Intercontinental Championship Tournament To Start Tonight on WWE Monday Night Raw

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Photo from WWE.com

The WWE announced a short time ago that starting on tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw that a tournament will be held to determine a number one contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The championship is currently held by Big E.

The company hasn’t announced which wrestlers will be competing in the tournament at this time. WWE Monday Night Raw starts at 8 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw takes place in Birmingham, Alabama. We are one week removed from a historic show as we saw Daniel Bryan appear as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, The Shield aligning with the champion, an epic promo by Paul Heyman on Brock Lesnar ending “The Streak” and Cesaro being the new Paul Heyman guy. What can we expect on tonight’s show?

The show tonight will feature a tribute to The Ultimate Warrior, who passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 54. I wouldn’t expect it to be just a whole show showing his best matches and things like that. Expect to see various WWE personal and talent to have video interviews with their thoughts on Warrior and clips of some of his greatest WWE moments.

Would also expect to see the top matches made for Extreme Rules, which takes in three weeks from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. From the way Raw ended last week, I would go with Bryan vs Triple H in the main event and the top underneath match by The Shield vs Kane, Randy Orton and Batista. Their was an ad that came out from the Izod Center over the weekend saying John Cena will be facing Bray Wyatt in an “extreme match”, so we will see if that gets made tonight as well.

Think we will see Cesaro and Paul Heyman continue to feud with Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter to lead to a match at an Extreme Rules. The Cesaro/Heyman pairing is the best thing to happen to Cesaro as now he doesn’t have to talk and let Heyman do that aspect for him.

WWE Monday Night Raw starts at 8 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

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Edge To Return At Next Week’s Monday Night Raw

The WWE announced last night during Monday Night Raw that former WWE champion Edge will be returning next week to Raw. The reason Edge is returning is to hype up the premiere of the television show, “Haven”, which premieres on September 14 on SyFy. Edge plays the character Dwight Hendrickson on the show.

The last time we seen the WWE Hall of Famer on WWE television was last September on an edition of Friday Night Smackdown. Raw takes place next week in Toronto.

After the announcement on Raw, Edge promoted his appearance on Twitter.

It is only a one off appearance at this time as Edge isn’t under a WWE contract.

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WWE Night of Champions Main Event Announced At Smackdown Tapings

It was announced at last night’s WWE Smackdown tapings in Bakersfield, California that the main event for WWE’s Night of Champions will be Randy Orton defending his WWE championship against Daniel Bryan.

The feud started started when Bryan defeated John Cena for the WWE title on Sunday at Summerslam. Orton came out after the match, while Bryan was celebrating, he received a pedigree by Triple H. “The Viper” then proceded to come into the ring and pin Bryan to win the title.

On Monday’s WWE Monday Night Raw, Orton gave an RKO to Bryan as the former champion tried to enter the ring.

WWE’s Night of Champions takes place on Sunday, September 15 from the Joe Louis Arena in Detriot, Michigan.

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