Re: The rematch clause is still in full effect
That's why if there is a certain announcement, new match stipulation, or show change acknowledged on TV, you should take it with a grain of salt. The old man changes his mind so damn much, that it'll likely be gone and not referenced the very next week.
Remember when Mick Foley came out and said that the third hour of Raw from now on will have a totally different feel to it, it would have a grittier lighting and ring presence? Yeah, that lasted two weeks. On the second week, they didn't even do it until the last 20 minutes of the show. After that, never done or mentioned again. And it was actually a neat idea.
Or when WWE was introducing a new segment called "The Electric Chair", where fans would get to ask a chosen wrestler random questions of their choosing? That lasted 1 week and ended the same night that it debuted. All because Vince got pissed off that Sami Zayn mentioned AEW, which was the following Raw after All In.
Oh how about the Wild Card Rule, where 3 wrestlers of a show can appear on a different show, including NXT and 205 talent? Yeah, that was a big fucking lie. It way surpassed 3 wrestlers, and it was the same wrestlers jumping shows every single week. Also, the NXT or 205 guys were never even used.