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Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka set for WWE Raw


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Charlotte Flair is returning to in-ring action on Monday's episode of Raw.

During a commercial that aired during SmackDown tonight, WWE announced that Charlotte vs. Asuka will take place on Monday's Raw. It will be the first time Charlotte has wrestled since the March 1 Raw episode.

The commercial stated that Charlotte vs. Asuka will be Monday's main event.

Asuka lost the Raw Women's Championship to Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 37 night two this past Sunday. On Raw the next night, Charlotte made her return and cut a promo about missing WrestleMania. She then interrupted a Raw Women's Championship rematch between Ripley and Asuka. Charlotte attacked Ripley and Asuka and laid both of them out.

Charlotte said during her promo that missing WrestleMania made her realize that she doesn't steal opportunities -- she is the opportunity. It was Charlotte's first appearance on WWE television since testing positive for COVID-19 last month. Prior to that, Charlotte had declared that she wanted to challenge Asuka for the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania.

Charlotte & Asuka formerly held the WWE Women's Tag Team titles together. They won the titles from Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler at TLC last December but lost them back to Jax & Baszler on the Royal Rumble pre-show in January.

Monday's Raw will also feature the follow-up to former RETRIBUTION members T-Bar and Mace attacking Drew McIntyre at the end of this week's show. In this week's main event, McIntyre defeated Randy Orton and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match to become the number one contender to Bobby Lashley's WWE Championship. MVP then came out to the stage after the match. As McIntyre's attention was turned to MVP, T-Bar and Mace ambushed McIntyre. They left McIntyre laying after hitting a double chokeslam.

McIntyre will challenge Lashley for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania Backlash on Sunday, May 16.