This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw features a huge title match as well as more build to the July Extreme Rules pay-per-view event. Here is a look at what fans can expect from this week’s episode of Raw.
Intercontinental Championship rematch
Last week, in a shocking moment, Seth Rollins issued an open challenge for his U.S. title and Dolph Ziggler not only accepted the challenge but won the belt. Immediately after losing his title, Rollins announced he was invoking his rematch challenge for this week’s episode of Raw.
Who will face Brock Lesnar next?
Braun Strowman won the Money in the Bank briefcase and can challenge the WWE Universal Champion any time he wants. Last week on Raw, Strowman said he was waiting for Brock to show up — which rarely happens on television.
However, while Strowman waits on Brock to show up, someone will get a title shot based on a match that happens at Extreme Rules. Last week, Kurt Angle announced a multi-man match to determine the new No. 1 contender and while he didn’t say what kind of match it would be, he did announce that Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley are the first two entrants.
Tonight, the WWE promises more information about that big match.
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Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss
Ronda Rousey was screwed out of the WWE Raw women’s title at Money in the Bank and last week she sought revenge. Rousey attacked Alexa Bliss with the Money in the Bank briefcase and then attacked Kurt Angle and WWE officials, to earn herself a 30-day suspension.
With Rousey gone for 30 days, Alexa Bliss prepares for Extreme Rules, where she defends her title against Nia Jax. Tonight, the two women will have a chance to talk about the upcoming match.
Sasha Banks and Bayley
For months now, Sasha Banks and Bayley have been on the edge of allowing their friendship to die. Last week on Raw, that finally happened. The two teamed up but then after the match, the friends began to fight backstage. When Sasha left, she told Bayley that their friendship was over with. What will happen between the two former friends tonight on Raw?
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