WWE heads to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA for tonight’s episode of RAW. Below are the focus points for the show.
Mr. McMahon returns to Raw to shake things up this Monday night
One week after Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins placed the blame for Monday Night Raw’s recent decline squarely on the shoulders of “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin, WWE Chairman and CEO Mr. McMahon will return to the red brand to shake things up, WWE.com can confirm.
The landmark appearance of The Chairman comes one night after WWE TLC, where Corbin intends to be named the permanent General Manager of Raw following a forfeit victory over the injured Braun Strowman in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match, per the stipulation handed down by Commissioner Stephanie McMahon. However, rumors abound that The Monster Among Men could make an appearance at this Sunday’s WWE TLC event and stop The Lone Wolf from assuming total control of Team Red.
With Mr. McMahon’s return imminent, however, Corbin could have a lot to answer for regardless of his position. How will The Chairman shake up Monday Night Raw, and who will benefit — or suffer — as a result?
Whatever Mr. McMahon has in store, you won’t want to miss it this Monday night on Raw.
Is Rollins ready for the age of Ambrose?
In an absolutely brutal showdown, Dean Ambrose overcame Seth Rollins at WWE TLC to lay claim to the Intercontinental Championship.
The rivalry between the former Shield brothers is surely far from over, but how will Rollins rally back tonight? And what will happen if the two come face-to-face in what would surely be an explosive showdown?
What will happen after Ronda Rousey’s rowdy actions in the SmackDown Women’s Triple Threat Match?
After successfully defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Nia Jax at WWE TLC, Ronda Rousey decided to interject herself into the first-ever Women’s TLC Match. And by taking out Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, she effectively paved the way for Asuka to capture her first SmackDown Women’s Title.
What will Ronda have to say about her actions – and will Charlotte or Becky be showing up on Raw for retribution?
Is The Monster Among Men ready for The Beast?
Although Braun Strowman returned to the squared circle with his arm in a sling, he still defeated the self-professed “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin in their TLC Match, thanks to help from Raw Superstars like Finn Bálor, Heath Slater and even Kurt Angle.
Not only is Corbin out of power on Monday Night Raw due to his loss to Strowman, but The Monster Among Men has now earned a title bout against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Will Strowman return to Raw tonight? Is his elbow possibly ready for another encounter with The Beast?
What will happen when Finn Bálor battles Dolph Ziggler on Raw?
After Dolph Ziggler got involved in Finn Bálor’s match against Drew McIntyre and subsequently attacked The Extraordinary Man during Finn’s backstage interview, Bálor and Ziggler will look to settle things in the ring tonight on Raw.
Who will be the first Superstars from Raw to enter the 2019 Royal Rumble?
SmackDown Superstars R-Truth & Carmella claimed the No. 30 entries in their Royal Rumble Matches by beating Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox in the Mixed Match Challenge Finals last night, but will we see any Raw Superstars declare themselves for the all-important Rumble Matches?
Check back here at 8PM ET for our live play-by-play coverage of the show.