WWE Monday Night Raw Preview for 09.05.2016: Kevin Owens Era Begins But Questions Remain Surrounding HHH, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns


WWE has an all new Monday Night Raw for Labor Day, live from

The big story is the crowning of Kevin Owens as the WWE Universal Champion last week on Raw.

One week after the returning Triple H helped Kevin Owens capture the vacant WWE Universal Championship, The Prizefighter brings Team Red’s flagship title to Raw. What will Owens have to say about his controversial victory, and why did The Game betray Seth Rollins to ensure a win for the Canadian brawler?

There are a lot of questions that need to be answered on Raw this week. Triple H made his return to WWE TV after not appearing since Wrestlemania. He first pedigreed Roman Reigns, leading Seth Rollins to believe that he was going to become the chosen one once again. Then, however, Hunter gave Rollins a pedigree and chose Kevin Owens for the title instead. Both Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon looked upset and confused. Which side is HHH on? Is he aligned with his wife or will be be opposed to her and Raw GM Foley? And where does Seth Rollins fit in? We should hear from all the involved parties on Raw.

The New Day and the Club are continuing their feud and appear on a course for another WWE Tag Team title match in the future, likely at the Clash of Champions PPV. In the meantime, they will be involved in more wacky skits and possible singles matches on Raw this week.

Charlotte and Dana Brooke have been dealing with Bayley over the last couple weeks since the Hugger finally made her main roster debut. Bayley has aligned herself with the New Day, whereas Dana Brooke has been with the Club. This could be a sidetrack for Bayley, as she is headed for an eventual WWE Women’s Title match against Charlotte. The next chapter in Bayley’s main roster journey takes place tonight on Raw!

The man left out in the cold in the Universal Title situation is the Big Dog himself, Roman Reigns. He was tossed aside by Hunter and does not appear next in line for a title shot. Will he go back to his feud with the mighty Rusev? Or will Roman head in a new direction?

Braun Strowman and Nia Jax have been tearing through a parade of jobbers over the last few weeks since the Draft. As we head into the fall season, they are both looking to take on something more substantial. We could see them take on small time contenders this week, but one or more of them could be moving onto a feud with meat on the bones.

All this plus Lana, Chris Jericho and much more!

WWE.com Quick Hits Preview:

  1. About last week… after Triple H helped Rollins eliminate Roman Reigns from the bout, the WWE COO betrayed his one-time chosen champion, helping Kevin Owens claim the WWE Universal Title instead.
  2. What’s next for Roman Reigns? Reigns is undoubtedly furious, and the rest of the Raw locker room would be wise to stay out of his way this week.
  3. Injured Cesaro looks ahead to Match 3. Sheamus is now just two victories away from earning a guaranteed championship opportunity on Raw
  4. Is Bayley in line for a WWE Women’s Championship opportunity? in her second week on Team Red’s roster, Bayley once again pinned Dana Brooke

Raw’s next PPV is WWE Clash of the Champions but there are no matches official for the event just yet.

The overall next PPV is Backlash 2016 which is a Smackdown show. Here is the current card for that show:

WWE World Championship
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles

WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Six-pack challenge
Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Nikki Bella

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Finals

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

Vote in this week’s poll!

Who will come out of Backlash 2016 the first ever Smackdown Women's Champion?

  • Becky Lynch (42%, 125 Votes)
  • Nikki Bella (41%, 120 Votes)
  • Naomi (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Carmella (4%, 13 Votes)
  • Natalya (4%, 13 Votes)
  • Alexa Bliss (3%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 295

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