Drew McIntyre Vs. Dolph Ziggler On WWE Raw Now A Non-Title Match

The WWE Championship was originally on the line...

On last week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Dolph Ziggler begged Drew McIntyre for a rematch following their mystery stipulation bout at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules. The Scottish Psychopath told Ziggler to bugger off, but The Showoff got McIntyre's attention after he said the champion could pick the stipulation. Drew couldn't resist putting his former friend through hell and accepted the former World Heavyweight Champion's challenge. He then confirmed he will reveal the stipulation moments before their rematch begins.

WWE initially advertised the bout as a WWE Championship match and continued to do so in the days that followed, but the company seemingly changed their minds over the weekend as the preview on WWE.com currently lists McIntyre vs. Ziggler as a non-title match.

The preview reads: "WWE Champion Drew McIntyre agreed to face Dolph Ziggler in a non-title rematch, but this time, he gets to choose the stipulation.

"The Showoff thought he had the upper hand on McIntyre at The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules when he chose to challenge for the WWE Title in a match where Extreme Rules applied only to Ziggler. Despite Ziggler’s clear advantage, McIntyre overcame the odds and retained his title.

"When McIntyre attempted to turn his attention toward SummerSlam and finding a worthy opponent, Ziggler crashed the scene and demanded another match. McIntyre initially refused, but when Ziggler offered him the chance to pick the stipulation, the WWE Champion accepted. McIntyre declared that he’s going to make Ziggler sweat, much in the same way The Showoff did ahead of The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules, and reveal the stipulation only just before the bell rings.

"What stipulation will McIntyre choose? Find out this Monday on Raw at 8/7 C on USA!"

Why WWE decided to change the match is currently unknown, but McIntyre's feud with Randy Orton is expected to begin in the coming weeks and could start as early as tonight. 

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