WWE Extreme Rules 2012 Results: Late Changes for Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes Match
That's right, folks, the WWE has done it again.
Apparently, the late change to the Extreme Rules match between The Big Show and Cody Rhodes was not due to a web leak or speculation, but a minor merchandising issue.
As I reported on Sunday night, the official WWE Extreme Rules T-shirt listed the Intercontinental match as "Cody's Choice: Tables Match." As we all know, Cody had very little to do with the choice in match, as his fate was left to a roulette wheel.
In the end, we still got our tables match, but according to WrestlingInc.com, the way it was supposed to happen may have been different:
If you don't believe plans change within WWE on a regular basis, the t-shirt being sold for Extreme Rules last night in Chicago listed the Intercontinental Title Match between Cody Rhodes and Big Show as "Cody's Choice: Tables Match."
This indicates that before the shirts were printed, the plan was for Cody to pick the stipulation of a Tables Match. Sometime between then and Friday's SmackDown, WWE officials came up with the idea of the Roulette Wheel that we saw on the pre-show.
To me, the roulette wheel was the better option, as it left more to the imagination. Ultimately, the WWE should have listed the match as a tables match on its T-shirt and left it at that. This would have allowed it some time to come up with a final decision on how it wanted to announce the stipulation.
In the end, I guess it really doesn't make a difference, as the WWE gave the fans a solid match and a T-shirt with a minor mistake on it.
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