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#1) Stage is set for Ronda vs Alexa Bliss.
Alexa Bliss cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase last month at Money in the Bank. Cost Ronda Rousey the opportunity to win title vs Nia Jax. Ronda is still serving her “suspension” until Wednesday. Let’s see what happens tonight on Raw. Eventually for the biggest show of the summer SummerSlam, I expect Ronda Rousey vs Alexa Bliss as one of the headliners for SummerSlam this year again in Brooklyn this year.
#2) McMahon and Lesnar are working us. Bob as Roman Reigns refers him as defeated Reigns last night at Extreme Rules. We know Lesnar is challenging Daniel Cormier when his USADA suspension is up on 1/8/19. I expect Lesnar to have a full fight camp plus weight cut plus constant testing. I expect for Lesnar to drop the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Bobby Lashley vs Brock Lesnar has been a dream match for me at least. Both are decorated wrestlers. Whether you agree or not, both have been successful in MMA. I am intrigued by this matchup. Bobby Lashley vs Brock Lesnar should remain one-on-one. Originally I mentioned that a Triple Threat Match (Lesnar vs Reigns vs Lashley) was going to happen at SummerSlam. After last night, I would be ok with Lashley vs Lesnar at SummerSlam.
#3) I think we will get our dream match Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles.
Rusev proved that he can hang as a main-eventer. I think Rusev should be champion eventually. He is so over with his Rusev Day gimmick! Spring and early summer WWE likes to experiment with different main events (Mahal, JBL in ’04 & R-Truth Capitol Punishment 2011) to name a few. Last night proved Rusev Day can work in the future. Now with SummerSlam being 5 weeks away, I expect Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles to be one of the headliners for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. I know they fought in TNA as far back as 2005. However, now it is in WWE and with both men having so much more experience in the squared-circle. Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles can steal the show at SummerSlam. However, let’s see if WWE goes in this direction.
Lastly, I won’t comment on rest of card or main event of Ironman Match.
Hope you enjoyed the read and enjoy Raw tonight and Smackdown tomorrow.