UPDATE x 5: WWE.com has released a new preview for tomorrow’s edition of RAW, which teases that Seth Rollins’ statue might be unveiled this week. The preview also hypes Sting’s appearance on Monday. You can check out the description below.
After beating both Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, absorbing some serious punishment from The Beast Incarnate at WWE Battleground and defeating John Cena for the United States Title at SummerSlam, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has grown pretty fearless as of late, which is probably why he seems unfazed by Sting’s sudden re-emergence in WWE — a return that led to a one-on-one World Title clash between The Architect and The Vigilante at Night of Champions.
Rollins oozed bravado on SmackDown, where he wrote Sting off as an “artifact” and vowed to finish what The Cerebral Assassin started at The Show of Shows by crushing his “old bones to dust.” Is The Architect underestimating the WCW icon?
Plus, there’s still the matter of Rollins’ missing statue, which was to be unveiled last Monday night before Sting’s ambush. Will “The Future of WWE” reclaim his bronze likeness this week?
UPDATE x 4: For those worried about Tropical Storm Erika possibly posing a threat or potential cancellation to RAW and SmackDown on Monday and Tuesday, the storm was downgraded to an “open wave” while in the Caribbean near Cuba. The storm went over some land on Friday night and basically fell apart due to some strong wind shear and the system’s collision with the rugged mountains of Hispaniola. With that being said, there should be no danger to RAW being cancelled or postponed on Monday (August 31) in Tampa, Florida. Just a lot of rain and some wind for the Superstars traveling and the fans attending.
The locally advertised dark match main event will be John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins, Sheamus, and Bray Wyatt.
UPDATE x 3: WWE posted the following to Twitter this morning, confirming Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler for Monday’s episode of RAW:
— WWE (@WWE) August 30, 2015
UPDATE x 2: A Beat the Clock Challenge with Paige, Becky Lynch and Charlotte all competing has been added to Monday’s RAW broadcast. The woman who beats their opponent in the shortest amount of time will earn a title shot at Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella. As previously reported, Sting will open Monday’s WWE RAW broadcast with a promo.
UPDATE: The Dudley Boyz wrote on Twitter that one of them may face a member of The New Day on RAW next week.
ORIGINAL: WWE confirmed via Twitter that Sting will be opening this coming Monday’s WWE RAW broadcast (8/31). You can check out the oficial announcement tweet below. Seth Rollins also commented on the announcement. Sting is scheduled to face Rollins for the WWE world title at Night of Champions on September 20.
— WWE (@WWE) August 29, 2015
Well oh well, look who decided to grow a spine. https://t.co/iySbtv0bxs
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) August 29, 2015