Triple H has addressed ‘banter’ about matches that were cut from SummerSlam, following recent fan outrage surrounding the Becky Lynch vs Trish Stratus bout.
While previous reports indicated that WWE had been building a Lynch vs Stratus match for the August 5 premium live event, the bout was ultimately announced for the August 14 edition of Raw.
WWE reportedly pulled this match, along with a planned Rhea Ripley vs Raquel Rodriguez bout, from SummerSlam due to time constraints, as the matches would’ve been severely limited on time if they were announced to the card.
During the post-SummerSlam press conference, Triple H argued that these matches weren’t cut as they hadn’t officially been announced for the show.
Addressing criticisms, Triple H said:
“There is always going to be criticism of everything we do. My only thing is, one, have patience, two, there is always another thing around the corner.
“There was a lot banter this week about matches being cut, which is the word that was used. Nothing was cut. There was no card announced.
“If we don’t have more things in the pocket ready to go for a PLE than can fit in the PLE, I’ve done a terrible job. There is always an injury waiting around the corner.
“There is always a moment that changes everything. When one creative thing changes, it changes the trajectory of everything. If you don’t have more stuff than you need ready to go, you failed.
“Then you get to the unfortunate place where, I have too much stuff. The show was plenty long tonight. If it had been longer, it would have been bad.
“There comes a time where you say, ‘does everything get shorter time? Does everything get rushed and hurried, or do we move things around, shift it, and give it a bigger spotlight?’
“As a performer, for me, I’d rather have a bigger spotlight. That’s how I look at it.”
Zoey Stark recently defended Triple H’s decision to have Lynch vs Stratus take place on Raw, which you can read more about right here.
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