Welcome to another WWE Raw Deal review right here on TJRWrestling. This is the last episode of Raw before this year’s Royal Rumble PPV event on Sunday, January 26th. It’s a busy week of writing for me, but it’s all good because I love Royal Rumble season.
The main matches advertised for this week’s Raw are Andrade defending the US Title against Rey Mysterio in a Ladder Match, Rusev & Liv Morgan teaming up against Bobby Lashley & Lana, Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre and Becky Lynch vs. Kairi Sane. Let’s get to it.
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The live review begins shortly after 8pmET.
The next WWE pay-per-view is the Royal Rumble on January 26th in Houston, Texas. Our preview will go up on Saturday morning and I’ll have a live review only on TJRWrestling on Sunday night. Here’s what we know so far.
Men’s Royal Rumble Match – Entrants include: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar (entered himself at No. 1), Roman Reigns, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Elias, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy. That’s from the WWE.com list.
Women’s Royal Rumble Match – Entrants include: Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross and Sarah Logan. They’ve only announced four names so far.
Strap Match for the Universal Championship: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka
Falls Count Anywhere: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (They are both in the Men’s Royal Rumble match as well.)
Smackdown Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans
Sheamus vs. Shorty G