Ohio, April 17: This will mark the first ever episode of Monday Night Raw after the Superstar Shakeup process.
Last week was arguably one of the best episodes of Raw. This helped to take the TV ratings upward and WWE would like to keep the momentum ongoing in the post-Wrestlemania season.
Tonight’s episode will be hosted by the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio where we expect to see newer feuds to continue to go into the summer season.
The live streaming will be available on Ten 2 Network from 5.30 AM onwards. The repeat telecast will go on air on Ten 1 Network at 4 PM and 8 PM, tomorrow.
The biggest concern going on tonight’s Raw is Roman Reigns’ health after the brutal assault he suffered at the hands of Braun Strowman, last week.
WWE.com gave us latest updates on his condition stating that he is suffering from a separated shoulder following the attack.
Check out the full details here: “In addition to suffering cracked ribs and internal injuries at the hands of Braun Strowman during The Monster Among Men’s savage assault on Monday, Roman Reigns is also recovering from a separated shoulder, WWE.com can now confirm.”
Now, Reigns’ injury is not for real and is projected in kayfabe purpose. Hence, we can expect him to show up in some capacity to confront the mountain among men. Also, WWE might officially announce a match between these two at the Payback PPV.
As indicated earlier, Finn Balor might have suffered an injury during his match against Jinder Mahal.
Tonight, we will learn whether it’s real or not. As for now, the mishap would force him to take at least a couple of weeks off from WWE TV.
There’s a chaos in the Raw women’s division following the inclusion of Mickie James and Alexa Bliss from Smackdown Live. Nia Jax has been dominating for the past couple of weeks and claiming the title from Bayley.
The Raw General Manager, Kurt Angle has a tough job in hand while determining the fate of the title for future. It is likely that a multi-women title match would be announced for the Payback PPV.
There should be some interesting storylines for the newest additions to the Raw roster. Dean Ambrose and The Miz are likely to renew their rivalry for the Intercontinental championship. The Drifter, Elias Samson is likely to make a big impact upon arriving on the main roster.
Plus, the ongoing rivalry, between Samoa Joe-Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens-Chris Jericho would continue. WWE has got just two weeks to build the storylines up before Payback takes place.