WWE Raw King Of The Ring Open Discussion Thread (8/19/19)


Tonight on the With Spandex WWE Raw open discussion thread:

The illustrious King of the Ring tournament returns tonight on Monday Night Raw. Who will advance in the opening round of what is sure to be an action-packed tourney? Also on Raw, AJ Styles defends the United States Championship against Braun Strowman! (via WWE.com)

Our five-point preview:

1. Here’s my attempt at a believable bracket. Not what I want to see, but what I think might happen. I’ve got Zayn losing in the first round, and Corbin winning when Shane McMahon shows up to “screw” Kevin Owens. At the very least, it’s an educated guess.


2. Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn and Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe both happen on this week’s episode. Let’s hope they’re both as good as they could be, and that poor Sami gets to at least do a couple of wrestling moves.

3. Sasha Banks is appearing on a Jerry Lawler talk show to explain her actions from last week. If she attacks Jerry Lawler with a steel chair, it’ll be the new best segment ever, topping her actions from last week.

4. Braun Strowman faces AJ Styles for the United States Championship. Over/under on outside interference leading to a six-man tag set at 3.

5. 24/7 Champion Elias is giving a “farewell performance” so he can go into hiding as champion, and I really hope he plays a sexy slow jam that allows Drake Maverick to finally find some peace with his wife.

As always, +1 your favorite comments from tonight’s open thread and we’ll include 10 of the best in tomorrow’s Best and Worst of Raw report. Make sure you flip the comments by selecting “newest” in the drop down menu under discussion, and enjoy the show!