WWE is back with a post-Thanksgiving edition of Monday Night Raw that will hopefully try to rebound from last week’s decades-low rating. The show will be eminating live from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
The main storyline will be based around the Roman Reigns quest to regain the World Title from Sheamus in a TLC match at the TLC 2015 PPV.
WWE.com: Even though Sheamus robbed Roman Reigns of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series last week, The Big Dog is riding a wave of momentum leading up to his Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match with The Celtic Warrior at WWE TLC. Will Reigns once again deliver some steel justice to Sheamus and his allies, Rusev and King Barrett?
Reign’s running buddy Dean Ambrose is embroiled in a feud with Kevin Owens over the Intercontinental Title. Their program will continue on Raw as well.
Over on the Diva’s side, Paige was unable to beat Charlotte in a rematch, instead having a double countout that led to Paige giving Charlotte the PTO on the announce table. This program is expected to continue on Raw with a possible third match in their series.
Ric Flair is reportedly booked to appear on camera at Raw. While it’s not announced, it’s assumed he will be brought in for an appearance alongside his daughter Charlotte.
After being destroyed by the Brothers of Destruction, The Wyatt Family got some heat back by repeatedly beating down the Dudley Boys. It seems to be building towards a tables match down the line so the tables-focus should continue on Raw.
The Tag Team Title scene has heated up with multiple teams vying for the New Day. Both the Lucha Dragons and the Usos could be in line for a title shot on Raw, or a three way dance for the titles down the line at the TLC 2015 PPV.
WWE.com Five Points Preview:
New extremes for Roman Reigns – Will Sheamus keep his distance this Monday night, as a determined Reigns looks to their high-stakes, career-threatening collision?
The Lunatic Champion? – Will Owens send a message to Ambrose on Raw?
Poor table manners – Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman have twice obliterated Dudleyville’s favorite sons since Survivor Series, but something tells us the macabre quartet is just getting started. What sinister plans do The Wyatt Family have for Raw?
Far from finished – Paige went on to steal a victory from Charlotte’s ally Becky Lynch on SmackDown, clearly sending a message to the Divas Champion. Will Charlotte attain retribution this week?
Leftovers for The New Day? – After suffering that humiliation, what’s The New Day’s next move?
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Artist Rob Schamberger creates an eerie scene as Bray Wyatt becomes a dark angel in his latest painting.
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