WWE Monday Night Raw: Will we hear from Ronda Rousey?

Ronda Rousey explains her lifelong dream of becoming a WWE superstar and her admiration for a certain WWE Hall of Famer

As the post-Royal Rumble dust settles, Raw returns with more questions than answers on Sky Sports Arena at 1am tonight.

Former UFC champion Rousey caused a shock after emerging at the end of the first women’s Royal Rumble, entering the ring and pointing towards the WrestleMania sign.

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But she made her exit without uttering a word.

Rousey did not feature in the Rumble herself but her appearance as part of the post-match angle – in jacket reportedly given to her by Roddy Piper’s son, no less – seemingly confirms the long-held rumours she has signed with the WWE.

Will Rousey return to the city of brotherly love on Raw tonight? And if so, what will she have to say for herself?

Braun on the warpath – again

Braun Strowman’s lengthy pursuit of the WWE Universal Championship was thwarted once again at the Royal Rumble, but this latest setback will have left a very bitter taste in the mouth of the Monster Among Men.

Locked in a triple-threat match with Brock Lesnar and Kane, Strowman was not involved in the deciding moment of the bout, left helpless outside the ring as Lesnar pinned Kane to retain the title.

His scathing look towards Lesnar suggests Braun is far from finished with the champ and that hostilities could again be resumed tonight.

Asuka to book Raw title shot?

After winning the first women’s Royal Rumble match, Asuka must now choose who she faces at WrestleMania – SmackDown women’s champion Charlotte Flair or Raw women’s champion Alexa Bliss.

The Empress of Tomorrow could make that decision tonight, with the waters having been muddied slightly by the presence of Rousey.

Asuka proved her dominance once again on Sunday night and will feel confident she can dethrone either woman, with the undefeated record to back up such bravado.

What lies ahead for former tag champs?

Sheamus and Cesaro regained the Raw tag-team titles at the Royal Rumble, albeit with an early cheap shot that swung the bout heavily in their favour.

The bell had barely rung when Jason Jordan was sent head-first into the ring post but such was the damage sustained, the young superstar was barely able to stand.

Although he briefly tagged himself into the bout, his partner Seth Rollins was effectively left in a handicap match.

Will Jordan be in fit shape to appear on Raw tonight and if so, will he and Rollins invoke their rematch clause?

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