Brock Lesnar Opens 1/3 WWE Raw; WWE Title Shot On The Line In Fatal 4-Way, More Announced

Brock Lesnar is Raw bound.

Capturing the WWE Championship due to an unforeseen set of circumstances leading into the WWE pay-per-view on New Year's Day, Brock Lesnar is now officially on Monday Night Raw for the first time since losing the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 2 years ago.

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Brock Lesnar is also, apparently, on his own on the Monday Night Raw brand for the first time Since the return of Paul Heyman 10 years ago.

WWE has officially announced that Brock Lesnar will be starting off his championship run on the Monday night brand, announcing his appearance with hours to go before the show.

From WWE:

After Universal Champion Roman Reigns was unable to compete at WWE Day 1 due to COVID protocols, Brock Lesnar was added to the WWE Championship Match at the inaugural Premium Live Event and triumphed over Big E, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens to win the WWE Title.

Tonight, the triumphant Beast returns to the red brand when he kicks off what is sure to be an absolutely chaotic Monday Night Raw. Don't miss all the action tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.

Also, the match that was supposed to be for the WWE Title at WWE Day 1 for a shot at Brock Lesnar. A Fatal 4-Way Match between Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley will go down tonight on Raw.

From WWE:

Big E, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley will get their Fatal 4-Way Match originally slated for WWE Day 1, only this time the winner will earn the right to challenge newly crowned WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble.

After weeks of taunts and attacks, the four Superstars were set to collide for the WWE Championship at Day 1 until The Beast was added to the match hours before the event.

Big E, Rollins, Owens and Lashley could not keep Lesnar down as he survived the carnage and slipped out of The All Mighty’s Hurt Lock to deliver a pair of F-5’s to Lashley and Big E on his way to becoming a six-time WWE Champion.

With each Superstar still reeling from a chaotic Fatal 5-Way this past Saturday, who will outlast the others and earn a match with Lesnar at Royal Rumble?

Catch all the action on Monday Night Raw at 8/7 C on USA!

Now, WWE has announced a rematch for the United States championship between Dolph Ziggler and Damian Priest. Last week, Priest got himself disqualified in a match for the championship against Dolph Ziggler.

From WWE:

Dolph Ziggler is technically 2-0 against United States Champion Damian Priest but has still walked away from both matches without the title thanks to the “Damian side” of Priest.

Ziggler and his Dirty Dawgs partner Robert Roode have pushed the buttons of the champion to send Priest into a blind rage, resulting in a count-out and a disqualification. Unfortunately for The Archer of Infamy, he’ll have to keep that darker side in check tonight in his rematch with The Showoff as any disqualification or count-out will result in Priest losing the title.

Can Priest keep calm under pressure, or will The Dirty Dawgs provoke the champion into unleashing his “Damian side” and losing his United States Title? Find out tonight on Monday Night Raw at 8/7 C on USA!

Also, the match that was supposed to take place last week between AJ Styles and Omos is now being advertised for this week's episode.

From WWE:

In the wake of accusations by The Miz on "Miz TV" that Omos had issues with his tag team partner AJ Styles, the powerful tandem failed to defeat the Mysterios after Omos refused to tag in and instead turned away from Styles.

As a result, things finally came to a head with Styles calling his Own Personal Colossus a "piece of trash" and Omos responding to The Phenomenal One’s attack by hoisting Styles into the air and hurling him eight feet down to the canvas.

Omos then made it clear that the next time Styles saw him, it would be in a match against him. After a one week hiatus, that match has been made official and will happen tonight at 8/7 C on USA!

Here is the full card:

WWE Raw - January 3

- WWE Championship Number One Contender Fatal 4-Way: Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Big E

- WWE United States Championship: Damian Priest vs. Dolph Ziggler

- AJ Styles vs. Omos

- Brock Lesnar appears

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