Here are the biggest questions coming out of WWE Raw this week.
The Sept. 14 episode of WWE Raw closed with RETRIBUTION ruining a match between Keith Lee and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Had Lee won the match, he would have earned an opportunity at McIntyre’s championship. McIntyre is currently still scheduled to face Randy Orton, though the Viper has been absent from television after absorbing three Claymores from McIntyre.
But that wasn’t the only big development on this week’s show. Zelina Vega stepped up as Asuka’s next possible challenger, Seth Rollins won a steel cage match over Dominik Mysterio, and Braun Strowman showed up in Raw Underground.
Here are five burning questions after the show.
What is Braun Strowman’s ceiling in WWE Raw Underground?
Braun Strowman was a SmackDown superstar and held the Universal Championship on the Blue Brand before dropping it to Bray Wyatt at SummerSlam. The Monster Among Men turned heel after feuding with Wyatt, as the Fiend drowned him in the swamp during the Wyatt Swamp Fight at Extreme Rules in July.
Now, Strowman has shown up on WWE Raw, perhaps via a trade like Mandy Rose, and he wreaked havoc on Raw Underground. Next week, Strowman will face Dabba-Kato on Raw Underground, which will be a battle between one of WWE’s most established big men and a wrestler who could quickly make a name for himself on Raw Underground.
But what is Strowman’s upside on Raw Underground? That’s unclear. He could be an important recurring character and even a champion if the “show” adds a title. Raw Underground could be a great way for Strowman to build another side of his character. In terms of lasting power, I’m not so sure, but we’ll see how long Braun spends. He’s always belonged on Raw anyway.