Raw preview, Aug. 20, 2018: A new Era begins on Monday Night Raw
Forged in the heat of The Biggest Event of Summer, Roman Reigns recaptured the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar, and Ronda Rousey earned her first Raw Women’s Championship from Alexa Bliss, signaling the dawn of a new era on Monday Night Raw.
Who is coming for Universal Champion Roman Reigns?
At SummerSlam, The Big Dog finally bested The Beast to once again lay claim to the Universal Championship, but when he returns to his yard tonight, who will be waiting to try and take it from him?
Although Brock Lesnar is known for his frequent absences from the red brand, it is reasonable to assume that The Conqueror will set his sights on Reigns sooner or later. In addition, after making his presence known last night in SummerSlam’s main event, Braun Strowman could very well make good on his promise to cash in his Money in the Bank contract.
Will Rousey’s title reign begin in a state of Bliss?
Ronda Rousey added to her already incredible legacy by making Alexa Bliss tap out in dominant fashion, claiming the Raw Women’s Championship last night at SummerSlam. How will the landscape on Raw change with The Baddest Woman on the Planet at the top of the mountain? And will The Goddess of WWE dare to come back in search of her sixth Women’s Championship? Rousey’s official coronation ceremony tonight will likely shed some light on what the WWE Universe can expect from Raw’s new-look Women’s division.
Will Rollins’ victory mean the end for Ziggler & McIntyre?
Of course, another Raw Superstar also returned to glory at Sunday night’s pay-per-view, as Dean Ambrose completely neutralized Drew McIntyre and paved the way for Seth Rollins to regain the Intercontinental Championship from Dolph Ziggler.
With the title now back around Rollins’ waist and his brother-at-arms watching his back, The Architect seems virtually unstoppable as the workhorse champion. Can Ziggler maintain his alliance with the Sinister Scotsman without a championship? We’ll see how he fares on his own tonight when the former champion locks horns with Ambrose in The Lunatic Fringe’s first match back from injury.
Triple H to appear live on Raw tonight
Another New Era?It’s been a long time since Triple H appeared live on Raw, but as confirmed by Renee Young, The King of Kings will return to Team Red for a very special appearance in advance of his last-time-ever battle with The Undertaker at WWE Super Show-Down. Tune in live at 8/7 C on USA Network to hear what The Game has to say.