WWE RAW Preview (3/5/21): Major Championship Matches Announced, Bobby Lashley to Face Drew McIntyre or Braun Strowman

Published 05/03/2021, 7:45 AM EDT

WWE has announced some exciting matches for the upcoming Monday Night RAW (3/5/21). According to the official RAW Preview, two Tag Team rematches will occur this week, we will also see WWE Champion Bobby Lashley in action.


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Let us take a look at the announced matches –

#1 AJ Styles and Omos (C) vs The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) – RAW Tag Team Championship Match


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After their dominant victory at WrestleMania 37, Styles and Omos will appear on RAW to defend their titles against the former champions. Kofi and Xavier already succumbed to the giant bodyguard Omos.

At WrestleMania, the New Day could barely move against the giant. The Record time tag team winners suffered a humiliating loss at Omos’ hands.

It is highly unlikely the outcome would be different this time when it comes to strength. The fans will see whether The New Day manage to outwit their opponent and win back the titles this time.

#2 Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (C) vs Naomi and Lana – Women’s Tag Team Championship

Throughout the previous few months, WWE established how the Women’s Tag Team champions are not safe from anyone. As Nia and Shayna have an intense feud with Natalya and Tamina on SmackDown, they are not safe on RAW too.

The Tag Team champions will put their titles up against Naomi and Lana. The latter participated in the intense five-team ‘Tag Team turmoil’ match but failed to win. Lana almost pinned Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley last week in a Six-woman tag team match.

While it seems Nia and Shayna will not lose the titles anytime soon, fans will look forward to seeing a great match. There is also a chance Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke will interrupt the match after humiliating Nia a few weeks back.

#1 Bobby Lashley to face Drew McIntyre or Braun Strowman

Last week, WWE announced there will be a triple threat match between Lashley, McIntyre, and Strowman to determine the next WWE champion at the upcoming WrestleMania Backlash 2021.

Strowman got the title opportunity after winning against former WWE champion McIntyre. While Lashley claimed he would take on the challengers anytime, fans would look forward to his challenger and the outcome.


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Apart from the stipulated matches, there is a high chance of the newest Tag Team “RK-Bro” of Randy Orton and Riddle to be in action. Fans are also expecting a new episode of Alexa‘s Playground with Lily, an appearance from Charlotte Flair and US Champion Sheamus.

Let us know your expectations from the upcoming Raw in the comments below.


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