Triple H States “Nothing Was Cut” From WWE SummerSlam Card

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There might be some fans upset about certain wrestlers not being on the SummerSlam card, but Triple H said that nothing was actually cut from the show.

One of the matches that a lot of fans expected to see at SummerSlam was Becky Lynch facing Trish Stratus. Since Trish beat Becky by cheating at Night of Champions in May, Lynch has been clamoring for a match. Lynch even beat Trish’s friend Zoey Stark to earn a match against Stratus, yet WWE chose to go in another direction.

On last week’s Raw, it was announced that the Becky Lynch-Trish Stratus match will take place on the August 14th edition of Raw rather than at SummerSlam itself.

In his role as the WWE Chief Content Officer, Paul “Triple H” Levesque has been running the WWE creative team for over one year and many fans believe the product is better than ever. While there is some influence from Vince McMahon on the shows, it is mostly a Triple H product on screen.

At last night’s SummerSlam event in Detroit, WWE put on eight matches that took about 4 hours and 15 minutes on a very long show.

Triple H Said Nothing Was Cut From SummerSlam Card

During the SummerSlam press conference after the show, Triple H made the point that nothing was cut from the SummerSlam card because matches like Lynch-Stratus was never officially announced for the show, which is actual. It is just a case of fans thinking that the match was going to happen at SummerSlam.

“There is always going to be criticism of everything we do. My only thing is, one, have patience, two, there is always another thing around the corner. There was a lot banter this week about matches being cut, which is the word that was used. Nothing was cut. There was no card announced.”

“If we don’t have more things in the pocket ready to go for a PLE than can fit in the PLE, I’ve done a terrible job. There is always an injury waiting around the corner. There is always a moment that changes everything. When one creative thing changes, it changes the trajectory of everything. If you don’t have more stuff than you need ready to go, you failed.”

“Then you get to the unfortunate place where, I have too much stuff. The show was plenty long tonight. If it had been longer, it would have been bad. There comes a time where you say, ‘does everything get shorter time? Does everything get rushed and hurried, or do we move things around, shift it, and give it a bigger spotlight?’ As a performer, for me, I’d rather have a bigger spotlight. That’s how I look at it.”

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