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!