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WWE Raw preview (July 31, 2017): Confluence

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Team Red heads to Kurt Angle and Corey Graves' hometown of Pittsburgh, and they're bringing a main event worthy of where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet to form the Ohio... a Triple Threat!

The Headliner

When Braun Strowman returned from injuries suffered after Great Balls of Fire to get revenge on the man who tried to kill him in an ambulance, he also threw the top of the Raw card into chaos. The Monster Among Men wrecked his nemesis Roman Reigns and the wrestler he was competing with to determine the #1 contender for Brock Lesnar's Universal title, Samoa Joe.

General Manager Angle opted to address everyone's claims to a title shot - Strowman defeating Reigns at the last pay-per-view (PPV), Roman almost killing Braun and Joe hanging with Brock (and proving to be very popular with the WWE Universe by virtue of being very good at this whole sports entertainement thing) - by putting them all in a Fatal 4Way with the champ for SummerSlam.

And with several weeks to go until Brooklyn... you know what that means!

We'll get the series of matches between the trio of full-time Superstars started with a Triple Threat tonight. And while Lesnar doesn't wrestle on regular TV, he will be in the 'Burgh, making this the proverbial combustible situation.

The title scene

Things didn't work out too well the last time Bayley was in a feud with Women's champ Alexa Bliss. Will they be different now that the Hugster's defeated her best friend Sasha Banks for another opportunity to take down The Goddess at SummerSlam? Before we worry about that, we should probably keep an eye on how The Boss handles this setback.

Intercontinental champion The Miz suffered a defeat in last week's show-closing match when Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins set aside their differences to take down The Miztourage. Tonight, the A-Lister is moving on, putting himself right in the middle of another big storyline when he interviews Angle's long lost son and new Raw Superstar, Jason Jordan, on Miz TV.

Based on the official preview for Raw on, it seems safe to assume tag titleholders Cesaro and Sheamus will still be watching from the sidelines (the Celtic Warrior is off doing his best Miz impression in Hollywood). There's a couple teams who might be angling for a shot at the straps as soon as Shea-saro are ready. If Dean can learn to trust Seth again, the former Shield brothers proved a week ago they've still got the old Hounds of Justice chemistry. And The Revival have bounced back from Dash Wilder's injury, spending the past few Mondays defeating former champs Gallows and Anderson and The Hardyz.

After the most recent 205 Live, it looks like Cruiserweight champ Neville might be headed to his own Triple Threat soon. Ariya Daivari earned a countout win over the King when he shoved him into their mutual nemesis, Akira Tozawa - who is still trying to convince his manager Titus O'Neil to let him fight with a bum shoulder.

Other stuff to keep an eye on:

- He won a match, but lost his name. We'll see if Elias is booked to do anything interesting to build off his Bray Wyatt-assisted win over Finn Bálor, but we're pretty sure all eyes are going to be on the coming Eater of Worlds vs. Demon battle.

- She managed to get on TV in an interesting way, but Emma only bought herself a beating at the hands of Nia Jax.

- Big Cass is making a living throwing Enzo Amore around, and putting Big Show down when he comes to his little buddy's rescue.

Three weeks until SummerSlam!

What will you be looking for on Raw tonight?

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