It’s no secret that the best part of RAW is usually the opening and the main event, leaving the other 2:35 filled with jobber matches and pointless skits. This week, however, answered questions that have been worked in the story lines for the past few months.
The Shield Back Together
It looks like talks of the Shield getting back together may be happening sooner than we expected. During the opening of Monday Night Raw, Dean Ambrose waited for the Miz and his “Miztourage” when Seth Rollins came out to offer his help to fight against them. During their discussion, Rollins addressed Ambrose as brother, which led to him bringing up memories of the popular trio.
To make amends, Rollins gave Ambrose the chance to hit him with a chair like he did along with Roman Reigns three years ago. Ambrose was about to tell Rollins something before the Miz interrupted him with Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel and attacked them. The two will face all three members of the Miztourage next week.
If the Shield does reunite, it looks like it will be a two person team as the WWE is molding Reigns to be the next John Cena.
Kurt’s Big Secret Revealed
The way the story was shaping up, fans believed that news might've had something to do with the McMahon family or something with TNA. The secret was that Jason Jordan of American Alpha was Angle’s son. What a disappointment in a reveal! The real secret was the WWE breaking up another tag team.
It makes so much sense now as to why Chad Gable was doing so many solo matches against AJ Styles and why American Alpha was off of television after losing the Smack Down Live tag team titles to the Usos. It’s also a cliche since Angle and Jordan's gimmick are identical. First Enzo and Big Cass, now AA? Well, the summer is usually the time of year for breakups.
Who will face Brock Lesnar at Summerslam?
In the Samoan vs Samoan match, aka Reigns vs Samoa Joe, there was no winner thanks to the interference from Braun Strowman. The three battled each other for the last ten minutes of the program with Strowman leaving Reigns and Joe laying in the middle of the ring.
This likely means the three will faceoff to see who gets to against Lesnar. This may get the match of Lesnar vs Strowman back on track as the two were originally supposed to meet at the last RAW Pay-Per-View “Great Balls of Fire”, but was shelved after Strowman suffered an elbow injury a month before. Angle said he will have an answer to the situation on next week’s episode.
Next week we’re also getting Sasha Banks vs Bayley to determine who will face Alexa Bliss at Summerslam, which will probably end the same way as the Reigns and Joe match with Nia Jaxx interfering. In addition, a no disqualification match with Finn Balor vs. Elias Samson and some more jobber matches and pointless storylines to fill the three-hour block.