According to a June 16 report from Fansided, tonight’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw is an absolute must-watch. The episode, which airs live at 8 p.m. on the USA Network, is expected to feature fallout from last week’s “Raw,” plus build-up for the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view. The top story to watch revolves around the Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which goes down later this month in Boston.
When Daniel Bryan went down with a neck injury, WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon stripped him of the belt and decided to put the title on the line in the Money in the Bank ladder match. So far, five men have been officially announced for the match. Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Randy Orton will be taking part in the Money in the Bank ladder match, but at least one more superstar will be added to the main event. That man will likely be revealed tonight on WWE Monday Night Raw.
Some names that have been thrown around as possible final entries into the match include Bo Dallas, Cody Rhodes or Fandango, but John Cena remains the top name in the mix. Cena, 37, is a former WWE champion, and he’s a perennial contender for the belt. The WWE would be smart to add Cena to the Money in the Bank main event, since he’s such a well-known star and fan favorite.
Elsewhere on WWE Monday Night Raw, WWE Universe will learn more about the budding rivalry between Seth Rollins and The Shield. Rollins turned on The Shield two weeks ago by aligning himself with Evolution after cracking Roman Reigns in the back with a steel chair, so Dean Ambrose has been waiting patiently for his chance to get sweet revenge. The WWE will likely want to save an actual match between Ambrose and Rollins for a future pay-per-view card, so they might just script them to yell at each other during tonight’s show.
In other action, Goldust will be getting a new tag-team partner this week, just a month after The Brotherhood split up. Who will it be? The only way to find out is by tuning in to WWE Monday Night Raw. Also on the card, Bo Dallas looks to extend his winning streak to eight with a match against an opponent that hasn’t yet been announced. Dallas is 7-0 since joining the WWE main card roster.
Besides Cena and The Shield, Wade Barrett, Cesaro, Rob Van Dam, Sheamus and Big E are also confirmed for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw. Capping off the event, Cena joins The Shield’s Reigns and Ambrose for a bout against Wyatt, Randy Orton and Rollins. That match isn’t expected to be televised.