Since both of those factions have four members to choose from, that should allow some variety to keep things interesting for quite some time. We won’t have to see just Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods against the same two people in tag team and singles variations.
I’d imagine you can’t go wrong with any setup of The Hurt Business, and the best pairing for RETRIBUTION would probably be Mustafa Ali and T-Bar. However, Slapjack is a reliable hand and Dio Maddin hasn’t given me a reason to dislike his work yet, so I wouldn’t count them out.
The Women’s Division Options
The champion is worth building around, so Asuka’s the prime focus.
Her top opponent is still Shayna Baszler, in my mind. I’m also really interested in what she and Mia Yim can do together, too.
For a short program (emphasis on short), I think Asuka vs. Lacey Evans can be okay. There’s also a chance The Empress of Tomorrow can find harmony against this new version of Alexa Bliss.
Then again, Bliss vs. Nikki Cross is the real program for her. Hopefully, that doesn’t go on forever, though.
Once Charlotte Flair is back, you can plug her in with some of these superstars. Flair vs. Mia Yim, Baszler, etc is pretty hard to mess up.
I’m convinced Rhea Ripley comes up to Raw at some point, too. I fully expect Flair to be champion heading into WrestleMania and for Ripley to challenge her for the title and get her win back.
Here are some other feuds I’m looking forward to, but I don’t have as much to say for a full breakdown:
- Bray Wyatt and some partner against The New Day (power of positivity and all; I just don’t know who could team with Wyatt)
- Jeff Hardy vs. Ricochet could be a fun exhibition, but not a big feud.
- Drew Gulak stepping into Raw Underground and getting to show off some more serious skills? Sign me up!
- Keith Lee vs. Sheamus. Outside of the Strowman feud, I think this would be his best opponent to just see two brutes clash. Then again, there’s also Dabba-Kato.
What feuds are you looking forward to seeing now on Monday Night Raw going forward? Keep the discussion going in the comments below!