Four Huge Championship Matches Announced For Next Week’s Raw And SmackDown Live

The era of Heyman and Bischoff begins

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Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff take the reins on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live next week as the new era in WWE begins and it appears that the company is looking to kick off July in style.

New emails were reportedly sent out to many members of the WWE Universe earlier today which advertised both Heyman and Bischoff for their respective wrestling shows, as well as promoting two huge Championship matches for either brand.

Monday Night on Raw, Seth Rollins will defend his Universal Championship against Baron Corbin in a rematch from both Super ShowDown and Stomping Grounds, followed by Becky Lynch defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Lacey Evans in another rematch from last Sunday night.

It is thought that if the titles change hands on Raw then the company could add the stipulation that Extreme Rules will see Rollins and Lynch handed their rematches since a “Winners Take All” match has already been announced.

Over on SmackDown Live, Kofi Kingston will be defending his WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler in a rematch from Stomping Grounds, while Bayley will welcome Charlotte back to the blue brand by gifting her a SmackDown Women’s Championship match.

Bayley is already scheduled to defend her Championship against Alexa Bliss at Extreme Rules, while Kingston is prepared to battle Samoa Joe, so it is unknown how title changes will affect matches that have already been announced.

Another huge match that will take place on Raw has recently been announced on WWE’s Twitter page and sees Braun Strowman battle Bobby Lashley in a Falls Count Anywhere match as the two heavyweights look to tear each other apart.

According to sources, the advertisements were not supposed to be sent out and SmackDown and Raw hasn’t been finalized behind the scenes. All this is still a rumor at this stage.

The era of Heyman and Bischoff has truly begun and if this announcement is anything to go by, it could be the most confusing era in WWE history.