WWE Raw notes: WWE Title match on 3/1, Rhea Ripley ‘coming soon’, Orton

Bobby Lashley getting his shot at the WWE Title next week, Rhea Ripley coming soon, Randy Orton coughs up black blood & more from WWE Raw.

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At the conclusion of the 2/22 episode of Raw, Bobby Lashley defeated Braun Strowman to secure his one-on-one match for the WWE Championship on next week’s Raw. It’s official that Lashley is challenging the new WWE Champion The Miz on the 3/1 edition of Raw. Earlier in the show, Miz was confronted by MVP and Lashley and MVP shared the details of he and Miz’s conversation at Elimination Chamber. Miz agreed that if Lashley helped him take out Drew McIntyre to set up a cash-in, Lashley would be first in line.

Shane McMahon appeared on Raw alongside Adam Pearce to set up a match with the stipulation that if Braun Strowman could beat Lashley, the singles match for the WWE Title will become a three-way but Lashley prevented that from happening.

A video package aired for former NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley who is joining the Raw brand. Rhea last competed at the 2021 women’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view where she was eliminated by the eventual winner Bianca Belair.

While Randy Orton was discussing how he has an issue with Alexa Bliss, he began coughing which led to black blood coming out of his month. Shots of Alexa Bliss sitting in the middle of a pentagram were shown prior to Orton coughing up blood.

RECKONING (Mia Yim) appeared alongside her fellow members of RETRIBUTION on the show. Yim was not with the group over the past several weeks. MACE and T-BAR were defeated in a tag match by Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.

Nia Jax scored another win over a WWE women’s champion. Jax and Baszler took on Charlotte Flair and Raw Women’s Champion Asuka and Jax pinned Asuka. Last night at Elimination Chamber, Jax pinned SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks.

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