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5 questions we need answered on Raw 11-20

Chris Schubert




Last night, the Survivor Series pay-per-view came and went. By the time it was all over, we were asking more questions than when the night started. Tonight, WWE should try to answer some of those questions on Monday Night Raw.

Here are five questions we need to be answered on tonight’s episode of Raw.

What the heck was that main event?

Overall, the Survivor Series show was OK (TakeOver certainly won the weekend). The main event, however, was a booking nightmare. Guys that should have been put over were eliminated early. And three of the final four superstars in the match were Triple H, Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon. Keep looking for that next star, WWE.

In the end, Raw won after Triple H pinned Shane McMahon while Braun Strowman stood and watched. The show ended with Strowman destroying Triple H and standing tall. It’s a little unclear as to what the main event set up, and the story of the main event really didn’t match up with the story they told leading up to the match itself. So tonight, perhaps we get some answers.

Is Kurt Angle keeping his job?

Speaking of the lead up to Survivor Series, Kurt Angle’s job appears to be safe. Raw won (even though Triple H got Angle eliminated), which should mean that Angle can continue to run Raw. The cloud of what happened last night will obviously hang over Angle, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H for the foreseeable future.

How will Angle respond to being eliminated by his boss?

So, what’s The Shield doing now?

The Shield finally got their return moment. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns stood tall in a big PPV moment for the first time in a very long time, defeating The New Day. It’s common knowledge that Reigns will be facing Lesnar at WrestleMania. In the meantime, keeping the Shield together should allow Reigns to get cheers (although last night didn’t go that way). They should get another feud that carries them through the Rumble before The Big Dog sets his eyes on the one guy he hasn’t beaten: Brock Lesnar.

Is Brock going to be around?

In probably the best match of Survivor Series, Brock Lesnar defeated AJ Styles. So, now what? Brock normally goes away for a while and then returns for the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania season. The catch this time is that Raw doesn’t have a single-branded pay-per-view until February.

They could keep Brock off TV until the Rumble, but that’s close to 10 weeks of TV for WWE’s flagship show without their main champion. It could be used as a time to build up another belt or another division. Either way, tonight will give us a clue.

Where do the women go from here?

Asuka reigned supreme for Team Raw, and Alexa Bliss lost to Charlotte. And there was no Paige. So it’s a simple question, but who challenges for the title next? Does everybody go back to not liking each other? Asuka getting a reward for winning the match for Team Raw is certainly a possibility. Again, not having a PPV until the Rumble gives Raw time to let some stories develop.

Chris is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where he majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has covered spring training, the Super Bowl, WWE and the MLB for a variety of websites in the past.

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