WWE Raw XXX: Here's Why the Becky Lynch vs. Bayley Steel Cage Match Got Scrapped

Becky Lynch and Bayley were supposed to have a Steel Cage Match on tonight's Monday Night Raw as the latest chapter in "The Man's" rivalry with Damage CTRL. However, Lynch wound up getting attacked by Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky before the bell rang and wound up on the receiving end of a 3-on-1 beatdown while locked inside the cage before the match could officially start. The bout was eventually thrown out by Adam Pearce as Lynch was clearly unable to compete, leaving many fans wondering why a Steel Cage bout was even teased to begin with. 

According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select, there's a reason behind that. The match was reportedly supposed to get two segments worth of time for entrances and the match itself, but when the "Tribal Court" segment with The Bloodline and Sami Zayn wound up going long the match had to be trimmed down significantly. The only options the showrunners had was to either make it a two-minute match or change it to a storyline angle. Obviously, they chose the latter. 

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