Ahead of challenging for Drew McIntyre's WWE Championship at TLC, AJ Styles will be in action against one of McIntyre's friends on Monday's go-home episode of Raw.
WWE has announced that Styles vs. Sheamus will take place on Raw this Monday. They also faced off last week as Styles, The Miz & John Morrison defeated McIntyre & Sheamus in a three-on-two handicap match. After Sheamus accidentally gave McIntyre a Brogue Kick when Morrison moved out of the way, Styles hit a Phenomenal Forearm on Sheamus and pinned him to get the win.
There was an angle where McIntyre and Sheamus briefly brawled backstage after the miscommunication, but they were back on the same page after they put Pat Buck through a table when Buck tried to break things up.
WWE is also hyping that there will be a "The Nightmare Before TLC" segment with Styles on Monday's Raw. Styles is challenging for McIntyre's WWE Championship in a tables, ladders, and chairs match at TLC.
"The Phenomenal One plans to bring 'The Nightmare Before TLC' to Raw this Monday to display what’s in store for the WWE Championship Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match," WWE.com wrote. "The Miz & John Morrison will back up Styles for his terrifying display, as Mr. Money in the Bank has his own hopes of delivering sleepless nights to the King of Claymore Country."
A six-man tag match with Jeff Hardy & Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) facing The Hurt Business (United States Champion Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander) has also been added to Monday's Raw. The New Day are defending their titles against Benjamin & Alexander at TLC. Lashley defeated Hardy in a non-title match on Raw last week. Riddle came to Hardy's aid when MVP got involved during the match and when Lashley wouldn't let The Hurt Lock go after.
Here's the updated lineup for Monday's Raw:
- AJ Styles vs. Sheamus
- Jeff Hardy & The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. The Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander)
- Lana vs. Nia Jax
- AJ Styles brings "The Nightmare Before TLC" to Raw
- Bray Wyatt takes his Firefly Fun House characters on a field trip to the WWE ThunderDome