WWE Raw preview, Aug. 7, 2017: Last Man Standing Match
Monday, August 7, 2017
With the Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam only weeks away, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman will continue their epic rivalry tonight when the two Superstars compete in a Last Man Standing Match on Raw.
Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman to face off in a Last Man Standing Match tonight on Raw:
With less than three weeks to go until they clash in a Fatal 4-Way Match with the Universal Championship on the line at SummerSlam, it has been announced that Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman will continue their epic rivalry when they compete in a Last Man Standing Match tonight on Raw.
The personal history between Reigns and Strowman is well-known, as they have already competed in several brutal encounters, including their Ambulance Match last month at WWE Great Balls of Fire. What will happen when these two Superstars have to inflict enough damage onto one another to keep them down for a count of 10 and be declared the victor of the Last Man Standing Match? And what impact will this have on the looming Universal Title Match at The Biggest Event of Summer?
Bayley’s future to be determined:
Bayley’s Raw Women’s Championship opportunity against Alexa Bliss is in jeopardy after suffering an injury to her right shoulder during her match against Nia Jax.
According to WWE medical personnel, the extent of the injury has yet to be determined due to swelling in and around the injured area. A conclusive diagnosis will be made today in Toronto, but based on what we have seen, it doesn’t seem likely that The Huggable One will be getting back into the ring anytime soon.
If Bayley is unable to compete at SummerSlam, who will challenge the so-called “Goddess of WWE” for her coveted championship? Hopefully, details will emerge on Raw.
Does Rollins truly have Ambrose’s back?
After Seth Rollins defeated Sheamus in singles action, The King Slayer fell victim to a 2-on-1 beat-down by the Raw Tag Team Champions, and was ultimately assisted by Dean Ambrose, who ate a Brogue Kick in the process.
But don’t mistake The Lunatic Fringe’s actions for friendship. Ambrose made it clear that he only helped Rollins even the odds against Cesaro & Sheamus so he wouldn’t look like “the jerk,” and that Rollins wouldn’t return the favor if their roles were reversed. Will Rollins have the chance to prove his loyalty on Raw?
The Hardys’ fury has been “awoken”:
After defeating Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson this past Monday night, The Hardy Boyz got the better of both the “good brothers” and The Revival in a three-team melee. In a WWE.com interview following the brawl, Matt & Jeff Hardy referred to an “awakening” within them that will propel them to the Raw Tag Team Titles.
Does a Raw Tag Team Championship opportunity await The Hardy Boyz in the near future?
How will Wyatt respond to Bálor’s mind games?
Bray Wyatt is a master of psychological warfare, but Finn Bálor has a trick or two up his sleeve as well. During The Eater of Worlds’ diatribe in which he boasted about hitting the Irishman with Sister Abigail the previous week, Bálor appeared in the ring from the darkness to ambush Wyatt, then sent the sinister Superstar tumbling out of the ring and up the ramp in retreat. However Wyatt responds tonight, it won’t be subtle.