Following SummerSlam 2021, WWE Raw is off to a solid start heading into the fall. With Extreme Rules waiting, next month, the storylines are playing out well as it will now be competing up with three solid matches, this week. The WWE Champion will be in action while two former buddies will fight it out when the show emanates from the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
As noted, WWE RAW will be headlined by WWE Champion Bobby Lashley who is set to compete against Sheamus in a non-title match. Last week, the show opened with new WWE United States Champion Damian Priest interrupting an in-ring promo by the champion and MVP. Priest then challenged Lashley to a fight which was eventually accepted.
Lashley attacked Priest and they brawled before they go at it in a singles match. That match ended in a DQ as Sheamus attacked Priest to seek redemption for his SummerSlam title loss. Priest was then double-teamed by the two heels until Drew McIntyre made the save. This, in turn, set up a tag team match. Priest and McIntyre picked up the win after Lashley walked out on his tag partner Sheamus.
Lashley and Sheamus later argued and almost physical in a backstage segment. This is the reason that the two heels have now been booked for this non-title bout on this week’s WWE Raw. Picking up a win, Sheamus can become the new number-one contender for the WWE Championship.
John Morrison vs. The Miz has also been announced for this week’s WWE RAW. The post-SummerSlam edition of the show witnessed The Miz turning on Morrison following a Moist TV segment with Logan Paul. Miz and Morrison had an argument on the talk show before Miz competed in a scheduled match against Xavier Woods in a singles contest.
The Miz had the victory unless it was for Morrison who distracted the referee for a late count. Also, Morrison willingly sprayed the floor with water that caused Miz to slip. As Woods won the match with a roll-up, Miz took his frustrations out on his former buddy. This set up a grudge match between the two former tag team champions which goes down, tonight.
WWE Raw Preview (30/08/21): Eva Marie vs. Doudrop
Finally, Eva Marie vs. Doudrop has also been announced for WWE RAW. The tension between Eva and Doudrop has been picking up since they first debuted together a few months back under the Eva-Lution gimmick. Eva lost to Alexa Bliss at WWE SummerSlam on Saturday and blamed Doudrop for the loss. Doudrop willingly announced Eva as the loser of the match before walking out of the ring.
The on last week’s WWE Raw, Sarah Schreiber interviewed Doudrop backstage and asked about the happenings from SummerSlam. She admitted to making a mistake by associating herself with Eva. The former NXT UK Superstar also said she now likes the Doudrop name and that’s who she is now. That’s when Eva attacked her to set up this upcoming match between the two.
Charlotte Flair is the reigning WWE RAW Women’s Champion who now claims to have a dozen title wins on the main roster. As she was celebrating her title win with a promo, Alexa Bliss walked out with the Lilly doll to say hi! This was a genuine indication that a new feud over the title is about to begin over the title. More on this story should unfold when the longest-running weekly television show airs with its latest edition.