During his recent interview on the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, AEW superstar Jon Moxley reveals that there was a massive change to the ending Summerslam last August.
Moxley states that the original plan was for the Shield to reunite and ruin Braun Strowman’s Money in the Bank cash-in attempt, a plan that was scrapped due to Brock Lesnar, who pitched that instead he attack Braun, which was the ending Vince McMahon went with.
The Shield ended up appearing the following night on Raw to much fan fare, but Moxley indicates that WWE creative had worked hard on the original ending.
SummerSlam, the end of the show was supposed to be when the Shield returns. We were worried about it not being as impactful the next night. It still worked just as good. The end of SummerSlam was Roman vs. Brock, Braun comes out, looks like a doofus because he can’t figure out how to cash in. How it ever went was Brock’s idea. At 6 p.m. before the show, everything was supposed to happen, the Shield coming out, this awesome stuff that the writers have been working on tirelessly to have this perfect ending to SummerSlam that was good. Brock comes in at 6 p.m. and changes everything. Vince is like, we are going to go with Brock’s idea. It made everyone else look stupid but Brock. And the writers are just sitting there watching it in the room and they’re like ‘Come on, we had it, we had this great ending.’ Everyone is suffering, again not my problem, anymore.
For part one of Jon Moxley’s full interview with Wade Keller, click here.