Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
WWE originally had plans for a Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin match at last Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view but with more a dozen other matches scheduled, they ended up getting dropped from the card.
Regarding Finn Balor's WWE
pay-per-view debut, it was always scheduled to happen at SummerSlam
but original plans had him facing Chris Jericho
as Roman Reigns
vs. Seth Rollins
was the planned title main event. Original plans also had RAW getting the main WWE Title and SmackDown getting what is now the Universal Title, won by AJ Styles.
Reigns' WWE Wellness Policy violation changed those creative plans and WWE made the decision to put another babyface in the top RAW slot, pushing Reigns down the card as punishment.
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