WWE invades Cleveland, OH at the Quicken Loans Arena for Monday Night Raw. Here is what’s on tap for tonight’s show:
* Fallout from last week’s Raw.
* More build towards Money in the Bank PPV.
* With Bray Wyatt added to the MITB Ladder match, how will this change things?
* More on Seth Rollins – The Shield rivalry.
* Randy Orton comes back from “Vacation”.
* Kevin Hart will be the guest host for tonight’s show.
* Who will be the mystery tag team partner for Goldust?
* Harper and Rowan have been officially announced to face the Usos for the tag titles, what is next?
* Bo Dallas goes for 8-0 this week, who will be facing tonight?
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:
Bray Wyatt’s victory over Dean Ambrose on SmackDown earned The Eater of Worlds a spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match at Money in the Bank, joining such elite Superstars as United States Champion Sheamus, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio and Randy Orton.
The entire locker room is buzzing about who will fill the final two spots in this historic bout for the vacant prize. Who will earn that opportunity?
Whatcha gonna do, ‘brother’?
If anybody’s going to wipe the omnipresent smirk off Seth Rollins’ face, it’s going to be Dean Ambrose, who proclaimed on SmackDown that he’s “shutting down the Seth Rollins business for good.” Those were strong words, and that was before The Architect costs The Lunatic Fringe a WWE World Heavyweight Championship opportunity in the night’s main event.
We certainly wouldn’t want to be in Rollins’ combat boots — or whatever footwear he prefers these days — but we also wouldn’t want to be Randy Orton right now. Judging by Roman Reigns’ derisive commentary on WWE’s Apex Predator on SmackDown, there’s a Spear in Orton’s very near future. We certainly hope that week off was restful, because The Viper’s definitely in for a “case of the Mondays” when he returns to work this week on Raw.
Deeming himself an unworthy partner for his brother Goldust, Cody Rhodes has been on a quest to find the ideal teammate for his face-painted sibling. Thus far, results have been, well, not very good, as The Bizarre One has yet to find tag team success alongside such Cody-approved associates as Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth.
Last Monday night, Cody told his older brother that he’s found the perfect partner that will “magnify the magnificence that is Goldust.” Rhodes also said this new teammate would be someone Goldust had never seen before. Are we about to witness the emergence of a new Superstar on Raw?
Even if you don’t buy into the cheesy smile or the “motivational” sound bites, you can’t deny that Bo Dallas is a formidable in-ring competitor. At 7-0 (or 7-Bo), Dallas seemingly can’t be beat. Perhaps the eternal optimist is onto something.
Of course, as many “Bo-Lievers” as there are out there, there are legions of WWE Universe members who would like that self-satisfied grin wiped right off Dallas’ face. Yet, Bo’s streak prevails, prompting many of us to ask, “Who’s next?” Let’s just hope he doesn’t start calling himself “Boldberg.”
Buzzards circle WWE Tag Team Titles
By earning a non-title victory over The Usos on the June 2 edition of Raw, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper made it clear they’re in the hunt for the WWE Tag Team Championship, intensifying The Wyatt Family’s already heated rivalry with Jimmy & Jey.
Last week, the warring teams traded singles victories, with Jimmy defeating Harper on WWE Main Event and Rowan besting Jey on SmackDown. Now, as announced exclusively on WWE.com, Bray Wyatt’s sinister followers prepare to challenge The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Titles at Money in the Bank. Can the brothers overcome the imminent challenge of these swamp monsters?
Tune in to Raw this Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network, and be sure to tune in to the WWE Network for Raw Pre-Show at 7:30 ET and Backstage Pass immediately following the show!