Right now, there are eight matches on the Survivor Series card, and it includes a trio of singles bouts with championship gold on the line.
Brock Lesnar will defend his WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio, while Bray Wyatt will look to retain his Universal title over Daniel Bryan. And finally, Adam Cole is set to defend his NXT Championship against the winner of Pete Dunne, Damian Priest and Killian Dain.
Those three are competing in a triple threat match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on Saturday to determine who will get to face Cole for his title.
But instead of having the three singles matches on the card, Triple H explained in a conference call (via Connor Casey of ComicBook.com) that WWE thought about pitting the three champions together in a triple threat match.
This would have seen Lesnar, Wyatt and Cole square off in a triple threat match. However, Triple H explained that it was hard to move past Lesnar's feud with Rey Mysterio, which led to their decision of running the three championship matches instead.
"Those conversations, early in the process, took place," Triple H said. "There was a lot of debate around things, but I think when you finally got to it, the Lesnar-Rey Mysterio story was so strong, how do you step away from that to go to something else? It almost feels like that one needs to take place now. And then once you did that it started to change the dynamic."
WWE has three triple threat all-champion matches on the card anyway:Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler, The Viking Raiders vs. The Undisputed Era vs. The New Day, and AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. As such, a fourth triple threat match featuring champions wasn't exactly necessary.
WWE Made The Right Call
With a trio of champion vs. champion vs. champion matches, WWE didn't need to add a fourth between Lesnar-Wyatt-Cole. The three singles championship matches will do just fine here. It's essentially triple the fun for WWE fans here, and WWE can always run the three-way champions down the road. As Triple H pointed out, this was a prime chance to continue the Lesnar-Mysterio feud, so why not do it now?