Tonight's edition of WWE Monday Night RAW emanates from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is being dubbed 'Championship Monday'.

Before the show begins, let's take a look at what WWE has in-store for us, tonight!

  • RAW Women's Championship - Asuka (C) vs Charlotte Flair
62649F8A-FF81-4FEF-9924-49C34704B204
  • WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships - Bayley and Sasha Banks (C) vs The IIconics
2DCA8AB0-66B8-4219-A844-C8DE27514A25
  • RAW Tag-Team Championships - Street Profits (C) vs Viking Raiders
A75BEE37-C62D-49D1-99D4-A21EBB9546AA
  • 24/7 Championship - R-Truth (C) vs Akira Tozawa
A4C48114-37CA-4BD3-A836-F0FBF7500038
  • Rey Mysterio Returns To Confront Seth Rollins
3B061341-55A9-44A3-980F-44E00142843C

*LIVE COVERAGE*

The show begins with a video package highlighting the upcoming title matches on this 'Championship Monday' edition of Monday Night RAW.

And right to the action as WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. McIntyre is in some snazzy dress clothes, signaling that he won't be here for a match but to speak.

The WWE Champion welcomes us to 'Championship Monday'. McIntyre says he's now looking towards the future...and he's interrupted by Dolph Ziggler, who's now a RAW superstar, moving over from SmackDown.

Ziggler gets into the ring and grabs a mic and Ziggler announces that he's officially a RAW superstar as well as his former tag-team partner, Robert Roode. The pair coming over in exchange for AJ Styles, who's now of course on SmackDown and is the new Intercontinental Champion.

Ziggler takes a trip down memory lane of he and McIntyre's history in WWE and says McIntyre is on RAW because of Ziggler. He goes on to say that McIntyre is now WWE Champion because of Ziggler. Dolph adds that since Drew is looking for a challenger for Extreme Rules in 3 weeks and the least he can do is give him a title shot at the PPV. McIntyre says ever since 'Big Daddy Claymore' stopped watching Dolph's back, he's been losing a lot recently. McIntyre says Ziggler's recent shortcomings aren't because of a lack-of talent, because Dolph has plenty of it, Drew adds...but it's because Ziggler's became something that they used to hate...'an entitled jerk'. McIntyre then asks Ziggler if he's sure that he wants the match at Extreme Rules...Ziggler nods yes...and McIntyre accepts and says it's official...Drew McIntyre vs Dolph Ziggler at Extreme Rules for the WWE Championship.

We then see Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Samoa Joe at the commentary table who run-down our title matches on this 'Championship Monday'.

Nia Jax then makes her way down to the ring and she looks even more irritated then usual. She grabs a steel-chair before getting into the ring. She sets up the chair and takes a seat in the middle of the ring and we'll find out what Nia is in the ring for, after this commercial break.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

Back from the break and Nia Jax is about to speak but is interrupted by R-Truth who comes down to the ring looking for Akira Tozawa and then claims that Nia Jax is Tozawa in disguise but Tozawa pops up behind the commentary table and Tozawa's 'ninjas' chase Truth, backstage. Charlotte Flair then comes down to the ring and says that Nia failed in all of her bids at the RAW Women's Championship and dropped the ball. Nia says that Charlotte only gets title shots because her father is Ric Flair. Flair gets angry and attacks Nia as WWE officials attempt to break up the fight.

We then see the Street Profits and Viking Raiders, backstage and the teams talk about how their rivalry has actually turned into a budding friendship but the 4-men agree to put that to the side and have a great match for the RAW Tag-Team Championships, which is up next. As both teams head to the ring for their match...Zelina Vega shows up in the background and has a suspicious smirk on her face as we head to a commercial break.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

Match - RAW Tag-Team Championships, Street Profits (C) vs Viking Raiders

Highlights (Street Profits vs Viking Raiders)

Result - Street Profits defeat Viking Raiders, And STILL RAW Tag-Team Champions

After the match, Angel Garza and Andrade attack the Street Profits...seemingly letting everyone know that their eyes are set on the RAW Tag-Team Championships.

We then see the 'Monday Night Messiah' Seth Rollins with his disciples, Austin Theory and Murphy, backstage. Rollins says he has a message to deliver to Rey Mysterio (who will be making his Monday Night RAW return, tonight) and 'soon...all will be revealed...the greater good is coming for us all...and there's NOTHING that YOU can do to stop it.' and we head to a break.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

Back from the break and we're set for our second title match of the evening...

Match - RAW Women's Championship, Asuka (C) vs Charlotte Flair

Highlights (Asuka vs Charlotte Flair)

Result - Asuka defeats Charlotte Flair, And STILL RAW Women's Champion

After the upcoming commercial break, WWE Hall of Famer, Edge will provide a medical update on his future in Wrestling and will address what Randy Orton did to Christian, last week on RAW.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

We now see Edge in a pre-taped promo.

Edge congratulates Orton on his win in the 'Greatest Wrestling Match Ever' at Backlash but says that Orton didn't prove himself to be the better 'natural' Wrestler.

Edge goes on to say that Orton woke up the side of him that will stoop to ANY level to get what he wants.

Edge also says that he will make 'Cowboy Bob', (Orton's father) wish that he was shooting blanks on the night Orton was conceived.

We then see Randy Orton backstage who looks very out of sorts and we head to another break.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

Back from the break and we see Charlotte Flair backstage who gets ambushed by Nia Jax. Nia beats Charlotte down pretty brutally before putting her 'injured' left arm into some sort of barrel and slams a wooden-cover onto her exposed arm as she walks away and WWE officials check on Charlotte.

In the ring, Akira Tozawa and his 'ninjas' are awaiting R-Truth for their 24/7 Championship match and as R-Truth makes his way to the ring, Bobby Lashley comes down to the ring, being flanked by MVP and Lashley takes out all of the 'ninjas' as well as R-Truth and Lashley and MVP make their way out just as quickly as they entered. After the attack, Akira Tozawa was apparently hiding under the ring and he comes out and pins R-Truth to become the new 24/7 Champion.

Match - Liv Morgan vs Natalya (with Lana)

Highlights (Liv Morgan vs Natlaya)

Result - Natalya defeats Liv Morgan

After we head to a commercial break, Ric Flair will present Randy Orton as the 'Greatest Wrestler of All-Time'.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

Back from the break and 2-time WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair is making his way down to the ring.

As Randy Orton joins Flair in the ring, Big Show interrupts him and makes his way down to the ring.

Big Show says Edge and Christian are his good friends and Orton will pay for what he did. Show says the first time he met Orton, he thought he was nothing but a narcissistic parasite and he needed to latch onto other superstars to make him better because he lacks the heart to make himself better. Show then gets angry at Flair for encouraging Orton's behavior and threatens Flair...Orton says Show won't touch a hair on Ric's head because he respects him too much. Orton says Show is a surefire future Hall of Famer and he may even be a legend. Orton says it would be a shame if Show had to suffer the same fate as Edge and Christian. Show tosses his microphone away and says 'let's go!' and wants to fight Orton. Orton slides out of the ring and says whatever happens next, is on HIM as Orton and Fair make their way out to the back as Show looks extremely irritated in the ring.

We then see a video package hyping up the upcoming WWE Women's Tag-Team Championship Match between the Champions, Bayley and Sasha Banks against the challengers, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce of The IIconics.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

Back from the break and we're set for our final Championship match of this 'Championship Monday'...

Match - WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships - Bayley and Sasha Banks vs The IIconics

Highlights (Bayley and Sasha Banks vs The IIconics)

Result - Bayley and Sasha Banks defeat The IIconics, And STILL WWE Women's Tag-Team Champions

After the match, the Champions each grab a microphone and Sasha tells Bayley she wants a title match...and then says she's officially challenging...Asuka for the RAW Women's Championship. Asuka comes down to the ring and says that she accepts Sasha's challenge and then Bayley and Sasha attack Asuka as the segment ends.

We then see MVP in the ring for the latest installment of the 'VIP Lounge'. MVP welcomes us to the VIP Lounge and announces his guest for the evening, United States Champion, Apollo Crews.

Crews says he appreciates MVP's offer to manage him, but he still declines his offer. Shelton Benjamin makes his way down to the ring....plays nice for a moment and then attacks Crews. It appears as if Shelton Benjamin is the newest client of MVP.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

The attack by Benjamin on Apollo has launched an impromptu match between the pair.

Match - Apollo Crews vs Shelton Benjamin 

Highlights (Apollo Crews vs Shelton Benjamin)

Result - Apollo Crews defeats Shelton Benjamin

After the match, MVP goes to congratulate Crews but Apollo smacks his hand away and Bobby Lashley comes running down and locks in the full-nelson submission hold on Crews.

After the break, we will be joined by Rey Mysterio and Dominik in the ring to address the 'Monday Night Messiah', Seth Rollins.

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

After the break, Rey Mysterio and Dominik are in th ring. Rey says there no worse feeling for a parent than not being able to get ahold of their child...and that's how Rey felt when he couldn't reach Dominik when Dominik decided to show up at RAW, last Monday night. Rey says he's proud of Dominik but also mad at him because he knows the risks of stepping into the ring, because Rey always tells him about it. Rey goes on to say that even though Dominik is bigger than him, he's still his old man...and no matter how big or strong Dominik gets, he'll always be Rey's child. Rey says that since Dominik fought for him, it's time for him to fight for Dominik. Rey says he needs to address Seth Rollins himself...Dominik grabs the mic and says he's not going anywhere and this is what family does...and this family...wants to fight. Seth Rollins then makes his way out. Rollins says if Dominik wants a fight, that puts the Monday Night Messiah in a very odd position...he either goes down to the ring and slaughters a father in front of his own son or does he make Rey watch him sacrifice his own boy. Rollins says this is fate, prophecy, destiny...and since Rey and Dominik are in the same place at ther same time...2 eyes are better than one. Seth walks down the ramp and stops at ringside and gets on his knees to signal his disciples, Austin Theory and Murphy who make their way down to the ring but Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo come out of nowhere and attack Theory and Murphy as Rollins is now left to fend for himself. Rey blasts Rollins with a 619 and all 4 men begin to bring Rollins over to the steel steps to do to Rollins what he did to Rey...but Theory and Murphy attack just before they can injure Rollins and now Murphy and Theory hold Mysterio up and make him watch Rollins attack Dominik but Carrillo and Aleister make the save yet again right before it's too late. Rollins, Theory and Murphy run-off to the back as RAW goes off the air.

Be sure to stay with WrestlingNewsWorld.com and (@WNWNews) on Twitter for all of your Pro Wrestling news and needs!

Make sure to follow me on Twitter (@WNWFaria) for live-coverage of RAW, Monday nights, NXT, Wednesday nights and SmackDown, every Friday night!

While you're here at Wrestling News World, why not become one of our Premium Members for exclusive backstage news? You can even start off with a 30 day free trial!

Synergy Pro Wrestling is back! On Saturday, July 11th, Synergy and Wrestling News World join forces to present "For The First Responders", a live pro-wrestling supercard to benefit America's first responders.

WNW & Synergy will donate proceeds from this event to worthy first responders' non-profits.

Synergy is delivering a massive card for the occasion! Alex Zayne & Blake Christian continue their incredible rivalry at Synergy with a 30 Minute Iron Man main event! There's also 2 qualifiers for the 2020 Garden State Invitational. JD Drake takes on Tony Deppen, and Jordan Oliver goes one-on-one with LSG.

For The First Responders will stream live on FITE.tv on 7/11 at 7 pm EST.

Related Articles