Last night, WWE presented its now Raw-exclusive pay-per-view (PPV) event known as Hell in a Cell, and it brought about a lot of interesting results such as injuries and title changes. Actually, there were two new champions crowned on Sunday evening and the fallout from that PPV will take place tonight on Monday Night Raw. Everyone is focused on Goldberg coming back to respond to Brock Lesnar, but there is a lot more on the card as well.
While it’s true that the second appearance in the company in 12 years of “The Man” is huge, there are some other big things taking place tonight that fans need to be excited about. As new champions show off their belts and others want another chance at gold; it’s also time to prepare for Survivor Series and the superiority of the brands.
The official website of WWE has released their preview for this evening’s live episode, and there is still a lot that was not settled at Hell in a Cell.
Should Cesaro & Sheamus get a rematch?
The New Day are well on their way to becoming the longest-reigning tag team champions of all time, but that almost ended at Hell in a Cell. Cesaro and Sheamus are working well together, and the team did win last night, but they didn’t take the titles even though they were incredibly close.
As recapped by WWE, Cesaro had Xavier Woods in the Sharpshooter, and it looked like the titles were on their way to switching hands. That was when Kofi Kingston illegally jumped in the match, hit Cesaro, and caused the disqualification. Yes, The New Day lost the match, but not the titles.
Now, do the Swiss Superman and Celtic Warrior deserve another shot at the Tag Team Titles?
With Hell in a Cell in the rearview mirror, it is time for the wrestling-loving world to focus on the upcoming Survivor Series. The traditional elimination-style tag team matches are back, and this year, they will have Raw facing off against SmackDown LIVE in a battle for brand supremacy.
A couple of names have already made their way onto the SmackDown team, but tonight could see Raw General Manager Mick Foley and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon start creating their team.
Of course, there is another big match already on the card for Survivor Series, but more on that later.
Hail to the Queen
At last night’s PPV, Charlotte and Sasha Banks made true history as they competed in the first ever women’s match inside the Hell in a Cell structure. It was an all-out war that ended with Charlotte becoming a three-time Raw Women’s Champion.
The daughter of the legendary Ric Flair is certainly cementing her own place in wrestling history and doesn’t need to rely on anyone but herself. Will Sasha Banks even be in any kind of condition to want to challenge for her rematch or will a new competitor step forward to go after the coveted title once again held by Charlotte?
I don’t believe in limitations for myself or anyone else. pic.twitter.com/N3azLiVeQn
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) October 31, 2016
Brian Kendrick 2.0
Speaking of new champions, there was another one crowned last night as Brian Kendrick officially completed his comeback by capturing the Cruiserweight Championship from TJ Perkins. It is likely that Perkins will get his rematch soon, but Kendrick has cemented his place in the new history of Cruiserweight Champions.
There is a very big and budding division of superstars looking to capture that belt, and anyone may step up tonight to compete for it. It could be Drew Gulak or Lince Dorado or Cedric Alexander or the high-flying Sin Cara. Kendrick needs to prepare for anything as there is no shortage of talent when it comes to those who want that title.
The One Who Beat the One…
Of course, there is also the return of Goldberg who first came back to WWE two weeks ago and had something to say to Brock Lesnar. That was when Paul Heyman’s challenge for a match was accepted, and the rematch from WrestleMania XX was on.
Last week, it was the turn of the “Beast Incarnate” to respond, and it led to some interesting discussions about who is the heel and who is going to be the face in this feud. These two former champions are going to collide very soon, and now, it’s Goldberg’s turn to give his thoughts on things.
Survivor Series is on the horizon and this evening’s episode of Monday Night Raw is where the build-up truly begins. All of the grudges in place before Hell in a Cell haven’t quite yet been resolved, and the new champions will surely get tested by the former champions so it could make for an interesting three hours. Goldberg is back as well, and there is so much to take in on tonight’s edition of Raw that will surely get its own Halloween twist from WWE.
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