A new report has hinted that a former champion could be about to turn to the dark side on Monday Night Raw.
On July 25 Monday Night Raw roles into Madison Square Garden with Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey and Logan Paul all scheduled to appear on the show.
The episode will be the go-home edition of the red brand for SummerSlam which takes place in Nashville on July 30th.
Not only would those appearances and the show’s proximity to SummerSlam almost guarantee a big night, the taping will also be coming live from Madison Square Garden. An arena that has played host to some of WWE’s most famous moments, and holds a special place in the hearts of fans and those within the company.
With this in mind, it has been suggested that a major heel turn could be on the way. For the better part of a year WWE have teased tension between Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Although a break-up of the father and son team has seemingly been in the offing previously, this time a split feels closer than ever.
Interestingly, Rey Mysterio’s WWE 20th anniversary celebration has been heavily promoted for the show at the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena.’ According to a new report from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this sets the perfect stage for Dominik to finally turn heel.
“The show is also being pushed at the 20th anniversary of Rey Mysterio in WWE. It feels like if they are going to do the Dominik turn, and it’s certainly being teased hard, this ceremony would be an idea of where to do it. Plus, Vince McMahon has a special affinity for MSG so one would expect a show with more major stories coming out of it and for it to be pushed much harder than usual to draw a bigger rating.”
At present a match between The Usos and Roman Reigns and The Street Profits and Riddle is being advertised as the main event.