Raw Preview: Superstar Shakeup, Finn Balor is Back, Lesnar, Hardy Boyz, Jericho, more
— Here is the official Raw preview from WWE.com:
How will the Superstar Shake-up impact Team Red?
Will champions change their brand allegiance? Might Raw newcomers The Revival bring their no-nonsense offense to SmackDown LIVE? Will the returning Emma soon pursue Naomi’s SmackDown Women’s Championship? Could AJ Styles make Raw even more “Phenomenal”? Witness all the chaos unfold Monday night, when The Chairman’s Superstar Shake-up kicks off.
Finn Bálor is back!
Rollins and Bálor put their differences aside to defeat The Prizefighter and the dominant Destroyer, and the duo even shared a brief victory pose when The Kingslayer raised the returning Superstar’s hand following the match. Now that Bálor has returned to the red brand, what does his future hold?
Who will challenge The Beast Incarnate?
Heyman deemed the Raw after WrestleMania the appropriate battleground for a title bout between Reigns and Lesnar. Instead of The Big Dog, though, it was Braun Strowman who emerged to stare Lesnar straight into the eye, making it clear that once he has settled his own unfinished business with Reigns, The Monster Among Men is coming for The Anomaly’s prize.
Cesaro & Sheamus lock onto The Hardys’ titles
The Hardy Boyz clearly haven’t lost a step since they dominated Raw’s Tag Team division a decade ago. However, Cesaro & Sheamus are one of WWE’s most hard-hitting duos, having ended The New Day’s record-shattering 483-day reign as Raw Tag Team Champions and remaining in close contention for the titles ever since. Will The Swiss Superman and The Celtic Warrior spoil The Hardys’ homecoming?
Will Chris Jericho get payback against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe?
Live on Raw, just as The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla was about to put Kevin Owens’ fingertip on “The List of Jericho” (long story), The Prizefighter — with the aid of Samoa Joe — ambushed his one-time tag team partner and powerbombed him through a table. Jericho has been brutalized by Owens in the past, but now that The Prizefighter has broken both his heart and his title reign, retribution is coming.