A new report provides insight into the heated atmosphere backstage following the main event of WWE Raw.
The main event of the July 10th Monday Night Raw saw Seth Rollins team with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens to take on The Judgment Day’s Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and Dominik Mysterio.
The Judgment Day picked up the win but it seems nobody was very happy with how the match played out. PWInsider has reported that an argument took place in the Gorilla position immediately after Raw between all six men involved in the match.
Issues were said to revolve around problems with the match with some spots not going as planned and ending up “clunky.” Two sources are said to have blamed things on the fact that there were changes made “at the last literal second” and a source laid the blame squarely on one talent they did not want to name as to “not make the internet go insane.”
The argument was said to have eventually fizzled out and it was noted that there was no danger of things getting physical between those involved.
Fightful Select has followed up on the report noting that Kevin Owens actually left very quickly after the show as he had a prior engagement and the situation as a whole was downplayed with suggestions it was more a conversation over a difference of opinion.
Now, Dave Meltzer has shed more light on the situation, noting that other than a botched slingblade spot between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, any problems were minor and something that would bother talent more than any fans at home watching. Metlzer wrote in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
“Really, after watching the match, any problems in the match were minor aside from the sling blade spot and about 20 seconds or so after where the two were kind of off kilter. Rollins and Zayn can be perfectionists in the ring so it probably bothered them more than fans actually noticing anything was wrong. Some of it was miscommunication due to late changes in the match. An argument took place and then was over.
“Those involved didn’t want to comment on it but it was confirmed that it happened. It was noted that those in that match place a very high premium on the quality of their matches so they are more likely to be frustrated when things don’t go as planned. Some tried to downplay the original report to me but others noted it went down exactly as Johnson’s report said, that it was words exchanged but nothing bad, but it was not overblown in reporting at all or making a story where none existed.”