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WWE Raw Predictions: Drew McIntyre Will Replace Kofi Kingston
May 24, 2021
Have you ever ever seen a 3-hour circus? On this week’s episode of WWE Uncooked, there are two scheduled matches. The 2 scheduled matches are Natalya & Tamina (c) vs. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax for the Ladies’s Tag Crew Titles and Riddle vs. Xavier Woods in a Grudge Match. Additionally, in final week’s predominant occasion, Kofi Kingston defeated WWE Champion Bobby Lashley in a non-title match. Will Kofi Kingston relive Kofi-Mania and get a title shot at WWE Hell in a Cell 2021? Or will Drew McIntyre deliver ‘damaged desires’ to actuality by changing Kofi Kingston in that title match?
Certainly, WWE is 4 weeks away from WWE Hell in a Cell 2021. There aren’t any matches scheduled for this PPV occasion, as of this writing. Nevertheless, primarily based on WWE’s latest bookings on Monday Nights, it’s anticipated that the next title matches shall be constructed up for the PPV: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE Title, Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Aptitude for the Uncooked Ladies’s Title, Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest for the U.S. Title, AJ Kinds & Omos (c) vs. RKBro for the Uncooked Tag Titles, and Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Lilly for the Ladies’s Tag Crew Titles.
With that being addressed, it’s now time to preview and predict the matches and segments that can happen on this week’s episode of WWE Uncooked.
WWE Uncooked is scheduled to happen on Could 24, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT reside on the USA Community. Listed below are some predictions for this week’s present.
Natalya & Tamina (c) vs. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax [Women’s Tag Team Championships]
On this week’s WWE Uncooked, Natalya and Tamina are scheduled to defend their Ladies’s Tag Crew Championships towards Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax. After shedding these tag crew championships to Natalya and Tamina two weeks in the past, Baszler and Jax had already misplaced their title rematch to Natalya and Tamina on final week’s episode of WWE Uncooked as a result of Alexa Bliss and Lilly’s fiery distraction, which gave a slight trace of a Kane return. Nevertheless, that trace may very well be a purple herring and only a signal that Bliss meshed each Bray Wyatt and Kane’s gimmicks into one.
Regardless of all of that, Baszler and Jax earned one other title match after defeating Natalya and Tamina in a six-women tag match on SmackDown final week. Recently, Baszler and Jax haven’t proven any indicators of dissension after shedding the belts and are at present the one heel tag crew in what’s an inappreciable ladies’s tag crew division. This provides away a transparent trace that they’re profitable again the tag titles to turn out to be the first-ever three-time Ladies’s Tag Crew Champs and preserve the babyface-heel dynamics on this division till the Bella Twins dethrone them at SummerSlam.
Baszler and Jax nonetheless have unfinished enterprise with Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke after mocking Mandy Rose for tripping throughout her entrance at WrestleMania. Additionally they have unfinished enterprise with Alexa Bliss and Lilly after being solid below their spell throughout key ladies’s tag title matches with Natalya and Tamina. In an effort to proceed these feuds, Baszler and Jax must win the tag titles. On reflection, because of this Natalya and Tamina gained the titles only for the second as a method to stretch Baszler and Jax’s ongoing feuds till SummerSlam in August.
Prediction: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
Riddle vs. Xavier Woods [Grudge Match]
On this week’s WWE Uncooked, Riddle is scheduled to battle Xavier Woods in a grudge match. Riddle shoved Xavier Woods final week after apparently being pissed off with Randy Orton’s loss to Kofi Kingston. It appears as if Riddle may very well be teasing a heel flip of kinds to meet a future heel run with Randy Orton as Uncooked Tag Crew Champions, particularly since they’re clearly the favorites to dethrone AJ Kinds and Omos sooner or later this summer time. If that heel flip involves fruition, he must lose to Woods right here to have a purpose to get angrier at The New Day.
This victory by Woods will most certainly be booked as a fluky small bundle or crucifix pinfall victory with a view to permit Riddle to listen to the voices in his head that can inform him to assault Woods after the match. The extra Riddle spends time with Orton, the extra he turns into like Orton. Riddle has been trusting The New Day’s friendship for weeks however has now lastly acknowledged his interior venom after Orton rubbed off on him. Now that AJ Kinds and Omos are being booked as babyfaces of their present feud with Elias and Ryker, it is smart for Riddle to be booked as a heel with Orton.
It may be argued that followers will cheer RKBro as soon as they return to arenas in July and August and it might be ill-advised to e-book them as heels. Nevertheless, most followers will most likely cheer Kinds and Omos as properly since they’re widespread, so the WWE appears to be at a crossroads as to who ought to play what function. On the finish of the day, it’s most likely most secure to maintain Riddle as babyface and Orton as heel with a view to preserve that Crew Hell No vibe and even the Broserweights vibe from NXT. Nevertheless, Riddle’s heel flip was already teased from his latest interactions with The New Day.
Prediction: Xavier Woods
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What’s Subsequent For Bobby Lashley and Kofi Kingston?
Our Chris Jeter already coated the potential of KofiMania 2 with documentation of Kofi Kingston’s personal ideas on the matter. The primary occasion push of Kofi Kingston on final week’s WWE Uncooked was abrupt. It’s a disgrace that it needed to be this abrupt as a result of Kingston ought to have by no means left the primary occasion scene after shedding the WWE Title. Regardless of Drew McIntyre’s distraction in that predominant occasion final week and the truth that Kingston has the credibility as a former WWE Champion, this reserving determination nonetheless made present WWE Champion Bobby Lashley look very weak.
Clearly, there aren’t any babyfaces exterior Drew McIntyre who’ve been booked to believably dethrone Bobby Lashley at this second in time. KofiMania 2 is clearly contrived and has zero probability of taking place, so it was a waste to have Lashley lose by way of pinfall so early in his title reign. McIntyre’s distraction was a foreshadowing that he’ll exchange Kofi Kingston in that title match and win again the WWE Title from Bobby Lashley at WWE Hell in a Cell 2021 to feud with Jinder Mahal at MITB and have a dream title match with the returning John Cena at SummerSlam.
It’s fairly risible that anybody may even fathom this abysmal present getting any worse, nevertheless it’s truly attainable as a result of ‘something can occur within the WWE.’ The primary occasion scene in each the boys’s and ladies’s divisions are egregious, the tag crew divisions are infinitesimal to the max, and don’t get anybody began on the non-existent mid-card division that both spend tons of time in catering with no inventive plans going ahead or in meaningless matches on Fundamental Occasion. Keep tuned for extra of those WWE Uncooked Predictions on Each day DDT. You don’t wish to miss them.
Prediction: Drew McIntyre Will Change Kofi Kingston