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WWE Raw preview, June 12, 2017: Brock Lesnar returns to confront Samoa Joe
One week after Samoa Joe put Brock Lesnar’s advocate, Paul Heyman, in the excruciating Coquina Clutch, the Universal Champion is coming to Raw to answer his challenger for the title at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event. Will The Beast Incarnate get his hands on The Samoan Submission Machine? Also on Raw, The Hardy Boyz face Cesaro & Sheamus in a rematch for the Raw Tag Team Titles!
Will Brock Lesnar bring the pain to Samoa Joe?
You should never intentionally provoke Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, and you definitely shouldn’t put your hands on his advocate, Paul Heyman. And yet, Samoa Joe accomplished both of those feats last Monday night on Raw when, in a difficult-to-watch show of force, he viciously locked Heyman in the Coquina Clutch.
The Samoan Submission Machine’s message was received by the Universal Champion, who will respond to his No. 1 contender’s sadistic attack this Monday on Raw. The juggernauts’ Universal Title clash at the debut WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event is still weeks away, but someone’s going to get burned Monday night. Will it be Joe or Lesnar?
The Hardy Boyz challenge Cesaro & Sheamus for the Raw Tag Team Titles in anticipated rematch
Just one week after losing the Raw Tag Team Championship in a brutal Steel Cage Match at WWE Extreme Rules, The Hardy Boyz invoke their rematch clause against new titleholders Cesaro & Sheamus this Monday night, live on Raw.
Last Monday, The Celtic Warrior boasted that Matt & Jeff were “sitting at home, licking their wounds — Jeff gluing in his false tooth — just dreaming about their rematch.” This Monday night, the dream becomes a reality much sooner than the champions likely anticipated.
Can The Hardy Boyz reclaim the titles they won during their triumphant return at WrestleMania, or will Cesaro & Sheamus continue to raise the figurative bar in Team Red’s tandem division?
Who is Enzo Amore & Big Cass’ attacker?
As Raw General Manager Kurt Angle deals with a mysterious scandal that could threaten his career, he also has a mystery on his show to solve: Who is attacking Enzo Amore & Big Cass?
After Enzo was laid out backstage twice in as many weeks, his 7-foot tag team partner suffered the same fate this past Monday night, and it was Amore’s missing chain that was found at the scene of the crime. Whoever is behind the attacks is clearly trying to drive a wedge between The Certified Gs — or perhaps there’s more to the Enzo & Cass situation than we’ve been led to believe.
As the list of potential suspects continues growing to include everyone from known enemies like The Revival to, in Big Cass’ eyes, friends like Big Show, expect this mystery to continue unraveling on Raw.
Can Alexa Bliss evade Nia Jax's fury?
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss promised Nia Jax a title opportunity, and Raw General Manager Kurt Angle ensured that the self-proclaimed “Goddess of WWE” honored her word. Alexa came to regret that decision as she absorbed the powerhouse’s offense this past Monday night on Raw. In fact, had Alexa not incited a brawl with Mickie James and Dana Brooke at ringside, we might have a new Raw Women’s Champion who is, as the song affirms, “not like most girls.”
Although we can’t necessarily assume that Alexa was looking to win via disqualification — even if her nefarious track record strongly suggests it — the conclusion of the title bout was undoubtedly unsatisfying for the challenger, who laid out everyone in her path afterward. Given the circumstances, will Jax receive another opportunity at Alexa’s title?
Is Bray Wyatt coming for The Kingslayer?
After Seth Rollins dismissed Bray Wyatt as a “false prophet” in a backstage interview this past Monday night, The Eater of Worlds retaliated with a well-timed distraction during The Kingslayer’s main event clash with Samoa Joe — an interference that left Rollins susceptible to the dreaded Coquina Clutch.
Did The Kingslayer make a huge mistake in attracting the attention of one of the eeriest Superstars in WWE history?
Will Dean Ambrose strike again?
Something tells us Dean Ambrose was sneaking into parties long before he ever pursued a career as a WWE Superstar. After Raw General Manager Kurt Angle sternly told the fired-up Lunatic Fringe to leave Raw and cool down last week, the unstable competitor nevertheless found a way back into the building to launch a sneak attack against The Miz, who captured Ambrose’s Intercontinental Title the previous night at WWE Extreme Rules.
Ambrose is in hungry pursuit of his rematch and will relentlessly stalk The A-Lister until he gets what he wants. Miz might want to pack an extra pair of designer sunglasses for this week’s Raw, since he’ll need to have eyes in the back of his head.
Don’t miss any of the action on Raw, Monday at 8/7 C on USA Network!