While the battle lines for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live were drawn a few weeks ago with the brand extension and the WWE Draft, Randy Orton decided to cross them when he crashed last Monday’s episode and delivered an RKO Outta Nowhere on his SummerSlam opponent Brock Lesnar during the show’s main event segment.
Lesnar got his revenge by attacking Orton the next night on Smackdown and delivering an F-5 after his match. Expect that to be the main focus of tonight’s episode when Raw heads to the home of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Raw General Manager Mick Foley has invited Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan to his show so they can hash out details of how they can avoid this from happening again just 13 days away from SummerSlam.
You can also expect the feud between WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day and Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows to continue and get more interesting while the impeding United States Championship match between reigning champion Rusev and former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns to gain some steam.
A few more interesting things to watch is the Women’s Championship picture between Sasha Banks and Charlotte, who both always put together some great segments and even greater matches and the budding feud between the former Prime Time Players Darren Young and Titus O’Neil.
Also, you can’t forget the WWE Universal Championship match between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, which has potential to steal the show (sorry, Dolph Ziggler.)
Oh, and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs is making a guest appearance, so that will be fun to see.
You can check out all the information you need to know for tonight’s episode below.
Date: Monday, Aug. 8
Start Time: 8 p.m. EST
Location: Anaheim, California
Venue: Honda Center
TV Info: USA Network
Live Stream: USA Network Live