WWE Raw Preview: January 25, 2021- Drew McIntyre Confronts Goldberg, Asuka’s Raw Women’s Championship on the Line

Published 01/25/2021, 7:00 AM EST

WWE Raw: January 25, 2021 has an interesting line-up six days ahead of the first PPV event of the year, Royal Rumble 2021.


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Drew McIntyre faces Bill Goldberg


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WWE has booked the current WWE Champion for a match against Bill Goldberg at Royal Rumble 2021. Tonight, the Superstars will come face to face.

The question is whether this meet will end with a verbal argument or turn into a full-fledged in-ring fight.

Bill Goldberg returned at Legends Night to challenge Drew McIntyre for the championship. Goldberg’s reason is that McIntyre doesn’t respect the legends, while McIntyre believes Goldberg needs a lesson in respect. Will tonight be the night McIntyre teaches him a lesson?

Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss

On WWE Raw: January 18th, 2021, Alexa Bliss pinned Asuka and revealed a different avatar. The WWE Raw Women’s Champion was taken aback with Little Miss Bliss’ antics.

If Bliss can secure a win over Asuka tonight, she will become the new Women’s Champion.

This episode might be the one where Bliss completes the transformation to the darker side.

Matt Riddle vs. The Hurt Business in a Gauntlet Match

Matt Riddle wants a shot at the WWE United States Championship title. However, before he gets the chance to battle Bobby Lashley, he will need to fight the rest of The Hurt Business.

Tonight, Riddle will face Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, and MVP in a Gauntlet Match.


The booking seems biased towards the faction. However, Riddle might be able to squeeze in a tight win if he takes advantage of the faction’s inner frictions.

Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler


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Recently, Charlotte Flair secured a win over Peyton Royce. Now, The Queen will face Shayna Baszler inside the ring with Nia Jax by Baszler’s side.

Given the history, there is a high possibility that Jax will interfere. Regardless of how the match proceeds, whoever wins walks away with a huge advantage prior to Royal Rumble 2021.


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It doesn’t seem like tonight’s episode will have any surprise entrances or appearances. Randy Orton might make an appearance during Alexa Bliss’ segment. However, there are higher chances WWE will not shift focus from the WWE Raw Women’s Championship tonight.

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.