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WWE News: Brock Lesnar appearance, a Championship match and more announced for tonight's RAW

Johny Payne
3.96K   //    08 Jan 2018, 20:35 IST

RAW Is Lesnar
RAW Is Lesnar

What’s the story?

The WWE has confirmed a Cruiserweight Championship match for tonight’s WWE RAW.

Additionally, Brock Lesnar has also been scheduled to appear on RAW, with the red brand building up to the Royal Rumble PPV later this month. A few other details for tonight’s episode have also been revealed.

In case you didn’t know…

The WWE has one of its ‘Big 4’ PPVs, the Royal Rumble, in this case, coming up later this month.

The Royal Rumble pay-per-view sets the WWE Universe on the Road To Wrestlemania and is considered to be the hottest annual time period in the sport of professional wrestling. The WWE unravels several key storylines during this period on both the RAW and SmackDown brands.

The heart of the matter

The WWE has confirmed that Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will be on Monday Night RAW ahead of his title defence against Braun Strowman and Kane in a Triple Threat Match at the Royal Rumble.

Furthermore, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore will finally defend his title on TV against Cedric Alexander. Tonight’s show will also feature the return of The Miz.

The WWE has also insinuated that Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns’ next challenger will be revealed tonight; with yet another prominent segment on the show focusing on how RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss bounces back from her defeat to Asuka.

Tonight’s show will also further the storyline that sees Finn Balor and his ‘Good Brothers’ Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson function as a stable on RAW. Besides, a few other RAW Superstars are also expected to heat things up and wreak havoc on the show, hyping up the Royal Rumble.

What’s next?

Tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW (January 8th, 2018) airs from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.


The Royal Rumble PPV will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 28th and feature Superstars from both the RAW and SmackDown brands.

Author’s take

Honestly speaking, the best segment on tonight’s show is likely going to feature a Beast.

Last year saw a cloud of uncertainty around the WWE Universal Championship—with the vast majority of experts calling for WWE to look for a titleholder who’d likely wrestle full-time.

Nevertheless, with the odds stacked against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble PPV, there is indeed a great chance that the Beast could lose his title, much to the delight of the pro-wrestling community.

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