Tonight, on the “three-hour prequel to 205 Live” edition of the With Spandex WWE Raw open discussion thread:
Monday Night Raw emanates from Charlotte, N.C., where Charlotte Flair defends the Raw Women’s Championship in her birthplace and namesake city against Sasha Banks. Will Flair keep her crown in this Queen City showdown? Also on Raw, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson look to keep Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day from becoming the longest-reigning tandem titleholders in history. (via WWE.com)
Our five-point preview:
1. Sasha Banks will get her guaranteed rematch against Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship. If history is any indication, Sasha will capture the title on Raw for a third time, and will then drop said title to Charlotte at Roadblock. May the circle be unbroken.
2. The Club will get their match against The New Day for the Raw Tag Team Championship. If history is any indication, The Club will get their asses stuck in a comically large bucket, then will fall down the stairs into a wading pool filled with butterscotch. The New Day will win via cheating, and they’ll build to a rematch at Roadblock, where The New Day will win. May the circle be unbroken.
3. Big Cass and Rusev are on a very slow, lumbering collision course, thanks to wang-related shenanigans. My best guess at how this ramps up: Enzo puts his dick in Rusev’s borscht, but Lana accidentally grabs it thanks to some Diner-style hijinks.
4. 205 Live debuts tomorrow night and WWE is playing up an angle of “could this be the last Raw with Brian Kendrick on top of the cruiserweight division?” Given what we know about when WWE plays up an angle, the answer is almost certainly “no.” Enjoy your two six-man cruiserweight tag matches tonight. Tony Nese will somehow end up taking the pin in both of them.
5. There’s also a Universal Championship feud of some sort going on. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho remain locked in a love/hate triangle. Let’s hope the power of friendship and Canadian-ness can pull our heroes through these hard times.
Hey, so +1 your favorite comments from tonight’s open discussion thread and we’ll include 10 of the best in tomorrow’s Best and Worst of Raw report. Enjoy the show!