Monday Night Raw airs live tonight from the Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO!
Here is the WWE.com top story:
Shane McMahon’s snap decision to replace the injured Miz in the WWE World Cup Finals arguably put Raw’s Dolph Ziggler — and the red brand itself — at a disadvantage. How will Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon deal with her brother’s actions when she makes her Team Red return, less than one week before Survivor Series?
Of course it is McMahon family drama taking center stage of the brand rivalry, as Stephanie McMahon will appear on Raw this week to talk about her brother Shane’s victory at Crown Jewel. Will she support his dastardly ways? Or object because he did it just to give the blue brand a win over the red?
The other main story is the Universal champion – Brock Lesnar. He will make his first WWE TV appearance since regaining Raw’s World Title. What does the beast have to say about facing off against AJ Styles again? And how will his next opponent for the title be chosen? We should find out a lot more as Lesnar is in Kansas City.
Despite ongoing injuries and possible concussions, Alexa Bliss is on Raw as the captain of the Women’s Raw Survivor Series team. She has yet to finalize the team and will be holding auditions all night long to fill out the team.
Last week AOP defeated Seth Rollins to take the Raw Tag Team Titles in a new direction. The Raw tag division needs a reboot and the AOP era begins on Raw.
All this plus the latest with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowm stalks Baron Corbin and Ronda Rousey’s go home promo on becky Lynch.
Here is WWE’s Quick Hits Preview:
Stephanie McMahon is back
The Beast brings his Universal Championship to Raw
Alexa Bliss’ Survivor Series squad revealed
Can Baron Corbin evade Braun Strowman?
Who will round out the Raw Men’s Survivor Series Team?
This week on Social Media
Triple H is on the road to recovery
Out of surgery, happy to report all is well. Thanks to excellent medical care of Dr. Dugas and his team and all the well wishes, messages, tweets, and texts I got over the weekend. Road to recovery starts… NOW. #GameTimepic.twitter.com/cfEmocnDxi
Seth Rollins (Intercontinental Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (United States Champion)
Survivor Series elimination match
Team Raw (Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Braun Strowman, TBA, and TBA) (with Baron Corbin) vs. Team SmackDown (The Miz, Daniel Bryan, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, and Samoa Joe)
Survivor Series elimination match
Team Raw (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, and TBA) (with Alexa Bliss) vs. Team SmackDown (Carmella, Naomi, Sonya Deville, Asuka, and TBA)
AOP (Akam and Rezar) (Raw Tag Team Champions) (with Drake Maverick) vs. The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) (SmackDown Tag Team Champions) (with Big Show)
Survivor Series tag team elimination match
Team Raw (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, and TBA) vs. Team SmackDown (The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso), The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and/or Xavier Woods), TBA, TBA, and TBA)
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
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