5 things that must happen on WWE RAW, NXT and SmackDown this week- New WWE Championship contender; Roman Reigns issues an ultimatum
WWE had an eventful week capped off by the WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view. WWE RAW hosted a few big matches to build towards the event.
Jinder Mahal returned to RAW with a couple of new bodyguards. Randy Orton showed his true colors after picking up a victory with Riddle and the New Day.
Bobby Lashley retained his WWE Championship at WrestleMania Backlash. Rhea Ripley too managed to retain her title after taking down Charlotte Flair and Asuka at the pay-per-view.
Karrion Kross threw Austin Theory around like a ragdoll on WWE NXT before making him pass out to the Kross Jacket. Finn Balor appeared after the match to challenge the new NXT Champion to a rematch.
Pete Dunne nearly broke Leon Ruff’s fingers, while Raquel Gonzalez defeated Mercedes Martinez after a good match. Will Dakota Kai turn on Gonzalez soon and cost her the NXT Women’s Championship?
Cesaro proved himself once again on WWE SmackDown but failed to put down Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash. The Swiss Superman seems to be back in a rivalry with Seth Rollins.
Bianca Belair defeated Bayley, retaining her SmackDown Women’s title by rolling her up with the use of her hair. Will The Role Model get another shot at The EST’s title in the coming weeks?
Let’s take a look at the five things that must happen on WWE RAW, NXT, and SmackDown this week.
#5 Alexa Bliss and Lily must target a former champion on WWE RAW
Alexa Bliss and Lily are having the time of their lives on WWE RAW. Bliss has been hosting Alexa’s Playground on RAW and has made Lily’s intentions clear over the past couple of weeks.
Lily has her eyes on a superstar on RAW, and WWE must focus on building that storyline on this week’s show. Bliss and Lily must appear this week and start possessing former RAW Women’s Champion Asuka.
Asuka was one of the women who competed in the six-woman tag team match on RAW. Bliss and Lily appeared to watch the match closely. The Empress pinned Shayna Baszler to pick up the victory in the match.
Asuka has now fallen out of the RAW Women’s Championship picture after her loss at WrestleMania Backlash, and this could be Lily’s time to strike. Bliss and her doll could take control of Asuka and possibly take her back to her old Kana character to change things around on RAW.
The angle could help bring something different to the WWE Universe and give Bliss and Asuka a chance to work together. Lily could end up building an all-women faction on RAW that could help build RAW’s women division.
#4 Keith Lee must return to enter the WWE Championship scene on RAW
Bobby Lashley defied all odds to retain his WWE Championship at WrestleMania Backlash. The All Mighty defeated Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match to retain the title at the pay-per-view.
Lashley pinned Strowman at WrestleMania Backlash, and that should take Strowman out of the WWE Championship picture. McIntyre has been part of the WWE title scene since the 2020 Royal Rumble, and he should also take a backseat after the loss.
A new challenger for the WWE Championship must appear on RAW this week to make matters more interesting. One man who could give Lashley a run for his money is Keith Lee.
The Limitless One has been away from the ring for some time and he could make his return this Monday night. Lee must use T-Bar and Mace to attack the WWE Champion this week before coming out to reveal himself as their new leader.
This will help Lee enter the WWE Championship scene and turn things around on RAW. Since Sheamus is busy defending his United States Championship and Randy Orton has entered the tag team division, Lee could be the perfect superstar to take on Lashley.