From the WWE Rumor Mill: Spoilers for Monday Night Raw
What's going on for the Flagship Show?
Tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw will emanate from Manchester, England, and will not feature any SmackDown vs. Raw segments according to a report published by PWInsider.
SmackDown Superstars are not expected to appear on Raw due to their house show scheduled for tonight in Lisbon, Portugal. If Raw will retaliate against SmackDown at some point, it may occur on SmackDown or the next week for the Go-home shows.
Raw is also expected to add more names to their Survivor Series teams, but there was no new information on who’s expected to join. The men’s team is rumoured to include Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns, but nothing’s been confirmed.
One of two matches rumoured to take place tonight is a showdown between Braun Strowman and The Miz. Strowman returned last week and laid waste to Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas to get revenge for their betrayal at the TLC pay-per-view.
Strowman was also rumoured to be the next challenger for The Miz’s Intercontinental Championship so tonight’s match could either be for the title or to setup a championship match, but that is pure speculation.
The Miz is advertised to kickoff Raw with a MizTV segment featuring General Manager Kurt Angle and the belief is that Strowman will interrupt at some point.
The second match rumoured for tonight will be Samoa Joe taking on Titus O’Neil in singles competition. Joe defeated Apollo Crews last week and attacked O’Neil immediately after the match so the same could occur tonight.