This week’s edition of Monday Night Raw will air LIVE from the All State Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The raucous crowd will undoubtedly be chanting the name of the hometown superstar, WWE alumnus and current UFC Fighter, CM Punk irrespective of the fact if he makes an appearance or not.
Last Monday, RAW went off the air with ‘The Freight Train’ Braun Strowman wreaking havoc inside and outside the squared circle. He interfered in the main event by attacking the babyfaces ‘The Big Dog’ Roman Reigns and ‘The Man’ Seth Rollins. Initially, Braun was demanding for Sami Zayn but his quest to get his hands of Sami made him do what we saw and maybe it’s the beginning of pushing ‘The Freight Train’ up to face ‘The Big Dog’ for the United States Championship, in the distant future. So, will Braun Strowman get his hands on Sami Zayn this week, and he should be on the lookout in my opinion, as Roman & Seth might be waiting on the sidelines ready to pounce on him for what he did to them last week? What would be RAW GM’s position regarding the decision of feeding Sami to Braun?
And in the Universal Championship picture we have a twist in the tale of Reigns-Kevin Owens saga, The Shark Cage. As we heard last week that ‘Mr Wrestling’ Kevin Owens will defend his title against ‘The Big Dog’ Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble with Chris Jericho being suspended high above the ring in a freaking Shark Cage for goodness sake. We also learned the fact that ‘The Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla’ is terrified of heights. So, this week we expect Jeri-KO to come up with some sort of trick or mechanism to tame Jericho’s fear of heights or else Owens will have to part ways with the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble PPV.
In the women’s division, we have two storylines taking shape:-
Firstly, we have ‘The Huggable Monster’ Bayley demanding to get a title match against Charlotte Flair as she pinned Charlotte last week and Bayley is 3-0 against ‘The Queen’. However, the champion managed to get her shoulder up from the mat during the last count. So, what will be the Raw GM Mick Foley’s decision on this development?
Meanwhile, ‘The Boss’ Sasha Banks will be looking to fend off her newest rival in town, Nia Jax.
Also, WWE.com posted a teaser indicating towards a tag team bout featuring ‘The Certified Gs’ Enzo and Big Cass on one side, facing ‘The Bulgarian Brute’ Rusev and Jinder Mahal. This is booked after what transpired last week in ‘Sensitivity Training’ segment on RAW.
We surely hope that it would be an eventful night, to say the least, in Chicago! The Last RAW of 2016 will surely leave a lasting impact on the minds of the fans across the globe alike!