WWE to Reintroduce Ex-Champion at Raw Day 1



by ATIA MUKHTAR

WWE to Reintroduce Ex-Champion at Raw Day 1
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In a sensational development poised to electrify the WWE universe, the first episode of Raw in 2024 is expected to mark the triumphant return of a celebrated former WWE Champion. This landmark event coincides with New Year's Day, making it a doubly historic occasion for fans worldwide.

The year 2024 begins with a spectacular Monday Night Raw, promising a night of high-octane action and unforgettable moments. This special edition, aptly named "Day 1 Raw," follows the precedent set by the inaugural Day 1 Pay-Per-View (PLE) in 2022, ensuring that the new year kicks off with a bang.

WWE Near Major Return

According to an exclusive report by Fightful Select, WWE is on the cusp of finalizing a deal to bring back a well-known figure, much to the delight of the WWE faithful. An inside source at WWE reportedly described the negotiations as being "on the one yard line," a term borrowed from American Football, signifying that an agreement is tantalizingly close.

This news has set the rumor mill into overdrive, with speculation rife over the identity of the returning champion. Notably, the term "former WWE Champion" has been specifically used, which opens up a range of possibilities.

The ambiguity surrounding whether the individual is an active competitor or retired adds to the intrigue. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful has intriguingly suggested on Twitter/X that the mystery person could range from legends like Bob Backlund to celebrated figures like Sasha Banks/Mercedes Mone.

He also clarified that Jinder Mahal, already under contract with WWE, is not the subject of these rumors. As the WWE universe eagerly anticipates this grand return, the January 1st edition of Raw in San Diego boasts an already impressive lineup, including:

  • World Heavyweight Championship bout featuring Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) against Drew McIntyre.
  • A high-stakes match between Becky Lynch and Nia Jax.
  • Women’s World Championship clash with Rhea Ripley (c) facing Ivy Nile.
  • Tag team action with Natalya & Tegan Nox squaring off against Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark.
While CM Punk is not scheduled for the Day 1 event, fans can look forward to his appearance at the January 8th Raw in Portland, Oregon.

With such a star-studded lineup and the possibility of a legendary return, the Day 1 edition of Raw is shaping up to be a not-to-be-missed event, ushering in the new year with unprecedented excitement and spectacle in the world of WWE.

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