Two matches have been announced for the upcoming episode of WWE Raw.
WWE has announced that WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will face Randy Orton on the February 8 edition of the weekly show. The two men last fought in mid-November, when McIntyre defeated Orton to win the title. The Viper had previously one-upped The King of Claymore Country at Hell In A Cell, where he won the belt, only to hold it for less than a month.
Recently, Orton has been clashing with Alexa Bliss, as she continues to haunt him after he set fire to The Fiend Bray Wyatt. McIntyre will be waiting to hear from Edge, as the Royal Rumble winner has yet to announce his opponent for Wrestlemania.
Additionally, Charlotte Flair will come face-to-face with Lacey Evans. The Queen's father has been working with Evans and recently cost Charlotte and Asuka the Women's Tag Team Titles. After weeks of tension, they will finally meet in the ring.
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The Viper’s past transgressions have been catching up to him in recent weeks, and the WWE Champion comes knocking again Monday night.
Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton are set to reignite their rivalry with a rematch on Raw. The Legend Killer looked to end his back-and-forth with long-time foe Edge last week, but a demonic Alexa Bliss haunted Orton and helped set The Rated-R Superstar up for the win.
The King of Claymore Country has mounting issues of his own with Edge’s open WrestleMania challenge looming over the title picture, and a crushing Brogue Kick from his old friend Sheamus cutting off a trusted ally.
What chaos will await McIntyre and Orton when they clash once again in non-title action?
The budding entanglement between Lacey Evans and Ric Flair has been a thorn in the side of Charlotte Flair. The time for games is over Monday night as Charlotte and Lacey will meet face-to-face Monday night on Raw.
Evans and the WWE Hall of Famer have continually inserted themselves into The Queen’s business in recent weeks, even having a hand in costing Charlotte & Asuka the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles at Royal Rumble. Charlotte has paved her own way in a career that’s already revolutionized the WWE Women’s division, but her father isn’t one to cede the spotlight so easily. “The Nature Boy” was vocal about his trailblazing role in WWE on Raw Talk and has set out to build another all-time Superstar in Lacey Evans seemingly at the expense of his own daughter.
What fireworks are set to explode when Charlotte and Lacey come together on Raw?
Catch the encounter this Monday night at 8/7 C on USA Network.
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