Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, just 24 hours removed from TLC!
The Beast returns to Monday Night Raw to respond to the challenge made by SmackDown Live’s Jinder Mahal. Last Tuesday night, Mahal issued a challenge to Brock Lesnar for Survivor Series, Champion Vs. Champion. This seems like a terrible idea for the Modern Day Maharaja, but it makes for an interesting match at Survivor Series. The Beast is likely to accept the challenge on tonight’s show, maybe even scoff at it.
At last night’s PPV, Kurt Angle literally joined The Shield to help defeat The Miz, The Bar, Kane & Strowman. It was a really fun match that saw Angle get taken out with a running powerslam, only to return later on and lay the smackdown on his foes. Angle kicked out of a Skull Crushing Finale before pinning Miz with an Angle Slam. His return to the ring was very promising and the fans were totally into it. During the match however, Kane turned on Strowman, leading to a total beatdown and seeming murder of the monster among men. This seemed like a babyface turn for Strowman and a probable feud with Kane going forward. But where does Angle go? The Shield? The Miz? Hopefully we find out the answers to these questions tonight.
Asuka debuted at TLC last night and she successfully dispatched Emma to remain undefeated. It was a solid debut from Asuka but I’m excited to see where she goes from here. Does she jump into a title feud with Alexa Bliss and begin a nice lengthy reign as Champion? Or does she make her way through the roster first? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on the Ringside Talk app. Enjoy the show!