8/18 WWE Raw Pre-Show notes: Live coverage of the live WWE Network broadcast
By Jason Powell
The following is live notes of the WWE Raw pre-show that is being broadcast on the WWE Network. Refresh the page for the latest updates if you are reading this prior to Raw.
-Byron Saxton, Booker T, and Alex Riley served as hosts for the show. They focussed heavily on Brock Lesnar beating John Cena to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. Footage was shown of Lesnar hitting numerous German suplexes on Cena, and of Lesnar sitting up Undertaker style. They showed tweets from Brock Lesnar, Steve Austin, and Mick Foley regarding the main event.
-The hosts hyped SummerSlam Backstage Pass as airing on WWE Network right after Raw.
-Brock Lesnar will be presented with a new WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt on tonight's Raw.
-The hosts discussed how John Cena would respond mentally to the beating he took at SummerSlam.
-The focus shifted to Nikki Bella turning on Brie Bella to give Stephanie McMahon the win at SummerSlam.
-Roman Reigns, Rob Van Dam, and Sheamus vs. Randy Orton, Ryback, and Curtis Axel was announced for Raw.
-The hosts closed the show with their predictions segment.
Powell's POV: This was probably the best that the hosts have done when it comes to delivering analysis and entertaining conversation. They focussed on Brock Lesnar and John Cena and broke it down nicely.
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