WWE RAW Preview & Match Card January 2, 2022
WWE opens 2023 with a RAW episode on January 2 from Bridgestone in Nashville, TN, which will feature two title matches while also continuing to build towards Royal Rumble 2023.
RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair faces Alexa Bliss while Austin Theory will defend US title against Seth Rollins. We might see more on Becky Lynch & Bayley’s rivalry as well the continuance of several other storylines. Check below for the complete preview and match card for WWE RAW January 2, 2023 episode.
RAW Women’s Title Match
WWE RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will start this year with a title defense and would like to make it a successful one when she takes on Alexa Bliss. Bliss became the #1 contender for the title when she defeated Bayley to finish a 6-woman mini tournament. Belair has been unstoppable in her first reign as RAW Women’s Champion. Bliss has shown reverting back to her supernatural character in Bray Wyatt’s Universe in the last few weeks. Will this week be the trigger when she head turn back to Lilly?
United States Title Match
Seth Rollins has another shot at United States title after beating Bobby Lashley last week. That win came courtesy of another outburst from Lashley on officials. Will Lashley let Rollins win the title just like that? On the other hand, we also have Austin Theory who can go to any lengths to hold onto the win. Or will Rollins’ problems come from any other source?
What Else to Expect?
The Miz has a new henchman in Bronson Reed. How will Dexter Lumis get back at The Miz now?
Bayley got a big win over Becky Lynch last week aided by a steel chair. Will Becky let her get away with this?
Last time Kevin Owens was on RAW, he defeated The Usos in a tag team match. Will he get a title shot next as he has now defeated Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn also?
Alpha Academy are in a feud with The OC. Will it change though now that AJ Styles is injured?