WWE Monday Night RAW Preview: January 1st, 2018
What to expect on New Year's RAW
It's the first Raw of 2018 and WWE is set to have a big show to kick off the new year. With the Royal Rumble coming up fast, many pieces need to be put into place and it's only a matter of time before we start to get a better hint at what could be in store of us at WrestleMania 34.
There are many interesting storylines happening right now as WWE tries to make up for the fact that Jason Jordan isn't Dean Ambrose but he seems to be put in his role nonetheless. Kurt Angle's baby boy and Seth Rollins picked up the Raw Tag Team Championships on Christmas Day seven days ago and the WWE Universe is still kind of shocked and trying to understand why WWE made that decision.
This show is not expected to be a light one given the promotion behind the event. After all, it's not every day that WWE holds a live show on New Year's Day. Therefore this three-hour show is liable to be on the epic side of things. Brock Lesnar is slated to be in Miami, Florida as well so you never know what could happen when The Beast Incarnate shows up. Roman Reigns will also have his hands full with Samoa Joe as he tries to defend his championship while not getting DQ'ed.
It's also important to remember The Rock is from Miami, however, he seems to be pretty busy with his other media activities so it's unlikely he'll show up. But you never know what can happen in WWE. So let's sit back and see what could be in store for the WWE Universe for the New Year's Day edition of Raw.
#1 Cruiserweight Championship Match
Given the fact that Cedric Alexander won this opportunity because he was replacing Rich Swann who was indefinitely suspended for charges of domestic abuse, it might not be likely Enzo Amore will be dropping his WWE Cruiserweight Championship in Miami. But stranger things have happened before. After all, Enzo Amore lost his Cruiserweight Championship to Kalisto because Neville walked out on October 9th.
But Enzo Amore has made a fine heel champion and it looks like Hideo Itami could be next in line to challenge him for his title. But the Realest Guy In The Room will need to make it past Cedric Alexander first.
However, with the support of the Zo Train behind him, it's likely that Enzo Amore will be walking out of Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena with his "boo" still in tow.