9/12 WWE Raw TV Preview – Kevin Owens in high-stakes main event, Best-of-Seven continues; Smackdown house show with Cena, Styles & Ambrose

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


WWE Raw TV Preview 9/12

WWE returns to Baltimore, Md. on Monday night for this week’s Raw TV against Week 1 of Monday Night Football.

Raw’s top item is Roman Reigns facing WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens in a non-title match. If Reigns wins, he is added to a Universal Title match between Owens and Seth Rollins at the Clash of Champions PPV in two weeks.

Plus, the Best-of-Seven Series between Cesaro and Sheamus continues. Sheamus is up 3-1 after losing Match #4 to Cesaro last week in London, England.

WWE is also advertising U.S. champion Rusev, Chris Jericho, and Enzo Amore & Big Cass. Locally, the Royal Farms Arena is advertising WWE tag champions New Day, Sami Zayn, and WWE Women’s champion Charlotte.

For the live crowd in Baltimore, WWE is advertising Reigns & Enzo & Cass vs. Owens & Jericho & Rusev in a six-man tag match.

WWE Smackdown Live Show 9/12

The day after the Backlash PPV, the Smackdown brand travels to Fairfax, Virginia for a house show.

Three big matches are advertised, subject to change because of Randy Orton’s concussion situation that kept him off the PPV.

  • A.J. Styles vs. John Cena
  • Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
  • Also scheduled: IC champ The Miz, The Usos, new Women’s champion Becky Lynch, Natalya, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, American Alpha, Kane.

Torch Reader Alert: We’re looking for reports from both shows. Email us at pwtorch@gmail.com if you attend.

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