WWE has the first Monday Night Raw of March TONIGHT from the Alstate Arena in Rosemont IL, in the heart of the Chicago area.
The top story for Raw is that Shane McMahon is confirmed to appear on the show. Shane made a long awaited return to WWE two weeks ago, setting up the gigantic main event of Shane vs. the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 32.
Vince McMahon appeared on Raw last week to up the ante – not only putting control of Monday Night Raw on the line in the match, but also Shane’s entire inheritance and his very status as Vince’s son. The Undertaker not only agreed to the match, but promised carnage on behalf of Vince.
How will Shane respond to this news? He is expected to cut a major promo on the show that will create even more tension for the Hell in a Cell main event of Wrestlemania 32.
WWE.com on Shane: Live in Chicago, Shane McMahon returns to Raw as his high-stakes WrestleMania Hell in a Cell clash with The Undertaker fast approaches. How will WWE’s prodigal son respond to Mr. McMahon’s announcement that he will disown Shane should he lose to The Phenom at The Show of Shows? Also on Raw, Chris Jericho & AJ Styles battle The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championship!
WWE has also announced a pretty big Tag Team Titles match pitting the New Day against the new team of Y2AJ – Chris Jericho & AJ Styles. This could be potentitally huge for not only Raw but Wrestlemania and beyond! Will Y2AJ win the titles and move on to be a credible long term team? Or will the New Day retain the titles, possibly leading to a split between the two internet faves? Either way, the match itself should be really good and set up one if not two matches for Wrestlemania.
After two matches without a clean winner, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch will both face off against Charlotte for the Divas title at Wrestlemania 32. The antic between all three women will continue on Raw.
The Wyatt Family has been somewhat quiet in recent weeks as their rumored Wrestlemania 32 matches have not materialized. Now they appear headed for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 32. However, Bray Wyatt is headed for a one on one match with the BEAST Brock Lesnar at WWE Roadblock, and will do something on the show to promote that match.
With Roman Reigns on the sidelines due to a broken nose, Dean Ambrose has taken the mantle up of taking it to Triple H. They have a huge World Title match scheduled for the WWE Roadblock 2016 show, and the final hype for that match is tonight on Raw. HHH has beaten down Ambrose repeatedly, and Dean keeps getting up – will this continue on Raw? And can Ambrose build momentum and actually win the title, changing the whole landscape of Wrestlemania 32?
Speaking of Roadblock 2016, here is the card as of today:
WWE World Heavyweight Title
Triple H (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt
NXT Tag Team Titles
The Revival (c) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
WWE.com is also promoting a variety of possible opponents for Intercontinetal Champion Kevin Owens for Wrestlemania. It appears that a multiple man match for the IC belt is in the works for Wrestlemania 32. The opponents look to be Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, the Big Show, Stardust and possibly others, although the list is still in the works.
All of this plus the Social Outcasts, the Total Divas crew, Kalisto and the US Title, The League of Nations and apparently no appearance from the Big Dog Roman Reigns.
Here is the WWE.com Five Points Preview:
There goes the money? – Now that his father, Mr. McMahon has publicly proclaimed that Shane’s inheritance is also on the line at WrestleMania, what’s going through the mind of WWE’s prodigal son?
New champs rock – Sorry, New Day, but based on Chris Jericho & AJ Styles’ hot streak as of late, we could very well see the WWE Tag Team Championship change hands Monday night.
Will #KOMania take shape? – Perhaps WrestleMania’s Intercontinental Title picture will begin to materialize on Raw.
Three’s a crowd – . What twists await these three Divas on The Road to WrestleMania — and what new obstacles will Charlotte place in the path of her challengers?
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What do you think will happen in the WWE Roadblock 2016 main event?
John Cena returns to make it a triple threat and becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion (26%, 169 Votes)
Triple H wins with Brock Lesnar interference (21%, 136 Votes)
Triple H wins with Roman Reigns interference that backfires (16%, 106 Votes)
Triple H will pin Dean Ambrose clean with no interference (15%, 96 Votes)
Dean Ambrose wins with Roman Reigns helping his bro win (14%, 91 Votes)
Dean Ambrose will pin Triple H clean with no interference (9%, 62 Votes)
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