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Reason Behind WWE Booking A Universal Title Match Next Week On RAW

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• Old School Lucha Libre Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 102nd birthday of Lucha Libre Legend El Santo (Real name: Rodolfo Huerta).

The masked Legend is considered THE single greatest & most famous Luchador in mexican wrestling history.

He also received major roles in several mexican movies, that’s how over he was in his home country back in the day.

In 2018, El Santo got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, as part of the annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.


September 23, 1917 – February 5, 1984

• Reason Behind WWE Booking A Universal Title Match Next Week On RAW

The Universal Championship will be defended before Hell In A Cell 2019 and Seth Rollins’ opponent will be determined on this week’s RAW.

Below is what WWE posted regarding this:

Who will challenge for the Universal Title on the season premiere of RAW next week?

“The season premiere of RAW kicks off next week with a Universal Title Match between Seth Rollins and the winner of the Fatal 5-Way Match that will take place this Monday night on Raw!

Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, AJ Styles, Robert Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura will collide with each eyeing the opportunity to clash with Rollins for the top prize on Raw. Which Superstar will prevail in the always unpredictable climate that is a Fatal 5-Way Match to advance on to a chance to capture the Universal Title next week on the season premiere of Raw?

Catch Monday Night Raw, live at 8/7 C on USA Network to find out!”

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE is booking a Universal Title match to deliver a major RAW for next week (as NXT will go head-to-head with AEW’s TV Show next week and SmackDown will move to FOX):

“All of the emphasis is gonna fall on SmackDown and NXT because NXT is gonna have a loaded show on October 2nd because they have to, we know that. They wanna make sure that RAW doesn’t fall too far.”

This is the reason why WWE is promoting next week’s RAW as the “Season Premiere” and Brock Lesnar is also scheduled to appear on RAW next week.

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