The preview for tomorrow’s Monday Night Raw is one that already promises a big show and aims to deliver a lot of build-up to WrestleMania 32. Now, news is trickling out bit-by-bit that is going to make Raw even bigger than originally thought. A number of huge names have now been added to the show and will be appearing along with a WWE Hall of Famer who could be involved in something big.
WWE revealed their Raw preview after Sunday night’s Roadblock concluded, and it was much of what was expected. Triple H retained the WWE World Heavyweight Title over Dean Ambrose and now will move on to focus on Roman Reigns and the main event in early April.
At Roadblock, The New Day retained the WWE Tag Team Titles over the League Of Nations (Sheamus and King Barrett), but that isn’t the end of things. On Sunday afternoon, WWE announced that two others were ready to challenge for the titles.
— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2016
It’s being promoted as a “rematch” even though The New Day is facing off with two different members of the League of Nations.
PW Insider is reporting that there is much more in store for tomorrow night’s Raw as well. Yes, some names were scheduled to be there, but it was never quite confirmed if they would actually show up or not. Now, they’re on the slate and will make Monday Night Raw huge.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman will definitely be on Monday Night Raw as they are booked, scheduled, and will appear in Pittsburgh for the show. It’s expected that the No-Holds-Barred Street Fight between Lesnar and Dean Ambrose will be furthered in its build-up.
Shane McMahon was scheduled to be on the show, as per the earlier Monday Night Raw preview, but now things have gotten bigger. Shane-O Mac’s opponent at WrestleMania 32 is going to be on the show as well and it could lead to a face-to-face confrontation with The Undertaker.
Now, WWE is not advertising him to be at Raw tomorrow night, but Mick Foley is currently scheduled to be on the show per PW Mania. WWE isn’t promoting his appearance as they are likely looking to make it a surprise and shock everyone.
It’s not known what Foley is going to be doing in his return to WWE, but it’s not expected to be a physical or wrestling role. Inquisitr previously reported that he would be coming back soon and involved in a storyline of some kind for WrestleMania 32.
One thing that will be interesting to see is if WWE focuses on the results of Roadblock or moves straight into the build-up for WrestleMania 32.
As of this writing, there are a mere four matches set and in place for the biggest wrestling event of the year, and it’s going to be a five-hour event. Many more matches (at least six or seven) will need to be added to fill all that time.
WWE needs to pick up the pace and do a hard sell on WrestleMania 32 and make a lot more happen for the PPV. The thing is, it’s going to be hard to ignore the events of last night and especially the WWE Title match which had its controversial moments.
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 13, 2016
It’s hard to forget Dean Ambrose pinning Triple H for the 1-2-3 and the WWE Title, but the ref saying Ambrose’s foot was under the ropes. Many replays show it really wasn’t that close.
Monday Night Raw was going to be big enough already, but adding confirmation of Shane McMahon, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, and Mick Foley is huge. WrestleMania 32 is going to be a big event, but WWE has got to put a lot more build-up into it and starting now.
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