Takes to Twitter to announce that he’s ‘back’
By Ed Emeanua
Raw kicks off tonight on a Juneteenth day celebration live event from the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Paul’s contract was renewed by the company after WrestleMania 39.
Paul has taken to Twitter to announce his imminent return to RAW on tonight’s show.
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2023
Tonight’s RAW heralds the fourth showing of Raw in WWE’s planned five week buildup blitz before Money in the Bank events again on July 1 in faraway London, England.
The super star’s WWE return will happen at a RAW show taking place near his hometown.
He will be hoping to erase the ghosts of his most recent two back-to-back singles matches losses to WWE mega superstars Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
World Heavyweight Championship
Seth Rollins is up for a title defense tonight in an open challenge. His disputes with ‘The Judgment Day’ have recently led to a title defense against Damian Priest, and an upcoming major title against Finn Balor at Money in the Bank. He’s yet to fight only Dominik Mysterio in the legion of ‘The Judgment Day’ as a possible foe tonight. Cody Rhodes, JD McDonagh, and The Miz, whose hometown is near tonight’s event, are other considerations.
Women’s World Championship
Rhea Ripley could take is penchant for embarrassing Natalya a notch when she squares up against ‘The best there is,” tonight in a non-title rematch. She crushed Natalya at Night of Champions last month, and will get another chance to do just that one more time when the two engages in tonight’s RAW on a non-title rematch.
Matt Riddle has a beef to settle with the irrepressible GUNTHER and where else is befitting for settle their differences than the RAW event. The Original Bro is in for a battle with Ludwig Kaiser on the RAW event tonight. A Riddle victory could set up the ‘Bro’ for a future title challenge against GUNTHER.
WWE Tag Team Champions
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens were able to fend off Imperium last week to keep their belts. Their next title defense is coming up against Pretty Deadly of the sister SmackDown listing, but could still make a splash at WWE RAW tonight.