WWE Raw Open Discussion Thread 5/8/17

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05.08.17 527 Comments


Tonight, on the With Spandex WWE Raw open discussion thread:

Last Monday night, The Miz defeated Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor to become the No. 1 contender to Dean Ambrose’s Intercontinental Championship, thanks in no small part to the interference of Samoa Joe and Bray Wyatt. How will The A-Lister and his calculating wife Maryse celebrate that win when Raw heads overseas to London’s O2 Arena? Plus, five Team Red tandems collide for the right to challenge The Hardy Boyz for the Raw Tag Team Championship in a Tag Team Turmoil Match! – via WWE.com

Our five-point preview:

1. Raw is in the U.K. this week, which means the results of the show will be available before the show actually airs in the United States. But don’t let that stop you from watching the show and partying down in the comments section!

2. Tonight, Raw’s tag teams will be in dire turmoil, as the brand’s five non-champion teams will battle to see who gets to compete for the Hardys’ titles. No, seriously, Heath Slater and Rhyno and Golden Truth are getting a match with stakes. Stakes and all the trimmings! Please enjoy it when Sheamus and Cesaro win the No. 1 contendership again.

3. Speaking of No. 1 contenders, The Miz has earned the right to a match for Dean Ambrose’s Intercontinental Championship. Reading the previous sentence is basically the “I Got You, Babe” motif in Groundhog Day.

4. Alexa Bliss has every last woman on Raw gunning for her and her title. Perhaps we’ll get an inkling as to Bliss’ next challenger, and pray for her if it ends up being Nia Jax.

5. Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns can’t stop causing mayhem on each other constantly. Kurt Angle will need to figure out what needs to be done about this. We offer a humble suggestion: Just let Braun do whatever he wants. I think that’s for the best for everyone.

As always, we’re including 10 of the best comments from tonight’s open discussion thread in tomorrow’s Best and Worst of Raw report. Reply to your favorites with a +1 to nominate them for consideration, and share the open thread around so we can get some fresh voices and jokes in here. Enjoy the show!

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