WWE has a new edition of Monday Night Raw set for tonight.
However, many of the top stars for Summerslam 2015 will not be in attendance.
John Cena is still recovering from a broken nose and isn’t expected back on TV until next week’s show
The Summerslam main event pits Brock Lesnar against the Undertaker. Brock isn’t booked for the show this week, but is scheduled to return to the go-home edition next week. The Undertaker is a possibility for this week but hasn’t been announced.
Both Sheamus and Alicia Fox are said to have suffered concussions are are unlikely for the show.
WWE is promoting Arrow’s Stephen Amell for the show:
For months now, Stardust has been anxious — obsessed, even — with goading “Arrow” star Stephen Amell into a confrontation. All of that social media back-and-forth between The Prince of Dark Matter and the popular actor has led both rivals to a potential clash on Raw. With Neville refusing to succumb to Stardust’s mind games, has the inter-dimensional oddity found a new “hero” in Amell?
WWE.com’s five points for the show are:
- Is Stephen Amell prepared to ‘embrace the strange’?
- Will John Cena accept Seth Rollins’ challenge?
- Is Ryback’s Intercontinental Title reign in jeopardy?
- How will Summer Rae retaliate against Lana?
- Will ‘families’ clash before SummerSlam?
The trend over the last 2 weeks has been to feature 2 longer women’s matches, and that is expected to continue tonight on Raw. WWE was forced to change the name of the faction featuring Paige from “Submission Sorority” to the new horrible PCB (short for Paige, Charlotte and Becky).
WWE posted a great vignette on Charlotte:
Charlotte revolutionizes the canvas: WWE Canvas 2 Canvas
Artist Rob Schamberger kicks off the Divas Revolution with former NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte in his newest painting.
The latest card after Smackdown looks to have four matches.
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
WWE World Heavyweight Title
Seth Rollins (c) vs. John Cena
WWE Intercontinental Title
Ryback (c) vs. The Miz vs. The Big Show
Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper
More matches should be finalized tonight on Raw, which should include a match for the divas and the tag team titles.