It’s Monday, and that means that it’s time for our WWE RAW preview. Tonight is the go-home show for Survivor Series, and RAW has a lot of work to do for Sunday’s ever-changing card. Roman Reigns is due to return, Brock Lesnar will be on hand to address the fact that he now has to face AJ Styles instead of Jinder Mahal, and the Women’s Survivor Series Team will finally get their final member.
So, let’s get to the down and dirty on tonight’s show.
1. Roman Returns
Roman Reigns has finally recovered from the mumps or viral meningitis or whatever it was, and The Shield is scheduled to be reunited in Atlanta tonight. After seeing The New Day invade RAW last week and basically cost Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose their RAW Tag Team Titles, there’s little doubt that we are going to get these two trios facing off at Survivor Series on Sunday. All that WWE has to do is make the match official.
2. Bayley’s Last Chance?
There’s a Triple Threat planned for tonight between Bayley, Dana Brooke, and Mickie James to determine who will be the final member of the RAW Women’s Survivor Series Team. Is this Bayley’s last chance to get on the Survivor Series card? Or, could a surprise return from Paige throw everything into a tizzy?
3. The Beast vs The Phenomenal One
Brock Lesnar won’t be facing Jinder Mahal at Survivor Series, and I know everyone is so very disappointed by that fact (not). Instead, he will be facing the new WWE World Champion AJ Styles. The Beast and his advocate Paul Heyman will be on hand tonight at RAW to address the change. Needless to say, this match could easily be better or a lot worse than Brock/Mahal, depending on how WWE decides to work it.
4. Braun & Kane
Ugh. I don’t care about this. Not at all. It’s 2017, and Kane should be putting over new talent (or running for mayor somewhere) instead of coming back to RAW part time and beating people like Finn Balor and Seth Rollins just so he can look strong for Braun. Expect these two to have yet another run-in tonight, probably with Kane getting the better of Strowman leading into Sunday.
5. Final Survivor Series Hype
There’s a good chance that we could see even more titles change hands this week leading into Sunday’s Survivor Series. We’ve already seen two brand vs brand matches change after last week’s shows, and this week, there could be a new US Champion and new SmackDown Women’s Champion crowned (I am betting on Charlotte beating Nattie on SmackDown Live on Tuesday). Could RAW shake things up by having Miz drop the IC Title? Alexa drop the RAW Women’s Title? It’s doubtful, but with the rate at which the Survivor Series card has changed weekly, nothing would surprise me at this point.
RAW airs on The USA Network at 8:00 pm EDT tonight, and we will have a full recap as soon as the show is in the books.