On the heels of an exhilarating Money in the Bank event, tonight's "WWE Raw" episode is primed for action at Baltimore's venerable CFG Bank Arena in Maryland. Tonight's spectacle features an eagerly anticipated title bout.
Rhea Ripley of The Judgment Day, the indomitable current WWE Women's World Champion, is set to face off against Natalya, the decorated veteran. Ripley effortlessly defended her title against Natalya at the Night of Champions event earlier in May.
Following Natalya's commendable achievement of six Guinness World Records backstage at London's iconic O2 arena last weekend, she is primed for a thrilling rematch. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling around the potential appearance of the renowned "Beast," Brock Lesnar.
Though WWE has yet to confirm his attendance for tonight's episode officially, Lesnar is listed on WWE's event page for Baltimore. If the speculation proves accurate and Lesnar graces the red brand with his presence, we could anticipate a revival of his longstanding rivalry with Cody Rhodes.
Fresh off his victory over Dominik Mysterio at Money in the Bank, Rhodes would welcome the challenge.
Priest's Triumph Reshapes Championship Landscape
Adding to the intrigue, Damian Priest of The Judgment Day significantly impacted Money in the Bank.
Priest triumphantly secured the coveted briefcase in the men's ladder match on Saturday. He later surfaced during Finn Bálor's intense battle against Seth "Freakin" Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, causing a game-changing distraction at ringside that allowed Bálor to retain his title.
The repercussions from Priest's victory and Bálor's a close call will undeniably be felt tonight. Drew McIntyre made a dramatic return in another surprising twist from Money in the Bank. McIntyre confronted the reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER immediately after the Imperium leader's successful title defense against Matt Riddle.
The tension between "The Scottish Warrior" and GUNTHER will likely escalate further tonight. Lastly, expect further developments regarding the shocking attack by Shayna Baszler on Ronda Rousey during their WWE Women's Tag Team Championship defense.
This attack paved the way for Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez to seize the championship belts. The unfolding narrative between these formidable competitors will undoubtedly contribute to an enthralling evening of WWE action.