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WWE Raw preview, May 29, 2017: Team Red prepares to go Extreme with two must-see matchups

Just six nights before WWE Extreme Rules, each participant in Sunday’s Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match will see action on Raw. Per Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, Finn Bálor, Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe will clash in a Triple Threat Match, while former Shield allies Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will collide one-on-one!
Finn Bálor faces two diabolical Superstars in a Triple Threat Match



Finn Bálor has no shortage of confidence heading into the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match next Sunday; he even received a ringing endorsement from Paul Heyman last Monday night. However, this week on Raw, the charismatic Irishman goes up against Samoa Joe and Bray Wyatt, two Superstars who, while hardly allies, were successful against Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins in this past Monday’s main event.

As will be the case at WWE Extreme Rules, it will be every man for himself in this Triple Threat contest, and it will be a true test for the Irishman as he looks to officially begin his journey to Suplex City, where Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will be waiting. Can Bálor back up his boasts and defeat both The Samoan Submission Machine and The Eater of Worlds, or will one of his sinister opponents have their arm raised in victory when the chaos concludes?
Roman Reigns faces his former Shield “brother”



Even though they might find themselves facing common enemies from time to time, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins are hardly friends. That should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with their checkered past — namely The Kingslayer’s dismantling of The Shield back in 2014 — or to anyone who witnessed last Monday night’s main event, where a miscommunication between the one-time Hounds of Justice resulted in a loss to the formidable team of Bray Wyatt & Samoa Joe.

Reigns and Rollins will face each other in the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match next Sunday, but first, they’ll battle one-on-one on Raw. Will the former friends finally settle their differences, or might their longstanding rivalry reignite just six nights before WWE Extreme Rules?
Who attacked Enzo Amore?



The outspoken Enzo Amore has made countless enemies since his arrival on Raw last year, so Raw General Manager Kurt Angle’s official investigation into his mysterious backstage attack this past Monday night might take a while.

As The Olympic Hero searches for answers to this heinous assault, so too does Big Cass, but we doubt The Realest Guy in the Room will follow due process as he hunts down his friend’s unknown attacker. The Certified Gs have most recently had issues with Apollo Crews and his new mentor, Titus O’Neil, but this type of behavior doesn’t seem on-message for “The Titus Brand.” Could it be another tag team looking to make a name for themselves? Maybe Goldust and his new, ruthless attitude is to blame. As speculation continues to swirl around this shocking incident, don’t expect this unnamed assailant to be hidden for long.
The Hardy Boyz get cagey



After defeating Sheamus this past Monday night, Matt Hardy revealed that he and his brother Jeff would defend the Raw Tag Team Titles in a Steel Cage Match at WWE Extreme Rules, choosing to battle Sheamus & Cesaro in one of the most barbaric battlegrounds WWE has to offer.

Late Monday night, The Celtic Warrior tweeted that he and his partner are “gonna rewrite the rules of extreme.”

Will Sheamus & Cesaro give The Hardy Boyz a primer on those rewritten rules on Raw?
Can Bayley go to the Extreme against Alexa Bliss?



One week after Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss brutalized Bayley with a kendo stick, the self-proclaimed “Goddess of WWE” used the same devious implement to attack Mickie James, prompting The Huggable One to charge the ring and nearly give Alexa a taste of her own medicine.

Bayley intends to reclaim the Raw Women’s Title in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match at WWE Extreme Rules, but we haven’t seen the fan-favorite Superstar truly embrace her Extreme side against Alexa. Will Bayley finally “stick it” to Little Miss Bliss on Raw?

Don’t miss any of the action on Monday Night Raw at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Finn Bálor faces two diabolical Superstars in a Triple Threat Match
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No mention of the IC title feud :rolleyes:

I'm hyped for the Seth/Roman match though :woo ROLLEIGNS!!
 
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Seth should defeat Reigns clean on Monday. Reigns sets up for the spear, charges Seth, but Seth counters with a small package.

No Strowman, no fucks given.
I like Braun, but I'm happy we're getting a break from him. I'd rather see him get Brock at Summerslam than a B Level PPV. Braun will interfere and cause a no contest in the Balor/Brock match.
 

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RAW was pretty good last week. Can they do it again?
If you just scroll down the preview and quickly look at the bold text it looks like an intriguing show. One of the my biggest complaints about RAW over the years is their inability or refusal to do more storylines that go backstage. So I'm excited to see where this Enzo storyline goes. On RAW I'd like to see Cass angrily seeking information about what happened to Enzo. That will make it that much better when it's revealed that he took him out.
 

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Why are they giving marquee matches like Reigns VS Rollins away for free? WHY?
Rollins beat Reigns clean for the title last year. Did they even wrestle 1 on 1 since then? Why throw a program like this out the window?

Create Must-see TV instead of Must-see matches.
 

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Seth should defeat Reigns clean on Monday. Reigns sets up for the spear, charges Seth, but Seth counters with a small package.
I think Bray, Joe, or both interfere to keep it from finishing that easily on a RAW episode. Seth and Roman have still been tagging with them on house shows and have added that 'miscommunication' spot from last Monday, then they fist bump at the end to show it's all good. It'd be interesting if they used this to set up a possible feud for them, they've gotta have something to do until mid-July when Braun returns.


I like Braun, but I'm happy we're getting a break from him. I'd rather see him get Brock at Summerslam than a B Level PPV. Braun will interfere and cause a no contest in the Balor/Brock match.

Think you're right about BB&B.
 

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Go home show, so the real question is will we see a contract signing? I'll say 100% chance. Probably be the women's title, Bayley will finally tag Alexa back with the kendo stick and they'll be 50/50 going into the PPV in that regard.

Could absolutely see the kendo stick being on the table during the segment and then Alexa tries to grab it but Bayley beats her to it, which will drive home the "first one to get is the only one that can use it" stipulation.
 

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Go home show, so the real question is will we see a contract signing? I'll say 100% chance. Probably be the women's title, Bayley will finally tag Alexa back with the kendo stick and they'll be 50/50 going into the PPV in that regard.

Could absolutely see the kendo stick being on the table during the segment and then Alexa tries to grab it but Bayley beats her to it, which will drive home the "first one to get is the only one that can use it" stipulation.
I bet Alexa will beat up Bayley with the kendo stick and then go on to beat her again at Extreme Rules, because this entire feud has been so one-sided and Alexa has stood tall at the end of all of her segments
 

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I bet Alexa will beat up Bayley with the kendo stick and then go on to beat her again at Extreme Rules, because this entire feud has been so one-sided and Alexa has stood tall at the end of all of her segments
She didn't exactly stand tall last week at the end of the segment.

Anyway, can they have two good weeks in a row? Gonna be tough.
 

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They promote Golddust and Titus but not the Cruiserweight champion Neville or Austin Aries. Lol. This harder they strain, the more this show turns into a creative prolapse.

Let's count the nostalgia acts right now: Mickie James (should be doing her cowgirl gimmick), Matt and Jeff Hardy (should be doing their gonzo gimmick), and Golddust (we're suddenly supposed to take him serious after 17 years of jobbing and jokes).

I demand a Stevie Richards nostalgia jobber run!
 

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In for the Titus brand, don't usually like stuff like that but for some reason I'm loving Titus and Apollo together.

As for the rest, some good matches announced, hopefully Alexa gets more mic time and who attacked Enzo creates a good story.
 

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I don't think Bayley should hit Alexa with the stick until Extreme Rules since that looks to be the build. Bayley will whack the fuck out of her at the PPV but lose the match so she won't look too bad.
 
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