We now know why WWE made some changes to their plans for a match at No Mercy.
If you recall, a few weeks ago on Raw, Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks to win back the Raw Women’s Title. Shortly after that match was made official, the sports entertainment company decided to make some changes to the key championship match.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Emma and Nia Jax teamed up to defeat the team of Bliss and Banks. As a stipulation that was put in place by Raw GM Kurt Angle, with Jax and Emma winning the match, they will be added to the Raw Women’s Title match at No Mercy. Bliss will now defend the title against Banks, Emma, and Jax in a Fatal 4-Way match at the event.
Dave Meltzer speculated on Wrestling Observer Radio as to why WWE changed plans for the match. He thinks that Emma was placed in the match to take the loss, which is a smart idea by the WWE creative team. Although it’s unknown as of this writing if WWE plans on changing the title at No Mercy but looking at the way championships have been changing hands like a hot potato as of late, fans shouldn’t be surprised.
Melzer noted that WWE doesn’t want Bliss, Jax, or Banks taking the loss in the match. Thus, Emma will probably take the fall. If the match ends with Emma having her shoulders pinned to the mat, then it sets up a number of matches going forward.
The No Mercy pay-per-view event takes place in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center on Sunday, September 24th and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. This will be an exclusive RAW brand event. Here is the updated card:
--- Universal Title Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Braun Strowman
--- Singles Match: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
--- Raw Women’s Title Fatal 4-Way Match: Alexa Bliss © vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax vs. Emma
--- Raw Tag Title Match: Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose © vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
--- Singles Match: Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor
--- Cruiserweight Title Match: Neville © vs. Enzo Amore
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