There is less than a week now until WrestleMania 32 officially gets underway, and that means it is time to break out the big guns. WrestleMania week brings about the go-home shows of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, and it all leads up to the biggest wrestling event of the year. For Raw, WWE is bringing all of the big names, huge stars, and anything is bound to happen when all the opponents are under one roof.
With SmackDown being taped on Tuesday, there likely won’t be anything big that happens on the show. Fans are going to already know about what happens on the show once the spoilers come out Tuesday evening, so expect just a bit of a filler show.
As for Monday Night Raw? WWE is holding nothing back at all.
According to PW Mania, just about any and every big name that will be at WrestleMania 32 is going to be on Raw on Monday. They are sparing no expense and leaving nothing to the imagination for who gets the final word in each big match and that means having face-offs for just about all of them.
The full preview for Raw not only breaks down the feature points for the night, but WWE.com also gives a brief paragraph description that names a lot of the biggest talents on the roster. All of those involved in the biggest matches on the WrestleMania 32 card will be on hand.
“After his kendo stick assault on Brock Lesnar on SmackDown ended in an F-5, Dean Ambrose will have retribution on his restless mind when he enters the Barclays Center for Raw. Will The Beast Incarnate be waiting in Brooklyn, N.Y., six nights before their No Holds Barred Street Fight at WrestleMania? Plus, how will Shane McMahon and The Undertaker respond to Mr. McMahon’s announcement that, if The Deadman does not defeat WWE’s prodigal son inside Hell in a Cell, this will be his last appearance on The Grandest Stage of Them All? WWE.com previews the final Raw before WrestleMania 32.”
This gives a lot of opportunities on Monday night for some big interactions and possible signs of what may be to come on Sunday.
Anyone who has watched wrestling for any length of time knows that the superstar who typically gets the upper-hand on the Raw before a big Pay-Per-View is in for a bad time. Usually, that person standing tall before the PPV ends up losing on the event itself and having to deal with the loss.
It isn’t always that way, but it’s quite typical.
If you’d like a bit of an example, Roman Reigns is highly rumored and expected to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title from Triple H at WrestleMania 32. The past two weeks, he has beaten down Triple H and gotten the better of him.
Come the end of Raw on Monday, if Triple H is standing tall and Reigns is beaten down, that’s a bit of a sign of things to come.
While all of the big names in the great match-ups on the PPV card are scheduled to be there, a few other names are on the Live Events page as well. Looking at the page for Monday Night Raw, everyone listed has a match at the PPV except for two — AJ Styles and Bray Wyatt.
Styles is rumored to have Chris Jericho accept his WrestleMania challenge so that will leave Wyatt as the only one on that page without a match. He isn’t even really involved in a program at all so he likely won’t get one, but a program with Brock Lesnar is looming.
Monday Night Raw being the true go-home show for WrestleMania 32 is going to be one full of surprises and intense action to go along with all the big names. Seeing The Undertaker, Shane McMahon, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Triple H, Dean Ambrose, The New Day, and more… means that an overly exciting show is in store for the fans.
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