WWE Raw Preview, August 10: Asuka vs Bayley for SummerSlam Title Opportunity

Asuka takes on Bayley for SummerSlam title opportunity

Just two weeks ahead of SummerSlam, Asuka will be looking to punch her ticket to The Biggest Party of Summer by overcoming Bayley’s challenge tonight on RAW.

At Extreme Rules, Bayley’s act as a makeshift referee allowed Sasha Banks to dethrone The Empress. The title rematch wasn’t a clean affair either – the SmackDown Women’s Champion distracted Asuka by assaulting Kairi Sane backstage which forced The Empress to rush to her friend’s aid, thereby allowing The Boss to win the RAW Women’s Championship via countout.

Tonight, Asuka will be out to seek redemption as she aims to defeat Bayley to earn a shot at Sasha’s RAW Women’s Title at SummerSlam. Will The Empress be successful in her title pursuit?

Kevin Owens battles Randy Orton (w/ Ric Flair)

For weeks, Randy Orton has been decimating veterans in the most vicious way possible. Edge, Christian, The Big Show, all have fallen to The Legend Killer who is now eyeing Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship at SummerSlam.

Tonight, Kevin Owens, who challenged Orton to a match last week during his backstage session with Ric Flair, is the next in line for The Viper’s line of sight. The Prizefighter has the golden opportunity to put an end to the path of rampage created by the 13-time World Champion, but given The Nature Boy is in Orton’s corner, it would be an extremely challenging task for KO.

Will Orton add Owens’ name to his list of victims? Or will The Prizefighter soften up The Apex Predator for McIntyre en route to SummerSlam?

RAW Underground returns

Last week, the WWE Universe got a glimpse of what they should expect from Shane McMahon’s RAW Underground. The shoot-styled concept of wrestling inside a ring without ropes will unfold a new chapter tonight as more Superstars, including Dabba-Kato, gear up to show their aggressive prowess on the Underground scene.