9/2 RAW Preview: Rey Mysterio Returns, King of the Ring Quarterfinals

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Here are WWE.com’s official Quick Hits preview points for tonight’s RAW:

  • Can Ricochet repeat history in King of the Ring quarterfinals?
  • Cedric faces down Corbin … but there’s a problem
  • Banks’ statements
  • Rey Mysterio returns to Raw
  • Monday Night Braullins

You can find WWE’s full preview HERE. We have included some excerpts below:

Can Ricochet repeat history in King of the Ring quarterfinals?

The first genuine shocker of the King of the Ring tournament came last Monday when Ricochet ousted Drew McIntyre in the Round of 16 to place himself on a collision course with Samoa Joe in the quarterfinals. On paper, Joe has the momentum — he’s coming off a brawling, first-round win over Cesaro — and the strength advantage, but Ricochet has something else on his side: The high-flyer defeated Joe at WWE Stomping Grounds to win the United States Championship not too long ago. With Ricochet looking to repeat history and Joe looking to rewrite it, this one will simply come down to which Superstar wants it more. So who’s it gonna be?

Cedric faces down Corbin … but there’s a problem

Perennial underdog Cedric Alexander has been making a name for himself over the last few weeks, earning victories against Drew McIntyre and Cesaro as well as a quick defeat of Sami Zayn that sent the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion to the second round of the King of the Ring tournament.

A quarterfinal bout against the returning — and surging — Baron Corbin should give Alexander ample opportunity to cement himself as a star, but one question mark lingers over the match: a leg that took an absolute pounding during Cedric’s victory over Cesaro last week and is sure to be a big target for the man who is already calling himself King Corbin. Alexander shouldn’t be counted out, but facing a healthy, motivated Corbin does hand him a pre-match disadvantage, and he’ll need all of his heart to overcome it.

Rey Mysterio returns to Raw

Two weeks after his son Dominick pulled him from the brink of retirement, Rey Mysterio will return to Raw on Monday night.

A crushing 2-out-of-3 Falls Match loss to Andrade nearly caused The Ultimate Underdog to hang up his mask for good, but an inspirational appeal from his son – who wants to team up with his father in WWE someday – led Mysterio to change his mind. Although many in the WWE Universe support the masked icon’s decision to continuing competing in WWE, his critics question whether this choice was a wise one.

Regardless, Mysterio is ready for the next challenge when he returns to Monday Night Raw.

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