5 things that must happen on WWE RAW, NXT, and SmackDown this week
Bobby Lashley finally managed to break the shackles and win his first world championship on WWE RAW last week. Lashley, who was the United States Champion not too long ago, had impressed the WWE Universe over the past year and deserved to win the top title.
Will Lashley come face to face with his first challenger on WWE RAW this week? Or will the company hold back before building a rivalry for the All Mighty heading into WrestleMania?
On WWE NXT, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez were seen as favorites to defeat Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. However, the two women lost the match in a controversial manner. WWE could look to build towards a rematch this week.
On the other hand, Finn Balor issued a huge challenge to Adam Cole while putting his NXT Championship on the line. Will Cole become the NXT Champion for the third time in his career?
On WWE SmackDown, Roman Reigns told Jey Uso that he did not want to see him let his family down. However, Uso could not defeat Daniel Bryan inside the Steel Cage and tapped out to the Yes Lock. Will Reigns make Uso pay for his actions on this week’s show?
Bianca Belair also managed to impress the fans on SmackDown by picking up a victory over Shayna Baszler.
Let’s take a look at five things that must happen on this week’s episodes of WWE RAW, NXT, and SmackDown.
#5 Drew McIntyre must demand a Championship match against Bobby Lashley this week on WWE RAW
The Miz defeated Drew McIntyre to win the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber. McIntyre had survived the Elimination Chamber match, but an attack from Bobby Lashley paved the way to a victory for The Miz.
Lashley defeated The Miz on WWE RAW to win his first world title in the company and will be looking to make his reign memorable for the fans. However, before he can get started, MVP will host a celebration for the new Champion in the VIP Lounge on WWE RAW.
During the segment, WWE must allow McIntyre to come out and congratulate Lashley before getting in his face. Lashley was the reason why McIntyre lost his title, and The Scottish Warrior must put the new Champion on notice right away.
With WrestleMania 37 creeping up, WWE must pick up the pace for the top title rivalry for WWE RAW. With that in mind, McIntyre must ensure that he demands a match for the title from Lashley. MVP could then work his magic on the mic to put McIntyre through some hurdles before the match is made official.
#4 Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez must invade WWE RAW this week
After winning the WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Classic, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez have been on top of their game. The two women have proven that they are among the best tag teams in WWE and got a shot at the Women’s Tag Team Championships last week.
While Gonzalez was able to overpower both Baszler and Jax during the contest, a wrong call from the referee led to Baszler and Jax retaining their titles. William Regal was visibly not happy with what went down and had an intense discussion with Adam Pearce backstage.
Later on, Regal revealed that he would make a monumental announcement on WWE NXT this week. The announcement will be regarding the Women’s Tag Team Championship match and anything can possibly be announced.
This week, Gonzalez and Kai must be given a chance to regain a match for the titles after being robbed of a big opportunity. The two women must invade WWE RAW and attack Baszler and Jax to get back in the title picture.
Giving Kai and Gonzalez a chance to invade WWE RAW will give the company a way to get them more exposure and also build towards a bigger title match that could take place at WrestleMania 37.