WWE RAW preview: Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley battle, Women's Division takes centre stage

WWE RAW preview as McIntyre and Lashley battle before Backlash

Monday Night RAW returns this week as WWE continue to build towards WrestleMania Backlash

A number of matches involving Superstars from the Red Brand have already been confirmed for Sunday's PPV, with a huge Triple Threat bout for the WWE Championship set to take place. 

In what will no doubt be his toughest defence yet, Bobby Lashley puts his belt on the line against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman. 

A second triple threat title match has also been set for WrestleMania Backlash, with Rhea Ripley defending the RAW Women's Championship against Asuka and Charlotte Flair. 

This week's go-home RAW will no doubt continue to build excitement ahead of these two matches, and perhaps even confirm a few more for Sunday's PPV. 

So let's get down to business, check out our RAW preview below. 

RAW returns this week to build towards WrestleMania Backlash

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley to collide with Drew McIntyre six days before WrestleMania Backlash Triple Threat

Drew McIntyre will get his chance to face off with Bobby Lashley one on one after all.

The Scottish Warrior will battle The All Mighty on RAW less than a week before Lashley defends the WWE Title against McIntyre and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania Backlash.

The hostility between the three behemoths is beyond the boiling point after a chaotic sequence of events this past week on RAW. McIntyre’s distraction cost Strowman a victory against Lashley, and McIntyre laid out both with Claymores immediately afterward. 

McIntyre and Lashley collide on RAW this week

The RAW Women’s division takes center stage in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match.

A pair of rivalries converge as Asuka joins forces with Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke against Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match.

The Empress and The Queen will be less than a week away from their RAW Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match that also includes titleholder Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania Backlash.

Also, Rose & Brooke have been on a crusade of pranks to embarrass the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions but will now have to share the ring with the imposing duo.

The RAW Women's Division takes centre stage on Monday

The New Day team up with R-K-Bro against AJ Styles, Omos, Jaxson Ryker & Elias

R-K-Bro and AJ Styles & Omos have both yet to be defeated since combining skills and Payback will be up for grabs when four of RAW's most impressive tandems share the ring this Monday night.

The New Day & R-K-Bro will band together to face the Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles & Omos, as well as Jaxson Ryker & Elias.

The New Day fell short in their bid to reclaim tag team gold last week against The Phenomenal One & his own personal colossus.

Meanwhile, the team of Randy Orton & Riddle secured their second straight win in as many tries with an emphatic defeat of Ryker & Elias.

Huge eight man tag team action on RAW this week

WWE continues to build towards WrestleMania Backlash on Monday Night RAW this week, airing live to UK-based fans on BT Sport.

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