WWE Raw Preview, Nov. 13, 2017: Roman Reigns Returns
Monday, November 13, 2017
With Raw and SmackDown’s battle for brand supremacy at Survivor Series fast approaching, Roman Reigns returns to stand alongside his Shield brothers, who were robbed of the Raw Tag Team Titles thanks to The New Day this past Monday night. Will The Big Dog’s presence change the already-tumultuous landscape of WWE’s fall classic? Also on Raw, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar addresses his new Survivor Series opponent, WWE Champion AJ Styles, and the red brand reacts to the shocking addition of John Cena to Team SmackDown.
The Big Dog is back:
Sidelined due to illness and forced to miss The Shield’s anticipated return match at WWE TLC, Roman Reigns returns to Raw this Monday night to stand alongside Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose.
The New Day’s distraction this past week resulted in Cesaro & Sheamus essentially stealing the Raw Tag Team Titles from Rollins & Ambrose, so the reunited Hounds of Justice have multiple bones to pick as they seek retribution not only against The Bar, but Team Blue as well.
Now that The Big Dog is stepping back into his yard, will the reunion of The Shield have Survivor Series implications?
The Beast Incarnate sounds off on The Phenomenal One:
Jinder Mahal might have been the one to throw down the gauntlet for a Champion vs. Champion Match against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, but it will be new WWE Champion AJ Styles who stands in the path of The Beast Incarnate next Sunday night in Houston.
Following The Phenomenal One’s defeat of The Modern Day Maharaja on SmackDown LIVE in Manchester, U.K., Lesnar and his associate Paul Heyman now look to invite an entirely different potential resident to Suplex City at WWE’s fall classic.
Most “don’t want none” from Styles, but The Phenomenal One has never faced anyone like The Conqueror. Styles had best be watching with the rest of us when Lesnar and Heyman make their red brand return.
Can Team Raw counter Mr. “Hustle, Loyalty & Respect”?
Two days after Kurt Angle finalized his Survivor Series squad by adding Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe to the mix, SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon dropped a social media bombshell by selecting 16-time World Champion John Cena as the fifth member of his team.
Team Red is full of heavy-hitters, including Bálor, Joe, Braun Strowman, Jason Jordan and Angle himself, but the addition of The Cenation Leader just might tip the scales in favor of the blue brand. How will Monday Night Raw respond to this challenge?
Triple Threat Match to determine final member of Raw Women's Survivor Series squad:
Alicia Fox is as unstable as they come, but she’s clearly taking her captainship of the Raw Women’s Survivor Series team seriously.
This past Monday night, Fox added Asuka and Sasha Banks to her team, which also includes herself and the forceful Nia Jax. Who will fill that all-too-crucial final slot? We’ll find out on Raw when Bayley, Mickie James and Dana Brooke collide in a Triple Threat Match, with the winner becoming the fifth Superstar to represent Team Red in the Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match.
Will Kane once again bring the fight to The Monster Among Men?
Braun Strowman’s Running Powerslam has taken out countless Superstars over the past few months, but for Kane this past Monday night, The Monster Among Men’s ring-shaking finishing maneuver barely made an impact.
Sitting up in true Big Red Machine fashion after being planted into the canvas, Kane was ultimately driven off after a massive clothesline sent him over the top rope (he landed on his feet, by the way), but something tells us the masked terror isn’t finished with Strowman just yet.
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