WWE heads to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England for today’s RAW tapings. Below are the focus points for the event.
The Monster Among Men on the warpath
Before the Universal Championship Match at WWE Crown Jewel got underway, Baron Corbin drilled Braun Strowman in the back with the title, giving Brock Lesnar the early advantage. With a relentless succession of F-5s, The Beast Incarnate kept The Monster Among Men down for the three-count, becoming WWE’s first two-time Universal Champion.
Corbin had best keep his distance on Raw: Strowman will be looking for him to “Get These Hands.”
Team Red heads toward Survivor Series
Raw is preparing to go head-to-head with SmackDown at Survivor Series in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 16, and we already know that Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and WWE Champion AJ Styles will square off, Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will face SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, while Raw’s Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins will clash with Team Blue’s United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura at WWE’s annual fall classic.
What other blockbuster matches await?
What’s next for The Riott Squad?
Two nights in a row this past week, The Riott Squad tasted bitter defeat. First, the tumultuous trio fell to Natalya, Sasha Banks & Bayley in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match at WWE Evolution. Then, teaming with Alicia Fox & Mickie James, they lost again to a five-woman squad comprised of their Evolution foes and WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus & Lita.
Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan don’t take losing lightly, and they’ll surely be out for payback on Raw in Manchester, England.
Rollins and Ambrose are still Raw Tag Team Champions
Seth Rollins has vowed to make Dean Ambrose’s life a “living hell” after he refused to explain his shocking Oct. 22 betrayal. Further complicating the issue is the fact that The Kingslayer and The Lunatic Fringe are the current co-holders of the Raw Tag Team Titles.
Since it seems unlikely that Rollins and Ambrose will function as a unit at any point in the near future — or ever again — what does the future hold for Team Red’s tandem championship?
Will Nia Jax and Tamina cross paths once more?
As Nia Jax battled Ember Moon this past Monday night, Tamina mysteriously entered the arena, causing a distraction that helped The Irresistible Force dominate and defeat The Shenom with a leg drop. Following the match, Nia and Tamina had a tense staredown, leaving the WWE Universe wondering whether Nia has gained an ally or an enemy in the formidable second-generation Superstar. Will they come face-to-face this week?
We will be providing live spoiler coverage of today’s show at 2PM ET.