Brock Lesnar has been confirmed for tonight's Raw, hailing from the Barclays Center, while John Cena is being advertised for the event.
In the build to his Fatal 4-Way match at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar warned us, via his advocate Paul Heyman, that, due to the odds being stacked against him in the title match, he would leave the WWE if he didn't retain his Universal Championship. Well, lucky for Lesnar, Heyman, WWE, and us the fans, Lesnar did win at SummerSlam last night thus will be staying with the company, and tonight on Raw he will seemingly address what's next for him.
Another man who picked up a win in Brooklyn last night was sixteen time World Champion John Cena. A while ago, just before Big Match John returned, WWE announced that Cena was a free agent, meaning he can move freely between Raw and SmackDown Live. As of yet, Cena hasn't taken advantage of that, but it would appear that tonight's the night he actually appears on the other brand.
Earlier this afternoon, WWE tweeted that The Beast will head to Raw tonight, but they didn't give a reason as to why. With Lesnar being advertised for Raw's next pay-per-view, No Mercy, it will likely be the beginnings of setting up whoever his next challenger might be. Another man rumored to be appearing on the pay-per-view is Cena. Not only that but according to Still Real To Us he is also being advertised to appear on tonight's Raw. WWE hasn't officially announced it, but all signs point to Cena once again gracing Monday night in a couple of hours time.
With the football season about to begin WWE is going to need all the ammunition they have at their disposal to compete with Monday Night Football. It's likely the main reason Vince McMahon decided to make Cena a free agent in order to seamlessly move him to Monday nights, and also why they look set to have Lesnar appear at No Mercy, one of the company's lesser pay-per-views.
The Raws that follow in the weeks after SummerSlam are normally pretty newsworthy. Two years ago, we witnessed the return of Sting for his program with Seth Rollins, and last year, we witnessed the announcement of a Fatal 4-Way for the vacant Universal Championship followed by Kevin Owens' win a week later. Expect fireworks tonight, and the presence of Lesnar and Cena will likely be just the tip of the iceberg.