*This article contains potential spoilers.*
This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW will take place from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.
1. The Undertaker Returns
WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will return to Monday Night RAW this week to assist the build for The Undertaker vs. Triple H Last Time Ever match that will take place at the WWE Super Show-Down on October 6, 2018.
The Undertaker hasn’t been advertised for RAW, but could very well end up making a shocking surprise return during the Michaels segment.
This could go down in two ways: The Deadman would have a verbal confrontation with Mr. WrestleMania or would hit him with a Tombstone thus further intensifying the build and sending a message to The Game.
The Undertaker ended Michaels’ career at WrestleMania XXVI and then defeated Triple H at WrestleMania XXVII and again at WrestleMania XXVIII, thus calling in the End of an Era.
It’s speculated that like WrestleMania XXVIII, Michaels would once again be involved in the Super Show-Down match as a guest referee and this time might get involved in action.
2. The Bellas Attack Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey captured the RAW Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. The Bella Twins made their surprise return at the pay-per-view and joined Rousey and Natalya in the celebration.
Although Nikki and Brie played babyfaces, the WWE Universe is clearly seeing them as heels.
Nikki and Rousey are expected to face each other at WWE Evolution. A babyface vs. babyface match would be good, but a traditional babyface vs. heel would draw in more attention.
The Bella Twins would be much more significant and effective as heels especially against someone like Rousey and having them turn at the earliest would be in the best interest for storyline purposes.
The Bellas will return to in-ring action this week on RAW against The Riott Squad and there’s an immense possibility that Nikki/Brie would attack Rousey on the show to set up an angle that (possible) goes through Hell In A Cell.
3. The Revival Captures The RAW Tag Team Championship
Last week’s episode of RAW witnessed The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) defeat RAW Tag Team Champions The B-Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) in a non-title match. The Revival thus earned a shot at the tag team gold. The championship match will take place on this week’s RAW.
The B-Team are comedy champs which means that the entire tag team division on the red brand is pretty much a joke at this point. Thus, to bring back the seriousness and gravity, WWE might turn the tide and hand the titles to Dawson and Wilder on RAW.
However, WWE generally does 50-50 booking, which means previous week’s defeated B-Team might retain the titles this week. This unique strategy eventually gets nobody over during the build-up to the pay-per-view events and helps maintain the babyface/heel drawing balance.