This week’s WWE Monday Night Raw went on a lot of changes before the show go on air. According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select, the challenger for WWE Universal Championship, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, was supposed to be on commentary for a match on the show but that plan for scrapped in the last minute.

Fightful Select learned of several changes to this week’s episode of WWE Raw.

Story up now for subscribers.

— Sean Ross Sapp of (@SeanRossSapp) January 25, 2022

However, this report didn’t mention which match that Seth Rollins was supposed to be on commentary but would make the most sense that Rollins to be ringside for Kevin Owens’ match against US Champion Damian Priest, which Owens ultimately won when the referee disqualified Priest.

“I think I’ll take one more trip to #SmackDown this Friday before #RoyalRumble…”@WWERollins looks forward to seeing his brother @WWERomanReigns.

— WWE (@WWE) January 25, 2022

Another last-minute change is came for Bianca Belair’s opponent for the show. Before WWE Raw began, company had plans of Belair to face Carmella in one-on-one match. But instead of Carmella, her tag team partner Queen Zelina to that place.
Because to this change, Carmella competed in the six-woman tag match later on the show, in which she took the loss by tapping out to Rhea Ripley.
Sean Ross Sapp also stated that the reason for the changing the Bianca’s opponent from Carmella to Queen Zelina is unknown. It’s unlikely we’ll find out why the two women changed matches.
WWE has also been big on featuring their “Rumble By The Numbers” package leading into the Royal Rumble event. The one that was scheduled to air on this week’s Raw but didn’t air and was put on WWE’s social media accounts instead.

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