WWE heads to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas for tonight’s episode of RAW. Below are the focus points for the show.
Corbin closes in on General Manager position
Channeling his inner Thanos, “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin seems determined to reduce half the Raw roster to dust under his authoritative rule. With the aid of Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre this past Monday night, Corbin masterminded the obliteration of Elias and the brutalizing of Finn Bálor, all while relishing the fact that Braun Strowman was undergoing elbow surgery to repair the damage he and his henchmen inflicted one week prior.
Refusing to cancel his scheduled Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match against The Monster Among Men — who is medically unable to compete — Corbin aims to win the match via forfeit and, per the match stipulation, become permanent General Manager of Team Red.
With Commissioner Stephanie McMahon seemingly allowing The Lone Wolf to do as he pleases, how will Corbin take advantage of his nigh limitless power this week?
Inoculated Ambrose promises he’ll be at Raw
After receiving a series of vaccinations to protect him from the “diseases” of the WWE Universe, Dean Ambrose has affirmed he will be at Monday Night Raw in Houston, two weeks before battling former Shield brother Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
When The Lunatic Fringe actually appears, The Kingslayer will be ready with some medicine of his own for his onetime ally.
The Goddess’ new gig
Following Alexa Bliss’ successful tenure as Captain of the Raw Women’s Survivor Series Team, Raw “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin put Little Miss Bliss in charge of the Women’s division — a role she’s clearly relishing.
After luring Sasha Banks and Bayley into a confrontational in-ring Q&A session, Bliss looked on as Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke and Mickie James ambushed The Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection. Even though The Boss and The Huggable One repelled the attack, Alexa set the tone for what to expect under her watch.
Rousey teams with The Queen of Harts to face Nia Jax and Tamina
One week after Nia Jax and Tamina set a Riott Squad trap for Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and Natalya, The Baddest Woman on the Planet teams up with The Queen of Harts to battle The Irresistible Force and her imposing enforcer in tag team action on Raw in Houston.
Who will gain key momentum less than two weeks before Rousey defends her title against Jax at WWE TLC?
Check back here at 8PM ET for our live play-by-play coverage of the event.