Next week’s Raw might be the final episode before WWE Extreme Rules, and it seems as if the company want to make the show feel “must-see” to build interest towards the big pay-per-view.
After being challenged by Andrade and Zelina Vega, WWE has confirmed that Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins will team up to take on the two Smackdown superstars in mixed tag team action as part of what is being billed as a “Double Main Event” on Raw.
BREAKING: @BeckyLynchWWE & @WWERollins teaming against @AndradeCienWWE & @Zelina_VegaWWE as part of #MondayNightRaw double main event! – @SInow @JustinBarrasso have the exclusive #ExtremeRules https://t.co/3RdSrV3m3G
— WWE Public Relations (@WWEPR) July 5, 2019
Sports Illustrated‘s Justin Barrasso has confirmed the other big match booked for Monday’s show. Raw is scheduled to see Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon team up to take on Roman Reigns and a partner of Shane’s choosing.
The match has important potential ramifications for Extreme Rules, with The Undertaker being pulled from the upcoming pay-per-view if he interferes in the aforementioned tag team match.
“Raw will also include a match pitting Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns and a partner that McMahon gets to choose. Reigns is teaming with The Undertaker next Sunday at Extreme Rules against McMahon and McIntyre in a no holds barred tag match. If The Undertaker interferes in the match on Raw, then he is automatically removed from Extreme Rules.”
This is likely part of Paul Heyman’s plan to make sure Raw is must-see, with the advocate to Brock Lesnar reportedly being behind several of Raw’s key segments this week.