WWE returns to the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona this evening for the post-Royal Rumble episode of RAW.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight’s show:
WWE Raw preview, Jan. 28, 2019: Seth Rollins “burns it down” en route to WrestleMania main event
Seth Rollins outlasted 29 other Superstars in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match to earn a World Championship opportunity in a main event of this year’s Show of Shows. Which title will he choose? Plus, what’s next for Ronda Rousey after successfully defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks?
The Kingslayer celebrates Royal conquest
Ever the workhorse, Seth Rollins was the last man standing in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match, punching his ticket for a World Championship opportunity on The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania. Will The Architect vie for the red brand’s Universal Championship, currently in the hands of Brock Lesnar? Or will he look to compete for the WWE Championship currently held by “The New” Daniel Bryan?
The “Rowdy” Road to WrestleMania
Despite absorbing excruciating punishment at the hands of Sasha Banks last night, Ronda Rousey is still the Raw Women’s Champion as The Road to WrestleMania gets underway. But who’s next for The Baddest Woman on the Planet? After all, the winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble Match was Becky Lynch, whose scheduled battle with Rousey at Survivor Series was postponed when The Man wasn’t cleared to compete. Will Lynch finally make that match a reality by choosing to challenge for Rousey’s title, or does another challenge await The Rowdy One?
The Beast triumphant
Finn Bálor brought the fight to Brock Lesnar, but the Universal Champion brought his F-5s, German suplexes and cinder-block fists. Despite everything The Extraordinary Man threw at The Beast Incarnate, Lesnar defeated his smaller-but-resilient challenger to retain his title.
It remains to be seen what championship 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match winner Seth Rollins chooses for his WrestleMania match, but whether it’s The Kingslayer or another Raw Superstar, a new challenger will soon stand in the path of The Conqueror. Meanwhile, after absorbing incredible punishment at the hands of Lesnar, Bálor will likely look for a new route to The Show of Shows.
Where will the new WWE Superstars wind up?
We’ve seen EC3, Lacey Evans, Heavy Machinery and Nikki Cross making appearances on both Raw and SmackDown LIVE in recent weeks, with no indication as to where these Superstars will end up in the long run.
Which of these NXT standouts will we see compete on Raw this week, and when will their brand alignment be set in stone?
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