WWE Raw preview: What next for Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar?

A week after his soul-bearing interview, all eyes will be on Brock Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman if he appears tonight on WWE Raw.

The last stop before SummerSlam, when Roman Reigns challenges the Universal Champion, sees the red brand visit Greensboro, North Carolina.

In the unaired final moment of his emotional chat with Renee Young, Heyman seemed to hint that there might be one way Reigns can defeat Brock.

Why he stopped himself from speaking further remains a mystery. Could the master of manipulation have the decisive say in Sunday’s showdown?

Despite her interference in last week’s main event, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss watched on in horror as Ronda Rousey stole the show.

The Baddest Woman on the Planet was competing for the first time on Raw and made Alicia Fox tap out to her excruciating patented armbar.

The UFC Hall of Famer sent a strong message to The Goddess – who has branded her an "overhyped rookie" before their title match at SummerSlam.

Speaking of groundbreaking women, Renee Young will be stepping in for Jonathan Coachman on the Raw announce team as a guest commentator.

Young will work alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves for all three hours, making this the first time a woman has called an entire episode of Raw.

The B-Team are one of the most bewildering underdog stories in recent WWE history, transforming from perennial losers to world-beaters overnight.

However, since Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas captured the Raw Tag Team Championship, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt have stayed hot on their heels.

The Revival have also made clear their intent to lay waste to both teams in pursuit of team red’s tandem titles so tonight will see a triple threat match.

If Braun Strowman loses to Kevin Owens at SummerSlam – be it by pinfall, submission, count-out or disqualification – he will lose his Money in the Bank contract.

Given the ways in which Owens has succeeded in getting under the skin of The Monster Among Men, Strowman might find himself at a rare disadvantage.

One week after Owens stole Braun’s contract, leading Mr. Monster in the Bank to suffer a count-out loss to Jinder Mahal, KO’s machinations got Strowman disqualified when he inadvertently struck The Modern Day Maharaja with the briefcase.

Will Strowman keep it together this week heading into his high-stakes match at SummerSlam? He knocked over a stage last Monday night!

Raw Constable Baron Corbin announced both he and Finn Bálor will be in separate singles matches, six nights before their anticipated match in New York.

Is Corbin devising a way to show up his opponent at The Biggest Event of the Summer after Bálor got the better of him last week?

Even though Seth Rollins is facing Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam, he’s essentially also competing against the imposing Drew McIntyre.

Rollins will meet Ziggler (and McIntyre) for the contract signing that will make their title clash official. Will The Architect be able to repel a 2-on-1 attack if chaos erupts once the ink dries?

Tune into Sky Sports Arena at 1am (Tuesday morning) to watch WWE Raw.

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