It’s almost time to Rumble! We’ll kick off a new year of both WWE and “Monday Night Raw” tomorrow night and that could mean some interesting stories moving forward. Last week’s Christmas show was a big deal and it looks like things might be quite big again this time around again.

WWE has released its official “Monday Night Raw” preview for this week’s episode. The show will focus on the new Tag Team Champions but also the return of Brock Lesnar as we get closer to his “Royal Rumble 2018” title defense. There are other stories set up for the show as well with WWE looking at six major stories. Here are the featured stories with a video for each:

The Beast is back for 2018’s first Raw

Brock Lesnar's Royal Rumble challengers revealed: Raw, Dec. 18, 2017

Cedric Alexander challenges Enzo Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Alexander, Ali & Tozawa vs. Amore, Gulak & Daivari - Six-Man Tag Street Fight: Raw, Dec. 25, 2017

Can Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan coexist as tag team partners?

Kurt Angle engages in emotional post-match celebration with Jason Jordan: Raw Fallout, Dec. 25, 2017

Who will face Hideo Itami next?

Hideo Itami vs. The Brian Kendrick: Raw, Dec. 25, 2017

Will new Superstars declare for the Royal Rumble match?

Stephanie McMahon announces the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match: Raw, Dec. 18, 2017

Roman Reigns defends the Intercontinental Championship against Samoa Joe, with a catch

Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe - Intercontinental Championship Match: Raw, Dec. 25, 2017

Opinion: I love the build towards the Royal Rumble as you never know who might be announcing their entrance. It’s a special time of year and one of the most exciting times we have. The Intercontinental Title might be in danger as well and that makes things all the more interesting. Hopefully it’s a good show and a strong kickoff to the new year.

What are you looking forward to most on this show? Who will leave with the Intercontinental Title? Let us know in the comments below.


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