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Hurt Business gauntlet, Charlotte vs. Baszler added to WWE Raw


WWE has made a couple of additional announcements for Raw's Royal Rumble go-home show.

Riddle will face The Hurt Business' Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, and MVP in a gauntlet match on Raw this Monday. If Riddle wins, he'll earn a shot at Bobby Lashley's United States Championship. WWE hasn't announced when Riddle will be getting his title shot.

Benjamin will be Riddle's first opponent in the gauntlet match. Benjamin & Alexander are the Raw Tag Team Champions.

On Raw two weeks ago, Lashley retained the United States title against Riddle after attacking him before the bell rang.

WWE has also announced that Charlotte Flair will face Shayna Baszler in a singles match on this Monday's Raw. Charlotte & Asuka won the Women's Tag Team titles from Baszler & Nia Jax at last month's TLC pay-per-view.

Charlotte and Baszler were the final two in last year's women's Royal Rumble match. Charlotte, Baszler, and Jax have all declared for this year's women's Royal Rumble.

Here's the updated lineup for Monday's Raw.

  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Goldberg return ahead of their title match at the Royal Rumble
  • Raw Women's Champion Asuka defends against Alexa Bliss
  • Hurt Business gauntlet match: Riddle vs. Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, and MVP (if Riddle wins, he becomes the number one contender to Bobby Lashley's United States Championship)
  • Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler