Tonight’s RAW was taped last Tuesday at the WWE Performance Center. As Backlash comes closer, expect things to heat up tonight.
Last week’s show featured Apollo Crews winning the United States Championship, while Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley got into a brawl. Nia Jax earned a RAW Women’s Championship match against Asuka at Backlash. The IIconics beat down WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross, and Angel Garza got a big win over Kevin Owens.
Tonight’s show is set to feature Seth Rollins vs. Aleister Black, with Rollins also set to host Rey Mysterio’s Retirement Ceremony on the same night.
New United States Champion Apollo Crews will put his Title on the line against an opponent of his choosing. RAW Women’s Champion Asuka will also face NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair in a Champion vs. Champion match.
In this article, let’s take a look at 7 things that might happen on RAW tonight.
7. WWE Might Go Back To Their Original Plan With A Heel Turn
Former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio’s retirement ceremony will take place on tonight’s RAW and Seth Rollins is going to host it.
According to the Dirty Sheets, the original plan for WrestleMania 36 was Seth Rollins & Murphy vs. Rey Mysterio & Dominick for the RAW Tag Team Championship and Kevin Owens vs. Samoa Joe.
However, with Joe being injured and failing a WWE Wellness Policy test, and Mysterio also being out for a month (rumored to be a Wellness Policy test failure, but wasn’t publicly announced by WWE), plans changed and Rollins and Murphy dropped the Tag Team Titles to The Street Profits, and Rollins went on to face Owens at WrestleMania.
The original plan was for Rey & Dominick to capture the RAW Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania, and Dominick turning on his father in June and joining Rollins’ stable.
Dominick will appear on tonight’s RAW for his father’s retirement ceremony (where he most likely won’t retire) and it’ll be interesting to see if WWE will go for the long story they had planned, or will straight away get to the heel turn part.
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