It’s Monday. You know what that means. Monday Night Raw! Jordan Huie of the Overtimer here to give you a preview on what’s on tap for WWE Raw tonight, and… well, it appears to be very little, at the moment. There are currently only two things actually announced for this three hour show that’s an hour away from being broadcast live. And Seth Rollins’ advertised apology has already been covered as I guess I’m a little slow on the draw today! So that leaves the only match currently announced at the time of writing this.
Charlotte Flair will be facing the Kabuki Warriors – Asuka and Kairi Sane – in a 2-on-1 handicap match.
This is a follow-up to last week’s Asuka/Charlotte Flair match which saw Charlotte repeatedly go after Kairi Sane at ringside, distracting herself to the point of being vulnerable to Asuka’s green mist, costing her the victory. Charlotte, alongside Becky Lynch, was also one of the many challengers to the Kabuki Warrior’s tag team titles in a four-way tag match at Starrcade, where the champs ultimately retained.
The prevailing thought is that we are in the middle of a lengthy arc that will see Becky Lynch and Charlotte challenge Kabuki Warriors for the tag titles at TLC in two weeks, presumably in one of the four stip matches the show is known for. Asuka is also expected to be challenging Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship in the near future as well. It’s possible that the two of them will actually end up trading titles in a sense – hard to say.
Either way this is being looked at as a pretty key step into that direction. Sane and Asuka will likely make great use of the 2-on-1 advantage until Becky Lynch arrives, either to help Charlotte win or to save her in a post-match beatdown. Either way, this could then setup another match between the two teams.