WWE has announced a new match for Raw’s WrestleMania 37 go-home show.
During SmackDown tonight, it was announced that Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin will take place on Monday’s Raw.. The match comes in advance of McIntyre challenging for Bobby Lashley’s WWE Championship at WrestleMania 37 night one on Saturday, April 10.
The main event angle of the most recent episode of Raw featured Corbin attacking McIntyre. Going into the episode, Lashley had put a bounty on McIntyre’s head. Lashley said that if anyone could take out McIntyre and prevent him from making it to WrestleMania 37, Lashley would give them a WWE Championship shot at WrestleMania instead.
McIntyre dared anyone to try and cash in on the bounty. He defeated Ricochet and Mustafa Ali in matches on the show, then called out Lashley. McIntyre looked to get the better of a brawl between them, but Corbin then attacked McIntyre. After Corbin gave McIntyre a Deep Six, Lashley put McIntyre in the Hurt Lock three times.
Corbin, who is a member of the SmackDown roster, cut a promo on SmackDown tonight vowing that he’s going to take out McIntyre and then go on to defeat Lashley at WrestleMania.
Lashley vs. Cedric Alexander in a non-title match is also set for Monday’s Raw. On this week’s show, Lashley kicked Alexander and Shelton Benjamin out of The Hurt Business. Lashley was mad at Alexander & Benjamin for losing a handicap match to McIntyre the previous week. Lashley defeated Benjamin on this week’s Raw.
Monday’s Raw will also feature WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler facing Raw Women’s Champion Asuka & Rhea Ripley in a non-title match. Asuka is defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Ripley at WrestleMania 37 night two on Sunday, April 11.