The April 25th edition of WWE Monday Night Raw is set to feature Randy Orton’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, Bobby Lashley facing Omos in an arm-wrestling competition and more.
Over the last week, WWE has been celebrating 20 years since Randy Orton debuted in the company in 2002. The celebration will continue on Monday’s Raw as Orton, who is one of the Raw Tag Team Champions with Riddle, will be honored by WWE on Raw. There are no specifics given about what the celebration could be like, so we will have to tune in to Raw to find out.
Orton thanked John Cena for his words over the weekend since the two men started in WWE together 20 years ago. Get ready for Cena’s 20-year celebration in June. Orton also responded to a Triple H tweet with Orton thanking Hunter for helping him throughout his career.
I know it took some patience with me in the beginning 😬 but thank you for not giving up on me. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor. Everyone that crosses paths with you in this business is better for it, whether it’s inside the ring or out. Thank YOU https://t.co/uC1Rwul2Yk
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) April 23, 2022
Tonight’s Raw takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is the hometown of Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. It was announced on last week’s Raw that Belair will defend the Raw Women’s Title against WWE Official Sonya Deville, who signed an open contract to face Belair.
The woman that Belair beat at WrestleMania 38 to become Raw Women’s Champion is Becky Lynch, who has yet to appear on Raw since her championship loss. WWE is advertising that Lynch will be on Raw tonight.
While WWE is not advertising it, there are reports from Fightful Select that former Raw & Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka could be making her return on Raw tonight. If Asuka is back tonight then it has been reported that she will likely begin a feud as a babyface against the heel Lynch.
There will be an arm wrestling competition tonight on Raw with the powerful All Mighty Bobby Lashley facing his rival Omos, who will assuredly be joined by MVP, who is Lashley’s former friend.
Lashley defeated Omos at WrestleMania 38 earlier this month and it’s possible that they will have a rematch at WrestleMania Backlash on May 8th although that’s not official yet. It could be announced tonight.
In addition to all of that, there should be appearances from Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins as they build towards their WrestleMania Backlash match, the new US Champion Theory (no longer Austin Theory) will likely be bragging about his title win last week and Kevin Owens will continue trying to prove that Ezekiel is really Elias. WWE may announce more matches/segments later in the day as well.
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