Tonight's edition of Raw promises fireworks, on paper at least. Last week, we saw a new Women's Champion crowned, immediately followed by a best friend betrayal. Curiously, Braun Strowman was absent, but he will not be tonight as he steps inside a steel cage. Can Roman Reigns bounce back from the verbal dressing down he got from his No Mercy opponent John Cena? Plus an Intercontinental Championship match will take place, and let's be honest it's about time. If you're wondering what to expect from tonight's Raw, never fear, we've got you covered.
Jeff Hardy Gets An Intercontinental Title Shot
Last week's Raw opened with a 15 man battle royal to determine a number one contender to The Miz's Intercontinental Championship. There were a few names in there that would have made sense to pick up the win. Jason Jordan, maybe Finn Balor, but no, we had a shock winner in the form of four-time Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy. So tonight the younger Hardy will get his shot. It may not exactly be a dream match, but it will certainly be a unique one. Don't be surprised if we see a new Intercontinental Champion crowned on Raw tonight or at the very least, the start of something bigger between The Miztourage and The Hardy Boyz.
Braun And Big Show Clash Inside A Steel Cage
Braun Strowman was absent from Raw last week. There was no real explanation for it from WWE and it was likely just an attempt to not have him and his No Mercy opponent Brock Lesnar on the same show until the pay-per-view's go-home show. Well, we had Brock last week, and this week we have already been promised Braun. The Monster Among Men will once again step inside the ring with The World's Largest Athlete, Big Show. Most of us will remember what happened last time these two clashed when the reinforced ring collapsed. This time there's the added element of the match taking place inside a steel cage. It will be brutal, it'll be hard-hitting, and if it's even half as good as last time it'll be damn entertaining.
Roman Reigns Needs To Up His Promo Game, Fast
The wrestling world has been completely awash with one topic since last week's Raw. THAT segment between John Cena and Roman Reigns. Everyone has had their say and given their opinion, and whether you loved it or hated it, the war of words did its job and got people talking. What cannot be disputed is that unsurprisingly Cena gained the upper hand and if Roman is going to get his own on Big Match John, he better bone up on his mic skills. You're not alone if you felt bad for Reigns last week as Cena verbally tore him apart, but if The Guy still can't bring it, then don't expect Cena to let up. Also, whatever goes down, we'll likely see the two Superstars team up for a third time tonight.
A Cautious Celebration From The Goddess
Alexa Bliss isn't one to shy away when it comes to shouting about her accomplishments. Last week, Five Feet of Fury won the Raw Women's Championship just eight days after losing it to Sasha Banks at SummerSlam. There may not be the pomp, circumstance, and bragging that normally comes with an Alexa title win, however, because Nia Jax is hungry for gold. Bliss thought that she had Jax in her corner, right up until Jax dropped her to the mat mid-celebration last week. Jax also delivered a splash to the defeated Banks for good measure. With all three women angry and wanting to be the champion, expect to see the beginnings of a build to a No Mercy triple threat on Raw tonight.
Emma Did Not Start The Women's Revolution
No offense meant to Emma, but no single woman can be credited with starting the Women's Revolution. Credit where it is due though, the Aussie played her part, but thanks to her win over Mickie James last week, she has taken her claims and bragging to another level. Unless this goes nowhere like lesser angles so often do in WWE, the only way it can really go is to have a woman who played a much bigger part in the revolution than Emma silence her. The best choice for that role would be Paige. The former Divas' Champion has been touting that she'll be back soon, who better to shut Emma up once and for all?
Enzo Amore Playing A Dangerous Game In 205 Live
Yes, it happened on 205 Live last week, but expect it to be addressed on Raw tonight. Enzo Amore continues to be a controversial addition to the cruiserweight division. Last Tuesday, he teamed with Gran Metalik and Cedric Alexander in a six man tag and picked up the win. His partners didn't realize exactly how he did it at the time—by placing his feet on the ropes for leverage—but Amore will have likely lost a couple more friends once his partners review the footage. Tonight on Raw, he may get another chance to prove himself, but the match will more than likely end in similar fashion.