WWE is starting 2023 with a bang as two massive title matches have been made for Monday Night Raw on the 2nd of January.
On the 12th of December edition of WWE’s flagship show Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley in one-on-one competition to become the number one contender to Bianca Belair’s Raw Women’s Championship. After the bout, Bliss continued to tease turning to the Bray Wyatt-inspired dark side once again as she spaced out and looked set to drop Belair with Sister Abigail before seemingly coming to her senses.
On Raw in Des Moines, Iowa, Belair and Bliss sat down to talk with Alexa Bliss reiterating that she didn’t know why she grabbed Belair the previous week. The EST of WWE told Bliss she didn’t believe her and was fully aware of what the unholy union of Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss was capable of. As Belair tried to walk away, Wyatt’s logo flickered into view and Bliss smashed a vase into the back of Belair’s head.
The 12th of December edition of Raw also saw Seth Rollins defeat Bobby Lashley to become the number one contender for the United States Championship. The fallout from that match saw Lashley apparently fired by WWE official Adam Pearce before quickly being reinstated.
Rollins will get the chance to win his third WWE US Championship when he challenges Austin Theory for the gold on the 2nd of January in Nashville, Tennessee.