WWE Championship Week Update
WWE Monday Night Raw started the championship with a big bang of championships being defended.
Asuka defeated Charlotte Flair to retain her championship. After an exchange with Nia Jax that left her with an injured arm, Asuka took advantage and submitted Charlotte. Both superstars may have ended their feud but started a new rivalry.
The Women's Tag Team Champions Bayley and Sasha Banks defeated The IIconics. At the end of their match, Banks was jealous of Bayley having two belts. Therefore, she officially challenged Asuka to a match at Extreme Rules. Asuka would accept and receive a beat down by both Bayley and Banks. There is no word of any stipulation for their match.
On the other hand, Charlotte was attacked by Jax backstage that left her with a severe injury. In reality, the wrestling community has reported that Charlotte is indeed injured and may be out for six to eight weeks. WWE has not confirmed the nature of the injury and to how long she will be out. The feud with Jax is on hold.
Other results on Raw were as followed:
Drew McIntyre will defend his title against Dolph Ziggler at Extreme Rules.
The Street Profits defeated the Viking Raiders to retain their tag team titles. However, Andrade and Angle Garza attacked them from behind and escaped once the Viking Raiders appeared in the ring. Unofficially, we can see The Street Profits versus Andrade and Angel Garza for Extreme Rules.
Randy Orton and the Big Show exchange words during Ric Flair's call out. There tends to be a set up where Orton, the return of the legend killer, is setting up a battle for Extreme Rules. This may come to an end for the Big Show if he is retiring from in-ring action.
Akira Tozawa becomes the new 24/7 Champion
Natalya defeated Liv Morgan with the distraction from Lana. Lana's segments with Bobby Lashley are over for now. It seems as if Lana and Natalya have something in common when it comes to relationships.
Apollo Crews defeated Shelton Benjamin. After the match, while Crews was heading backstage, Lashley applied the swinging full nelson. Because of Crews dismissing MVP to join the team, Lashley took care of MVP's business. If the title is not defended for the next Raw episode, expect the United States Championship match at Extreme Rules.
Rey Mysterio returned to Raw. The Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins, Murphy, and Austin Theory were met by Mysterio, Dominik, Aleister Black, and Humberto Carrillo. With Mysterio not cleared to compete, a six man tag team match may be in order soon.
There are more championships this week with the NXT North American Championship on the line. It will be a triple threat match with Keith Lee, Finn Balor and Johnny gargano. The winner takes on the NXT Champion Adam Cole.
And on Smackdown, Intercontinental Champion A.J. Styles defends his title against Drew Gulak.
Predictions: Keith Lee and A.J. Styles retains their championship.