Real Reason Vince McMahon Booked Triple Threat Main Event on WWE Raw Revealed

Published 09/24/2021, 2:03 AM EDT
Vince McMahon being honored at the 2,357th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony held on Hollywood Blvd on March 14, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)


Vince McMahon changed the WWE Raw: September 20th, 2021 last minute to include the triple threat match between Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, and Big E. Initially, the triple threat match wasn’t a part of the card.

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Prior to WWE Raw, the company had done the triple threat match between Reigns, E, and Lashley in house shows. McMahon heard about how well the match was doing in house shows. And, he wanted to move it up to WWE Raw main event.

The idea was that the six-man tag team match would be the pathway to the triple threat match. However, it was decided later, and therefore, the match wasn’t advertised prior to the show.

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Dave Meltzer said, “Vince got the word that the matches were very good. So, at noon the day of the show on Monday, Vince did an about face and moved the six man tag to basically set up this match as the main event. Figuring this would be the strongest ratings possible. That’s why it wasn’t advertised. And, that’s why it was a last minute thing.” H/t RingSide News

Vince McMahon could have wanted to boost WWE Raw ratings

It’s unclear if McMahon’s only reason was to put the triple threat match on Raw because it was doing well on house shows.

According to other reports, Dynamite was surpassing Raw in terms of ratings. Hence, The Big Man made immediate changes to the Raw plans.

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WWE Owner Vincent Kennedy McMahon (c) flanked by superstars The Undertaker (l) and Brock Lesnar (r) (Photo by Simon Galloway – PA Images via Getty Images)
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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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