After months of objectively incredibly repetitive action - much statistical data on the arcs of Apollo Crews, the Hurt Business, Andrade, Angel Garza and the Street Profits bears that out - tonight's WWE Monday Night RAW at least promises some different storyline directions.
It is night two of the 2020 WWE draft - in-the-news Lars Sullivan is in the pot, which is a note of interest in itself - and WWE is continuing to present (if not deliver, looking at the state of the Bayley Vs. Sasha Banks finish from Friday's smackDown) two big matches.
The first is an inter-brand Battle Royal held to determine the next challenger for Asuka's RAW Women's Championship. Of course, Asuka herself won the last match of its type promoted on the main roster, and was already embroiled in the ongoing Sasha Banks/Bayley storyline. So while there's a promise, there's no guarantee of a new challenger. Zelina Vega could simply win it. Moreover, and this should be good - "should" is always the caveat, since so many of these things go five minutes without a finish - Kevin Owens is set to take on Aleister Black in a No Disqualification match.
Both men have exceptional previous under this stipulation, so let's hope we see a sixth.
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