The September 19th edition of Monday Night RAW comes to us live from Memphis, Tennessee. Now I think it is safe to say that we are all hoping for tonight’s show to be better than the last two. Ever since Kevin Owens became the Universal Champion thanks to Triple H (who we still have not seen since that night), RAW has been a sinking ship and letting Smackdown LIVE take the lead in product. However, tonight is a new era for WWE as the cruiserweights FINALLY make their debut after a long and epic Cruiserweight Classic. The feud between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins continues, Roman Reigns will surely look for revenge against Rusev for costing him a title opportunity, and can The Club get serious after looking like a comedy act in their feud with The New Day?
The Cruiserweights Debut
The Cruiserweight Classic was a spectacle. A complete masterpiece. TJ Perkins came out on top after defeating Gran Metalik in the final to become the CWC and become the NEW Cruiserweight Champion (the belt looks AWESOME by the way). He will make his RAW debut tonight and so will 6 other cruiserweights such as Brian Kendrick, Noam Dar, Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, Gran Metalik, and Lince Dorado. I am hoping this division saves RAW and I am also hoping that Vince does not screw these guys over because they are AWESOME. We will likely see the first challenger emerge for Perkins’ title and hopefully Neville can be a part of this division as he needs some direction. The division will be amazing and it will light up Monday nights.
Seth Rollins vs Rusev For The FIRST TIME EVER
After interfering in the KO vs Reigns match last week, Rollins will be forced to face the United States Champion Rusev for the first time ever. Now I am not sure if Seth is officially a babyface but he is on the verge of officially making the switch. Do I see this match ending cleanly? No. There will be interference from Kevin Owens. As the two heels beat down The Man who should come out? Roman Reigns. I believe the match between Rusev and Rollins tonight will lead to a mini Shield reunion next week. But hey, a guy can dream right?
Time For The Club To Get Serious
Oh man…The Club are pitiful. Look I LOVE Gallows and Anderson but they are nothing but a comedy act at this point. In Japan they were a dominant and destructive tandem and they should be portrayed that way in the WWE. It is time for The Club to be destroying their opponents and that starts with The New Day whose time is up. Their gimmick is stale and is hardly funny anymore and on top of that they rarely defend the titles which is unacceptable as the champions. I do believe The Club can get back on track and be the dominant force they were in Japan but until they do that, they are not going anywhere in the land of the WWE.
So What Else?
RAW will also surely feature the escalation of Sasha Banks vs Charlotte in their feud for the Women’s Championship. As for the women, what about Bayley? After being pinned (a double pin technically but whatever) last week, where does she go from there? Does she feud with Dana Brooke or maybe a returning Paige? Also where will the Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn feud go? We will find out tonight on Monday Night RAW!
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Author: Caden Moran