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WrestleMania contract signing announced for WWE Raw

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A WrestleMania contract signing is set for Monday's episode of Raw.

Ahead of their title match at WrestleMania 37, Raw Women's Champion Asuka and Rhea Ripley will take part in a contract signing on Monday's Raw. Asuka vs. Ripley will be part of the card for WrestleMania 37 night two on Sunday, April 11.

Ripley made her debut as a member of the Raw roster by confronting Asuka on this week's episode. After Asuka defeated Peyton Royce in non-title action, Ripley came out to the ring and challenged Asuka to a Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania. Asuka accepted the challenge and told Ripley that she's not ready for Asuka.

Charlotte Flair announced this week that testing positive for COVID-19 is the reason she hasn't been on WWE television recently. Charlotte had previously declared that she wanted to face Asuka for the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania.

Ripley had her final match for NXT this January. She took part in the women's Royal Rumble match that month, making it to the final two before losing to Bianca Belair.

Monday's Raw will be the second-to-last episode of the show before WrestleMania 37. There's a storyline going into the episode where WWE Champion Bobby Lashley has placed a bounty on his WrestleMania challenger Drew McIntyre. McIntyre defeated Lashley's Hurt Business stablemates Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander in a handicap match on Raw this week. As a stipulation of McIntyre defeating them, Benjamin and Alexander are banned from ringside for Lashley vs. McIntyre at WrestleMania 37 night one.

After Benjamin & Alexander lost to McIntyre, Lashley approached a group of wrestlers in the locker room and told them that he'll give a WWE Championship shot to whoever can take McIntyre out before WrestleMania.

Monday's Raw will also feature a special edition of The Dirt Sheet where The Miz and John Morrison's "Hey Hey, Hop Hop" music video will premiere. Miz vs. Bad Bunny in a singles match has been announced for WrestleMania 37 night one.