Speaking on his weekly appearance on the Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast, Dave Meltzer was asked why the hair vs hair stipulation [for Sonya vs Mandy] was changed to loser leaves WWE, just a few days prior to SummerSlam. SNME also asked Meltzer if the change was made so Sonya could take a break after the events that happened last weekend.
I was told that her lawyer recommended her not showing up [to court proceedings] looking different or anything like that. They did not want her hair cut. So that is why they [WWE] dropped the hair vs hair stipulation. And I guess that maybe she’s taking some time off. But I don’t know that [for sure]. When WWE has a loser leaves town, you know how that goes. WWE doesn’t adhere to their stipulations. I don’t take them seriously and obviously she’s coming back at some point.
You can hear Meltzer discussing the hair vs segment at the 1 hour and 30 second mark (1:00:30) in the podcast embedded below. Meltzer’s entire segment runs from 56:35 – 1:07:30.