World Wrestling Entertainment Substitutions
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This is a list of substitutions that the WWF has made on their main events,
and the reasons they have given for them.
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Survivor Series 1987- The WWF claims that Superstar Billy Graham was
originally put on Hulk Hogan's Survivor team, but since he was attacked by
Butch Reed and the One Man Gang he was replaced by Don Muraco. I personally
don't believe a word of this since Graham was scheduled for hip surgery.
Summerslam 1988- The Ultimate Warrior replaced Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake
in the Intercontinental title match against The Honky Tonk Man. Beefcake had
been severely gouged by Outlaw Ron Bass' boot spurs.
Survivor Series 1988-
Scott Casey replaced B.Brian Blair who had replaced JYD. This would make
sense since JYD had unfinished business with Ravishing Rick Rude due to Jake
Roberts' interference at Summerslam. JYD then left, and was replaced by
Blair. Blair then left since the Killer Bees were broken up, and he and
Brunzell would have been reduced to jobber status (due to the overload of
tag teams at this time).
From David Taub (email@example.com):
>[...] Both Muraco, JYD and Blair left the WWF (Muraco went to
>Calgary, JYD to Crockett, Blair ???) I think actually Brunzell replaced
Jim Brunzell replacing Don Muraco (on the Warrior/Beefcake team). This is
most likely true. I don't think that the WWF would have originally stuck in
a wrestler who had only recently become a jobber (due to the Killer Bees
break up mentioned above). Muraco did leave the WWF around this time, so
it's very likely that he was on the Warrior/Beefcake team.
Survivor Series 1989- Bobby "The Brain" Heenan replaced Tully Blanchard on
Andre's team (Tully was fired from the WWF earlier in the day. This was a
last minute change). The Earthquake replaced The Widow Maker (Barry Windham)
on Randy Savage's team. Bad News Brown replaced Akeem on The Big Boss Man's
Royal Rumble 1990- The Red Rooster replaced The Widow Maker (left the WWF) in
the Royal Rumble (The Widow Maker was originally scheduled, but was never
Summerslam 1990- The Warlord replaced Rick "The Model" Martel in the match
against Tito Santana. The Big Boss Man replaced Tugboat as Hulk Hogan's
cornerman. The Texas Tornado Kerry Von Erich replaced Brutus "The Barber"
Beefcake in the Intercontinental title match against Mr. Perfect (Beefcake's
face got destroyed in a parasailing accident).
Survivor Series 1990- Haku replaced Ravishing Rick Rude (suspended by
President Jack Tunney) on Earthquake's team. Boris Zhukov replaced Akeem
(left the WWF) on Sgt. Slaughter's team.
Royal Rumble 1991- Tito Santana replaced The Honky Tonk Man (left the WWF) in
Brian Knobbs replaced Honky Tonk Man. Santana was already scheduled.
Survivor Series 1991- Sgt. Slaughter replaced Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
(injured by Ric Flair's figure-four leglock during a match, and then
attacked by the Beverly Brothers) on Hacksaw Jim Duggan's team. El Matador
Tito Santana replaced Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat (left the WWF) on Hacksaw
Jim Duggan's team. Hercules replaced Big Bully Busick (left the WWF) on
Skinner's team. The Six man tag team match was originally supposed to have:
Sid Justice, The Big Boss Man, and The Legion of Doom vs. Jake "The Snake"
Roberts, Irwin R. Schyster, and The Natural Disasters. This match was
changed to The Big Boss Man and The Legion of Doom vs. Irwin R. Schyster and
The Natural Disasters since Sid was injured, and Jake "The Snake" Roberts
was scheduled to wrestle Macho Man Randy Savage at Tuesday in Texas instead.
At the 1991 Survivor Series during the match with Hacksaw Jim Duggan's
team against The Berzerker's team (It was not Skinner's team because
Berzerker was picked as the team caption not Skinner), Skinner replaced
The Barbarian I believe due to an injury.
Neither the Berzerker nor Skinner was the captain of the team, though they
were both on it. The captain was Col. Mustafa (Iron Sheik). I don't believe
the Barbarian was ever supposed to be on the team.
They initially wanted Macho Man Randy Savage to replace Sid Justice, but
that didn't happen because Jack Tunney wouldn't let him do it, even though
he was now reinstated. So, to be fair, Jake the Snake was pulled from the
Survivor Series as well.
Royal Rumble 1992- Haku and Nikolai Volkoff replaced Marty Jannetty (a cut up
face after being thrown through a window by Shawn Michaels) and Nasty Boy
Brian Knobbs (a separated shoulder). Roddy Piper replaced Bret Hart in the
Intercontinental title match against The Mountie. Bret's temperature was 104
degrees, and he was too sick to wrestle.
I believe Jannetty was actually fired and Brian Knobs was stabbed four times
after getting into a fight with three fans as he, Jerry Sags & IRS were
driving to their motel after a card on January 5, 1992 in Peoria, Illinois.
The Wrestlemania 8 card was changed quite a bit. Hulk Hogan was supposed to
wrestle Ric Flair for the WWF title, but since Justice turned heel on Hogan,
and Hogan was going to leave the WWF anyway, this was changed to Randy
Savage vs. Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice. The Legion of Doom was
supposed to defend their tag team titles against the Natural Disasters, and
the New Foundation (Owen Hart + Jim Neidhart) was supposed to be part of the
eight man tag team match. Money Incorporated (DiBiase + Schyster) defeated
The Legion of Doom since Hawk had to recover from a back injury, so The
Legion of Doom was replaced by Money Incorporated. Jim Neidhart left the
WWF, so Owen Hart was put in a singles match against Skinner, and Hacksaw
Jim Duggan + Sgt. Slaughter replaced the New Foundation in the eight man tag
match. Davey Boy Smith was supposed to wrestle the Berzerker at this event,
but this match was dropped for whatever reason.
Summerslam 1992- The Money Inc./Legion of Doom match was supposed to be a tag
team title match (with the Legion of Doom winning the titles), but was
changed to a non-title match when the Natural Disasters won the tag team
title (since the Legion of Doom was leaving the WWF). Tito Santana replaced
Kerry Von Erich in the match against the Papa Shango.
As far as the Tito Santana/Papa Shango match, that was pretty much a dark
match, so I'll leave that one alone. However, a scheduled match was Tatanka
wrestling the Berzerker. It was supposed to be part of the telecast but
ended up being a dark match.
Survivor Series 1992- Mr. Perfect teamed with Randy Savage and replaced The
Ultimate Warrior against Razor Ramon + Ric Flair when The Warrior left the
WWF. The Nasty Boys replaced the Bushwackers in the eight man tag team
elimination match. Davey Boy Smith was supposed to defend the
Intercontinental title against The Mountie, but this match was dropped
completely when Shawn Michaels won the title on Saturday Night's Main Event
(since Davey Boy Smith was leaving the WWF).
According to the 1992 WWF Survivor Series program, Bret Hart and Shawn
Michaels were scheduled to do battle well before they won the world and IC
titles respectively. At the time this program was released, Flair and the
British Bulldog were still the WWF's singles champions (Flair had to deal
with the then-#1 contender the Ultimate Warrior, while Bulldog was scheduled
to defend against the Mountie at the PPV).
What I know for sure is this: [DG]
- Davey Boy Smith was scheduled to defend the IC Title against The Mountie.
- Bret Hart was scheduled to wrestle Shawn Michaels.
- When Bret won the WWF Title from Flair, the Hart/Michaels match became a
WWF Title match. Michaels then won the IC Title, which scrapped the
- As for Flair originally defending against The Ultimate Warrior, I have no
Ric Flair WAS NOT scheduled to defend the WWF World Title against the
Ultimate Warrior; it was a tag team match pitting Flair and Razor Ramon
against the Warrior and Macho Man Randy Savage.
Royal Rumble 1993- Nailz was originally supposed to be in the Rumble, but he
ended up being fired by the WWF. Whether it's true or not, I heard that he
was upset with Vince McMahon during a meeting at the Titan Towers, and
punched him in the face. Had he continued, he would have been in a feud with
The Undertaker. Nailz was scheduled to attack The Undertaker, and The
Undertaker would respond by saying that he was going to give Nailz the death
sentence (or something like that). Kamala was also scheduled to be in the
Royal Rumble. One other thing. This is going to sound bizarre, but
apparently it's true. There was a reason why Max Moon (Paul Diamond) and
Tatanka (Chris Chavis) were not in the Rumble at the same time. Why? Because
Chavis' wife had been having a real life affair with Diamond! I thought this
was ridiculous at first, but I've heard this from tons of people. A number
of wrestlers have also reported that Diamond and Chavis have had to be
separated and restrained in locker rooms. Isn't the wrestling world interesting?
There was a match scheduled between Max Moon & Terry Taylor, which was
later changed to Lance Cassidy (Steve Armstrong) vs. Taylor, but neither
match took place.
Crush and Hacksaw Jim Duggan were also supposed to be in the Royal Rumble
but Crush was attacked by Doink the Clown on TV with a fake arm he pulled
out of his sling and attacked Crush with it several times. Hacksaw Jim
Duggan was Banzi dropped by Yokozuna several times on TV.
Wrestlemania 9- A match between Bam Bam Bigelow and Kamala was supposed to
take place, but never did. Vince McMahon had to come up with the angle that
Money Incorporated paid some people off to injure Hulk Hogan before the tag
match at Wrestlemania (these comments were revealed for the first time at
Wrestlemania). The angle was actually a cover-up. Randy Savage had actually
punched Hogan in the face, the day before Wrestlemania. This wasn't revealed
since both Hogan and Savage were faces (good guys). McMahon also thought
that the mention of Hogan's black eye would add some intensity (in the eyes
of the fans) to the Wrestlemania match against Money Incorporated.
There was a match scheduled between The Nasty Boys and The Beverly Brothers
that didn't happen.
Summerslam 1993- Ludvig Borga replaced Rick "The Model" Martel in the match
against Marty Jannetty. The main event was originally scheduled as Bret Hart
vs. Hulk Hogan believe it or not. Since Hogan refused to job to Bret Hart,
McMahon told him to drop the title to Yokozuna at King of the Ring so that
the feud could develop between he and Yokozuna. When Hogan asked McMahon
(after losing the title) when he would win the title back, McMahon fired
him. Bret Hart was basically put on the back burner, and McMahon tried to
develop Lex Luger as a Hulk Hogan-type personality. Of course, we all know
that that didn't work.
Survivor Series 1993- The Undertaker replaced Tatanka on Luger's team. (I was
actually at the live event where Luger and The Steiners announced the
Undertaker as their new partner during an interview for WWF Superstars!).
Crush replaced Quebecer Pierre after Luger gave him a concussion (or
"Excedrin Headache Number 35!" as Gorilla Monsoon would call it). Shawn
Michaels replaced Jerry Lawler as the team captain for the knights. Jerry
Lawler was being charged with rape. The charges were eventually dropped and
Lawler returned to the WWF. By the way, in case you didn't figure it out,
the Black Knight was Jeff Gaylord, the Blue Knight was Greg "The Hammer"
Valentine, and the Red Knight was supposedly Barry Horowitz. I say
supposedly because I am still convinced that the Red Knight was Paul Diamond
(a.k.a. Max Moon; a.k.a. Orient Express' Kato). Macho Man Randy Savage
replaced Mr. Perfect. The WWF will never admit it, but Mr. Perfect is
apparently an alcoholic, and was too sick on the day of the event to wrestle.
I've heard a number of different names regarding the three Mystery Knights;
one of them being Steve "Brooklyn Brawler" Lombardi. Confusing...
Royal Rumble 1994- Bam Bam Bigelow replaced Ludvig Borga in the match against
Tatanka. Kwang the Ninja, Sparky Plugg, and Virgil replaced Ludvig Borga,
Kamala, and the 1-2-3 Kid in the Rumble. Some of the outcomes of matches
were changed. The Undertaker was originally supposed to win the casket match
and the WWF title. Soon after, he was scheduled to drop the title to Ludvig
Borga before Wrestlemania. This would've set up a match against Lex Luger at
Wrestlemania since Luger was scheduled to be the lone winner of the Royal
Rumble. The plan was to have Yokozuna take some time off to lose some weight
(his doctor was worried about his condition). The Undertaker badly needed
some time off due to his back problems (that's why the WWF gave him the
gimmick. The bodysuit that he wears actually covers up a back brace that he
wears when he wrestles). Luger would then have all of the spotlight, and be
turned into a new Hulk Hogan personality as the new WWF Champion (at
Wrestlemania). This is what happened: Mark Callaway's (The Undertaker) back
problems worsened dramatically, so he needed to be written out of the script
right away. Yokozuna didn't bother to listen to his doctor and decided to
stay with the WWF. In the meantime, Ludvig Borga absolutely destroyed his
ankle during a match (either against Rick Steiner or in a battle royal), and
the WWF had to let him go. Bret Hart was chosen to win the title since he
had been cheated out of a title shot when Hogan left the WWF. McMahon
figured that he could give Luger the title sometime down the road. Luger
eventually became extremely upset at not having the title and left the WWF
for WCW. (I think I got off on a tangent!)
Apparently, I made it sound as if Lex Luger left the WWF when McMahon
wouldn't give him the World title at Wrestlemania X. From what I
understand, McMahon told Luger that he would be the Champion in the near
future. Unfortunately for Luger, McMahon kept postponing the title reign
for Lex Luger in order to develop storylines, but still planned on giving
the title to Luger at some point. This postponement lasted for over a
year and a half. Luger simply got sick of waiting, and left the WWF for
WCW in September of 1995.
Wrestlemania 10- You have it listed as April 20, 1994. It was actually March
20, 1994. (This has been corrected.)
The 10 Man Tag team match never took place due to time
constraints. It was held the next night on Monday Night RAW. The match was:
The 1-2-3 Kid, Sparky Plugg, Tatanka, and The Smoking Gunns vs. Rick "The
Model" Martel, Jeff Jarrett, Irwin R. Schyster, and The Headshrinkers.
Martel/Jarrett/Schyster/Headshrinkers won the next night on RAW.
Summerslam 1994- The Bam Bam Bigelow/Irwin R. Schyster vs. The Headshrinkers
match was originally supposed to be a tag team title match, but the
Headshrinkers dropped the titles the night before to Shawn Michaels and
Diesel. Samu was planning on leaving the WWF soon, so McMahon didn't know if
he could continue having The Headshrinkers as tag team champions if he
couldn't find anybody for Fatu to team with. In the meantime, he had
Michaels/Diesel win the titles while he could figure out what to do. He
eventually signed Sionne as the new Headshrinker (formerly the Barbarian).
Also, McMahon was apparently so upset with the performance of Brian Lee (the
evil Undertaker) that he fired him (the match was pretty bad, but I don't
think that Lee should have been fired over it).
The real reason the Headshrinkers lost the tag titles to Shawn & Diesel
before Summerslam 1994 was because Samu didn't want to lose them to a
makeshift team like Bam Bam & IRS.
Survivor Series 1994- Bret Hart dropped the World Title to Bob Backlund
because he wanted to take a month off to spend time with his family.
Yokozuna jobbed to the Undertaker in the casket match so that he could
supposedly take time off to lose weight (he didn't appear to be that much
lighter when he returned at Wrestlemania though).
Royal Rumble 1996- Some of the other people that were asked to participate in
the Royal Rumble were The Ultimate Warrior, Dan Severn (an Ultimate Fighting
contender), Peter McNeeley (that dumb guy that Mike Tyson knocked out in the
first round of Tyson's return), Rick "The Model" Martel, and Sabu. Sabu
apparently had even set up his own elimination. Before withdrawing his name
from the Rumble, he had decided that he was going to eliminate an opponent,
slide under the bottom rope, and place the opponent on a table. He was
planning to sprint across the ring, do a moonsault over the top rope, and
smash the opponent through the table. Crazy? Yes, but if you have seen Sabu
wrestle, you'll know that this is nothing new.
Wrestlemania 12- Goldust was originally supposed to wrestle Razor Ramon in
the Hollywood Backlot Brawl, but Razor was upset with the entire Goldust
angle, felt badly misused by the World Wrestling Federation, and wouldn't
agree to do the brawl. He was replaced by Rowdy Roddy Piper.
Yokozuna was scheduled to face Vader in a one-on-one match.
This was announced the day after the
February In Your House and right after it was
announced, Vader rushed the ring and squashed several bottom card wrestlers.
A few weeks later, it was changed to a 6 man tag after Ahmed Johnson and
Jake Roberts came to Yoko's aid against Vader, Bulldog, and Owen.
In Your House 7- The Bulldog/Owen Hart vs. Jake The Snake/Ahmed match was
originally scheduled as The British Bulldog vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
Why they changed this, I have no idea. Vince McMahon was apparently very
upset with Diesel for jackknifing Shawn Michaels through the announcer's table.
In Your House 8 + King of The Ring 1996- Apparently, the entire angle
regarding Shawn Michaels having an affair with Diana Smith (Davey Boy
Smith's wife) was actually Diana's idea. She had to lose some weight and
lighten her hair in order for the angle to work.
In Your House 9- Sid replaced The Ultimate Warrior on Shawn and Ahmed's
team. The Warrior's father had died, which was why he didn't appear at a
number of live shows. McMahon hadn't been pleased with the Warrior's
performance for the money that he was paying him, so not showing up just led
McMahon to fire him.
Henry Godwinn replaced Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the match against
Summerslam 1996- Zip (Tom Prichard) wrestled for the Bodydonnas even though
both of them were there. They were eliminated first since Skip (Chris
Candido) had a neck injury and was wearing a neckbrace. Ahmed Johnson
actually had a kidney problem (which had nothing to do with Faarooq Assad
attacking him), so that match against Faarooq was cancelled.
In Your House 10- The interference by The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, and Paul
E. Dangerously of ECW during the Vega/Bradshaw strap match was not likely a
one-time thing. I'm pretty sure that McMahon and Dangerously are actually
waiting for just the right time to create the angle.
In Your House 11- Sid beat Vader because Vader had an injured foot. Hunter
Hearst Helmsley replaced Savio Vega in the match against "Stone Cold" Steve
Austin. Goldust replaced Faarooq Assad in the match against "Wildman" Marc
Mero. Ahmed Johnson had hit Faarooq with a wooden board before the match, so
Faarooq couldn't wrestle.
Survivor Series 1996-
Jake "The Snake" Roberts replaced Mark Henry (he injured his leg and
could not compete).
Royal Rumble 1998-
The wrestler who did not enter the ring when the buzzer went
off was Skull of the DOA. Since everyone was gunning for Steve Austin, the Los
Boricuas attacked Skull in the dressing room, thinking he was Steve Austin
(since they both look the same from the back). The Quebecers were scratched
from the Royal Rumble at the last minute when the WWF decided to have Mick
Foley wrestle as Dude Love and Mankind, in addition to Cactus Jack.
From "Hacker" (@tnt0-080103.kc.sound.net) (guest book entry):
>Honky Tonk Man replaced HHH due to HHH being injured.
From "_" (@max01-06.cysource.com) (guest book entry):
>The Honkey Tonk Man replaced HHH due to HHH's Knee injury he got on December 28th.
In Your House XX: No Way out of Texas-
Savio Vega replaced Shawn Michaels, who was injured.
- Wrestlemania XIV-
Carrot Top was supposed to be a Wrestlemania celebrity,
but canceled for some reason or another. He was booked as the person who was
giving Sable mysterious gifts and likely would have been assaulted by Marc
Mero at this PPV.
In a substitution for Wrestlemania 14, The NewAge Outlaws vs. Cactus Jack and
Chainsaw Charlie match was supposed to be a Barbed Wire Match, but obviously
it would be too violent, so it was changed to a Dumpster Match.
- Summerslam 1998-
Mankind's partner in their tag team title defense against
the New Age Outlaws would have been Kane, but Kane joined the side of The
Undertaker 6 days earlier. Mankind went at it alone, lost, and was smashed by
a sledgehammer by Kane afterward.
- In Your House XXIV: Breakdown-
This wasn't so much a substitution as it was a cancellation. Triple
H, who had won the WWF I-C Title from the Rock at SummerSlam '98, was
supposed to defend it one-on-one against Mark Henry. That match was scrapped
entirely because of Triple H's knee injury and no mention was made of it for
some time until Helmsley was stripped of the title; he didn't forfeit it to
Henry or anything, the WWF just swept it under the rug for the time being.
- Survivor Series 1998-
Big Boss Man substituted for Hunter Hearst-Helmsley,
who was out with a knee injury. Boss Man lost to the Rock.
- Royal Rumble 2000-
There were many subs in the Royal Rumble match.
Thrasher, Kaientai, Mean Street Posse, Mideon, and Mark Henry were removed as
official competitors and replaced by Chris Jericho, Chyna, Acolytes, New Age
Outlaws, Hardcore Holly, and Bob Backlund.
- Wrestlemania XVI-
Mideon and Gangrel were both supposed to be in the
Hardcore Championship Battle Royal, but Gangrel was out with a shoulder
injury and Mideon had what I believe was a stomach problem.
- No Mercy 2000-
Eddy Guerrero was supposed to face Billy Gunn for the Intercontinental
Championship, but could not due to an injury. The match was changed to Gunn
& Chyna vs Val Venis & Steven Richards.
- Royal Rumble 2001-
D-Lo Brown & Chaz def Kaentai in a dark match. As a result either
D-Lo or Chaz would enter the Royal Rumble Match. Vince McMahon pulled
them from the Rumble and replaced them with Drew Carey. [MD]
- Wrestlemania XVII-
Corporal Kirchner was originally supposed to be in the Gimmick Battle
One Man Gang was supposed to compete as Akeem in the Gimmick Battle Royal,
but he had lost a lot of weight and could no longer fit into the Akeem
Gillberg never participated in the gimmick battle royal, although he was
- Backlash 2001-
Raven was supposed to face Eddy Guerrero for the European Title, but a
confusing stream of events occurred. Guerrero lost the belt to Matt Hardy
and Eddie entered a rematch with him. Since Edge and Christian were still
feuding with the Hardy Boyz, Christian was thrown in to make a 3 way
dance. Raven when then issued Rhyno as an opponent for the Hardcore Title
(Good move, that was match of the night) [J]
- Insurrextion 2001-
There were a lot of changes to the Insurrextion card. The original card
featured Kurt Angle vs Chris Jericho (changed to Angle vs Benoit),
William Regal vs Chris Benoit (changed to Regal vs Jericho), Grand Master
Sexay vs Rhyno (changed to Grand Master vs Eddy Guerrero), Big Show vs
Bradshaw (changed to Big Show vs Test), Test vs Eddy Guerrero (dropped
from the card), Perry Saturn vs Hardcore Holly (changed to six-man tag),
Dean Malenko vs Crash Holly vs Spike Duley (dropped from the card), and
Triple H vs Kane for the Intercontinental Championship (dropped for
storyline purposes). [MD]
- WWF Invasion-
Rhyno was supposed to face Mike Awesome for the hardcore title.
That was changed when both men joined ECW and Awesome lost the
hardcore title. WWF writers wanted Mick Foley to compete in the Inaugural
Brawl on team WCW/ECW but Foley didn't want to. [MD]
Kurt Angle was scheduled to defend the WCW U.S. title against William
Regal, but that was changed after Angle defected to WCW.
The Big Show and Tajiri were originally scheduled to challenge for the
WCW tag team titles but were replaced by The Hardy Boyz.
The Hardy Boyz were originally scheduled for a match against Lance Storm
and Chris Kanyon, but the match was dropped when Kanyon got injured.
Rhyno was supposed to challenge for the WCW title until he got injured.
Two other matches that were dropped from the card were Billy Gunn vs Hugh
Morrus, and Chuck Palumbo vs Chavo Guerrero. [MD]
- Survivor Series-
There was supposed to be another unification match with the WWF/WCW
light heavyweight title between Tajiri and X-Pac, but X-Pac was injured and
was replaced by William Regal to face Tajiri.
Many of the participants were supposed to be in the Immunity Battle Royal:
Hardcore Holly, Mike Awesome, Taka Michinokou, Rhyno Kanyon and Scotty Too
Hotty, but were all injured, and Test replaced Scotty Too Hotty who was
attacked by Test before going into the Immunity Battle Royal.
The Big Show replaced Vince McMahon. Vince actually wanted The Big Show to
be his replacement, I think it was The Show/Shane feud still going on.
- Wrestlemania XVIII-
There was a rumor that Austin was supposed to lose to Scott Hall due to
interference from the NWO, but Austin refused. This was just prior to
Austin walking out on the WWF the first time.
- King of the Ring 2002-
Eddie Guerrero was originally supposed to face Steve Austin, but faced
Ric Flair instead after Austin left WWE. Also, in the qualification
matches, Austin is rumored to have been scheduled to face Brock Lesnar in
the qualification but was replaced by Bubba Ray Dudley after Austin
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- No Way Out 2003-
Jeff Hardy replaced Test, who was kicked out of the match because he failed
to show up on Raw.
- Survivor Series 2003-
In a substitution for Summerslam 2003, it was originally scheduled for it
to be Triple H defending his World Heavyweight Championship against Bill
Goldberg. Then Co-GM "Stone Cold" Steve Austin then made it an Elimination
Chamber Match adding Randy Orton,Shawn Michaels,Kevin Nash, and Chris
- Armageddon 2003-
A match between Matt Hardy and Maven was signed on Sunday Night Heat.
When Maven came down to the ring, Batista was still in the ring upset of
his loss to Shawn Michaels. Batista attacked Maven, and the match never