The January 23rd edition of WWE Monday Night Raw will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show’s launch. Much has already been announced for this special event including appearances from multiple legends and Hall of Famers.
However, based on what happened on the January 20th edition of SmackDown, one of the most heavily-promoted segments on this upcoming RAW appears to have been changed.
Raw Will No Longer Feature ‘Bloodline Acknowledgment Ceremony’
According to a report from PWInsider, WWE will no longer be hosting the Bloodline Acknowledgment Ceremony on Raw XXX.
Instead, there will be a segment that will feature Sami Zayn going to “Tribal Court” as part of “the Trial of Sami Zayn”.
This change stems from what occurred on SmackDown this past Friday night. The show-long story involved Sami Zayn trying to show his unyielding commitment to the Bloodline, even after having a disagreement with Roman Reigns.
After Reigns and Zayn looked to have cleared the air, the show proceeded to its closing segment which was the contract signing for Reigns’ title defense against Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble.
But what was supposed to be a straightforward contract signing turned into a chaotic mess as Owens attacked the Usos, Solo Sikoa, and then finally Roman Reigns himself, leaving all of them lying and humiliated.
It wasn’t until after Owens had completed his rampage that Sami Zayn finally appeared in the ring area. He was left holding the contract as the Bloodline tried to recover.
Given this conclusion, Zayn will have to answer for his actions – or in this case, lack thereof – in front of the entire Bloodline.
Regarding the entire Bloodline (i.e. multiple generations of the Anoa’i wrestling family) still appearing, there has not been any update on them appearing for the Raw XXX celebrations.