that means every single match on the SummerSlam card is one-on-one. We're not sure of the last time that was the case. In fact, we'd be surprised if any WWE PPV has ever been nothing but one-on-one matches. Plus, for those of you worrying about the length of the show, remember that there are Goldberg and Brock Lesnar matches on the card, so not every bout will be a marathon.