Last week’s WWE RAW ended with a major shift for the women’s division as Nikki A.S.H. cashed in her Money in the Bank contract to win the RAW Women’s Championship. The 26 July 2021 episode of WWE RAW, airing from T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO, will build up on this win and present new challenges for Nikki.
2 more matches and a segment with Bobby Lashley are announced. Let’s discuss all of these in detail.
Show – WWE Monday Night SmackDown
Date – 26 July 2021
Location – T-Mobile Arena, Kansas City, MO, US
Time – 8 PM EST(27 July 2021 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
Who will be the First Challenger for Nikki ASH?
The change in gimmick has brought a change in fortune for Nikki Cross. Within two days, she has won the Money in the Bank contract, and then smartly cashed it in at the first viable opportunity to win the RAW Women’s title. The response from the WWE Universe has been mixed. But the response from the locker room has been heartwarming and has enhanced Nikki’s feel-good character.
WWE has now teased that we might get a new challenger for Nikki on this week’s RAW episode. The vignette featured Shayna Baszler, Rhea Ripley, Charlotte Flair, Asuka, and Nikki’s old friend Alexa Bliss. Who is actually going to be Nikki’s first challenger?
Bobby Lashley to Respond to Goldberg?
Goldberg, as rumored, came out and challenged Bobby Lashley after Lashley took care of Keith Lee. Lashley wanted to engage right away but was held back by MVP. Later, Lashley discarded the challenge on social media.
But the story does not seem to be over as WWE has now announced that Lashley would address Goldberg’s challenge. It is unlikely that Goldberg would appear on the show this week. What will Lashley say to entice him?
AJ Styles & Omos vs The Viking Raiders – WWE RAW Tag Team Championship Match
AJ Styles and Omos will once again defend the tag team titles against The Viking Raiders. Their last match came at Money in the Bank and it was fun to watch. If they could better that performance, it would add to Omos’ reputation as an in-ring performer.
Mansoor & Mustafa Ali to Tag Together
Mustafa Ali has been working as a mentor for Mansoor in the last few weeks. Mansoor wanted to take it further forward and asked for a match with Ali as his partner. Not interested that much at the start, Ali changed his mind and decided to tag with Mansoor this week. Will we see Ali turning on Mansoor? Or will this be another partnership like RK-Bro?
What More to Expect?
- More build-up for Damian Pries vs United States Champion Sheamus
- Where is Randy Orton? And what will Riddle do next?
- What’s next for Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax?
- Alexa Bliss vs Eva Marie
- More build-up for SummerSlam 2021