WWE Raw preview and predictions for the main segments airing August 10th.
WWE Raw Preview & Predictions
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, August 10, 2020
Where: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, FL
TV: USA Network
WWE Raw 8/10 Show Preview
Before Raw went on the air last week, WWE broke news that the episode would feature the return of Shane McMahon and the arrival of a new stable looking to wreak havoc on WWE. While McMahon did return and there was a sighting of the new faction, it didn’t quite the deliver. McMahon introduced Raw Underground, a backstage “fight club” where anything goes while the new disguised faction just ran around backstage throwing molotov cocktails. It wasn’t quite what anyone expected so hopefully we will get more clarity on all of this this week. I think we will after the new faction, calling themselves Retribution, caused chaos to end Smackdown Friday night.
The big matches being advertised for this edition of Raw are Randy Orton facing off against Kevin Owens and Bayley going one on one with Asuka. If Asuka defeats Bayley, she will face Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship at Summerslam. With Summerslam less than two weeks away, Raw’s side of the card should be finalized on this episode of Raw.
Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
Randy Orton and Kevin Owens are two the best WWE has to offer so their match on Raw should be a great one. After Orton’s friend and current sidekick, the great Ric Flair, gave Owens’ some unwanted “advice” on his career last week, Owens challenged Orton to a match to prove that his career is going just fine. But with Orton on his way to face Drew McIntyre at Summerslam for the WWE Championship, there is no way Orton is losing this match.
Orton has built up so much momentum this year due to his amazing feud with Edge that to beat him less than two weeks before the biggest show of the summer is asinine. Owens doesn’t really have a storyline at the moment so maybe this will be the start of one for him. In the few times they have faced each other in the past, Orton and Owens delivered in the ring so I expect the same here. This match should be given a good amount of time due to the stature of both stars.
Bayley vs. Asuka
Asuka wants her revenge and the Raw Women’s Championship and to do that, she has to go through Bayley. And with no other obvious challenger in sight for Sasha Banks at Summerslam, Asuka will probably beat Bayley. Bayley, the Smackdown Women’s Champion, also has to be on the lookout for the other women on Raw.
After Stephanie McMahon announced that Bayley will face the winner of a tri-brand battle royal scheduled to take place on Smackdown this week, the champ has a target on her back. So even if Sasha Banks tries to interfere on Bayley’s behalf, there is a locker room full of women ready to back up Asuka. Bayley and Asuka are two of the greatest women wrestlers of all time so this match will be great. With all the history these two have with each other, this will be a lengthy match. It should also be the main event of Raw.
WWE Raw 8/10 Predictions
10 PT Pick = Main Event Match Time OVER 13:00 MINS
9 PT Pick = Kevin Owens VS. Randy Orton OVER 12:30 MINS
8 PT Pick = Bayley VS. Asuka OVER 12:30 MINS