– As noted, cable TV guides had announced a match and a segment for Monday’s taped WWE RAW on Memorial Day – WWE Champion Drew McIntyre on The VIP Lounge with MVP, plus a Triple Threat to determine the #1 contender to RAW Women’s Champion Asuka with Nia Jax, Natalya and WWE NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.
WWE confirmed the match and segment with a promo during tonight’s SmackDown, which you can see above. It was also confirmed that the Triple Threat winner will challenge Asuka for her title at WWE Backlash. As noted, the only other match announced for Monday’s taped RAW is Apollo Crews vs. WWE United States Champion Andrade for the title.
– This week’s WWE Main Event episode on Hulu featured Jinder Mahal defeating Akira Tozawa and Ricochet (with Cedric Alexander) defeating Shane Thorne (with Brendan Vink). MVP and Tom Phillips did commentary for the episode.
WWE has continued to tape Main Event episodes during the coronavirus pandemic at the closed-set Performance Center. Last week’s episode featured Jinder defeating Denzel Dejournette and Bianca Belair defeating Ruby Riott.
– Sheamus took to Twitter after tonight’s WWE SmackDown and apparently blamed Michael Cole for his main event loss to Jeff Hardy in the Intercontinental Title tournament.
“This ain’t over Cole,” Sheamus wrote.
Sheamus has bullied Cole for a few weeks now during segments where Cole promoted Hardy’s return. Tonight’s blue brand main event saw Hardy fight back to defeat Sheamus and advance to next Friday’s show, where he will face Daniel Bryan in the semifinals.
There’s no word yet on what they have planned for Sheamus and Cole, or if the Sheamus vs. Hardy feud will continue. Below is Sheamus’ full tweet with a response from Corey Graves:
? Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) May 23, 2020