Reason why the WWE scheduled a cage match on RAW

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Last night saw the final episode of RAW before this Sunday's Clash of Champions Pay-Per-View and it ended with a fairly memorable main event.

The show opened with RAW General Manager Mick Foley trying to assert his authority after last week's episode got away from him.

A strange choice

In his infinite wisdom, he called for a rematch from last week and pitted Roman Reigns against the Universal Champion Kevin Owens.


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It got very curious however when Foley announced that the match would take place inside of a steel cage.

It was a call that resulted in anger from the champion and even Stephanie McMahon seemed unhappy with Foley backstage after the opening segment.

While it was explained on RAW that the added stipulation was put in to avoid outside interference, the real reason is actually nothing to do with the superstars themselves.

It was all about ratings; in recent weeks the RAW ratings have dipped in the final hour of the show so clearly they felt that a cage match would change that.

With the return of the NFL to Monday nights, there is now clear opposition to RAW and with the final hour of the show often losing viewers, it makes sense to have big main events.

This weeks effort of Reigns vs Owens was a good start and it will be interesting to see what happens at Clash of Champions when they once again go head to head with America's game.

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