After Nia Jax brutally ambushed her this past Monday night, Asuka will have a chance at redemption against the juggernaut, live on RAW. Can The Empress of Tomorrow keep her undefeated streak alive going into the first-ever 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match?
Nia Jax is Ready For Asuka:
After RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss tried to spark rumors of Asuka talking trash behind Nia Jax’s back, Jax lashed out at The Empress of Tomorrow, sending a message to all of the Superstars competing in the historic first-ever 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match on Sunday, Jan. 28.
Per RAW General Manager Kurt Angle, Asuka will take on The Irresistible Force one-on-one. These Superstars crossed paths in NXT over the NXT Women’s Championship, but as history and a championship opportunity hang in the balance, this will be their most hard-hitting encounter yet.
How Will Roman Reigns Repay The Miz and The Miztourage?
The Miz returned to RAW last week with singular goal: to reclaim the Intercontinental Championship he lost to Roman Reigns in November.
After The Big Dog and RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan lost a six-man tag bout to The Bálor Club this past Monday — thanks in no small part to Jordan’s impulsive nature — Reigns succumbed to a 3-on-1 assault by The Miz and The Miztourage that was punctuated with a brazen mockery of The Shield’s Triple Powerbomb.
Reigns will defend his title against The A-Lister in a rematch on RAW 25 on Jan. 22, but based on The Big Dog’s tweet, Miz and his co-stars are in for an altogether different kind of blockbuster this Monday night.
Miz will get his rematch for the #ICTitle at #Raw25….only if he makes it out of #Raw next week. #WitnessMe
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 9, 2018
Can Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan Get on the Same Page Before the Royal Rumble Event?
Based on their defeat in this past Monday’s six-man main event, it’s clear that Jason Jordan still has much to learn from Seth Rollins about being a team player. However, given that the unlikely partners are defending their RAW Tag Team Titles against Cesaro & Sheamus at the Royal Rumble event, Professor Rollins might have to accelerate his curriculum.
As Jordan’s impetuousness remains an issue, can The Kingslayer turn the “gold-blooded” Superstar into a true partner before their title defense?
Braun Strowman Brings Down the House … Literally:
With the aid of a grappling hook, of all things, Braun Strowman tore down a piece of the RAW set and nearly crushed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Kane two weeks before the three behemoths meet in a Triple Threat Match at the Royal Rumble event for The Beast’s title.
Clearly, The Monster Among Men will stop at nothing in pursuit of Lesnar’s championship. What chaos will Strowman create this week?
Is Cedric Alexander Our Next WWE Cruiserweight Champion?
After finally getting his WWE Cruiserweight Championship opportunity against Enzo Amore, Cedric Alexander was victorious this past Monday night — but he didn’t win the title. During the bout, Muscles Marinara injured his ankle outside the ring, resulting in a count-out victory for the challenger that kept the WWE Cruiserweight Championship firmly in the hands of The Certified G.
However, the temporarily hobbled champion will need to defend his title against Alexander in a rematch at the Royal Rumble event. How will Amore prepare for his forthcoming defense? Is Alexander finally primed to ascend to the top of the Cruiserweight division?
Will “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt Collide?
After Matt Hardy “deleted” Curt Hawkins in his first match since being “Woken,” the unusual competitor went face-to-face with Bray Wyatt, and although such an encounter would normally be no laughing matter, the two cackled and guffawed in each other’s faces — neither relenting in their absurdity.
The bizarre back-and-forths between Hardy and Wyatt have been escalating in recent weeks, and it’s only a matter of time before we see these off-center Superstars compete for true mastery of the “multiverse.” Will The Woken One and The Eater of Worlds finally begin their “Great War” on RAW?
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