A big change has seemingly been made to a match set for this coming Monday’s episode of WWE Raw on the USA Network according to WWE.com.
It was originally announced this past Monday that on the July 27 episode Drew McIntyre would be defending the WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler in a rematch from the Horror Show at Extreme Rules, but this time McIntyre would be choosing the stipulation.
However, as per WWE’s website, it’s now a non-title match. The official preview reads:
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre agreed to face Dolph Ziggler in a non-title rematch, but this time, he gets to choose the stipulation.
The Showoff thought he had the upper hand on McIntyre at The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules when he chose to challenge for the WWE Title in a match where Extreme Rules applied only to Ziggler. Despite Ziggler’s clear advantage, McIntyre overcame the odds and retained his title.
When McIntyre attempted to turn his attention toward SummerSlam and finding a worthy opponent, Ziggler crashed the scene and demanded another match. McIntyre initially refused, but when Ziggler offered him the chance to pick the stipulation, the WWE Champion accepted. McIntyre declared that he’s going to make Ziggler sweat, much in the same way The Showoff did ahead of The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules, and reveal the stipulation only just before the bell rings.
There will still be a title match tomorrow, as Asuka and Sasha Banks battle over the Raw Women’s Championship in another Extreme Rules rematch. There’s also a three-way tag match with the Viking Raiders vs Angel Garza & Andrade vs Cedric Alexander & Ricochet to determine who will challenge the Street Profits for the Raw Tag Team Championship at SummerSlam.
As always, WrestleTalk.com will have live coverage tomorrow night for Raw.