Welcome to this week's WWE Monday Night Raw preview. Tonight's show takes place from Seattle, Washington expect a rowdy crowd. We're 13 days away from the 28th annual SummerSlam PPV from Brooklyn, New York. I thought last week's show was pretty solid. Of course we got a amazing Paul Heyman promo, but last week was great when it came to in-ring action. Hopefully we'll get some announcements of matches tonight. Here's what you can expect on tonight's show from Seattle, Washington.
1.) Stephen Amell comes to Raw
I've been very busy for the past 6 months and I've heard about the show Arrow and yea even though it's a show from CW! I always heard good things about the show Arrow and the stars of the show Stephen Amell. Amell has admitt to be a big wrestling fan and has attended numerous WWE shows over the years. It was a rumor that the WWE was interested in having Amell in a match with WWE Superstar Stardust. It looks like it could be possibility now as Amell will be a special guest for tonight's Raw. To some people it may not be a big deal, but it's cool seeing a guy like Stardust get a spotlight on tonight's show. In Michael Cole's interview with Stardust on WWE.com Stardust continues to play games and he's looking forward to his interaction with the Arrow. I don't know if the guys will get physical with each other, but if they do don't be surprise to see Amell gives Stardust a dropkick. Also this could lead to Amell being in the corner of Neville as Stardust takes on Neville at SummerSlam.
2.) Will John Cena's Respond?
Seth Rollins killed it on Raw last week and to those people who say that Rollins isn't worthy of being a main eventer or a World Champion you're just ignorant. Rollins promo on breaking Cena's nose was excellent and also bringing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Open Challenge to Raw was a nice touch. Actually that's not a bad idea to do that again tonight and maybe someone from NXT takes the challenge or maybe Cesaro. We're two weeks away from SummerSlam and while it seems like 100% confirmed that Rollins would take on Cena at SummerSlam, but can we atleast make that announcement tonight? John Cena will be a special guest on Tough Enough tomorrow and he's already at the performance center they should have a pre-recorded promo from Cena to accept the challenge.
3.) Brock Lesnar & The Undertaker Program
For those still questioning the logic behind this program watch this promo. I know that Brock & Taker will not be on this show tonight and that's fine because I think the guys in the mid-card, the divas and the other feuds have made these Raw's have been enjoyable. Would like to see Heyman on the show tonight I think his promo can help a show with no Cena, Taker or Lesnar in the building. It's also time for either Heyman bring up that Taker has never defeated The Beast or Undertaker cut on his epic promo vignette's.
4.) Will Rusev fight at SummerSlam?
We've seen countless brawls with Lana and Summer Rae and Lana has cost Rusev a bevy amount of matches over the last three weeks. Something has to give here and one of the major things I'm personally paying attention to for Raw tonight is this program because is Rusev fighting at SummerSlam? Are we getting Lana vs. Summer Rae? I think for tonight we'll see the return of the showoff Dolph Ziggler.
5.) Raw Matches
1.) Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro~ WWE World Heavyweight Championship Open Challenge
2.) Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day~ Number One Contender's Match
3.) Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper
4.) PCB vs. Team BAD
5.) King Barrett vs. Mark Henry
6.) The Miz vs. Neville
7.) Randy Orton vs. Big Show
8.) Paige vs. Nikki Bella
9.) Roman Reigns vs. Rusev
I hope you guys enjoy Raw tonight. Follow me on Twitter @JoshLopezCSR.
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