WWE have been accused of making 'stupid and insane' decisions after awarding The Miz the Money in the Bank contract.
The original showcase in May was won by Otis, who downed Rey Mysterio and AJ Styles in a surprise final.
But WWE decided against allowing the 350lb brawler to keep his contract, which allowed him a speedy rise to a World Championship match-up.
Last week's SmackDown episode featured the culmination of a lawsuit storyline that saw The Miz bag the fight.
Tucker Knight dramatically betrayed his partner after a mock trial initially saw Otis keep the contract.
The Miz then pinned the 28-year-old and claimed the briefcase for himself.
However, the nature of the storyline left many fans confused and it has been reported that WWE are picking scripts on the hop.
Ringside News detail how Vince McMahon's plans were supposedly centred around the desire for a 'big moment'.
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One insider is quoted as saying the plot came from a desire to 'change things up' - adding, 'It’s really as stupid and insane and impatient and impetuous as that'.
It is generally accepted that The Miz keeping the briefcase is a more serious, realistic avenue for WWE.
But Otis is emerging as a fan favourite and an underdog, which is a feeling that is unlikely to go away after this turn of events.