WWE has an all new WWE Monday Night Raw eminating LIVE from the Target Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Of course, that is the hometown of the Beast Brock Lesnar, who made a rare house show appearance on Saturday December 19, 2015 in Los Angeles. He had a match against Alberto Del Rio for the US Title that ended in a schmozz involving the League of Nations. Paul Heyman was also at the show and came out with Lesnar, but did not cut a promo.
Could this house show appearance, the location as well as the strong likelihood that Lesnar will win a Slammy point to a Brock appearance on Raw?
John Cena is also a candidate to return on Raw, although he is not announced. It is currently expected that Cena will return this Saturday at MSG and then on Raw for December 28, but since he could be up for a Slammy win, Cena could appear on the show.
Someone confirmed for the show is Roman Reigns, who won the WWE World Heavyweight Title on Raw last week, and also gave Vince McMahon the Superman punch and laid him out.
Raw is expected to be built around the next chapter in the feud between Reigns and the Authority, with HHH expected to return to TV after making an appearance on NXT Takeover London.
The 2015 Slammy Awards will be the main theme throughout the show, with some announced ahead of time, and some voted on during the show.
During the show, fans will be able to vote on these Slammies
Match of the Year
Diva of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
LOL! Moment of the Year
Extreme Moment of the Year
“This is Awesome!” Moment of the Year
The OMG Shocking Moment of the Year
The Hero in All of Us Award, presented by Coca-Cola
The other major titles will have storylines continue on Raw as well.
The battle over the Intercontinental Title has turned into a three way feud. Current champ Dean Ambrose and former champ Kevin Owens are now also joined by Dolph Ziggler vying for the belt.
Speaking of three way belt feuds, the New Day is dealing with both the Lucha Dragons and the Usos for the Tag titles. I would bet a large sum of money that the New Day will be all over TV on Monday, despite their unicorn merch being sold out until 2016.
Becky Lynch might finally be onto Charlotte this week on Raw, or they could draw it out a few more weeks, either way, the featured Diva’s feud will continue on Raw as well.
Here is WWE.com’s Five Points Preview:
And the Slammy goes to … Monday night’s winners and losers will be decided by you, WWE Universe.
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Vote in our new poll!
After the WWE World Heavyweight Title, what is the 2nd most prestigious championship in the USA?
WWE Intercontinental Title (31%, 108 Votes)
WWE US Title (28%, 100 Votes)
NXT Title (21%, 74 Votes)
ROH World Champion (11%, 38 Votes)
TNA Impact World Champion (9%, 33 Votes)
Total Voters: 353
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