WWE is swiftly gearing up for the Night of Champions pay-per-view, where the recently reintroduced world heavyweight championship will be up for grabs. The tournament to crown a new champion commences on Monday night's edition of Raw, with two exciting triple threat matches lined up.
The winners of these triple threat matches will face each other in Raw's main event, and the victor will claim one of the two spots at Night of Champions. A similar series of matches will take place on SmackDown this Friday night, determining the other contender for the title match.
While the pairings for the two triple threat matches are yet to be confirmed, WWE has unveiled the six superstars vying for the championship: Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and The Miz.
These athletes have recently showcased their skills in various pay-per-view events.
Backlash Pay-Per-View Showdowns
At the Backlash pay-per-view on Saturday, Rhodes emerged victorious over Brock Lesnar, while Rollins defeated Omos in a hard-fought battle.
Damian Priest also put on an impressive performance that night, despite losing to music sensation Bad Bunny in a match that received widespread critical praise. Fans can eagerly anticipate a night filled with action and excitement at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
CBS Sports will provide comprehensive coverage of the entire event, offering recaps and highlights throughout the night. As the WWE Raw world heavyweight championship tournament kicks off, wrestling enthusiasts can expect intense competition and electrifying moments from these top-tier superstars.
With a coveted spot at the Night of Champions pay-per-view on the line, each competitor will undoubtedly bring their A-game, hoping to etch their name in the annals of WWE history. Who will rise to the occasion and secure their place in world heavyweight championship match? Tune in to WWE Raw to find out.