WWE Raw is heading into WWE Survivor Series 2021 to battle WWE SmackDown in what has become annual brand warfare. Due to the timing of this draft in the calendar year, the lack of brand loyalty has made this PPV meaningless.
Not to mention, the lack of stakes has made this PPV underwhelming as well. Despite those booking mishaps and poor long-term planning, will SmackDown invade Raw on the road to Survivor Series?
In this week’s episode, there is one scheduled match: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship. WWE is still one month away from WWE Survivor Series 2021. There are four matches that are already expected to occur at this PPV event: Big E vs. Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair, Damian Priest vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, and RK-Bro vs. Usos. Since WWE is known for booking curveball title changes before Survivor Series, will anyone stop these champs?
With that being addressed, it’s now time to preview and predict what will actually occur on this week’s episode of WWE Raw.
WWE Raw is scheduled to take place on November 1, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT live on the USA Network. Here are some predictions for this week’s show.
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair [Raw Women’s Championship]
On this week’s WWE Raw, Bianca Belair has the opportunity to get her payback against Becky Lynch for that 26-second loss at SummerSlam. If the end goal was to put the title back on Belair, that booking technique was a convoluted way to severely hurt her momentum while somewhat enhancing her babyface appeal through sympathy.
Furthermore, in order to assure that a babyface battles the heel Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series, it would not be surprising at all to see a title change here. Belair will be the new Raw Women’s Champion for the first time in her career.
Prediction: Bianca Belair
Based on what was teased last week, here are some other matches to expect on this week’s show: AJ Styles & Omos vs. Street Profits, Austin Theory vs. Rey Mysterio, Keith Lee vs. Shelton Benjamin, and Damian Priest vs. T-BAR.
Omos distracted The Street Profits to cost them a shot at RK-Bro’s tag titles last week, so The Street Profits will want their revenge. Austin Theory defeated Dominik Mysterio, so it would be logical for him to battle Dominik’s father and tag team partner next.
Keith Lee defeated Cedric Alexander, so it would be logical for him to battle his tag team partner next, especially after their post-match stare-down last week. Finally, Damian Priest and T-BAR had a pure fist brawl after their match ended in a disqualification last week, so they will likely have a rematch this week.
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