Monday Night RAW this week is all set to take place on September 11, 2023. It will be aired live from Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. WWE fans are always excited to see what will happen on WWE RAW each week. However, the excitement for RAW this week will be a little more intense because there is something special about it.
Previously, after WrestleMania 39, WWE announced that the parent company of the UFC, Endeavor, had acquired WWE. It was also reported that the Stamford-based promotion would merge with the UFC to form a new company.
WWE has been SOLD and will merge with UFC.
Endeavor, the parent company of UFC, announced today that they have signed an agreement to purchase WWE for $9.3 billion and will merge WWE with UFC to form a new company.
Read more down below.👇 pic.twitter.com/Z5DgCsOh1O
— Cultaholic Wrestling (@Cultaholic) April 3, 2023
However, the merger has yet to take place and it has been reported that the merger will take place on September 12, 2023. The UFC and WWE will officially merge into a publicly traded company, TKO Group Holdings.
Following the merger, Vince McMahon will no longer have complete control over the Stamford-based promotion. Thus, this week’s episode of WWE RAW will be the final episode of the red brand under the McMahon era.
Tonights #WWERAW will mark the final ever show of the McMahon Era.
With the Endeavor deal expected to complete tomorrow, Vince McMahon will no longer have full control over WWE.
An end of an era after a many, many decade long family run fully in-charge at the top. pic.twitter.com/ji8AXdvn5R
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) September 11, 2023
Hence, RAW this week will mark the end of an era. Thus, the episode might be a very special one. It remains to be seen if the McMahon family will make an appearance during the show.
What will happen on WWE RAW tonight?
Since RAW this week will be a little different from other episodes, several top-notch segments have been scheduled for the show. Many fan-favorite WWE Superstars will make an appearance during the episode.
Rhea Ripley, Cody Rhodes, and Gunther will be present on WWE RAW this week. Previously, Ripley successfully defended the Women’s World Championship against Raquel at Payback 2023. However, the victory came after Dominik Mysterio interfered in the match.
With that, Ripley will once again defend the title against Rodriguez on RAW this week, with the stipulation that Dominik will be banned from ringside during the match. Apart from that, WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes who was previously seen at Payback 2023 will make an appearance.
— WWE (@WWE) September 10, 2023
Several speculations are going on that during his appearance, The American Nightmare might announce that he will be traded to SmackDown to replace Jey Uso’s shift to RAW. In addition to that, Gunther will celebrate his record-breaking run in WWE.
It remains to be seen what else happens on RAW this week. Which other WWE Superstars will make an appearance remains to be seen. Meanwhile, it’s just a few hours before the final episode of RAW of the McMahon era kicks off. Fans will wait with high anticipation and curiosity until then.