The next “Monday Night Raw” pay-per-view isn’t for nearly another month, but it won’t be that long before a few of the show’s top titles are put on the line. Both the Raw Women’s Championship and the Raw Tag Team Championships will be defended on the next episode of WWE’s flagship program.
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair will give Sasha Banks a title match when “Monday Night Raw” returns to her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. The show will also feature a title match between The New Day and the team of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
While there have been multiple title changes on “Monday Night Raw” in recent months, it doesn’t seem likely that any belt will change hands next week.
Sasha is entitled to a rematch with Charlotte, following her loss in the main event of Hell in a Cell last month. It marked the second time since July that Sasha relinquished the belt to Charlotte just a few weeks after winning the belt on “Monday Night Raw.” It’s hard to believe that Sasha will win the belt on TV for a third time, considering WWE has already planted the seeds for Charlotte's next feud.
Bayley is likely to challenge Charlotte for the Raw Women’s Championship, possibly as soon as Dec. 18 at WWE Roadblock. Bayley pinned Charlotte on “Monday Night Raw” prior to Survivor Series, and Charlotte attacked Bayley after their tag match at the most recent WWE PPV. She might need help from Dana Brooke or another female wrestler, but Charlotte should hold onto the belt against Sasha.
There might be an even less likely chance that the tag team titles change hands. The New Day probably won’t drop the belts to Gallows and Anderson, or anyone else for that matter, for at least another three weeks.
The New Day defeated Sheamus and Cesaro on Monday, extending their title reign to 457 days. They are chasing Demolition’s record of 487 days, and they are likely to break it before eventually dropping the belts.
Gallows and Anderson earned a title shot by defeating The Golden Truth in quick fashion on Monday. They’ve had several championship opportunities against The New Day in recent months, coming up short every time. Because Xavier Woods cheated to give The New Day their most recent win, Cesaro and Sheamus might get another chance to end the champs’ reign at WWE Roadblock.
Kevin Owens successfully defended his WWE Universal Championship on Monday against Seth Rollins. There’s speculation that Roman Reigns will challenge him for the belt at the next PPV.