What Changes Were Made To The "Heavily Re-Written" August 24 WWE Raw

The August 24 WWE Raw underwent changes, as is tradition.

The word that emerged before the show was that the show would undergo major shifts. Fightful learned shortly thereafter that it was primarily Raw Underground that got the changes. As it turns out, most of the scrapped angles ended up running the next week.

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Fightful Select's report:

As mentioned last week, several Raw Underground segments were scrapped before they ever made air. The matchups ended up airing on last week's Raw, but with some changes.

Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir both had showcase matches on Raw Underground last week that were received really well by those in attendance. However, neither ended up on the broadcast as the focus was shifted to Bobby Lashley. This week, the matches were re-filmed and adjusted for time, as WWE wanted to incorporate the split of the IIconics and the attack on Billie Kay into the story.

Titus O'Neil vs. Riddick Moss was another match that was slated for two weeks ago and aired last week.

There is a lost match, so to speak. Dolph Ziggler vs. Ivar was filmed for two weeks ago, to the point WWE actually mentioned it on the air. However, the match was never broadcast, and featured Angel Garza showing up at the end leading to a breakdown in the match.

Fightful also asked on the status of Dabba Kato and several others that were a part of Raw Underground, and just were told they're not quite "official" call-ups yet.

This story first ran on the Fightful Select service, which you can subscribe to at this link. It also ran in the Fightful Wrestling Weekly, which releases each Tuesday.

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