Backstage News On Seth Rollins And Riddle Match Being Cancelled

The WWE SummerSlam card took a hit this afternoon after WWE announced that the singles match between Seth Rollins and Riddle had been postponed due to Riddle suffering a stinger this past Monday on "WWE Raw." But as new information has started to trickle out regarding the postponement of the match, not all is as it seems.


According to Fightful Select, Riddle's injury is in fact not a real injury, but a kayfabe one, written to explain why the match will not be taking place this weekend. Sources told Fightful that there are still plans to do the match down the line, and that the change was made due to "creative adjustments."

Fightful would go on to reveal that Rollins and Riddle were informed of the change Monday before "Raw,"which saw Rollins attack Riddle at the close of the show. As of now, the tentative plan is for the two to wrestle at WWE's next Premium Live Event, Clash At The Castle, in September, but those plans aren't final due to the changes that have occurred in WWE over the past week, with Paul Levesque, fka, Triple H, taking over as new head of creative and EVP of Talent Relations.


Despite this, fans can still expect to see Rollins this weekend, as Fightful noted the former WWE Champion is expected to travel to Nashville for SummerSlam weekend and is still booked for certain media obligations before the event. Fightful had no information regarding whether Riddle would also be traveling to Nashville or would remain home to sell the injury.

Even with Rollins vs. Riddle now off the card, SummerSlam will still feature eight matches, headlined by Roman Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing match. As always, the Premium Live Event will air on the Peacock streaming service.