WWE Raw and Smackdown programming will be heated up as much as possible in the wake of the 2020 edition of Summerslam pay-per-view. Next week will mark the go-home episodes of both the shows and some big announcements have been made around these.
Raw & Smackdown – Title Match & Returns announced
As seen on last night’s Smackdown, the next episode of WWE Raw was hyped up with the return announcement of Shawn Michaels. The WWE Hall of Famer will be on Monday’s RAW to address last week’s attack on WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, by Randy Orton.
It should be noted that The Heart Break Kidd does have a long history with Randy Orton, as well who might want to give him a warning for his recent misdeeds on Raw. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is also supposed to be in the segment while prepping for the upcoming title defense against Orton at Summerslam. Following Smackdown, WWE.com addressed the return with the following statement,
“On the final Raw before SummerSlam, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be in attendance. Last Monday, Michaels and the WWE Universe watched as Randy Orton viciously punted Ric Flair, leaving “The Nature Boy” in need of medical attention.
How will HBK respond to seeing one of his closest friends taken out by The Viper? Tune in to Raw, this Monday at 8/7 C on USA to find out!”
It’s been also mentioned on Smackdown that there are rumors about Rey Mysterio’s potential return to RAW, next week. Rey has been off TV for several weeks, since losing the “Eye For An Eye” match at WWE’s “The Horror Show at Extreme Rules” event, while his son Dominik Mysterio is continuing the feud with Rollins. Dominik vs. Rollins will go down at SummerSlam where Dominik will be able to use weapons.
As for Raw, it has already been previously announced that Mickie James will be back to in-ring return for Monday’s show. She will be wrestling Natalya in a singles competition.
Next week’s Smackdown will also have a mega title match on the card when AJ Styles defends his Intercontinental Title against Jeff Hardy in a first-time matchup. The two had a confrontation, this week where Hardy wanted to step into the ring with the Phenomenal One. WWE officials granted his request and the match was made official on Twitter.