The WWE network is building up to the Survivor Series PPV, so we can expect tonight’s Monday Night Raw to continue its promotion of one of the most important events on the WWE calendar. As WWE wrestling fans know, the Survivor Series pitches the Raw and SmackDown rosters against each other, so we can expect the upcoming promos to feature Raw vs. SmackDown clashes. As reported by the Inquisitr last week, Monday Night Raw saw Shane McMahon lead the blue team in an all-out locker room assault on the Raw roster.
Having had a week to get his head screwed on straight about the whole mess though, how will the GM of Raw respond to the threat that his show is under?
Even though SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan had security on full alert for any retribution Tuesday on SmackDown LIVE, Raw didn’t answer back with a retaliatory strike. How and when will Raw’s response take place? Will a counter-assault happen at all? What is the current the state of mind of the Raw Superstars? Plus, considering that Raw didn’t respond swiftly with a raid of its own on SmackDown LIVE, would Shane dare to attempt the second onslaught on Monday Night Raw this week?
Will he plot a revenge attack on SmackDown Live? Or will he decide, unwisely I might add, to not engage them at their game and take the higher road?
But irrespective of what he decides to do, the biggest problem he may have is in dealing with a rampant SmackDown Live roster and Shane McMahon if they decide to pull the stunt that they did last week, again.
Though anything can happen in WWE, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman seem fairly focused on WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, so perhaps The Beast is secure for the time being. But, that same cannot be said for all other Raw titleholders.
As reported by Wrestling News, WWE insider Dave Meltzer suggests that Nia Jax will be back on Monday Night Rawbefore heading off for the WWE tour to Europe. The same outlet suggests that Vince McMahon is consideringStone Cold Steve Austin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a “special referee” for the clash between Jinder Mahal and Brock Lesnar match at Survivor Series. Tonight’s Monday Night Raw may see some development in that storyline.
We are unlikely to see Roman Reigns return to the ring tonight. Reigns has been ill, reportedly with viral meningitis, and was forced to cancel an appearance at TLC, which would have seen the reunion of The Shield. Reigns is unlikely to have recovered sufficiently to compete on Raw tonight.
Finn Balor is currently enjoying a push on Monday Night Raw. As reported by Sportskeeda, Balor’s defeat of AJ Styles at TLC was lauded as one of the best matches on WWE television all year. Therefore, we can probably expect Balor to have a major role to play on this week’s Monday Night Raw.