In addition to the Universal and United States Championship matches, the Raw Tag Team Championship will also be defended. Champions Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler will defend against Heavy Machinery in what is being billed as a cross-brand battle and this will be one of the last Raw vs. SmackDown matches because the WWE Draft is scheduled to take place soon.
As we’ve been writing about, next week is a huge week for WWE with the season premiere of Raw kicking things off, followed by NXT going head-to-head with AEW on Wednesday and Friday Night SmackDown on FOX. We caught up with Stephanie McMahon in New York City and she seemed excited about next week. Listen to what she said in the video below and scroll down for Kofi Kingston’s comments about AEW.
Also scheduled for the “season premiere” of Raw:
- AJ Styles will defend the United States Championship against Cedric Alexander
- Brock Lesnar will appear
- Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks
- Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will appear on Miz TV
- Seth Rollins will defend the Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio