The main event of No Mercy, the next PPV, was confirmed, too. It will see Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship.WWE superstar John Cena is arguably the WWE network’s biggest star. When the WWE brand split took place last year, it seemed strange that Cena was drafted to SmackDown Live, rather than the premiere Monday Night Raw.
The problem for McMahon was the fall in Raw’s viewing figures, and in the absence of top stars like Cena and Brock Lesnar, SmackDown’s numbers started to suffer too.In some ways, Cena’s draft to SmackDown Live was a smart move by Vince McMahon. Cena’s feud with AJ Styles was a huge boon for SmackDown, and the blue brand’s viewing figures quickly caught up with and sometimes surpassed those of Monday Night Raw.Tonight’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw will take place from the FedExForum in Memphis, TN, and it will feature more build up for the upcoming No Mercy pay-per-view.
At SummerSlam, Sasha Banks shocked the world when she defeated Alexa Bliss to become the new Raw Women’s Champion. However, Sasha’s title reign may come to an end tonight, because she’s set to defend the belt against Alexa Bliss. As of this writing no other matches have been announced for tonight’s show.FREE
The answer seems to be that the WWE believes that, not only can they co-exist, but as a tag team they can form a formidable partnership, one that could prove to be an ideal way to boost Reigns’ popularity. If Cena and Reigns are to form a tag partnership, that would rule out claims that Reigns may be about to re-form The Shield tag team.
There is little doubt that Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman will continue their feud into their already announced title bout at No Mercy. Reigns, having feuded with Strowman for much of 2017, seems to be left without a credible storyline. It makes sense for the WWE to use Cena to boost ReignsWrestling Inc. claims that Vince McMahon is using Cena to boost Reigns, so perhaps tonight’s Monday Night Rawwill reveal the role that Cena is to play in the coming months..