WWE RAW Preview & Matches For Tonight 31 May 2021
WWE RAW will continue to build towards Hell in a Cell 2021 PPV on 31 May 2021 episode with the #1 contender match for the WWE Championship, a face-off between RAW Women’s Championship match contestants and more. Let’s discuss it in detail in the preview.
Event Name – WWE Monday Night RAW
Date- 31 May 2021
Location- Yuengling Center, Tampa, FL, US
Time- 8 PM EST(1 June 2021 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
Drew McIntyre vs Kofi Kingston – Winner Faces Bobby Lashley at Hell in a Cell
Kofi Kingston is suddenly in the main event scene with a win over Bobby Lashley in a non-title match. However, the man who helped him defeat Lashley is standing in between him and the title shot. Drew McIntyre faced Kofi Kingston last week on RAW for the opportunity to face Lashley at Hell in a Cell.
However, Lashley and MVP could not keep themselves out of the match and caused double disqualification by attacking both participants. Adam Pearce has now banned them from the ringside as Drew and Kofi go at it again this week. Lashley is also threatened with a suspension without pay for three months if he interferes in the match.
Who do you reckon will come out of this match as the winner? Kofi Kingston has proved to be a tough nut to crack in the past two weeks. Will his streak continue? Will he get an assist from someone else? Or will Drew get beaten up clean?
Rhea Ripley & Charlotte Flair on Miz TV
Rhea Ripley finds herself defending the RAW Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell PPV. In the build-up for the match, both women will come face to face in the ring in the Miz TV segment tonight on RAW.
This segment will also mark the return of the Miz after two weeks’ absence. He has reportedly suffered an injury and we might get to know more about that in tonight’s segment.
Shayna Baszler vs Reginald
Shayna Baszler has been telling Nia Jax to focus on the match and not to get diverted with Reginald. But, last week, Shayna lost her temper when Reginald once again cost her a match. So much so, that Shayna did not even consider that Reginald fell victim to another pyro attack.
Shayna will look to shell out all her frustration on Reginald tonight in another intergender match for Reginald(he has faced Sasha Banks and Natalya previously). This match could bring about the impending break-up of Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler’s tag team and might also get us towards Alexa Bliss’s new direction. Tune in tonight to find out more.
Randy Orton vs Xavier Woods
The New Day vs RK-Bro rivalry will continue this week on RAW with Randy Orton vs Xavier Woods match. The tension started three weeks back Randy Orton hit both Kofi and Woods with RKO. Kofi then defeated Orton two weeks back with some interference, while Riddle defeated Woods last week.
Fans were elated with Xavier Woods’ performance last week against Riddle despite him losing the match. Let’s hope a similar thing could happen this week.