WWE News: ‘Monday Night RAW’ Preview — ‘WWE Fastlane’ Results & The Road To ‘WrestleMania 32’

Unless a major announcement is made on Monday Night RAW tonight, the WWE Universe knows that the main event for WrestleMania 32 is going to be Triple H vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose appear to be starting a program together, and Charlotte could very well end up defending the WWE Divas Championship against both Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat Match.

Rumors have been floating around the internet about John Cena, Undertaker, and even C.M. Punk and how they might be used at WrestleMania. If any of those guys are going to be in Dallas, it would make sense that they would appear at WWE RAW tonight.

Following a brief recap of the results from Fastlane last night, a further look into WWE.com’s official Monday Night RAW preview will shed light on six stories of interest to the WWE Universe that will likely be showcased live on the USA Network tonight.

WWE Fastlane 2016 Results

  • Kalisto defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the WWE United States Championship in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match
  • Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch defeated Naomi & Tamina
  • Kevin Owens defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  • Ryback, Big Show & Kane defeated The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan, Luke Harper & Braun Strowman)
  • Charlotte defeated Brie Bella to retain the WWE Divas Championship
  • A.J. Styles defeated Chris Jericho
  • Curtis Axel defeated R-Truth
  • Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose to become the No. 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

These WWE Fastlane results have been verified by WWE.

WWE Monday Night Raw Preview

In all likelihood, little attention will be paid to the fallout of WWE Fastlane. Instead, the emphasis will be on what lies ahead for the WWE Superstars when they reach Dallas.

Gunning for The Game

Now that the Mania main event has been set, Triple H and Roman Reigns will likely be the central focus of every WWE RAW between now and April 3. Based on the response Reigns received in Cleveland last night, that main event may not draw as much interest as WWE had thought.

The WWE has six weeks to change the minds of many who are yet uninterested. They get their first crack at it tonight.

WWE’s Greatest Honor

The suddenness of this supposedly important award makes it seem as though it’s going to be some sort of work. The likeliest recipients of the award are Stephanie and Vince — unless the WWE is using the award as an excuse to bring someone else back into the WWE Universe.

Being presented tonight, you have to believe the award will somehow tie into a match at WrestleMania.

What’s Next For The Beast And The Lunatic

The narrative that WWE has been trying to build over the last few weeks is that Dean Ambrose can take whatever beating Brock Lesnar can dish out, and that Dean is willing to do whatever it takes (including a cheap low-blow) to take down the mayor of Suplex City.

An interesting choice and a great opportunity for The Lunatic Fringe, many members of the WWE Universe — especially the Internet Wrestling Community — will wish it was Ambrose and Lesnar competing for the strap in the main event.

The Styles Saga Continues

The WWE RAW preview at WWE.com would make it seem as though the program between A.J. Styles and Chris Jericho isn’t quite finished. While their match was excellent at Fastlane, the WWE Universe is anxious for The Phenomenal One to start a new feud.

Styles could put on an excellent match with either Kevin Owens or Kalisto, instantly making either title defense more interesting. It will probably be clear tonight which direction WWE is going with Styles.

Is The Golden Truth A Lie?

The WWE Universe barely cares about R-Truth or Goldust. Yet somehow, these two regulars from Superstars and Main Event are being featured on RAW, SmackDown, and even Fastlane last night.

Whether the story ends with a new tag team or a lower-card feud, will Goldust and R-Truth have a more important role at Mania than joining the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal?


Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch got the expected victory last night over Naomi and Tamina. With Charlotte’s clean win over Brie Bella, the obvious question is who will be challenging Ric Flair’s pride and joy on April 3?

It seems obvious that Sasha Banks will be a part of the match. The questions remains as to whether it will be a singles match or whether the Lass Kicker will join to make it a Triple Threat.

Where To Watch

Replays of WWE Fastlane can be viewed on-demand with a WWE Network subscription. WWE WrestleMania 32 airs live on the WWE Network on Sunday, April 3 at 7/6c.

WWE Monday Night RAW airs live on the USA Network at 8/7c. Replays of WWE RAW aren’t made available on the WWE Network until several weeks after the original air date. However, a 90-minute version of Monday Night RAW is available to stream on-demand the following day with a Hulu Plus subscription.

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