8/8 WWE Raw TV Preview – First match announced, WWE running Orton-Lesnar hype video

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Update: Cesaro did not impress Raw GM Mick Foley enough by defeating Sheamus last week on Raw.

WWE has announced a second Cesaro vs. Sheamus match tonight on Raw.

Update: WWE is planning to run a hype video on Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton called “15 years in the making” during tonight’s Raw.

WWE released a teaser of Orton saying he’s going to “drop this big son-of-a-b—-” at Summerslam in two weeks.

WWE Raw TV Preview 8/8

WWE returns to Anaheim, Calif. on Monday night (5:00 p.m. local time) for this week’s Raw TV in Week 3 of the brand split.

Included is Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan visiting Raw GM Mick Foley to discuss matters related to Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton “crashing” the other shows last week.

Neither Lesnar nor Orton is advertised for Monday’s Raw, setting up Bryan and Foley as surrogates to hype the Lesnar-Orton match at Summerslam.

Also concerning Summerslam is the latest build to Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins for the first Universal Title.

Plus, follow-up on WWE tag champion Big E.’s “injury” at the hands of The Club last week on Raw.

Raw will also feature a guest-starring appearance by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

The advertised talent roster for the Raw TV taping also includes Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho. Plus, Smackdown stars WWE World Hvt. champion Dean Ambrose, John Cena, and A.J. Styles.

Ambrose is scheduled for the “Stone Cold Podcast” on WWE Network after Raw, while Cena and Styles will likely be part of a post-Raw bonus main event.

Torch Reader Alert: We’re looking for a correspondent at the TV taping. Email us at pwtorch@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

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