When the dust (and splinters) settled following the monstrous WWE Holiday Week Raw main event pitting Braun Strowman against Kane, Brock Lesnar still didn’t have a Universal Championship challenger for the 2018 Royal Rumble event in January. How will Raw General Manager Kurt Angle resolve this issue?
AJ Styles showed up to WWE TLC on about five minutes of sleep and still gave “The Demon” Finn Bálor the fight of his life. So, you can imagine how the former WWE Champion competed after a full night’s rest when he teamed with The Shield against the formidable combo of The Miz & The Bar in Raw’s opening contest.
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns on the mic, Round Three. The ever-escalating war of words between the WWE No Mercy opponents picked up right where it left off, with each critiquing the quality of the other’s victory against Jason Jordan.
Last week, John Cena and Roman Reigns got on the microphone and aired a few grievances about each other in advance of their dream match at WWE No Mercy. It got deeply personal in a hurry. And they didn’t hold back at all in Round Two, with Reigns openly questioning whether Cena had lost a step after taking so long to beat the “rookie” Jason Jordan.
Somehow, someway, Braun Strowman isn’t finished with Brock Lesnar.
The Beast Incarnate managed to stave off The Gift of Destruction (and Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe) despite being put through two tables and buried under a third by Strowman at SummerSlam, but The Monster Among Men made it quite clear that the Universal Champion wasn’t out of the woods yet in Raw’s opening moments.
Like any pair of brothers worth their salt, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins were brought back together after fighting it out.
In what was perhaps their most brutal encounter, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman tore each other and the arena apart in tonight’s Last Man Standing Match main event. Who gutted out the monumental victory just two weeks before SummerSlam’s hotly anticipated Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way Match?