WWE Monday Night Raw Preview for 12.12.2016: Can The New Day Break the Record, Emmalina Debuts


WWE has the go-home Raw for the Roadblock: End of the Line PPV. The lead story is the tag team title match that could put an end to the New Day’s reign.

WWE Week on USA Network kicks off in exciting fashion, as Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day defend their titles against the teams of Cesaro & Sheamus and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. If Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods can outlast this challenge, they’ll essentially become the longest reigning tag team champions in WWE history! Will a merry milestone highlight The New Day’s holiday season?

The New Day have been champion for over a year, and with this match stand to break the all time longest reign record, held by Demolition. Two teams have been nipping at the heels of the champs, the unlikely pairing of Cesaro & Sheamus as well as Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. Now the New Day will have to defend against both at once – and it’s conceivable that they could lose the titles (and thus not break the record) without even being pinned! This should also set up a tag team situation at the PPV.

The feud over the WWE Women’s Title has gotten personal in recent weeks involving Charlotte’s father Ric Flair. Sasha Banks seems to have the support of the Nature Boy and this has gotten under the skin of Charlotte, who has retaliated against the Queen. What is next in this saga?

Emma has been off of WWE TV for a long time with injury issues, and is set to return with a new gimmick – EMMALINA. Thusfar it seems like a bikini model gimmick, but it’s also possible that the vignettes have been a swerve. We will see what happens when Emmalina re-debuts on Raw tonight.

Kevin Owens cost Chris Jericho the match and the US Title against Roman Reigns last week, furthering the divide between the best friends. Is Jericho fed up? Or is a reconcilliation in the works? Something needs to give heading into Roadblock.

Mick Foley claims to be trying to protect Sami Zayn as Raw GM but they have been at odds. Zayn appears to be headed to another match against Braun Strowman, possible set for the PPV.

All this plus the Cruiserweights, Stephanie McMahon and the final hype for Roadblock: End of the Line!

Here is the WWE.com Quick Hits Preview:

  1. The New Day face tough title defense in Triple Threat Match. However, with a record on the line, the stakes have perhaps never been higher for the Booty-O’s chomping trio. Can The Power of Positivity propel The New Day into the record books?
  2. Iron sharpens iron as Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair aim to settle the score. After being laid out by The Queen Monday night, will The Boss retaliate this week, live in Philadelphia?
  3. “Best friends” no more? The saga between Chris Jericho and WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens has taken some strange turns as of late
  4. The Emmalina makeover is here! How will the debut of Emmalina impact the Women’s division on Team Red?
  5. Enzo Amore checks in, but he doesn’t check out. How will “Muscles Marinara” and his partner, Big Cass, respond to this sinister sneak attack this coming Monday night?
  6. Will Mick Foley give Sami Zayn his match with Braun Strowman? Is Zayn’s desire courageous or, as Foley has suggested, foolish?

Roadblock: End of the Line is Sunday, December 18, 2016 live from

Here is the card as we have it so far, which only has 3 matches confirmed.

WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns

Raw Women’s Championship
(30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match)
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair

Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho

Vote in our Roadblock: End of the Line poll!

Who will come out of Roadblock: End of the Line 2016 as WWE Universal Champion?

  • Kevin Owens (51%, 48 Votes)
  • Roman Reigns (49%, 46 Votes)

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