Raw airs tonight (Apr. 19) dwell from the ThunderDome inside the Yuengling Coronary heart in Tampa, Florida. That’s the second Raw episode in the midst of the 5 week assemble in course of the upcoming WrestleMania Backlash event on Would possibly 16.
The Harm Enterprise is taking new candidates
Drew McIntyre has earned a rematch in the direction of WWE champion Bobby Lashley. Nevertheless sooner than that match can happen, McIntyre might have to fend off the remnants of RETRIBUTION.
Last week’s Raw ended with the cliffhanger (I suppose?) of T-BAR and MACE ambushing McIntyre inside the ring, with MVP watching on from the doorway ramp. WWE is hoping that’s the kind of compelling hook that will get you to tune in tonight to see if The Harm Enterprise is together with some new members.
If MVP and Lashley actually have good enterprise instincts, they obtained’t taint their mannequin with the stench of RETRIBUTION. It’s nothing personal in the direction of T-BAR and MACE, nevertheless until they ditch these foolish masks and offer you greater names, they’re doomed to fail. Or maybe doomed to eat some Claymore kicks over the next few weeks, on the very least.
Lashley has acknowledged that the Harm Enterprise could be making adjustments over the next few weeks. There ought to be a swerve coming proper right here, because of he can’t presumably be talking about together with T-BAR and MACE…correct?
The title scene
Considered one of many best moments of ultimate week’s Raw was the return of Charlotte Aptitude, who immediately thrust herself into the enterprise of the model new Raw women’s champion, Rhea Ripley. The Queen is booked in a singles match in the direction of Asuka tonight. Don’t keep your breath prepared for a win from The Empress proper right here. This match will end in a single amongst two strategies – each Aptitude wins, or there could be a screwy ending with no definitive winner. The earlier state of affairs will happen if Aptitude is getting a singles match with Ripley at Backlash, whereas the latter state of affairs is further probably if a triple threat match for Rhea’s title is on the horizon.
AJ Varieties and Omos grew to turn into the model new Raw tag workforce champions at WrestleMania 37, nevertheless they didn’t appear on ultimate week’s Raw. A celebration is prone to be in order tonight, along with an indication of which workforce could be coming for his or her belts first. Will the returning Viking Raiders already be positioned correct proper right into a title feud, or will New Day try and regain their gold?
Equally, Sheamus obtained the United States championship at WrestleMania 37, nevertheless he moreover didn’t make an look on ultimate week’s Raw. I’ve a way that Sheamus hasn’t seen the ultimate of
Matt Riddle and his scooter merely however.
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax have a clear threat to their Girls’s tag workforce titles on SmackDown, nevertheless the similar can’t be talked about in regards to the opponents on the Raw roster. Last week’s angle included the champs ridiculing Mandy Rose over her fall at WrestleMania 37, only for Nia Jax to slip and fall all through a tag match in the direction of Rose and Dana Brooke. Mandy and Dana then ran away from the match because of they didn’t want to deal with an irate Jax. Riveting stuff proper right here, of us. I don’t even know that this angle warrants any growth tonight; possibly we’ll get one different singles match that Shayna Baszler will lose in three minutes.
R-Actuality’s current reign as 24/7 champion has lasted about 4 weeks. With low-carders like Tucker and Kalisto being released by WWE ultimate week, there’s prone to be a pair spots open for some new jabronis to chase after jobber gold. What are you as a lot as these days, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin?
Totally different stuff to regulate
– For the first time ever, Braun Strowman will go one-on-one with Randy Orton tonight.
– It’s time to see if Damian Priest will sink or swim with out a celeb by his aspect on Raw. WWE didn’t waste any time in having Priest take his first basic roster loss ultimate week, which is set off for concern.
– Evidently Alexa Bliss and Bray Wyatt are going their separate strategies for now. Bliss might very successfully be bringing her own version of The Fiend into the women’s division, whereas Wyatt is understandably looking for a current start alongside together with his Firefly Pleasing House, in an attempt to maneuver on from the debacle at WrestleMania 37.
– Adnan Virk had a tricky first night sitting inside the Raw commentary chair ultimate week. Will he fare any greater tonight?
4 weeks until WrestleMania Backlash!
What’s going to you be looking for on Raw tonight?