Tonight, on the With Spandex WWE Raw open discussion thread:
There are returns, and there are returns. The second coming of The Brothers of Destruction at the end of last week’s Raw was the latter. As The Undertaker & Kane’s unholy war against The Wyatt Family reaches its crescendo, the tournament for Seth Rollins’ vacated WWE World Heavyweight Championship has taken a tour into four must-see matches. What awaits the WWE Universe as the road to Survivor Series rounds its final bend? WWE.com previews Monday’s Raw. (Via WWE.com)
Our five-point preview:
1. Cesaro vs. Roman Reigns. Pick a side. None of us are getting out alive.
2. In less community-burning tournament action, Dean Ambrose will face Dolph Ziggler, with a 100 percent chance of Summer Breeze. If Ziggler just runs up and dropkicks Ambrose while he’s doing that goofy rebound in the ropes, I’ll buy one of his shirts.
3. All I want from tonight’s show is Alberto Del Rio losing to Kalisto. I feel like that’s like asking the sun to rise in the west. Kalisto should sub-in Sin Cara just to avoid the indignity.
4. Finally, we see how high Kevin Owens can throw Neville before powerbombing him. If there’s gonna be an upset in this round of the tournament, I’m calling it here. Owens has the IC title and Survivor Series needs matches, so you might as well give somebody a rub getting him out of the tournament. Totally okay with it not happening, though. OWENS FOR PRIME MINISTER.
5. Bray Wyatt will choose his two opponents for Kane and Undertaker at Survivor Series. It’s disappointing that they didn’t expand the Brothers of Destruction team and do a Survivor Series match, so I’m hoping there’s a swerve … I want Wyatt to choose Braun Strowman and a new, fifth member of the Wyatt Family. Put Great Khali in a Super Machines mask, I don’t know.
As always, we’re including 10 of our favorite 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.
Enjoy the show until the Reigns/Cesaro match, everybody!