Monday Night Raw preview (19.9.16)

What is to be expected on the go-home show for Clash of Champions this week.

Monday Night Raw preview (19.9.16)
Will Rollins survive his clash with Rusev? Photo- WWE.com

With Clash of Champions taking place on Sunday, it is set to be an important show with Raw providing the final chance for the WWE to push rivalries and add matches to the card. 

Seth Rollins is punished

After interfering in last week's main event match Seth Rollins is set to be punished this week. Mick Foley made it clear that Rollins shouldn't have got involved in the match beforehand and this week the GM has put Rollins into a match with the Bulgarian Brute, Rusev. 

The United States Champion will be appearing his first match after his wedding and he is often known for his aggression within the ring. It is set to be a physical match for Rollins and the last thing that he would want before his Universal Championship match on Sunday. 

However, Rusev also got involved in the match and cost Roman Reigns his chance at entering the Universal Championship match and the rivalry that both men have is clearly not over and the Big Dog might find himself involved in this match to settle the score. 

Match 6: Cesaro vs Sheamus 

This week will see the best of seven series continue between Sheamus and Cesaro and with the score currently at 3-2 to Sheamus it is crucial that the Swiss Superman wins to stay in the competition. With Sheamus just one victory away from earning a title shot there is no doubt that he will be in an even worse mood than usual and fans can expect yet another physical battle to take place. 

Charlotte's under pressure

Last week Sasha Banks defeated both Bayley and Dana Brooke to earn a title shot at Clash of Champions and the Legit Boss is clearly on a pursuit to reclaim her gold which puts Charlotte under extreme pressure. Now firmly on her own, without her dad or Brooke by her side it is now up to the champion to prove her worth, but with Bayley still causing problems for her, she is under pressure from all angles. 

The Cruiserweights arrive 

The new Cruiserweight Champion debuts tonight. Photo- WWE.com
The new Cruiserweight Champion debuts tonight. Photo- WWE.com

They are finally here! After an incredible 10-week journey, seven of the CWC participants will be making their impact felt on Monday Night Raw as the cruiserweight division officially debuts on the red brand. The following names are confirmed:

- Noam Dar

- The Brian Kendrick 

- Gran Metalik

- Lince Dorado 

- Rich Swann

- Cedric Alexander 

As well as the new Cruiserweight Champion and CWC winner, TJ Perkins. It is sure to add an explosive element to Raw and will separate the show from its rival, SmackDown, but how big an impact will they make?