While several WWE Superstars took to their Twitter accounts today and remembered fallen veterans for Memorial Day, R-Truth went a different route and used it as an opportunity to further his feud with Goldust. This didn’t go over well with several fans as R-Truth is getting a lot of heat over his reply to Goldust’s Memorial Day Tweet:
Welcome to our coverage of Monday Night Raw, less than a week from Extreme Rules!
Tonight we get another tease of the Fatal 5-Way coming up at Extreme Rules, as we will see Finn Balor tackle both Samoa Joe and Bray Wyatt in a Triple Threat match. The odds seem to be stacked against Balor but based on the Paul Heyman promo last week, I think Balor is a favourite to win the Fatal 5-Way! With that in mind, Balor is likely to lose tonight, or the match will see a screwy finish. Another tease for the Extreme Rules number one contender’s match, sees Seth Rollins battle his former Shield brother, Roman Reigns. Tonight, just like the past few weeks, is all about each man gaining some momentum heading into the match – which usually comes at the behest of the guy who got momentum the week before, thus leaving practically nobody with momentum by the time Extreme Rules rolls around!
Elsewhere tonight, The Hardy Boyz prepare to face Sheamus and Cesaro in a steel cage match at Extreme Rules. These two teams will likely put on a barn-burner this Sunday and tonight I fully expect a primer to all the extreme action. There may even be a cage hanging above the ring! Also deep in preparation for Extreme Rules is the former Women’s Champion, Bayley. WWE’s resident hugger has yet to use a Kendo stick against Alexa Bliss ahead of their match of the same name. Alexa says Bayley doesn’t have what it takes but it sure looked like she did last week when Bayley stormed the ring with a stick in hand. Will the hugger finally unleash her extreme side tonight, or will Bliss antagonise her one last time?
Last week Enzo Amore was found in the backstage area, attacked by an unknown enemy. Big Cass was beyond furious about finding his partner in such a state, and vowed revenge if Angle couldn’t find the perpetrator himself. Could the attacker be none other than The Revival, who are returning to action soon following Dash Wilder’s broken jaw? Or is it someone else, maybe even Big Cass? That would be a hell of a twist. Hopefully we get more clues tonight as to who the attacker was, or maybe they strike again, maybe Cass gets hit this time.
On top of all that, we have Dean Ambrose ready to face The Miz on Sunday, as well as Elias Samson, still drifting around in the background. Tonight should be a good final build towards the one night of the year when WWE gets extreme. If nothing else, the show should be a heck of a lot better than last week’s Raw, which was a real snore-fest. Are you excited for the show? Let us know in the comments, check out the awesome Ringside News app, and enjoy the show!
Ahead of tonight’s RAW, WWE announced that Noam Dar will team up with Alicia Fox to take on Sasha Banks and Rich Swann in a mixed tag team match at Sunday’s Extreme Rules event. Here is the updated card for the show:
Fatal 5 Way to Crown #1 Contender to WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar
Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns
Kendo Stick on a Pole Match for the RAW Women’s Title
Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose
The title can change hands on a disqualification.
Submission Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Title
Austin Aries vs. Neville
Steel Cage match for RAW Tag Team Title Match
Cesaro and Sheamus vs. The Hardys
Alicia Fox & Noam Dar vs. Sasha Banks & Rich Swann
While speaking to The Mask Men Show, Sasha banks was asked if she preferred working as a heel or a babyface character. She responded with the following remarks to the question:
“Either one. Because a lot of people ask me, ‘When are you going to turn heel? When are you going to turn heel?’’ Like, I don’t care because guess what? I’m going to be in the WWE for a very long time so you’re going to see both versions of myself for a while. So people need to shut up because that’s what I’m sick of hearing. ‘When are you gonna turn heel?’ Then once I turn heel, ‘When are you gonna turn babyface?’ You guys just need to shut up and let me do me okay. Why do you want me to turn on Bayley? That’s my best friend. I don’t have a lot of friends so just accept it. Yeah, I play either one very well, so it doesn’t matter. They’re two different versions.”
You can listen to her comments in the audio clip below:
Prior to tonight’s episode of RAW, WWE taped Drew Gulak vs. Lince Dorado for this week’s episode of WWE Main Event. Our correspondent in attendance sent word that Dorado landed badly on his knee after a tilt-a-whirl maneuver and could be legitimately hurt.
Very little details are known, but we will keep you updated on his status.
With Asuka officially passing Goldberg’s WCW undefeated streak, WWE has started to push it on social media after basically ignoring it up until now. It all started when Triple H and Stephanie put her over on social media with the following tweets:
After that, they released a t-shirt at WWE shop touting her career milestone:
WWE Authentic Apparel – The Official Shirt of the WWE Superstars Classic Fit 100% cotton Screen printed in the USA
Like most streaks, this one will eventually come to an end. Who do you think should beat the streak? Sound off in the comment section below…
It was previously reported last week via Pro Wrestling Sheet that WWE has plans to have a first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match at this year’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view event.
In an update, Dave Meltzer reported on today’s installment the Wrestling Observer Radio that if the company still has plans to have the bout, WWE will setup the match during this week’s episode of SmackDown Live.
Meltzer said that he expects that only four female competitors will participate in the match. Meltzer also added that if the match could be switched to five competitors if they decide to bring someone up fron NXT. Meltzer did not indicate on who that person could be. We will keep you updated if we hear anything else.