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RAW Preview: Third man to be added to WWE Title match, Big in-ring return after 1 month?

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Welcome to this week's edition of RAW Preview. It was an average episode of RAW last week, but with WrestleMania Backlash only a few weeks away, the card will slowly start to take shape.

Hopefully, WWE delivers a good episode of RAW this week. While last week wasn't the best show, the foundation was laid for some potentially good storylines going forward.

Let's get into this week's episode of RAW and what there is to look forward to:


#5. A rematch from RAW last week could lead to big consequences

T-Bar and Mace defeated Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre.
T-Bar and Mace defeated Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre.

Despite losing on the RAW after WrestleMania, Braun Strowman seems to be looming around the WWE Championship picture. It all started a couple of weeks ago when former RETRIBUTION members T-Bar and Mace attacked Drew McIntyre, aligning themselves with MVP.

MVP made it clear on RAW last week that the duo are not part of The Hurt Business, but they ended up facing Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman in a Tag Team match. The two won - but via disqualification, thanks to a bit of clumsiness from the former WWE Champion.

However, in the process, the two were unmasked - and as we know from before, it was Dominik Dijakovic and Dio Maddin. Due to the nature of the victory, a rematch has been booked on RAW.

We're not sure why WWE went ahead with it, but that hasn't stopped T-Bar and Mace from going off on Twitter about their victory on RAW. Strowman and McIntyre are more than likely to get their win back this week, and as a result, Braun Strowman may cement his place at WrestleMania Backlash.

Braun Strowman teased challenging for the WWE Title before WrestleMania and it may finally come to fruition.

#4. Alexa Bliss' future on RAW

Alexa Bliss and Lily
Alexa Bliss and Lily

Last week on RAW, Alexa Bliss went into a bit of detail about why she betrayed The Fiend at WrestleMania 37. While admitting that he was her mentor, Bliss didn't feel like she needed him anymore. Bliss said that her doll Lily didn't like him, nor did the doll like any of the other women in WWE.

It seemed to be a way to propel Alexa Bliss back into singles in-ring action on RAW. It's high time and that return could happen as soon as tonight.


#3. The Women's Tag Team Title picture

Naomi and Lana on RAW.
Naomi and Lana on RAW.

Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax are completely occupied on RAW and SmackDown - constantly on the losing end as well. Despite walking out of WrestleMania 37 with the Women's Tag Team Titles intact, they've been losing a lot.

On SmackDown, Natalya and Tamina are set to receive a Tag Team Title shot. On RAW last week, Naomi and Lana got one over the Champions. Will there be a continuous downward spiral, or will the Champions regain momentum on RAW?

#2. What is the aftermath of Riddle's big upset win against Randy Orton?

Randy Orton vs. Riddle
Randy Orton vs. Riddle

Randy Orton lost to Riddle in a big upset on RAW last week. It was a match with little consequence, but it was considered the best match of the night last week. It likely means that the two are going to start a small feud, but there are reports that Randy Orton suffered an injury on RAW last week.

Hopefully, that isn't true and we get a continuation of their feud. If it's a minor injury, then they can have a simple backstage angle to keep it going forward.


#1. The RAW Women's Championship picture continues to intensify

Asuka and Charlotte Flair
Asuka and Charlotte Flair

Things are heating up in the RAW Women's Title picture. Charlotte has been running her mouth lately and she lost to Asuka in the main event of RAW, thanks to a distraction from RAW Women's Champion Rhea Ripley.

Despite Charlotte Flair losing, she appears to be in the RAW Women's Title picture. Asuka's win last week kept her in the mix, but the post-match assault on the referees by The Queen led to a suspension and a $100,000 fine.

Will Charlotte Flair invade RAW this week to make a statement?

Edited by Zaid Khan
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