Given Lars Sullivan’s designation as a dominant monster heel, one would think that placing him in a three-on-one handicap match against a trio of junior heavyweights like Lucha House Party would be simple to book – steamrolling all three in a “no sweat” squash.
Instead, WWE ran a non-sensical DQ victory for Sullivan at Super ShowDown, with Sullivan laying out all three babyfaces in the post-match anyway.
According to Dave Meltzer on Sunday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, the original plan was what most would have expected, for Sullivan to squash all three men in order to further build him up as a monster.
However, the finish was changed to a disqualification, possibly because they intend to re-run the match at a later date, either on an episode of Raw, or at Stomping Grounds on June 23. With Super ShowDown being “non-canon” in a sense due to the controversy of the events, WWE may prefer to run the “establishment” victory at a less-controversial show.
Of course, that begs the question of why Sullivan couldn’t just squash them twice, or why WWE didn’t just leave the match off of Super ShowDown altogether.