‘WWE Monday Night Raw’ Preview: Following HIAC, Goldberg Returns For ‘Survivor Series’ Build-Up

The night after Sasha Banks lost the Raw Women’s Championship to Charlotte inside Hell in a Cell in Sunday’s main event, Goldberg returns to Monday Night Raw to hype his Survivor Series main event match against Brock Lesnar. With just three weeks until WWE’s annual November classic, the WCW icon returns to the ring after twelve years away to face The Beast Incarnate. After Lesnar’s hometown crowd in the Twin Cities greeted The Anomaly and his advocate with “Goldberg” chants as they accepted the challenge for Survivor Series, what will the man who left WrestleMania 20 with a victory over Brock Lesnar have to say this week?

Meanwhile, the rest of the Monday Night Raw roster must find a way to put their differences aside as they prepare to face-off against SmackDown Live in three separate Survivor Series Elimination Matches on November 20. For the women’s team, new champion Charlotte and former champion Sasha Banks will have to try to put their differences aside as they face the likes of Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch at the Survivor Series. Will Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens be named co-captains of the men’s team, as Y2J suggested to Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley at Hell in a Cell? And which tag teams will join The New Day on the Team Raw as they face Heath Slater, Rhyno, and four more of Team SmackDown’s toughest duos?

WWE Survivor Series: Nikki Bella
Who will join Nikki Bella on Team SmackDown? [Image by WWE]

With Hell in a Cell and No Mercy officially in the rear view, both Raw and SmackDown will be fully focused on WWE Survivor Series 2016, beginning with this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, live from the XL Center in Hartford.


Updated WWE Survivor Series 2016 Card

  • Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg
  • Raw vs. SmackDown — Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Match
  • Raw vs. SmackDown — Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Match
  • Raw vs. SmackDown — Tag Team 10-on-10 Traditional Survivor Series Match
WWE Raw: Goldberg addresses Lesnar on Monday Night Raw
Lesnar vs. Goldberg [Image by WWE]

Prior to this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw, not a lot of details had been confirmed about WWE Survivor Series 2016. Three traditional Survivor Series Elimination Matches are in the process of being set up, and Lesnar vs. Goldberg was booked for the event as well. It will be the first co-branded PPV since SummerSlam and will air live on Sunday, November 20 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As more information is confirmed, it will be updated at WWE’s official Survivor Series preview page.

Where To Watch

WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 is currently available to stream on the WWE Network on-demand. WWE Survivor Series 2016 will air on Sunday, November 20, also on the WWE Network. The program will begin at 8/7c. The Survivor Series Kickoff Show will air at 7/6c.

WWE Monday Night Raw airs live on the USA Network at 8/7c, with the Raw Pre-Show airing on the WWE Network at 7:30/6:30c. Replays of WWE RAW aren’t made available on the WWE Network until several weeks after the original air date. However, a 90-minute version of Monday Night Raw is available to stream on-demand the following day with a Hulu subscription.

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