When: United States: LIVE, Monday Night, October 17, at 8/7c on the USA Network United Kingdom: Tuesday Morning, October 18, at 1AM on Sky Sports 5 HD Where: Pepsi Center Denver, CO WWE Raw preview, Oct. 17, 2016: Goldberg returns to answer Heyman’s challenge As WWE Universe members worldwide pit Goldberg and Brock Lesnar against each other in WWE 2K17, that video game matchup is beginning to materialize in the real world as WCW icon Goldberg heads to Raw in Denver to answer Paul Heyman’s challenge to “fight” The Beast Incarnate one-on-one. Will the former World Heavyweight Champion agree to this anticipated confrontation? Goldberg confirms return to WWE next Monday night on Raw The modern-day dream match once thought possible only in WWE 2K17 might become a reality sooner than you think. After Goldberg’s recent SportsCenter comments about returning to WWE and facing Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman threw down the gauntlet on Raw, issuing a harshly worded challenge to a “fight” on behalf of his client. His parting words to the former World Heavyweight Champion? “You’re next.” Shortly after Heyman’s incendiary remarks, Goldberg took to Twitter to reveal that he’ll be responding to the advocate’s challenge in person, live next Monday night in Denver. Will the iconic Goldberg — unseen in a WWE ring for 12 years — agree to battle one of the most destructive forces in WWE’s New Era? This potential collision might have been born out of the fantasy world of video games, but the barbaric consequences will be all too real. Game on. Will Team Red accept SmackDown LIVE’s Survivor Series challenges? Ever since the WWE Brand Extension Draft back in July, competition has been fierce between Raw and SmackDown LIVE. Whether it’s been Raw Superstar Brock Lesnar colliding with Team Blue’s Randy Orton at SummerSlam, Jack Swagger’s recent defection from the red brand to the blue brand or the ongoing ratings war between both shows, the tension continues to mount. On Tuesday night, SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan threw down the heaviest challenge yet, proposing three Survivor Series Elimination Matches pitting Raw and SmackDown LIVE’s best Superstars against each other. On Sunday, Nov. 20, live on WWE Network, Team Red and Team Blue could end up battling in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Match, a 5-on-5 Tag Team Elimination Match and a Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Match—but only if Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley accept the trio of challenges. Will Raw leadership respond on Monday night? Can Kevin Owens escape Seth Rollins’ wrath this week? For the second week in a row, WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens looked on as Seth Rollins concluded Raw by driving Chris Jericho’s face into the canvas with a Pedigree. Whether The Prizefighter will suffer his “best friend’s” fate certainly before he defends Raw’s flagship title against The Architect inside Hell in a Cell on Oct. 30 remains to be seen. Owens had best cherish the weeks leading up to his perilous title defense. Because at WWE Hell in a Cell, there will be nowhere to run. Is Sasha Banks Charlotte-proof going into Hell in a Cell? Newly former Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte might have a future as a percussionist — she has been tapping a lot lately. One week after Sasha Banks made “The Queen” submit to the Banks Statement to reclaim the prestigious title, The Boss made The Nature Girl tap out in a Mixed Tag Team Match. Both Superstars are preparing to make history in the first Women’s Hell in a Cell Match, but Charlotte might need to devise a new strategy if she stands a chance of conquering both Sasha and the Cell itself on Sunday, Oct. 30. And that new strategy may need to start falling into place starting this Monday on Raw. Can Cesaro & Sheamus get it together before their Raw Tag Team Title opportunity? Sheamus wasn’t exactly the best cornerman during Cesaro’s singles match against Kofi Kingston this past week on Raw — he was more interested in Facebook Live than the bout itself.—Then again, The Celtic Warrior and The Swiss Superman haven’t exactly clicked as a team since Raw General Manager Mick Foley forced them to join forces. But now, their Raw Tag Team Championship opportunity against The New Day at WWE Hell in a Cell is just weeks away, and these two bruisers can’t walk down a hallway together without sparking a furniture-tossing argument. Will this tumultuous team finally see the light this Monday night? Will Bayley be forced to unleash her vicious side against Dana Brooke? If you followed Bayley’s career in WWE NXT, you know that despite her affinity for bright colors, inflatable tube men and, yes, hugging, she’s an indomitable warrior when she steps between those ropes. By ambushing Bayley last week, Dana Brooke continued to chip away at the upbeat Superstar’s cheerful exterior, and we doubt she’s fully prepared for what lies beneath. Don’t miss Raw at 8/7 C on USA Network, and be sure to tune in to Raw Pre-Show at 7:30 ET on all of WWE’s digital platforms.