Backstage News on Last Night’s Raw Being Re-Written Multiple Times

— According to a report at, the original plan for last night’s Cruiserweight title match was for Neville to be challenging Enzo, however, late in the afternoon, a decision was made to go with Kalisto instead as the challenger.

— Not only did WWE write themselves “into a corner” with the stipulation that prevented Neville from getting a title shot (due to physically assaulting Enzo a couple of weeks ago) but yesterday was the birthday of the late Eddie Guerrero, which allowed them the opportunity to have Kalisto do the promo talking about Eddie and to tie his victory in with Eddie’s legacy.

— Enzo and Kalisto were already scheduled to face each other at the TLC PPV later this month. That match should still go on as planned but instead Kalisto will go in as the champion and Enzo the challenger.

— Last night’s Raw was re-written multiple times, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. The women’s situation was one that was fluid throughout the afternoon, they went from an originally planned six-person tag match where the person who would get the pin would be the one to face Asuka, before changing it to a triple threat match before finally settling on a fatal five-way elimination match.

— The confusion seemed to spill over to the announcers too as one point, Michael Cole thought Bayley was the winner after pinning/eliminating Dana Brooke but quickly realized that the match was to continue until there was only one woman left. The belief is that while the wrestlers, the referee and officials in the back knew, the announcers may not have been told of the change in plans.

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