Raw tonight comes from the Honda Center in Anaheim. While Smackdown, 205 Live and the Mae Young Classic finals run a big show in Las Vegas tomorrow night, expect fireworks to still be present on Raw from Anaheim.
Last week saw Braun Strowman defeat the Big Show inside of a steel cage, and then close the show by slamming him into and through the cage. Tonight will be Strowman’s No Mercy opponent, Brock Lesnar’s, chance to respond to Strowman’s message to him last week.
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No matches have been announced for tonight, meaning segments will set-up most of Raw’s lineup. Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman are both expected in the arena tonight to set up their upcoming Universal championship match at No Mercy. Lesnar may have to respond in kind to what Strowman did last week.
John Cena and Roman Reigns are set to face each other at No Mercy as well. Neither are scheduled for matches tonight, but that could change. If it doesn’t, we’ll most likely get another war of words between them.
In the women’s division, things have gotten pretty interesting. As a result of defeating Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss in a tag-team match last week on Raw, Emma and Nia Jax have been added to the No Mercy women’s championship match. All 4 members of that match will be in Anaheim tonight, but none have been scheduled for matches as of yet.
Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt continue to play mind games with each other. Their rivalry is 1-1 so far, with Wyatt having defeated Finn Balor the week before SummerSlam, but Balor (as the Demon) defeated Wyatt at SummerSlam. Balor may still want to prove to Bray that he can defeat him without the help of the Demon.
We should also get at least 1 or 2 segments with the cruiserweights tonight as well. Last week on 205 Live, Enzo Amore earned himself a title shot at Neville by winning a 5-way elimination match. Enzo took a few shortcuts in that match, as he is not afraid of doing.