Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler became the #1 contenders for Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman’s RAW Tag Team Titles on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, which astonished fans.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Paul Heyman was pulling for Robert Roode and that is why he got the push. The idea was for the tag team turmoil match to push both competitors, as they won four matches in a row in order to become the #1 contenders.
The show was about creating new tag title contenders in one night by having a gauntlet match, and using Roode & Ziggler in that role winning four times. Heyman is a proponent of Roode so this was kind of meant as a showcase to get him going after he was slotted as a nobody for so long.
We will get to know at Clash Of Champions whether Roode and Ziggler will be able to become the new RAW Tag Team Champions. Paul Heyman pushing the two is certainly good news for the team.