Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of Monday Night Raw for the first time in July!
Last week, Bayley turned on Sasha Banks and beat the holy hell out of her. I’d be a lot more bullish about this if this turn hasn’t already happened multiple times. Sasha turned on Bayley at Elimination Chamber, and before that it has happened on at least one occasion where they threw down. I’m reluctant to suggest this is the time when they’ve finally pulled the trigger on this feud, especially because tonight the two will be going to counselling. This, of course, will remind folks of Daniel Bryan and Kane, particularly because Team Hell No just reunited on SmackDown Live, but I’ll be pleasantly surprised if it’s anywhere near that entertaining. There’s a chance their counselling will work and Bayley and Banks will be fine once again for a couple of months until they fight again.
On last week’s show, Kurt Angle announced a u-turn, in which Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley wouldn’t compete in a multi-man match at Extreme Rules to figure out a number one contender to Brock Lesnar. Instead, the unlikely duo teamed-up once again to face The Revival. Well guess what, instead of something fresh and enticing, you’re getting the exact same match again tonight! With any luck, this will go the exact same way as last week and Dash and Dawson will win. That’s the only way for this to be interesting.
Also on last week’s show, Seth Rollins fought Dolph Ziggler to regain the Intercontinental Championship. The two had a barn-burner of a match that ended with Ziggler getting the win. After the match, Ziggler and McIntyre beat Rollins in the ring until big daddy doggy doo came out and helped Rollins. Does this indicate a future tag match? We know it won’t be tonight because that would make too much sense and instead we get the thrillogy of The Revival Vs. The Real Deal and The Big Dog. Anyway, it seems unlikely that Seth simply moves-on, so I suspect he’ll get a match against Drew McIntyre tonight.
All that and (hopefully) so much more on tonight’s Raw. Remember to download the Ringside Talk app and follow us on Instagram and, as always, enjoy the show!