This coming Monday’s episode of Raw is one WWE are determined to make a ratings success.
The company has loaded the three-hour show with two big title matches, a number one contendership bout elsewhere and the promise that Randy Orton will open the broadcast and reveal his next target in time for SummerSlam.
It was already established that Asuka will defend the Raw Women’s Title against Sasha Banks (with the added stipulation that Asuka’s belt can be lost via count out or disqualification) and that Drew McIntyre will pick a stip for his WWE Title defence against Extreme Rules rival Dolph Ziggler.
McIntyre will lift the lid on what kind of match they’ll have come bell time.
There’s also a triangle tag match with SummerSlam implications too. Angel Garza and Andrade vs. The Viking Raiders vs. Ricochet and Cedric Alexander will determine who challenges The Street Profits for their Raw Tag-Team Titles at SummerSlam on 23 August.
There’s a more-than-decent chance Orton will announce that he plans to gun for McIntyre’s WWE Title on the same pay-per-view. That’s the kind of marquee match worthy of the summer’s biggest show.