Last week on RAW, we were coming off an eventful Summerslam. Undertaker defeated Brock Lesnar in controversial fashion, leading to Brock taking his frustration out on poor Bo Dallas. John Cena attacked Jon Stewart in retaliation for Stewart costing him the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. A new member of the Wyatt Family was introduced. The Dudley Boyz made a surprise return to RAW, attacking the New Day and declaring themselves back for good! And to end the whole show, Sting returned to WWE for the first time since the night after Wrestlemania.
So the road to Night Of Champions is under way, and we’ve still got a lot of ground to cover. So far, only one championship match has been announced for the PPV. However, we can expect at least one more title match to be announced tonight.
Sting made his big return to RAW last week by attacking Seth Rollins and hoisting up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. After this attack, Triple H quickly announced Sting vs Seth Rollins for Night of Champions with the WWE World Heavyweight title on the line. Sting being in the title hunt is very interesting. It’s not like Sting’s wrestling capabilities is limited. So the idea of Sting winning the WWE World title just once is very appealing. However, it seems kind of strange that after losing his last match to Triple H, Sting is suddenly the number one contender for the WWE World title. It’ll be interesting to see what happens on RAW tonight as it’s been announced that Sting WILL be opening RAW tonight. WWE confirmed it with this tweet.
— WWE (@WWE) August 29, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIt’ll be interesting to see what happens when Sting gets to RAW. You’ve got to think that Seth should get some momentum under his belt by taking out the Stinger this week? It’s still unclear what Sting’s contract is like with WWE. We don’t know if he’s got a limited number of dates or if he can just be called upon whenever. Either way, WWE needs to make good use of him while he’s here tonight.
Sting becoming the number one contender also provides an interesting question. If Sting is wrestling for the title then what will happen to the former number one contender John Cena? John was last shown to have AA’d Stewart for costing him the title. The Authority prevented Cena from getting involved in Seth Rollins’ statue-unveiling. With Sting now stepping up, what does this mean for Cena?
It’s important to note that Cena still has a rematch clause for his United States Championship. Could he cash it in tonight? Could he cash it in at Night of Champions? What could happen tonight is that Cena could invoke his rematch clause and Sting could cost Seth the US title. You never know. I don’t see Cena being added to the main event of Night of Champions to make it a triple threat. So he might just move onto somebody new. Whether he does that as US Champion remains to be seen.
There’s been one match announced for RAW so far. It’s a rematch from Summerslam as Rusev takes on Dolph Ziggler. They confirmed it with this tweet.
— WWE (@WWE) August 30, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsI am praying that we have a clear cut winner in this match. If you read my Summerslam review, you’ll know how incensed I was when they ended their match in a double count out. I thought they robbed the fans out of an interesting finish that could have saved this lackluster storyline. So the storyline is still continuing and I highly doubt that it will finish tonight. I also doubt that there will be a clean win for either one of these gentlemen. I sense another non-finish happening to continue this storyline…. JUST to make me mad. I’m not looking forward to this one.
The Dudley Boyz returned to attack the new WWE Tag Team Champions the New Day, and it looks like they’re here to stay. They beat the Ascension on SmackDown! and they’ll probably be on RAW tonight. It’ll be interesting to see whether the Prime Time Players or the Dudley Boyz will be competing for the titles at Night Of Champions. The Prime Time Players are still owed a rematch for the tag titles so they might just invoke that rematch clause tonight. Therefore, the Dudley Boyz could just face the New Day at Night of Champions. However, it’s hard to say if that’ll happen or they’ll just do a triple threat tag team match or something. Either day, I’m looking forward to seeing the New Day!
There’s also been something else announced for RAW. As I blogged about yesterday, a Beat The Clock Challenge has been announced featuring all three members of the PCB. The winner goes onto Night Of Champions to face Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship. This last week has been horrible for the Divas Revolution storyline. Do read my Divas Revolution post at this link to read about how I feel about that. However, at least they’re changing things up from their constant tag team matches. This week could possibly turn the storyline around. However, WWE will really have to step up their game. I’d like to see Sasha Banks involved some how as she actually has a claim for a title shot, as she actually beat Nikki Bella on RAW two weeks ago. It’ll be interesting to see if she gets involved. However, WWE really have to step it up in order to salvage this storyline.
There’s a lot more ground to cover as well. Will the feud between Randy Orton and Sheamus continue? Will the feud between Cesaro and Kevin Owens continue? Who will challenge Ryback for the Intercontinental Championship at Night Of Champions? What’s the deal with the new Wyatt member Braun Stowman? A lot of questions will be answered tonight. WWE pulled off a good RAW last week so let’s hope they can continue to build on it this week.