Skip to main content

'Night of grudge matches' announced for WWE Raw


WWE is promoting that Monday's Raw will feature a "night of grudge matches."

That was hyped during a commercial that aired during tonight's episode of SmackDown. In addition to the already announced Women's Tag Team title match with Sasha Banks & Bayley defending against Asuka & Kairi Sane, Monday's Raw will feature Randy Orton vs. R-Truth, Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens, and The Viking Raiders vs. Andrade & Angel Garza in an elimination tag team match.

Orton, Andrade & Garza defeated Big Show & The Viking Raiders on Raw this past Monday. There was also a backstage segment on Monday's show where 24/7 Champion R-Truth ran into Orton as he was trying to avoid Akira Tozawa. Truth questioned if Flair was Tozawa in disguise. Truth ran off as Tozawa and his ninjas approached. Orton asked if they were looking for Truth and then pointed them in the wrong direction.

There's recently been dissension between Andrade & Garza. Their feud with The Viking Raiders began when The Viking Raiders saved The Street Profits from an attack by Andrade & Garza last month.

Rollins vs. Owens is a rematch from WrestleMania 36. Owens defeated Rollins in that match. On this week's Raw, Owens teamed up with Rey Mysterio and defeated Rollins & Murphy. The match decided whether Mysterio or Rollins would pick the stipulation for their match at Extreme Rules. Mysterio pinned Murphy and then revealed that he'll face Rollins in an eye for an eye match at the pay-per-view.

Monday's Raw is the brand's go-home show for Extreme Rules.