After having spoken extensively during the past few weeks about the pair of Monday Night Raw male champions, formed by Omos and AJ Styles, with the two not showing up on WWE televisions since their victory in Wrestlemania 37, important updates arrive from the same Stamford federation.
In the episode of Raw that will go ona tonight, on the usual screens of USA Network in the United States, the couple will finally return to show up and will also be giving away their titles, in a match valid for the belts currently in their possession, in a rematch of Wrestlemania, against the New Day formed by Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
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Apparently the WWE would have decided to insert still much more meat on the fire, also putting another umpteenth titled match in the Monday Night Raw card. In addition to the match valid for the male couple titles, there will also be the contest valid for the female couple titles, with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, who will once again defend their laurels from the couple formed by Lana and Naomi.
The two couple champions seem to have opened several feuds around the most important shows of the federation, given that even in Smackdown they have left some unfinished business with Tamina and Natalya. AJ Styles and Omos won the RAW Tag Team titles at WrestleMania 37 and have been absent from WWE programming ever since.
It's no secret that Jax and Baszler have been heavily involved with Natalya and Tamina in recent weeks, and it seemed like they were heading to another title match between the two teams. However, Naomi and Lana are getting another title shot instead with very little explanation.
Meanwhile, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is scheduled to face either Drew McIntyre or Braun Strowman tomorrow night on WWE RAW. At the moment, it hasn't been explained how the All Mighty's opponent will be chosen. While speaking to Wrestling Inc, Charlie Haas claimed that the NFL offered Vince McMahon millions of dollars to get them to move RAW off Mondays.
This was prior to Nitro coming in and sparking the Monday Night Wars. The NFL apparently didn’t want competition against Monday Night Football. “It was so popular that the NFL was going to pay WWF money just to move Monday Night RAW away so the ratings for the NFL and Monday Night Football would go back up.
This is before Nitro got launched. The NFL was plummeting in the ratings because RAW was hot, really. They offered them a couple million to move it to another night, and they said no”.