WWE invades Washington, DC at the Verizon center for Monday Night Raw. Here is what’s on tap for tonight’s show:
* There will be a contract signing for the WWE Championship ladder match.
* Who else will join Seth Rollins in the second Money in the Bank ladder match?
* Fallout from last week’s Raw, will Vickie Guerrero be fired? Will Roman Reigns be taken out of the WWE Championship ladder match?
* Are the Funkadactyls going to break up?
* Final Build towards Money In The Bank PPV
* Will Dean Ambrose make Seth Rollins pay?
* Will Cody Rhodes stay Stardust for good?
The talent is advertised is: Wade Barrett, Cesaro, Rob Van Dam, Sheamus, Big E., and the Divas roster.
The dark main event is John Cena & The Shield’s Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton & Seth Rollins in a Six Man Tag Team Match.
We will be providing live play-by-play coverage of Raw later tonight at 8PM EST.
Here is the official preview from WWE.com:
Who’s in the ‘Money’?
As confirmed by WWE COO Triple H in last Wednesday’s exclusive interview on WWE.com, this Sunday we will witness a traditional Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match, offering Superstars an opportunity for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match at the time and place of their choosing. Thus far, the sole participant confirmed for this bout is Authority ally Seth Rollins — a suspicious choice indeed.
Yet, The Game added that unlike the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match at Money in the Bank, Superstars will not need to compete in qualifying matches to earn a spot in this bout. As such, Rollins isn’t receiving any preferential treatment from The Authority. With virtually the entire roster eligible for this career-changing bout, who will join the Shield turncoat in this chaotic confrontation? We’ll find out on Raw.
Repercussions for Reigns
It’s pretty safe to say that Vickie Guerrero won’t be doing any java runs for WWE management anytime soon. Last week on Raw, after Roman Reigns seemingly tampered with The Authority’s iced coffee, Stephanie McMahon became incredibly ill and blew venti-sized chunks all over the SmackDown General Manager. With Triple H and Stephanie being forced to leave the arena as a result, Reigns was able to convince a bile-soaked Vickie to place him in the night’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship Qualifying Battle Royal. The juggernaut entered, he dominated and he won.
Even though The Authority wanted Reigns nowhere near the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the powerhouse now joins United States Champion Sheamus, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and John Cena in the historic Ladder Match. With Triple H says this issue will be “dealt with” on Raw, will Reigns be punished for maneuvering his way into the WWE World Heavyweight Title picture? Also, will Vickie face consequences for the unfortunate coffee incident that started it all?
Paint and gain
There’s giving yourself a “new coat of paint” and then there’s the utter transformation Cody Rhodes underwent to become Stardust, the intergalactic Superstar who shares Goldust’s flair for the dramatic. Stardust debuted alongside The Bizarre One last week on Raw, earning the bewildering tandem a decisive victory over Ryback & Curtis Axel.
Rhodes had been determined to seek out the ideal partner for Goldust, and it seems as though he succeeded in his own unusual way by introducing Stardust to the world. How will this face-painted pair continue to turn heads this week?
What the funk?
Displaying a new attitude as of late, Cameron has made clear her intentions to ensnare Paige’s Divas Championship, blatantly disrespecting The Diva of Tomorrow in an effort to get herself on the titleholder’s radar.
After slapping Paige across the face during an exclusive interview on the WWE App, Cameron lost to the British technician on last week’s Raw — a defeat that sparked a heated discussion between The Funkadactyls after the match. The following night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on WWE Network, Naomi scored a huge non-title victory over Paige, and when Cameron decided to put her hands on the Divas Champion yet again after the match, Paige retaliated and brawled with the “Total Divas” star.
As Paige laid into Cameron — who was arguably getting what she had coming — Naomi simply looked on and refused to assist her longtime friend and tag team partner. With tensions continuing to mount between Naomi & Cameron as they both pursue the Divas Championship, are we witnessing the gradual extinction of The Funkadactyls?
Will Ambrose make Rollins pay?
If Dean Ambrose won’t rest until he’s gotten even with Seth Rollins, The Lunatic Fringe has had plenty of sleepless nights lately. On SmackDown, Rollins’ provocation from ringside cost Ambrose a match against Kane, and a brutal Curb Stomp from the Shield turncoat left the scorned Superstar dazed after the match.
Ambrose has had a weekend to mull over all of the way he’s going to make Rollins suffer, and we don’t even want to imagine the horrors that are running through Ambrose’s mind right now. Whatever happens between these former “brothers” this week on Raw, it won’t be pretty.