WWE RAW 20 May 2019 Preview: The SportsRush presents to you the predicted matches and storylines for the upcoming episode of WWE Raw.
Precap- Raw ended last week with Sami Zayn replacing Braun Strowman in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. However, on Sunday, Zayn was attacked before the match, leaving 7 participants in the hunt for the briefcase. Near the end of the brutally violent match, Brock Lesnar ran in, taking Zayn’s place in the match and winning the world championship match contract for himself.
Also Read: Brock Lesnar becomes Mr. Money in the Bank
Here are the predictions for this week’s show.
The Miz and Shane McMahon had an exciting match at Money in the Bank with the SmackDown commissioner barely winning by the skin of his bones. It’s hard to see this feud continuing any longer and with rumors of Shane and Roman feuding till SummerSlam, it’s safe to assume that the Miz will start a new rivalry on Raw now. But with all of the Raw heels already in a feud with someone else or reported to be in feuds with other wrestlers it will be interesting to see where Miz goes from here.
Let’s not kid ourselves, Roman will be on Raw and he will be on every Raw unless he’s injured or sick. Maybe this week we’ll finally see Shane direct his whole attention to Roman.
AJ and Seth lived up to the hype. And while a lot of people thought that the phenomenal one would turn heel at Money in the Bank, the former WWE Champion just shook hands with Seth instead. With no heel turn in sight, the reported match between him and Drew McIntyre at the Extreme Rules Pay per View seems a lot likelier now. The Scottish Psychopath could very likely be AJ’s next feud.
Rollins successfully defended his title against AJ at his first Pay per View since winning the championship. There are rumors that Corbin could be the next in line to challenge Rollins and while that could be true, one cannot count out a Brock Lesnar appearance just to punk out the reigning Universal Champ and gloat over his Money in the Bank Briefcase. When news first broke out that Corbin could be Seth’s next challenger, many people hated the idea. At this point however, it looks like people would rather have Corbin than Lesnar.
Samoa Joe and Rey Mysterio
The screwy finish at Money in the Bank means that this feud still remains. And if last week is anything to go by, expect more taunts about Dominic not being Mysterio’s son.
Following WWE’s decision to punish Lars Sullivan for his controversial remarks, a lot of people thought that the promotion would freeze his push. However, ‘The Freak’ came out on Sunday to lay waste to all three members of the Lucha House Party. Expect Lar’s rampage to continue this week. Wonder what Jobber will he attack tonight?
Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley
The WWE have announced on their website that The Monster among men will clash with Bobby Lashley at the Super Showdown at Jeddah. Now would be the perfect time to build their rivalry because at this point this match there is no interest in this match. Strowman could be looking for Zayn to extract revenge and get ambushed by Lashley to spark a rivalry between the two. Continuity wise that shouldn’t happen though as Lashley was the reason why Zayn was out of commission for so long in storyline. But this is WWE where continuity doesn’t carry for more than a week.
WWE has given us enough hints to know where they’re going with Nikki Cross’s character. It seems that Nikki Cross will become Alexa’s new best friend. Unlike the other girls that were in this role before though, Nikki seems to really idolize Alexa. This has the Micky James Vs Trish Stratus storyline written all over it, except this time the psycho is the face.
Ricochet put up an amazing performance in the Money in the Bank ladder match yesterday. Where does he go from here though? Much like the Miz, Ricochet is also suffering from the absence of decent heels on the show to feud with. Maybe Cesaro or Robert Roode? Let’s see.
Zac Ryder and Curt Hawkins
Ryder and Hawkins have become paper champions. They may hold the top prize of their division but they’re horribly overlooked in favour of other teams just as Shinsuke and Asuka were overlooked during their respective reigns as champions. I don’t think the WWE will find room to feature them and even if they do, expect it to be no more than a filler.
Bray Wyatt and the Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt finally revealed his secret to the world last week. He had learned to tap in to the darkness in his mind to become more sinister than he ever was before. He unveiled his new demonic deranged clown look. The way the show ended last week, looks like Bray will finally make his in-ring debut today. If he does return to the ring who will be his first opponent? The Miz? Ricochet? Or will he prey on lower mid carders until the other faces in the company wind up their on-going feuds?
The Usos and The Revival
Last week the Revival spoke about being serious and showing the Uso’s why they’re the best tag team in the world. Hopefully they will finally take their rivalry to the ring. However, do not count out a Daniel Bryan appearance who may be looking for revenge following their defeat yesterday at the pre-show in the money bank. Or maybe not, because the WWE did tell us last year at the Survivor Series that their pre-show does not matter.
Becky Lynch and Lacey Evans
Becky managed to successfully defend her Raw title against Lacey Evans but lost her SmackDown Championship to Charlotte due to Lacey interrupting. With Bailey cashing in her contract on Charlotte, it looks like Becky is done with the Queen for now. Her feud with Lacey though looks like it’s far from over.