WWE RAW comes around to Cincinnati, OH, on January 16, 2023, as the show builds up toward Royal Rumble 2023 and RAW’s 30th-anniversary episode.
Advertised so far for the show is Bobby Lashley’s next step after return from a suspension, and what will be next for Judgment Day after becoming the #1 contender for RAW Tag Team Championship. Check below for more and a full preview and card for WWE RAW January 16, 2023 episode.
All Mighty Return for Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley was suspended from WWE by Adam Pearce after attacking a referee on December 16 episode of RAW. His suspension was lifted last week when he returned to RAW and hit Austin Theory with a spear. He also announced his entry for the men’s Royal Rumble match.
Later, it was revealed that MVP played a role in his suspension being lifted. MVP asked him to get the Hurt Business stable back together, but Lashley did not seem to be in the mood for that after everything that has happened between him and MVP. Will his thoughts change about Hurt Business?
What’s Next for Judgment Day?
Judgment Day won the Gauntlet match last week to become the #1 contender for RAW Tag Team Championship. And they did so by eliminating all the other 4 teams in the match. The last match saw Finn Balor getting injured and Dominik Mysterio replacing him against The Street Profits.
The group has come a long way after starting with a supernatural theme and then turning in some comedy with Dominik Mysterio. Rhea Ripley has also been a major beneficiary after being presented as a big heel and later, in a quasi-dominatrix role with Dominik. What will we see them doing next? Will they be the ones to end The Usos run as the tag team champions?
What Else to Expect?
Alexa Bliss was encountered by Uncle Howdy when she revealed that this was her true self. Will we see more in that storyline after Bray Wyatt has announced his return as the Eater of the World?
Bayley was able to beat Mia Yim last week in a singles match before engaging with her backstage. Will we see a rematch between them again? Or does Becky Lynch have any plans for her?
Mustafa Ali was not happy with Dolph Ziggler passing on the opportunity to be a part of Tag Team Guantlet match. Will we see them clashing this week?
Who else will announced for Royal Rumble matches?