WWE Raw Predictions: Uncle Howdy Will Recruit Braun Strowman

WWE Raw Predictions! WWE Raw is scheduled to take place on June 24, 2024, live on USA, and Uncle Howdy will RECRUIT Braun Strowman en route to WWE MITB 2024.
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WWE Raw is continuing its road to WWE MITB 2024, and WWE has already confirmed that there will be an MITB Ladder Match for both the men's and women's divisions and that there will be a world title match featuring: Damian Priest (c) vs. Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Title. This week, there will be MITB Qualifying Matches and three matches have been officially scheduled: Braun Strowman vs. Chad Gable-or-Ilja Dragunov vs. Bronson Reed in an MITB Qualifer, Lyra Valkyria vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane in a MITB Qualifier, and Karrion Kross vs. Kofi Kingston in a Personal Grudge Match.

In other news regarding WWE Raw, Jey Uso and the 2023 MITB Winner, Iyo Sky, have already qualified for the MITB Ladder Match. Liv Morgan screwed Zelina Vega in her MITB Qualifying Match last week and WWE seems to be setting up a future world title match between the two. Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn have not yet shown up on Raw since winning the Tag Team Titles, but Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark may need some help from Sonya Deville to win tag gold from Fyre and Dawn. Most notably, Uncle Howdy made his official debut with "Wyatt Sicks" in the main event of Raw last week.

With that being said, the following will focus on the two scheduled MITB Qualifying matches and the idea of Uncle Howdy recruiting Braun Strowman on the road to WWE MITB 2024.

Braun Strowman vs. Chad Gable -or- Ilja Dragunov vs. Bronson Reed [MITB Qualifying Match]

WWE originally replaced Chad Gable with Ilja Dragunov after Chad Gable got massacred by Uncle Howdy. However, they recently backtracked and revealed that Chad is medically cleared. Since it doesn't make much sense for Chad Gable to return one week after that decimation, maybe the reincarnated zombie version of Chad Gable is cleared. Either way, there is a lot of mystery behind that entire storyline. Since Braun Strowman was part of the Wyatt Family, he will likely get recruited to complete the Wyatt Sicks (6) Faction. By process of elimination, Bronson Reed wins.

Prediction: Bronson Reed

Lyra Valkyria vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane [MITB Qualifying Match]

Lyra Valkyria is the clear favorite to win this match. Shayna Baszler is already busy targeting the tag titles with Zoey Stark. Likewise, Kairi Sane is targeting tag titles with Dakota Kai and is buying time until her real tag partner, Asuka, returns from injury. Lyra is also currently feuding with Damage Control. Since Iyo is already in the MITB Ladder Match, it makes sense for Lyra to be there too as her adversary and hopefully lead to a trilogy now that they are 1-1 in singles competition this summer. Also, as a recent NXT call-up, Lyra needs this showcase at MITB to show she belongs on Raw.

Prediction: Lyra Valkyria

Karrion Kross vs. Kofi Kingston [Personal Rivalry]

Karrion Kross has been telling Xavier Woods to break away from The New Day for weeks so that Woods can pursue his singles run and become World Champion, just like Kofi Kingston and Big E did. Since Woods created The New Day, he has remained stubborn and persistent in keeping New Day intact even though it has lost its luster ever since Big E got injured. That infamous faction deserves so much praise for all the great work it has produced over the past 10 years. However, Kross is right because Xavier is currently lost in the woods, and trouble in paradise awaits Kofi this summer.

Prediction: Karrion Kross

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