WWE had initially planned on giving Dolph Ziggler a lengthy reign as NXT Champion before plans later changed.
Ziggler won the title from Bron Breakker at NXT Roadblock earlier this year but lost the gold on this week’s episode of Raw.
On today’s Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez said people close to NXT told him that Ziggler would be champion for “a while”.
“[On Saturday afternoon] I heard from someone who is close to folks in NXT and they know a lot about what’s going on there. They said, ‘you know, it looks like Ziggler is going to be champion for a while. This was Saturday. So then Monday at about 11:30 or so, I heard actually from several people that we’re gonna have an NXT title change on the show tonight. One person said ‘NXT title change tonight’ and the other person specified that it was gonna be Bron Breakker beating Dolph Ziggler to win the title back on Raw.”
Alverez speculated that WWE had planned on moving Breakker to the main roster but changed their mind before Raw where the title change happened.