WWE Raw preview, Aug. 6, 2018: Ronda Rousey to compete on Raw for the first time ever
The Baddest Woman on the Planet gets in the ring against Alicia Fox on Raw, competing on the red brand for the first time since joining the roster earlier this year. What kind of message will she send to her SummerSlam opponent, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss? Also on Raw, Bobby Roode goes one-on-one with Mojo Rawley and Bayley & Sasha Banks face The Riott Squad!
This past Monday night, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was in a foul mood… well, more foul than usual.
After shrugging off Paul Heyman’s attempts to bring him out to the arena — an appearance Heyman was counting on to remain employed in WWE — The Beast Incarnate lashed out by assaulting Raw General Manager Kurt Angle with an F-5, then grabbed Heyman by the face and incapacitated his advocate with a vise-like squeeze.
Per Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, Roman Reigns was forced to vacate the building this past Monday night before this incident occurred, so The Big Dog wasn’t on-hand to halt The Conqueror’s rampage.
Expect Reigns to have much to say about the vile actions of his SummerSlam foe this coming Monday night.
The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection aim to calm The Riott Squad
The reunited Sasha Banks & Bayley are on a roll, and now they aim for their third straight win as a tag team by taking on Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan of The Riott Squad. Can the friendship of The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection propel The Boss and The Huggable One to the top of the Raw Women’s division?
The Kingslayer on the defensive
After Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler saved Drew McIntyre from being pinned by Seth Rollinsthis past Monday night — earning The Kingslayer a disqualification win in the process — The Showoff and his mountainous enforcer launched a calculated mid-interview sneak-attack that left Rollins dazed and no doubt anxious for retribution.
Monday Night Rollins essentially faces two enemies at SummerSlam, given that the Intercontinental Champion is always flanked by the menacing McIntyre. But if anyone can devise a successful strategy, it’s The Architect.
Don’t miss any of the action on Monday Night Raw, live at 8/7 C on USA Network.