As noted on Sunday night, the cable TV listings did not list Sasha Banks for tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw, despite the fact that WWE was hyping Banks vs. Becky Lynch for the show.
WWE has finally confirmed that Banks is injured so Charlotte Flair will replace her in the match against Lynch. The winner of the match will get the first draft pick. Lynch will be fighting for Monday Night Raw and Flair will be fighting for Friday Night SmackDown.
Banks has not been cleared to wrestle because of a tailbone injury she suffered during her match with Lynch at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Dave Meltzer reported over the weekend that Banks also suffered a hip injury.
Tonight’s episode of Raw will conclude the Draft. The remaining draft picks will be announced tonight and the undrafted picks will be “free agents” so they will be able to “negotiate” with any brand after tonight’s show.
Aside from Lynch vs. Flair, the only other match advertised for tonight’s show is The Viking Raiders challenging Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode for the Raw Tag Team Championships.
Tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw will take place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO