It would appear that next week will be a brand-to-brand invitational week, and two men made their presence known on this week’s Raw to set a contest for seven days’ time.
Following a rematch from SummerSlam where The Street Prophets once again defended the Raw Tag Team Championships against Andrade and Angel Garza, the SmackDown title holders came to the ring to issue the challenge for next week.
The match was quickly confirmed, so Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro will now taken on The Street Prophets on next week’s Raw – although it looks like neither set of titles will be on the line.
In the other contest announced for next week, Asuka will defend the Raw Women’s Championship against Mickie James.
James has recently returned from long-term injury, and this week teamed with Asuka to defeat the combination of Natalya and Lana.
As you can imagine this wasn’t completely smooth sailing, with Asuka tagging herself in to the match when James was in control.
All signs lead to these two being excellent contests, and can be considered strong announcements this far in advance of the show.