KANSAS — Seth Rollins’ flock has grown by one, and his enemies have grown by two. Such is the plight of The Monday Night Messiah, whose recruitment of Buddy Murphy theoretically gave his crew a 4-2 advantage over Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe. That edge was instantly offset by The Viking Raiders, however, who joined Owens and Joe in a charge against Rollins and his acolytes during Raw’s opening moments.
The new allies certainly provided an immediate boost to Owens and Joe, who easily sent Rollins & Co. scurrying with the Raiders’ help. But Rollins remains as crafty as he is megalomaniacal, leveraging the Raiders’ decision into a Raw Tag Team Championship challenge against Murphy and The Monday Night Messiah himself.