Randy Orton to kick off WWE Raw, Women's title rematch set

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An appearance by Randy Orton and a Women’s title rematch have been added to tonight’s post-Backlash episode of Raw.

After defeating Edge in the “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” at Backlash, Randy Orton will open tonight’s Raw. WWE has also announced that Asuka will defend her Raw Women’s Championship against Nia Jax tonight in a rematch from Backlash.

Asuka and Jax’s title match last night ended in a double countout. Asuka put Jax in an armbar outside of the ring, but Jax picked Asuka up and threw her into the barricade. Jax then tried to get Asuka back into the ring, but Asuka kicked her in the head. The referee counted to 10 before Asuka could get into the ring.

Asuka hit a hip attack on Jax after the match.

Orton vs. Edge headlined Backlash and ended when Orton pinned Edge after hitting a punt. While announcing that Orton will kick off tonight’s Raw, WWE.com wrote that “rumors have been swirling” that Edge and Orton were both injured at Backlash:

The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever is in the books, and Randy Orton emerged victorious in a physically and emotionally draining battle against his former friend Edge. Now, The Viper will open Monday Night Raw just one night after proving his in-ring supremacy against The Rated-R Superstar.

After last night’s grueling battle, rumors have been swirling that BOTH Superstars sustained injuries in the match.

What condition will both Superstars be in after such a brutal marathon of a match? Will Orton look to close the book on his rivalry with Edge after such a demanding battle? Is there another Superstar that will find himself in The Viper’s path?

Randy Orton will reveal all of his thoughts to kick off Raw tonight at 8/7 C on the USA Network

Dave Meltzer confirmed yesterday that Edge suffered a torn triceps while filming his match against Orton for Backlash.

Last week, Seth Rollins invited Rey and Dominik Mysterio to tonight’s Raw and said he hopes they come in peace so he can show them that the sacrifice of Rollins attacking Rey’s eye was for the greater good. WWE announced today that Dominik will appear on tonight’s show.

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