Welcome to the Raw-exclusive PPV, No Mercy, which promises to be one of the year’s biggest shows!
It’s been a long time coming but tonight we finally get to see Braun Strowman go one-on-one with Brock Lesnar. This is one of those matches in which the fans chant “This Is Awesome”, long before the two men even tie-up. This is a massive main event and a really important one for Strowman. Can the monster among men hang with The Beast? And should he lose, how does WWE craft a scenario in which he still comes out better than he went into the match? It’s all very intriguing and I for one would love to see Braun snatch the strap from Lesnar and have a rematch at TLC next month. Who do you want to win? What kind of carnage do you expect to see? Let us know!
Carrying on the thread of matches we’ve been waiting to see, John Cena has returned to Monday Night Raw and he has one clear goal: knock Roman Reigns down a peg. These two have had a scintillating month of promo’s back and forth, which Cena clearly won, and WWE has been wise to keep them from touching in the interim. I have no idea who will walk out the victor tonight, my gut tells me Reigns but I hope I’m wrong because I think Cena is still the better competitor, in every way. This is a WrestleMania calibre match and here it is, not even the main event! What a night we’re in for.
No Mercy 2017 will also bear witness to a Fatal 5-Way for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship; Alexa Bliss defends against Sasha Banks, Bayley, Emma, and Nia Jax. This is a curious match that feels a little thrown together. I’m hoping the women can pull off something special but another title change might lessen the belt, considering how much it’s changed hands as of late. I’m not sure if this is an elimination rules match, or if it’s one-fall wins the whole shebang. Let us know who you want to see walk out with the strap.
On the rest of the No Mercy card, we have Jason Jordan challenging The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship, Ambrose & Rollins defending their tag titles against Sheamus & Cesaro, Finn Balor Vs. Bray Wyatt, and Enzo Amore taking on Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship. The main card begins at 8pm ET, but the Kick-Off Show airs at 7pm ET and it will feature Elias Vs. Apollo Crews. We’ll have coverage right here of the entire thing but until then, download the free Ringside Talk app and get conversing with fellow marks! Enjoy the show!